1. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton: You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)
Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.
Why? OMG one mention of Jane Eyre and I am so there. Jane Eyre is one of my all time favourite books. Plus, I absolutely loved My Lady Jane and it’s humorous and magical twist on historical events. I can’t wait to see what these ladies have in store of Miss Eyre.
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2. Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi: Lulu Saad doesn’t need your advice, thank you very much. She’s got her three best friends and nothing can stop her from conquering the known world. Sure, for half a minute she thought she’d nearly drowned a cute guy at a party, but he was totally faking it. And fine, yes, she caused a scene during Ramadan. It’s all under control. Ish.
Except maybe this time she’s done a little more damage than she realizes. And if Lulu can’t find her way out of this mess soon, she’ll have to do more than repair friendships, family alliances, and wet clothing. She’ll have to go looking for herself.
Why? The reviews look really good. It’s been described as intense, heartbreaking and very emotional. It hasn’t been getting much hype, but when I stumbled across its title/cover on Goodreads I automatically became intrigued.
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3. Save the Date by Morgan Matson: Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
Why? I love a good romance novel and Morgan Matson has become one of my favourite authors in the genre. Her books are always a perfect balance between family drama, laugh out loud moments, swoon worthy romanic moments and friendships. I have loved everything that she’s released so far and can’t wait to get my hands on this book. It sounds like a perfect read to start my summer vacation.
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Which books are you looking forward to reading this month? Have you read any of these already? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them.