Hi y’all! It’s the last day of July, and summer shows no signs of leaving anytime soon here in Oklahoma. But that is “normal,” so I won’t complain. At least, I won’t complain as long as the air conditioning keeps working!
Today I am sharing July’s #SpellTheMonthInBooks post. It’s a completely digital version this month, as I apparently do not have any hard copies of books that start with the letter Y. I was hoping I could recommend summer-themed books in this stack, but I (also apparently) have not even read very many books that start with the letters in July, so I did not have much to work with.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; Historical Fiction
To be honest, Jane Eyre is far from being a beach read, but it is a classic. I have started reading it a couple different times, but never make it more than a few chapters in. I’m hoping to try again this fall.
The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Shumacher; Young Adult Contemporary
This fun story of friendship and family is a perfect summer read for any YA fan!
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai; Middle Grade Contemporary
This book is set mostly in Vietnam, and the writing is very accessible to younger readers (middle school and up). The characters learn about heritage, history, and making good decisions while exploring the protagonist’s ancestral home (even if she doesn’t want to).
The Year of Oceans by Sean Anderson; Literary Fiction
What summery conversation is complete without mentioning the ocean? The Year of Oceans is literary fiction, and much more subdued than the previous two books on this list. It fell a bit flat for me, but I am sure someone else might enjoy it more than I did!
Do you have a favorite summer reading book, or one that starts with J, U, L, or Y? Let me know in the comments!
Until the next chapter,