Half of 2018 has flashed past and it has been one helluva year until now as far as the books are concerned. The present month too promises to continue this trend of being a period in which will see some great releases among various genres. From Fiction to Non-Fiction we got you covered. Here is a list of the 10 Awesome Books of July 2018 that you must not miss.
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela
This is the first authorized collection of some of the letters Nelson Mandela wrote during his years in prison. With a foreword by one of Mandela’s granddaughters, this book is sure to give an insight into the mind, heart, and soul of Mandela as he spent his days in prison, away from his family and with little hope of freedom. Full of fervor, intelligence, and poignancy, his letters are sure to make an inspirational reading.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
A psychological thriller, this is the story of Kit Owens who befriends Diane Fleming, a girl with a past. Together, the girls inspire each other and set high goals for themselves, until Diane tells Kit a secret that drifts them apart. Now, more than 10 years later Diane makes a comeback in Kit’s life as a rival for the post that she covets. And with her come the secrets, fear, and tension that threatens to tear Kit’s life apart.
The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker
Hannah is on the brink of having all her dreams of a normal city life fulfilled when she gives up everything, taking a leap of faith, to join the winery at a place she visited for her holiday, enjoying her new life more than she had ever thought. But when the winery begins to fail, she is adamant to rescue it, in the process rescuing herself from the life she had once wanted and learned more about herself.
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
An intense, emotional domestic fiction, Hoover’s new book takes the reader into the world of Quinn and Graham whose perfect love has turned into a disheveled marriage. Their marriage is being weighed down by the mistakes and secrets of their past and can they save it before it is too late? This book has been described as a “heartbreaking page-turner” and is sure to keep you hooked.
Evolution of Goddess by Emma Mildon
With a subtitle like “A Modern Girl’s Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpower” and a score of 4.6 on Goodreads before its release, there can be little doubt about the powerful theme of this book. It introduces us to the cult of the goddess, the hidden, obscure and long-forgotten stories of the various goddess and their realms, right from the myths to the present day, helping its readers know and connect with the superpowers that lie within them.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
After her book Eileen, Moshfegh brings her second novel this July. This novel is about a woman who seems to have it all on the surface but decides to hibernate for a year as an experiment, believing that this will rid her of all her problems. The novel gives a detailed portrait of this woman’s year of hibernation and almost crazy alienation from the world in the hope of reconnecting to it and regaining what she feels she has lost. Read our review of this awesome book here
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
A treat for the historical fiction lovers, The Summer Wives tells the story of Miranda Schuyler, who enters the elite world of Winthrop island when her mother marries the wealthy Hugh Fischer. She is attracted to Joseph, the lighthouse keeper’s son. But this summer there befalls a catastrophe that destroys the tranquillity of the island, touching upon many lives and banishing Miranda from the island. She returns after two decades but nothing is the same, and she must struggle to find out what truly happened to ensure justice to the man she once loved.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik is a reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. When her family falls into poverty, Miryem decides o take matters into her own hands. She draws the attention of the king of Staryk and is given an impossible challenge, fulfilling which brings together the fates of a peasant girl and the daughter of a Lord. But all is not as it seems, there are secrets and threats and the three girls have to set on a quest to save the humans and the staryks alike.
What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
A debut novel, this book is the story of the Zhen family, just returned to China after fulfilling the American dream. Living in a city which has changed drastically, the family is spiraled into a web of tensions and anxieties after a seemingly minor incident. These grow manifold as Quiang, the one member of the family who had stayed back enters their life after decades of being on the run with a local gang and they must finally face their demons.
A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay
A psychological thriller, the novel introduces us to Paul Davis, a normal guy, whose normality is shattered when he surprises a murderer disposing of bodies and is nearly murdered. Ever since he is suffering from PTSD and when his wife brings home a typewriter to cheer him up, his problem worsens as only he hears the clattering of the keys every night. Sure that the typewriter is connected to the murders somehow, Paul decides to take matters in his own hands and investigate the matter, leading the readers down a path full of twists and turns.
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Author: Sneha Pathak
Sneha Pathak is a lover of books, particularly fiction. Her favorite genre is mystery/thriller/suspense. A book lover, she likes writing about what she reads and besides reading, Surfing the internet for more books and watching movies is what she is certainly good at!