Unfortunately, at the ripe old age of 26–27 tomorrow!–I have completely lost my memory. I’m exaggerating. But I’m also not. That’s why, when YA Highway asks: What was the best book you read in July? I have a lot of trouble recalling the books that I actually read in July.
So, I’m picking a book that I think I read in July. If you’re part of the auditing team that checks on accuracy of reading dates for YA HighwayRTW blog posts, please be kind.
My choice is Audrey, Wait!
You’re probably not surprised, considering I wrote about James as one of my favorite YA crushes, and you read my blog religiously, right? Everyone does. It’s a thing.
Anyway, I know I’m late to the bandwagon on this one, so most people probably already know what this book is about. Audrey’s ex-boyfriend pens a song about their break-up, and the song skyrockets the band into the public eye, leaving Audrey to deal with the ensuing popularity and muse status that results. This book was an entertaining read from start to finish, and I loved the slow development of Audrey’s feelings for James. I thought the whole idea was clever and original, and I adored Audrey’s voice–even if she did come off as self-centered at times.
And I’m going to cheat a little and mention another book that I read this month (I think) and really loved: Among the Thugs by Bill Buford. Not YA, not even fiction, but it was a great read. Disgusting at times, but great. Buford documents football (read: soccer) thuggery in the UK, getting up close and [sometimes too] personal with some of the hooligans. If you’re at all interested in football, hooliganism, or crowd dynamics, I think you’d enjoy it.