5 amazing books we cannot wait to curl up with this July
Summer is in full swing.
And with the arrival of July comes plenty of page-turning reads that you won't be able to put down.
Whether you're looking for a novel you can dive into while sitting poolside or simply want a brilliant book to curl up with on the weekends, don't worry - we've got you covered.
Here are five books that we are absolutely adoring this month.
The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen
William Woolf spends his days as a letter detective in the Dead Letters Depot: solving mysteries of missing postcodes, unreadable handwriting, missing (or totally forgotten) stream names and lost address labels.
One day, he finds a letter from a young woman to her soulmate she hasn't met yet, or, as she calls him, 'My Great Love'.
Then there's another letter. And another. And suddenly, William's work takes on a whole new meaning - and he can't hep but wonder if the letters are really lost, or if he was fated to find them and he's been her great love all along.
The Man Who Didn't Call by Rosie Walsh
Seven perfect days - that's all it took for Sarah and Eddie to meet and fall head-over-heels in love.
And when he leaves for a long-booked holiday, he promises to call from the airport. Only...he never does. In fact, he totally disappears.
Her friends urge her to forget all about him and that it was a short-lived romance. But Sarah can't just let it go: she's positive there's something else going on behind his disappearance.
All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
Charlie Calloway has everything that anyone could ever want: a close family; a tight-knit and loyal group of friends and, not to mention, high marks at a privileged boarding school.
However, that's never been what Charlie has been after - which is why, when she gets an invite from her school's top-secret, super-elusive society, all she can focus on is getting in. She's so sure that she belongs there.
But the society's secrets end up going a lot deeper than she knows, and she soon finds herself in the middle of a mystery spanning generations...that could rip her entire family apart.
Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry by Florence Welch
A must-have for any fans of Florence + The Machine, Florence Welch's first book offers never-before-seen insight into the band.
The glimpse into her creative process includes the complete lyrics of the band's chart-topping albums Lungs, Ceremonials and How Big How Blue How Beautiful - interwoven with poems, sketches and designs from her notebooks.
It's packed full of the talented vocalist's on-the-page musings, as well as the beautiful artwork that has inspired her.
Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Kit and Diane were absolutely inseparable when they were 17-year-olds. That is, until Diane told Kit a secret that ripped their friendship apart.
Years later, Kit thinks she has put Diane behind her forever - and is about to begin her dream career. That is, until her former BFF walks back in...and is vying for the same job.
The former friends soon find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse and, with long-buried secrets on the verge of being exposed, it could destroy them both.
A good book can do just about anything; from taking you on a wild and fantastical adventure to making you feel like an all-knowing super sleuth (if you figure out the killer twist).
Every week at #Bookmarked, we will be taking you through some of our all-time favourite books - as well as the newest novels hitting shelves in Ireland.