My July 2024 Hertford Library Book Choices


Heading into the hottest months of the year, I had to find what I believe are some of the best books to enjoy under the blazing sun, with a refreshing drink and picnic snacks! Kick back and relax with these instant and pure summer classics, found on my display at Hertford Library, which will shine on your mental bookshelves for years to come!

Good Morning Lovelies, 

Grab that beach blanket, put on that SPF and enjoy these books whilst lounging under the summer sun! Full to the brim with their own heat, you will not be disappointed, as my choices this month are fantastic, if I do say so! 

Get ready to binge these ten reads in no time…

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams: Recently adapted into a Channel Four series, this book is where it all started. The show matched every element perfectly, so if you enjoyed that then you will love the book just as much. 

His and Hers by Alice Feeney: When a couple becomes entangled in a killing, both seek to find the truth. There is only one thing playing against them. They broke up before it happened and now they suspect each other. Find out who is telling the truth, as the book explains each and every detail perfectly. 


The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur: Summer seems to bring out the best in poetry and this book will only add to the sunshine. Discussing love, heartbreak and self importance, Kaur captures the true souls within the lines. 

You Are Here by David Nicholls: Nicholls is known for creating characters who are lovable but flawed. This new novel matches up the same feelings you may have had reading One Day. Get the tissues at the ready! 

The House of Broken Bricks by Fiona Williams: When a family is faced with utter heartbreak, their reunion causes more ghosts to come out than they knew they had. Family dynamics will be assessed not just by the author but by you as a reader as you come to know the characters. 

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman: Set in Italy, this classic romance novel, will have you dreaming of first loves, beautiful seas and gorgeous sunshine. If you have seen the film then the book will pop out to you even more. 

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald: I think I have included this book before. However, this novel reminds me of summer, as the big parties, hot weather and idyllic New York setting screams the middle of the year and the warmest time of year to me. Partying whilst reading is optional. 

If In Doubt Was Your Hair by Anya Hindmarch: Having experienced everything that life throws at you, Hindmarch is now using what has happened to her to write this book. All in the hopes of helping others too. Find out what her best advice is and change your life. 

The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta: When an actress faces terrible consequences, she calls upon the closest star to her to help save her image. Yet, their relationship is one based on lies. Lies that cause endless conflict that makes this book so entertaining. 

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Festival season is in fall swing! As you listen to the songs, whether at home or on the actual fields, take in this book as you go. Giving off Almost Famous vibes, it screams musical magic from start to finish. 

Book of the Month - The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley: Since reading her first murder mystery, I was eagerly awaiting Foley’s next book. This is better by a lot to me and I hope to you too. Pick it up as soon as you find it lovelies, as it is going to be a novel that everyone will be talking about this summer. 

What have you all been reading? Have you brought a new summer read? Let me know lovelies! 

Joey X

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