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Declare Your Bookdependance This Weekend With These 20 Books

We hold this truth to be self-evident, that the long 4th of July weekend shall be spent binge-reading. Read on for the perfect books to complement a BBQ, sneak in before the fireworks start, or simply devour with your time off!

The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave movie comes out on January 15th, which means it’s time to dive into the first two books in the series that your friends have been raving about and join the countdown to the big screen!

The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

Get a dash of democracy, first love, and family with Kate as she tries to sort out her new life as the daughter of a man running for the president of the United States.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Gorgeous prose, abundant art, and a sweeping story of family and love told through two hearts make this the spectacular read to fall in love with on a holiday. 

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Get hooked on a protagonist who might not be all good for once…in fact, there may be some evil inside of her. Then start reading the sequel, The Rose Society!

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Whether you’re road tripping or not to your 4th of July weekend, go on a road trip through Mim Malone’s convoluted, hilarious, and brilliant mind with Mosquitoland.

The Glass Sentence and The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove

There’s never a wrong time to read a book that will change the way you think of fantasy, and we suggest starting with this series about Sophia Tims, who’s searching for her uncle in the New World – a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods.

My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Huntley Fitzpatrick’s romances are your summer spirit animal. For best results, indulge in them while luxuriating in the grass with a pitcher of hydrating lemonade within reach.

Paper Towns by John Green

Only a few more weeks to consume the tale of Quentin’s epic search for his next door neighbor before it hits the big screen July 24th! 

Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Pick a city, a name, a boy, and Stephanie Perkins will deliver a romance that belongs in the YA hall of fame. This weekend, try all three!

The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes

This bestselling series is ideal for weekend bingeing, especially when you’re craving fantasy, adventure, and the colliding of fates.

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

You don’t have to have read the Falling Kingdoms series to start her new series! With one perspective set in modern-day Toronto and one in the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, fates collide and make for a read that will be difficult to put down, even when the fireworks start.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

Who says you can’t balance out Independence Day merriment with a dark revenge thriller?

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Family, first love, and identity…just don’t let the descriptions of delicious pizza distract you from any BBQs on your agenda. 


The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Have a well-balanced weekend full of celebration, sunshine, and a blood-curdling read. Picture shown is the gorgeous hardcover but THE MERCILESS is out in paperback now and look out for Danielle’s next book SURVIVE THE NIGHT out this week on July 7th!


What are you reading this weekend?

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[Colin Morgan on fame]  I don’t really deal with it. I feel like I’m able to go about my life normally except for the odd occasion when someone recognises you. It’s obviously strange when it happens but the other side of it is that’s nobody’s coming up and throwing an egg in your face, people are always very nice! It’s part and parcel with what being in the public eye is. When I just did theatre I’d go there, do my job and go home but as soon as I did some TV work the next theatre job was completely different! A little part of me was gutted that suddenly it wasn’t just about being on stage and performing, I was a part of celebrity culture that I wasn’t used to. It’s strange, I don’t know if anyone ever becomes used to it.