Another month, another TBR ~
June was a VERY good reading month, and I hope July will be, too! I’d really love to spend some time catching up on my 2023 challenges a bit this month, so fingers crossed I can knock out my TBR and then get to work on those. July is also month 2 of the Books Out of the Blue summer bingo event! If you’d like to join our Discord server and participate, please let me know!
June goal check-in:
- Succeed at all of my buddy/group reads ✅ (technically I didn’t get to The Foxglove King, but that was a really casual group read that I don’t think anyone else got to in June, either, so I’m not counting it as a failure lol)
- Make 4 blog & IG posts per week ❌ (NOPE! I totally bombed this one lol)
- Read all of my library loans ⌛ (this one’s “in progress” as I still have some checked out, but other than 2 that I decided I don’t want to read, so far I’ve been chipping away at the stack really well!)
My goals for July are:
I was so busy in June and am kind of expecting July to be busy too, so I think I’ll put a pin in the whole “increase my content creation frequency” goal until summer ends. 😅 But I do have one goal for July that feels a liiiittle overwhelming…
- Catch up on reviews 😬 (there are SO MANY)
- 3 blog & IG posts per week (this goal was much more doable!)
- Finish all of my “pre-July” current reads
Another month where all of my TBR picks are buddy and group reads! I’ve been enjoying doing so many buddy reads this year. 🥰
🌻 House of Sky and Breath // Sarah J. Maas → Misty and I are continuing our Crescent City buddy read, and Prachi is joining us for this one! I can’t wait, but I’m also really nervous because I think I’ve heard that this one might have a cliffhanger.
🌻 Sex Cult Nun // Faith Jones → This is the July pick for the True Crime Book Club. I used to love watching documentaries and interviews with former cult members, and I’ve been wanting to start reading some of those individuals’ memoirs, so this seems like a good (but heavy) start to that reading journey.
🌻 The Ritual // Adam Nevill → Finally dipping my toes into Adam Nevill’s writing with the TBR & Beyond horror folks this month! I definitely want to watch the film afterward, too.
🌻 Our Wives Under the Sea // Julia Armfield → This is the Horror Spotlight Discord server’s BOTM and I’ve been sitting on an overdue eARC of it for way too long, so it’s a good excuse to finally pick it up.
🌻 King of Scars // Leigh Bardugo → I’m buddy reading this one with Misty, too, and Erin! They’ve been buddy reading the Grisha books, I think, so I’m really happy they don’t mind me tagging along for this duology. It’s been ages since I read any of the Grisha/SOC books and I might need to look up a refresher.
🌻 Witch King // Martha Wells → This one was a super last-minute addition to my TBR, but I got my first Illumicrate box in the mail (May’s box) and couldn’t resist joining the IC Discord server’s readalong!
juLY’s bujo spreads:
I decided to try something new for July and ditched most of my monthly spreads, choosing to go with bigger daily spreads instead. I don’t know yet how I’ll feel about the change, but I LOVE how the aesthetic of this month’s pages turned out!
(Oh look, a bonus shot of Ella yelling at me to stop taking pictures and play with her 😂)
What are you reading this month?
— destiny ♥