As you already know, I love to have “themed” TBRs, and for July, I have THREE “themes”! And… this TBR got super out of hand. (Oops.)
1. Over in Life & Lit, the mods and I are hosting a huge bingo event that is going to span all of July and August: the THROWBACK event! It’s going to be focused on reading books you missed during their hype window, continuing series you started a long time ago, or rereading old favorites.
2. Kathy at Books and Munches always comes up with such enjoyable monthly themes, and July’s is Sci-Fi July! The title is pretty self-explanatory.
3. Liza is hosting the TBR Jar Readathon (you can see the explanation and my sign-up here) from July 2nd to July 8th!
? = ARC
? = POC rep
? = LGBTQ+ rep
✨ = Throwback Event
? = Sci-Fi July
? = TBR Jar Readathon
1. Nyxia — Scott Reintgen ??
I’ve been meaning to read this for ages, so I decided Sci-Fi July would be a good excuse to finally do it!
2. Contagion — Erin Bowman ??
This is an eARC I’ve had for a little bit and have been super excited about, because I really enjoyed this author’s Vengeance Road duology.
3. Mirage — Somaiya Daud ???
This is an ARC I received very recently, and it sounds absolutely fantastic and so unique! I also love the idea of a Moroccan fantasy, as that is a cultural representation I don’t believe I’ve ever seen in a fantasy title before.
4. Toil & Trouble — Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe ???
This anthology has been taunting me from my shelf for MONTHS, and I’m finally going to read it! It’s a whole anthology about witchcraft and powerful women, so you guys already know I’m gonna love it.
5. Eragon — Christopher Paolini ✨
This was one of my faves as a kid but I haven’t reread it in years! I’m buddy reading this with my fiance in July. ♥
6. Anna and the French Kiss — Stephanie Perkins ✨?
I have a lot of mixed feelings about picking this up, buuuut it was one of the drawings from my randomly chosen TBR Jar titles for the Throwback Event… so… let’s do it! Buddy read with Reg!
7. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer — Michelle Hodkin ✨?
This was also one of the randomly chosen titles for my TBR Jar Readathon choices! I’m also a bit apprehensive about this one. This one is also a buddy read with Reg. ♥
8. You — Caroline Kepnes ✨?
Another randomly chosen title for the readathon! I’m actually extremely excited for this one.
9. Hush, Hush — Becca Fitzpatrick ✨?
And the 4th of my 4 random chosen titles for the readathon – I have very low expectations for this one, to be honest, but I’m super curious!
10. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins ✨?
This is one of my all-time favorite series, but I haven’t reread it in ages, so I’ll be rereading it with my friend Julie for the throwback event!
11. Twilight — Stephenie Meyer ✨
Another buddy reread with Julie for the throwback event. This one, I’m not so sure I’ll enjoy rereading, but my curiosity has got me super excited to give it another try.
12. Senlin Ascends — Josiah Bancroft ✨?
This is a favorite of my friend Cathy’s, and when she saw this on my readathon post, she immediately asked me to add it to my July TBR, so I promised her I would read it as soon as I finished the readathon books!
13. City of Fallen Angels — Cassandra Clare ??✨
I’m finally getting back on track with catching up on the Shadowhunters books before Queen comes out this winter! 😀
14. Clockwork Prince — Cassandra Clare ??✨
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15. Heir of Fire — Sarah J. Maas ✨
I’m still working my way through the series so I’ll be ready for the Kingdom of Ash release!
Leftover from June…
Of course, I can’t forget to mention the books I didn’t finish in June!
What books on your July TBR are you most excited to read?