The themes this month are…
- Sci-Fi July — all month
- come join us at Devour Your TBR on Goodreads while we reread some favorites!
- #StalkAlong — all month
- check out the announcement post and join us in reading (or, like me, rereading) the Stalking Jack the Ripper series leading up to the release of the finale!
- Bringing ARCs back to my TBR lists!
- this isn’t a “theme” necessarily, but it was worth mentioning. At the start of 2019, I made a “no ARCs on TBRs” rule in hopes it would relieve some pressure off of myself, but all it’s done is: 1) give me less time for mood reading because I end up trying to read a full TBR AND ARCs, and 2) make me sad, because I miss putting review copies on my TBRs! So, screw it, they’re coming back!
And of course, there’s always the risk of an Unexpected Readathon Time announcement! 😉
You can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR here!
Now, on to my TBR!
🦄 = ARC
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
👽 = Sci-Fi July
🤗 = buddy/group reads
- 🌻🌈🤗 Hunting Prince Dracula — Kerri Maniscalco (REREAD)
- Join us for #StalkAlong!
- 🤗 Dead to the World — Charlaine Harris
- A group read for the Vampires, Weres and Fae! GR group!
- 🤗 If You See Her — Ania Ahlborn
- A Ladies of Horror Fiction GR group read!
- 🤗 We Have Always Lived in the Castle — Shirley Jackson
- Another GR group read — this one’s for Horror Aficionados!
- 🦄👽 Dahlia Black — Keith Thomas
- My Try a Chapter Challenge winner for the month!
- 🦄🌻👽 Salvation Day — Kali Wallace
- I sampled this one for the TaC challenge and was super into it, plus I’m supposed to post a review for it next week 👀
- 🦄👽 How We Became Wicked — Alexander Yates
- Sampled this one for the challenge, too!
- 🦄🤗 Changeling — William Ritter
- Super casual/slow buddy read with Owl, and I have a blog tour spot on the 22nd~
- 🦄 The Work of Art — Mimi Matthews
- The author JUST reached out to offer me this one over the weekend and I legit freaked out because I so strongly loved the last book I read by her! 😍
Leftover from June:
I finally worked through that massive stack of graphic novels I had on loan~! Now I just have a few titles leftover to finish and take back:
- Slave to Sensation — Nalini Singh
- Aquicorn Cove — Katie O’Neill
- Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator — Catherine Reef
- It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime, Adapted for Young Readers — Trevor Noah
- Shout — Laurie Halse Anderson
- Goldie Vance, Vol. 2 — Hope Larson
- Outer Order, Inner Calm — Gretchen Rubin
- previous month’s goals:
- finish my entire June TBR ❌ (so close! the only one I didn’t at least start reading was Slave to Sensation)
- get into a better ARC schedule ❌ (I read three ARCs last month…)
- play the Sims 4 while audiobooking ✅ and not feel guilty ✅ (I’m finally learning to stop feeling so bad for gaming when I could be reading!)
- Finish playing Fran Bow 🎮
- Finish my summer class without quitting grad school or exploding 😬
- Finish watching the Friday the 13th movie franchise
- Read 5+ titles from my summer TBR jar
- Watch Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U
What books on your July TBR are you most excited to read?