July 2020 TBR

I don’t usually put together TBRs but after having such a successful month in June, I decided to ride the productive wave and create one for this month. So here’s my July 2020 TBR!

July 2020 TBR - Shades of Magic
Shades of Magic Graphic Novel Series by V. E. Schwab

These bind ups of the Shades of Magic comics tell the story of Prince Maxim, years before he became the King of Red London. In each instalment, he faces another foe or trial which shape him to become the character we know from the original Shades of Magic trilogy.

The third volume is released in July this year and I’m taking part in Titan’s blog tour so I’m going to be re-reading the first and reading the second and third for the first time! They’re exciting, packed with action and the artwork is fab so I’m looking forward to these. *whispers* I still need to finish reading the original trilogy.

The Damned by Renee Ahdieh

This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 and I’m so grateful to have received this early finished copy thanks to Hodder. I’m going to be participating in the blog tour on 19th July so keep your eye out for my spoiler free thoughts then!

If you didn’t know, this is the sequel to The Beautiful which is a YA fantasy with vampires set in New Orleans and is just sooooo good. There’s romance, there’s intrigue, there are murders and the first book ended on SUCH A CLIFFHANGER. I’m super excited to get stuck into this,

Bloon Moon by Lucy Cuthew

This is a story written in verse about a girl who gets her period during her first sexual experience and then becomes the victim of online bullying because of it. I’ve heard some really positive things about this book, and how it highlights and opens up some important discussions so I’m looking forward to reading it myself.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read is about two writers who are almost enemies and end up living next to each other in two beach houses. They challenge each other to write each other to write a book in the other’s preferred genre and that’s kind of… all I know. Apparently it’s not a light and fluffy romance though and deals with some heavier topics so I’m looking forward to finally reading this. I’ve seen that it’s already some people’s favourite book of the year! 

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Ok I am SO excited for this book! The companion novel to this, Get a Life, Chloe Brown is one of my fave books of the year and I loved it so much, so I have super high hopes for this. I know of a few people who have already read this and rated it super highly. 

I’m going into this the same way I did with Chloe Brown, where I don’t exactly know the ins and outs of the synopsis but from what I do know, it has the fake dating trope, a bisexual black heroine, a grumpy security guard and as Talia says, they “try to boink away their feelings and fail horribly”. YES!

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

This is a collection of personal essays by the author, who is a queer black man and LGBTQIA+ activist. Through these essays we explore his childhood, teen and college years and it covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, racism, homophobia, marginalisation and more. I need to become better educated on all of those subjects and more (which isn’t the author’s responsibility to teach me) and I think this is going to be an exceptionally important read.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Another book I am SO excited for. A few of my friends have been absolutely raving about this book and I can’t wait to read it too.

This is a sapphic romance where our main character Liz takes on the challenge of becoming prom queen to win the prize fund to help her get to college, because the financial aid she was relying on falls through. But from what I can gather, she starts to get close to another entrant in the competition. This sounds bloody brilliant and I will definitely be reading this this month.

So there we have my July 2020 TBR!, Now this list certainly isn’t exhaustive; I have so many books I want to read NOW and I recently acquired a good number of books (haul incoming) – but these are the ones I immediately want to get through.

Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought, or if you’re planning to read any of them too! 

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