Hey friends, today I’m here to share with you my July TBR!
After managing to read eighteen books last month (yep I’m gonna mention that again 😏) I’m feeling like I’m on a reading high so I’ve put together a TBR of 7 books. Yes that’s less than half of what I read last month, but I don’t always exclusively stick to what I plan so I’ll likely end up reading some ebooks on top of these!
Here are the books on my July TBR!
As I’m writing this I’m actually halfway through the book already and I’m loving it; it totally deserves its title as an award winning children’s book! In A Kind of Spark we follow 11 year old Addie who is Autistic and is campaigning for a memorial to be erected in her Scottish hometown in memory of the witch trials, as she believes that there is more to their stories and feels a close bond to them due to how she is treated by her teachers and classmates.
I’ve always loved stories about vampires but sadly I haven’t read a ton of them recently, so this book has come just at the perfect time. The collection of eleven YA vampire stories includes many different takes on the classic character from several popular authors including Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and V.E. Schwab, whose story First Kill is being made into a Netflix show!
Anyone else just automatically sing the In The Heights song every time they read this title? I don’t mind though, I bloody love it. ANYWAY, this is a collection of six stories of Black teen love set during a blackout caused by a summer heatwave, written by bestselling and award winning authors. I managed to grab the special edition too, with edges both sprayed purple and with a skyline print.
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of this book lately, which has me super excited to pick it up. A dark academia thriller with a shocking twist that “delves deep into the heart of institutionalised racism” from a debut author, it sounds perfect. A couple of reviews I read made references to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder which is one of my favourite YA thriller series so I already know I’m going to love this.
Paige Toon has been one of my favourite contemporary romance authors for a very long time now; I look forward to a new book every year and they never disappoint. Truthfully, I never look too much into what they’re about as I like to go in with no preconceptions, but I do know that this is the story of a trio of friends as teenagers in the past and now as adults, as shocking news brings them back together. Paige always manages to rip my heart into pieces and then heal it back together, so I can’t wait for the pain this bring will no doubt bring me!
Neon Gods by Katee Robert
If you’ve read any of my posts before, you will know how much I LOVE Katee Robert, so when I heard she was writing a smutty Hades and Persephone retelling I was beyond excited. I managed to grab a copy from one of my fave independent stores, Words & Kisses, and I’ll definitely be picking this up as soon as I can.
We got some copies of this into work last week and I immediately knew I needed to get my own. A look into the formation and history of the LGBTQIA+ movement, Have Pride is packed with gorgeous illustrations, lots of important information and profiles of significant figures from LGBTQIA+ history and the movement.
And there we have the books I want to read this month! I’m feeling super excited about all of these titles so I think July is going to be another great reading month and I can’t wait to get stuck in.
Let me know if you’ve read any of these titles and what you thought, I’d love to know!