Bookish Item | July TBR

I think since we started the blog, I’ve only posted a post about my TBR once. For the longest time, I was only a mood reader, but since the blog I’ve learned to read with a TBR. When it comes to reviews and blog tours, you have to be on time with reading. So I’m going to start posting about what I want to read more, keep on reading for my July TBR!

Who knows if I’ll read all of these, because I’m always really ambitious. Also, I still am a mood reader and books of my own that get planned don’t always get picked up. Either I get distracted by something else or a new buddy read pops up, but here’s what I hope to read this month.

There are different reason why I add a book to my TBR, so this will be split into different categories.

Blog Tours

Forest of Souls – Lori M. Lee My post for the blog tour just went up earlier today. I didn’t get access to the ARC until a bit later in the month, so I didn’t have chance to squeeze it in. The PR company didn’t confirm I was on the tour until the last minute, so I figured I wasn’t on it. Or I would’ve had time to read.

Mayhem – Estelle Laure I’ve talked about this book before and it sounds really good! My review will be up Tuesday. The Lost Boys meets The Craft sounds like a really interesting combination.

The Ship of Shadows – Maria Kuzniar Another middle grade tour for me! And it has pirates, I’m excited about reading The Ship of Shadows.

I signed up to review a few books for blog tours, I don’t know if I’ve been chosen yet. If I have, these will be read and reviewed in July!

Confessions of a Bookaholic – Joslyn Westbrook If this was based on just the cover, I’m sorry but I wouldn’t be reading it. I do not like this cover at all. Luckily the story sounds like a lot of fun.

Engagement and Espionage – Penny Reid This is the first book in the Winston Brothers spinoff series and sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun. I really enjoyed Cletus as a character.

How to Date a Younger Man – Kendall Ryan I love reading Kendall Ryan’s books and she always knows how to make me laugh. I know when I read her books I’ll get fun characters, some steamy moments and lots of humor.

Review Copies

Lucas & Logan – Jay McLean There is going to be a third book or a spinoff to the Preston Brothers series. I just recently heard about these books. I signed up to review the new book, but they also gave us the opportunity to read the first two!

Group Reads

As you all know, I’m a mod in the TBR & Beyond group and we do group reads every month. Also, I do group reading on Instagram every month hosted by Bookgizmo. And for the first time this month I’m participating with the group reads hosted by Middle Grade Marvels! I’ll be reading these books to participate in these reads.

TBR & Beyond

You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson The cover of this book makes me want to smile. The model’s smile is contagious. As a big fan of contemporaries, this sounds right up my alley.

A Song Below Water – Bethany C. Morrow I can’t find a physical copy of this book anymore, but can access the audiobook. Sirens and magic? Yes, please!


The Beautiful – Renee Ahdieh I actually started reading this book last year, because I had the e-arc and even own the paperback now. I loved what I had read so far, but just got distracted. The sequel is releasing this month as well, so this is the perfect time for this group read.

Middle Grade Marvels

The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste Middle grade is something I’m making sure to read more of. The cover of The Jumbies looks spooky, but really interesting. I have a feeling this is going to be a spooky, but interesting read.

Thomas Wilbus and the Book of Sorrows – J.M. Bergen I was recently contacted to see if I wanted to read and review this book. This was perfect timing, because it’s going to be a group read as well. Secret family legacies and unknown powers? That’s something I need to read.


As I’ve mentioned recently, I really need to get my Netgalley feedback ratio up! There have been a lot of new additions on my list lately and these are the July releases I want to read.

The Damned – Renee Ahdieh After reading the first book, I hope to continue with the sequel. Everything will still be really fresh, so I can dive right in. I have the e-arc of this as well, so need to get it reviewed.

Dress Coded – Carrie Firestone Middle grade books always have interesting lessons to learn about. Dress Coded is about unfair dress codes and standing up for what you believe in.

The Extraordinaries – T.J. Klune Fandoms and fanfiction was all I needed to know to want to read this book. I have a feeling I’ll fly right through it.

More Than Maybe – Erin Hahn Another book that sounds right up my alley. This book has a music blogger. I’ve said it before, I love when books have bloggers, authors or anything like that in the story.

The Mall – Megan McCafferty A book that takes place in a mall has summer read written all over it to me! I’ve talked about this book quite a bit on the blog and really hope it doesn’t let me down.


I’ve really come to love participating in buddyreads. It’s so much fun talking to someone as you’re reading. You can share all of your feelings and questions. I have a lot of them this month and they’re almost all with one person, haha.

My Calamity Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows After loving the first two books, it’s not surprising I’m reading the third one. Isabelle and I plan to start our buddyread later this week.

The Iron King – Julie Kagawa I just talked about The Iron King in the bookhaul post this morning, but I’m excited about finally reading this book. Hopefully me judging it by the cover in the beginning doesn’t mean I’ll be disappointed.

Wicked – Jennifer L. Armentrout My friend Marie is also a big fan of this author, but hasn’t read this series by her yet. I loved it so much and it’s been awhile, so I decided to do a reread while she reads it for the first time.

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell Last month, Marie and I read Fangirl, so now it’s time to continue with Carry On. Hopefully next month I’ll finally read Wayward Son.

King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo Another case of I should’ve read this sooner. I loved the Grishaverse books, but this one kind of just sat there. I’ve already started this buddy read with two friends, but we’re not that far yet.

The Bridge Kingdom – Danielle L. Jensen A friend of mine is a big fan of this author and suggested I buy this book. That was almost a year ago and I still haven’t read it yet. I saw a schedule for an online readalong, so Marie and I decided to tackle this one as well in July.

Trul1f3 – Jay Kristoff It wasn’t that long ago that I read Dev1at3 and now I need to make sure to finish this trilogy before I need to do another reread. On top of that, I just want to know how it ends, haha.

The Bone Thief – Breeana Shields This is another book I want to read before I forget too many details of events in the first book. I was going to read this last month, but I got too busy.

The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren After enjoying a book by Christina Lauren it’s time to read another one. I bought this last summer and it sounds like the perfect summer read. And I need a book that makes me laugh every once in awhile.

So this is my very ambitious July TBR! If you’ve read any of these, please let me know what you thought! What are you reading this month? I would love to know.

3 thoughts on “Bookish Item | July TBR

  1. Your July TBR is the very definition of BEAUTIFUL! 😍 Those hues – blue, purple, dark tones – I LOVE EVERY SINGLE COVER! This post has ALLL my love, Candyce! 😍😇❤️

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