It’s August 1st, which means it’s time to look back at July. Today we’ll start off with the books we added to our shelves. How did we do? Were we good and not add a lot? Or did it end up being more than we thought it would be? Keep on reading for our July bookhaul.
July ended up having a few more books than I was planning, but I’m happy with all of the books I added to my shelf. Some of these I actually ordered for June, but deliveries have been delayed with everything going on in the world. So in July I added a total of 12 books to my shelves. I’ve read 5 already, so I’m off to a good start. Also, 2 are on my August TBR. So I think I did an okay job, haha.
Rage and Ruin – Jennifer L. Armentrout
I was so happy that I didn’t have to wait long for Rage and Ruin to release after reading Storm and Fury not too long ago. This book is stunning and I’m glad I added it to my collection!
Wicked – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Wicked is a book I read for the first time in 2016. At the time I read an e-book on iBooks. I really enjoyed it and wanted to add the trilogy to my collection. So when a friend and I decided to do a reread, I thought it was the perfect time to add the physical books to my shelf. The sequel will be on my shelf soon as well.
Shielded – KayLynn Flanders
I actually started off with an e-ARC of this book. The author was looking for bloggers to help promote (Corona messed up a lot of promo stuff for authors). Shielded sounded amazing and after receiving some swag, I wanted the actual book to put it in. I’m happy I ordered it though, because this book is amazing! My review will be online next week.
Litttle Creeping Things – Chelsea Ichaso
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Little Creeping Things is a book I kept on seeing on Instagram. I want some more thrillers and mysteries in my life and this one sounded good. The doll on the cover is definitely creepy though, haha. I want to put this on my October TBR.
Mexican Gothic has also been a book I’ve been seeing everywhere the past couple of months. I love this cover and am excited to read a book with a creepy vibe. I plan on reading this in August, so keep an eye on the blog for my review.
Rebel Spy – Veronica Rossi
After reading My Calamity Jane, I decided to add some more historical fiction to my wishlist. Rebel Spy was one of the books I put in a post, but I couldn’t help buying it. I’ve never read about this spy, so I’m really curious. Rebel Spy is also on my August TBR!
Loveless – Alice Oseman
I own Radiosilence, but still need to read it. I’ve read Heartstopper though and loved every minute of it. Loveless is also a book that has gotten a lot of praise from reviewers and just look at this cover. I can’t wait to read it.
Get Even – Gretchen McNeil
Gretchen McNeil isn’t a new to me author, I actually read #Murdertrending and #Murderfunding last year. Get Even was a book I didn’t know she had already written though. Not until I saw that it was adapted on Netflix. The episodes have been on Netflix since yesterday, but I want to read the book first!
You Should See Me in A Crown – Leah Johnson
This book was actually delivered June 30th, but I already have my June bookhaul written. You Should See Me in a Crown was a TBR and Beyond Group monthly group read and I loved every minute of it. Contemporary books are my thing and this met all of my expectations and then some.
The Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste
I love participating in group reads and on Twitter there’s a group that hosts monthly middle grade buddy reads (Middlegrade Marvels). The Jumbies was the book we were reading in July and I’m so happy I picked it up. It’s creepy and heartwarming at the same time.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
Burn Our Bodies Down – Rory Power
After loving Get a Life, Chloe Brown, I was so excited when I read that all three sisters were getting a book. Take a Hint, Dani Brown is finally out and I can’t wait to dive in. The first book was amazing, so my expectations are high.
Horror isn’t usually my genre, but I made an exception for Wilder Girls last year and wasn’t disappointed. Rory Power has now released Burn Our Bodies Down and I have to say I’m curious. This seems like the perfect book for a dark and rainy day.
The only bookshopping I did was in the first weekend of July so I’m pretty happy with that. I did get more books than I got the last couple of months but I’m okay with it haha. In total I got 5 new books and I plan on reading at least 2 of them very soon.
The Black Tulip – Alexandre Dumas
Look at this gorgeous edition! After watching a recommendation video by The Artisan Geek I was immediately interested in The Black Tulip. I love that it takes place in the Netherlands and I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before. Something else I can’t believe I didn’t know is the fact that Alexandre Dumas was Black. I’m so glad to now own this gorgeous edition.
Death Note Black Edition vol 3 – Tsugumi Ohba
I really enjoy this manga series but I didn’t have the books to continue the series yet. When I saw this in Amsterdam for a decent price I just had to get it haha. Now I can continue with the series really soon. And hopefully I’ll be able to buy the next book soon as well.
Everyday Angel – Victoria Schwab
I adore Victoria so much and will want to own everything she’s written. At this point I think I only need to get the last (2) graphic novels she wrote but that I’ve got everything else. This story sounds pretty cute and I’m excited to see it all play out.
Pet – Akwaeke Emezi
Pet was already on my want to read list and as soon as I saw it on the ‘buy one, get one half price’ table I knew this was the moment to get it. It’s a pretty short book and I hope to read it soon. The synopsis sounds really intriguing and the reviews are quite good!
Good Girl, Bad Blood – Holly Jackson
Even though I hadn’t read A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder yet, I knew I would want Good Girl, Bad Blood right after haha. I was definitely right! Once I finished the first book I knew I also really wanted to read this second one and I’m glad I got it. Hopefully I can read it next month <3.
So these are the books added to our shelves in July. What books did you get last month? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!