Bookhaul | July 2021

This year is flying by and so is this summer! July has come and gone and it’s time for August. But first we want to talk about the books we added to our TBR’s this July. Did we go all out or were we able to contain ourselves? Read on to find out more about our July bookhaul.


This month was supposed to be a month I didn’t add many books to my collection, but that ended up working out differently than planned, haha. I ended up adding 11 books to my shelves. I’ve already read one and plan on reading some in August. Let’s take a look.

Along for the Ride – Rachel Meinke

Along for the Ride is a book I saw on Bookstagram. The review made me want to pick it up right away. I mean, I can’t imagine going on a tour, because my brother is a pop star. There also seems to be a romance in this book, so I’m up for that.

In Deeper Waters – F.T. Lukens

I actually ordered this one quite some time ago, but it had a long delivery time. In Deeper Waters is definitely a partial cover buy, but the story also sounds really good! I’ve also read quite a few good reviews.

Dead Dead Girls – Nekesa Afia

It’s weird. I’ve barely heard anyone talk about Dead Dead Girls, but it sounds really good. It’s the first book in a historical mystery series and that’s something I definitely want to read. Books that take place in the 1920s are something that interest me, so I’m excited!

Blackout – Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon

This is an anthology put together by six amazing authors about what happens when there’s a blackout during a heatwave. An anthology is often hit or miss for me, but this one has been getting great reviews. I believe it was also announced this will be adapted to become a TV show on Netflix.

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

I’ve only read Small Spaces by this author, but The Bear and the Nightingale is one I’ve wanted to read too. In the TBR and Beyond group I’m hosting a series discussion with two others and we’re tackling series we’ve wanted to start and make sure we finish. This will be the first one.

A Pho Love Story – Loan Le

This is the book I’ve already read this month and I really enjoyed it. A Pho Love Story also made me very hungry. I love books that deal with family interactions, growing up and figuring out what you want to do in life.

Rich People Problems  – Kevin Kwan

The first two books in the Crazy Rich Asian trilogy were so much fun and I loved every minute of them. So of course after finishing China Rich Girlfriend I ordered the third and final book, Rich People Problems. This is one I’ll be reading very soon.

The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

I’ve been curious about Kristin Hannah since I watched the adaption of Firefly Lane earlier this year. There will be a discussion for this book at the end of August. It’s not something I normally read, but it sounds really good.

Small Favors – Erin A. Craig

Look at this stunning cover!! That’s definitely one of the reasons I bought Small Favors. This author’s previous book was enjoyable (even if I didn’t like the ending) and a lot of people have raving about it. I have a feeling this is a perfect rainy day read!

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door & Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet – Lucy Score

I have to say the titles of these books definitely caught my attention. I’ve been wanting to read the first book for quite some time. A few readers I know read these and loved them, so it’s my turn to read these psychic romantic comedies.


I only bought one new book this month. And I’m really happy with that, this was a highly anticipated release for me so I’m excited to read it. But I’m also happy I didn’t buy a ton of books, I’m slowly making my way through my TBR and I think it’s possible to end the year with less unread books than I started it with and I really want to work towards that.

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

As I said, this was one of my most anticipated releases for the year. I’m very excited to read this one and I hope it’s as good as I expect it to be. My Goodreads friends all gave it 4 or 5 stars so I have really high hopes for it. It sounds like my kind of book and I plan on reading it this month!

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