So I know we’re only halfway through the month, but I’ve already written down a pretty long list of the books I want to read in July. So instead of waiting for the beginning of the month I decided to start now. Keep on reading to see which books I want to read in July!
I recently joined a couple of book clubs on bookstagram this past month and I’m excited about all of the books that have been picked for July. Of course, I also read some books for TBR and Beyond and I’m excited for all of these.
The Agathas – Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
Two girls who you wouldn’t expect work together decide to team up to see if they can find out what exactly went down with the missing girl in their town. I’ve been liking mysteries and thrillers, so I’m curious to see how this one plays out!
Before the Devil Breaks You – Libba Bray
For my series slayers group we’re continuing with The Diviners series. This will be one of my first July reads seeing how we’re discussing Before the Devil Breaks You on July 10th. I enjoyed the first two books and I’m excited to see what happens next.
A Court of Silver Flames – Sarah J Maas
I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to pick this one up, but it’s finally time to read A Court of Silver Flames. This book is huge, so I’m reading a few chapters at a time and I’ve actually already read a few. So I am starting before July starts.
Layla – Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is an author I love and I still haven’t completed her backlist. So when I saw a group read for Layla I had to sign up, because I bought this one a couple of months ago. I’m not really sure what to think after reading the synopsis, but I’m just going to dive in and see where it goes.
Every After Summer – Carley Fortune
Every After Summer is a book I’ve seen everywhere since it released and I’m excited to finally pick it up. I love books that are told over years and I’ve also heard this is an emotional read. Sounds like my kind of book.
My Killer Vacation – Tessa Bailey
A spicy summer murder mystery? Sounds interesting! I don’t think I would’ve involved myself in solving this crime, but our main character feels the need to. It’s not that long, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have it done in no time.
It Happened One Summer & Hook Line, & Sinker – Tessa Bailey
Another duology that’s been everywhere since it released and even more so now that an adaptation of the first book has been announced. I know this series is based on the TV show Schitt’s Creek. That only recently became available here, so I will eventually watch, but I’ll be reading these books first.
The Dead Romantics – Ashley Poston
A ghost writer with some ghosts of her own? That’s going to be interesting. I’ve loved books by Ashley Poston and I’m looking forward to her first adult romance. I’m on the blog tour, so keep an eye out at the beginning of July for my review.
The Honeys – Ryan La Sala
I don’t read a lot of horror, but The Honeys sounds like something I’ll love. I love the fact that this book takes place at a summer retreat. So I think the summer is the perfect moment to read my first book by Ryan La Sala.
Booked On a Feeling – Jayci Lee
If I’m honest I requested this one just based on the title and cover, haha. Our main character had a certain career in mind, but when things become too much she heads to a place she spent time at when she was a child. Add a failing bookstore and a possible cute romance and I didn’t need to know much more.
The Charmed List – Julie Abe
Our main character wants to change, so she’s not the quiet one anymore. She has thirteen items on her Anti-Wallflower-List and plans to check them off during the summer. I’m sure things aren’t going to go as planned. The Charmed List sounds like another amazing summer read.
Last month Kathleen Glasgow was the author for my author spotlight. In July I’ll be focusing on Jeff Zentner. A few friends of mine have read books by this author and loved them, so I’m excited!
The Serpent King
The Serpent King is about the hard realities of growing up in the Bible Belt. I have a feeling this is going to be an emotional read, but I’m very curious.
Goodbye Days sounds like another emotional read. Our main character loses a friend right after sending a text message and he gets in a car crash. Feeling lots of guilt he has to deal with the aftermath of everything that’s happened.
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee
Growing up tests friendships and other relationships and this seems to be happening to our two main characters. Being seniors in high school has them questioning a lot of things in life and what they want. I love stories like this and I’m excited to read it. Also, I love this cover.
Books From My Shelves That I Want to Read
Killer Content & No Memes of Escape – Olivia Blacke
I haven’t seen these books around often, but when I did see someone promote them on bookstagram I was intrigued. This cozy mystery has our main character trying to find out more about the death that just doesn’t feel right to her. And in No Memes of Escape our main character has her next case to solve. I received these for Christmas and they really seem like two perfect summer reads.
Gild – Raven Kennedy
The Plated Prisoner series is everywhere at the moment. Especially with the release of the fourth book right around the corner. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews, but most of them had said not to expect much of the first book and that it gets a lot better from there. A UK publisher recently picked them up to be published, so I ordered it to give this series a go.
So this is what I’m hoping to read in July. I’m sure other books will distract me from reading everything and some extra buddy reads will pop up, but for now this is the plan. What are you reading in July? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!