Looking Back At Our Bookhauls | July 2021

It’s that time of month again after we’ve talked about the books we read and received the previous month to look back at our bookhauls from the year before. This is always an interesting post to write, because have we actually read the books we add to our shelves? Today we’ll be looking back at our July 2021 bookhaul. Let’s go!


In July I knew I should look at this post and see if I could read any of the books I haven’t read yet. My month went differently than expected and it didn’t happen. So I knew I wasn’t going to do really well in this month’s post, haha. In July 2021 I added 11 books to my shelves. At least I did read a few! Let’s see what I read.

Along for the Ride – Rachel Meinke

Along for the Ride sounded like such a sweet book and it was! I loved every minute of it and I really wish we got more books about the main character’s brother and other band members. I would definitely read them!

In Deeper Waters – F.T. Lukens

I’m still really excited about In Deeper Waters, but I haven’t sat down to read it year. I have read about 40% of the author’s second book (So This Is Ever After). If this one is anything like that one I know I’ll enjoy this book.

Dead Dead Girls – Nekesa Afia

Out of all of these books I’m the most surprised I haven’t read Dead Dead Girls. When I bought this book I was really into mysteries and thrillers. Seeing how the sequel is now out in the world I’d say it’s time for me to read this one.

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

I have a feeling I’m going to love this anthology and with Whiteout coming out soon I think it’s time to read this one. The only reason I haven’t yet is because short stories tend to be a hit or miss with me. We’re heading into a heatwave this week, so it would be fitting if I read it now.

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale was a book I read for a group read. I enjoyed the lyrical writing and ended up loving the story. Even if it was a tad slow. I do think I would’ve loved this one more if I read it during the winter and not during hot summer temperatures.

A Pho Love Story –  Loan Le

A Pho Love Story was a cute contemporary that also made me hungry, haha. I enjoyed that the author gave us a dual POV. That’s not something we always get in YA books.

Rich People Problems – Kevin Kwan

After binging the first two books in this trilogy I got distracted. Even though these books are very dramatic they were a lot of fun. It’s definitely something I need to finish before the end of the year.

The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

I loved watching the adaptation for Firefly Lane written by this author, so I wanted to read something by Kristin Hannah. There was a read-along for The Four Winds, but of course I ended up distracted, haha. This must be a good one for a rainy autumn day. I’ll put it on my TBR soon.

Small Favors – Erin A. Craig

Small Favors was a book I was hoping to read near Halloween. I’m not sure why that didn’t happen. From what I’ve heard this book is dark and atmospheric. And look how pretty it is!!

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

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door is a book I read over 100 pages over and as usual got distracted (this is my worst bookish habit). The third book is now out in the world, so I’m determined to read these soon!

End Result:
Read: 3/11 – 27.3%
8/11 – 72.7%


This posts are getting a bit less scary as I know I haven’t been buying that many books for the past year, although I also know that there are one or two bad months coming up haha. July 2021 was a good month, I only got one new book.

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

This was one of my favorite reads of 2021! Once I started reading this one I just couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters, the story, the message, the suspense. It was all done so well and I can’t wait for this author’s next book.

So that’s this month’s Looking Back at Our Bookhauls. Have you read any of the books in this post? What did you think? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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