Bookish Item| July TBR

Tomorrow is the first of July, so I thought it was time to talk about some of the books I’m hoping to read throughout the month. Even though I’ve been enjoying mood reading (which I’ll talk a little more about in our wrap up in a couple of days), there are a few books I’m reading for book clubs. So keep on reading for my July TBR!

Group Reads/Buddy Reads

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind – Jackson Ford

The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind is my in person book club read for July. Each month everyone can suggest a book and this was what I suggested. I got it for my birthday 3 years ago, so I’d say it’s time to finally read it. Our main character has telekinetic powers and works for the government. Things get tricky when a body shows up at a site she just worked at and only someone with her powers could’ve made it happen. It sounds like this will be an intense read!

The Silvered Serpents – Roshani Chokshi

In June The Gilded Wolves was our series slayers read, so we’re continuing with this fantasy trilogy. The Silvered Serpents is the second book and I’m excited to see how this series continues.

That Summer Feeling – Bridget Morrissey

For my swoonalong read we’ll be reading That Summer Feeling. July tends to be a hot month, so a romance book that takes place at an adult summer camp seems like the perfect choice.

The Grimoire of Grave Fates – Edited by Hannah Alkaf & Margaret Owen

I’m sure I’ll have plenty of buddy reads this month, but the only one I know for sure is The Grimoire of Grave Fates. This murder mystery fantasy is written by 18 authors who each write a character in this book as they try and figure out who is behind the murder that took place on campus. It’ll be interesting to see how 18 authors can make a book feel like one, so I’m excited to start this one. My paperback is floppy, so it’s even better.


There are some July releases that I have eARCs for that I really want to try and read on time. Thankfully they’re all books I’m really excited for, so they should fit into mood reading.

My Roommate is a Vampire – Jenna Levine

My Roommate is a Vampire is actually an August release, but I’m so excited about reading this one. Our main character thinks it’s suspicious she got the apartment for the amount of rent she did and that definitely has its reasons. I have a feeling this is going to be a fun read.

Give Me a Sign – Anna Sortino

I actually just talked about Give Me a Sign in our anticipated releases post this week, but I’m excited to read it. Our main character doesn’t feel “deaf enough” to feel Deaf, but also can’t hear enough to feel great in the hearing world. So she signs up to be a counselor at a summer camp for the deaf and blind. This will definitely be a summer of learning and maybe even love.

One of Us is Back – Karen M. McManus

I never expected another book in the One of Us is Lying series, but One of Us is Back is the third (and final?) book. We’ll see characters from the first two book and I’m excited to see how it goes. I really haven’t read the synopsis, because I want to go in not knowing much.

The Legacies – Jessica Goodman

The Legacy Club is a club that gives its members power and wealth if you make it through a week full of events and the Legacy Ball. We all know the week and ball will be filled with drama and twists and turns. Hopefully this one will hook me from the start. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book like The Legacies.

Physical Backlist

As usual I choose three random backlist books from my spreadsheet. In June I did really well with reading backlist books and I hope to keep that going!

My Imaginary Mary – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows

I recently mentioned in another post (on here or bookstagram) that I was shocked I haven’t read My Imaginary Mary yet. These three authors have so much fun giving history a twist I love reading them. This book is about Mary Shelley and I can’t wait to see what these authors did with her story.

The Love Hypothesis – Laura Steven

Laura Steven wrote one of my favorite books, The Exact Opposite of Okay, so I want to read everything she writes. The Love Hypothesis actually released in 2020, but I haven’t sat down to read it yet. I know Isabelle read and loved this one. It’s less than 300 pages, so I have a feeling I’ll fly through this one.

Among the Beasts & Briars – Ashley Poston

Among the Beasts & Briars is a book I actually started reading quite some time ago and enjoyed the story so far. I got distracted by other books as usual. I know our main character has some type of interesting magic, but I can’t remember what. I’ll have to read this one soon to find out!


So here are the books I have planned for July! Have you read any of these or plan on reading them? Or what are you excited about reading in July? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

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