Bookhaul | July 2023

How is it already August 1st?!? We still think this year is flying by! That being said with the start of a new month it means looking back at the previous one. Today we want to talk about the books we added to our shelves in July! How did we do? Keep on reading for our July bookhaul to find out!


July was another month that ended with me adding more books to my shelves than I was planning, haha. A few trips to the bookstore and just reading physical books faster helped with that. I ended up with 16 new books in July. So far I’ve read two and I’m almost done with four more of these. I’d say I’m off to a good start.

Business or Pleasure – Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rachel Lynn Solomon is one of my favorite authors, so I needed her latest book. A ghostwriter has a one night stand with the man she’s supposed to end up writing with. Let’s just say the night wasn’t good. I already read this and it’s so much fun! I couldn’t put it down.

A Dowry of Blood – S.T. Gibson

A Dowry of Blood is a book I’ve seen often and I’ve heard great things about. For me this seems like a perfect autumn/Halloween read. A darkly seductive tale about Dracula’s first wife. I also believe we’re getting another book in this series next year.

So Happy for You – Celia Laskey

Wedding planning can get intense, so being your best friend’s maid of honor can be stressful. Even more so seeing how our main character thinks the wedding party is out to get her. So Happy for You isn’t a long book, but I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

You, with a View – Jessica Joyce

A road trip with your high school enemy? That doesn’t sound too appealing. I’m a fan of a good enemies to lovers story and I couldn’t resist this beautiful cover.

A Thousand Miles – Bridget Morrissey

After reading That Summer Feeling I knew I needed  to read more by Bridget Morrissey. Former friends take a road trip and one of our main characters has a podcast. Elements I love in a book! I’m hoping I love this one just as much as That Summer Feeling.

Immortal Longings – Chloe Gong

Chloe Gong became a popular author with These Violent Delights and now has her first adult fantasy. Immortal Longings has a world where a set of games is hosted by a kingdom every year. I’m someone who loves that in books, so I’m excited. This cover is stunning, but creepy at the same time.

Beartown- Frederik Backman

Beartown follows the town’s hockey team and from what I understand it’s so much more than that. There are things that take place that are devastating and I believe we follow the aftermath. I’ve heard amazing things about this series and author, so it’s time for me to read it myself.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow was a book I did start reading when it released, but the audiobook wasn’t working for me. So when I found this edition that just happens to be a floppy paperback, I had to grab it. It’s time for me to see what the hype is all about.

The Gilded Wolves & The Silvered Serpents – Roshani Chokshi

So a funny story, I actually unhauled my copy of The Gilded Wolves at the beginning of the year, because I wasn’t sure I would be reading it. Then the series read I host with someone else decided we would read this trilogy. So I got the ebook, but I’ve been reading physical books a lot quicker lately, so I picked these up. The first book is actually really good and I’m glad I decided to pick these up again.

Dear Grumpy Boss – Julia Wolf

I’m actually reading Dear Grumpy Boss right now and I’ve laughed out loud quite a few times. Julia Wolf is an author I’ve previously loved, but haven’t read one for quite some time. So far I would highly recommend.

Hooked – Emily McIntire

The Never After series is everywhere on BookTok and I’ve been wanting to give it a go. I’ve had this in my hands quite a few times and decided it was finally time to take it home. This Peter Pan re-imagining with the villain being the main character has me very intrigued.

Pretend You’re Mine – Lucy Score

Ever since I read Things We Never Got Over I’ve decided I needed to catch up with Lucy Score’s backlist. Well this is a new cover for this series and I love it. Lucy Score writes big books, so I’m hoping to love the start of this trilogy and add some extra 500+ page books to my reading goal this year.

Way of the Argosi – Sebastien de Castell

Way of the Argosi is the first prequel book in the Spellslinger book and I’m almost done reading it. This follows a character we meet in the first Spellslinger book and I’m excited to get her backstory. It is a bit tragic, but also filled with many life lessons.

This Winter & Nick and Charlie – Alice Oseman

After reading Solitaire this month, I decided once again I need to read all of Alice Oseman’s backlist. This Winter & Nick and Charlie are novellas in this world. I’ve already This Winter and I loved the little glimpse of Christmas for these characters.


For once I did get some new books! It’s probably not going to be a surprise that I got four new manga haha. I haven’t used my Audible credit yet, so no new audiobooks this month.

Haikyu! 13 – 16 – Haruichi Furudate

I adore this manga series so so much and had finished all the volumes I owned. Since I’m on summer break I decided I deserved to get some more. I haven’t started on these yet, I’m pretty sure I’ll read them all in one go haha. But I do think I will do so soon!

So that’s our July bookhaul! Have you read any of these? Or what new books did you add to your shelves that you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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