Bookish Item| July TBR

It’s that time of the month again that I talk about the books I’m hoping to read next month. I’ve said this many times before, but I rarely stick to my TBR except when it comes to book clubs/group reads. I love talking about books I’m excited about at the moment, but I still let my mood lead. So let’s talk about my July TBR!

Group Reads

City of Nightmares – Rebecca Schaeffer

A friend and I host a series slayers read and try to get at least four series done a year. This month we finished The Poppy War, so it’s time to start our new duology. City of Nightmares sounds like one I’ll love. It has crooked politicians and sinister cults. It sounds a bit dark, but it’s right up my alley.

Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend – Emma R. Alban

Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend is described as Bridgerton meets The Parent Trap. That definitely caught my eye and that’s how this one became my swoon read for July. I hope I love it as much as I expect to.


Long Live Evil – Sarah Rees Brennan

Long Live Evil caught my eye, because we get a different take than normal. In this book our main character wakes up in her favorite fictional world, not as the heroine, but as the villain. I read the first chapter for a Try a Chapter tag, and was very intrigued.

This Used to Be Us – Renee Carlino

This Used to Be Us caught my eye, because we mostly get the relationship as it starts, not as it’s ending. Our main characters get a divorce after more than 20 years of being together, but the distance makes them remember what they love about each other. The synopsis talks about a family crisis and a dramatic ending, and that makes me wonder if we’re getting a happily ever after.

Our Infinite Fates – Laura Steven

Laura Steven wrote one of my favorite books (The Exact Opposite of Okay) and I’ll buy anything she writes. Even if I’m a bit behind on reading her new books. Our Infinite Fates doesn’t actually release until March 2025, but I’m very grateful to already have an eARC. I actually read the first two chapters and I’m already hooked. Two souls have loved each other in a thousand lifetimes and kill each other in every one of them.

Backlist/Physical Books

The Midnight Library – Matt Haig

The books in The Midnight Library let our main character see how life would be if she made different decisions, because she has quite a few regrets. Of course, things aren’t always better with different paths and this is something she realizes. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and I’ve been wanting to read this since it released in 2020.

As Good As Dead – Holly Jackson

The A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a trilogy I’ve loved and really need to finish. As Good As Dead has been on my shelf since it released in 2021. This trilogy also got a TV adaptation and I’m excited to see how it’s brought to life on screen.

All Rhodes Lead Here – Mariana Zapata

I’ve been saying for a few years now that I need to read something by Mariana Zapata and I still haven’t, haha. I bought All Rhodes Lead Here last year and I think I’ve had it on a few TBRs, and still haven’t read it. I really need to change this and I’m hoping July is the month I’ll do this.


So I know this only has 8 books, but like I said I’ve loved mood reading lately! Who knows where my month will take me? Do you have any books on your TBR for July? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

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