Welcome back to the next month of me being an overly ambitious idiot! There are 33 books on this tbr. Will I finish all of them? No, Am I going to foolishly try? Of course I am because like I said, I am an idiot!😁
I’m also having a difficult time trying to decide which readathons I am going to take part in. I’m thinking of maybe joining the second chance readathon which is an all month readathon, as well as beccas 48hour bookopathon or if I might do one that takes place later on in the month which is the @JoinTheSix readathon which takes place from July 27th to August 5th, But then there are a few others that I am interested in as well.
But the readathon I will definitely be taking part in this month is The reading rush (link to video) which runs from July 20-26th. So let’s start with that tbr first.
Reading Rush TBR:
1- Read a book with a cover that matches the colour of your birthstone.
For this I chose ‘so, this is love’ by Elizabeth Lim. Would you say this is a turquoise or topaz blue? Who knows😂 finding a book that matches the colour of your birthstone is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be lol. I think this is the closest I am going to get to finishing the colour so I’m going with this one regardless of whether it’s the right blue haha.
2- Read a book that starts with the word “the”.
For this I will be reading ‘The secret history‘ by Donna Tartt. I think this book has been on 3 tbrs now, I need to get to it this month and hopefully with it being part of a readathon it may push me to read it.
3- Read a book that inspired a movie you’ve already seen.
For this I am going to be reading ‘The woman in the window’ by A. J. Finn. I didn’t know what to pick for this one but I have wanted to see the movie for this and read the book so I bent the rule slightly😁. I’ve heard really good things about the book and some good things about the movie so I’m excited to get to this.
4- Read the first book you touch
I think I am going to wait until nearer the time and then just put all my remaining July tbr books on the bed (because there are a lot😂) and the just pick whichever one I touch first with my eyes closed if that makes sense😂.
5- Read a book completely outside of your house.
For this prompt I wanted to choose something small and something I had on my phone so I went with ‘time after time’ by Jenna st. James. This book is under 200 pages and this series is so fast and fun that it it the perfect book to read outside in the garden. Each one of these books is a time travel murder mysteries, each set in different time periods and written by different authors with different characters. I enjoyed the first one and am intrigued to see what I think of the next one because this is an interesting way to set these out and I’m wondering if they all come together in the end🤔.
6- Read a book from a genre you have always wanted to read from.
It took me so long to decide what to read for this one. I tend to read a bit of something from every genre. But the I am starting to get back into historical/spy type books. So I decided to read ‘wolf by wolf‘ by Ryan Graudin. I recently finished ‘the book thief’ by Markus Zusak so this is the perfect time to read this one.
7- Read a book that takes place on a continent different from where you live.
For this prompt I chose ‘The bear and the nightingale’ by Katherine Arden. Yes! I know… this book is on my tbr for the 5th or 6th time, don’t! Just don’t!😂 I am positive I am going to read it this month… maybeee😁
Knightmare arcanist by Shami Shuvall
I am reading this one as part of a blog tour. I’m really excited for this blog tour, I had never heard of this book before I was asked if I wanted to join the tour and I am so glad I was asked because it sounds so good!
The ship of shadows by Maria Kuzniar
This one is also for a last minute blog tour. Who am I kidding, I couldn’t say no. Especially since it is a middle grade adventure which is my favourite king of middle Grade!
The summoned ones by Darryl A. Woods
The final blog tour I am doing this month is for ‘the summoned ones’ and I can’t remember what this one is about haha. I’m pretty sure has a group of kids who go on a journey and discover a magical world? Don’t quote me but I’m intrigued regardless.
Book club picks: (middle Grade Marvels)
Thomas Wildus and the book of sorrows by J. A. Bergen
Our first book club pick is a book which Noly was offered by a publisher. I am so excited o dive into this one this month and chat about. with everyone and this cover is so pretty!
The jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
The jumbies is our second book club pick for the month. We decided to add some diversity to our group and this is the one that won the pole. I’m really excited about this one too as the synopsis sounds like it’s right up my alley.
Extra Physical tbr:
Wicked fox by Kat Cho
I’ve been wanting to read this one for months now and have never got around to picking it up. I love this cover and the cover for book 2 is😍. I’ve heard great things about this book and I can’t wait to read it.
Serpent and dove by Shelby mahurin
Serpent and dove was one of my most anticipated releases for last year but I never finished it because of my slump. I really want to get to it either this month or if I don’t get round to it, possibly during Halloween season.
Sorcery of thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I’m not sure whether I will get to this this month but I decided to put it on here anyway. I enjoyed an enchantment of ravens by Margaret Rogerson so hopefully I love this one too.
Jade city by Fonda Lee
I really want to read this but I don’t even own it yet so I don’t know why it is on this tbr but just shhh😂. I really hope I get to this one this month. It’s probably one of the ones I am most excited about.
Dreamers pool by Juliet Marillier
I think I have said this before somewhere but this cover is 😍😍Lol. This is one that I am hoping to get to this month but am not going to be angry with myself if I don’t get to it… does that make sense?🙈😂 I have so many books on this tbr that I have had to tell myself that it’s ok if I don’t get to some of them but my brain doesn’t seem to think that’s true, it thinks I should read ALL OF THEM! 🤣
Half the world by Joe Abercrombie
I’m reading one of Joe Abercrombie’s books each month (in order) and this month is half the world but I haven’t finished half a king yet because I only started it yesterday, I’m off to a great start😁.
Aurora rising by Jay kristoff
I want to get to this soon because aurora burning just released. I haven’t read a good sci fi in a few months and I’m hoping this is another favourite because i loved illuminae
The fate of the fallen by Kel Kade
I won this in a giveaway last year and still haven’t read it yet. I had never heard of this book but when I saw the giveaway I looked it up on goodreads and really wanted to read it.
Lifelike by Jay kristoff
I started this book a couple of days ago (June 29th). I have a Jay kristoff/ sci-fi theme going on😂.
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Another beautiful cover! I can’t decide whether I like the US cover better or the UK one. They are both really pretty and I like some things on one and some on the other😆.
Sky in the deep by Adrienne Young
Sky in the deep is another one that had been on my tbr for months and still haven’t gotten to yet. I haven’t read a good Viking book in a while so I’m excited for this one.
Rebel belle by Rachel Hawkins
I will likely use this for the first prompt for beccas BookoplAthon. I didn’t realise this was paranormal but apparently it is which I’m glad about because I have been looking for an excuse to read this one.
Mrs P’s book of secrets by Lorna Grey
Omg! I’m so embarrassed by how long some of these books have been on here🙈. This book has been on every tbr since maybe September last year and I still haven’t read it!!!! This month is the month! I’m setting myself up for failure but just pretend like you believe me… please!
I was a teenage ghost hunter by Brian Henry
another one that has been on every tbr since last year. The only excuse I have for this one is that I want to read it at Halloween.
One? Jennifer L. Cahill
At this point I don’t even have any excuses left so Ermm… it’s here, I’m going to get to it eventually and LEAVE ME ALONE! 😂
Symphony of the wind by Steven McKinnon
I am one chapter through this one as I am writing this post. It has me hooked so far but it is only the first chapter lol. Nothing like a good SFF book!
Duel of fire by Jordan Rivet
Finally a book that hasn’t been on a previous tbr… I don’t think. I’ve heard really good things about this one from friends, other bloggers and booktubers and I can’t wait!
Royal decoy by Heather Frost
Royal courts, political intrigue, romance and sword fights…. yes please!
Invisible in a blue light by Sally Gardner
I’m not sure how to describe this one but I’m five chapters in and loving it!
The peculiar Peggs of riddling woods by Samuel J. Halpin
Peculiar Peggs is a book I have been wanting to read for a while but I’m glad I waited because it is 89p on kindle!
The traitors blade by Sebastian de Castell
So far I own 3 books by Sebastien de castell, all of which are in his spellslinger series. I’m interested to see what I think of Sebastien de castells writing. Hopefully I enjoy it otherwise I have a lot of unread books by him hehe.
Crucible of stars by Erica Lindquist
I saw this one on KU and it seemed like my kind of thing.
Phew 😅 that took a while! Who’s idea was it to have this many books on one tbr… oh, that’s right, mine! SUCH AN IDIOT!!! It’s like I want myself to fail🤣.
If you made it this far, you are just as insane as me and I don’t know how you did it. What are your tbr plans for this month? Are you reading any of these? Let me know in the comments down below and let’s chat!
Oh and If anyone knows of any fun readathons going on this month let me know. I want to do some but I don’t know which ones.
Thank you so much for reading!