Tackling My TBR: July 2020

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tackling My TBR is a monthly post, where I share my reading plans for the upcoming month.

I’ve taken a little break with my TBR jar since my classes have started up again. I noticed that the busier I get with classes, the least likely I am to read books that I’ve picked out of the jar. I seem to prefer mood reading when I’m taking classes. However, I still wanted to share a TBR with you because there’s some great books I’m excited to read this month.

Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez: I adored the first book, Sweet Black Waves, and immediately bought the sequel when it released. However, I still haven’t read it! It’s just that the ending of Sweet Black Waves really left me heartbroken and I’m still not over it. With the third book releasing next month, I hope to finally crack the spine so I can maybe binge the two.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien: This will be a reread for me but I can’t wait. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before but Tolkien’s books are one of main reasons I’m a reader today. I discovered his work when I was middle school and fell in love with Middle Earth and everything Tolkien. I rarely reread books, but I’ve been wanting to reread The Lord of the Rings series for a long time so I’m starting with The Hobbit!

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler: A grumpy diner owner meets an excited tourist on the vacation of a lifetime. This one sounds so adorable and it’s set in Alaska, which is not a setting I usually read from. 

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer: I’m just not ready for my heart to broken—it’s in the title, so that must be what happens. A Curse so Dark and Lonely was one of my favorite books of last year. Though, Kemmerer changes course with this one as it’s in Gray’s point-of-view. I’m excited to see where the series will go from here, but will I ever be ready for it?

The End of Oz by Danielle Paige: I’ve been meaning to get to this one for a while. It the fourth and final book in the Dorothy Must Die series. To be totally honest, I enjoyed the first two in the series but lost some interest with the third. I hope the fourth ties everything together nicely. 

Pop Culture Readathon

This is a month-long readathon that I stumbled upon while watching some Youtube videos. It is created and hosted by Whitney from BooksWhitMe. There are several bingo boards to choose from and this round, the theme is 90s movies which is so awesome! I ended up choosing the Thrill Ride bingo board and will be working on making a bingo from there. The prompts I’m thinking of completing are below:

Candyman – book with supernatural creatures: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh: I purchased this back when it first released and I still haven’t read it. I was so stoked at the idea of Ahdieh writing about vampires set in New Orleans (The Originals, anyone?). However, there has been so many mixed reviews that I’ve been super hesitant to pick it up. With the sequel released now, I definitely want to give it a try.

Blair Witch Project – book with a black or white cover: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman: I just started this one. It’s rather short so it shouldn’t take me long. I expect great things as Gaiman’s gorgeous whimsical writing coupled with mythology makes a great pair.

“What’s your favorite scary movie” – read a book by one of your favorite authors: Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz: It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read a book by Stolarz. I absolutely have adored every book of hers. And since I’ve finished her backlist, I’ve been holding off with reading her newest. However, I just heard about her new release coming out next year, The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep, so I’ll definitely want to read Jane Anonymous before then.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – chosen one trope: Slayer by Kiersten White: The last book I read by White was And I Darken and it just wasn’t a book for me. However, a retelling of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is definitely something I need in my life. I’m a huge Buffy fan so I’m excited to see what Kiersten White does to the tale.

What are you reading in July?

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