Tackling My TBR: July 2023

Monday, July 03, 2023

 Tackling My TBR is a monthly post, where I share my reading plans for the upcoming month. The concept of a TBR Jar is not a new one. I’ve seen it used in various ways throughout the bookish community. I set up my jar a little different than what I’ve seen previously. Instead of putting individual book titles on a small sheet of paper to place in the jar, I wrote a month and a year on each. Each month, I intend to pull three sheets of paper from my jar which will dictate which three books I will read. The dates on the paper correspond with the date I added those books to my Goodreads account. Some months will have over 20 books to choose from, when others may have only one. From Goodreads, I’ll choose the three books from the three different monthly hauls. 

I was able to tackle a few of the books on my TBR. I read For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin, which was a cute romance that included an even cuter dog. The month was coming to a close, when I decided to move The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue to this month since I didn't get to it. However, I was able to complete Roar by Cora Carmack and am looking forward to picking up the sequel soon.

For July, I picked the July 2019, February 2020, and September 2021 book hauls out of the jar. Here are the books I chose:

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab: I've had this on my shelf ever since it came out and I am still not sure if I will like this or not. I've been spoiled about some things that happen in the book on TikTok and was thinking to wait in starting this in the hopes I didn't remember the spoilers. However, the jar has spoken and I will be reading this very soon.

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo: Finally! I feel like I am way behind in Bardugo's books and this is the one I have to read next. I haven't even read Ninth House, because I have been meaning to finish the original Shadow and Bone trilogy first. While I prefer the Six of Crows duology, this trilogy is still a must read to get the full scope of Bardugo's worldbuilding. 

Kingsbane by Claire LeGrand: I guess I plan on reading all the sequels this month. This is the sequel to Furyborn in the Empirium series. I read the first book in January so hopefully, I can jump right into this one without forgetting anything of the first.

Summerween Readathon

Summerween Readathon is hosted by Olivia at Olivia Reads a Latte and Gabby at Gabby Reads. This readathon takes place during July 7th to the 13st. Here are the prompts for the readathon and the books I am hoping to get to:

Read a book in the dark - The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh: Give me all the spooky vibes! This one gives readers a classic haunted house and a skeptic podcaster investigating the paranormal. It sounds amazing!

Read a thriller - The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager: I am not a huge thriller reader and when I do pick up thrillers, I don't usually like them. However, I am going to pick up this one and see how it goes.

Read a book that takes place in the fall - Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich: I went through my entire TBR for a book that mentions fall or autumn in the synopsis and couldn't find anything. So I am not sure if this is set in fall, but I hope it is because I haven had this on my TBR for forever and would love to read it this month!

Read a book with orange or black on the cover - 
Escape Room by Maren Stoffels: I've never read any of Stoffels' books before, but I am excited to dive into this one. It sounds similar to Escape Room, a movie I saw a few years ago, which I really enjoyed so I hope this one is as spooky as it sounds.

The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics: Both the book by Stoffels and Lukavics are quite short so I am anticipating finishing them both for this prompt. I have read Lukavics before and her writing gives readers all the creepy vibes. 

Read a manga, graphic novel, or a novella - Fly By Night by Tara O'Connor: I had trouble choosing one for this prompt, because I rarely read manga, graphic novels, and novellas. This graphic novels follows a Dee as she uncovers the mystery of her missing sister. 

What are you reading this month?

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