Start of Something New: July TBR

Well, I guess you should never say never when it comes to your reading and blogging life. And yes, I do hear Troy Bolton and Gabrielle Montez signing “Start of Something New” whenever I read this post’s title. After writing a monthly TBR discussion post almost two months (the title, “I’m a moody reader and proud”, might give you a hint about my monthly TBR habits), I, Fangirl Fury, am here to give you my first ever monthly TBR for July.

The reason I decided to embark on this new TBR journey is simple: I’m officially overwhelmed by my own-books TBR. Over the past few years MY WHOLE LIFE and despite my growing personal library, most of the books I read come from the library so I tend to not be overwhelmed by TBR because its not at home. Unless I’m staring at my Goodreads shelf. Enter Book Expo and Book Con 2018, where I received almost 40 new books, and over half of them are ARCs coming out in Fall 2018. I’d like to take a moment to say that this is not me complaining because I am truly excited about ALL of the books I picked up last month and I’m so appreciative of all the experiences I had at Book Expo and Book Con. Besides being genuinely excited to read, my goal is to have reviews out around pub date for each of them. I know this is not entirely realistic, but this reader can dream!

Getting back to the point of a July TBR, I am determined to read the ARCs below this month and of course some new and backlist books as well. This is also not my final TBR, as it’s likely that I’ll read more books that aren’t on this list as well.

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (ARC) – I need some Victoria/V.E. Schwab in my life, and if I can’t have Vengeful yet, I will gladly take City of Ghosts. I really don’t read middle grade, but I’m excited to read Schwab’s first take on the genre. And blame it on Strange the Dreamer, but I’ve been in the mood for some ghost books lately.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (ARC)- Speaking of Strange the Dreamer, I’m so excited to be able to read its sequel, Muse of Nightmare. Strange the Dreamer is easily one of my new favorite fantasy books, and yes, I’m scared for EVERYONE in this finale.

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden- So as I’m writing this post, I just found the last book in the Winternight trilogy isn’t coming until January 2019 instead of August 2018. I was originally planning on reading The Girl in the Tower this month to prepare for The Winter of the Witch. I still plan to read it this month because I am of need of Vasya and Russian folklore.

The Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood – I haven’t read a book by Jessica Spotswood before, but her latest release had me at summer contemporary featuring four sisters.


Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (ARC)- Sisterhood and fantasy are also more than welcome! I’m excited to read Grace & Fury before its July 31st pub date.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (ARC)– The hype is real for A Very Large Expanse of Sea (it’s gorgeous cover was just recently revealed) and I’m sure will more than satisfy by contemporary cravings.

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian- Ideally, I’d like to binge-read the entire Burn for Burn trilogy this month. Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian are two of my favorite contemporary authors, so I’m hoping I fall in love with this collab as much I’ve loved there other books. Plus it takes place during the summer.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone- I’m so excited to read Nic’s upcoming book, Odd One Out, and I’d love to read her debut novel before then.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Reread)- Netflix’s film adaptation of one of my all-time series, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is easily my most anticipated movie of the year! Like Burn for Burn, I’d love to read all 3 books, but I want to at least reread the first this month.

What do you plan on reading in July? Share in the comments

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