And just like that… half of the year is in the books. And what a crazy half of the year it has been.
There are a few readathons happening this month that I will make separate TBRs for if I decide to participate, but I thought I’d share with you the books I’m hoping to read this month. Of course, as always, I use this as more of a reference guide to help me pick my next book rather than something that will DEFINITELY happen.
Books to Read in July
*=Author of Color, BIPOC Authors
*Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon
TBH, I actually already read this, but I read it on July 1 it’s one of those things where you add things you’ve already done to your To Do list just so you have something to check off.
This is an adorable M/M romance between a guy who runs this romance book club called The Meet Cute Club and a book snob who works at his favorite book store. RTC!
This is the KU book that got the most votes over on my BookTube channel for what I should read in July.
*Sin & Ink by Naima Simone
This was the Audible Escape vote for July and it sounds so good.
This is a contemporary forbidden romance between an ex MMA fighter and his dead brother’s widow.
*The Space In Between by Brittainy C Cherry
I am so late to the game on this one. This was super popular a few months ago, but it just kind of fell off of my radar. I found it on Scribd, so I think I’ll listen to the audiobook this month.
From what I understand this is a friends-to-lovers underdog romance. I think the hero gets friend zoned and his roommate gets all the attention.
This is the Dragons and Tea book club pick and I’ve had this on my radar ever since I saw promo for it on Instagram.
It’s about a girl who has a plan to get out of her small town, go to college, and play in the orchestra… except all of her plans blow up when she isn’t approved for Financial Aid.
*Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
This has been on my TBR for such a long time. I love the cover of this book!
It’s a YA Contemporary that revolves around a school play of Romeo and Juliet. The main character draws a lot of parallels between herself and with Rosalind.
*With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
I’m buddy reading this one with Mallory over at @FigsLibrary on Instagram. I read The Poet X last month and ADORED it so much I bought the physical book along with this one. We are reading the physical book together, but I also want to listen to the audiobook as well.
This is about a teen mom who is navigating life through high school while also being a parent and having aspirations of becoming a chef. This book includes recipes!
The hype around this book is so real and I can’t wait to get my eyes on it.
Felix’s last name is love, but he has never been in love. An anonymous person starts sending him transphobic messages and publicly uses his dead name, he comes up with a plan for revenge.
*Rhapsody (The Butcher and the Violinist #1) by Kenya Wright
That cover tho. This was a rec from a subscriber and it looks so good.
This is about a man named Jean-Pierre who is known as The Butcher of Corsican. He was known for his lack of feelings until he sees Eden playing the violin on stage.
I got the audiobook for this a while ago from Libro.FM and it has been haunting me from my library ever since.
This is an extremely unique-sounding story set in a world where people can become slaves in exchange for removing their debt for their families.
I read Wolfsong and House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ last month and adored them.
All I really know about this book is that it revolves around a fandom and TJ wrote it – that’s all I really need to know to read it!
*The Groom Will Keep His Name by Matt Ortile
This was an ALC from Libro.FM, and I was excited to see that it was written by a Filipino man. (For those who don’t know, I’m half Filipino. My dad immigrated to the US in college.)
This is, essentially, a collection of essays about Matt’s life as a gay Filipino immigrant.
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