July TBR // July Reading List

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

 

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*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.
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*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 (The Space in Between, #1)
*The Space In Between by Brittainy C Cherry

The Guy on the Right (The Underdogs, #1)
The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart

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.

You Should See Me in a Crown
*You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson 

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
*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
*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!

 

 
Felix Ever After
*Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

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)
*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.

 

Docile
Docile by KM Szpara

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.

 
The Extraordinaries (The Extraordinaries, #1)
The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune 

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: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance
*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.

All of the books I mention in this post can be found and purchased on my storefront here.

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5 thoughts on “July TBR // July Reading List

  1. I hope you have a great reading month! I hope to read You should see me in a crown and Felix ever after sometime soon as well!

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  2. “Sin & Ink” seems like the perfect read for me right now. What a unique idea for a contemporary romance! Thanks for the rec. I recently finished an addictive rockstar romance novel called “Endless” by Kaylene Winter. Ty is the lead singer of Less than Zero and comes from a broken household and fits the “tortured artist” role perfectly. He falls for Zoey – educated, upper middle glass girl with hopes of being a lawyer. They are thrown together right before Zoey heads to school and Ty goes on a tour with the band and although they have a passionate amazing short romance together Zoey knows it’s not for the best and ghosts Ty. This leads to him fully embracing the rockstar lifestyle to try and forget her. They end up crossing paths again almost 10 years later and even though its 100% meant to be it is not an easy romance to fix. I loved both of these characters so much and not only that you get to know Ty’s bandmates too who are all great (sexy) and fun characters as well! This is going to be such a great book series and I can’t wait to read what happens next. You can read more about it on the author’s website – https://rockerromance.com/
    I hope you loved it as much as I did!

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