What I'm Reading in July
my july TBR pile
Happy July, bookworms! I hope you’re all gearing up for a month of sun, adventure, and, — of course — plenty of reading.
This month, I’m planning to take two whole weekends to read, which is why my July TBR is overflowing. July 20–21 is a 24 in 48 readathon, where a bunch of people on the internet are all committing to reading for 24 out of the 48 weekend hours. I’m hoping that will help me put a serious dent in the pile.
Here’s what I have on tap coming up. I don’t really expect to finish all of it, but hey, it’s fun to dream!
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
My friend and fellow bookstagrammer Laura Yamin lent this to me after she got a (signed!) copy at a publishing industry conference. This book is suuuuuper anticipated ahead of its October 1 publication date, so I’m extremely grateful for the chance to review!
The Philosopher’s War by Tom Miller
This is the sequel to The Philosopher’s Flight, and it will be published July 16. Big thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for the review copy.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
This is the July bookclub pick from Girls’ Night In. It looks like it’s going to be super powerful.
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
An apocolyptic comedy narrated by a sweary-mouthed crow who’s addicted to Cheetos? Sign me up. It’s out August 6.
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Another gift from NetGalley and Simon & Schuster, and it comes very highly recommended! It’s out August 13.
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
This one I cannot wait to dive into. Literally everyone is raving about this book. I got a signed copy from Strand Bookstore and it’s beautiful.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
This is an advanced reader’s copy I got at BookCon and it’s beautiful, too! It will be out September 10.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
No, I haven’t read this yet — yes, really. But I’m going to fix that this month!
Kingsbane by Clare Legrand
This is the sequel to Furyborn. I got my copy signed at BookCon!
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
This is this month’s Next Big Idea Club selection. Looks interesting, for sure.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Lots of people loved this one, and it’s on my Book of the Month title backlist.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
My BOTM selection this month. I love a fantasy novel set in another culture!