I’ve made a lot of reading resolutions, and one of them is to be better about cultivating a monthly TBR. I know so many bloggers do beginning of the month TBR posts and I always LOVE reading them, so I’ve decided to post my own as well! I will include my physical, e-book, and ARC TBRs as well as a status update of where I am prior to starting my upcoming month’s TBR.
Reading Progress Prior To This Month: 31/70 Books Read
Hello lovely readers! I am BACK after getting married and going on my honeymoon!! While it’s sort of surreal to return to “real life” now that my wedding is over, I’m really excited to dive head first back into reading and blogging! I’m trying to give myself a little bit of grace in catching up and getting back into the groove of things (in all elements of my life, honestly!!) but I can’t wait to bring back more features and discussions to the blog in addition to my regularly scheduled reviews!
All of Us With Wings // I had the chance to meet the author for this novel at ALA midwinter this year and was immediately drawn to this story. Featuring a Latinx protagonist and set in the Bay Area, it’s a magical realism story which I always mean to read more of!
The Undoing of Thistle Tate // I read the author’s book Immaculate several years ago and adored it (and really don’t think enough folks read it!) so when I was approached about reading her newest contemporary I was thrilled. The author works in publishing so I’m excited for the publishing insights she includes in this story about a girl who’s masquerading as a best selling author.
Spin the Dawn // I heard this novel pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway and I was like I’m ALREADY SOLD. I’m so excited for all of the lush clothing descriptions and mind-blowing creativity that I’m sure I’ll encounter!
Past Perfect Life // I picked this one up on a whim at ALA midwinter this year and for some reason the synopsis is giving me Far From the Tree vibes. I haven’t seen a whole lot of publicity for it but I’m hoping it will be one of those books that sneaks up on me and ends up a favorite! I always love a good “my life is a lie//must discover my true identity” story lol.
Hungry Hearts // I love everything about this anthology so far: the covers, the descriptions, the fact that it’s received so many glowing reviews! Anthologies can be really hit or miss for me but I’m so excited to read these stories centered around food and the importance it plays in each protagonists personal life/family/friendships/cultures/etc.
The Rest of the Story // I feel like this release sort of crept up on me? Like I didn’t know about it until right before it came out? TBH I’ve noticed that as I’ve gone back to reread Dessen’s novels they’ve been really hit or miss for me, and I didn’t enjoy her most recent release last year. However, I’m still excited to dive into this one and if my reading experience goes well I will definitely be buying a copy to add to my collection!
When We Left Cuba // Next Year in Havana is one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve read in a LONG time, so I’m really excited about this spin-off story! Max was also kind enough to pre-order this one for me as an early birthday gift and OF COURSE I have not had a chance to pick it up yet…that will hopefully be changing soon!
Caraval // So I read Caraval back in the day and really enjoyed it, and I’ve resigned myself to needing to reread it today because I TRIED to read recaps and summaries but for the life of me cannot keep everything that happened straight. Therefore I’m behind on the rest of the books in the series and would really love to finish them this summer, so I decided to start with a clean slate!
Are any of these on your TBR? What’s your most anticipated book for July? Let me know in the comments!