Books I Hope To Read: My July TBR

Summer is my favorite time to get lost in books. We usually have a little bit more time on our hands & there’s something about reading outdoors that just hits different – especially when the background noice is crashing waves or a flock of seagulls. As you know, my blog has added this little book corner where I share my love of reading & books. And although I have a monthly wrap up series already where I share the books I read each month, I wanted to expand this category & share even more book related content with you all. If you are the readers solely after my decluttering & simple living content – have no fear – I have intentional living posts coming soon. I think a lot of us readers can relate to the idea of creating these super long TBR lists in hopes we read over 15 books, but end up only having time for a quarter of them. But at the rare chance I do end up successfully reading all of these books in July, I will update you on my next wrap up post.

Layla by Colleen Hoover

I’m challenging myself to read most of CH’s books this year. I’ll be honest, some of hers have been close DNF’s for their triggering topics – but I decided to explore another one of her thriller romances as I absolutely LOVED her novel, Verity. I’ve heard great things about this haunting love story. And I can’t wait to see if it holds up to the hype. I personally, love a good ghost story & haven’t read a thriller in a few months. I’m happy to return to a genre I love.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

A very hyped book & author on booktok & bookstagram – I figured Beach Read would be the perfect one for summer time. I’ve yet to read any books from this author – so I’m excited to see my thoughts on her. I’ve heard although this book is titled “Beach Read” it actually takes place on a lake. LOL

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

July will be the month of Emily Henry because I will also be hopefully reading People We Meet on Vacation. I’ve heard this is a least favorite among Emily Henry stans but I still feel like this will be a perfect lighthearted summer read.

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

I’ve been holding off reading this hyped book because how sad it supposedly is. And after reading All your Perfects by CH last month, I need a break from sad reads. But I’m interested to read about greek mythology within this romance novel. And I’m excited to see why everyone seems to love this book & cries at the end.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

See, I told you this month was all about Emily Henry books. This one is her newest release about two writers who work together & can’t strand each other but ultimately find commonality. It’s an enemies to lovers I believe & honestly – the title of the book & the beautiful cover enticed me to buy it. Also, everyone on bookstagram was raving about it a few months ago. I’m a bit of a follower at fault.

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

Talk about a very hyped book for the summer. This has been all over social media lately & I feel like I should just get it because it seems like the perfect summer romance read. A lot of people compare this story to Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren – so if you love that book, I would recommend checking out this one too.

These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

If you are a fan of the ACOTAR series, this is very similar with a little less spice from what I’ve been told. I know I’ll be wanting to get into more fantasy reads & the fact this is similar to my found favorite series makes me really want to see what it’s about.

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

The first line to the synopsis caused me to add to cart: ” Seven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again…” I mean this seems like such a gripping read. I’m a sucker for second chance romance stories & feel like this will be read with twists & turns.

Heartbones by Colleen Hoover

Another CH book I’m excited to read. This is about a girl who lives with her addict mother & has the chance to live with her father at his lake house. Not only is this a story about addiction and how it affects a family, but it also has a summer loved tied in the mix. Plus the cover is eerily beautiful.

So there you have it. These are just a few anticipated reads I hope to get to this coming month. We will see if I get to any of these. I’m a sucker for buying more books even when I have tons on my shelves. LOL But I’m really hoping to get through some of these by the end of July. Stay tuned for my wrap up series post & be sure to catch up on my others here & here.

What do you plan to read next month?


22 thoughts on “Books I Hope To Read: My July TBR”

  1. Ooh I love this! So many of these books are on my tbr too, I still haven’t read any Emily Henry books yet but I’m planning on it this summer! I didn’t know Beach Read took place on a lake haha. I can never say no to a thriller romance either so I’ve added Layla to my list. Thank you so much for sharing x

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  2. Loved song of Achilles! Definitely was sad. I have flown through so many of Colleen Hoovers books this year. I have heartbones on my list but need to add Layla. If you haven’t checked out Taylor Jenkins Reid you should. I’m also devouring all of her books. Currently reading Malibu Rising.

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  3. Great TBR list. I do have to say I don’t get all the hype around Emily Henry’s books. I have yet to read one that I like. But I plan on finishing the A Good Girls Guide to Murder series in July! Happy reading!

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