Monday, 4 July 2016

July TBR

Once again, here is another completely over-ambitious TBR for the month of July!  As I have mentioned quite a lot recently, over the past few months I really haven't been reading much at all, and so subsequently have constantly tried to get back into, partly by giving myself pretty long TBR's compared to how much I am currently reading, in the hope that it may encourage me to get to some of these books I really do want to get to sometime soon.  However, unlike past months, I may actually have a shot at tackling this one as I now have a lot more free time thanks to exams being over, so hopefully my wrap up for this month will be a little longer than normal.  And so, enjoy!  

1) The Infinite Sea/ The Last Star by Rick Yancey - 

Since the end of last year, I have been highly anticipating the release of the last book in the 5th Wave trilogy, so when it finally came out earlier this month I was so excited to finally read it.  However, after looking up a brief summary of the Infinite Sea, the second book in the series, in an attempt to remind myself of some of the plot points I may have forgotten, I found I had actually somehow completely misread major points and so its safe to say I was pretty confused as to what had actually happened and how I had missed some of the key things that had.  And so, based off that I knew this one would have to get a reread, but at least this time once I do finally figure out what actually happened in The Infinite Sea, then I can instantly jump into The Last Star and see at least how this fantastic series ends.  

2) Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking - 

I first started this series about a year ago and so its safe to say I am pretty determined to finally finish it soon.  I have really enjoyed both the first and the second books, and am a huge Amanda Hocking fan anyway, so it's safe to say that I'm really excited about reading the final installment in this trilogy.  I'm also really excited to see how everything wraps up, and just to return to the world and see where the story will go, especially as the second book has actually been my favourite so far, and so hopefully this one will follow suit and end the series with a spectacular last book.  

3) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton - 

I recently picked this one up after attempting to read more fantasy, but after struggling with reading anything in general, I still unfortunately have yet to get to it.  Not only does the story itself already sound insanely interesting to me, but the setting and characters are what really made me pick this one up as they all sound very unique and unlike what I've read before, so I'm really excited to try this one out and see if it meets my expectations!  

4) Mosquitoland by David Arnold - 

This one actually also made my May/ June TBR, but as I got to almost none of those books, I thought it should make this TBR as well.  Not only that, but as it's also now summer (at least as soon as it stops raining), this one seems perfect as it follows the main character on what sounds like a kind of road trip, something which definitely convinced me to pick this one up.  

5) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

I'll be honest here and say I know very little about this one, and so it's safe to say I will be going into this with little expectation.  I have seen Jandy Nelsons books floating around before, and so have seen them mentioned by others in blog posts and videos before, but still I have to say I am basing most of what I think the story will be on the synopsis.  I'm also not someone who has read many contemporaries dealing with loss and grief as a central focus, so I'm intrigued to see how it is dealt with in this book.  

What books are you planning to read in July?  Have you read any of the books on this list - what did you think? 



  1. Best of luck with your July TBR! I'm reading One Paris Summer just now and have an Indie novel next. Hoping to finish both before the month is out (which might be a little ambitious for moi, the turtle reader). Hope you had great reading month! :)

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately July wasn't the best reading month for me, but August looks to be alot better. I haven't heard of One Paris Summer, but I'll be sure to check it out, and hope you managed to finish both :)