Welcome to my July TBR! Just like last month, I decided to try to do something a little bit different and asked my friend Allison to pick out my TBR (I got this idea from BookTuber BooksandLala who did a video where her husband picked her TBR). Allison is one of my friends that I get to nerd out with about books and we have mostly similar tastes in books so I’m excited to see what she picked out for me. Each book has an explanation for why she chose it and for the remainder of the post my interjections are going to be in italics.
1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
I chose this book for Janelle because it is a nice contemporary read perfect for summer. I read it in 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it and thought Janelle would too.
Funnily enough this is actual on my Summer 2018 TBR, so I’m glad I will finally get a chance to read this! 🙂
2. The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm #1) by Michael Buckley
When seeing this on Janelle’s to-read list, I absolutely had to pick it. This was by far one of my most favorite series from childhood, and I have yet to meet another person who has read it. That combined with Janelle’s obsession with Disney and middle-grade made it the perfect pick.
I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while and actually meant to pick it up in May when I was focusing on middle-grade reads, however I never got to it, now I will hopefully get to it.
3. So Not Happening (The Charmed Life #1) by Jenny B. Jones
This is written by a Christian author who was introduced to me years ago and I have yet to see Janelle pick up one of her books, even though we met at a Christian school. I wanted to introduce a new author to her, as well as a fun main character who I think she will relate to. Also it’s a mystery (WIN!!!).
So I actually have read several of Jenny B. Jones’ books, but not since I was a senior in high school. I guess it’s time for me to reread this one! 🙂
4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
A challenge and a different writing style.
I read The Sun and Her Flowers earlier this year and I am interested to see what this collection is like, since I do like poetry, but I do remember there being a few themes in The Sun and Her Flowers that weren’t to my taste.
5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Does any reason need to be given? Just read this already!!!!
HAHA! I was going to wait until I finished the original Grisha Trilogy, but since I don’t really know when I am going to pick it up again, I am just going to go ahead and read this one because I really want to and I know Allison has been dying for me to read it too.
6. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
Janelle loves Kasie West’s books and this is her latest release.
I am looking forward to picking this one up, I feel so behind on all the Kasie West books I need to read, so far I have only read two but I really like her style and that they are light and fluffy!
7. Girl With Curious Hair by David Foster Wallace
This book is meant to be a challenge. Wallace has an extreme sense of writing that is mind-turning.
I’m not sure if I will get a chance to read this one this month, only because I have been able to find a copy at the library. But I will definitely give it a try if I managed to get my hands on a copy of this book.
Thanks Allison for picking a really awesome TBR for me! I am looking forward to reading each and everyone of these books.
Janelle L. C.