July 2018 TBR

July?? I guess it is! Time is flying by too fast! I’m trying to keep this month light with my reading plans. Kids are home for the summer so we plan to do some camping, fires, BBQ’s, fishing, and lots of swimming in the pool! I’ve also been in a bit of a weird reading mood. Not a slump (thank goodness) but I don’t really know what I’m in the mood to read until I start reading it. And, for some strange reason ,fantasy seems to be difficult for me to get into right now. BUT – my kids are going on a camping trip and my husband is fishing everyday to prepare for a tournament, so that means I have some extra reading time! On top of that, the Tome Topple readathon happened right when they were gone so I’m hoping that it will kickstart my reading again. I know the next month will be busy but I have high hopes for lots of pages!


SPELLSLINGER by Sebastien De Castell
This is the only book that I know I’ll be reading for sure, as it’s the only ARC I have for July. This has already been published in other countries, but I received this from Hachette Canada with the publication date for July 17. As soon as I read the synopsis for this one I knew that I had to read it. I hope I like it as much as I think I will!

Tome topple 1 TBR

And these are the 4 books that I hope to complete for the Tome Topple Readathon which began June 29th and ends July 12. I might be biting off more than I can chew, but I never do things half assed lol! I’ve been wanting to read all of these for the longest time but their size intimidated me. Since I’m officially ahead of my Goodreads goal, I think I can spare some extra time to tackle these Tomes!

tbr challenge


June worked out perfectly! 2 books were chosen and two books were read – and good ones too! This month (knowing what was picked) I’m even more excited! One book I planned to read this month anyway, so I’m counting it as fate 🙂


It’s fate – I chose A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers! I wanted to read it this month anyways. Problem was, I’ve been putting it on my TBR for the last 2 months and kept putting it off. Not any longer! It’s happening and I couldn’t be happier!


This month it was my son’s turn to choose. The little BRAT looked on my shelf and chose 5 of the LONGEST books and just laughed about it! In the end, he ended up choosing The Unexpected Everything – I think it’s because there was an ice-cream truck and dogs on the cover lol. Either way I’m glad he picked it because it’s the perfect summer read! And it was also perfect timing for the Tome Topple readathon!


There is my very ambitious for the month of July TBR lol! If I manage to read all of these, I think that it will end up being the most successfully July I’ve ever had! I’m determined and can’t wait to see if I can do it! What do you plan on reading this month?

Until next time, happy reading!


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your featured image from this post, it’s so pretty ❤

    Hope you enjoy The Unexpected Everything! I read it last month and really enjoyed it 🙂

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    1. Well………. I think I may have officially DNF’d it. Which is so weird! I usually love Morgan Matson but I struggled with it immediately. I haven’t made the call just yet, but that’s the direction I’m thinking. I might cry lol


  2. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha Shannah your son made a good choice! Now I have a special treat for you on the blog today 😉

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    1. Omg this was amazing!!!!!!!!! Exactly the post I was expecting from you. And it was delicious 😋


  3. Some great looking books here, I haven’t heard of any of them but look forward to hearing your thoughts

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  4. I’m so glad your son chose The Unexpected Everything because it is a great book. I hope you like it! Also the photo you took of the four books is gorgeous 😍 Good luck with your TBR this month!

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  5. Charlotte says:

    I really want to read The Unexpected Everything too! I read Since You’ve Been Gone and I feel like I should read more of Matson’s books. Have a good July 😀

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  6. nice i need to put up my tbr as well, I may do that tomorrow when no one is home lol

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  7. ashleighjaynex says:

    Sounds like a fun july. Is this a meme??? I wanted to post a July tbr but was sure if it was a meme or not?

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    1. No this isn’t a meme. It’s just something that bloggers do to say what they plan to read 🙂


      1. ashleighjaynex says:

        Ahh cool I was wanting to do it

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  8. That’s such an ambitious TBR. I read Zenith so far and planning on reading An Ember in the Ashes, Beyond a Darkened Shore, A Game of Thrones and The Last Sacrifice.

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    1. An Ember in the Ashes is so amazing!!!! I expected it to be just ok but it blew my mind! Enjoy 😉

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      1. Oh, that’s great! My reading slump has been so awful lately so I need something really awesome! ☺️✨

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        1. I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately too. But I think Ember might cure that for you!

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  9. kyera says:

    Sounds like an exciting month, I hope you meet all of your goals!

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