July 2019 TBR
Edited to add: I forgot to post this so it's a day late. Oops. Also, I don't know why some of the book covers are huge!
June is almost over. Tomorrow is my 22nd anniversary. Next week I get Thursday and Friday off as well as Sunday. I'm just trying to hang on for that. But also, I am a reading machine! Having scheduled reading has really upped my output. Or input depending on how you look at it.
So I am trying it again for July. Here is the list. I promise I haven't held any back for a readathon this time. They're all here.
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourne - This is the July book club book. I've heard great things about it, so I'm excited to read it. I'm not sure that it will engender great discussion, because mysteries usually don't, but that's ok.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - I'm reading this for a Read Harder challenge to read a book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse. The main character of this book is on the autism spectrum. I think the author also qualifies. This is a romance book about a woman who doesn't know how to be sexy so she hires a professional. Like you do.
Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life & Works by Victoria Ortiz - This is a YA biography of RBG. I'm totally here for it.
Tin Heart by Shivaun Plozza - I have heard this is great. The main character is a heart transplant survivor. Now she has to figure out how to be a regular kid. Which is difficult in her family of weirdos. Might be funny, too? I hope so.
Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller - One of the girls in my award reading group asked for more people to read this one. I have heard mixed reviews, but she loved it. It's a historical fiction about a Viking girl protecting her family. I think?
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas - Everyone in my reading group that has read this has loved it, so I figure I'd go ahead and read it since I'll probably have to anyway. It's about a girl whose father was a relatively famous rapper when he was killed in a gang shooting. Now she's ready to make her move to be a famous rapper.
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto - I've decided to go ahead and stick a fantasy novel in here. I have been reading pretty much just realistic fiction for several weeks, so I think I'd like to shake it up a bit. I don't entirely understand the summary on Goodreads. I hope that doesn't bode ill for the reading of the actual book.
Birthday by Meredith Russo - The Read Harder challenge this book fills is Read a book by a trans or nonbinary author. Russo is a trans woman. There you go.
Lovely War by Julie Berry - Some of my reading group friends love this, and others don't. The summary is weird. So it is about 2 couples during WWI. Then it is also about Aphrodite, Hephaestus, and Ares in a hotel room during WWII. Like, what? But you don't see many WWI YA novels, so I'll give it a shot.
You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno - This sounds like a story about a girl whose like has imploded, but then it also appears to be a story of revenge. The main character is called Magpie, which in itself indicates a strange situation. We shall see.
Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie - This book is the oldest one on my TBR on Goodreads. I have begun a new project to read some of these books that are hanging around for too long. Because I definitely need a new reading project right now. I'm starting with this one.
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie - I have never been a fan of Condie's work. Of course, it's been a while since I read one. I've heard good things about this book. Apparently there are pirates? We'll see.
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer - Ok this one sounds interesting. It's another fantasy novel. Something about a girl who finds her father in a show drift and an enchanted wolf whose house must be sewn together? Anyway. I am looking forward to reading something cold and snowy in the middle of July.
The Cold is In Her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale - The summary says this is a Medusa re-telling. Basically, the main character lives in a town that is ruled by a monster that requires a sacrifice. Our main character is the sacrifice. Her friend goes to rescue her, but her friend might also be a monster. That's what I'm getting here. We shall see.
Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok - Late 19th century Paris. Our main character is a teen girl who writes the morgue report for the newspaper. Also, she's got some paranormal abilities. When a body comes in and she can see the murder from the killer's perspective, she is on the case.
That's 15 books. That's a lot. But I think it's doable. What do you think?