Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 TBR (+ a GIVEAWAY)

July is going to be a very busy month for me. We have lots of day-cation plans (not spending the night anywhere but definitely getting out of the house!), big home projects, and I also have lots of arcs to read. I am hoping that I can fit in lots of reading and some blogging but I'm going to focus on living life more than anything so I may possibly be a little mia around here. That being said, I'm participating in the Fantasy Favorites Readathon and we are almost half a month into COYER so I hope to do well with those but it's all up in the air right now. 

I have another bookmark giveaway (at the bottom of this post) so be sure to enter!

(struck out = finished reading)

For Review
1. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (before Aug. 9th)
2. Dreams of Distant Shores by Patricia A. McKillip
3. The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (before Aug. 30th)
4. Darkstalker by Tui T. Sutherland
5. The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom by Jonny Duddle (before August 2nd)
6. Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff (before August 11)
7. A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee (before Aug. 2)

My Lists / Challenges
1. Inferno by Dan Brown (library)
2. The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum
3. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

For Fun
(For when I read all / most of my arcs & library books!)
1. Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman 
2. Everland by Wendy Spinale
3. Into the Dim by Janet Taylor
4. Some Kind of Happiness by Clare Legrand (library)
5. Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman

Maybe (Library holds)
1. Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine
2. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
3. Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George


My most anticipated read for this month is NEVERNIGHT and I absolutely love the typography of the title (which was created by Cuddlebuggery, if you weren't aware). I just couldn't pass up the chance to make myself a bookmark for it and I really hoped I could get a physical arc but alas, I only got an e-arc. Not that I'm complaining! I'm thrilled to read it and I'll most likely pre-order my own copy if I love it. Making bookmarks is a creative outlet for me and I hand-painted and laminated an extra one to give away to you guys! 

The Rules: 
1. Ends 7/31/2016 at midnight EST
2. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! You're welcome!
3. If you are under 13 please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter as you will be sharing personal shipping information (that I will not share with anyone.)
4. Winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and will be emailed within a day or two.
5. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
6. Please be honest. Winning entries will be verified.

Good luck!!!


  1. Looks like you have some fun reads lined up! Into the Dim, Legacy of Kings... and Wednesdays in the Tower is fun. Have a great July!

    1. I feel like I've been waiting on a coy of Wednesdays in the Tower for months! Hopefully it will come in soon so I can continue that series. :)

  2. I haven't read any of those books. Have a great July 2016 :]

    1. Thank you! I hope you've had a lovely July as well!

  3. I'm going to enter for that bookmark! It's gorgeous. I also still want to read Inferno and The light between oceans. Hope you enjoy them!

    1. Thank you! I really need to make those a priority before the movies come out but I keep getting distracted by shiny new adventure stories! :)

  4. I haven't read any of the books on your TBR, but I've wanted to check out The Crown's Game since its release. Happy reading! :)

    1. I've been hearing the best things about The Crown's Game! I'm still waiting for it to be available at my library!

  5. I haven't read any of the books but I would read The Most Magical Girl. Love that cover.

  6. I need to read the first book in the Great Library Series, but it's one I HOPE to get to soon since the second one is out now. I haven't read any of the books on your list but besides Paper and Fire, I DO really want to read Nevernight. I don't have an arc at all so I'll have to buy a copy when it comes out! That bookmark is so cool though! Thanks for the giveaway.


  7. Wonderful lettering on that bookmark. Really enjoyed this list of books, lots of reading to do.

  8. I haven't read any of the books but a few look interesting.

  9. I haven't read any of these. I want to read Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman though!