2022 Summer TBR

Time for a little TBR update. I really haven’t been making a true TBR over the last few months. I’ve mostly put a list of random books that I may want to read that month, grab the audiobooks I need to borrow, and then pick up what I feel like – from the list or just a random one. So instead of making a TBR post like that (silly and time consuming) I figured I’d give a list of nine books that I’m hoping to read in July/August. These may be on here because of a buddy read, group read, ARC, or just feeling like I might be in the mood.

So in no real order, here are the books I’m hoping to read and a couple of reasons why.

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson
Out of the Blue by Jason June
Out of the Blue by Jason June
The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray
The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray

I hadn’t heard of The Agathas, but over the last month or so I’ve been seeing it around a lot. Plus it’s a group read over on TBR and Beyond Book Club for July. I’ve been gravitating more and more towards mysteries/thrillers/horrors and this just sounds like a fun crime mystery. This will be my first from either author, but not the first one I’ve put on my TBR lol.

Out of the Blue by Jason June was a Book Tour/Arc I didn’t get a chance to get to and I really think a sweet Gay Mermaid YA RomCom will be exactly what I want to break up some of the darker reads of the month.

TBR and Beyond Book Club is finally finishing up The Diviners series in August – I’m saying that having not starting Before the Devil Breaks You (#3) but I have until mid July to read it too lol. These be chunky and every one, even though enjoyable, are a feat!

Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead by Elle Cosimano
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead (Finlay Donovan #2) by Elle Cosimano
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate
Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate

I’ve been putting Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead off since it came out because it was surrounded by other highly anticipated reads and I wanted it to be my favourite read of the month without having to compete with heavy months. Does this make sense? Nope, but it’s what I did lol. So I’m hoping I’m feeling up for reading this one over the summer like I think I will be.

I saw this on Bookstagram and had to find a copy! Luckily my library had a physical copy; not as luckily, it’s an audible only audiobook, so I’ll be using a credit. I’m not too upset about that because it’s been getting great ratings (Goodreads rating as of June 2022: 4.13), especially for a Humourous Scifi. I haven’t listened to an audiobook narrated by Will Wheaton yet and I’m oddly (nerdily?) excited to finally listen to one! We’ll see if I’ll be thanking Bookstagram for this one or not.

Alone Out Here is another Scifi I found on Bookstagram that I requested from my library. I’ve only heard Kayla from BooksandLala talk about this and I’m curious to give this a try since I haven’t read many space-y YA books. The hold was finally available, now to find the audiobook.

Strangers by Michaelbren Collings
Strangers by Michaelbren Collings
Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
The Island by Adrian McKinty
The Island by Adrian McKinty

I know absolutely nothing about this one other than it’s horror. It was picked for Scream with Mel over on TBR and Beyond Book Club. I trust Melanie and her picks – I haven’t read a bad horror that’s she’s picked yet!

These last two I can also blame on Bookstagram. I know very little about either Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak or The Island by Adrian McKinty. I’ve been curious about a few of McKinty’s books so really it’s just a matter of which one I feel like picking up next month lol. With Hidden Pictures all I know is there’s a creepy kid that can draw really realistic pictures all of a sudden – and I’ve seen some of the illustrations included and they make the story sound even more interesting! I borrowed the physical and audiobook version of Hidden Pictures from my library.

So that’s my summer reading plans, the rest will be picked by my staring at my shelves and seeing which ones sound interested in the moment and if they have an audiobook easily available to me. What are you hoping to read this month? Have you read any of these? Are they worth the read?

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