July ’17 TBR – Travel Theme

Hello everyone!

I’m so sad guys! It’s already July and I didn’t have the chance to read any of the pirate books that I wanted to get to. However, this is my birthday month! So I want to be able to get as much reading done as possible. But I also just recently got a job so I’m just gonna do my best to get everything done haha. The travel in the theme this month refers to any kind. From road trips to time travel, any book where the characters move from one place to another within the story counts. I also got all these books from Goodreads so if any of them are wrong, please let me know in the comments!

SO let’s get started!

First Order of Business:
No Good Deed and An Ember in the Ashes Sneak Peek
by Kara Connolly and Sabaa Tahir


I’ve been a fan of a few Robin Hood retellings but I’m always looking into new versions and seeing what other authors can come up with. And the sneak peek for this book has been on my NetGalley shelf since I first got the account haha. I don’t really know why I’ve been putting this off for so long. I kind of feel like this book will attack my feels without mercy and I’m scared to start but I think it’s about time that I do!

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The Mom Book Club:
Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2)
by Victoria Schwab

I’M SO EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK WITH MY FRIENDS! Our entire book club started because we were all wanting to read a Schwab book and we’ve managed to read so many together since then. This is one more that we’re adding to our collection and I’m so happy that we’re getting to this right now.


Read It While It’s Hot Challenge:
The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight #3)
by Melissa Grey

I’ve been looking forward to this book for an entire year! This is a series that I’ve been following since the first book and I’m really looking forward to seeing how it ends. The second book was a little disappointing for me but I think it set up a plot that will end with a bang. And this comes out the day before my birthday so I might be able to own it if I get the gifts cards that I want!


2017 Debut Author Challenge:
Who’s That Girl?
by Blair Thornburgh

I’ve been really bad about reading the books in this section so we’ll see how this one goes. I don’t know a lot about the plot of this book but I think the main character is Latinx which is awesome!


Read Like a Grown Up Challenge:
Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1)
by Karina Halle

I’ve only read one Karina Halle, a buddy read with an amazing blogging friend of mine, and I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile. I really like tattoos and contemporary romance so I’m looking forward to seeing what it has in store.


Stand with the Loners Challenge:
Open Road Summer
by Emery Lord

I’ve heard some good things about this author’s work, mostly her newest releases but I’ve been looking forward to trying her books. This is her debut I believe and I don’t know much about it except for the fact that there’s a road trip involved and it’s a YA contemporary romance. I haven’t read one of those in awhile so we’ll see how these goes!


Catch Up with the Release Challenge:
Under a Painted Sky and Wanderlost
by Stacey Lee and Jen Malone


These are two of the books that I’m most excited to read. Under a Painted Sky is a book that I’ve seen praised on Twitter and the other authors books have been recommended to me for awhile so I’m looking forward to seeing what her books are all about. As for Wanderlost, I just really like the cover and the title and I want to go into the story blind.

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Continuing Series:
Siege & Storm, Miss Mayhem, Dark Wild Night, The Invasion of the Tearling and The Shameless Hour
by Leigh Bardugo, Rachel Hawkins, Christina Lauren, Erika Johansen and Sarina Bowen


So as you can tell there’s only one difference between this section this month and this section last month because I didn’t read a lot. I’m not gonna talk about the books much, just letting you all know, I’m still trying to make all these happen!

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The Way Back to You
by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott

I know pretty much nothing about this book, I just really like the cover and it has to do with travel. I really like the title as well and that’s pretty much all I need to want to read something these days. I’m giving everything a shot haha


Passenger Duology #1 and #2
Passenger and Wayfarer
by Alexandra Bracken


My best friend recently bought copies of this duology after binge reading The Darkest Minds trilogy so I think I’m going to ask her if I can borrow her books. Part of me feels like I should be reading her first series first, I tend to do that every time I try a new author out but I’m so much more interested in time travel right now and these books have been recommended a lot.


Into the Dim (Into the Dim #1)
by Janet B. Taylor

I haven’t heard much about this book since it’s actual release date, but at the time it sounded kind of cool. I’m unsure if I’ll actually make the time to read it, since the plot has lost some of the freshness in my mind and no one I know has read this book. If you have, please let me know your thoughts on it!


Vengeance Road
by Erin Bowman

Another book that I really want to read but I kind of feel like I need to read her first books before hand haha. I’ve heard very little about Erin Bowman from my group of reading and blogging friends. However, I know she’s pretty popular overall and I’ve heard great things about this book. It’s always a good idea to delve into a western so we’ll see how this goes.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #1)
by Ransom Riggs

I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book, most recently from my best friends who’s read it and I kind of want to give it a shot haha. I really like the picture aspect and the images of the movie makes the book look super cool but I’m a big scaredy cat and I’ve been terrified that this book will scare the crap out of me haha. I might take my time and start this toward the end of the month just in case.


Origin (Corpus #1)
by Jessica Khoury

I found this book on an Epic Reads blog post that highlighted books that took place all around the world. This one takes place within the Amazon rain forest which is really interesting to me. I feel like I should know more about it than I actually do considering there’s an entire state in my home country that is overpowered by the Amazon so I kind of hope this book will give me great information.


Let’s Get Lost
by Adi Alsaid

This book came out three years ago and it kind of blew up back then. I’ve been wanting to give it a try since Adi is a Latinx author and I definitely don’t read enough from male or Latinx authors (even less of ones who are both). I haven’t heard much about his work recently, but we’ll see what I think if I manage to get to it.


You Are Here
by Jennifer E. Smith

Miss Smith is a really well known YA contemporary author. She’s written a lot of books and has just recently released a new one this year. This is one of her older books that I’m sure most people haven’t even heard of anymore. I’ve only read one other book from her but I quite liked it so I kind of want to see how some of her older work is before delving into her new stuff.


So that’s it for this post! I haven’t been reading as much this year which I knew was going to happen but it still makes me a little bit sad. I hope to be able to spend a bit more time hitting the books (I might do better if I stop requesting books at the library and getting them sooner than I thought, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.) Let me know if you’ve read any of the books on this list and what you thought. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!


13 thoughts on “July ’17 TBR – Travel Theme

  1. I’m always in awe of your TBRs. I literally have no idea what I’m going to read after I finish the book I’m currently reading 😂

    I quite enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s! It’s a bit slow, but definitely interesting. In my opinion it’s not creepy at all (the images are a little strange, but that’s about it). I know I don’t get scared by books, but like I really think it was extremely mis-marketed. It’s definitely more of an almost historical fantasy than anything close to horror-ish, haha.

    I’ve really gotta get to An Ember in the Ashes and Passenger! I loved Alexandra Bracken’s Darkest Mind series, but I keep getting intimated by Passenger because of the size, haha. Looking forward to seeing what you think if you get to that one 😀

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    • Don’t be! hahaha I plan them out all I want but take a look at my wrap ups and they barely match haha

      That’s good to hear! I’m trying to keep an open mind about it. I’ve flipped through the pictures in the second book and they’re kind of creepy but not so bad so I definitely think I’ll give the series a try.

      My best friend just binge read the Darkest Minds trilogy in like two days so I’m actually more interested in reading those books now haha


  2. I hope you’ll enjoy the peculiar children series. I personally didn’t like it, but I know many people who do. It’s a little creepy, especially in the beginning, but not too bad after a while. I am a scaredy cat too, so you can trust me.
    Aren’t you reading We Are Okay with Fadwa too?

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