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Hello Hello! How are you?

Today I’m back with another monthly TBR list for the month of July.

I haven’t done too well on my June TBR but I have a few days left so I will just see how I get on. Instead of pushing back all the unread books from the June TBR onto the July TBR, I’m switching things up and picking some new ones. Even though I like my TBR lists, I am at heart a bit of a mood reader, so I thought it might help me to have some different choices on my TBR to get back into my reading mojo, as I’m still struggling somewhat.

Keep on reading to find out what books are on my July TBR and let me know in the comments which ones you’ve picked for next month as well!

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The first book on my July TBR is a short Agatha Christie novel not linked to her Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple or other series. I absolutely love this author’s books and have wanted to read And Then There Were None for ages. I’m going to be buddy reading it with some reading buddies from Twitter and discussing it around mid-month. I sort of already know where this story is going since I read a retelling of it a few years ago, but don’t actually know anything specific about these characters, so I’m really excited to dive it and discover the amazing story that has been popular for years and years!

Murder in the Mews (#16 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie

Another book by the Queen of Crime since I’m now only continuing the buddy read of the Hercule Poirot series with some friends, which has been on the back burner for a few months. We are all taking our time with these books and updating each other where we are at, but it still keeps us accountable. I’ve been loving this series and while sorting through my books this past week realised that I had jumped on in this series, so got myself a copy and intend to track back and read it soon. I’ll also get the audiobook so I can listen to it on the way to and from work as Hugh Fraser is one of my all time favourite audiobook narrators! I’m excited to find out what this mystery is all about!

The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

I started reading this book a few months ago when a few reading buddies and I picked it for our Romance Reads book club and honestly I was way too stressed and busy with the wedding, house renovations, work and thesis to continue it, even though I had enjoyed the start a lot. I picked up 99% Mine by Sally Thorne (review to come in July) as a book club pick last month and adored it, so hoping this next pick will be just as good and that I’ll enjoy it just as much. I have high hopes and feel like a romance book every month will really keep my reading mood going strong!


Forager: Field Notes on Surviving a Family Cult by Michelle Dowd

For my NetGalley TBR Jack pick, I’m still working my way through this ebook as I think I’ve only made it 8% through so far… it’s not bad, it’s just not fully grasping my attention, but I’ll try to do a better job this time. From what I’ve read so far, it feels like the writer had a really harsh upbringing in quite a backwards mentality of family and especially girlhood, so I’m intrigued to read more and see what her life was like. I’ll try to read it in full this month, but otherwise will just take my time with it!


Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

And for my other challenges TBR jar pick, I picked out from the Disney Reading Challenge the Beauty and the Beast prompt which was “Re-read a favourite/a book you would read again”. Therefore, with very little thought I decided on this beautiful and massive book as it is one of my absolute all time favourite stories and I have wanted to reread it for a long time, and put it on my 2023 reread list! It’s going to take me a few months to get through it most likely, but I’ll do my best and just savour it, as I know it’s going to give me all the feels, but I can’t wait to be back in this world, with all my favourite characters and read these beautiful words again!


A Girl Called Owl by Amy Wilson

Instead of picking a million other books I want to tackle in July, I’ve just settled on a small middle-grade one that is also on my 2023 Priority reads list! I reread the blurb and felt even more excited to read it, as it is a middle-grade fantasy about secret/hidden powers, lots of wintery vibes and it feels to me like a close retelling of Narnia (it probably isn’t but I’m getting those vibes from the blurb and the cover). I can’t wait to read it and I’m sure it will be a nice palate cleanser after all the murder and then big classics!



Blackwater I : La Crue by Michael McDowell

I just recently picked this one up from my library and yes I am aware that it is originally written in English but since it’s a relatively short book and otherwise the whole series would be expensive to buy, I’ve decided to read it in French since we have all the books in the series at my library. I’m not too sure about what this one is about but keep hearing really good things. I think it’s post-apocalyptic and includes something about a massive flood, so I’m looking forward to reading more and discovering this world. I’m just hoping the translation is done well and doesn’t put me off the story (since I’m bilingual in French, sometimes I struggle with English books translated into French which fall short with meaning or feeling).

Grim, fils du marais by Gaël Aymon

I’m putting this one back on my monthly TBR because I wanted to read it last month but didn’t get around to it, and my hold is going to be coming to an end soon and don’t want to keep pushing it back. I can’t fully remember what it’s about but it’s a middle-grade/YA fantasy about a young boy going on a quest and I am just excited to see where this story takes me and what his quest is!


That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


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  1. I hope you enjoy these! I haven’t completely planned out my July tbr just yet, but Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson is at the top of my list right now.

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