We’re almost through the first week of July and I thought it would be a good time to get my TBR together for this month! I’m really hoping to clean up a few books that have been in progress for awhile and knock out a couple other ones that I’ve been eyeing up!
I’ve been reading Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare for quite some time. This is actually a short story bind-up of about 10 Shadowhunter stories so I usually pick this up whenever I want to read something quick. While this isn’t “required” reading for continuing on in the Shadowhunter books, it is recommended that you read this plus The Bane Chronicles before starting Lady Midnight. I’m going to avoid a synopsis here because it’s a complete spoiler to the end of the Mortal Instruments series.
I’ve also been picking my way, very slowly, through The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare. This is another supplemental book that just provides additional background information on the Shadowhunter Universe. This one reads more like a textbook and isn’t as action packed as the other books I’ve read. The information is definitely interesting but definitely a little on the drier side.
The last book that I’m currently working on is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. I’ve seen a lot of hype about this book and so far it is delivering (I’m about 5 chapters in at the time of writing this post). Foundryside is a heist book about a thief named Sancia who is hired to steal a precious artifact. I really love the premise of this book so far – there is a magical technology called scriving which allows people to imbue ordinary objects with magic. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of what the plot and story have to offer! I’m anxious to get a little further in this one!
Lastly, I’ll probably at least start (and hopefully finish) one more book this month. I have so many great books queued up like The Toll by Neal Schusterman or Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare but I think I am going to save those for next month and pick up a thriller instead! Thrillers / Suspense are one of my favorite genres so I have a ton of great titles waiting for me. I’ve heard great things about The Woman In Cabin 10 and In A Dark, Dark Wood, both by Ruth Ware. I think I’ll probably finish my month off reading one of those or even possibly, The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson. I think a fast-paced thriller will be the perfect way to welcome in August!
So what are you planning to read this fine month? Light beach reads? Action-packed thrillers? Engrossing fantasy? Let me know in the comments! I’m always looking for a great book!
Until Next Time,