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July 2019 #TBR

Posted July 5, 2019 by Kait in TBR / 0 Comments

Happy Friday and welcome to my July #TBR! (which already looks almost nothing like my Summer #TBR I made like two weeks ago. Oops.)

A few weeks ago I got really excited and made a Summer #TBR that I was honestly trying to stick to. Well, we’re almost a full week into July and I have not stuck to that list, like almost at all. Oops. A large part of that is simply that I forgot to put my Camp Half Blood audiobooks on that list, which is a silly oversight that resulted in the list being wrong from the beginning. Also, I signed up for a review stop on a blog tour, which means I need to read that book too. And another book I had been reading just wasn’t working for me, so I put it on my “come-back-to” shelf on Goodreads (which is very different from my “abandoned” shelf, because as you may have guessed, I fully intend to come back and finish those books someday). And I need to make sure that I’ve completed all my O.W.L.s necessary to take my N.E.W.T.s in August for the Magical Readathon. So all of that basically means that I need a July #TBR post! And now without any further ado, the books I’ll actually read in July…

July 2019 #TBRThe Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1
on October 6, 2015
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Retellings, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 491
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Goodreads

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, Magnus learns that someone else is trying to track him down—his uncle Randolph, a man his mother had always warned him about. When Magnus tries to outmaneuver his uncle, he falls right into his clutches. Randolph starts rambling about Norse history and Magnus's birthright: a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

The more Randolph talks, the more puzzle pieces fall into place. Stories about the gods of Asgard, wolves, and Doomsday bubble up from Magnus's memory. But he doesn't have time to consider it all before a fire giant attacks the city, forcing him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents. . . .

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die.

July 2019 #TBRThe Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2
on October 4, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 459
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Goodreads

It's been six weeks since Magnus and his friends returned from View Spoiler »

But Magnus should have known there's no such thing as normal in the Nine Worlds. His friends Hearthstone and Blitzen have disappeared. A new hallmate is creating chaos. According to a very nervous goat, a certain object belonging to Thor is still missing, and the thunder god's enemies will stop at nothing to gain control of it.

Time to summon Jack, the Sword of Summer, and take action. Too bad the only action Jack seems to be interested in is dates with other magical weapons. . . .

July 2019 #TBRThe Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3
on October 3, 2017
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 410
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Goodreads

Magnus Chase, son of Frey, the god of summer and health, isn't naturally inclined toward being a brave warrior. Still, with the help of his motley group of friends, he has achieved deeds he never would have thought possible. Now he faces his most dangerous trial yet.

View Spoiler »

July 2019 #TBRFor Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla, Guide to the Norse Worlds by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
on August 16, 2016
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 156
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon
Goodreads

So you've made it to Valhalla. Now what? This "who's who" guide to the gods, goddesses, and other important figures of Norse mythology was commissioned by Helgi, who, after more than a millennium as manager of Hotel Valhalla, became fed up with answering the same questions from newly deceased heroes at check-in. The profiles provide essential stats, interviews, and personal reflections so you can identify the gods and avoid those awkward introductions. Handy facts about other beings round out this go-to tome. You'll never see Ratatosk as a cute little rodent or confuse a dwarf with an elf ever again!

July 2019 #TBR9 From the Nine Worlds by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
on October 2, 2018
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mythology, LGBTQIA+
Pages: 176
Format: Audiobook
Source: Amazon
Goodreads

The Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy may have concluded, but we haven't heard the last of our favorite peeps from the Nine Worlds. Join Hearthstone, Blitzen, Samirah, Alex, Jack, T.J., Mallory, Halfborn, and more on a hilarious and unforgettable journey through Rick Riordan's unique take on Norse mythology. While Magnus is off visiting his cousin, Annabeth, his friends find themselves in some sticky, hairy, and smelly situations as they try to outwit moronic giants, murderous creatures, and meddlesome gods. Can they stave off Ragnarok at least until Magnus gets back?

July 2019 #TBRNo Place Like Here by Christina June
Published by Blink on May 21, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Retellings
Pages: 288
Format: Kindle
Source: Amazon
Goodreads

Life leads you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.

Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She's just spent a year at boarding school and can't wait to get home. But when Ashlyn's father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for "exhaustion," a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.

The cherry on top? Ashlyn's father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn't even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed "indoor girl," not even Ash's habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope.

With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad's marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.

From Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and Everywhere You Want to Be, comes No Place Like Here, a modern twist on Hansel and Gretel. 

July 2019 #TBRHello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on August 6, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 336
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Goodreads

Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny teen novel from acclaimed authors Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.

Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and a lifetime of barely getting by.

One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. One hour later, they’re armed with a plan that will take them from their small Michigan town to Chicago.

All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible can’t hurt.

Chased by the oppression, toxicity, and powerlessness that has held them down, Winona and Lucille must reclaim their strength if they are going to make their daring escape—and get away with it.

July 2019 #TBRNow Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
Published by Greenwillow Books on October 1, 2019
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, LGBTQIA+, Aspec
Pages: 432
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Goodreads

When Zora Novak is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she must track down the true culprit and clear her name before it’s too late. But in a small town obsessed with ghosts, getting people to believe the truth might prove to be impossible.

Zora Novak has been framed.

When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.

Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.

Are you good at sticking to #TBRs, or do you completely change them around like me? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous month!

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