July TBR: a (loose) plan

Well folks this is the 4th month of my plan to get a handle on my TBR.  In addition to trying to get the oldest titles off my list, I’ve been valiantly trying to abstain from requesting anything on NetGalley or Edelweiss.  I’m finding it very difficult as wonderful new titles continue to be featured on the blogs of my blogging friends. Not to mention some wonderful publishers who generously supply me with NetGalley widgets.

Here are the eight titles I plan to read in July

I MUST read the two titles I didn’t get to from June’s list
(I knew I had bitten off more than I could chew…)PLUS the following titles:

Sometimes I lie” by Alice Feeney (which I won from the author via a Twitter Giveaway)

Mr Flood’s last resort” by Jess Kidd (an Atria Books title that I received via NetGalley)

and three summer/water related reads:

The lido” by Libby Page (received from Simon & Schuster via NetGalley)

Underwater breathing” by Cassandra Parkin (which I received directly from Legend Press)

The last wave” by Gillian Best (which I received from House of Anansi Press via NetGalley)

and for a blog tour spot on August 1st… “The Cheesemaker’s House” by Jane Cable which I received via Rachel’s Random Resources Blog Tours



That’s it for July. Living at the cottage has its challenges for my reading progress.  Lots of company, family time, and working in the garden cut my reading time drastically.  I’m not complaining, but would really like to make some more progress on my TBR…

Here is a photo of my little family taken at the end of the beach in front of our cottage last summer.

and the view from our cottage living room window

Happy summer reading everyone!

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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30 Responses to July TBR: a (loose) plan

  1. Sounds like you’re in for a hectic month! 😉 I commend you on committing to clearing out your TBR, though – I’m doing the same thing, and it’s not as easy as it looks. Every single day I’m fighting the urge to pick up new releases that I’m seeing everywhere on Bookstagram and Twitter and other blogs… I deserve some kind of medal for all this temptation I’m resistin’ 😉 Keep it up!


  2. Sandra says:

    Looking forward to those reviews, Lynne. But what a treat to see you and your lovely family – and that amazing view! Enjoy! 🙂


  3. I love love LOVED The Sewing Machine, I cannot wait to read your thoughts on that one, I hope you love it too!

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  4. bibliobeth says:

    What a lovely pic Lynne! Good luck with your TBR this month, look forward to reading your reviews!


  5. I hear great things about Sometimes I Lie. It’s not usually the kind of book I go for but I’ve been hearing a lot of great things and I really want to read it. Great list! I hope you can get through all of them and that you enjoy them!

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  6. carhicks says:

    I am so jealous. What a wonderful family and great view from the cottage. Such beautiful dogs as well. Good luck in July getting your books read. I have a couple of the same ones to read, The Lido and Mr. Flood’s Last Resort.

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  7. Beautiful family and gorgeous beach front property. I’d give up a few books for that view as well, however, family time and enjoying the short summer is important. Have a wonderful July!

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  8. I have The Lido on my July TBR too! I also have The Sewing Machine on my kindle. Looking forward to your review of them 😊
    Beautiful family picture!

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  9. skyecaitlin says:

    Beautiful family, exquisite view, and a great list to read.

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  10. Jessie says:

    I’m planning to pick up The Lido this month too. Good luck with your TBR and happy July reading!!

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  11. I really liked Underwater Breathing, anxious to see what you think. Your cottage view is amazing 🙂

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  12. Looks wonderful and your TBR looks good too!

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  13. Reviewerlady says:

    I think we all have the same problem! I, too, am working on reducing my back list – good luck! xX

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  14. Love your books but love those pictures of your family and cottage window view even more – it looks like you are having a great summer!

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  15. Zoe says:

    Good luck on your TBR in July, Lynne and enjoy spending time with your beautiful family!

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