July 2022 Reading Plans | Monthly TBR

 

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Hello friends, how are you? It’s been awhile since the last time I made a monthly reading plans in this blog, the last reading plans I made were on my youtube channel in reading journal flipthrough video. This month I got some time to write a blog post specifically for reading plans, so I’m quite happy to be able to share every book I want to get into in the month of July. Like previous months, I don’t set too many books because I’m kinda a moody reader so I like picking up any books I feel right for my current mood and those might the books I didn’t include in my TBR. That would be messy if I set too many books then abandon 50% of them before the middle of the month because I find some interesting books later. For this particular month, I picked 4 books which consist of 2 physical books and 2 audiobooks, because I’m still in the addiction mode of listening to Storytel audiobooks.

 

JULY 2022 READING PLANS | MY JULY TBR

 

1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

I have the translated version of this book published by Gramedia titled Panggilan Sang Monster. This book is among my 22 Books I Want to Read on 2022, so I want to get into this one soon. It’s a contemporary horror middle grade books which got a lot of good reviews and I’m intrigued to read a middle grade horror (since I’m a scared cat in horror genre, middle grade horror always works better on me).

Goodreads rating : 4.34

Blurb :

Conor has the same dream every night, ever since his mother first fell ill, ever since she started the treatments that don't quite seem to be working. But tonight is different. Tonight, when he wakes, there's a visitor at his window. It's ancient, elemental, a force of nature. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth.” (Goodreads)

 


2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1) of L. Frank Baum

I have a physical copy of this classic book published by Gramedia, and I didn’t know it’s part of a series, so *sigh* I’m starting another series. I have watched the animation adaptation of this book during my childhood and I only remember that I as a kid couldn’t grasp the plot and what the characters said, so I’m gonna give it another chance by reading the book version.

Goodreads rating : 3.99

Blurb :

Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival... will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?” (Goodreads)

 

3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This book is one of the most recommended books in the internet. Last month, for a reading challenge, I browsed book recommendations for pandemic situation or pandemic related ones, and I posted them in Books for Pandemic Time, and this book is one of them. I’m planning to listen to the audiobook version through Storytel app.

Goodreads rating : 4.06

Blurb :

Set in the days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time—from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains—this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet.” (Goodreads)

 

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4. The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

This is another book in my 22 Books I Want to Read on 2022. I can’t remember the reason I picked this book to include in my 2022 TBR, but I think the main character is a single mom and it mentions about a DNA-based matchmaking app, are quiet intriguing for me. I’m going to listen to the audiobook version through Storytel app.

Goodreads rating : 4.04

Blurb :

Single mom Jess Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world. After all, her father was never around, her hard-partying mother disappeared when she was six, and her ex decided he wasn’t “father material” before her daughter was even born. Jess holds her loved ones close but working constantly to stay afloat is hard...and lonely.

But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands.

At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: GeneticAlly’s founder, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate. But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get ‘to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond” pairing that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.

 

So that’s all the four books I want to read next month. What about you? Do you read all the books in your monthly TBR religiously? Or do you pick your books based on your mood? How many books do you want to read on July and what are they? Tell me down below!


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 JULY TBR UPDATE

1. I changed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Animal Farm by George Orwell because I'm participating in #BanyakBacaKlasik2022 challenge by Gramedia to fulfill the first prompt.

2. I can't find Station Eleven in my bookshelf section of Storytel and it didn't appear under the author page. So I changed this book to another book available there titled  A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers which is also one of 22 books I want to read on 2022.


A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk and Robot #1)

Goodreads rating : 4.28

Blurb :

"Centuries before, robots of Panga gained self-awareness, laid down their tools, wandered, en masse into the wilderness, never to be seen again. They faded into myth and urban legend.

Now the life of the tea monk who tells this story is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They will need to ask it a lot. Chambers' series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter?" (Goodreads)

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