I swear it feels like I’m doing tbr posts twice a week now. This summer is flying by. But according to the calendar it’s time for my July 2022 TBR. I think this month I’m going to try to take a step back from fantasy. I don’t want to burn myself out on it. Plus, I’m craving something spooky. So let’s get to it.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.
Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Aurir’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows….
Ok. So maybe there’s one fantasy on my tbr, but it’s short. I’m really looking forward to reading this novella about Auri. She has been one of my favorite characters in The King Killer Chronicle and I can’t wait to find out more about her.
The Lighthouse Witches
When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it’s an opportunity to start over with her three daughters–Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she’s frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed.
Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she’s initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers–except she’s still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she’ll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But she doesn’t realize just how much the truth will change her.
I ordered this from E. Shaver a couple of months back, but at that time I was still in the mood for fantasy. So, I put it down. But I’m really excited to give The Lighthouse Witches another try.
Beautiful, wild, and strange–Meroe Island is a desolate spot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. It’s the perfect destination for the most adventurous traveler to escape everything… except the truth.
Six stunning twentysomethings are about to embark on a blissful, free-spirited journey–one filled with sun-drenched days and intoxicating nights. But as it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in, sending them on a dangerous spiral of discovery.
When one person goes missing and another turns up dead, the remaining friends wonder what dark currents lie beneath this impenetrable paradise–and who else will be swept under its secluded chaos. With its island gothic sensibility, sexy suspense, and spine-tingling reimagining of an Agatha Christie classic, Reckless Girls will wreck you.
As I mentioned in my Midyear Wrap Up, I haven’t read a single book off of my 2022 tbr. And since I’m in the mood for a thriller I figured it was time to mark Reckless Girls off my list.
So that’s my July 2022 tbr. What are you reading this month?