We're smack dab in the middle of summer, which means a special kind of gauntlet for the books we read. And it's not just a question of which novel will deliver that swoony romance so desperately needed for the beach. I mean an actual physical challenge, because the books in our July TBR pile? They're about to sustain all manner of injury, from water damage to sunscreen fingerprints to, let's be honest, a brush or two with a margarita.
So take a tour of our summer stacks below, then hit us up in the comments with the books you plan to wear and tear (in the best way) this month.
Between Frost and Fury (The Xenith Trilogy #2) by Chani Lynn Feener
Turn-ons: Kidnapped by aliens--again, the possibility of Delaney and Trystan?
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
Turn-ons: Diverse romance, combating racism, breezy yet heartfelt summer read
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas
Turn-ons: Villains with a heart of gold, superheroes
The Path of the Lost by Beau Kondos
Turn-ons: "A world that has outlawed creative expression," unique magic, a fantastical quest
The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles
Turn-ons: Honestly? I didn't like the first one, but I'm a glutton for punishment and this one's getting really great reviews, so I want to see if the series get better.
When Life Gives You Lemons by Jennifer Honeybourn
Turn-ons: Exorcist in training, family secrets
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Turn-ons: Magic, time travel, an Old New York "ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies"
Things Jolie Needs To Do Before She Bites It by Kerry Winfrey
Turn-ons: new Kerry Winfrey!!!, dealing with orthodontia, lists
Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder
Turn-ons: twins, graffiti artists, high achievers
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall
Turn-ons: survival stories, dogs, gripping adventures
In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner
Turn-ons: mental hospital, artist