Hello Friends! It is that time of the month where I declare a list of books longer than my height that I’d like to read this month.
Okay, not that long but it’s always a big and ambitious tbr that I generally end up reading half or something three quarters of.
This month is no different, and although the first two days of the Booktubeathon are in July, I’m counting all my Booktubeathon books for August (see my Booktubeathon tbr HERE). I won’t include the blurb but each cover photo send you directly to its respective Goodreads page.
Here the books I’d like to read this month once the readathon is over:
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I started this book in July but popped in down when the readathon started and I’m excited to get back into soon! I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, and it seems like such a controversial book which makes it even more interesting.
And I Darken by Kirsten White
Another book I started towards the end of July but had to put down. So far this gender bend historical fiction based on the person (Vlad Dracul) who inspired the novel Dracula is super interesting and full of political tactic fun! Looking forward to finishing it so I can read its sequel which anxiously waits for me on my shelves.
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
This gorgeous book was sent to me by one of my best friends for my birthday this year and is predicted to fully and wholeheartedly break my heart. My only expectations are a fair amount of ugly crying and sobbing in the corner.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
A super highly anticipated read that I’ve been dying to get my hands on (I’m twice as excited right now because I received the series in the mail TODAY. The urge to start reading them now is real.) I’m even more excited because I’ll be attending the special screening of the Netflix adaptation with The YA Room in a few weeks, that will include cupcake decorating and writing letters and its just EEKKK IM SO EXCITED. Not to mention that the Trailer is so amazing.
The Edge of Everything & The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles
Bree has told me a dozen times to read this book and the angel at Bloomsbury Publishing (thank you goddesses of literature in the Sydney office) sent me a review copy The Edge of Everything AND its sequel coming out in August, I figured fate was yelling at me to read it already. I’ll make sure to have my review up for this one in a hopefully timely manner.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The book that about 15 people have screamed at me to read already because it’s apparently amazing. I feel like I’ve been putting this off for a while because I’ve read super hyped up books in the past and it just didn’t meet my hyped up expectations. I had it on the bottom of my tbr last month for that very reason. So hopefully if I get to it this month, I want to keep a very open and unbiased mindset to enjoy it for what it is, and not what others claim it to be.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This is another book I had previously put on the bottom of last month’s tbr, for the same reason as above. I am a bit excited to read it more so because the movie is coming out this year and I love watching book to movie adaptations. I am also not super excited because as much as I love sad contemporary books but I don’t like to read super raw, realistic crazy sad contemporary books (this is why you won’t see me reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz no matter how interesting it sounds). They sometimes feel too real, and too sad, and I personally just can’t handle that. Especially the particular raw topic explored through this book that is still very real today. I like to read to escape reality a little.
Skylarks by Karen Gregory
I am really looking forward to reading this novel because it’s an f/f contemporary book!!! I have sadly never read an f/f that I can think of (except maybe Leah on the Offbeat) because they are so uncommon and they should not be! The representation of the LGBTQ+ community in books should not just be about men. Thank you to Amber from @ambsreads for bringing it up for discussion and I completely agree. I hope this book is amazing and that I can get ahold of some more f/f books as per Amber’s recommendations. Comment any recommendations below if you have any too!
The Weight of A Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
This book is going to make me either ugly cry or go into a fit of rage or both. Simply from reading the blurb, I know and I’m keen to be devastated cause what else is better than getting shit face wrecked from a book? Moving on!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
I’ve read the previous two books twice now so I think it’s time I finally got to this one and finished off the series before the end of this year. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE this series and the writing but it makes me a slow reader. Maggie can’t help it, it’s okay.
Fireblood by Elly Blake
The first book in this series is on my tbr for the Booktubeathon so I manage to read all 7 books, I’m all set for continuing the series with this one! Also because the next (and maybe final?) book in the series called Nightblood is coming in August/September. Not too sure when but it’s soon!
And that is finally the end to my August TBR. Here’s a cute little collage of all them babies put together:
It is a total of 12 books and a total of 19 books if you count the Booktubeathon books I hope to finish this week.
I’ll be posting an update on the readathon very soon *hint* I’m doing pretty good 😉
I’m super excited to read them all, I hope I can read them all and seriously cut a chunk out of my tbr. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of them before, what you thought or if you’re planning on reading these this month too!
Until next time,
Image source: Goodreads
Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with the review copies of four of the books mentioned above in exchange for an honest review. Receiving review copies does not affect my review or my opinion is any shape, way or form.