How is July almost over? This summer is really flying by. Which means we’re back today with our Wishlist Wednesday: Anticipated Releases August. So far every month this year has been fille with books we want to read. Is August the same way? Let’s see what books are hitting the shelves!
The Chase – Elle Kennedy (August 6th)
The Chase is the first book in the Off Campus spinoff. I am so excited about this book. The Off Campus series gave us swoonworthy romances with a lot of humor. I think we will be getting more of that in this series. At least I hope so!
Someone I Used to Know – Patty Blount (August 1st)
This will be a pretty heavy contemporary. It’s about a girl who’s been raped by her brothers teammate. Her attacker hardly got any punishment but she has to live with what happened. The siblings have a very stained relationship because of all that happened and try to find their way back to each other. I think this will be a very important read but I’m mostly excited for the sibling part.
#Murdertrending – Gretchen McNeil (August 7th)
I love love love this title! This YA mystery thriller sounds so so good. In the future convicts are executed live on an app. Sounds pretty intriguing right? Add a girl that get’s imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit and has to prove so before she get’s executed while everyone watches. Sign me up!
Finding Yvonne – Brandy Colbert (August 7th)
Violinists, street musicians, an unexpected pregnancy, trying to figure out your future, POC main character. Yes please!
Nine – Zach Hines (August 7th)
I have a feeling this author has created a very interesting world. Everybody has nine lives. When you die, you upgrade. Most of the main character’s friends want to burn through their lives as fast as they can, but he’s just hoping to hang on to one as long as he can. I wonder what kind of adventure this book will take us on.
The Last Best Story – Maggie Lehrman (August 7th)
School shootings are something that happen way too often these days. Authors are starting to use that in their stories as well. This one sounds like it will have an interesting take. I have a feeling this book will be hard to read though. Something like this is very emotional and heartbreaking. I am curious to see how the author has created this story.
These Rebel Waves – Sarah Raasch (August 7th)
This is the newest release from the Snow Like Ashes author. With this book she brings us pirates. I have been looking forward to this book since I heard about it. Unfortuantely, I have heard some disappointing reviews. I still plan on giving it a chance though.
Let Me List the Ways – Sarah White (August 7th)
A crush on her best friend, type 1 diabetes and a bucket list with things to do before going off to college. Sounds like the perfect summer read.
Heretics Anonymous – Katie Henry (August 7th)
This cover is very interesting! A few people I know have read this book and loved it! There is humor and a touching story. Heretics Anonymous is a TBR & Beyond group read and the author will be visiting us this month!
Dance of Thieves – Mary E. Pearson (August 7th)
As a fan of The Remnant Chronicles, this book stood out to me. It takes place in the same world as that series. I can’t wait to see what this author gives us in this world. There are so many things that I would love to learn more about.
The Other Side of Lost – Jessi Kirby (August 7th)
This YA contemporary is about a girl that realizes she has become obsessed with social media and goes on a hike on the entire John Muir trail. it also deals with grief and sounds like a thought provoking novel.
Girl at the Grave – Teri Bailey Blake (August 7th)
I can’t wait for this YA historical mystery. Two genres I really enjoy AND have been craving lately. I hope it’s as good as the first reviewers have us believe, I did see a couple of disappointed reviewers but overall people seemed to really enjoy this one.
The Forest Queen – Betty Cornwell (August 7th)
I love retelling and a female Robin Hood sounds like it could be very interesting. I am curious to see how the author has taken on this story!
Catwoman: Soulstealer – Sarah J. Maas (August 7th)
Basically anything that Sarah J Maas writes is something that I buy. Her version of Cat Woman sounds amazing. To be honest, I haven’t read many superhero retellings and I don’t know much about Cat Woman, so I am excited!
Echoes – Alice Reeds (August 7th)
Echoes sounds very suspenseful and I think this will be a great YA mystery. Two teens end up on a deserted island together and have to work with each other even though they don’t like each other. We all know where that will lead, right 😉
The Raging Ones – Krista and Becca Ritchie (August 14th)
This one sounds soooo good, it’s a science fiction novel and the world sounds very interesting. Everyone knows the day they’ll die (I loved They Both Die At The End) but three teens live out their Deathday and have to flee. Super pumped to read this one.
A Touch of Gold – Annie Sullivan (August 14th)
It sounds like Annie Sullivan did a great job with this retelling. The book sounds amazing and just look at that cover! I am also excited that this will be a group read in TBR & Beyond and the author will be stopping by to do a live chat!
How to Breathe Underwater – Vicky Skinner (August 14th)
This sounds like the perfect summer read. I can’t imagine being forced to be perfect at things, but with something you don’t really want. When the main character doesn’t have to swim anymore, her life kind of falls apart. What does she really want? I am excited that I have an ARC f this book for a blog tour. Keep an eye out on the blog!
The Looking Glass – Janet McNally (August 14th)
This features a ballet dancer and I’m all for that! I loved dancing ballet and was pretty good when I was young, love reading about ballet dancers and think we need more books with them in it. This also has a missing sister and a fairytale book. So many favorite things in here, should be a good book right?
See All the Stars – Kit Frick (August 14th)
Isabelle already read an ARC of this and was very disappointed. Because of that I don’t know if I will pick it up, but I know a lot of people are looking forward to this book. At least the cover is pretty?
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (August 14th)
Anthologies aren’t usually my favorite books to read but this one sounds really important. All the short stories are own-voice stories and diverse. We need more stories like that so buying and reading this book is a great way to support them.
To Be Honest – Maggie Ann Martin (August 21st)
Lately, there have been more books with plus sized characters. I am interested in seeing how this one is written. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book, so keep an eye on the blog in August for my spot on the blog tour.
The State of Grace – Rachael Lucas (August 21st)
This is not really a new release as it has been released in 2017, but it will (again?) be released this August. It’s about a girl with autism, super interesting to read about in my opinion. Our main character also owns a horse, in other words: I need this book now haha.
We Regret to Inform You – A.E. Kaplan (August 21st)
I’m not completely sure where this story will be going but after glancing at some reviews I hope this is a mystery! The synopsis sounds interesting enough but could go a lot of ways haha. I guess I just have to read it to find out.
The Truth Lies Here – Lindsey Klingege (August 21st)
This YA thriller sounds so weird! I have no idea what to think of this one but I’m definitely intrigued. After reading the synopsis I need to know what is going on here haha.
In Another Time – Caroline Leech (August 28th)
I really ‘enjoy’ World War II books and as this is about a Scottish girl that just brings an extra interesting layer. The synopsis sounds interesting enough, and the reviews seem very positive.
The Second Life of Ava Rivers – Faith Gardner (August 28th)
That title alone would be enough for me to buy this one haha. This YA thriller has gotten really great reviews so far and I’m super excited for it. Vera’s twin disappeared 12 years ago, but she’s back now. Don’t need to know more than that!
Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women and Witchcraft (August 28th)
An anthology is always a risk. Some stories can be amazing and others not so much. Toil & Trouble sounds like the perfect Halloween read though. So I will definitely be giving it a chance!
Hidden Pieces – Paula Stokes (August 28th)
Paula Stokes writes beautiful books. There is still one on my shelf I need to read. Hidden Pieces sounds a bit more mysterious, but good anyways! I think this one would be perfect for when the days get darker and colder.
The Towering Sky – Katharine McGee (August 28th)
I am ashamed to say I still have only read the first book in this trilogy. Katharine McGee created an interesting world though and I need to know how it continues. This author knows how to keep you guessing and I am curious to see if that continues.
That’s Not What Happened – Kody Keplinger (August 28th)
This sounds like a very hard hitting novel. It’s about the aftermath of a school shooting and who get’s to control the narrative. I’ve read another Kody Keplinger book and highly enjoyed that one. While this one will likely have a completely different tone I’m excited to see what she did with this story.
Mirage – Somaiya Daud (August 28th)
This is a pretty highly anticipated release for a lot of people I believe. I personally love that cover, it’s stunning. A girl that is forced to be the body double for a hated princess, sounds right up my alley! And I’ve seen some great reviews for this one.
Seafire – Natalie C. Parker (August 28th)
I haven’t read many pirate books, but really want to try a few out! This one sounds really interesting and the cover is awesome!
Brave Enough – Kati Gardner (August 21st)
Brave Enough seems like it’s going to be a touch, but beautiful contemporary. Two worlds collide and they both a have a lot to deal with.Can they help each other beat their battles? And just look at that cover! It’s gorgeous!
Sip Sip Bang Bang – Danika Stone (August 28th)
For some reason, I can’t seem to find a cover for this book. I have read Danika Stone’s other books and loved them, so this was an automatic add. Sip Sip Bang Bang sounds a bit different than her tother books, but I think it will be funny. Using your knowledge of action movies to save yourself can lead to some interesting situations.
City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab (August 28th)
Victoria Schwab is one of my absolute favorite authors so I’m super excited for this Middle Grade novel. As you can probably tell from the cover, it’s about a girl that can see ghosts with parents who are ghost hunters. Sounds pretty awesome right?
Estranged – Ethan M. Aldridge (August 7th)
This graphic novel is about a changeling and a human child who are switched at birth and now have to work together to save both their worlds. I mean, is anyone NOT into that? Because I sure am!
The Simple Wild – K.A. Tucker (August 7th)
I haven’t read a lot by K.A. Tucker, but I loved Ten Tiny Breaths. I really need to continue reading more of her books. The Simple Wild sounds like it’s going to be an amazing story!
August is another terrible month for our bankaccounts, haha. Then again, this whole year has been this way. We are afraid to see what this list looks like when the Fall releases start coming out. There are a lot of books coming out this Fall that we want! What books are you looking forward to this month? Did we miss any?