Bookish Item| August TBR

Last month I had a lot of fun posting my July TBR. We don’t normally post one on the blog, but I think I’m going to make it a monthly item. I can already tell you I probably won’t read all of these and I know some of my plans will change, but this is what I hope to read. Keep on reading to see my full August TBR!

Earlier this month I already posted my TBR for the Trope-ical Readathon. A lot of the books I plan on reading are already there, so I’m not going to post them all over again. You can read my post for that one here.

That’s not all I plan on reading, even if that’s already a lot of books, haha! Just like last month, I’m going to split them up into categories.

Blog Tours

A Wicked Magic – Sasha Laurens I’m reading this one for a blog tour actually. I’m adding this to my August TBR, even though I’m starting it at the end of July. It’s one of the books that kind of falls between months. A YA fantasy-thriller that is described as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Craft. A Wicked Magic sounds like it’s going to be really interesting.

Ignite the Sun – Hanna C. Howard This book flew under my radar, but I’m so glad that I’ll be reading it for a blog tour. I don’t think I’ve ever read a fantasy that has the sun play such a big role.

The Reality of Everything – Rebecca Yarros I’m a big fan of Rebecca Yarros, even though she breaks my heart with all of her books, haha. Luckily, she always puts them back together. I just got the ARC of this yesterday and am really excited!!

Review Copies

Leo – Jay McLean As I’m typing this, I’m reading Lucas (the first book in this series) and I’m loving it! I love when you read a few chapters and know you’re going to love a book! I’m hoping Leo is going to hit me the same way.

Where Dreams Descend – Janella Angeles Another book I’ve been looking forward to since I heard about it! Missing magicians and a dangerous game? That’s something I really need to read!

Fable – Adrienne Young I’ve been wanting to read a book by this author for awhile (two of her books are on my shelves upstairs, haha). A book that takes place at sea is always interesting and it’s a setting I enjoy. Fable has me curious.

Group Reads

Cinderella is Dead – Kaylynn Bayron I’m a big fan of retellings and this one sounds amazing. I preordered the UK version and should be getting that one next week. Isabelle and I will be buddyreading this one. So keep an eye out for our review in August.

The Henna Wars – Adiba Jaigirdar A lot of readers I know read The Henna Wars and loved every minute of it. A rom com about two teenage girls with rival henna businesses? That sounds amazing. I’ll be picking this one up at the end of the month.

Well Met – Jen DeLuca Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and that’s what is promised in this book. In the TBR and Beyond Group a mod and I started the Swoonalong, and we’ll be reading contemporary books together. Well Met is our first read!

Small Spaces – Katherine Arden I like to reread books every once in awhile. I read this middle grade last year and loved every minute of it. Small Spaces is a book I just couldn’t put down. I’ll never look at scarecrows the same way after reading this one.


I already know I’m not going to be able to read all of these, but I hope to at least get a couple done. One will be a buddyread as well, so that’s a start!

The Companion – Katie Alender I’ve said this many times before, but horror isn’t a genre I know a lot about. A gothic house is something that always seems to bring issues with it in stories, haha. I’m curious about this one.

Skywatchers – Carrie Arcos If I’m honest, I’m on the fence about this one. UFOs in the 1950’s? Could be really interesting. I’ll just have to read to find out.

They Wish They Were Us – Jessica Goodman All I needed to read was Gossip Girls meets One of Us is Lying to know I’m interested. A murder mystery at a prep school had me sold, haha. I hope it meets my expectations!

Thirteens – Kate Alice Marshall Another horror book, but this time it’s middle grade. It takes place around Halloween. So part of me kind of wants to save it until October. I’ll have to see how far I get this month.

The Black Kids – Christina Hammonds Reed I love that more books have been taking place in the ’90s lately. The Black Kids deals with a lot of things that unfortunately are still something happening in this world today: race, class and violence. I can’t wait to read this one.

Lobizona – Romina Garber When books have magic meet reality I’m always really curious. I don’t know anything about Argentine folklore, but I can’t wait to find out more.

More Than Just a Pretty Face – Syed Masood Another rom com for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han. I didn’t need to know more after reading that. There’s an academic championship and I love reading about those.


The Guilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi I have to start off by saying that the hardcover for this book is really stunning! It’s also one I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time. The sequel releases next month (and I have the ARC), so a friend and I are going to buddyread this one in August to get ready.

Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno – Garcia This is another book I’ve heard amazing things about leading up to the release. Horror elements, a spooky atmosphere and it takes place in 1950’s Mexico. Those are all things that definitely caught my interest.

Torn – Jennifer L. Armentrout Another reread for me! A friend and I just finished WIcked this week and plan on starting Torn next. I love diving back in this world and reminding myself how much I loved this world.

Lair of Dreams – Libba Ray Isabelle and I finished The Diviners this week and were both pleasantly surprised. Our buddy review will be posted on the blog tomorrow. It has some really spooky elements and takes place in the 1920’s. The storyline and the characters are so interesting. I can’t wait to read Lair of Dreams.


As you can see, I’m definitely excited about so many books! Reading over 30 books will be a challenge, but I’m going to see how far I get. What books do you plan on reading in August? Let me know in the comments!

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