Bookish Item| August TBR

There’s only a few days left in July, so it’s time to talk about what I want to read in August. To be honest, I don’t always follow this list of books, but they are the ones I’m really hoping to all complete. Once again I’m very ambitious, so it may be a challenge to get all of them done, haha. Keep on reading to find out what books are on my August TBR!

Group Reads

This month is actually really buy with group reads. Besides my usual group reads in TBR and Beyond on Facebook I’ve joined a few book clubs on Instagram as well. I’m excited about all of these books!

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Ace of Spades was actually on my TBR for July, but when I found out TBR and Beyond wanted to do this one for August I postponed reading it. This thriller takes place at a private academy and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book.

The Ex Talk – Rachel Lynn Solomon

I’ve actually wanted to read The Ex Talk since it released in January (if I remember correctly). The swoonalong group read will be discussing this one at the end of the month. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and I’ve enjoyed this author’s writing before.

The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is an author I’ve been wanting to try since the show Firefly Lane came to Netflix earlier this year. The Four Winds is another group read in TBR and Beyond and takes place during The Great Depression. I haven’t really read anything during this time in the world.

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

Just like many readers there are so many series I want to read, but just haven’t gotten around to reading yet. The Bear and the Nightingale is one I’ve been curious about forever and it’s time to finally give it a go. This actually seems like a rainy day read, so hopefully we have some of those next month.

Yes & I Love You – Roni Loren

Roni Lore isn’t an author I’m familiar with and only heard about when the second book in this series released recently. Our main character is a horror novelist and true crime pod caster. I know that’s definitely going to be something right up my alley.

Changeling –  Matt Wesolowski

Changeling is the third book in the Six Stories series and I’ve really enjoyed the first two books. Each episode is a podcast about a past case and it’s discussed through conversations with people involved. I listened to the audiobook when reading the sequel and it was amazing, so I plan on doing that for Changeling as well. It adds to the experience.

A Fate of Wrath & Flame – K.A. Tucker

As a big fan of romance I have to say I haven’t read many fantasy romances. And the ones I have don’t often have a strong story it’s mostly the romance. I’m hoping that will be different for A Fate of Wrath & Fame. The synopsis makes it sound amazing.

Serpent & Dove – Shelby Mahurin

Serpent & Dove is a book I read almost half of before, but got distracted (that happens way too often, haha). The third and final book in this trilogy just released, so a group is going to read one a month. So I had to join along!

Malice – Heather Walter

As a big fan of retellings I needed this Sleepy Beauty retelling! I’ve never read one based on this story and just look at this cover. I’m hoping that this is a darker retelling. I can’t wait to find out.

Survive the Night – Riley Sager

Riley Sager is an author I’ve wanted to try for quite some time and Survive the Night is his most recent book. Thrillers are something I’ve been reading more of, so I really hope this one takes me on a wild ride.


Buddy Reads

These are a couple of buddy reads that I’m continuing in August. I’ve started these a few days before the month started, but they will be mostly read next month.

The Extraordinaries – TJ Klune

After reading The House in the Cerulean Sea I’ve been wanting to read the rest of TJ Klune’s backlist. The Extraordinaries is one of these and I really should read it, because I’ve had the e-arc for so long and the sequel just came out, haha. I’ve read 4 chapters as I’m typing this and I’m loving it so far.

All of Us Villains – Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

We got access to the e-arc of All of Us Villains and Isabelle and I both really wanted to start this one right away. The first two chapters are off to a great start and I can’t wait to read the next two later!

Half Sick of Shadows – Laura Sebastian

I remember seeing Half Sick of Shadows all over the place when it first released, but I honestly haven’t heard many people talk about it. Half Sick of Shadows is a re-imagining of the Arthurian myth. The first five chapters really caught my attention, so I’m hoping it continues that way.


Blog Tours/ARCs

August is also filled with quite a few blog tours and ARCs I want to read. There are so many books releasing that sound amazing!

Like a Love Song – Gabriela Martins

A  Latina teen pop star with a fake boyfriend? Sounds right up my alley. I have a feeling Like a Love Song is going to be a fast and fun read. I may start the month with this one.

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe – Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Our main character discovers love and other truths when on a road trip with her famous twin sister. I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting coming of ages story. It’s over 400 pages, so I think we’re going to get quite the journey.

Ghost Girl – Alli Malinenko

Ghost Girl is described as perfect for fans of Small Spaces and Nightbooks. I loved both of these, so it didn’t take me long to say yes when asked if I wanted to read and review this book. I know this is more of a Fall read, but this middle grade is one that I can’t keep laying around.

Edie in Between – Laura Sibson

A modern day Practical Magic is all I needed to know to want to read this book. Another book that’s definitely more of a Fall themed read, but I won’t be able to wait that long. The main character is able to be put in her mother’s memories that she recently lost is going to make this more emotional I think, but it sounds amazing.

Fireborn – Aisling Fowler

Another middle grade read for me this month. I have a feeling this is going to be a magical adventure. Look at how pretty this cover is though!

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door & Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet – Lucy Score

Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door isn’t an ARC, but the sequel is. I want to read the first one before starting Riley Thorn and the Corpse in the Closet. I’ve heard that these books are amazing and a lot of fun. They sound like something I’m going to fly through.

The Witch Haven – Sasha Peyton Smith

A book about witches that include a school to teach them? Yes, please! I’ve actually read the first few chapters and I have a feeling I’m going to love this book. I do have a feeling this is going to be a darker book.

The Girls are Never Gone – Sarah Glenn Marsh

Horror isn’t my normal go to genre, but The Girls are Never Gone sounds amazing. I have a feeling this is another one I’m going to want to read on a rainy day.

Dark and Shallow Lies – Ginny Myers Sain

The cover is honestly the first thing I noticed about Dark and Shallow Lies. This is definitely one I want on my shelf. Our main character is looking for her best friend that went missing six months ago. I have a feeling this town is going to be full of secrets.

The Meeting Point – Olivia Lara

I can’t imagine your Lift driver finding your cheater’s boyfriend’s phone. That’s just not good! I have a feeling the driver is going to become a big part of this story and I love romances like that. So I’m excited to read this one.

Lies Like Wildfire – Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

Yet another thriller for me this month and I’m excited! Five friends accidentally start an enormous and deadly wildfire and their instincts make them lie. This is going to be interesting to see how far they go to keep their secrets hidden.

Big Witch Energy – Kelly Jamieson

Imagine finding out your a witch as well as your father’s side of the family? That would be shocking! Add in a romance and I think I’ve found a book I will enjoy.

Dear Mr. Brody – A.M. Johnson

I haven’t read much by this author yet, but I’ve loved what I have read. Dear Mr. Brody sounds like a forbidden romance and an interesting one at that. I’m hoping it’s as amazing as I hope.

Bloody Spade – Brittany M. Willows

The author of this book approached me to see if I wanted to read and review Bloody Spade. This urban fantasy sounds great and the main character is a cat-eared thief! How cool is that?!? I’ll also be posting an interview with Brittany soon.


As you can see I will literally be booked in August. I’m sure a few buddyreads will sneak up on me and my mood my change, but my goal is to try and read all of these! Have you read any of these? Or what are you reading in August? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Bookish Item| August TBR

  1. I haven’t read the first 2 six stories yet but the others are amazing. Changeling is my absolute favourite and broke me but Deity came very close too. They are amplified on audio and work so well.

  2. I had to make a character list when I first read The Bear and the Nightingale. Once I did that, I was HOOKED and loved the book! I need to reread it soon to dive into the other two!

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