Hello August ☀️
I’m keeping August super low-key in both my personal and reading life.
Fall has all the readathon and all the releases. So I wanted to take some time to make a dent in my ARC & backlist as well as enjoy some time just read whatever I want!
However! I AM kicking off the fall/spooky vibes early with the Summerween readathon right at the end of the month! But I’ll be sharing a special TBR for that once it gets closer.
Until then, here’s what I’m hoping to read this month!
I only have 4 ARCs releasing this month! Which is crazy considering I’ve had 8 or 9 in the last few months. But I’m looking forward to a bit of a breather.
And hopefully this will give me the chance to get a head start on September releases!
1. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
This is a thriller by an author I’ve heard good things about. And this has been getting amazing early ratings! All I know about this plot is that it involves a crime podcast that leads to an innocent man being freed. And I assume creepy things devolve from there.
2. Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles
This book appeared on a lot of spring TBRs because it was originally supposed to release a few months back. But with the pandemic, its release was pushed. I’m so excited to finally be getting to it! This is a fantasy novel about magicians facing off at a circus. I can’t wait!!!
3. The Game by Linsey Miller
I will be totally honest with you… I don’t think I’m going to end up finishing this… I was completely hooked by the tagline for this:
If you loved American Horror Story 1984, you’ll die for this paperback original thriller mashup of Agatha Christie’s The A.B.C. Murders and Riverdale in which a game turns deadly with a killer who picks his victims one by one, letter by letter.
But this has absolutely atrocious early reviews… So I’m pretty confident that this won’t be anything over a 3 star if I even finish it.
4. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
This is a YA contemporary set in the 1990s that…
explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the 1992 Rodney King Riots.
Here are some of the other books I want to get to and what yearly goals (if any) they meet!
5. Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore
I’ve been crazy into historical romance this year and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book! I also have an arc of the sequel which comes out next month so I definitely need to get to this!
Challenges: Backlist/Physical TBR
6. Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
Kayla from BooksandLala mentioned this in one of her wrap ups and said that it’s one of her favorite books of the year. So I picked up during one of my book orders and I’m really interested in reading it asap.
Challenges: Out of my Comfort Zone
7. Blitzed (Playbook #3) by Alexa Martin
This is next book in my favorite football romance series! I love Alexa Martin’s characters and I’m so excited for this next book which follows one of my favorite side characters from book 2!
Challenge: Series Continuation
8. A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
This is a YA contemporary about sirens that I’ve heard absolutely amazing things about. I know there’s a murder trial but other than that, I’m going into this one pretty blind.
Since I have so few obligations this month, I’m hoping to finally get to some random books I’ve been eying as well as some library books. Here are some that are most calling to me right now!
What are you most excited to read this month??