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August 2018 TBR

Welcome to my monthly TBR pile post. This month, I only have 4 review books to read (a.k.a. official TBR books). I already started reading 2 of them though, so I changed the layout of this post for this month a bit. I opted for posting the official TBR books that I haven’t started reading yet first, then I posted the tentative TBR that I have for the month (a.k.a. mood reads), then I listed the official TBR books that I’m already reading, and finally the other books that I’m currently reading (one for a readalong, and the other two as mood reads)! Let me know if you prefer this layout to previous ones, or let me know if you have any other comments! To see what I read and reviewed in July, be sure to check out my July monthly wrap up post!

Here it is! My beautiful August 2018 TBR (not in the order that I’ll be reading them):

Note: The “Currently Reading (Summer Edition)” candle is from
the shop Canterbury Road Co. whose new website
will be available very very soon!

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– Official TBR –

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Fantasy,
Historical, Adventure
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Date published: August 7, 2018

Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

Star-Touched Stories
by Roshani Chokshi

Type: Fiction, Short Stories
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
(Macmillan Publishers)
Date published: August 7, 2018

Note: This book is a companion novel to The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishesand there may be spoilers for those books in the synopsis! Beware!

Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world.

Death and Night

He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.

Poison and Gold

Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. But when an opportunity to help Queen Gauri and King Vikram’s new reign presents itself, she is thrown into the path of the fearsome yet enchanting Spy Mistress. To help her friends, Aasha will have to battle her insecurities and perhaps, along the way, find love.

Rose and Sword

There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth?

– Tentative TBR –

If I end up reading through the above books really quickly, I have some
other books lined up that I really want to get to this summer!

– Already Reading (Official TBR) –

Shimmy Bang Sparkle
by Nicola Rendell

Type: Fiction
Genre: Adult, Contemporary,
Publisher: Montlake Romance
(Amazon Publishing)
Date published: August 21, 2018

To catch a thief…or fall for one?

All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.

The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.

Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.

Toil & Trouble edited by
Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

Type: Fiction, Anthology
Genre: YA, Fantasy,
Paranormal, Witches
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (HarperCollins)
Date published: August 28, 2018

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.

– Already Reading (Other) –

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han

Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary,
Romance, Chick Lit
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Books for Young Readers
Date published: July 10, 2018 (movie tie-in edition)

Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Save the Date
by Morgan Matson

Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary,
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Books for Young Readers
Date published: June 5, 2018

Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.

There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.

There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.

Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.

Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

The Shark Club
by Ann Kidd Taylor

Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary,
Romance, Mystery, Chick Lit
Publisher: Viking (Penguin
Random House)
Date published: June 6, 2018
(trade paperback)

A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances–in life and in the sea

One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark.

Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve returns home to the legendarily charming and eccentric Hotel of the Muses where she was raised by her grandmother, she finds more than just the blood orange sunsets and key lime pies she’s missed waiting for her.

While Maeve has always been fearless in the water, on land she is indecisive. A chance meeting on the beach with a plucky, irresistible little girl who is just as fascinated by the ocean as Maeve was growing up leaves her at a crossroads: Should she re-kindle her romance with Daniel, the first love she left behind when she dove into her work? Or indulge in a new romance with her colleague, Nicholas, who turns up in her hometown to investigate an illegal shark-finning operation?

Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, calypso bands, and perfect ocean views, The Shark Club is a story of the mysterious passions of one woman’s life: her first love and new love; the sea and sharks that inhabit it.


19 thoughts on “August 2018 TBR

  1. Good luck with your TBR this month! I’ve decided not to do a TBR for this month to give me a bit more freedom than I normally have to pick up whatever books I fancy reading for a change. I did just buy Lifelike though which I am hoping to read!

    1. Thank so much, Avery! 😀 And that’s a very good call! I’m gonna do that in December haha. And I try to have some mood reads included in my TBRs now (like above) so that I can sneak some in among my ARCs and stuff. I hope we’ll both get to read (and will enjoy) Lifel1k3!

  2. Great TBR! If I wasn’t doing ARC August, Neverworld Wake would’ve gone on mine this month, too. I think I’m going to read it in September or October, though, so I can’t wait to see what you think if you read it 🙂

  3. You have an impressive TBR indeed!! Best of luck as you read through all of these; “Save the Date” is one I’d still like to read before winter descends, but we’ll see if I mange this. 🙂

    1. Hahahaha I feel kind of insane for wanting to read so many books! I feel like I definitely won’t succeed. And Save the Date is super fun so far! 🙂 I hope that you’ll get to read it before the winter too!

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