Books I’ll (Probably) Read in August

Happy August!!

I’m genuinely so excited for this month of reading. But, and I’m sure you guys can relate, I have an enormous TBR pile and every book sounds good. This is making it incredibly hard to decide what to read this month. Is there a way I can read everything at once? I wish. I truly wish.

I’m also the worst at sticking to what I plan to read. I definitely read based on what I’m in the mood for, so creating and following a monthly TBR doesn’t always work for me. Props to those who do it though! It’s just that I can never been be completely certain of what book I’m going to feel like reading next.

So, instead of creating a definite TBR, I’m just going to tell you what I’ll probably read this month. Let’s have a look:


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

img_3552I have been desperately wanting to read this because the concept of it sounds extremely intriguing. It just seems totally epic and unique. Plus, I’ve only been hearing about how excellent this book is. I’m planning on ordering this one soon and I honestly can’t wait to read it.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

img_3553You know how you have those books you still haven’t read and have no idea why? This is one of those for me. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages. The Shadowhunter series are some of my favorites, and Lady Midnight was outstanding, so I’m hoping to get to this as soon as possible.

This is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

I recently got approved for this ARC on Edelweiss. I already read the first few pages (couldn’t resist) and it sounds like it’s going to be the cutest. Apparently it’s childhood friends to lovers? And there’s also a ton of diversity and representation? So many of my favorite things. I’m probably going to read this after my current read and I can’t wait.

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab

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Another series I’ve been hearing so much about and am really looking forward to. If I do get through the first book, I’m more than likely going to read the rest of the series right after. That might change up this August TBR. We’ll just have to see. Either way, I’m super excited about this.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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This ebook was on sale the other day and I was thrilled because I’ve been wanting to read this so badly. Becky Albertalli is one of my favorites and I’ve heard this book is a really cute one. I always love a good contemporary.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet but I really need to. This story has already made such a huge impact. Also, I don’t know where I’ve been, but I had no idea this was going to be a movie. I saw the trailer the other day at the theater and it looks so good. I’m hoping to get to it this month, but I’ll certainly have to read it before the movie is out this fall.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Every time I see this anywhere, I think about how much I want to read it. It sounds like this is an important one. It’s also a short read (52 pages) so I’ll probably be able to read it this month.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

The plot sounds like it’ll break my heart a million times, but this story seems like it’ll be incredibly moving. I’ve been hearing about how remarkable this book is so I’m really hoping I’ll get to pick it up soon.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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I’ve talked about how much I love this book before. As in, this is one of my all time favorite books. I’ve been itching to go through it again soon – even if I did just do a reread a few months ago. Still, I’m expecting to read it again this month (because I just can’t help myself), and I couldn’t be happier about it.


That should be about it! I’m currently finishing up Circe by Madeline Miller, but then I’ll start tackling these, and I can’t wait.

Truthfully, though: I have no idea if I’ll read all the books I mentioned, which ones I’ll read, or if I’ll end up changing it up. I’ve found that it’s okay for me to not follow a strict monthly TBR. I think it’s easy to get caught up in trying to stick to what we plan to read, and that can cause unnecessary pressure.

But, of course, if having that set monthly TBR works for you: go for it! Creating a definite plan is perfect for some readers and that’s absolutely great. I do think there’s a lot of benefits of sticking to your TBR, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with doing that either.

However you choose what to read next, however you plan (or don’t plan), is totally up to you. You know what works for you as a reader. Just remember to have fun with reading this month. And every month, for that matter.

I hope you guys have a great month of reading and that you enjoy all your books, planned or not planned!! I know I’m excited to see what I’ll get to in August.


I’d love to know:

Have you read any of the books I mentioned? What books do you want to read this month? Do you ever plan out what to read next on your TBR?


40 thoughts on “Books I’ll (Probably) Read in August

  1. I hope you’re able to stick to this list! I’m totally the same. I can never stick to a TBR list, I just read by my mood.
    I seriously need (and want) to read A Darker Shade Of Magic and The Hate You Give! I feel so behind at this point 😂
    Great post! Hope you get to all your books and enjoy them!

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    1. Thank you, Kat😊 I also hope I’ll read these books! It’s so hard to follow a TBR when you never know what you’ll be in the mood for so we’ll have to see how it goes haha.
      And same! I feel like everyone has already read A Darker Shade of Magic and The Hate U Give, but better late than never I suppose!! Can’t wait for both of us to read them.

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    1. Isn’t Greek mythology the best? I’m really enjoying Circe so far. Madeline Miller is a brilliant author, and I absolutely loved her other novel The Song of Achilles as well. Hope you enjoy both Circe and The Upside of Unrequited when you read them!! 🙂

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  2. Lord of Shadows has a killer cliffhanger which will make you want to read the next one (which isn’t due out until December). I’ve been waiting forever to find out what happens and it is torture lol

    The Hate U Give is amazing. One of the best books I’ve read this year!

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    1. Cliffhangers are the absolute worst. I’m so conflicted because I’ve been wanting to read Lord of Shadows since it came out, but I might be better off waiting until December so I don’t have to deal with the dreaded cliffhanger!!

      And I’m glad to hear you liked The Hate U Give so much. I’m definitely looking forward to that one. 🙂

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      1. Yeah, I don’t want to spoil it for you but there’s a major twist at the end and then the book ends. It just abruptly stops! I would wait if I were you. But no lie, Lord of Shadows is kind of good lol. December isn’t that far away haha

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  3. ha! me too. I am definitely a mood reader. It’s a real struggle honestly. You are half way thru the book and look whats that, another book. I am going to read that one. It’s like a real problem for me. i have soo many books that i haven’t finished because of that.
    also,u must be wondering how come this stranger pops up on ur notification. lol i have no idea as well.

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    1. I know right? Being a mood reader can sometimes be difficult! I totally know what you mean.

      And, no worries, I didn’t wonder that at all haha! I enjoyed your comment and it was nice to hear from someone who can relate to the struggles of being a mood reader. 🙂

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  4. The funny thing is that, while I’m a pretty compulsive list maker (as you already know, ahah!) and it works for other aspects of my life, making one for reading never works for me! I can be vague and say I’ll aim to tick off a challenge or that I’ll work exclusively from my NetGalley shelf, but actually setting books? Nope!
    Probably doesn’t help that as soon as ARCs come into the offices of the website I write for, I’m the first one screeching “ME! PICK ME! I’LL READ THEM!”. When that happens, it really dictates what I’m reading for the next few weeks, so a TBR list is kind of redundant!

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    1. Yeah exactly! Making a list of books I plan to read, and actually following it, hardly ever works for me. I just never know what I’ll end up reading. And I totally relate to the ARCs; if I get approved for one, that changes everything haha. Glad I’m not the only one!

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    1. I cannot wait to get to Strange the Dreamer! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. The concept honestly sounds super interesting and I think I’m going to love that one!

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    1. Thank you so much!! ❤️ Yeah, I’m really looking forward to THUG because I’ve heard so much about it, and to Lord of Shadows since I’ve been wanting to read it for such a long time. Can’t wait to read them 🙂

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  5. A Darker Shad of Magic! A Darker Shade of Magic! A Darker Shade of Magic! 😂 Look, I’m obsessed, okay? And honestly there’s just sooo many good books on here! I hope you enjoy whichever of them you end up reading!

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    1. 😂😂😂 Your never-ending love for Victoria Schwab is the best. And thank you, I will be keeping you updated for sure!! (Especially on LoS😭)

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      1. THUG is supposed to be amazing, so I’m excited to read that one for sure. Oh, I’ve heard Save the Date is cute!! And I really need to read Throne of Glass at some point too. Also, I totally JUST commented on your blog post about Shatter Me, but it’s so good!! I can’t wait for you to read it😊 Happy reading to you too❤️

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    1. Ahh I’m so excited about The Upside of Unrequited!! It sounds amazing. And there’s a Simon cameo?? I didn’t know this!! That makes me so happy❤️

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