August Book Haul!

Hi everone,

How are you?

We are all going to ignore that this is late😂🙈.

Today I am doing my August book haul! This month I bought a total of 7 books which is actually very good for me.

Without further ado, let’s get into the books I acquired in the month of August!

Physical books;

These hollow vows by Lexi Ryan

This cover is so pretty😍. The synopsis for this one sounds like the classic fantasy cliche, but I still want to read it😂. I’m hoping there is something new that is present in this book, a plot twist or something different, but if not, I will probably still like it because I just enjoy these fantasy books.

Rivers of london by Ben Aaronovich

I bought the box set of the first six books in this series and I’m so excited to get to them. The set includes rivers of london, moons over soho, whispers underground, broken homes, foxglove summer and the hanging tree. I have heard many people say such great thing about this book including Ellie, I know she really loves this series so far.

Tokyo ever after by Emiko Jean

I’ve heard great things about this book. It’s a romance that loosely based off of the princess diaries… or it reminds people of the princess diaries, I can’t remember which, but either way that’s all I need to know, I’m excited to read it!

The maleficent seven by Cameron Johnston

This is another book with a really pretty cover😍. I’ve read some really positive reviews, obviously there isn’t too many reviews yet as it is a fairly new release, but from what I have seen they are positive. I’m really excited for this one, it’s one of my most anticipated for this year and I can’t wait to get to it.

Nine of swords by Brooklyn Quintana

Another really pretty cover😍. This book has very little reviews and they were a bit mixed, so I was a little worried about picking this up. But the synopsis intrigues me and I really wanted to read it so I decided to just pick up a copy.

Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

This is the second book in the books of Babel series. I was reading book 1 for the book club hosted by @Hollyheartsbooks. I didn’t manage to finish it in August though, so I’m planning on finishing it early in September so that I can started arm of the Sphinx as well.

Kindle;

The vagrant by Peter Newman

This is the only kindle book that I bought this month. I’m a really intrigued by this one, I’ve heard great things, but also just really liked the sound of the synopsis.

So, that is all the books that I bought in the month of August. Have you read any of these, what did did you think? Let me know in the comments down below and let’s chat!

Thank you so much for reading!

Secret legacy byCarissa Andrews- Spotlight Tour!

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How are you?

Today’s post is also a spotlight tour for secret legacy by . Thank you so much to the author, publisher and of course, Dave!

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Author Revolution LLC

Length: 300 Pages

Date Published: 15th September 2020

Synopsis;

A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES meets LOCKE & KEY in this completed new adult series!
I always wanted supernatural powers.

The day I got my acceptance letter from the Windhaven Academy, I knew my life was about to change – BIG TIME. I expected to find out I could phase through walls or control people with my mind. But what I became was far more complicated than I ever imagined.

You see, I come from a long line of witches with incredible power that spans centuries.

I just didn’t know it.

But unleashing my powers is just the beginning. There are forces bigger than anything I ever imagined… and they’re coming for me.

Sure, Windhaven Academy is a school for supernaturals.

But what I am will provoke an ancient curse that will pit me against fate.

And now, no one is safe.

Author Bio:

“An author emerges from the depths of Minnesotan waters. Sci-fi/Fantasy is my pen of choice.”

Carissa Andrews is an internationally bestselling author from central Minnesota who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, supernatural thriller, and dystopia. Her plans for 2021 include the continuation of the Diana Hawthorne Psychic Thrillers.

She keeps sane by chilling with her husband and five kids, playing with art in its various forms, seeking out mysteries, and being an occasional meditation and reiki badass.

Purchase links:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Media links;

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Website

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Thank you so much for reading!

Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire- Spotlight Tour!

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How are you?

Today’s post is a spotlight tour for shadow of a dead God by Patrick Samphire. Thank you so much to the author, publisher and of course, Dave!

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Five Fathoms Press

Length: 462 Pages

Date Published: May 27, 2020

Synopsis;

It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favor to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he’s guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city’s high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it’s going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage…

Author bio;

Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novel SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has also published around twenty short stories and novellas.

Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.

He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat.

When he’s not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.

Purchase links;

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Amazon CA

Blackwells

Media links;

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Thank you so much for reading!

Dust on the altar by Michelle Winkler

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How are you?

Today’s post is a spotlight for dust on the altar by Michelle Winkler. Thank you so much to the author, publisher for my copy of the book and Dave for allowing me to take part in the tour!

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Author Revolution LLC

Length: 300 Pages

Date Published: 15th September 2020

Synopsis:

Jade loves her life in Sun City: their technology is cutting edge, she’s right-hand woman to the country’s most powerful business owner, and no one suspects she’s a Witch. But when her old coven’s High Priestess and last remaining family member is murdered, she’s expected to leave her beloved city life behind, regain the powers she abandoned years ago, and take her place as coven leader.

Going back to Sugar Hill won’t be easy. She’ll have to find a way to reconcile with her former best friend who’s the man she must now call partner, find the keys to her ascension ritual, and stop a Witch who will do anything to bring his daughter back from the dead.

With the coven’s magic fading and a whole township counting on her to bring it back, will she find the strength to face the ghosts of her tragic past, or will she run from her responsibilities, again?

Author bio;

Hi, I’m Michelle.

I was convinced by my husband to live in the Arizona desert. While skeptical at first, I realized if I could survive hitchhiking halfway cross country at 20 years old, spend eight years in the Navy, and raise two sons, as long as I had air-conditioning, I’d probably be okay.

Since my move I’ve: started a veggie garden, learned how to shoot a bow, completed three associate degrees, and become a kayak enthusiast. However, I still hate to cook and will absolutely run screaming from the room at the first sight of a bug. Because bugs are evil.

When writing, I’m usually supervised by an adorable Brittany Spaniel named Zen and his mini-me little sister, Pepper

Media links:

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Purchase links:

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Blackwells

Thank you so much for reading!

The meeting point by Olivia Lara- Blog Tour!

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Today’s post is my review of the meeting point by Olivia Lara. Thank you so much to Dave (for my spot on this tour), Olivia and aria fiction for my copy of the book

Synopsis;

What if the Lift driver who finds your cheating boyfriend’s phone holds the directions to true love? 

‘Who are you and why do you have my boyfriend’s phone?’ 
‘He left it in my car. You must be the blonde in the red dress? I’m the Lift driver who dropped you two off earlier.’ 

And with these words, the life of the brunette and t-shirt wearing Maya Maas is turned upside down. Having planned to surprise her boyfriend, she finds herself single and stranded in an unknown city on her birthday.

So when the mystery driver rescues Maya with the suggestion that she cheers herself up at a nearby beach town, she jumps at the chance to get things back on track. She wasn’t expecting a personalised itinerary or the easy companionship that comes from opening up to a stranger via text, let alone the possibility it might grow into something more…

My thoughts:

I wasn’t going to take part in any blog tours this month as I didn’t have a lot of time but I read the synopsis for this one and decided I had to read this one.

Firstly, let’s talk about the characters. Maya was really likeable. The way that the main character meets the love interest is very unusual but, I liked the interactions between the two and the banter that they shared, as well as friendships that she makes with other characters she meets along the way.

My favourite part about this book surprisingly (besides the characters) was the setting(s). There were beautiful, the pictures I’ve seen of Carmel on sea really make me want to visit!

Friendship, romance, amazing locations and all round fun. This would be a great hot summers day read as well as a by-the-beach read, the perfect heartwarming and fast paced romance!

4.5 stars!

Author bio;

As a child, Olivia not-so-quietly ‘observed’ (AKA bothered with countless questions) her grandfather — who worked for the biggest publishing house in Romania — edit hundreds of books. And when he wasn’t editing, he read. Everything, all the time. Just like her father, who wrote short sci-fi stories, and was set on building the largest library she’d ever seen and her mother who’s never found without a book…wherever she goes. Her love for words came naturally, and after studying marketing, communications & photography, Olivia worked as a journalist for a newspaper and news television network in Romania.

An unapologetic citizen of the world, she spent a few years in Greece, Sweden, France, before settling in sunny California with her photographer husband and young daughter, where she works in marketing and writes. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever-growing menagerie that completes the family: Pumpkin, the Maine Coon mix, three black cats and a siamese kitten. 

When she’s not writing or thinking about writing, she reads (across genres), watches old movies and collects vintage books, vinyl records, and eerie paintings. She loves traveling (and can’t wait until she can do it again, safely), swimming, biking, hiking and of course, photography.

SOMEDAY IN PARIS, her debut, published by Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus in May 2020 became a B&N, Apple, Kobo and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller and was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel Awards 2021. Her second novel, THE MEETING POINT, a contemporary romcom set in Northern California, is set to be published as an e-book on September 2, 2021 and in paperback in December 2021 in the UK and March, 2022 in the US.

Purchase links;

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Blackwells

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Twitter

Facebook

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Voice of War by Zack Argyle- Spotlight Tour!

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How are you?

Today’s post is a spotlight post for voice of war by Zack Argyle.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publisher: Self Published

Length: 378 Pages

Date Published: March 19, 2020

Synopsis:

While preparing for the birth of his first child, Chrys Valerian is tasked with uncovering the group responsible for a series of missing threadweavers–those able to see and manipulate threadlight. With each failure, the dark voice in his head grows louder, begging to be released.

A young girl from a secret city in the center of the Fairenwild veers off course to explore the streets of Alchea. She never expected that her journey would end in chains.

Far in the deserts to the south, a young man’s life changes after he dies.

When Chrys learns who is responsible for the missing threadweavers, they come for him and his family. He must do everything in his power to protect those he loves, even if it means trusting strangers or, worse, the dark voice in his mind.

Together, they will change the world–whether they intend to or not.

Author bio:

Zack Argyle lives just outside of Seattle, WA, USA, with his wife and two children. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and works full-time as a software engineer. He is the winner of the Indies Today Best Fantasy Award, and a finalist in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off.

Media links:

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Website

Purchase links:

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Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Blackwells

Don’t forget to check out BBNYA, this book and the other blogs on the spotlight tour!

Thank you so much for reading!

WWW Wednesday (18th August)

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How are you?

Today I am going to be doing another www Wednesday post. I haven’t done one of these posts in so long and I’m so excited to be doing them again.

So, in case you don’t know www Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by daily rhythm but was revived by Samantha @Takingonaworldofwords.

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently read?

What are you planning on reading next?

Currently reading;

Promise of blood by Brian McClellan

I’m not very far into this one yet but I have enjoyed what I read so far.

Before they are hanged by Joe Abercrombie

I’m about 150 pages into this book and am loving it so far. This is becoming a new favourite series of all time!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

I recently read some reviews of this book and went out and bought the series, I’ve only read a few chapters but so far, so good!

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

This is the middle grade marvels group book pick for August! So far I’m really enjoying myself, it’s a really fun adventure story.

Wonderscape by Jennifer bell

This is also a really fun adventure and whilst there are parts that are irritating me, it’s still good.

The lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Omg! Locke and Jean, new favourite characters! I cannot wait to continue reading this one!

Neverseen by Shannon Messenger

This is the fourth book in the keeper of the lost cities series. So far I’m loving it even more than book 2 and 3.

Ship of destiny by Robin Hobb

This is shaping up to be a brilliant end to a great trilogy!

The demon world by Sally Green

The second book in the smoke thieves series, a really good sequel so far!

Recently read;

Gargantis by Thomas Taylor

I gave this one 4 stars! An excellent second instalment in this series!

The train to impossible places by P. G. Bell

I gave this one 3.5 stars! There were some confusing parts but overall quite a good read.

A beast so beautiful by Carlyle Labuschange

I liked the world and characters, I gave this one 3.5 stars.

Planning on reading next;

Senlin ascends by Josiah Bancroft

I cannot wait to start this one! I’m reading it as part of a read long. I’m so glad I finally have an excuse to pick this up.

Things my son needs to know about the world by Fredrik Backman

Another Backman! Is anyone surprised at this point lol.

The grace of kings by Ken Liu

It’s still here!!!!! I just want to get to this now and at least make a decent dent into it, I just never seem to get to it.🤦‍♀️

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

I have heard such great things about thorn, hopefully it lives up to the hype.

The heresy within by Rob J. Hayes

Last, but not least, the heresy within. Another book that has been on multiple tbrs. I also hope I can at least make a good dent into this one this month also!

So, that is everything that I have read/ plan on reading this week! I’m reading some really awesome books right now!

What are you all reading/ planning to read this week? Let me know in the comments below and let’s chat!

Thank you so much for reading!

A Favor for a favor by Nat Chelloni- Spotlight post!

Hi everyone,

How are you?

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Publishers: Self-Published

Length: 279 Pages

Date Published: September 9, 2020

Synopsis:

“Forget favors given; remember those received.” – John Wooden

A time for love can’t be more deadly…

Julia Leonardi thought she put her past behind her. The widow of a mobster, all she wants is to steer clear of the criminal elements. Then she meets Domenico Bonacci…

Dom is handsome, charming, and intense. The world knows him as a prominent businessman, but Julia sees him as everything she fought to escape.

Once the scion of a powerful Mafia family Dom left the world of organized crime after his father’s death. And he swore he would never go back.

No matter how hard she tries, Julia can’t seem to ignore the powerful spark of attraction between them and her growing feelings for him. But when Dom’s shady past catches up with him, the two forbidden lovers find themselves trapped in a deadly game.

Will Dom renege on his vow and lose the woman he loves, or will he manage to break free of his past for once and for all

Purchase links;

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Author bio:

Nat Chelloni is a TV personality, a screenwriter, a film critic, an avid book reader across all genres, and a published author

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July Book Haul

Hi everyone,

How are you?

Today I am going to be doing my July book haul. In the month of July I bought a total of 6 books. That’s really good for me!

Anyway, let’s get into the books I bought in the month of July!

The crimson campaign by Brian McClellan

This is the second book in the powder mage trilogy. I’m really interested in trying some flintlock fantasy so, I picked up book 1. I started it not so long ago and really liked what I read. Instead of waiting until I finish it, I went out and bought book 2 straight away🤦‍♀️. I hope I like the ending of book 1 now lol.

Empire of silence by Christopher Ruoccio

I have heard such amazing things about this series recently. I’m so excited to start this book, seeing all the hype surrounding it has made me really hyped to read it so, I had to pick up a copy for myself.

Britt Marie was here by Fredrik Backman

I am basically buying up every Backman book when I can. I will likely end up reading this one next month (September). im so excited to get to this one and hopefully I enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the other books I have read by him. I have every faith that I will.

The deal of a lifetime by Fredrik Backman

Another Backman book. I recently finished this one, for its size it was really good. It wasn’t my favourite but I still love backmans writing.

Things my son needs to know about the world by Fredrik Backman

Another Backman, what a surprise lol! I’m hoping to also read this one soon. I’m not a mother but I’m sure I will still love this one even if it may not resonate with me as it would a mother or father. It’s Backman so I’m sure I will love it!

Soulbinder by Sebastien de Castell

This is the fourth book in the spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell. No, I have not read book 1 yet and yes we are going to ignore that because I have a book buying problem😂.

Those are all the books that I bought in the month of July! What books did you receive this month. Are any of these books on your tbr? Let me know in the comments below and let’s chat!

Thank you so much for reading!

August TBR

Hi everyone,

How are you?

Today I am going to be doing my august tbr. I cannot believe it is august already. Once again I have another ambitious tbr for the month and will be participating in two readathons, one being the tropeical Readathon and the other the Merlin Readathon. I’m also planning on participating in the readalong of the books of Babel series hosted by Holly @HollyHeartsBooks.

I’m not going to be saying what book I am reading for each prompt because I haven’t really decided what book I’m going to be reading for what. However, for the ones I am certain about, I will say “I will be reading this one for the prompt of…” of that makes sense.

I have a total of 30 books on this tbr. So, let’s get into all the books I will be reading (or trying to read) in august😂

Physical books:

Fireborn by Aisling Fowler

This book I have to read for a blog tour. The synopsis really caught my attention and I cannot wait to get to it. This cover and the cover of the proof are so pretty😍.

The jewelled moth by Katherine Woodfine

The jewelled moth is the second book in the Sinclair mystery series. I read book 1 about 2 months ago and loved it! I cannot wait to continue on with this series, I started it yesterday and love being back with these characters.

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

Brightstorm is our middle grade book club pick for the month. I really love this cover and the synopsis sounds so good and like a middle grade I will love! I own multiple books by this author so, I hope I love this one.

The demon world by Sally Green

This book is the second in the smoke thieves series. I read the first one last year and recently reread it last month. I was surprised by the fact that I loved it just as much as the first time. I cannot wait to continue on with the series, I just hope the series doesn’t let me down. I’ve had a bit of bad luck with second books in series.

Before they are hanged by Joe Abercrombie

I think everyone knows what this is but just in case, this is the second book in the first law trilogy. I read book 1 earlier in the year and really loved it and the characters are some of my favourites that I have read. I did start this one last month but I didn’t get very far so, I’m hoping I can finish it this month.

Promise of blood by Brian McClellan

This is the first flintlock fantasy that I have ever read and I’m so excited because it sounds like something I will enjoy, I’ve also heard it compared to sharpe which, makes me even more hyped to read it. I also started this one last month but I haven’t picked it up since. I’m probably going to have to go back to the beginning because I don’t remember anything about it🙈.

The deal of a lifetime by Fredrik Backman

I finished this one yesterday and it was good. I’m not going to go into it because this is a tbr but it’s Backman! What more do I need to say. I’m slowly making my way through all of his books and I cannot wait to read more.

The unexpected inlander by Kellyn Thompson

This book was part of the BBNYA first round. It unfortunately didn’t make it to round 2 but I read a bit of it and wanted to read it for myself because I was intrigued by it. Hopefully, it’s as good as I hoped when I read a short excerpt from it!

Senlin ascends by Josiah Bancroft

As I said above, Holly from Hollyheartsbooks is hosting a read along for this series as preparation for the release of book 4 in November. I’m so glad she decided to do this read along because I have been meaning to read this book for so long!

The lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The lies of Locke Lamora is another book I have been hoping to read for so long. I have heard it compared to six of crows which, is one of my favourite books! I’m trying not to go in thinking it too much like six of crows just in case it’s not lol.

Velocity weapon by Meagan OKeefe

I did plan on reading this one in July but, unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get around to reading it. Now that the final book is released, I have no excuse to not read this book and if I like it, to binge this series.

The lovely war by Julie Berry

Lovely war was also on my tbr for July and I didn’t manage to get to this one either. I’m starting to wonder whether I will have time for it in August either with how big this tbr is lol. Still, I am hyped for this book.

Things my son needs to know about the world by Fredrik Backman

Yet another Backman. I cannot help it, I want to read them all. I’m hoping that I will love this one. This one is relatively short so, I will likely try and read it in one sitting and likely use it for the prompt “read a book in 24 hours”. It may be cheating a little given this books size but, there is no page limit to this prompt so🤷‍♀️.

Walk the earth a stranger by Rae Carson

This book is here because I want to get to it soon. Although, it is highly unlikely that I will actually get to it this month, I wanted to put it on here anyway. I read the girl of fire and thorns by Rae Carson last year or earlier this year (I forget) and really enjoyed it. I’m hoping I will like this series also.

Kindle books;

Neverseen by Shannon Messenger

This is the fourth book in the keeper of the lost cities series. I took a small break from this series for a couple of months whilst I read other things. I’m so excited to get back into this series though and back with these characters. I’m hoping I remember enough to just go back into this world, I may have to look up summaries and spoilers of books 1-3 lol.

Gargantis by Thomas Taylor

Gargantis is the second book in the eerie-on-sea series. The first book, malamander was our book club pick last month and I really enjoyed it. I just started this and I’m liking it already. The atmosphere and setting of this book is beautiful and eerie for lack of a better word lol.

The winter of the witch by Katherine Arden

This is the final book in the winternight trilogy. I read the girl in the tower last month and enjoyed it immensely. I’m so glad I finally read that book, I was starting to think I was never going to get to it😂. I’m excited and scared to see what is going to happen in book 3, I’m not sure where this is going to go or how it is going to end but, I’m ready… I think lol.

The heresy within by Rob J. Hayes

This one was also on last months tbr. I am about 7% through it still. I just didn’t have time last month to even read a chapter of this, especially with everything else I was reading. Hopefully this is the month where I can actually finish this one!

A beast so beautiful by Carlyle Labuaschagne

Ermm.. also on last months tbr🙈. I’m trying not to be embarrassed by this and failing miserably lol. This one is on kindle unlimited in case anyone is interested in reading it. It’s a beauty and the beast retelling which, is what drew me to it, as well as this beautiful cover.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

……. yes! Also on last months tbr🙈🙄 let’s ignore that shall we. I have heard nothing but great things about this book, I’m hoping it lives up to the hype. I think that’s why I have been putting it off to be honest.

Well met by Jen Deluca

This is a really hyped romance novel/series. I’m so nervous to read this one because of that hype but it features a Renaissance fair which, intrigued me. I’ve heard it’s funny and well written so, I’m hopeful.

Serpents Return by S. L. Heinrich

This seems like a superhero type of book judging by the cover. even if it isn’t, I’m interested. I think it’s a trilogy. It does say that this book is for fans of Peggy Carter which, says a lot and that’s all I need to know, I’m intrigued.

A court of honey and ash by Shannon Meyer

A court of honey and ash is a new release, it released last month and is also on kindle unlimited. I don’t really know much about this one either but I think I’m just going to go into it not knowing anything.

Ship of destiny by Robin Hobb

This is the third and final book in this liveship traders series. I recently read books 1 and 2 and really really enjoyed them. I’m so excited and sad to be finishing this trilogy. Although, I then get to go back to fitz’ perspective.

The emperors blades by Brian Staveley

I have heard such amazing things about this series from so many people, people that I trust with recommendations and I’m really excited to see what all the fuss about!

The ventifact collosus by Dorian Hart

This book was another BBNYA book that didn’t make it to round 2. I was really surprised by this to be honest but, that means I get to read it sooner so yay lol. If you like fantasy, the synopsis will probably book you the same way it hooked me.

The grace of kings by Ken Liu

Omg! I don’t even remember how many tbrs this one has been on🙈. I’m still only 13% through it and the annoying thing is that I liked what I have read! Hopefully I can get a decent way through it this month.

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an auto buy author for me and I cannot believe I haven’t read this one yet, I know, I’m shocked too! But, I’m hopefully going to be able to read it this month!

Solace lost by Michael Sliter

I recently read the novella of this series and liked it. It was only short but it made me intrigued to read the series itself and I can’t wait.

So, that is my (overly ambitious) tbr for the month. Whether I get to all of them is another matter.

Are any of these books on your tbr? What are you reading in the month of August? Let me know in the comments below and let’s chat!

Thank you so much for reading!