It’s been a long time since I’ve done a separate blog post for my monthly TBR, but I thought this would be an nice way to include my BookTube channel and showcase my TBR game! I recently created a TBR game called TBR mini golf, where I play mini golf to decide which books I will read in the following month. You can check out the July edition (which was the first edition) here, and I will put my August TBR game video below for you to check out!
If you didn’t know, TBR stands for To Be Read! I thought I would mention the books I chose in my August TBR in a dedicated blog post, so here they are…
Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death.
The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass as the windscreen hits her and breaks into a million pieces like stars.
But she made it, she’s still here. Or is she?
This New Year’s Eve, Ash is gets an RSVP from the afterlife she can’t decline: to join a clan of fierce girl reapers who take the souls of the city’s dead to await their fate.
But Ash can’t forget her first love, Poppy, and she will do anything to see her again… even if it means they only get a few more days together. Dead or alive…
The first prompt I received in my TBR game was one word title and I decided to go for Afterlove. I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy of this one so thank you to Hodder! I’ve been wanting to read this for a while and I’m looking forward to finally picking it up.
Cee has been trapped on an abandoned island for three years without any recollection of how she arrived, or memories from her life prior. All she knows is that somewhere out there, beyond the horizon, she has a sister named Kay, and it’s up to Cee to cross the ocean and find her.
In a world apart, 16-year-old STEM prodigy Kasey Mizuhara lives in an eco-city built for people who protected the planet―and now need protecting from it. With natural disasters on the rise due to climate change, eco-cities provide clean air, water, and shelter. Their residents, in exchange, must spend at least a third of their time in stasis pods, conducting business virtually whenever possible to reduce their environmental footprint. While Kasey, an introvert and loner, doesn’t mind the lifestyle, her sister Celia hated it. Popular and lovable, Celia much preferred the outside world. But no one could have predicted that Celia would take a boat out to sea, never to return.
Now it’s been three months since Celia’s disappearance, and Kasey has given up hope. Logic says that her sister must be dead. But nevertheless, she decides to retrace Celia’s last steps. Where they’ll lead her, she does not know. Her sister was full of secrets. But Kasey has a secret of her own.
I picked the prompt special edition for my second pick, and I chose The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He, and I’m so excited for it. I’ve heard amazing things about this one and I’m confident I’ll love it, and I also bought this gorgeous Owlcrate edition which I love!
Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun…
10:00 a.m.: The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
10:02 a.m.: The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
10:03: The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05: Someone starts shooting.
In 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun.
I then picked the prompt book you’ve had for over a year and I chose This Is Where It Ends. I’ve actually already read this book (review to come soon!) and I really liked it.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
I then got the prompt longest book, which is daunting but I ended up with House of Earth and Blood. I read A Court of Silver Flames over the course of a couple of days, so I’m happy this one ended up being the longest book on my TBR! This is the last book by Sarah J Maas I need to read and I always love her books, so I’m sure it will be a great read.
Olivia is an expert at falling in love . . . and at being dumped. But after the fallout from her last breakup has left her an outcast at school and at home, she’s determined to turn over a new leaf. A crush-free weekend at Farmland Music and Arts Festival with her best friend is just what she needs to get her mind off the senior year that awaits her.
Toni is one week away from starting college, and it’s the last place she wants to be. Unsure about who she wants to become and still reeling in the wake of the loss of her musician-turned-roadie father, she’s heading back to the music festival that changed his life in hopes that following in his footsteps will help her find her own way forward.
When the two arrive at Farmland, the last thing they expect is to realize that they’ll need to join forces in order to get what they’re searching for out of the weekend. As they work together, the festival becomes so much more complicated than they bargained for, and Olivia and Toni will find that they need each other, and music, more than they ever could have imagined.
I then picked the prompt romance, which I liked because it gave me so much scope to pick a lot of different books. After a bit of deliberation, I picked Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson. I knew this was one I wanted to read over the summer so thought I would squeeze it in, and I’m also excited to read it because I loved You Should See Me in a Crown which I read last year.
So that was my August TBR! I’m so excited to read all of the books on this one which is really cool.
Which books do you want to read in August?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽