Ok, I can’t believe it’s August already, but at the same time I feel like it should be November?
Tonight I thought I’d share a little preview of some of the books I’m planning to read (and review) this month. Click the titles to go to the Goodreads page and find out more.
Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller
This one has been on a few award lists lately, including being named winner of the Readings Young Adult Book Prize for 2020. I’m look forward to reading it (during the day – I’ve heard it is quite spooky!)
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
This one was sent to me by the publisher (thank you Pan Macmillan) when it came out last year, and my lovely friend Star has been raving about it since then. Star has been recommending me a lesbian read each month, and I decided it was finally time to read this one.
You Were Made for Me by Jenna Guillame
Also sent to me by Pan Macmillan, I adored Jenna’s first book – What I Like About Me (you can see my review here) – and You Were Made for Me is one of my most anticipated books this year.
The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking
I reviewed the first book in this new series – The Omte Origins Trilogy – just a couple of weeks ago, and I’m interested to see where the story goes next. This one was sent to me Pan Macmillan too.
A Dance with Fate by Juliet Marillier(
One more that was kindly sent to me by the team at Pan Macmillan, I read the first book (The Harp of Kings) in this newest series by Juliet Marillier last year and loved the rich world she built – I am thrilled to be heading back there!
The Yield by Tara June Winch
I saw Tara June Winch talk about The Yield at last year’s Canberra Writers Festival, and have been meaning to get into it since. This is the August book for the #diversifyyourreadsbuddyread readalong on Instagram.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
I actually started this one today and I am loving the writing and the way the story is weaving between the characters in their now and their past. This is the July/August pick for the Books and Bubbles book club.
Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham
This is a recent historical fiction release from Allen & Unwin (they kindly sent me this copy) and it sounds really well researched and written.
That’s quite a stack already, but I do have a few others I’m hoping/planning to sneak in as well, including RIVEN, which is the sequel to last years #loveozya fantasy book Relic.
Tell me – have you read any of these? What are you hoping to read this month?