ARC AUGUST & MORE: August 2019 TBR

Since I read more in the summer than any other time in the year, I love creating TBRs during this season. Making my August TBR is especially exciting because I will be participating in ARC August for the second time! ARC August is hosted by Octavia and Shelley of Read.Sleep.Repeat. The purpose of this month-long reading challenge is to tackle as many ARCs or books for review as possible, since the fall is always packed with new releases. More information can be found at Read. Sleep. Repeat. but in short:

  • anyone (including non-bloggers) can participate
  • both released and unreleased, physical, audio, and e- ARCs count

My goal is to try to read as many of my Book Expo ARCs and books I’ve been sent for review as possible, since school starts up again at the end of this month, while also reading some more from the library & my bookshelves and leftovers from my July TBR. Like always, I’ll more than likely pick up a few more books than what’s planned below.


American Royals by Katherine McGee- Does anyone else hold off on reading books because they’re just so excited to read them? This is the case for me with one of my most anticipated books of the year, American Royals! This book following the American royal family (imagine the US had a monarchy and not a democracy) has been receiving so much hype lately that I can’t hold off on reading it for much longer.

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai- Matchmaking has become a rising and one of my favorite tropes in YA that I’m excited to dive back into with A Match Made in Mehendi. 

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert- Brandy Colbert is another hyped author that I have not yet read. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph has been slated as one of the best books of the fall, so I’m extra excited to jump in.

The Library of Lost Things by Laura Taylor Namey- Mention a bookstore and I’m there. Mention a book about a character who works in a bookstore and I’ll be in a bookstore buying said book.

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning- I love sports YA books—blame it on being obsessed with Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally back in my early YA days. I know people love Sarah Henning’s Sea Witch (also my physical TBR!) so I’m excited to see her contemporary take.

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw- As much as I love my contemporary, I do need some fantasy in my reading life.

The Ten Thousand Doors of Janaury by Alix E. Harrow- The Ten Thousand Doors has been popping up on my Twitter a lot lately, so I’m taking that as a sign that it is time to pick it up.


You’d Be Mine by Erin Hanh- I’ve been wanting to read You’d Be Mine this entire year. I finally decided that it was time to quit waiting on the library and buy my own copy. This is another 2019 release I’ve heard amazing things about! My birthday is on August 10 so I’m debating on starting this or American Royals (aka the two books I’m most excited about) on my birthday.

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington- I of course have to fill the last month of summer with as many summer contemporaries as possible, including When Summer Ends.

Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker- Reading this August 2019 release this month will largely depend on if my library gets it in before I got back to school. I’ve been on a new adult reading high for most of this summer, partly in thanks to K.A. Tucker’s The Simple Wild.

July TBR Leftovers:

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds


What books are on your August TBR? Are you participating in ARC August? Share in the comments! 

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