HYPED BOOKS & MORE: August 2021 Recent TBR Additions

Another month, another round of books I’ve recently added to my TBR! I haven’t added too many books to my TBR since my July TBR Additions post, but I have added a few hyped books, new releases, and an anticipated 2022 read since then. 

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – I feel like The Inheritance Games has been all over Instagram lately (and maybe even Book Tok?). I loved Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Debutantes duology in 2019, and The Inheritance Games seems like an even bigger mystery series. The main character receives an inheritance from a billionaire, but in order to get the money, she has to enter the mysterious Hawthorne house and solve a bunch of puzzles (and duke it out with Tobias Hawthorne’s grandsons). 

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams – Another book that I have seen absolutely EVERYWHERE book blogging wise, the hype has finally gotten to me to read Tia Williams’ Seven Days in June. So many of my most trusted book recommendation sources (aka Becca Freeman and Hannah Orenstein on Instagram) said Seven Days in June is the perfect romance hangover cure to a book like Robinne Lee’s The Idea of You

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SUMMER READS & ANTICIPATED BOOKS: July 2021 Recent TBR Additions

If I have strong enough Internet connection near the pool, you can likely find me adding books to my Goodreads TBR when taking a reading break. I haven’t shared a recent TBR additions post since late spring, but I’ve been pretty busy with review books & library books this summer, but I of course have quiet a few to share today – if you’ve read some of my recent posts, you might know I’ve gone a slight Elin Hilderbrand kick and won’t be sharing all of her books that I want to read here. I’ve organized this post by upcoming/anticipated books and recently released or backlist titles. 

The Layover by Lacie Waldon – I love reading any kind of beach/vacation kind of book during the summer, with Lacie Waldon’s recent release, The Layover, absolutely screaming that kind of read with its cover alone. The book follows flight attendant, Ava, who gets stuck in Belize for a weekend layover with her nemesis and airplane pilot, Jack. 

When It All Lands by Jennie Wexler – Jennie Wexler’s recently released When It All Lands has gotten so much love from a few of my book blogging friends. This YA contemporary is a what-if, love triangle type contemporary, in which best friends Shane and Drew flip a coin to see who gets to ask out the new girl in school, Stevie, and the book is told in a dual timeline following what would’ve happened if the coin landed heads or tails. I recently read this kind of timeline in Taylor Jenkin Reid’s Maybe In Another Life and I enjoyed it a lot. 

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti – I read a few of Deb Caletti’s books during my early/middle school YA reading days and I loved A Heart in a Body in the World a few years ago. I absolutely loved the sound of her recent release, One Great Lie. The main character gets invited to a writing workshop in Venice by a prestigious author, but the story seems to have a darker tone as her male writing instructor takes on an unnerving behavior and she unravels a family mystery about a famed poet. 

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