Hey guys! Today I’ll be sharing the books that I want to read in August and I’ve got a few from last month that I didn’t manage to read. I’ve picked out nine books and they’re a mixture of crime and fantasy. So let’s get into it!
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian: I’m currently reading this one and I’m loving it so far! It’s different to what I was expecting as there’s multiple POVs and I originally thought it would just be from Chloe’s perspective. I don’t mind at all though because so far it’s very interesting and I love how there’s Chloe’s plot and then another plot involving a potential serial killer as students are being murdered on campus. I can’t wait to see where this goes!
Dare to Know by James Kennedy: This one publishes in September so I’ll definitely prioritise it this month so that I can get my review up in time for its release. I’m so looking forward to reading it because the synopsis sounds so fascinating and unique as it follows an unnamed narrator whose death prediction model says he died 23 minutes ago, but he’s very much alive. I’m very intrigued by this plot already!
The Survivors by Alex Schulman: This is another one that I didn’t get to in July and I’d love to read this month. There’s so many thrillers coming out this year that sound so fantastic and I love when the synopsis doesn’t give too much away. It really catches my attention and I want to know what happens.
Just Thieves by Gregory Galloway: This sounds like a really dark crime thriller. It follows two recovering addicts who are accomplished house thieves and they steal according to order. They’re tasked to steal a seemingly worthless trophy and right after the robbery is completed, they are involved in a car accident and one of them goes missing with the trophy. I don’t think I’ve read a thriller about house thieves and robberies before so I’m really excited to see what it’s like and I’m also intrigued to see if they’re recovery plays a significant role in the story.
The Unbroken by C.L. Clark: This is one of my many Illumicrate editions and I’m trying to get them all read. Since this is my oldest, I’m going to read it first. I’ve been putting it off though because I’m not sure if I will like it, although I do like what Illumicrate did with the personalisation. I think this has been described as a military fantasy and that’s not something I tend to enjoy so I’m not that interested in reading it but I do want to give it a try.
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan: I’ve seen this book all over Twitter for months, everyone is raving about it and I have no idea what it’s about – I think it’s a cross between historical fiction and fantasy that’s set in China. I don’t read historical fiction that often so I’m not sure how I’ll find this but everyone has been really excited about it and that’s definitely had an affect on me because now I’m excited for it. Also, I have the Illumicrate edition and it’s so pretty.
The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid: This book definitely sounds like one I’ll enjoy and I think it has an enemies to lovers trope, which I’m excited about because I do enjoy this trope. I haven’t actually seen many people talk about this book, but the ones who have read it said that they loved it. All I know is that it follows a girl who’s the only woman in her village without power and she makes a pact with a disgraced prince to stop his brother from seizing the throne. I suspect they’ll be more to it than that so I can’t wait to get into it. I really hope I enjoy it!
Ace of Spaces by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé: I’ve been wanting to read this one for ages because firstly it’s dark academia and I absolutely love books that are about this! It follows two Black teenagers who are targeted by an anonymous texter, known as Aces, and they agree to work together to try to put a stop it. This book has so many five star reviews and everyone has been saying what a fantastic debut it is. I genuinely can’t wait to read it.
Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce: This sounds so good! It’s based on the true story of Belle Gunness who was a serial killer in Chicago in 1900. In this story, Bella Sorensen sets out to pay men back for all they have taken. It sounds so dark and gruesome!
So those are the books I want to read this month! Have you read any of them? I’d love to know what you thought of them! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!
2 thoughts on “Books I Want to Read in August 2021”
Love your list! Super keen to read She Who Became the Sun too 🙂
I hope you enjoy it 😄