Top Off Your TBR: August 2022 Edition

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 6, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne

It's August! I've read a few and want to read a few others, so I'll be giving a few super short reviews below and then the usual list of upcoming releases. It's a big one.

Let me know what you're excited to read this month and again, if you want to join a readers-only community on Discord, I can get you an invite!

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Books I've Read Early:

Disclosure: I received copies of these books from the publisher for review.

the-very-secret-society-of-irregular-witchesThe Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, by Sangu Mandanna - This is a delightful found family paranormal in which an adult South Asian British witch is hired to teach three young BIPOC witches how to control their powers. It's like Sound of Music/Mary Poppins and manages to be whimsical and full of heart without coming off as twee. Thanks to Aarya Marsden for the rec!

A Dreadful Splendor, by B.R. Myers - A Victorian gothic historical with a subtle romance and a spritualist heroine. Loved it!

bend-toward-the-sunBend Toward the Sun, by Jen Devon - An absolutely gorgeous, somewhat angsty contemporary romance full of longing. A traumatized male ob/gyn and a female botanist. Beautiful prose. Another Aarya rec.

A Taste of Gold and Iron, by Alexandra Rowland - One of the best romantic fantasy novels I've read. A nuanced, powerful depiction of panic disorder and anxiety, plus great character work and a romance to savor. There's a hairwashing scene that I promise will make you sigh. I'm told this is not a great pitch, but Tasha Suri endorsed this book so don't just take my word for it.

the-undertaking-of-hart-and-mercyThe Undertaking of Hart and Mercy, by Megan Bannen - This was fantastic. It's weird and fresh and the kind of fantasy romance that's not quite contemporary but manages humor and romance and... it's just so so good. There's a You've Got Mail element and an undertaker heroine and just please read it. Another Aarya rec because that's apparently all I'm reading these days.


Also out this month (beware, not all are romance!):

All titles in red are links to Amazon. Check out the full list here.

mademoiselle-revolutionAugust 2 - Ben and Beatriz, by Katalina Gamarra

August 2 - Husband Material, by Alexis Hall

August 2 - The Hookup Plan, by Farrah Rochon

August 2 - Thank You for Listening, by Julia Whelan

August 2 - Mademoiselle Revolution, by Zoe Sivak

August 2 - Long Past Summer, by Noué Kirwan

August 2 - Bloody Fool for Love (A Spike Prequel), by William Ritter

August 2 - Just Another Love Song, by Kerry Winfrey

August 9 - Mr. Perfect on Paper, by Jean Meltzer

the-monsters-we-defyAugust 9 - Bend Toward the Sun, by Jen Devon

August 9 - Made for Me, by Lily X

August 9 - Storm Echo, by Nalini Singh

August 9 - Mad About You, by Mhairi McFarlane

August 9 - The Monsters We Defy, by Leslye Penelope

August 9 - Ruthless, by Gena Showalter

August 9 - Luck and Last Resorts, by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

game-between-the-suits-vol-1August 9  - Game: Between the Suits Vol. 1, by Mai Nishikata (Manga)

August 9 - Blood Like Fate, by Liselle Sambury

August 16 - The Inconvenient Heiress, by Jane Walsh

August 16 - The Oleander Sword, by Tasha Suri

August 16 - Longshadow, by Olivia Atwater

August 16 - Dance with the Devil, by Kit Rocha

August 16 - The Feeling of Falling in Love, by Mason Deaver

a-dreadful-splendorAugust 23 - A Dreadful Splendor, by B.R. Myers

August 23 - The Scoundrel Falls Hard, by Sophie Jordan

August 23 - The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy, by Megan Bannen

August 23 - The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, by Sangu Mandanna

August 23 - The Hellion and the Hero, by Emily Sullivan

August 23 - To Catch a Raven, by Beverly Jenkins

ruby-feverAugust 23 - Ruby Fever, by Ilona Andrews

August 23 - Lightlark, by Alex Aster

August 23 - The Spirit of Second Chances, by Synithia Williams

August 23 - An Unexpected Harvest, by Erin Kinsella

August 23 - Heartbreaker, by Sarah MacLean

August 23 - Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution, by R. F. Kuang

August 23 - Love on the Brain, by Ali Hazelwood

pack-of-liesAugust 27 - Moon Blooded Breeding Clinic, by C.M. Nascosta

August 30 - In the Event of Love, by Courtney Kae

August 30 - Pack of Lies, by Charlie Adhara

August 30 - Carrie Soto is Back, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 30 - The Final Gambit, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

August 30 - Belladonna, by Adalyn Grace

August 30 - The Dragon's Promise, by Elizabeth Lim

a-taste-of-gold-and-ironAugust 30 - The Liar's Crown, by Abigail Owen

August 30 - Three Kisses, One Midnight, by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, and Sandhya Menon

August 30 - A Taste of Gold and Iron, by Alexandra Rowland


Reminder: all of these books are collected in a list over at Amazon for your convenience.


What August books are you looking forward to reading?


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