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Mad About You

​By Mhairi McFarlane

August's Anticipated Reads!

Unlike July, the books I’m looking forward to in August are new-to-me authors; either ones that I’ve heard a lot of hype over or just books that have really grabbed my attention. I’m a bad one for going back to the authors that have done me right in the past, but with the books coming out this month, it could be a great time to add some new authors into the rotation.

- August 2The Devil Takes You Home  – By Gabino Iglesias 
I’ve heard good things about Gabino Iglesias’ past books, Coyote Songs  has some great reviews.  The Devil Takes You Home has the “one last job” trope going on, but I have a feeling there is going to be a whole lot more to this one than just an old trope done again.

- August 2The Book Eaters – By Sunyi Dean 
The cover has brought me into this one; the synopsis made me stay. This story seems to have some very dark things going on…dark things that will make me want more.

- August 23Clown in a Cornfield 2: Frendo Lives – By Adam Cesare 
This is an odd one to be on my radar, it’s a book two. But in all honesty, book one has been in my wish list for a while. I remember laughing with my wife when it was mentioned on Jeopardy. Clowns, cornfields, two horror standbys all wrapped up into one. Could I go for a one-two punch from Cesare?

- August 23Babel – By R.F. Kuang 
I’ve been heavy on the horror side lately, and sometimes it’s fun to change up the routine from time to time. The title, Babel, has got me thinking old-timey times historical, but the synopsis seems to go many other places. This one could be right up my alley.






The Big Dark Sky​

​By Dean Koontz

Week of August 15/22

       Book Review:  

    Every Summer After

      By Carley Fortune

*Top Recommendation!*  

This book was the perfect

read for my summer

vacation. Every Summer

After  was high on my to-be-

read list, and I couldn’t have

picked a better time to dive


I think it’s safe to say that

many of us probably have

fond memories of the

summer months from our

youths. Whether it was

going on camping trips,

staying in a cottage, or

going to summer camp, we

often made special friends that we only saw during the summer. 

*Read my review...

August's Anticipated Reads!

This month is making my TBR list go out of control (I know, like it wasn’t already)! There are quite a number of books that are releasing this month that have grabbed my attention, some of them are from authors that I have enjoyed in the past, others are from new-to-me authors whose books are just screaming my name (Shelley, read me!). I hope that August brings you a month of wonderful weather and a TBR list filled with must-read books!

- August 2Thank You For Listening  – By Julia Whelan - I loved  My Oxford Year, so, of course, this one is definitely piquing my interest.

A former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

- August 2How to Fall Out of Love Madly  – By Jana Casale - It had me at the title!

​Three women confront the compromises they've made to appease the men they love...

- August 2Just Another Love Song  – By Kerry Winfrey - A second-chance romance between former high school sweethearts! He's a famous country musician who's back in his hometown.

- August 9Bend Toward the Sun  – By Jen Devon - Two imperfect people. One year under the sun. A love story you won't ever forget...

This is a lovely, beautifully written love story!

Read my review.

- August 9Mad About You  – By Mhairi McFarlane - Yes, yes, yes, and more yes! This author knows how to deliver the angst and emotions that I crave in a novel. I cannot wait to read this book!

A sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to "the perfect man" and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she's kept for far too long...

- August 16Love in the Time of Serial Killers  – By Alicia Thompson - This novel sounds like a winner!

​...It doesn't help that she's low-key convinced that her new neighbor, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he's clearly up to something). It's not long before Phoebe realizes that Sam might be something much scarier—a genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armor to reach her vulnerable heart.

- August 23Love on the Brain  – By Ali Hazelwood - As soon as I finished reading  The Love Hypothesis, I was already anxiously awaiting this author's next full-length novel.

A new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results. 

- August 30Carrie Soto is Back  – By Taylor Jenkins Reid - This is Taylor Jenkins Reid we're talking about, of course her latest novel is going to make my list!

- August 30Daisy Darker  – By Alice Feeney - A psychological thriller! Yes!

After years of avoiding each other, Daisy Darker’s entire family is assembling for Nana’s 80th birthday party in Nana’s crumbling gothic house on a tiny tidal island. Finally back together one last time, when the tide comes in, they will be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours.
The family arrives, each of them harboring secrets. Then at the stroke of midnight, as a storm rages, Nana is found dead. And an hour later, the next family member follows…

- August 30Ten Years  – By Pernille Hughes - This one just called my name!

Becca and Charlie have known each other since university.
Becca and Charlies have also hated each other since university.
Until now. Until Ally’s bucket list. The death of their loved one should mean they can go their separate ways and not look back. But completing the list is something neither of them can walk away from.
And sometimes, those who bring out the worst in you, also bring out the very best…
Over the course of ten years, Becca and Charlie’s paths collide as they deal with grief, love and life after Ally.

- August 30The Lost Ticket  – By Freya Sampson - If this doesn't scream "heartwarming," I'm not sure what does.

Strangers on a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection...

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