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August ‘18 TBR List

Get the scoop on what we're reading this month!

August ‘18 TBR List

We've officially got one more month left of summer, which means we've got one month of "summer reading," which is basically the same as regular reading but for some reason, it feels more exciting. (Maybe it's just nostalgia for childhood, when you got prizes for reading from suckers who didn't realize that reading is its own reward!) 

Take a tour of our stacks below, then hit us up in the comments with the books you plan to devour this month! (Even without the promise of stickers or free pizza.) 

Mandy C.

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #1) by Mary E. Pearson
Turn-ons: Return to the world of The Remnant Chronicles, "a reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits," promise of enemistry

Grace and Fury (Untitled #1) by Tracy Banghart
Turn-ons: "A world where women have no rights,"* sister relationship, conspiracies

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
Turn-ons: Daughter of King Midas, journey of self-discovery

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, MinaLima
Turn-ons: Classic story, gorgeous new edition with illustrations and interactive elements by MinaLima (who did the graphics for the Harry Potter films)

*Mind you, the idea of a world like this is not the turn-on; rather, I'm interested to see how the author handles this trope and (hopefully) circumvent it.


The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby
Turn-ons: social media detoxes, quiet time, nature!

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally
Turn-ons: ballerinas, mysterious lists, old cars and Fleetwood Mac playlists

Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Woman and Witchcraft edited by Jessica Spotswood
Turn-ons: WITCHES, Jessica Spotswood, Emery Lord, Brenna Yovanoff


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Turn-ons: Well-written fantasy, a loose retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, winter fairy-tales, multiple viewpoints, magic

Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle
Turn-ons: Hurricanes (as long as they are fake hurricanes), survival books, intense (romantic) feelings during intense (scary) moments, keeping your family together

The Raging Ones by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Turn-ons: Knowing the exact moment you'll die, learning about the type of society that forms when you know your death-day, fighting the man


Get Happy by Mary Amato
Turn-ons: ukulele music, children's parties

The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando
Turn-ons: mysterious disappearance, dead boyfriend

President McKinley by Robert W. Merry
Turn-ons: strict protectionism, 19th century Ohio politics, Ida 'The Village Bike' McKinley

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).