Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 TBR (+ a Giveaway)

I didn't read many books last month so a lot of these are from July's TBR. I can only hope that I can do a better job and knock out some of these titles so I can focus on some darker/spookier reads in September and October.
I will be participating in ARC August and Bout of Books this month so hopefully those will help me have a productive month.

Here for the GIVEAWAY? It's at the bottom! :)


For Review
1. Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh (Oct 2016) CR
2. The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Aug 30)
3. The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart by Lauren DeStefano (Sept 13)
4. The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (Sept 13)
5. Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff (Aug 11)

For Fun (If I can fit them in)
1. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
2. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (library)
3. Shadows of the Dark Crystal by J.M. Lee 
4. Illuminae by Annie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
5. The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
6. Everland by Wendy Spinale
7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

Maybe (library holds and/or due back soon)
1. The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
2. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
3. The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers
4. Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
5. Thursdays With the Crown by Jessica Day George
6. Fridays With the Wizards by Jessica Day George


I've had 'A Darker Shade of Magic' on my shelf for too long and have decided I'm going to read it whether I own the next book in the Shades of Magic series or not. I have this little obsession with making bookmarks for big books or series that I plan on reading soon and designed, painted, and laminated this one a few months ago. Of course, I made an extra one because I have a toddler and there's no telling when she'll get a hold of my bookmarks and destroy them. (It happens quite often.)

The rules / details:
1. Ends 8/31/2016 at midnight EST.
2. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!!!
3. If you are age 13 or younger, please get a parent or guardian's permission before entering as you will be sharing personal information (that I will not share with any one).
4. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and will be emailed with a day or two. 
5. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. 
6. Please be honest and don't spam. Winning entries will be verified. 

Good luck! 


  1. These all look fun. I love the covers of Fear the Drowning Deep and The Scourge. And is it me or are there so many good MG covers now? I was browsing at Barnes and Noble and there are some seriously nice MG covers out there!

    1. Gosh, yes! I love MG covers! They always look so fun and adventurous! :)

  2. I hope that you get to Everland! That one looks really promising. Your bookmarks are always so pretty, and I wish that I had your skills. :)

    1. Me, too! I've been hoping to get to it for the past few months but I always have a library book that's almost due or a review book to read that gets in the way. Haha! Hopefully I can get to it this month! :)
      And thank you! I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to my art.

  3. Yay I'm so excited for the giveaway and to hear about your reviews from your tbr

  4. Sunborn Rising looks so interesting! Is it about a dragon?? or like a little imp?? the books all have such lovely covers!

    1. It's about a very unique world where a variety of different unique creatures live in a world that is almost entirely made up of trees above an ocean. It was pretty amazing! The creature on the cover is an arboreal and is the main character. You can check out the website, , to see what she looks like! The site is pretty awesome. It totally sold me on reading the book!

  5. Oh the one by lauren destefano. I loved the first book.

  6. Most of the books on your TBR are on my TBR list too. Haha. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of those. :( But I'm really looking forward to Furthermore because I love Tahereh Mafi.

  7. I hope you get to read Illuminae!!! Love that one ������

  8. I've only read THE CROWN'S GAME and I didn't really like it but I have high hopes for ILLUMINAE!

    1. You're the first person I've seen say that they didn't really like The Crown's Game! I'll admit I totally judged it by it's cover and wasn't interested for the longest time but then everyone started hyping it up. I still haven't read it yet, though. I didn't get around to Illuminae either so I'm hoping I can make time in September!

  9. It looks like you're really going to be busy this month! I hope you enjoy!

  10. I've been meaning to read this book for a while now! Thanks for the chance!😊