Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Books In My Future- August

Here's what books I see in my August future:

Yolo by Lauren Myracle

Through texts and messages, the mega-bestselling, beloved Internet Girls series followed the ups and downs of school for three very different, very close friends. Now it’s freshman year of college for the winsome threesome, and *everything* is different. For one, the best friends are facing their first semester apart. Way, way apart. Maddie’s in California, Zoe’s in Ohio, and Angela’s back in Georgia. And it’s not just the girls who are separated. Zoe’s worried that Doug wants to break up now that they’re at different schools, and Maddie’s boyfriend, Ian, is on the other side of the country.In the face of change and diverging paths, Maddie’s got a plan to keep the friends close, and it involves embracing the present, making memories, and . . . roller derby! Using of-the-moment technology, Lauren Myracle brings her groundbreaking series into the brave new virtual world of texting and tweets.

  • So I read the other Internet Girls books- ttyl, ttfn, l8r g8r.  They were cute and fun and young... and guilty pleasures for me.  The last book came out 7 YEARS AGO!!  I'm really curious to see what made Ms. Myracle write another book after so long!  And I'm also curious about seeing the winsome threesome in college.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub. Date- 8/26/2014

Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga

Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son?" Who is the true monster? The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.

  • I just got approved to read this book TODAY!!  And even though it doesn't come out until September, I really can't wait to read it!  I loved I Hunt Killers, and I loved Game (the 2nd book) even more!  Game ended on 2 (and maybe even 3) cliffhangers... and I MUST know what's going to happen to Jazz, Connie, Howie, Dear Old Dad, the aunt, and Grandma Dent!!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 9/9/2014

Random by Tom Leveen

Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It's a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line. 

He asks for a single thing—one reason not to kill himself. 

The request plunges her into confusion. Because if this random caller actually does what he plans, he'll be the second person connected to Tori to take his own life. And the first just might land her in jail. After her Facebook page became Exhibit A in a tragic national news story about cyberbullying, Tori can't help but suspect the caller is a fraud. But what if he’s not? Her words alone may hold the power of life or death. 

With the clock ticking, Tori has little time to save a stranger—and maybe redeem herself—leading to a startling conclusion that changes everything…

  • So I love books about bullying and books by Tom Leveen, so obviously this has been on my TBR for a while!!  It comes out soon and I can't wait to buy it :)  If you haven't read Party or Zero, you really should (oh yeah and that reminds me I still need to read Manicpixiedreamgirl and Sick).
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 8/12/2014

Ghosting by Edith Pattou

On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims—with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.  

Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable, haunting tale.

  • This was a random pick for me.  I saw that awesome title, read the blurb, and felt like it was a ME book.  I love books with multiple POVs.  Especially if I'm expecting it right off the bat.  Also I like verse books and want to try more of them out.
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 8/19/2014

Starry Night by Isabel Gillies

Sometimes one night can change everything. On this particular night, Wren and her three best friends are attending a black-tie party at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father. An enormous wind blasts through the city, making everyone feel that something unexpected and perhaps wonderful will happen. And for Wren, that something wonderful is Nolan. With his root-beer-brown Michelangelo eyes, Nolan changes the way Wren’s heart beats. In Isabel Gillies's Starry Night, suddenly everything is different. Nothing makes sense except for this boy. What happens to your life when everything changes, even your heart? How much do you give up? How much do you keep?

  • The cover is BEAUTIFUL, IMO.  I've been wanting to read a sweet, cute romance book that isn't annoying or icky and I'm hoping this one is it (sort of like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight or My Life Next Door).  Could this be a new YA Romance Favorite???  I hope!!!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 9/2/2014

Some Boys by Patty Blount

Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole. 

When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own. 

 But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love? 

A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

  • Gut-wrenching??  Okay, I'm in!!  I love books that cover deep issues.  Books that hurt your heart.  That's all me!!  I'm not big into sexual assault books, but I will read the ones I think look like they're going to do a good job with it.  I hope this is one of those books!!
  • Goodreads
  • Pub Date- 8/5/2014

A mix of already released and books coming out soon.  Hope to get to these ASAP!!

  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas- I loved Dangerous Girls!!  It was addicting and crazy!  I can't wait to see what this standalone sequel has up it's sleeve!
  • Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson- I really need to read this!  I haven't read any books by this author yet and I don't know why.  I met Morgan at BEA and she was SO nice.  I'm moving this up to high priority.
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson- A new Jandy Nelson book!!!  I loved The Sky is Everywhere... I mean HELLO, Joe Fontaine anyone??  So yes, I will read this book soon.
  • Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid- I love roadtrip books and I loved meeting this author in New York.  The buzz around this book has been exciting, so I want to read it and see for myself what this is all about.
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins- Most. Anticipated. Book. Of. 2014.  Seriously this book is wanted by everybody in the book world, which obviously includes me.  I can't wait to read it!
  • Paper Towns by John Green- An older book that I haven't read yet.  I know!!!  My book club is reading this for August, so I am going to finally get to it!

So that is what is in my reading future :)  Have you read any of these??  If not, do you want to?  What books are you seeing for yourself for August?


  1. I'm so excited to read Yolo because I used to love her other books when they first came out! It's been so long; I hope I remember the plot line of the previous books haha.
    I'm listening to Since You've Been Gone on Audible right now and I'm loving it so far.

    1. I'm hoping I remember what's going on when I read Yolo too!!! I can't wait for Since You've Been Gone... glad you're liking the audio :)

  2. I've read Since You've Been Gone and really enjoyed it! It was cute~ I definitely can't wait for Isla! Who can?!?! So excited!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin :)

  3. I LOVED Some Boys, it was heartbreaking! Ahhhhh, Dangerous Boys, I'm so excited to get my hands on it!!!! And Isla!! I have a feeling that August is going to be a good reading month hahaha.