Books I Would Like to Read in August!

I stopped doing TBRs a while ago, simply because I wasn’t reading the books I listed! Now, I write down 3 books I would like to get to each month in my reading journal, and most months I get to at least 2!

However, I thought I’d share some of the books I would like to read this August. As a teacher, August is my summer holiday, and even though I have things to do and a book to edit (!!), I’m hoping to have a couple of hours a day to read.

As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

This is the third and final book in the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder book series! I loved both of previous two books in the series and I have been eagerly anticipating reading the finale. This book series follows a girl called Pip, who decides to do a project on a murder that happened in her small town. However, not everything was as it seemed, and Pip ended up in more danger than she thought possible…

Once Upon a Crime by Robin Stevens

After the final book in the series, Death Sets Sail, Robin Stevens treated us once again with a book of four, never before read short stories of our favourite heroines, Daisy and Hazel! I still haven’t read the final book in the series (this will become a theme…) because I don’t like endings (I think this should be an entire blog post too…) but I’m very excited for this short story book!

In Dark Water by Lynne McEwan

This is a debut crime novel by one of my friends! Lynne and I are on the same MA course together, and I’m so proud of her publication. This crime novel is set in Lynne’s native contemporary Scotland, and follows DI Shona Oliver who moves back to Scotland from London with her husband and teenage daughter. The first case follows a call to recover a woman’s body that suggests foul play at hand… and people who threaten to pull Shona apart. The reviews are already amazing, and I can’t wait to read it!

The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson

I’m not entirely sure if this is book 4 in a series, or the start of a new trilogy within a series. This follows the trilogy of books about Ellingham Academy beginning with Truly, Devious. However, that trilogy ended with the solving of a crime, and this book takes place in an entirely new location with more trouble afoot! I think it’ll be different to the first three books in the series and I’m very excited to see what happens.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

The final book in one of my favourite series… yup, I really need to write a blog post about how I hate finishing series! This book follows our two main characters after their arrival in America, and I really want to read this so I can move onto Kerri Maniscalco’s newest series, Kingdom of the Wicked!

What are some books you would like to read in August?

7 thoughts on “Books I Would Like to Read in August!

  1. The Box in the Woods is with the same characters and set in the same world, but its a brand new murder mystery thats started & solved in just one book! So I’m not sure if there will be more or not, but I do love Stevie & the gang and hope to see more of them. Hope you enjoy it!

      1. It’s nice you don’t have to wait to find out how it all ends 😂 I’ve seen vague hints Maureen mightttt write more with Stevie though?! So I guess we’ll see!

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