An Ambitious August 2020 TBR

Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!

Since I had a fantastic reading month in the month of July, I have complied quite a large list of books I hope to get to this month! During the month of August, one of my favourite readathons is being held from August 3 to August 9. It is the “Read-EH-thon”, in which participants are tasked with reading books written by Canadian authors! Since I am Canadian, I will be participating, and my TBR for that readathon will be shared with you on August 3. So technically speaking, this TBR is for the last three weeks of the month.


The first book I hope to read this month is The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. I know a lot of people picked this book up because of their enjoyment for Goldins’ debut novel, but I pre-ordered this book purely because the synopsis of the story sounds so intriguing! This book revolves partially around a podcast, which is a trope I love to read in books, especially mystery/thriller novels. This book received very high praise from early readers, so I am incredibly excited to pick this one up – and I plan on doing so before the Read-EH-thon begins!


After the Read-EH-thon is finished, I hope to read When You Disappeared by John Marrs. I am slowly worrying that this book blog is going to become the equivalent of a fandom tumblr blog circa 2012, but that will only happen after I read all of John Marrs’ previous publications! I have read 3/6 of his novels, so this will be my fourth one and third of 2020. I have no idea as to what this novel is about, but I hope it is just as spectacular as the first three I have read!


From there, I plan on reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I have yet to read any of Sally Thorne’s novels, but since I have heard fantastic things about this one and her 2021 release has peaked my interest, I am very excited to read this book!


I then hope to read Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. Up until just a few nights ago, I completely forgot that I owned this novel. I want to make an effort of reading John Green’s novels – both old and new – as I have most of them on my shelves unread. Since one of my favourite books of all time is The Fault In Our Stars, arguably John Greens most popular and successful novel, I am hoping that I enjoy this one even just a percentage of the amount that I enjoyed TFIOS!


Next, I plan to read The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. I was gifted this novel from my Mom’s workplace (it’s a long story), but I think I received an eARC of this one a long time ago. I am very interested in reading this novel, especially since I enjoyed Watching You by Lisa Jewell when I read it a long while ago.


Then I hope to read I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver. I have had this book on my Goodreads TBR since it came out, and since I just purchased a copy of this book in June, I hope to read it this month!


Next, I hope to read Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons From The Crematory by Caitlin Doughty. I am SO excited to read this one, and think that I will enjoy it an enormous amount!

The last two books I hope to read this month are ARCs! ARC August is a monthly readathon hosted by Octavia and Shelly at ReadSleepRepeat, in which you are encouraged to read all of your backlist unread ARCs! This month, I only have two that I plan on reading, which are The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann (thanks to HCC Frenzy for the ARC!) and The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (thanks to HBG Canada for the ARC!). I am really excited to read both of these!


Those are all of the books I hope to read in the month of August! Have you read any of these books yet? Are any of them on your TBR list this month?

Good Night Book Owls!

2 thoughts on “An Ambitious August 2020 TBR

  1. Great TBR! I loved The Night Swim and enjoyed The Hating Game of these… I also need to remember to work my way through John Marrs’ backlist titles some time soon! I still have a few pending including When You Disappeared. I hope you will enjoy all of these! xx

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