There are some wonderful YA books being published these next couple of months! Now that I’m finally starting to read more again, I’m hopeful I’ll actually make progress with my TBR and be able stay up-to-date with new releases.
Here are the books being published next month I’m most looking forward to:
Let’s Call It A Doomsday by Katie Henry
Publication Date: 6th August, 2019
impatiently waiting for the release of this book for so long! It’s probably my most anticipated book of the whole year – maybe even more so than Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son, which says a lot. I’m hoping it lives up to the high expectations I have!
There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen.
Despite Ellis’s anxiety — about what others think of her, about what she’s doing wrong, about the safety of her loved ones — the two girls become fast friends. As Ellis tries to help Hannah decipher the details of her doomsday premonition, she learns there are secrets Hannah isn’t telling her. But with time ticking down, the search for answers only raises more questions. When does it happen? Who will believe them? How do you prepare for the end of the world when it feels like your life is just getting started?
Start Here by Trish Doller
Publication Date: 13th August, 2019
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I enjoy books that are about friendship, so this was one that stuck out for me when I came across it on Goodreads. Start Here sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful, emotional read, and I can’t wait to start it.
Two teens go on a life-changing sailing trip as they deal with the grief of losing their best friend in this heartwrenching, hopeful novel from the author of Something Like Normal and In a Perfect World.
Willa and Taylor were supposed to spend the summer after high school sailing from Ohio to Key West with their best friend, Finley. But Finley died before graduation, leaving them with a twenty-five-foot sailboat, a list of clues leading them to destinations along the way, and a friendship that’s hanging by a thread.
Now, Willa and Taylor have two months and two thousand miles to discover how life works without Finley—and to decide if their own friendship is worth saving.
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Publication Date: 13th August, 2019
If I’m perfectly honest, I don’t really like anything to do with history (unless its about Ancient Civilisations), which means I steer clear of the historical fiction genre because it’s really not my thing. But this book sounds really interesting, and I’m excited to give it a go!
By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady’s maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, “Dear Miss Sweetie.” When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society’s ills, but she’s not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender.
While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta’s most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light.
What book releases are you anticipating in August? Are any of the books above on your TBR?