Emma's August TBR (This is Slightly More Realistic)

Hiya bookish people!

If you read my wrap-up from last month, you'd know that it didn't quite hit the mark. I am aiming to read a bit less this month. This is purely because I am going to be super busy this month, what with EOY exams, my birthday, in class assessments, trying to be at least semi-social and writing cool blog posts.

Now, I do have a TBR for this month. Come on guys, I'm busy -not crazy. Shall we dive in?


I started reading Ever Alice last month, and I would really like to finish it this month, especially since it was released last Thursday (01/08/2019). I am writing this while it is still July, so my review will be coming *checks watch* this week! Look out for that this Thursday!

SYNOPSIS // Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block. Add title to your Goodreads.


If you haven't heard, Riveted is a teen-specific site, created by the publisher 'Simon and Schuster', and they offer some free books to read through their website as well as excerpts from some of their newer titles. Click here to sign-up for the Riveted Teen newsletter, and access to free titles every month. I looked at three of the free reads, and then put the titles into Goodreads to see which had rated higher, since I hadn't read any of them. I got Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman, and I still feel so bad that I haven't read it yet! Forgive me?

SYNOPSIS // A half-Japanese teen grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school in this debut novel.

Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.

But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.Add title to your Goodreads



So, as I mentioned in my Wrap-up, I intended to buy Girls of Paper and Fire and Stepsister but I did not. I am hoping to buy these two titles this month, and to read them of course !

Yeah, this months TBR is super short, but since I don't know when my three requested Library titles will be available and l have my exams this month, I don't want to make unrealistic goals to stress me out. Wow, that was a long sentence!

I'll see you soon!

- Emma

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  1. I want to read Step sisters so much!! I'm excited for it!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. Me too! I can't wait to get my hands on my own copy!

  2. This is great! Haha I don't do TBRs because I'll probably not meet them... oh well. I want to read Stepsister and Girls of Paper and Fire! I always love reading your posts- yay!

    1. I know! Me too!
      I try to meet them and I guess the extra pressure is good in a way?
      Thank you so much, I love reading all your posts too!

  3. Good luck with your TBR this month! I won an ARC of Stepsister so I need to check that out soon. I recently read and loved the author's novel Dreamland Burning.


    1. Thank you so much!
      That's amazing! Which site will you be posting a review on? I looked at your profile and you have a few sites under your name. Can I assume it will be on Shooting Stars Mag?
      I haven't heard about Dreamland Burning, I will check it out!

  4. Ooh I'm so going to have to look into the website that you mentioned on here! I hope you enjoy (or enjoyed as I'm very late commenting) the books on here.

    1. Also good luck with your exams.

    2. You should! It's such a good resource for free books!
      And thank you!

  5. Thanks so much for mentioning it; I'm going to check it out properly later on today (:


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