• Sarah Taphom


I meant to post this earlier, but I completely lost track of the date and realized it was already September, so without further adieu, here's all the books I managed to pick up in August!

Click on the titles for their Goodreads pages, and the store for where to buy them!

1. Vicious by: V.E Schwab (Barnes and Noble)

I've had the original paperback for a while, but when I saw the new cover at Barnes and Noble, I had to get it. I LOVED this book; it's one of the only adult fiction books I've read (probably in my life lol I need to branch out more) and I'm excited for the sequel.

2. Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by: Sara Farizan (Amazon)

I received this from one of my best friends since she was cleaning out her book stash before moving out to college, and I'm very excited to read another girl love book.

3. The Chaos of Standing Still by: Jessica Brody (Amazon)

This was another book I received from that friend, and I am so intrigued by the plot; it's almost like a movie. Plus, cover goals much?

4. One of Us is Lying by: Karen M. McManus (Amazon)

I have been DYING for a good crime YA story (akin to Jennifer Lynn Barnes's The Naturals) so when that friend offered this to me, I was stoked.

5. Far From the Tree by: Robin Benway (Amazon)

This is another book from that friend that I've heard amazing things about.

6. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by: Taylor Jenkins Reid (Barnes and Noble)

Book Twitter literally lost its mind over this book, so obviously I had to scour my Barnes and Noble until I found it. It wasn't with the other books by this author because it had it's own display and I was hurt because of how hard it was to find.

7. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by: Dashka Slater (Barnes and Noble)

I went to Barnes and Noble on my last trip to Florida and came home with way more books than I needed.

8. Holding Up the Universe by: Jennifer Niven (Barnes and Noble)

I finally saw the paperback at the Barnes and Noble in Florida and had to jump on it. After loving All the Bright Places, Jennifer Niven became an autobuy author for me.

9. Scythe by: Neal Shusterman (Barnes and Noble)

The girl at the Florida Barnes and Noble recommended this series to me, along with like a hundred other people I've talked to.

10. Thunderhead by: Neal Schusterman (Barnes and Noble)

I feel confident enough that I'm gonna like this series, so I got the first and second books at the same time.

11. City of Heavenly Fire by: Cassandra Clare (Half Price Books)

I am currently in the process of accumulating all of the Cassie Clare original hardcovers (since the paperback redesigns are ugly as hell, in my opinion). I found this one at Half Price Books - and it came with a poster. It was marked cheaper than another copy, which made me feel lucky to get it lol.

12. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by: Patrick Ness (AbeBooks)

I am a HUGE Patrick Ness fan, and was dying to read more of his books. When I saw the U.K. edition at Half Price Books, I couldn't resist.

13. Hemlock Grove by: Brian McGreevy (Half Price Books)

I picked this up from Half Price Books because I remember liking the first season of the Netflix show, and I've been meaning to finish it.

14. Phantom of the Opera by: Gaston Leroux (AbeBooks)

I love this musical (still need to watch the movie), and Half Price Books was selling these really awesome covers of classic books by Arcturus Publishing.

15. Secrets for the Mad by: Dodie Clark (Barnes and Noble)

I'm seeing her in concert later this month, and I want to read her book beforehand so I can gush about it to her.

16. Heretics Anonymous by: Katie Henry (Barnes and Noble)

I received an eARC of this book, and I absolutely LOVED it so much that I had to get a physical copy when I got Secrets for the Mad (link to my review here.)

17. Darius the Great is Not Okay by: Adib Khorram (Barnes and Noble)

I preordered this and Mackenzi Lee's The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy to get some preorder goodies, but I have heard many a person on Twitter RAVING about this book, so obviously I had to get it. Queer POC of color? Fat character? Mental health? Sign me the fuck up.

That's all the books I got in August. Comment below if you picked up any of the same books I did, want to read any of them, or have read and loved them!

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