Happy August!!! August is always bittersweet for me. The weather is so nice and the ocean beaches by me are finally warm enough for me to willingly swim in them… but it also means summer is ending and school will be starting back up again, which is much less fun.
Luckily, there are plenty of great books coming out this month to distract us from the semester starting!! Typically, summer is weaker in releases than fall, but we do have quite a few good books coming out in August!
Read more for my top 8 book releases of August 2019!
I’m at Pride in NYC today so I thought I should celebrate by, once again, talking about some LGBTQ+ books.
I’m always looking for more LGBTQ+ reads, and 2019 is really stepping up to the plate, so I thought I should compile a list of some great books that I loved or hope to love.
Normally, I would write out a full synopsis for each book, but since I want to talk about quite a few of them (and my synopses always end up a little wordy) I’m just going to try and describe a book to the best of my ability in under 5 words. Let’s see how this goes. Every book will have a Goodreads link in case you want to see the full description of the book!
Yes, I know this is super late. I usually try to post these the week before the month actually starts, so I’m a little off. Just blame finals and theater. Now that all of that is over, I’m getting back to my normal schedule and ready to talk about all of the new releases from this month (in no particular order)!
Note: While I usually talk about YA, not all of these on this list are. I’ll label the couple of adult books that are listed here to make it clear!
This year is absolutely flying by. I can’t believe it’s April already! This month has some of my most anticipated releases of the year, with a good mix of debut novels, series starters, and continuations! My wallet may hate me this month, but I’ll be very happy once all these books come out.
Let’s be honest. We all judge books by their covers.
There is nothing better than a beautiful book with a beautiful cover to match, so I wanted to highlight some books that are coming out in 2019 (or already have) that have absolutely stunning covers. Admittedly, this is just an excuse for me to fangirl over some beautiful art, but maybe you’ll see something you love as well!
Now for some quick disclaimers. Naturally, this is all my opinion. Maybe there’s a cover I love that you hate, but I just want to shine a light on some of the gorgeous works of art that I know I’ll be wanting on my shelf.
Also, I’ll only be covering covers of books released from January 2019 – July 2019. A lot of later 2019 releases haven’t released covers yet, and I don’t want to miss some potentially gorgeous covers. So we’ll be doing the first half of the year in the post, and hopefully, later I’ll make a part 2 with the July – December releases!
I tried to find the cover artists for all of these amazing books, but unfortunately, I couldn’t find them all. If you know any of the artists I missed, please let me know so I can correct it!
I just saw this book while getting all the covers saved to make this post and was blown away by the details in this design. I love the mosaic style used in the title, and the details in the design behind it.
Charlie Bowater can do no wrong. Any time I see a cover drawn by her, I immediately add the book to my TBR. It was Charlie’s cover on Margaret Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens that got me to pick it up and fall in love with her Margaret Rogerson’s writing, so I was so happy to see her work on Sorcery of Thorns!
I don’t really know what it is in particular with this cover that I love, but it is so stunning. Anthia’s expression just seems so intense, the amount of crows and the details on their wings is amazing, and I especially love the little crow sticking his beak into the “O” in the title. He’s adorable and he’s my favorite.
And that’s my list! Twelve 2019 releases with covers that I adore, and that I can’t wait to see on my shelf.
February is going to be a busy month. There are so many amazing books coming out, plus my 21st birthday is on the 4th so super excited!
While 15 releases may seem like a lot, there are even more than the ones I mentioned here. I had to narrow it down to the stories I’m dying to get my hands on, otherwise, this post would get a little bit too long.
Read on to see what I’m most excited for, in order of release date!