August Releases: 5 YA Books You Should Add to Your TBR Right Now

Hello, friends!

How are you today? Ready to tackle the new week?


Then let me cheer you up by talking about some new releases to look forward to this August! There are a lot of good YA books coming out this month but, no worries, I’ve only picked out my top 5 because your TBR is probably too long already, am I right? (and I don’t want you to hate me for adding 31205454 new books)

  1. A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor: “Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them.”
    Literally since they’re wrecked on an island together…with a boy. Yes, the boy drives them apart (didn’t see that one coming, right?) but I’ve heard the relationship between the sisters is strong and it’s not as cliché as it sounds. (Also, the cover is gorgeous. You need it in your life.)
  2. Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens: “As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee.  But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods…and maybe with Janie Lee, too.”
    A YA book about a girl who isn’t sure about her sexuality. Religion also plays a (big?) part, I believe.
  3. Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert:When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support. But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with.”
    Yay for a brother-sister relationship (we need more siblings in YA!), albeit a complicated one.
  4. Wonder Woman – Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: “She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .”
    It’s a book about Wonder Woman. Enough said.   
  5. A Change is Gonna Come: “Featuring top Young Adult authors alongside a host of exciting new talent, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is a long-overdue addition to the YA scene.”
    I suspect this to be an important and inspiring read.

Are you looking forward to any of these books? Which books are you excited for in August?

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8 thoughts on “August Releases: 5 YA Books You Should Add to Your TBR Right Now

  1. Dress Codes was so good. The characters and the friendships were so amazing. I loved Billie so much, and although her sexuality plays a big role in the book, it really is Billie trying to figure out Billie, and she had a great bunch of people in her life to help her navigate those waters. It was beautiful and heartfelt and funny. Loved it!

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  2. Literally, 4 of the 5 books are on my TBR, it’s crazy. I haven’t heard of A Change Is Gonna Come, but I’m going to check it out. 🙂

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