It’s that time again—time for another TBR! This is the last TBR before we enter the fall/winter time, which is my favourite time of year. That said, I still have some ambitious August reading plans because I should have a lot of time to read before I go back to school for my Master’s degree in September. So, on to the books!
Dark Age by Pierce Brown
Dark Age is finally here! I was a bit gutted with the date was pushed back, but I finally have it in my hands. I currently only have the e-book because I’ll be buying my physical copy when Pierce is in Burnaby for his event at Metrotown. Dark Age is the fifth book in Pierce’s Red Rising world, so there isn’t anything that I can say without getting super spoiler-y, but I’m excited to find out what happens in this tome.
Red Rising takes place hundreds of years in the future where humans have gone on to terraform the other planets in our solar system. They created a hierarchical system to base their society on and determine every person’s role—Golds at the top and Reds at the bottom. We follow our main character, Darrow, who is a red, as he attempts to infiltrate the Golds and take them down from the inside.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
I started reading this book earlier this year, but I, unfortunately, put it down. I was super excited to read this book after I went to Marlon James’ event through Vancouver Writer’s Festival, so I am hoping to pick it back up this month and pick up from where I left off. I may have to reread some parts, but I’m making it a priority to finish this book in August.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf follows Tracker, who is known for his hunting skills. When tasked to track down a boy who has been missing for three years, he breaks his rule of always working alone and ends up teaming up with a group of unlikely companions that are also searching for the boy. It is when their search leads them through many different places that Tracker starts to ask questions about the boy, the reason he went missing and who is telling the truth.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
My best friends and I are going to be going to a Harry Potter trivia night at the end of the month, so I want to at least finish Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone before the trivia night.
I’m sure this series needs no introduction, but Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone follows a young orphan boy named Harry, who has been living with his aunt and uncle for the last 11 years of his life. On his eleventh birthday, he finds out that he belongs to a world of magic that he never knew existed. He’s sent to a school where he meets friends and discovers that he is more special than he had ever thought.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I started reading King of Scars earlier this year, and sadly, I had to stop because it was a library book and I ran out of renewals. I believe when I had to return the book, I had read about 300 pages, so I’m hoping to be able to pick it up again and finish this month.
There isn’t much that I can say about King of Scars without getting super spoiler-y, but I would definitely recommend making sure you’ve read the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology before picking up this book.
These are all the books that I’m planning to get to this August. What books are you excited to read this month? Are you reading Dark Age? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!