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TBR July-August

Hey, everyone! It’s that time of the month again wherein I list down my TBR for the coming weeks. For the past few weeks though, I’ve been in a mini-reading and writing slump, and I don’t know what to do to get out of it. I’ll start a book but after a page or two, I will abandon it for days, some weeks. Those I managed to finish, it took me quite awhile. Same goes with blogging. I realized I’ve been posting less and less, but spend hours reading other blogs or just staring at the screen waiting for some inspiration. But anyway, I’m hopeful that the following books will help me out of the slump I’m in.

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For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls.

 

 

 

 

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When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for the summer.

But then she meets the gorgeous restaurateur Andras.

To keep his overbearing mother off his back, Tess agrees to pretend to date him. But as the two spend time together, Tess begins to realize that this fake relationship is starting to feel like the best one she’s ever had.

 

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When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched—not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters—Cameron, Jade, and Russ—must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.

 

 

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She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone.

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It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a café and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine-year-old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty – and meeting her completely takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back.

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35294534Izzy Harris has often felt invisible. Her family doesn’t understand her, her boss completely overlooks her and her boyfriend ignores her, even when she is literally crawling onto his lap naked. She’s kind of used to it – much to the disappointment of her best friend Tash.

So when Izzy wakes up to find she’s invisible, she’s… not actually that upset. In fact, Izzy finds she has a new lease of life: Goodbye to street harassment! Farewell to worrying about what to wear! Good riddance to her oblivious boyfriend!

Only Alex, her gorgeous Australian colleague, discovers Izzy’s predicament and offers to help her. And they’re soon falling for one another…

But when Tash has her heart broken and a huge project at work threatens to slip through her fingers, Izzy knows something has to change. But does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?

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31848638Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.

Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough until Annie decides to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.

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31450940Charlotte has always felt ordinary compared to her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Not enigmatic and daring like Ariel or beautiful and brilliant like Devon, Charlotte has never quite met the standards of the school—or those of her demanding mother. But with Ariel and Devon by her side, none of that mattered. They became the family she never had.

Until the unthinkable happens—Ariel commits suicide. And less than a month later, so does Devon.

Everyone accepts the suicides as tragic coincidences, but Charlotte refuses to believe that. And when she finds mysterious clues left behind by Ariel, Charlotte is thrust down a path that leads to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep. There’s a reason Weston students are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…

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Online dating seems the perfect distraction for Boston social worker Penny Wade as she tries to forget her painful past. After a string of disastrous first dates, she finally meets a man and tumbles into love. But digital dating turns deadly when a killer scans profiles to select his targets. Penny must unravel the secrets lurking behind the men she meets before she’s “ghosted” for good.

She never thought falling in love would mean fleeing from death…

 

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Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues―ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.

 

 

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Everyone loves Summer Ryan. A model student and musical prodigy, she’s a ray of light in the struggling small town of Grace, Alabama – especially compared to her troubled sister, Raine.

Then Summer goes missing. Grace is already simmering, and with this new tragedy, the police have their hands full keeping the peace. Only Raine throws herself into the search, supported by a most unlikely ally.

But perhaps there was always more to Summer than met the eye.

 

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That’s it for now. How about you, guys? What will you be reading for weeks to come? 

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16 thoughts on “TBR July-August

      1. They all sound interesting. I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff on The Hate U Give. I choose mine on NG titles I’ve been approved of after their publications since I think I need to read them soon. 🙂 Goodbye Days, The Perfect Stranger, The Fifth Letter. 🙂

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