What We’re Reading This Month: August 2016

Well hello, Savvy Readers! We have been cozily tucked away in cottages, parks and air conditioned apartments in what is now a sweltering summer, but that means optimal time for reading!

This month we’re reading exciting new and upcoming releases that are ready to melt your face off (and then you won’t be as mad at the sun)! Take our word – you are going to want to add these to your to-read shelf.

The Hating Game
Karen is reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

All I can say about this book is “wow.” The Hating Game is the perfect summer rom-com read featuring two feisty main characters and some electric scenes…. If you’re looking for a fun and fiery read, I’d definitely recommend it!

Another Brooklyn
is reading Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline is the author of one of my favourite books ever, Brown Girl Dreaming. Another Brooklyn is Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty years (!) and is an incredible coming-of-age story. I’m also obviously reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, because Harry Potter is forever.

The Wonder

Cory is reading The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

This is an absolutely incredible novel that, dare I say, I might like even more than ROOM.

Family Tree

Ashley is reading Family Tree by Susan Wiggs

Family Tree is an emotionally complex story that touches on love and loss, blessings and opportunities, the pain of the past, and the promise of the future. Annie Harlow has the perfect life—she’s the producer of a popular television cooking show, she has a handsome husband, and she lives in a beautiful home—until she ends up in a yearlong coma and is faced with overwhelming betrayal. I can’t wait to discover how Annie comes to terms with her past and how Wiggs ends this inspiring story. Fans of Kristin Hannah and Debbie Macomber should read with me!

The Nest

Rya is reading The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest takes family drama to a whole new level! Grabbing you with both hands from the get go, Sweeney draws you in with characters that have rich individuality and—sometimes devious—pasts. With each unit within the family dealing with their own struggles, I can’t wait to see how each sibling is going to handle the mistakes made.

The Radleys

Jessica is reading The Radleys by Matt Haig

You know when you meet an author and then suddenly you want to read all of their books? Yeah, that is how I’ve recently felt toward the lovely Matt Haig. I read his upcoming A Boy Called Christmas and loved it, so now I’m onto The Radleys next! I’ve heard lots of great things about how quirky and well written it is. Since I’ve been re-watching Buffy and Angel, I am particularly interested in this novel which is about a family of vampires who are trying to just live a normal life out there.

What are you reading this month? Tell us on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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