On My Bookshelf | August TBR

Dear readers, here is what I’m looking forward to reading this month.


One Of Us Is Back by Karen McManus

The third and final novel in the famous One Of Us trilogy is set two years after the death of Simon when the Bayview Four had to prove their innocence. Now, the crew is back home, and there is a mysterious billboard, the disappearance of some people and the return of others, proving Simon’s point that all secrets eventually come out. And Bayview has a lot. 

His Name Is George Floyd by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

The only and definitive biography of George Floyd, written by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, explores the subject of institutional racism, drawing on The Washington Post’s in-depth reporting and award-winning series.

The murder of George Floyd sparked unrest all over the world in 2020, and people marched for the Black Lives Matter movement, demanding an end to racial injustice. 

Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano

The four Padvano girls, Julia, the eldest planner; Sylvie, the dreamer bookworm; and twins Cecelia and Emmeline, artist and caregiver, respectively, are inseparable. But when Julia falls in love with William Walters, who falls into darkness, Sylvie steps in to help. This stubbornness and heartbreak splits apart the sisters and will their roots being strong enough to bring them back. 

Spanning decades and generations, Hello Beautiful talks about a rich, life-affirming, and heartbreaking novel about sisterhood, family, love, and growing up.

Self Love For Small Town Girls by Lang Leav

Self-Love for Small Town Girls, from beloved bestselling author Lang Leav is another collection of stunning poetry and prose that seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a woman in the modern world.

Violet Kelly And The Jade Owl

Set in the 1930s in Sydney, Violet Kelly And The Jade Owl showcases a centuries-old curse, a house of secrets and a young woman determined to find out the truth. But how much is she willing to risk to save her friends, home and life, and will it be enough? 

Violet Kelly is Agatha Christie meets Underbelly, with a Beretta tucked into her French lingerie.