August Reading List – New Literary Fiction and Diverse YA


This month is pretty exciting for a few reasons. First, I am starting my read one Shakespeare play a month plan (we’ll see how long that actually lasts). And second, it’s time yet again for Tome Topple! I will be publishing a separate Tome Topple reading on Friday, which means this list is fairly short.

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie. I’ve only read one book written by Salman Rushdie, and I didn’t like it. But I’m always (ok, almost always) up to give authors a second chance, and this one sounds a lot different than the last one, so I thought I’d try it. Plus, I’m pretty sure it’s kind of a satire of a certain wealthy orange person, and I am definitely down for that.

On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold. This is a young adult novel about a girl who spends the summer exploring Paris with her autistic younger brother. It sounds like a fun book, and I definitely don’t read enough novels that feature characters with mental disabilities.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare. I’ve decided to start my Shakespeare reading project with The Tempest because need to read it before I read Rose & Poe, a retelling of The Tempest that comes out in October.

And I am not officially adding it to my TBR this month, but I am also planning to start a reread of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. This is one of my favorite classics, and I just started a new writing project that is heavily inspired by this book, so I need to read it. I just bought myself a second copy to make notes in and highlight, because I cannot stand the idea of defacing my Vintage Classics edition.

Let me know what you’re excited about reading this month in the comments! Are there any new releases you’re looking forward to?

4 thoughts

  1. I love the idea of doing a Shakespeare based challenge, especially to part with the reading of the retellings! I might join you on this because it seems like a lot of fun! 🙂

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