August 2014 Most Wanted Books

I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.


Man, it’s been a couple months since I’ve showed you all what I was excited about for each month and think should be on YOUR radar as well! May through July was CRAZY and something had to give…this post ended up being one of those things haha.


A YA Retelling

Of Metal and Wishes Sarah Fine

Of Metal & Wishes by Sarah Fine
Factors for wanting it: It showed up in the mail and I had never heard of it. I’ve been on a little fantasy binge with the Sarah J. Maas so I’m excited — a gothic re-imagining of The Phantom of the Opera!! UM YEAH.
Amazon | Goodreads



2 Contemporary YA Picks


Magnolia by Kristi Cook
Factors for wanting it: Set in the South! Southern royalty! Romance! But not just a romance…a romance where they start out hating each other!
Amazon | Goodreads

Random by Tom Leveen Factors for wanting it: I love interactions with strangers that change your life and in this case it’s a stranger saying he won’t kill himself if she gives one good reason for him not to kill himself! I also really want to know what Tori did before this call happens! Very excited this one was sent for review because I had been eying it!!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Companion to A Novel I’ve Previously Read

Just Call My Name

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Factors for wanting it: I loved I’ll Be There and this is a companion novel to that. I think it was sooo underrated and I’m excited to dive into my copy soon!
Amazon | Goodreads


2 Adult Fiction Picks


Shelter Me by Catherine Mann
Factors for Wanting It: DOG ON THE COVER! Romance (not with the dog)! Main character works at an animal shelter!
Amazon | Goodreads

Driving With The Top Down by Beth Harbison
Factors for Wanting It: Road trip of unlikely characters! Friendship! Secrets!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Horror Pick

The Girl From The Well

 Factors For Wanting It: It sounds mega creepy!! SERIOUSLY.
Amazon | Goodreads


August Releases I Have Read:

Isla and the Happily Ever After

!!!!!! FINALLY !!!!!
Did you know I’m hosting a readalong for Anna, Lola and Isla with some friends ps??



So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other August releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST out of these?


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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I am so excited for Isla! Plus, Random sounds really interesting…

  2. Super jealous you’ve read ISLA, but I’ll get to sooon! I’m excited about GIRL FROM THE WELL and hope it’s scary, and I’ll be reading it in August too! And lastly, I’m really looking forward to MAGNOLIA because I’m hearing excellent things and it looks so good! Great post! I hope you get all the books read!

  3. aaah isla and the happily ever after! i’m so excited, i can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    amelia from wonder reads

  4. Oh man….Of Metal & Wishes sounds AMAZING! That was totally not on my radar so I am super thankful that you featured it. Definitely adding it to my TBR pile. Magnolia sounds super cute too! Thanks for sharing so many great books.

  5. I had no idea that there was a companion novel to I’ll Be There! I really, really adored that book as well and I’m so excited for more of the characters! And Isla!!! Probably my most anticipated August release and I’m so excited that it’s SO CLOSE. This is the moment I have been waiting for for agessssss. It’s actually making me a bit nervous that it’s so soon because what am I going to do when there are no more Anna books to come out???

    • YES I was soooo excited when I found out about it! It makes me so happy you loved that one!

      And I KNOWWWW. I was like NO can’t Stephanie just keep writing forever in these books!!? I think next she is writing a YA horror novel or something like that…maybe with a cute romance in there?? HAHA

  6. Come August 5th I will be reading Of Metal and Wishes and come August 14th I will be reading Isla <3 I CANNOT WAIT. And Magnolia is now on my radar so i'm just going to squeeze that in somewhere 🙂

    • I hadn’t really heard much about Magnolia so it was on my “maybe” radar but then all these rave reviews came out and I was like HMMM I NEED!

  7. Ooh, I can’t wait for Of Metal and Wishes, The Girl from the Well and Isla and the Happily Ever After!! Also, Random sounds super interesting!

  8. @steviesaint2 says:

    Loving the sound of the girl from the well, its now on my TBR

  9. I added a few to my Amazon wish list. There are so many amazing authors debuting in the next few months. It’s an exciting time for publishing, despite all the drama.

  10. A Phantom of the Opera retelling???? I need it!!!! Oh my gosh, can’t wait to hear your thoughts. And I definitely added it to my wishlist on GR.