9 Books To Add To Your August Reading List

While it may be the last month to really soak up those beach days, there’s no reason you can’t finish the summer off strong with your reading list. We’ve rounded up a few more books we’re itchin’ to read before summer officially ends. Scroll down to see which spicy novels or dreamy poetry collections you can add to your own list.

Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry By Florence Welch: We loveee us some Florence and the Machine. Girlfriend speaks to our soul, so when she decided to publish a compilation of lyrics, never-before-seen poetry and sketches inspired by her latest album, we were first in line.

WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson: We love super smart boss babe, Jaclyn Johnson and everything she has created with Create & Cultivate. We’ve been lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book and you’ll definitely want to pre-order this one before it hits shelves on August 21.

The Summer Wives: A Novel by Beatriz Williams: Secrets, heartbreak, a mysterious lover…basically everything we need out of a summer beach read.

Eat Cake. Be Brave by Melissa Radke: This social media star is debuting her first book and it’s packed with laughs and feel goods.

Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie WalshA love story mixed with a mysterious thriller. A great read if you loved Gone Girl.

I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith In Beyoncé by Michael Arceneaux: If the subtitle for the book didn’t sell you, the inside content certainly will. Vogue, Elle, Buzzfeed and more have called it one of the most anticipated reads for summer 2018 and we can see why. It’s funny, heartwarming, depressing and encouraging all at the same time.

You’re on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir by Parker Posey: We love funny lady Parker Posey, and we can’t wait to sit down and read all her personal stories from the world of acting.

Jell-O Girls: A Family History by Allie Rowbottom: Did you know that the Rowbottom family bought the patent for Jell-O for $450 in 1899? This memoir by one of the ladies from the infamous family chronicles a beautiful and tragic tale of family, death and the dark side of an iconic American brand.

No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol: If you’re single or childless, do you ever feel like you’re not meeting the “norm”? This book by Glynnis MacNicol is for you. We love this real take on modern womanhood with a fresh new voice.

Catch up on more reading with Our Favorite Books To Take Along To The Beach.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram