August Wrap Up


The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones 3⭐ (🎧)
Paradise Club by Tim Meyer 5⭐
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin 4⭐
The Steal by C.W. Gortner & M.J. Rose 4⭐
Fat Camp by James Sabata 4⭐
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson 5⭐(🎧)
Tribesmen by Adam Cesare 4⭐
Bag of Bones by Stephen King 2.5⭐
The Deep by Nick Cutter 4⭐
Unspeakable Acts by Sarah Weinman 3⭐(🎧)
The Twelve by Justin Cronin 4⭐
The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins 4⭐
The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates 4⭐
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 4⭐(🎧)
Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer 4⭐

15 books! (11 physical/4 audio)
4,775 pages!
Favorites: Paradise Club, The Kind Worth Killing, & The Deep

I decided to make August all about what I wanted to read and not about what’s popular in the moment. I know that reading a lot of popular books gets my bookstagram posts a lot more love, but sometimes those books aren’t always what’s catching my eye. August was a month of largely summer horror picks for me and I loved every moment of it! I read so many wild stories that creeped me out and kept me on the edge of my seat. Novellas were a popular pick for me this month as well, which really allowed me to boost my number of books read.

I’m busy putting the finishing touches on my September TMR and waiting for one last book to arrive to finish out my stack. Stay tuned for more this weekend!

Cheers to September reading! 🥂

THE GUILT TRIP: Amazon Book Depository


THE STEPFORD WIVES: Amazon Book Depository

THE STEAL: Amazon 

FAT CAMP: Amazon 

THE KIND WORTH KILLING: Amazon Book Depository

TRIBESMEN: Amazon Book Depository

BAG OF BONES: Amazon Book Depository

THE DEEP: Amazon Book Depository

UNSPEAKABLE ACTS: Amazon Book Depository

THE TWELVE: Amazon Book Depository



MALIBU RISING: Amazon Book Depository

KILL HILL CARNAGE: Amazon Book Depository

Disclosure: A huge thank you to Poisoned Pen Press, Penguin Teen, Minotaur Books, and Random House for sending me free copies of these books in exchange for my honest review.

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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