August 2020 TBR- A-Z

My goal for August is to read some short books to help lower my physical TBR a little bit. I chose 26 books with 200 or fewer pages (aside from one cheat) that begin with each letter of the alphabet. The one cheat on this list is the book for the letter X. I didn’t have a book that started with that letter so I chose a book that has two Xs in the title, it is also over my page count restriction by 4 pages.

I may not finish all of the books on this TBR before the end of August, so it may be an August and September TBR. There are so many books here, I’m not going to share the descriptions from Goodreads like I usually do, but I’ll share the covers and links to Goodreads if you want to read more about them.

Andrew’s Brain by E L Doctorow

The Book of Jones by Ralph Steadman

Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King

Don’t Die Waiting to be Brave by Andrea T Geoglein

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

The Guardians by Sarah Manguso

The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash

Inscriptions for Headstones by Matthew Vollmer

Joe Devlin and the New Star Fighter by James R Thomas

The Knowing by Brit Lunden

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

No More Words by Reeve Lindbergh

Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by TS Eliot

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

Queen Red Riding Hood’s Guide to Royalty by Chris Colfer

A Room of Ones Own by Virginia Woolf

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

The Test by Sylvain neuvel

Unfuck Your Brain by Faith G Harper

A Virtuous Woman by Kayne Gibbons

Walking On Sunshine by Rachel Kelly

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

You Can Be Happy No Matter What by Richard Carlson

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury


I think it’s a pretty good mix of genres. It is also a good mix in terms of how long they’ve been on my TBR. Some from just a few months ago and some from several years ago. I’m hoping to get through all of these this month, but I’m trying not to pressure myself in to that too much.

Have you read and loved any of these?

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