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    30 Irresistible New Books Releasing In August 2020

    30 Irresistible New Books Releasing In August 2020

    Bibliophiles are the happiest at the beginning of a new month. And why not? A new month brings a host of new books. This August, new book releases are catching on like wildfire – and we, being avid readers, can’t wait! Right from adrenaline-pumping thrillers to mushy romances and from enticing YA fiction to soon-to-be literary classics, there are SO many irresistible books releasing in August 2020. It might get tough to pick the best of the lot. That’s why we are here, with our collection of 30 amazing books releasing in August 2020. Thank us later!

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    1. All The Right Mistakes by Laura Jamison

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    The story starts off simple. Four friends, Elizabeth, Sara, Heather, Carmen, and Martha, are successful women in their respective careers. But then comes a twist when Elizabeth uses the four friend’s personal choices as the basis of her novel about mistakes that women should avoid making in life – and everyone is forced to question their choices.

    The book released on Aug 4.

    2. The Comeback by Ella Berman

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    A young actress is done being manipulated by an eminent Hollywood director and decides to mend her ways. One year later, she is sober and finally ready to be in a good state in life. But when she’s asked to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to the only man she despises with all her heart, she realizes that it’s time for her to fight back.

    The book released on August 3.

    3. The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

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    When Ashley Bennett plans to spend her 1992 summer vacations sunbathing with her friends, the four policemen accused of Rodney King’s death are acquitted by the court, all hell breaks loose, and riots ensue. The novel is about Ashley Bennett and her friends taking a hard look at their privileged life, her loved ones, and her surroundings in a different light, without the rose-colored glasses.

    The book released on August 4.

    4. Behind The Red Door by Megan Collins

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    The novel’s protagonist, Fern Douglas wakes up one day to realize that she has a strong connection to the famous kidnapping of a girl named Astrid, who is again kidnapped as an adult. Behind The Red, Door is a novel about Fern Douglas trying to use her fractured memory to find and save Astrid while redeeming herself from a vaguely remembered past.

    The book released on August 4.

    5. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

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    One unfortunate day, a mother opens a door only to discover her own son’s dead body. What follows is a painstakingly terrible journey of loss, grief, pain, and healing. Akwaeke Emezi weaves a heartbreaking tale of a life gone too soon, and it promises to be brilliant to the core.

    The book released on August 4.

    6. Bronte’s Mistress by Finola Austin

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    The well-known love affair between Lydia Robinson and Branwell Bronte gets a fresh retelling by Finola Austin in this romance novel. For the first time, Lydia Robinson is shown as the complicated, complex woman she is, rather than just a ‘mistress.’ Of course, this one’s a romance novel like none other.

    The book released on August 4.

    7. The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

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    This novel is the kind of sci-fi thriller we all LOVE. Set in the far end of space, three people – a comfort woman abandoned by a soldier (who’s also her traveling companion), a hero (a nonbinary one!) whose only quest is to save the world, and a soldier who doesn’t know which side to pick during a fight – struggle to survive the fights outside while battling their inner demons.

    The novel released on August 4.

    8. Every Bone A Prayer by Ashley Blooms

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    This novel is not for the faint-hearted. Herself, a sexual abuse survivor, author Ashley Blooms tells a story a young girl, Misty, who, in the Appalachian Mountains, is trying to rediscover her holler’s magic after her neighbor sexually assaults her. This is a tale of healing and how it’s seldom an overnight process. It is as worthy a read as it is heartbreaking.

    The novel released on August 4.

    9. Luster by Raven Leilani

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    This is a novel about Edie, a woman in her 20s, who’s trying to balance her creativity while being in an open relationship with a couple. But soon, she is more involved than necessary in the couple’s life, and her anger, as well as desires, take hold of her. Raven Leilani’s debut novel is about the rediscovery of the self, and it promises to be a strong one at that.

    The novel released on August 4.

    10. Lobizona by Romina Garber

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    The novel’s protagonist, Manuela Azul, is an immigrant, that too an undocumented one – and her life turns upside down when ICE takes away her mother, and her grandma is attacked. Isolated, abandoned, and alone, Manuela discovers that there exists a world apart of her own, where power and magic reign supreme – where Manuela feels belonged.

    The book released on August 4.

    11. Poetic License by Gretchen Cherington

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    This one’s a brave novel. Gretchen Cherington pens a painful novel and shares a dark secret that lay hid for many, many years – her own Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and father, Richard Eberhart, sexually abused her. Cherington delves into her father’s archives to understand why this happened, and share her truth with the world.

    The book released on August 4.

    12. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

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    We are still not over The Twilight Saga, and Stephenie Meyer is back with Midnight Sun, a novel centered around all the Twilight Saga moments, but from Edward’s perspective. Need we say more?

    The book released on August 4.

    13. Wandering in Strange Lands by Morgan Jerkins

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    Between the years 1916 and 1970, Black Americans mass migrated from the rural South to the West, Midwest, and North America in search of a better life. Morgan Jerkins’s family was one of them. This novel centers around her family’s journey, and how it played out in connection to the Black American migration. A strong attempt to get back to her family roots, this novel promises to be a nostalgic endeavor that will take readers on an emotional roller coaster.

    The book released on August 4.

    14. The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

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    The author’s Will Trent Series has another installment – this time, it’s centered around a cat and mice chase between Slaughter’s thriller fiction hero, and a murderer who’s still on the loose – someone who’s not stopping even after a decade of gruesome crimes. It’s a race against time and an alliance with intellect in this adrenaline producing novel.

    The book released on August 4.

    15. With Or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

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    Imagine putting your life on hold to be there for your loved on every step. Only to find yourself waking up from a two-month-long coma, and your life has turned upside down. Also, you can make portraits of any person’s deepest, strongest desires! Complicated, right? That’s what happens with Stella, the protagonist of Leavitt’s novel. And we can’t wait to find out how she deals with all the lemons life threw at her.

    The book released on August 4.

    16. Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

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    If dark, dense, tragic fiction JUST isn’t for you, try getting your hands on this light-hearted novel. Vanessa Yu reads people’s fortunes in tea leaves. But one day, she foresees death. Shaken, she goes to Paris with her aunt to say goodbye to this ability forever. But, things usually don’t go as planned. And so is the case with Vanessa Yu’s life.

    The book released on August 4.

    17. Before You Go by Tommy Butler

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    Tommy Butler, in his debut novel, brings together three different characters who lead a purposeless existence until they met each other. Eliot never felt like he belonged anywhere in the world until he joins a support group where others feel the same. There, he meets Sasha, who hides codes in her advertisement copies. And then there’s Bannor, who vivid storytelling skill makes one wonder if the stories will come true in the near future.

    The novel released on August 11.

    18. You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

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    When soap opera megastar Jasmine Lin Rodriguez has a messy public breakup, she just wants media to turn the attention from her personal life to her acting career. The opportunity to act in a bilingual rom-com should have made it easy for her. But her co-star is a telenovela celebrity Ashton Saurez, with whom Jasmine shares a sizzling, but complex chemistry.

    The book released on August 4.

    19. A House Is A Body by Shruti Swamy

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    Shruti Swamy’s compilation of 12 different stories, based in India and the US, explores the entire spectrum of human feelings, phobias, emotions, and experiences. From the story of a woman who can’t stop looking at a wildfire that threatens to destroy her home to a tale of a secret romance – A House Is A Body is a roller coaster of human tendencies riding on the back of human desires.

    The book released n August 11.

    20. Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

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    Kiss My Cupcake is another romantic offering by the queen of the genre. Blaire’s Instagram-worthy cupcake shop is set to open on the same day, and the same street as Ronan’s cool sports bar – and the two get into a tug-of-war situation to attract customers. Meanwhile, their ‘love-to-hate-you’ chemistry is quite palpable too.

    The book released on August 11.

    21. The Lions Of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

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    The Lions Of Fifth Avenue is a gripping book about history, literature, libraries, and feminism! Laura Lyons lives with her husband in a decent apartment in 1913. But Lyons is a lady who wants much more in life. So, she joins a radical feminist movement and studies journalism. Things quickly begin to turn around as important books from New York Public Library go missing. In 1993, Laura met her granddaughter Sadie; the books are missing again. Is there a way these two women can learn something from each other through all of this?

    The book was released on August 4.

    22. Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

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    Betty is the child of a white mom and a Cherokee dad in the 1950s. Life in rural Ohio isn’t easy, but it sure is pretty. When beauty clashes with violence and poverty, Betty finds an escape in her writings – but there too, she uncovers a dark, disturbing past.

    The book releases on August 18.

    23. The Eight Detective by Alex Pavesi

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    Grant McAllister finds a set of seven varied sequences that form a perfect murder mystery thirty years ago, low-key publishes a book with seven different murder mysteries and retires to a small island. Years later, Julia Hart, a young, passionate editor, wishes to republish McAllister’s work, but she begins to notice several inconsistencies in the stories. And now, she has a far bigger mystery on her hands than she could ever imagine!

    The novel released on August 4.

    24. The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg

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    While on jury duty, author Molly Wizenberg finds herself irrevocably attracted to a female attorney. When she goes back to her husband and family of 10 years, she realizes that the attraction was more permanent and more damaging to everything that made her who she was than she could have ever imagined. Molly Wizenberg is a changed woman.

    The book released on August 4.

    25. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

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    When Rachel Krall visits a small town to investigate a rape trial for her true-crime podcast, she finds herself entangled in more than she had bargained for. A mysterious woman called Hannah follows Rachel and leaves notes for her, asking the latter to investigate the former’s sister’s death from twenty-five years ago.

    The book released on August 4.

    26. Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks

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    Laura returns to work at an advertising company after maternity leave, only to find Mia, a new hire, sidelining her. Mia, of course, has her desperate reasons to stay in this position. Meanwhile, the CEO’s wife, Janie, is annoyed with her husband’s way of living. One massive fire threatens to break all hell loose, and let SO many cats out of the bag!

    The book releases on August 18.

    27. The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

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    Rachel Cunningham spends 15 years in a psychiatric facility for murdering her parents. But after she is released, Rachel begins to question the truth of her supposed crime. Did she kill her parents? Or was it someone else’s crime? Everyone is under suspicion, even her sister.

    The book released on August 4.

    28. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

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    The book revolves around Franny Stone, a woman on a journey to trace and follow the last flock of Arctic terns. But, as the journey progresses, new mysteries begin to unravel, and one is forced to wonder – is Franny Stone on an ambitious quest for the environment, or is she seeking a final redemption for herself?

    The book released on August 4.

    29. The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

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    Cara is a space traveler who explores multiverses to collect important data. But, her life takes a tangent turn when one of her doppelgangers in one of the parallel universes is killed. And now, Cara must set out to find why did it happen and who made it happen.

    The book released on August 4.

    30. Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

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    Liz Trenchard is a pediatrician who doesn’t understand what to do when her friend shows up in an ER with her small injured baby and a story that gets as complicated and unbelievable as it progresses.

    The book releases on August 18.