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Top 10 August Releases to Read Before the Summer Ends!

It’s more than halfway through the summer and if you haven’t found anything to read yet, we’ve got some good news for you! There’s been a wide release of novels out this August that you need to get your hands on. Here’s a few fantastic works to look out for.

 

 

1. Whisper Me This: A Novel by Kerry Anne King, August 1st

 

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Whisper Me This focuses on Maisey and the strained relationship she has with her mother because of the choices she has made in her life. One choice Maisey never regrets? Having her daughter Elle twelve years ago. But tension turns into sadness when Maisey’s mothers falls into a coma and her father is being charged for domestic abuse. It’s now up to Maisey to unveil the mystery as to why her father destroyed major documents including her mothers will and clues to what could’ve been her long lost sibling. 

 

   

 

2. The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting, August 7th

 

 

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New York Times Best Seller Helena Hunting never fails to create a captivating love story. In this summer romance, Lilah is left facing a devastating break up with her sweetheart Ethan who dumps her in order to focus on his hockey career. After eight long years, Ethan will do anything to get her back even if it means leaving behind the hockey career he built from the ground up.

 

 

3. After Nightfall by A.J. Banner, August 7th

 

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The best-selling author of The Twilight Wife, A.J. Banner, grew up reading Agatha Christie and has perfected the blend of mystery and love. In her new thriller novel, a newly engaged Marissa is horrified when she discovers her close friend’s lifeless body laying on the beach the night after her engagement party. When fingers point to an unsettling night filled with secret meetings and overly flirtatious gestures, it’s up to Marissa to unravel the mysterious death of her friend.

 

 

4. Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert, August 7th

 

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Yvonne has been playing the violin for as long as she can remember, but with a fear of the future she isn’t too sure if she’ll succeed in her career. When her mom unexpectedly abandons the family, her father becomes reserved and unable to connect with his own daughter. Life’s hardships somehow leads Yvonne meet and cross paths with a fellow street musician who also plays the violin. Sparks fly, but the beauty she finds in love can have her facing one of the hardest decisions she’s ever had to make.

 

 

 

5. Smothered: A Novel by Autumn Chiklis, August 7th

 

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This debut novel is by Canadian actress Autumn Chiklis who best known for her role in the TV series The Shield. Her story begins with Eloise who has recently graduated from Columbia University with summa cum laude, but no job lined up. Her only choice left is to move back home. Her mother Shelley is elated while Eloise is finding any way she can to get out of the house. While applying for numerous jobs and getting rejections she begins to learn more about life than she expected. This relatable comedy will have you laughing with every page!

 





 

6. A River of Stars: A Novel by Vanessa Hua, August 14th

 

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This story revolves Chinese women, Scarlett’s journey of going to American takes an unexpected turn when she finds out she’s pregnant with a son. However, her husband believes the United States will provide the opportunities for his only son to succeed. After she’s sent to a mysterious maternity home, she gets unexpected news in one of her sonograms, forcing her to run away with a teenager named Daisy in search of her American boyfriend. Scarlett soon finds herself in San Francisco she must compete with other Chinese Americans to try fulfill that American dream.  

 

 

7. Vox by Christina Dalcher, August 15th

 

 

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Vox is like The Handmaid’s Tale with a twist; this political dystopian thriller will keep you on your toes! In a society where women are only limited to a hundred words a day, it’s impossible to keep jobs and there’s no reason to teach young girls how to read or write. Jean, the mother of a young girl, refuses to be silenced by society any longer. Dalcher’s debut novel has been talked about nonstop and listed by Good Morning America as the book to read this summer. I wouldn’t miss out on this one!

 

 

 

8. The Air You Breathe: A Novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles, August 21st

 

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For the history buffs out there, this book is a coming-of-age tale based in Brazil during the 1930’s. Graça and Dores live two separate lives; one is a sugar plantation worker and the other a daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. A friendship quickly blossoms between them as they share a bond over their shared interest for music. One can write lyrics and make melodies while the other has a strong soulful voice. The story follows the friends as they go after their dreams, but only one is bound to reach achieve their goals. The Air You Breathe test the limits of friendship when dreams are at stake.

 

 

 

9. Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram, August 28th

 

 

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This interesting debut addition to young adult queer literature tells the captivating story about Darius’s first trip to Iran to meet the rest of his mother’s family. He seeks approval from his father while dealing with chronic depression, no social life, and a dire need to get away. Unexpectedly, the boy next door, Sohrab, helps Darius connect with his roots. Sohrab seem to always have Darius’s back while being his translator and window to Persian culture. They play soccer, eats rosewater ice cream, and Darius has never felt more like himself. But how will he keep up tradition when it’s time to go back home?

 



 

10. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, August 28th 

 

 

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For Paranormal lovers, you may want to look into a new young adult novel about a young girl named Cassidy who almost drowns when a ghost saves her life. City of Ghosts is a haunting story and the first in the series about being an in-betweener. This means someone who can see ghosts and has the power to send them of their purgatory stage. The twist? Cassidy’s parents, dubbed The Inspectres, are ghost hunters. Soon, she’ll have to find a way to protect her best friend Jacob, a ghost in the in-between

 

 

 

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