The Most Anticipated Books For August 2020

Finished all the books on your list? Looking for something new and exciting? Hoping to catch an exciting sequel or spin-off? August is coming up and full of promise in their new releases. Read the most interesting sounding ones and tell your friends about it! Check out the Scoop on the ten most anticipated books for August.

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1. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Of course, the most anticipated book on this list is Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. The next book in the Twilight Saga. However, this time told through the eyes of the saga’s love interest Edward. We get to read the same events, but with a different perspective on all of them. It will be released on August 4.

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2. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

A psychological thriller, also being released on August 4, is The Night Swim by Megan Goldin. This story follows Rachel Krall. She’s a true-crime podcaster who has freed an innocent man. The book follows the trial, and how Rachel becomes involved with more and more drama.

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3. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Much like the others on this list The Death of Vivek Oji releases on August 4. This story is about the violent death of Vivek Oji, but also about his life. This book also shares the perspective of the family as they never really knew him. A literary fiction novel that will get you thinking.

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4. Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

The next book on the most anticipated list is Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa. This is another literary novel about Nahr. Nahr currently sits in a prison and is thinking about how she got there. Though said to be a slow-read it’s another piece that will open one’s eyes to Middle Eastern history.

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5. In the Realm of Ash and Sorrow by Kenneth W. Harmon

The historical fiction book will be released on the first day of August. In the Realm of Ash and Sorrow is a historical fiction that takes place in Japan right before the bombing of Hiroshima. It follows ghost Micah Lund traveling through Japan. This is a story about overcoming taught prejudice and the hardships of war.

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6. Brontë’s Mistress by Finola Austin

Another historical fiction, this book will be released on August 4 as well. Brontë’s Mistress is about the true story of Lydia Robinson and her affair with Branwell Brontë. This biographical piece is full of scandal!

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

Yet, another book released on August 4, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop is a fun rom-com. Vanessa can see people’s fortunes in tea leaves, however, she gets a glimpse into her own future. This prompts her to move to Paris and helps her aunt with her love life and embraces her abilities.

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8. Betty by Tiffany McDaniel

This coming of age story will be released on August 18. Betty follows Betty Carpenter a girl born into a half-white, half-Cherokee family in the 1950s. Betty tries to escape her poor circumstances by writing, but all while uncovering a dark past.

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9. All the Right Mistakes by Laura Jamison

Another big release on August 4, All The Right Mistakes is about women’s friendships. Dartmouth alumni are turning 40. One of the friends makes a “tell-all” novel about the group and their stories. This raises the question of what success really looks like and about the bond between friends. This is a quick read.

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10. Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

The last book on this most anticipated books of August 2020 is Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. This adventure fiction is set to release on (take a guess really fast) August 4. Migrations is the story of Franny Stone who arrives in Greenland. However, her shipmates begin to learn about Franny’s dark past.

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Those are our most anticipated books of August 2020! These are just ten of the most compelling and thrilling stories we look forward to checking out. So keep an eye out for August 4, as many books come out on that same day! Find a next favorite book and author.


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