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Most Anticipated August 2023 Book Releases

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Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new August 2023 book releases for you.

In case you’re new to Wrote a Book, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.

In this month’s edition of “The Most Anticipated August 2023 Book Releases,” I’ve curated a list of all the upcoming bestsellers and book club picks that are sure to enchant you. I’ve also included some of the most popular August 2023 book releases from your favorite authors. 

I hope you will enjoy this list of August 2023 book releases for your to-read list.

Top August 2023 Book Releases

The Connellys of County Down by Tracey Lange

After an 18-month prison sentence, Tara Connelly returns home seeking redemption. Reuniting with her siblings, she finds herself entangled in a web of family secrets and an unexpected romance. “The Connellys of County Down” is a compelling story of love, forgiveness, and the enduring bond between siblings.

Publication Date: 1 August 2023

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

In “Tom Lake,” Ann Patchett crafts a poignant tale of three grown daughters, returning to their family orchard to uncover their mother’s long-hidden love story. As they delve into the past, they are forced to confront their own life choices and the complexities of love and sacrifice.

Publication Date: 1 August 2023

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister

When Olivia disappears, Detective Julia is assigned to the case, unraveling a mystery that leads to unexpected twists and turns. “Just Another Missing Person” is a gripping thriller that explores the lengths a mother will go to protect her family.

Publication Date: 1 August 2023

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

In “Family Lore,” Flor possesses a unique gift – she can predict the day someone will die. When she decides to have a living wake, her family grapples with their own mortality, leading to profound decisions about their lives.

Publication Date: 1 August 2023

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown

Children’s book author Elle Portman’s life takes a harrowing turn when a gunman opens fire at a county fair. Amidst the chaos, she meets Calder Hudson, a corporate consultant recovering from a gunshot wound. As they navigate the aftermath of the tragedy, they find solace in each other’s presence, but danger still lurks.

Publication Date: 1 August 2023

None of This is True by Lisa Jewell

Alix Summers’ chance encounter with Josie Fair leads her to delve into Josie’s life for her podcast. But as Alix uncovers Josie’s dark secrets, she realizes that she must protect her own family from Josie’s manipulations. In this gripping thriller by Lisa Jewell, the line between truth and lies blurs, leaving readers on the edge of their seats.

Publication Date: 8 August 2023

California Golden by Melanie Benjamin

“California Golden” follows the divergent paths of Carol Donnelly’s daughters, Mindy and Ginger, as they navigate 1960s California. From fame and celebrity to counterculture, the sisters’ choices shape their lives in profound ways.

Publication Date: 8 August 2023

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

Set in a culturally diverse neighborhood, “The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store” explores the lives of Moshe and Chona Ludlow, whose integrated theater and grocery store provide a sense of community. When a long-hidden secret is unearthed, the residents must confront their past and its consequences.

Publication Date: 8 August 2023

Dark Corners by Megan Goldin

Rachel Krall returns in “Dark Corners” to assist the FBI in investigating a mysterious disappearance. As she delves into the world of influencers, she uncovers dangerous secrets and a sinister plot that could have deadly consequences.

Publication Date: 8 August 2023

Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Canas

In “Vampires of El Norte,” Néstor seeks revenge against the monster that attacked his true love nine years ago. However, Nena, his surviving love, believes he abandoned her. Now, they must unite to face a deadly creature that threatens their lives.

Publication Date: 15 August 2023

The Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

Mia Jacob discovers solace in literature during her oppressive life in the Community, an isolated cult. As she questions her beliefs, Mia embarks on a journey to explore the world beyond her confinement in “The Invisible Hour.”

Publication Date: 15 August 2023

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

When Mia’s little brother comes home covered in blood and unable to communicate, she is thrust into a race against time to protect her family’s secrets. “Happiness Falls” is a gripping mystery that explores the lengths one will go to shield loved ones from harm.

Publication Date: 29 August 2023

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue

“Learned by Heart” narrates the poignant love story between Anne Lister and Eliza Raine, set in an English boarding school in 1805. Based on a true story, this novel explores a forbidden love that profoundly shapes the lives of the protagonists.

Publication Date: 29 August 2023

The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

In “The Breakaway,” Abby’s life takes a tumultuous turn when her past one-night stand, Sebastian, reappears during a group bike ride. As she navigates complicated relationships with her childhood best friend Mark and her mother, Abby must confront her insecurities and find her path to happiness.

Publication Date: 29 August 2023

Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney

In “Good Bad Girl,” Edith, an eighty-year-old nursing home resident, befriends Patience, an employee with a hidden agenda. Together, they embark on a quest to solve a twenty-year-old child abduction and a recent murder. As they unravel the truth, the boundaries between friend and foe blur, leaving them in danger.

Publication Date: 29 August 2023

With an exciting array of genres and stories, August 2023 promises an unforgettable reading experience. These anticipated book releases are sure to captivate your imagination and keep you eagerly turning the pages.

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What August 2023 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?

What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any August 2023 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments! Happy reading! ❤️