35 Most Anticipated New August 2022 Book Releases

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It is that time again. We have searched high and low to bring you the most anticipated new August 2022 book releases.

This August has some amazing new books coming out from our favorite authors (Bianca Marais, Taylor Jenkins Reid) as well as some debut authors. We organized the list by genre so you can read them all or skip to your favorites. Either way, we think this is one great list!

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August 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: The New York Times bestselling author of the “mesmerizing and evocative” (Sara Gruen, author of Water for ElephantsHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: From the bestselling author of the Miniaturist comes a story in 18th century Amsterdam. This is a novel about Love and loyalty, family and obsession and the power of secrets.

Haven by Emma Donoghue

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Three men vow to leave the world behind them. They set out in a small boat for an island their leader has seen in a dream, with only faith to guide them. What they find is the extraordinary island now known as Skellig Michael. Haven has Emma Donoghue’s trademark world-building and psychological intensity—but this story is like nothing she has ever written before

The Manhattan Girls: A Novel of Dorthy Parker and her Friends by Gill Paul

Genre: Biographical Historical Fiction

Plot: New York, 1921: Dorothy Parker and her three best friends start and a bridge group and become so much more. This is the 1920’s version of Sex and the City.

Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Sylvie de Rosiers is the daughter of a planter and an enslaved woman. when the Haitian revolution begins, she escapes to Paris. She becomes enamored with the revolution and one of the revolutionaries who sees an chance to use Sylvie for his own causes.

The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: The Paris Library meets The Flight Girls in this captivating historical novel about the sacrifice and courage necessary to live a life of honor, inspired by the first female volunteer librarians during World War I and the first women accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy

Romance Book Releases for August 2022

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Genre: LGBTQ Romance

Plot: Luc and Oliver met and while pretending to be in love, actually fell in love. Now, everyone around them is getting married and Luc is feeling pressure to propose and Oliver is definitely perfect husband material.

The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

Genre: Romance

Plot: In this enemies to lovers romance, London Kelley is a successful surgeon who needs a fun night of no strings. Now, London finds herself sleeping with the millionaire who is the one who decides if her hospital will stay open or close its doors.

Mad About You by Mhairi McFarlane

Genre: Romance

Plot: International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane delivers a sharp, emotional new novel about a woman who calls off her engagement to “the perfect man” and moves in with a charming stranger who makes her question everything about her life, her past, and the secrets she’s kept for far too long…

Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer

Genre: Romance

Plot: Dara Rabinowitz is the creator and CEO of the popular Jewish dating too Jate-Mate. She knows what the perfect Jewish husband should be, but her love life is no existent. When She meets a non-Jewish, single dad who is going to turn Dara’s research into a television show, sparks fly and Dara questions whether perfect on paper is actually perfect.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Genre: Romance

Plot: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.

One Night With the Duke by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Genre: Regency Romance

Plot: Eliza has a thirst for knowledge and adventure. The last thing she wasn’t is to be launched into London society with the expectation of finding a husband. But, when she meets the Duke of Chester, he might be impossible to resist. This book is perfect for fans of Bridgerton

In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae

Genre: LGBTQ Romance

Plot: This second-change, friends to lovers romance is a Buzzfeed most anticipated! Morgan is returning home after her career took a nose-dive. Now she needs to help her one-time best friend turned crush save her farm to save the town. Will sparks fly or sizzle out before they even begin. If you are in the mood for some more feel-good holiday books, you can check out our holiday hub.

Most Anticipated August 2022 Fiction Book Releases

The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: One morning a man wakes up to find that overnight his skin has turned dark. Soon, reports of this are happening everywhere and nobody can be sure how their friend, family and acquaintances will greet them.

A Map for the Missing by Belinda Huijuan Tang

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This debut novel takes place in a post Cultural Revolution China. Tang Yitian has been living in America for almost ten years when he gets a phone call that his father has disappeared. Yitian embarks with his friend through bureaucracy to see if he can find out what happened to his father.

Thank You For Listening by Julia Whelan

Genre: Fiction

Plot: From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan’s uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.

Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Carrie Soto retired from tennis as the top player in the world. Now, 6 years later, Carrie is coming out of retirement to attempt too reclaim her records. The Media has never supported her, her body is slower and she must swallow her pride to train with the one man who could stomp her heart.

Mika in Real LIfe by Emiko Jean

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: Mika is Thirty-five and her life is a mess. She has been fired and her love life is a mess. When 16 year old Penny, the daughter she put up for adoption, calls her, everything changes. She wants to be successful in the eyes of her daughter and must face the question of who she is and who she wants to be.

Bend Toward the Sun by Jen Devon

Genre: Romantic fiction

Plot: Rowan has a PhD in botany and enough wounds in her past that she decided to help restore an abandoned winery. Harry is an OB who is struggling after the loss of his patient. When the two meet there is instant connection and both must move on from their past if they want a future.

Best New Thrillers/ Mysteries for August 2022

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Daisy Darker’s entire family are meeting for Nana’s 80th birthday party on an Island that will cut them off from the world for 8 hours when the tide comes in. At midnight, Nana is found dead followed by another family member one hour later.

The Twist of the Knife by Anthony Horowitz

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Anthony has been arrested by an old enemy, Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw. She is bitter and upset after she failed to solve a murder and now, she is out for revenge. Anthony is a prime murder suspect and there is only one person who can help him. Will ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne take his call?

The Blame Game by Sophie Jones

Genre: Thriller

Plot: From bestselling author of The Other Woman, a Reese Book Club Pick, comes this psychological thriller. Naomi is a psychologist specializing in domestic abuse. When one of her clients goes missing, Naomi’s dark past comes to light and her clients may not be the only ones in danger.

Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Who Killed Emily Vaughn? Forty years later and her murder is still unsolved. Now, there is one final chance to find the killeer. US Marshal Andrea Oliver os on her first assignment. She must find the killer and uncover the truth before she is the one that is silenced for good.

The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbraith

Genre: Mystery

Plot: The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.

You’re Invited by Amanda Jayatissa

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Nothing could be worse then you ex-boyfriend getting married to your childhood best friend, right? Think again, because you could also be accused of murder. This Lavish Sri Lankan wedding is full of guests who all have their own secrets and their own reasons for stopping the wedding.

Please Join Us by Catherine McKenzie

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This thriller will take you deep into the world of secret organizations and the lengths that one woman will go to reclaim her life. But, can she get out before it’s too late or is she in too deep.

Most Anticipated August 2022 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases

Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: When a mob threatens to tear down their house, five octogenarian witches must wait for the return of Ruby who is their last hope for saving everything. In this touching and humorous fantasy that is Golden Girls meets The House on the Cerulean Sea , this novel explores the bonds of family and friendship that will leave you feeling empowered and uplifted.

Sophie Go’s Lonley Hearts Club by Roselle Lim

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: Sophie has turned back to Toronto to be a matchmaker, but she has failed out of matchmaking school and is revealed as a fraud. Now, she convinces seven septuagenarian men in her condo complex to hire her as a matchmaker. She must overcome a lifetime of loneliness and heartbreak by finding them love.

The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: Lolly has lived a life filled with regret. For her thirty-third birthday, her aunt gives her a magical gift. She receives three lemon drops and each one will allow her to live a single day in the life that might have been. Can Lolly let go of her past and have the courage to embrace her future?

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: Mika Moon is one of only a few witches in Britain and knows to hide her magic. When she has a change for a new and quirky family of her choosing, she must defend them when danger comes knocking at the door. And through it all, she may find love as well.

Best YA August 2022 Book Releases

Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: In this is a gothic-infused romantic YA Fantasy, Signa Farrow was orphaned as a baby and raised by guardians who are only interested in her money. When she moves in with her last remaining relatives, Signs must partner with death to solve a murder and save herself

All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Genre: YA Fantasy

Plot: The epic conclusion to the All of Us Villains duology. The tournament is breaking for the first time since its inception. The surviving champions are faced with the choice to fight to the death or dismantle the tournament. All of Us Villains was included in our books to read if you loved the Hunger Games and we cannot wait to see how this one ends.

Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye and Sandhya Menon

Genre: YA Romance

Plot: New York Times bestselling authors Roshani Chokshi, Evelyn Skye, andSandhya Menon craft a spellbinding novel featuring a teenage trio who discover the magic of true love on a fateful Halloween night in Three Kisses, One Midnight.

My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Plot: This is the story of Mary Shelley and only the Authors of My Lady Jane could tell it. This is perfect for fans of Frankenstein. As Mary tired to bring PAN (Practical Automaton Number One) to life, she discovers that she is Fae.

On the Subject of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton

Genre: YA Fiction

Plot: Phoebe gets A’s and writes for her school newspaper. Everyone that knows her thinks she is a rule follower. They don’t know that she is also the person behind writing an anonymous blog that is rewriting sex education. When the blog is attacked as an “assault on morality”, Phoebe must decide which is more important- her anonymity or the truth.

Not caught up with new releases? You can check out June and July new book releases as well.

What August 2022 books are you adding to your reading list?

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