August 2024 Most Anticipated New Book Releases


By Jenn Marie
Mar 28th, 2024 (Last Updated Mar 28th, 2024)

Notable upcoming books to be published in August 2024, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month:

By Any Other Name
Jodi PicoultWhat It’s About: Two women, centuries apart—one of whom is the real author of Shakespeare’s plays—are both forced to hide behind another name to make their voices heard.

In 1581, Emilia Bassano—like most young women of her day—is allowed no voice of her own. But as the Lord Chamberlain’s mistress, she has access to all theater in England, and finds a way to bring her work to the stage secretly…

Publication Date: August 20, 2024
  4.44 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Tell Me Everything
Elizabeth StroutWhat It’s About: Elizabeth Strout returns to the town of Crosby, Maine, and to her beloved cast of characters—Lucy Barton, Olive Kitteridge, Bob Burgess, and more—as they deal with a shocking crime in their midst; fall in love and yet choose to be apart; and grapple with the question, “what does anyone’s life mean?”

It’s autumn in Maine, and the town lawyer Bob Burgess is enmeshed in an unfolding murder investigation, defending a lonely, isolated man accused of killing his mother…

Publication Date: August 13, 2024
  5.00 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Pairing
Casey McQuistonWhat It’s About: In #1 New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston’s latest romantic comedy, two bisexual exes accidentally book the same European food and wine tour and challenge each other to a hookup competition to prove they’re over each other—except they’re definitely not.

Theo and Kit have been a lot of things: childhood best friends, crushes, in love, and now estranged exes…

Publication Date: August 6, 2024
  4.39 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Born of Blood and Ash
Jennifer L. ArmentroutWhat It’s About: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the thrilling conclusion to her beloved Flesh and Fire series…

The line between love and obsession has never been wider.

While Sera is finally free of Kolis and back with those she loves, not everything is calm…

Publication Date: August 13, 2024
  4.46 out of 5 on Goodreads
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House of Glass
Sarah PekkanenWhat It’s About: On the outside they were the golden family with the perfect life. On the inside they built the perfect lie.

A young nanny who plunged to her death, or was she pushed? A nine-year-old girl who collects sharp objects and refuses to speak. A lawyer whose job it is to uncover who in the family is a victim and who is a murderer…

Publication Date: August 6, 2024
  4.22 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Break-Up Pact
Emma LordWhat It’s About: Two best friends who haven’t spoken in ten years pretend to date after break-ups with their respective exes go viral, in this delightfully fun and deeply emotional new novel from New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord.

June and Levi were best friends as teenagers—until the day they weren’t…

Publication Date: August 13, 2024
  3.58 out of 5 on Goodreads
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Such Charming Liars
Karen M. McManusWhat It’s About: The newest mystery from the author One of Us Is Lying, the Queen of thrillers, Karen M. McManus! When mother-daughter grifters set out on their final job, the heist gets deadly and dangerously personal.

For all of Kat’s life, it’s just been her and her mother, Jamie—except for the forty-eight hours when Jamie was married and Kat had a stepbrother, Liam…

Publication Date: July 30, 2024
  4.31 out of 5 on Goodreads
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The Volcano Daughters
Gina María BalibreraWhat It’s About: A saucy, searingly original debut about two sisters raised in the shadow of El Salvador’s brutal dictator, El Gran Pendejo, and their flight from genocide, which takes them from Hollywood to Paris to cannery row, each followed by a chorus of furies, the ghosts of their murdered friends, who aren’t yet done telling their stories…Publication Date: August 20, 2024
  4.43 out of 5 on Goodreads
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