We keep saying this, but how is it already time to talk about August releases?!? 2022 is really flying by! What books are we looking forward to? We’re near September when book releases start to get nuts, so how bad is August? Keep on reading to see which books are on our most anticipated August releases!
My Imaginary Mary – Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton (August 2nd)
Is anyone surprised this one is here? By now you probably all know we love everything these authors write together. This time they take on Mary Shelly and I’m super excited to see what they’ve done with her story. I always enjoy the magical aspect to the story and I looks like we get fae this time around.
Thank You for Listening – Julia Whelan (August 2nd)
An actress turned audiobook narrator is the main character in Thank You for Listening. She ends up pairing up with the industry’s hottest voice to record the last book written by a very popular romance author. I love the premise of this and I actually listening to the first few chapters of the audiobook I got early access to. I can’t wait to continue.
Bloody Fool for Love: A Spike Novel – William Ritter (August 2nd)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a show I loved and I’m always excited to read books about the characters I loved from the shows. Spike is a character you love to hate, so I’m excited to read about his younger years.
Just Another Love Song – Kerry Winfrey (August 2nd)
I’m a big fan of second chance romances, so Just Another Love Song sounds like the book for me. Especially with this cute cover and a title that definitely caught my attention. Keep an eye out at the beginning of August for my review of this book, because I’m on the blog tour.
High Times in the Low Parliament – Kelly Robson (August 9th)
I talked about this one in one of my Can’t Wait Wednesday posts and recently got an eARC, so I hope to read it very soon. It’s a tordotcom novella and so far I’ve loved all that I’ve read so I have high hopes for sure.
All Good People Here – Ashley Flowers (August 16th)
I’ve talked about it a couple of times but CrimeJunkie is one of my favorite podcasts ever. So when the host announced she wrote a book I had to add it immediately. Early reviews are looking good so I can’t wait to read it!
The Drowned Woods – Emily Lloyd-Jones (August 16th)
Part heist novel, part dark fairytale, sounds like my kind of story for sure. It’s based on Welsh mythology, I don’t think I’ve read anything like that before so that is exciting. This story is set in the same world als The Bone Houses, a book I want to read badly.
Love in the Time of Serial Killers – Alicia Thompson (August 16th)
Honestly after seeing the cover and reading the title I didn’t even need to know more to want to read this book. Our main character loves true crime and is convinced her new neighbor is a serial killer. I know this is going to be a fun book.
Babel – R.F. Kuang (August 23rd)
I loved the Poppy War (even though it was dark and heavy) so of course I was immediately interested in R.F Kuang’s newest release. The tower of Babel is my favorite story from the Bible so that title had me adding it right away. But the synopsis also sounds very intriguing.
Lightlark – Alex Aster (August 23rd)
Everyone how’s on TikTok probably heard of this book haha. I’m very much interested in the deadly game aspect of it, I just can’t resist a story like that. The early reviews are extremely positive, that does seem a little bit suspicious to me but we will see!
Love on the Brain – Ali Hazelwood (August 23rd)
After loving The Love Hypothesis and The STEMinist novellas I’ve been very excited about Ali Hazelwood’s next book. Love on the Brain is an enemies to lovers romance, so sign me up!
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches – Sangu Mandanna (August 23rd)
All I needed to read was witches and I was sold. I love everything with witches. Our main character is a witch who has always hidden away is now off to teach three little witches to control their powers. Add some romance and The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches sounds like a book right up my alley.
The Final Gambit – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (August 30th)
Possibly my highest anticipated book of the year! I adore Jennifer Lynn Barnes and I adored the first two books in the series. Hopefully this conclusion to the series will live up to my expectations. And I truly hope people stop sleeping on her after the succes of this series!
All of Our Demise – Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman (August 30th)
This is another of my highest anticipated books. I loved the first book in this duology and the ending had me screaming for book 2 right away. Just a week or 2 ago I got an eARC and I plan on reading that very very very soon.
Nothing More to Tell – Karen McManus (August 30th)
Karen McManus can write intriguing mysteries but there is also a lot of similarities with her novels. Some of the reviews think she improved, others feel like it’s more of the same. I’m intrigued to see where I’ll land!
Carrie Soto is Back – Taylor Jenkins Reid (August 30th)
Taylor Jenkins Reid has become one of my favorite authors and I’m excited about Carrie Soto is back. Apparently Carrie made an appearance in Malibu Rising. I have an e-arc of this book and really want to put everything down to read it.
Seton Girls – Charlene Thomas (August 30th)
I love the setting of an elite prep school and I think this one will take a dark turn. Definitely my kind of novel! The early reviews are amazing and got me even more excited. This is a debut novel but hopefully it attracts a lot of attention.
The Dragon’s Promise – Elizabeth Lim (August 30th)
I loved Six Crimson Cranes and I’ve been anxiously awaiting the sequel. I’m excited that we’ll finally see how Princess Shiori’s journey will continue. Also, this cover is stunning!
Daisy Darker – Alice Feeney (August 30th)
After loving Rock Paper Scissors last year I’ve kept Alice Feeney on my radar. Daisy Darker is her next book and the cover definitely has some creepy vibes. A family reunion that leads to murder. That sounds interesting!
Amari and the Great Game – B.B. Alston (August 30th)
Amari and the Night Brothers is one of my favorite middle grade books, so I need to continue with Amari’s adventure. I have a feeling this story will keep me on the edge of my seat. I can’t wait to see Amari as a junior agent.
So we have a pretty long list of anticipated releases, but they all sound so good! What books are you looking forward to? Did we miss any we really need to know about? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.