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16 Hottest Books for August

  • FICTION

    BOMBSHELL

    AUG. 24, 2021

  • FICTION

    THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS

    AUG. 24, 2021

FICTION

THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS

by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

If this isn’t the Great American Novel, it's a mighty attempt at achieving one. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BILLY SUMMERS

    AUG. 3, 2021

FICTION

BILLY SUMMERS

by Stephen King

Murder most foul and mayhem most entertaining. Another worthy page-turner from a protean master. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ

    AUG. 31, 2021

HISTORY

THE SISTERS OF AUSCHWITZ

by Roxane van Iperen ; translated by Joni Zwart

A truly worthwhile addition to the body of Holocaust studies. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM

    AUG. 17, 2021

  • NONFICTION

    EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS

    AUG. 10, 2021

NONFICTION

EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS

by Eleanor Henderson

A memoir of interest to anyone coping with a loved one’s struggle with illness and dependency. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    IMAGE CONTROL

    AUG. 17, 2021

NONFICTION

IMAGE CONTROL

by Patrick Nathan

An unexpectedly entertaining scholarly warning about fascism’s spread through imagery. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    REDEMPTOR

    AUG. 17, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

REDEMPTOR

by Jordan Ifueko

A strong and worthy successor that showcases the skill of a master worldbuilder. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LIKE OTHER GIRLS

    AUG. 3, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LIKE OTHER GIRLS

by Britta Lundin

Fiercely charming and achingly relatable—a glorious, empowering touchdown. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    HOW MOON FUENTEZ FELL IN LOVE WITH THE UNIVERSE

    AUG. 10, 2021

  • TEEN

    IN THE WILD LIGHT

    AUG. 10, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

IN THE WILD LIGHT

by Jeff Zentner

A brilliant treasure of a book that holds up a mirror to the best parts of our humanity. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    MOON POPS

    AUG. 15, 2021

CHILDREN'S

MOON POPS

by Heena Baek ; illustrated by Heena Baek ; translated by Jieun Kiaer

A sweet, icy treat that will warm your heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE LAST CUENTISTA

    OCT. 12, 2021

CHILDREN'S

THE LAST CUENTISTA

by Donna Barba Higuera

An exquisite tonic for storytellers far and wide, young and old. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BLACK BOY JOY

    AUG. 3, 2021

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