What We’re Excited About: August Books!

We don’t know about where you are but here it definitely getting hot.  What’s the best way to beat the heat?  Curling up with a cool new book.  Here is just a shortlist of books we can’t wait to read that are being released in August:

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins
Release Date: August 3

I love fake date books, and Like a Love Song appears to be a great fake date book. Natalie is an up-and-coming pop star who gets publicly dumped. Natalie’s PR team finds Natalie a fake boyfriend for good press, but as the two spend time together their fake relationship begins to feel real. This book looks like it is going to be a cute, fun romance, and it is at the top of my TBR list. 

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
Release Date: August 10

I love Jeff Zentner’s books. I love his characters, I love the complicated relationships, I love the realistic plots. His new book is about Cash, a boy living in a small Appalachian town. Cash is just trying to survive but his world changes when his best friend Delaney secures them both scholarships to an elite boarding school. This book sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to read it.

The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle
Release Date: August 31

I am a rom-com fan, and The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle sounds like a hilarious romance. Piper is an elementary school teacher who takes a much need vacation and ends up renting the house next to the royal family. Piper develops an attraction with Harrison, a royal bodyguard. I am expecting a book filled with funny moments and swoony romance, and I don’t think I will be disappointed. 

Cheer Up: Love and PomPoms by Crystal Frasier illustrated by Val Wise

Release Date: August 10


I am totally anticipating this graphic novel about an unlikely cheerleader. Annie needs to round out her college applications and she is encouraged to join the cheer squad. Her former best friend is on the team and the two may need to put aside past hurts to be successful.

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

Release date: August 3rd

The Dead and the Dark

Weird things are happening in Snakebite Oregon, teens are turning up missing and dead. It all seems to point to the restless ghosts in town and the ghost hunters that seemed to have brought them there. A pair of young women team up to solve this supernatural mystery.

Dangerous Play by Emma Kress

Release Date August 3rd


After Zoe is sexually assaulted, she joins up with her field hockey teammates for some vigilante justice. This team protects the town, but at what cost. Is this type of justice worth Zoe’s future?

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