Book releases August 2022

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12 of the Most Anticipated Book Releases in August 2022

Even amongst the popularity of digital content, the timeless attraction of a good book remains true. And as the colder weather keeps us suitably wrapped up, there’s arguably no better way to spend a winter’s day than snuggling on the couch and getting deep into a brand-new novel.

If you’re in need of something new to read, here’s a look at some of the most anticipated book releases coming in August 2022.

1. The Last White Man, Mohsin Hamid

Expected publication: August 2

From New York Times bestselling author of Exit West, this story of love, loss, and rediscovery in a time of unsettling change follows Anders as he awakes to find his skin has darkened.

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Source: Goodreads

2. The Twist of the Knife, Anthony Horowitz

Expected publication: August 18

This fourth mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz details the story of Anthony who is a prime murder suspect with only one person who can help him – his estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne. 

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Source: Goodreads

3. Daisy Darker, Alice Feeney

Expected publication: August 30

This psychological thriller from international bestselling author Alice Feeney tells a tale of suspense surrounding Daisy Darker and her family. Expect a story with twists and turns following the group as they are trapped on an island where someone is killing them one by one.

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Source: Goodreads

4. Carrie Soto is Back, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Expected publication: August 30

The New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid returns with a powerful modern fiction novel about the comeback of legendary athlete Carrie Soto. It follows a former tennis star as she attempts to achieve greatness again.

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Source: Goodreads

5. Please Join Us, Catherine McKenzie

Expected publication: August 23

This psychological thriller from Canadian author Catherine McKenzie takes readers deep into the world of secret organisations and hidden agendas following main character Nicole Mueller as she searches to reclaim her life.

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Source: Goodreads

6. Husband Material, Alexis Hall

Expected publication: August 2

The anticipated sequel to Boyfriend Material, the next Alexis Hall romance novel continues the story of Luc and Oliver where everyone around them is getting married making Luc feel the pressure to propose.

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Source: Goodreads

7. Haven, Emma Donoghue

Expected publication: August 18

This historical fiction novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Room tells the story of adventure and survival following three men who set out in a small boat for an island their leader has seen in a dream.

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Source: Goodreads

8. The Ink Black Heart, Robert Galbraith

Expected publication: August 30

The highly anticipated sixth instalment of the international bestselling Strike series finds private detectives Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott on another twisting, suspenseful case.

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Source: Amazon

9. How to Survive Your Murder, Danielle Valentine

Expected publication: August 30

The new young adult novel from scream queen Danielle Valentine is a stand-alone horror revolving around main character Alice Lawrence who is the sole witness in her sister’s murder.

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Source: Goodreads

10. Babel, R. F. Kuang

Expected publication: August 23

A dark academic fantasy novel from the New York Times bestselling author, Babel is set in 1830s Oxford and follows four core main characters: Robin, Ramy, Victoire, and Letty creating their class at Oxford University’s prestigious Royal Institute of Translation.

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Source: Goodreads

11. Properties of Thirst, Marianne Wiggins

Expected publication: August 2

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins comes this story of a changing American landscape set during World War II, delving into the meaning of family and the limitations of the American Dream.

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Source: Goodreads

12. Love on the Brain, Ali Hazelwood

Expected publication: August 23

New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, Ali Hazelwood delivers this explosive romantic comedy about a scientist who is forced to work on a project with her nemesis.

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Source: Goodreads

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