Here are some of the most exciting (and hopefully good) books of August 2017. Add your own oooh shinies to our Goodreads list and let us know in the comments which book you look forward to reading the most!


Dress Codes for Small Towns
Courtney Stevens

The tomboy daughter of a small town preacher tries to come to terms with her sexual fluidity while trying not to ruin her friendships.


Wonder Woman Warbringer
Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman saves a girl who is fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.


Wicked Like Wildfire
Lana Popovic

Two magical girls discover a family curse when their mother mysteriously gets attacked.


The Girl in the Show
Anna Fields

An exploration of how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality.


The Authentics
Abdi Nazemian

Among a group of young Iranian-American girls who pride themselves on being authentic and proud of their heritage, one of them deals with an identity crisis.


Little & Lion
Brandy Colbert

While home from her boarding school in New England, Suzette falls in love with the same girl as her bipolar brother.


Sour Heart
Jenny Zhang

A debut story collection that plunges readers into the hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City.


A Kind of Freedom
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

An urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.


Home Fire
Kamila Shamsie

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of two families ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.


My Absolute Darling
Gabriel Tallent

Turtle grows up with a disturbed father who taught her survival skills and keeps her isolated. When she does meet a boy in school, Turtle puts these skills to use to plan her escape.


The Grip of It
Jac Jemc

A young couple moves to get away from their troubled past and find themselves in a haunted house that changes right before their eyes.


The Strange Bird
Jeff VanderMeer

A story about a creature part-bird part-human set in the world of his most recent novel Borne.


Eat Only When You’re Hungry
Lindsay Hunter

Greg goes looking for his missing son in Florida but finds that the urgency of finding him gets lost in the streets of bizarroland.


Brian Allen Carr

People find out that they can drink shadows and start to get addicted to it.


Mrs. Fletcher
Tom Perrota

After her son leaves for college, Eve finds herself online and getting obsessed with


The Burning Girl
Claire Messud

As Cassie sets out on a journey, she puts her life and her lifelong friendship with Julia in danger.


Reincarnation Blues
Michael Poore

The story of a man who has been reincarnated nearly 10,000 times, in search of the secret to immortality so that he can be with his beloved, the incarnation of Death.


Fierce Kingdom
Gin Phillips

An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.


Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo

A young Nigerian woman is desperately trying to get pregnant to prevent her husband from taking another wife.


The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter
Theodora Goss

Together with literature’s most famous characters, a group of women try to solve a series of gruesome murders.


The Color Project
Sierra Abrams

When someone in her family gets ill, Bee loses herself in a charity called The Color Project and the boy who runs it.


The Readymade Thief
Augustus Rose

A young thief gets mixed up in a conspiracy theory where a group of men try to use her to decode a series of powerful secrets.


The Hearts We Sold
Emily Lloyd-Jones

Demons have made their existence known to the world and when Dee makes a deal with one of them, she becomes heartless.


The History of Bees
Maja Lunde

This follows three generations of beekeepers and their relationship to bees, their children and one another against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.


The Lauras
Sara Taylor

A thirteen-year-old girl realizes her mother is a person when she takes her out of bed and leaves her father in the dead of night. Together they explore her history and their relationship.

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Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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