Most Anticipated August Releases

I can’t believe that we’re already halfway through 2020! To celebrate, we have some exciting upcoming releases for August that I can’t wait for you all to read.

August 4


Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

Bestselling author Adele Parks explores the darkest corners of a relationship free fall in a mesmerizing tale of marriage and secrets.

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The Boys Club by Erica Katz

Sweetbitter meets The Firm in this buzzy, page-turning debut novel—already optioned to Netflix—about sex and power in the halls of corporate America. 


The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter 

As Will Trent digs into two crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth.

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Universe of Two by Stephen P. Kiernan

From the critically acclaimed author of The Baker’s Secret and The Curiosity comes a novel of conscience, love and redemption.


The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning

Based on a fascinating true story, The Lost Jewels is a riveting historical fiction novel that will captivate readers from the beginning to the unforgettable, surprising end.


The Friendship List by Susan Mallery 

Two best friends jump-start their lives in a summer that will change them forever and discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache and regrettable tattoos. 

August 11

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Aftershock by Alison Taylor

“Alison Taylor’s debut novel is a riveting exploration of two tough women, a mother and a daughter, on a separate but similar journey, to figure out who they want to be and how to love each other again.”
—Zoe Whittall, author of Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist The Best Kind of People


Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. Includes full colour photographs!

August 18


The CBD Bible by Dr. Dani Gordon, MD

Safe, practical advice on how to effectively use CBD from a leading Canadian doctor and international authority on cannabis wellness.


The Company We Keep by Frances Itani

On Tuesday nights in the backroom of Cassie’s café, six strangers seek solace and find themselves part of a “Company of Good Cheer”.


A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

A Russian Sister offers a clever commentary on the role of women as prey for male needs and inspiration, a role they continue to play today. At the same time the novel is a plea for sisterhood, both familial and friendly.

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 Rabbit Foot Bill by Helen Humphreys 

Based on a true story: a lonely boy in a prairie town befriends a tramp in 1947 and then witnesses a shocking murder.


Good Dogs Don’t Make It to the South Pole by Hans-Olav Thyvold

Told through the eyes of a very grumpy yet lovable mutt, a funny and touching tale of aging, death, friendship, and life that proves sometimes a dog’s story is the most human of all. 

August 25


 The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor

 The Nazis stole their voices. But they would not be silenced. In this triumphant story inspired by true events, a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risk everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich.

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Final Cut by S.J. Watson

In this gripping psychological thriller, S. J. Watson explores themes of memory and identity as a young documentary filmmaker travels to a quiet fishing village to shoot a new film, only to encounter a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl.


The Light at the End of the Day by Eleanor Wasserberg

A family scattered. Lovers torn apart. A painting that unites them all. Spanning countries and decades The Light at the End of the Day is a heart-breaking novel of exile, survival and how we remember what is lost.

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Indians on Vacation by Thomas King 

By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

That’s it for our highly anticipated August releases! Which books are you adding to your TBR? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

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2 thoughts on “Most Anticipated August Releases

    1. Yes it is! The one we’ve included here is the paperback release because we love the cover so much 😉

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