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103 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out August 1 – 14, 2023

By Kobo • August 01, 2023New eBooks and Audiobooks

A rapid-fire roundup of the most anticipated books coming out August 1 – 14, 2023

Genre-slipping novelist Lauren Beukes’ Bridge follows a grieving young woman through multiverses in search of her mother—a neuroscientist who was researching a wormhole-like passageway into alternate worlds.

Susan Casey, award-winning author of The Wave and journalist of all things oceanic, takes us into the very deepest underwater reaches in The Underworld.

Hopefully we all get to spend time in nature this summer, and if you’re doing so with kids then The Evolved Nest might be a welcome perspective on how animals as varied as wolves, beavers, and octopuses nurture their young.

Eddie Ndopu penned his memoir Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw using his “one good finger.” Ndopu is a global humanitarian born with spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that impairs his mobility dramatically—but didn’t seem to stop him from getting into Oxford on a full scholarship. He writes of being “the only one” with a disability in spaces that his exceptional abilities get him into.

Horror novelist Nick Cutter teams up with Andrew F. Sullivan (recently featured on this blog) for The Handyman Method, a horror story about a family moving into a fixer-upper community and falling under the spell of an online DIY influencer with dark intentions.

Conversely, Danielle Steel tells a story of good fortune in real estate befalling an author of thriller novels in her new book Happiness. Sabrina Brooks, having escaped an abusive marriage to live a quiet life in the Berkshires, inherits a gorgeous estate outside London from a distant uncle, and gets a thorough tour of the grounds from estate attorney Grayson Abbott who is technically not part of the inheritance—though it quickly becomes apparent that he’s likely to become a regular fixture.

Alberto Mansur’s debut novel Only the Dead Know Peace is a thriller set in Israel and Palestine amidst a cast of desperate characters seeking both a deeper meaning to life and day-to-day survival. Acclaimed crime novelist Don Winslow has already given a full-throated endorsement, which should mean something.

Ann Patchett’s latest novel is Tom Lake—and for fans of hers (we are many) that’s all the information we need, since she rarely revisits settings and situations but always delivers novels that remind us why we like reading about other people so much in the first place.

Just adjacent to the ongoing trend of mining classical mythology for literary fiction is the novel A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii written by bestselling authors Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, Eliza Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Vicky Alvear in a polyphonic style, capturing the confusion and tragedy of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed the city of Pompeii almost 2000 years ago.

Forged by Blood is the first in a duology by Ehigbor Okosun based on Nigerian mythology. A genocidal king seeks to wipe out the magical Oluso people, and a young woman and her mother try survive by hiding their heritage. But misplaced trust costs the mother her life, leaving the young woman to seek vengeance.

More books coming out through the first half of August

🧰 Help and How-to

E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout

Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia by Rick Steves

Abroad in Japan by Chris Broad

Spirit Talker: Indigenous Stories and Teachings from a Mikmaq Psychic Medium by Shawn Leonard

India Express: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Every Day by Rukmini Iyer

15 Minute Italian: Learn in Just 12 Weeks by DK

Just Discipleship by Michael J. Rhodes

The Evolved Nest: Nature's Way of Raising Children and Creating Connected Communities by Darcia Narvaez PhD and G. A. Bradshaw PhD


💡 Big Ideas

The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean by Susan Casey

The Visionaries: Arendt, Beauvoir, Rand, Weil, and the Power of Philosophy in Dark Times by Wolfram Eilenberger

The Injustice of Place: Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America by Kathryn J. Edin, H. Luke Shaefer, and Timothy J. Nelson

Free Them All: A Feminist Call to Abolish the Prison System by Gwenola Ricordeau

Congratulations, The Best Is Over! by R. Eric Thomas


🗣 True Stories

Paper Trails: From the Backwoods to the Front Page, a Life in Stories by Roy MacGregor

Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward after Loss and Heartache by Granger Smith

Adventures in the Radio Trade by Joe Mahoney

Sipping Dom Pérignon Through a Straw: Reimagining Success as a Disabled Achiever by Eddie Ndopu

The Many Lives of Mama Love: A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing, and Healing by Lara Love Hardin

Chasing Shadows: A true story of drugs, war and the secret world of international crime by Miles Johnson

Waiting to Be Arrested at Night by Tahir Hamut Izgil

Cave of Bones: A True Story of Discovery, Adventure, and Human Origins by Lee Berger and John Hawks

Tangled Vines: Power, Privilege, and the Murdaugh Family Murders by John Glatt

Unnatural Ability: The History of Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Thoroughbred Racing by Milton C. Toby

When Your Back's Against the Wall: Fame, Football, and Lessons Learned through a Lifetime of Adversity by Michael Oher with Don Yaeger


💘 Romance

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown

Wild Island Love by Melissa Foster

The Glass Dolphin by Jessie Newton

Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma

Kiss the Girl by Zoraida Córdova

The Boy You Always Wanted by Michelle Quach

The Art of Scandal by Regina Black

Happiness by Danielle Steel

Stay Here With Me by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Trouble with Runaway Brides by Piper Rayne

Forever Connected by Kathleen Brooks

Cruel Seduction by Katee Robert

Barret by Dale Mayer

Between Us by Mhairi McFarlane

Accidentally in Love by Danielle Jackson


🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

The Bone Hacker by Kathy Reichs

Birder, She Wrote by Donna Andrews

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister

Her Last Hour (A Rachel Gift FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 10) by Blake Pierce

Murder in Siena by T A Williams

Only the Dead Know Peace by Alberto Mansur

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell

North of Nowhere by Allison Brennan

Lion & Lamb by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski

Girl, Unknown (An Ella Dark FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 14) by Blake Pierce

Death of a Lesser God by Vaseem Khan


🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

The African Samurai by Craig Shreve

Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo

Bellies by Nicola Dinan

Those We Thought We Knew by David Joy

True True by Don P. Hooper

The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye

The Peach Seed by Anita Gail Jones

Witness by Jamel Brinkley

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Ben Kane, Eliza Knight, Sophie Perinot, and Vicky Alvear

Mrs. Porter Calling by AJ Pearce

The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter and Andrew F. Sullivan

Still Born by Guadalupe Nettel

Sun House by David James Duncan

Tomb Sweeping by Alexandra Chang

Hangman by Maya Binyam


✨ Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction

Medusa Falling by G. S. Jennsen

Demigod 12 by Gail Carriger

Dragons of Fate by Margaret Weis

Wild Spaces by S. L. Coney

Sixteen Souls by Rosie Talbot

The Hundred Loves of Juliet by Evelyn Skye

I Found Puppets Living In My Apartment Walls by Ben Farthing

Catacomb by J.F.Penn

Life-Debt by R.J. Blain

Halo: Outcasts by Troy Denning

The Salt-Black Tree by Lilith Saintcrow

The Never-Ending End of the World by Ann Christy

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus

Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon by Wole Talabi

Cyberpunk 2077: No Coincidence by Rafal Kosik

Forged by Blood by Ehigbor Okosun

The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis

Sinful Curses (The Shadow Realms, Book 8) by Brenda K. Davies

Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

Bridge by Lauren Beukes

The Gates of Time by Kyle West


🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 39 by Mizuho Kusanagi

Crossplay Love: Otaku x Punk Vol. 5 by Toru

World Trigger, Vol. 25 by Daisuke Ashihara

Lullaby of the Dawn, Volume 1 by Ichika Yuno

My Friend's Little Sister Has It In for Me! Volume 10 by mikawaghost

UNDEAD: Finding Love in the Zombie Apocalypse, Volume 1 by Fumi Tsuyuhisa

The Good Neighbors (3 book bind-up) by Holly Black

Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 26 by Tomohito Oda

My Isekai Life 08 by Shinkoshoto

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells (Light Novel) Vol. 8 by Kaoru Shinozaki

Fangirl, Vol. 3 by Rainbow Rowell

Megumi & Tsugumi, Vol. 3 (Yaoi Manga) by Mitsuru Si

Delinquent Daddy and Tender Teacher Vol. 1 by Tama Mizuki

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 17 by Rifujin na Magonote


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