Augst 2023 Most Anticipated

I seriously need authors to start writing slower or for the publishing companies to not publish a single thing for the next 796 months. My ‘to be read’ list is jam packed, and with so many books in August coming out, I am just never going to catch up. If I only get to read 10 books coming out in August, these are my top 10 picks! I’ve been lucky to read a few of these already, but if anyone knows how I can get Karin Slaughter’s newest book After That Night PLEASE let me know.

The Connelly’s of County Down – is Tracey Lange’s second release following her book We Are the Brennans. While I loved the Brennans, her sophomore release was not as gripping for me.

The Connely’s of county down review

None of This is True is Lisa Jewell’s newest release and by far my favorite from her lately.

None of this is true review

I read both The Inheritance Games and The Witches of Thistle Grove (WTG) series earlier this year and I can’t wait to continue on with the series.

Payback’s a witch WTG #1 review
From Bad to Cursed WTG #2 REview
Back in a spell WTG #3 Review

It’s Not A Cult was high on my most anticipated list and while I generally enjoyed the story, I thought it could have been better.

It’s Not a cult review

Debut Shark Heart was not something originally on my watchlist but I read it and it should 100% be on everyone’s TBR! It was unexpected and weird, but I loved it.

shark heart review

Alice Feeny, Emma Donoghue, and Claire North are all auto buy authors for me. I’m still attempting to get a copy of Learned by Heart, but I plan to read North’s and Feeny’s upcoming releases on our family beach trip. Come back soon for my reviews.

Lastly, After that Night, the latest installment in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series is my #1 most anticipated. The past few years I’ve received advanced copies of Slaughter’s books and I’m still holding out hope to get a copy of her newest release. If you haven’t read this series and love a good murder mystery/detective series, pick these up immediately. It’s one of my all-time favorites.



Amazon First REads

A few of my Most Anticipated for August are actually apart of Amazon’s First Read choices! Amazon First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new books across popular genres. If you have Amazon Prime, then you automatically get 1 free book a month, even if you are not a Kindle Unlimited member. Some month’s, you get to pick 2 picks, and July just so happened to be that month. I ended up picking There’s No Coming Back from This and The Hanging City as my July picks. Rebecca Yarros, author Fourth Wing, also has a romance as a pick this month but I’ll wait til that pops up on Kindle Unlimited to grab.


  If you keep scrolling there are so many other amazing books coming out soon. As always, I’ve provided links for each of the books below. If something catches your attention be sure to click the image for more information and the synopsis. Be sure to subscribe to get weekly updates from SPEAKING OF…, and make sure to follow us on Instagram @speakingof_books for reviews of all books I’m reading and other recommendation lists! If you’re looking for something in particular to read, feel free to comment below or DM me on Instagram @speakingof.books , and I’d be happy to help out!


For more great books coming soon & out now check out my other Most Anticipated Lists.

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