This year, August means camping out by the air conditioner and diving into a good book. It’s too hot to go outside, so we’re traveling through the pages of these compelling new books, all of which are released this month. There’s one here for almost every taste, from glittering historical fiction to genre-bending novels to a page-turning history of a complicated Southern city. These are the books all your friends are reading this month, and you’ll want to too. Also be sure to check out our lists of this summer’s best books and highly anticipated fall releases for more great ideas to add to your to-read pile.
Late summer reading for every taste