What Will You Read for August 2023?

By Rachel Mann | June 5 2023 | NewsStaff Picks

Request eGalleys of some of our favorite August titles, and if you love the books, please consider nominating them for LibraryReads! Remember, voting for the August list ends on 7/1.

View our featured picks below, or browse extended Edelweiss collections for fiction here and nonfiction here.

The Paris Mystery
A Novel
Intrepid reporter Charlotte "Charlie" James arrives in Paris in 1938 eager to make a fresh start, but little does she know the trouble that awaits her...

The Hundred Loves of Juliet
A Novel
A woman discovers that she is part of a legendary love story that spans lives, years, and continents in this modern-day reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.

Mister Magic
A Novel
Who is Mister Magic? Former child stars reunite to uncover the tragedy that ended their show—and discover the secret of itsenigmatic host—in this “skin-crawling story of pop culture fandom and ‘90s nostalgia” (Melissa Albert, author of The HazelWoods) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hide.“It meets The Stepford Wives in this wildly compelling story that explores whether it’s possible to recapture the magic ofchildhood.”—Mallory O’Meara, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon

Vampires of El Norte
AN INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER!Vampires, vaqueros, and star-crossed lovers face off on the Texas-Mexico border in this supernatural western from the author of The Hacienda.

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
A Novel
THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKFROM ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2024NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR/FRESH AIR, WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORKER, AND TIME MAGAZINEONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2023“A murder mystery locked inside a Great American Novel . . . Charming, smart, heart-blistering, and heart-healing.” —Danez Smith, The New York Times Book Review“We all need—we all deserve—this vibrant, love-affirming novel that bounds over any difference that claims to separate us.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them

Medusa's Sisters
A vivid and moving reimagining of the myth of Medusa and the sisters who loved her.“A gorgeously crafted retelling of Greek mythology, Medusa’s Sisters is a celebration of the many faces love can wear.” —BookPage (starred review)"Perfect for fans of Circe, this is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Prepare to be enthralled!”—Stephanie Marie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author of Her Lost Words*A BookPage Best Book of 2023: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror*