The best young adult books of August

A handful of the books we picked as our favorites this month, from immersive new fantasy to smart and timely coming-of-age novels.

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The best mysteries and thrillers of August

Very different cold cases, a vigilante attempt to head off heroin dealing on the reservation, and a nesting doll tale set on a Mediterranean island make for a delightfully mysterious August.

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James Patterson's 2020 summer reads

The prolific and talented author recommends a variety of genres to read this summer.

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From Goodreads: "Wandering in Strange Lands"

Author Morgan Jerkins talks about journeying across the country to retrace Black history.

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Best science fiction and fantasy of August

Ranging from a space opera with echoes of Red Rising to a postapocalyptic tale of mercenary librarians, these new sci-fi and fantasy books will keep readers glued to the page.

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Best literature and fiction of August

Here is what some of the Amazon Books editors had to say about the fantastic fictions on offer this month.

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Glennon Doyle's 2020 summer reads

The best-selling author of Untamed shares the books she's been loving this summer, and why.

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Christopher Myers: Children’s publishing and re-invention

Award-winning author, illustrator, artist and founder of Make Me a World, Christopher Myers, answers our questions on storytelling and new voices in children's literature.

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Weekend reading

From Carl Hiaasen's newest novel to the prequel to The Pillars of the Earth, these are the upcoming fall reads we're spending time with this weekend.

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Books we are talking about

This week we're talking about all kinds of books.

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Susan Mallery's 2020 summer reads

Susan Mallery, author of feel-good novels such as The Friendship List, shares four books that have kept her intrigued and entertained this summer.

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An interview with "Migrations" author Charlotte McConaghy

The author of our Spotlight Pick for August talks about her book, the research, and people who roam.

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Stephenie Meyer: “Midnight Sun,” tiny type & a YA obsession

We asked Stephenie Meyer a few questions about her long awaited novel, Midnight Sun, and revisited a Q&A from the year Twilight released.

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Upcoming book-to-film adaptations

Award-winning literary fiction, a white-knuckle thriller, and one of the most epic science fiction sagas ever. That's just a sampling of the books we're excited to see making the leap to the screen between now and Christmas.

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Lois Lowry's 2020 summer reads

Lois Lowry shares the summer reads she can't put down.

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