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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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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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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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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Amazon's best books of August

This year has been a disappointment in many ways, but not where great reads are concerned. Once again we felt compelled to extend our typical list of top ten favorites to twelve, and we're delighted to share them with you.

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David Nicholls doesn’t believe in “the one who got away”

The author of Sweet Sorrow and One Day answers our questions about Shakespeare, his past as an actor, and the power of nostalgia.

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Don't judge a book by its title

Don't let a weird title turn you off from a great read.

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The 2020 Booker longlist is here

One of the most prestigious literary awards has announced the contenders.

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Hot? These novels will cool you off

From the Alaskan frontier to the Russian steppe, these novels bring the snow, cold, and chill.

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From Goodreads: “Mexican Gothic” takes readers into danger

Author Silvia Moreno-Garcia talks about her new gothic thriller, eugenics, perceptions of Mexico, and how horror deserves more respect.

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Favorite first lines from 2020 fall novels

These are some of the first lines that stopped us in our tracks and made us sit down and read.

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Best literature and fiction of July

Need a great summer read? There are a bevy of fantastic fictions on offer this month. 

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Best literature and fiction of 2020 so far

Need a great summer read? Look no further than this list of our favorite fiction, published between January and June.

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Kevin Kwan's 2020 summer reads

Kevin Kwan’s summer reading recommendations center on “fascinating lives and worlds.” A Bellini and a cool shady spot are optional extras.

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