Book Releases: August 2020

The summer is halfway through, but that doesn’t mean the good times are ending! The days might be shorter and shorter now (in this hemisphere), but that only means your evenings are longer and longer, so you will have more time to read! And oh boy, is there a lot to read in August… Almost 100 books.

Like always, a rainbow emoji is there to tell you a book is ownvoices, in terms of LGBT rep. And if you need some more books, you can find all our previous releases posts here.


Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar (mlm mc) – 1
Tomboyland by Melissa Faliveno (essays) – 1
Wyldingwode by J. Tullos Henning (m/m relationship) – 1
The Immortal City by May Peterson (m/m relationship) – 3
🌈 Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen (f/f relationship, bi mc) – 3

Here is The Sweet Hand by francine j. harris (poetry) – 4
Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne (f/f relationship) – 4
🌈 I’m Not a Girl by Maddox Lyons (trans mc) – 4
A Saint From Texas by Edmund White (lesbian mc) – 4
Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud (f/f relationship) – 4

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (non-cis mc) – 4
The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis (wlw, mlm & nonbinary characters) – 4
Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral (poetry) – 4
The Secret of You and Me by Melissa Lenhardt (f/f relationship, bi mc) – 4
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (bi mc, wlw li) – 4

Lobizona by Romina Garber (side f/f relationship) – 4
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (lesbian mc) – 4
🌈 Great Demon Kings by John Giorno (memoir) – 4
🌈 Second Dad Summer by Benjamin Klas (m/m parents) – 4
Love, IRL by Tracy Goldfarb (Latino trans mc) – 4

You Will Love What You Have Killed by Lambert Kevin (gay mcs) – 4 tw rape
Lived Experience: Reflections of LGBTQ Life by Delphine Diallo (photoessay) – 4
Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens (lesbian character) – 6
Boy Queen by George Lester (gay mc) – 6
Summer by Ali Smith (bi mc) – 6

Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence (lesbian mc) – 6
All Men Want to Know by Nina Bouraoui, trans. by Aneesa Abbas Higgins (lesbian mc) – 6
A Little London Scandal by Miranda Emmerson (gay mc) – 6
Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (wlw mcs) – 6
🌈 Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green (m/m relationship) – 6

🌈 In the Absence of Men by Philippe Besson, trans. by Frank Wynne (gay mc) – 6 reprint
🌈 Grey Dawn by Nyri A. Bakkalian (f/f relationship, Japanese American trans lesbian mc) – 7
Valkyrie 106 by Arizona Tape (f/f relationship) – 10
We Go Together by Abigail de Niverville (m/f relationship, bi mc, trans li) – 10
The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (lesbian mc) – 11

Bloom Into You: Regarding Saeki Sayaka, Vol. 2 by Hitoma Iruma & Nio Nakatani (f/f relationship) – 11
little scratch by Rebecca Watson (lesbian mc) – 11
🌈 Hopes and Dreams by P.J. Trebelhorn (f/f relationship) – 11
🌈 Hopeless Romantic by Georgia Beers (f/f relationship) – 11
Blades of Bluegrass by D Jackson Leigh (f/f) – 11

Lips Are Sealed by Charlie Cochet (m/m relationship) – 11
In the Cards by Kimberley Cooper Griffin (f/f relationship) – 11
Serenity by Jesse J. Thoma (f/f relationship) – 11
Trade Secrets by Kathleen Knowles (f/f relationship) – 11
Sylver and Gold by Michelle Larkin (f/f relationship) – 11

A Love that Leads to Home by Ronica Black (f/f relationship) – 11
Guarding Hearts by Jaycie Morrison (f/f relationship) – 11
Quake City by St John Karp (f/f relationship) – 11
Moon Fever by Ileandra Young (f/f relationship) – 11
Cephalopography 2.0 by Rasiqra Revulva (poetry) – 11

Devil’s Lake by Sarah M. Sala (poetry) – 11
Thrown in the Throat by Benjamin Garcia (poetry) – 11
Foxy Lady by Cara Malone (f/f relationship) – 13
Where There’s Smoke by Angelique Rader (f/f relationship) – 15
🌈 Destiny’s Choice by Karen Frost (f/f relationship) – 15

Sweet Tea: A Play by E. Patrick Johnson (Black gay mcs) – 15
Defending Their Love by Aliana James (m/m relationship) – 15
Trade Deadline by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn (m/m relationship) – 17
Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (bi mc, lesbian mc, trans mc) – 18
Motor Crush, Vol 3 by Brenden Fletcher & Cameron Stewart (Black lesbian mc, wlw characters) – 18

Drowned Country by Emily Tesh (m/m relationship) – 18
I Love You So Much, I Hate You by yuni (f/f relationship) – 18
Following Chance by Baxter Brown (wlw mc) – 18
Summer of the Cicadas by Chelsea Catherine (wlw mc) – 18
The Vanished Queen by Lisbeth Campbell (bi mc) – 18

TIFF: A Life of Timothy Findley by Sherrill Grace (nonfiction) – 18
The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (pan mc) – 18
Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws by William N. Eskridge & Christopher R. Riano (nonfiction) – 18
Hey Jude by Star Spider (pan mc, trans li) – 18
Wrath by Hildred Billings (f/f relationship) – 19

Fidelity by Marco Missiroli, trans. by Alex Valente (bi mc) – 20
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky (lesbian mcs) – 20
Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola (bi mc) – 20
Cinders and Ashes by X. Aratare (m/m relationship) – 20
The Lighthouse by Carly Cane (f/f relationship) – 20

Hugs and Quiches by Candace Harper (f/f relationship) – 22
Out on the Ice by Kelly Farmer (f/f relationship, bi mc) – 24
Born to Be Public by Greg Mania (memoir) – 25
The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons (bi mc, lgbt side characters) – 25
Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir by Bishakh Som (trans mc) – 25

Ironspark by C. M. McGuire (lesbian mc) – 25
Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne (bi mc, f/f relationship) – 25
🌈 Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (m/m relationship) – 25
Better Than People by Roan Parrish (m/m relationship) – 25
Cherrington Academy by Rebecca J. Caffery (gay mc) – 25

🌈 Spindrift by Anna Burke (f/f relationship) – 25
Acceptable Losses by Rachel Ford (f/f relationship) – 26
The Sugared Game by K. J. Charles (m/m relationship) – 26
Everything We Never Wanted by Sienna Waters (f/f relationship) – 27
Snow White and Her Huntress by Emma Dean (f/f relationship) – 27
Best Laid Plaids by Ella Stainton (m/m relationship) – 31


What are you looking forward to the most?

11 Replies to “Book Releases: August 2020”

  1. Hi!

    I’ve only just come across your blog – I think it’s great!

    I was wondering if you had any ace/aro book recommendations? I’ve only recently discovered that I’m ace, and most likely aro as well, so I really want to find people like me in YA. I hope this isn’t too much to ask – maybe just reply with a list of recs? Thanks πŸ™‚

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