Every month, new books are released by publishers.
What can readers expect in August 2019? Readers can look forward to some of the most anticipated titles of the year.
Anyone who loves to read – and to listen to the best new audiobooks – will be thrilled with the list of newly released titles. Included are seasoned authors, as well as brand new ones, who have put their heart and soul into their work to create art that speaks to the masses.
Get ready to get lost in a wonderful world of fiction (and non-fiction) with this month’s latest audiobook releases!
The Best New Audiobooks of the Year: August 2019 Releases to Add to Your “Must-Read” List
Here is just the tip of the iceberg of the best new audiobooks for August 2019. It’s a great starting point for anyone who has been on the fence when it comes to reading new authors, reading books outside of their genre of choice, or investing in audiobooks.
1. Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood
Keeping Lucy has made multiple must-read book lists this year, including:
- Pop Sugar’s list of 39 Must-Read Books of 2019
- Better Homes and Gardens: 13 New Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Summer
- Good Housekeeping’s 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019.
The story, which is based on real events, takes place in 1969 in a small town in Massachusetts. Ginny’s daughter, Lucy, was born with Down Syndrome and is sent away to a school for the “feeble-minded.”
Ginny’s family, including her husband, is convinced that sending Lucy away is all for the best. The family wants to completely forget about Lucy, grieving for her as if she were dead, and moving on with their life.
Unfortunately, the school where Lucy is sent is exposed by the media as a squalid facility filled with abused and neglected children.
When Ginny learns about this, she sets out to save her daughter, which results in Ginny becoming a fugitive and fighting her family and the authorities to not only protect her little girl but to exercise her right to keep her daughter.
Keeping Lucy is a fast-paced story that will capture readers’ hearts as they discover just how far a mother’s love will take her.
2. A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny
For readers who love a mystery, A Better Man is a must-read.
Inspector Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec returns to work as head of the homicide department. Spring storms have caused flooding, and the waters are rising dangerously when Gamache is approached by a distraught father whose daughter has gone missing.
Chaos ensues, and questions abound as Gamache tries to follow leads to find the girl. Eventually, a body is found. Is it that of the missing girl? Will he be able to solve the case before the flooding stops his investigation, or will the murderer go free?
A Better Man effectively draws readers in because they sympathize with Inspector Gamache. He’s not just a detective on a mission – he’s a father with a daughter of his own. The question of “how would I feel if…” keeps running through his mind and propels him forward as he risks dangerous conditions to find the missing girl.
3. All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Now, more than ever before, women’s sexual and reproductive rights are at the forefront of people’s minds. It’s a topic that has inspired protests, as well as debates amongst politicians and the general public.
In light of the times, author Moïra Fowley-Doyle of the acclaimed The Accident Season, wrote this novel – one of the best new audiobooks, which has been described as a love letter to women.
The story is about a woman named Deena, whose older sister, Mandy has gone missing. Everyone believes Mandy is dead, having possibly committed suicide. However, Deena refuses to believe her sister and goes on a journey to find her.
She’s spurred on by letters that start arriving, supposedly from Mandy. The letters explain that their devastating family history isn’t the result of bad decisions, or even of bad luck, but rather, a curse. The curse has been passed on to each woman in their family throughout the generations.
Mandy explains that she’s gone to find out the cause of the curse before her sister experiences the detrimental effects of it. Deena doesn’t even know if her sister is still alive or if the story of the curse is even real, but she’s determined to find out.
The mysterious journey of these two sisters will keep readers on the edge of their seat, while the bonds of sisterly love will warm their hearts.
4. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton
Looking for a humorous book about the apocalypse? That’s exactly what readers will get when they read Hollow Kingdom.
The story is comical yet enchanting, with whimsical characters charged with saving the day, like main character S.T., a domesticated crow.
S.T. has been domesticated by his owner, Big Jim, and he enjoys hanging out with Big Jim, watching TV, and eating Cheetos®.
One day, Big Jim loses one of his eyes, and nothing S.T. tries to remedy the situation seems to work. To find a solution, S.T. ventures away from home, out into the wild. His journey puts him into contact with various wildlife characters who inform him that dangerous predators are roaming the land.
Though S.T. has a cowardly streak, he may be humanity’s only hope against extinction. Armed with what he’s learned of the world from all of the TV shows he’s watched, S.T.’s big heart moves him to take action and prove to be the hero humans so desperately need.
Open Yourself up to New Experiences by Checking out the Latest Audiobooks
Reading opens people up to new thoughts and experiences. Reading a book by an author of a different race, religion, or ethnicity provides insight into another person’s life. Readers get the chance to see life from another person’s perspective.
Why is this beneficial? For one thing, it can make readers more sympathetic to the life experience of others. For another thing, it makes life so much more interesting.
Reading the same type of books by the same authors can get boring fast. Shake things up a bit by checking out some of the best new audiobooks. Doing so will provide a broader scope with which to experience life and make the reading/listening experience even more enjoyable.
Are you ready to expand your horizons? Check out our best sellers list to discover new authors that are taking the publishing world by storm.