Spot-Lit for August 2014

Here’s our fiction selector’s curated list of noteworthy August releases. Click the titles below and then the Full Display button to read summaries or reviews or to place titles on hold.

General Fiction / Literary Fiction

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

The Kills by Richard House

The Madmen of Benghazi by Gerard de Villers

First Novels / Fiction

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks

The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Crime Fiction /Suspense

A Colder War by Charles Cumming

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridasson

One Kick by Chelsea Cain

The Furies by Natalie Haynes

SF / Fantasy / Horror

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb

Trial by Fire by Charles Gannon

Lock In by John Scalzi

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit by Graham Joyce


Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight

His Every Need by Terri L. Austin

More good reading

If you’re curious about titles that will be coming out later this year, take a look through The MillionsMost Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2014. Or to see what you may have missed, revisit their preview picks for the First Half of the year. Amazon looks in the rear-view mirror in their recently posted Best of 2014 so far, where Spot-Lit followers will recognize many of our own earlier picks. And if you’re looking to discover additional new talent, check out Library Journal’s Summer Best Debuts.

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