Ten books to read this August

Ten books to read this August

From a poetic song cycle and an intimate memoir, to a true crime thriller, Jane Ciabattari picks some reading ideas for this month.

Ten books to read this August View image of Joy Harjo, An American Sunrise: Poems (Credit: Credit: WW Norton)

Ten books to read this August View image of Edwidge Danticat, Everything Inside (Credit: Credit: Alfred A Knopf)

Ten books to read this August View image of Maggie Paxson, The Plateau (Credit: Credit: Riverhead)

Ten books to read this August View image of Sarah M Broom, The Yellow House (Credit: Credit: Grove Press)

Ten books to read this August View image of Jordi Puntí, This Is Not America (Credit: Credit: Atria)

Ten books to read this August View image of Rick Moody, The Long Accomplishment (Credit: Credit: Henry Holt)

Ten books to read this August View image of Karen Abbott, The Ghosts of Eden Park (Credit: Credit: Crown)

Ten books to read this August View image of Susan Straight, In the Country of Women (Credit: Credit: Catapult)

Ten books to read this August View image of Amy Waldman, A Door in the Earth (Credit: Credit: Little, Brown)

Ten books to read this August View image of Tope Folarin, A Particular Kind of Black Man (Credit: Credit: Simon & Schuster)