Unplug this August with these currently trending books. From hilarious memoirs to heart-stopping thrillers and one very hotly anticipated Harry Potter script book, look forward to titles that will keep you captivated all month long.
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO
by Amy Schumer
Comedic memoir; non-fiction
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and actress has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you laughing out loud and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.
ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN
by Wendy Walker
Thriller; Staff Pick of the Month
August’s Staff Pick of the Month begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect – until young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. In the weeks and months that follow, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. The relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town drives this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
MIND = BLOWN
by Matthew Santoro
YouTube memor; Canadian title – #ReadtheNorth
Toronto-based Matthew Santoro’s originality and humour has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew’s love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew’s unique take on this hilarious, crazy world.
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS ONE AND TWO
by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Magic & fantasy
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.
THREE SISTERS, THREE QUEENS
by Philippa Gregory
As sisters they share an everlasting bond; As queens they can break each other’s hearts. When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France. United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Through wars, death and danger, the three sisters remain eternally bound by blood.