Harlan Coben’s Books Recommendations for August

Bestselling author Harlan Coben has some book recommendations for the month of August. Keep reading to find out which books made his list!  

August is flying by and if you have already read your summer books, then this list is perfect for you. Coben’s recommendations should hold you over till the end of summer. You can see his recommendations below!  

Harlan Coben’s Books Recommendations in August

Books to Read This Summer

Coben’s list is going to keep you busy. His selections include some amazing novels and ones that stood out to him. Luckily for us, Coben talks about his selections.  

Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent  

“Liz Nugent’s story opens with the death of Sally’s father — and a shocking revelation about her past,” Coben says. “As Sally digs into the truth, the novel becomes surprising, moving, and shockingly original.”  

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

The novel of the summer has to be The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. If you have read any book by McBride, then you know just how talented of a writer he is. And apparently, this novel seems to continue that tradition of writing amazing novels.  

“McBride’s latest is a gorgeous, towering, life-affirming saga of a novel that defies easy description,” Coben says. “‘The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store’ starts with an old skeleton being unearthed, but this searing novel is really about communities on the margin and how they fight, live, laugh, and love. Brilliantly written.”  

Valiant Women by Lena Andrews    

“No study of World War II is complete without reading Lena Andrew’s account of the 350,000 women who served bravely in every branch of the armed forces during World Word II.”  


That concludes this list of Harlan Coben’s book recommendations for August. Which books caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!

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