Bookish Happenings in August 2020

Here are bookish happenings for the month of August! I’ll share with you exciting bookish events such as new releases, movie releases related to books, holidays, conferences, and others. I can’t get everything, but hopefully you enjoy the information I have provided. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was expecting there to be less releases and events than usual, but this is probably the longest Bookish Happenings post yet! Enjoy!

Release dates are for the book/movie in the United States, so it may not be accurate if youโ€™re living in another country.

Links to Amazon are affiliate links, other links are just for your convenience. ๐Ÿ™‚

Movie Releases

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August 7 – The Empty Man
August 14 – The Personal History of David Copperfield
August 28 – The New Mutants

Book Releases

August 1

The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis
Trust No One by Debra Webb (Devlin and Falco #1)

August 4

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston (Once Upon a Con #3)
Cattywampus by Van Otterloo
The Comeback by Ella Berman
The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe (Eva Evergreen #1)
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir (Locked Tomb Trilogy #2)
Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
Lobizona by Romina Garber (Wolves of No World #1)
Luster by Raven Leilani
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight #5)
The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove #1)
The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter (Will Trent #10)

August 11

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner
Cry of Metal & Bone by L. Penelope (Earthsinger Chronicles #3)
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

August 18

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Own (Merciful Crow #2)
The Switch by Ben O’Leary
Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

August 25

Bright Raven Skies by Kristina Perez (The Sweet Black Waves #3)
Emerald Blaze by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #5)
The Exiles by Christina Kline
Ironspark by C.M. McGuire
Kind of a Big Deal by Shannon Hale
The Mother Code by Carole Stivers
Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
The Temptation on Ocean Drive by Jennifer Probst (The Sunshine Sisters #2)
Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown
Traitor by Amanda McCrina
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles (Kingdom of Cards #1)

August 27

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover


All month – Read a Romance Month
August 1 – Spiderman Day
August 2 – National Coloring Book Day
August 9 – Book Lover’s Day
August 15 – National Relaxation Day
August 16 – International Apostrophe Day
August 18 – Bad Poetry Day
August 18 – Percy Jackson’s Birthday
August 21 – Poetry Day
August 22 – World Folklore Day
August 30 – Frankenstein Day
August 31 – We Love Memoirs Day


Events are changing rapidly due to covid-19. So check with the event website before you make any plans!

July 29-August 2 – CoNZealand (Virtual Science Fiction WoldCon)
August 7-16 – Melbourne Writer’s Festival (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
August 8 – Frankfortcon (Frankfort, KY)
August 8-9 – Clarksville Comic and Toy Show (Clarksville, TN)
August 8-9 – Comic World Taiwan (Taipei Daan District, Taiwan)
August 9 – Fanaticcon (Ottawa, Canada)
August 14-15 – MAPLD FanFest (Virtual)
August 15-31 – Edinburgh International Book Festival (Edinburgh, UK)
August 16 – Clandestine Comics Comic Show (Lane Laurel, MD)
August 16 – Medowlark Comic Con (Medford, OR)
August 21-22 – Pikeville Comic and Toy Convention (Pikeville, KY)
August 21-23 – Coeur D’con (online)
August 21-23 – iMagicon (Minot, ND)
August 22 – Little Giant Comics “Old School” Comic Show (Concord, NH)
August 22 – Nashvillecon (Nashville, TN)
August 22 – Richmond Mini-con (Richmond, VA)
August 22-23 – Fairfax Comicon (Chantilly, VA)
August 22-23 – Greensboro Comicon (Greensboro, NC)
August 22-23 – Mid-Hudson Comic Con (Poughkeepsie, NY)
August 23 – London Comic Mart (London, UK)
August 26-30 – Beijing International Book Fair (Beijing, China)
August 29-30 – Fort Collins Comic Con (Virtual)

What are you looking forward to the most? I think I’m looking forward to the release of Midnight Sun, and for National Relaxation Day. ๐Ÿ˜€

โค Annette

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