15 Best Selling Fiction Books of August 2021

15 Best Selling Fiction Books of August 2021

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Title of the page Have you finished your list of summer books? If so, I have some more suggestions for you. Take a look at these 15 Best Selling Fiction Books of August 2021 from the NY Times Bestsellers list.

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I love to read….a lot!!! Reading to me is like exercising. I hate to miss a single day. Sitting down with a good book is such a great escape. When I am engrossed in a good book, I can shut out the rest of the world. 

If you enjoy fiction, then I have no doubt you will enjoy these best-selling books from the NY Times Bestsellers list.

15 Best Selling Fiction Books of August 2021


Billy Summers 

From the legendary storyteller, Stephen King comes an exciting new novel.

Billy Summers is a killer for hire, and he is a pro. But he has his own rules. The target must be a truly bad guy. Now Billy wants to go out. But first, he must take one last job. A decorated Iraq war vet, Billy is one of the best snipers in the world, and a master at vanishing acts. So, what could be the problem? Everything.

You won’t soon forget this story of love, luck, and the fate of this complex hero trying to redeem himself.

Billy Summers

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The Last Thing He Told Me 

From the New York Times Bestseller selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club comes a riveting mystery from author Laura Dave.

Hanna Hall thinks she’s found the love of her life. Then he disappears. But before he does, he leaves behind a very confusing note, “Protect her”. He is referring to his daughter Bailey. Together Hanna and Bailey begin their quest to find the truth and without realizing it, they also have begun building a new future for themselves.

Prepare yourself for a shocking conclusion after numerous plot twists in this fast-paced mystery.

The Last Thing He Told Me

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The Paper Palace

Another New York Times Bestseller selection of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club. Some of the reviews have described The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller as, nail-biting, page-turning, and deeply emotional.

A tragic event changed the course of Elle’s life that she dreamed of with her childhood sweetheart Jonas. They reconnect one summer night and now Elle must make a tough decision. This is a tender yet devasting story about one woman who must choose between the life she made with her husband and the love of her life.

The Paper Palace

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The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library is a Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction and A Good Morning America Book Club Pick.

The Midnight Library is filled with books about stories of another reality. One book tells the story of your current life while others about the life you may have lived had you made different choices.

What would you consider to be a truly fulfilling life? What makes your life worth living? What if you could go back and change something? What would your life be like now? These are some of the thought-provoking questions that Nora Seed must grapple with.

This book by author Matt Haig is sure to lift your spirits.

The Midnight Library

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Malibu Rising

This best selling fiction book is a must-read by Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “Daisy Jones & The Six” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”.

One night in August of 1983, talented surfer and supermodel Nina Riva holds her annual end-of-summer bash. The party spirals out of control by midnight. Before morning arrives, the loves and secrets that have shaped her family surface.

Malibu Rising is the story of an unforgettable night in the life of one family: the night when each must choose what to keep from those who made them. . . and what they will leave.

Malibu Rising

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We Were Never Here

Another Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, this psychological thriller by Andrea Bartz, the best-selling author of “The Lost Night” and “The Herd” is a must for suspense lovers. With so many twists and turns, this book needs to be on your list.

An innocent backpacking trip turns deadly when Emily and her best friend Kristen, embark on their annual reunion trip. They enjoyed each other’s company, but on the last night of their trip, something happens. Kristen says the cute backpacker she brought back to her room attacked her and that she was left with no other choice but to kill him. Even more shocking was that a similar thing happened on their trip last year when another backpacker was killed. Emily can’t believe it happened again.

Emily tries to forget about the traumatic events but when Kristen shows ups for a surprise visit, Emily has no choice but to confront their violent past. Will Emily be able to get over the secrets she shares with Kristen, or will they destroy her relationship, her freedom, even her life?

We Were Never HereGet Your Copy Here

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Best selling author V.E. Schwab takes us back in time to a story that won’t be forgotten.

Set in 1714 in France, the story depicts the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue. Desperation prompts this young woman to make a Faustian bargain for eternal life. Now she is cursed to be forgotten by everyone. Until, one day, 300 years later, she encounters a young man in a bookstore and was surprised that he remembered her name.

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The Cellist

From the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, comes an action-packed thriller featuring the legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

Sleek and sophisticated, provocative, and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today: the corrupting influence of dirty money utilized by communist Russia. It is both a hopeful novel and a stern warning about the fragility of democracy. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is considered the best suspense and international intrigue writer of his generation.

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The Vortex

The Vortex, by New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter, is the 25th book in her FBI thriller series.

CIA agent Olivia Hildebrandt is the leader of a mission in Iran to track down a betrayed undercover agent. She is nearly killed by an exploding grenade and is saved by a member of the team. But by the time Olivia was released from the hospital, the team member and the critical flash drive he was carrying were gone.

When Olivia is attacked on her first night at home, agent Savich suspects the attack was a direct result of the compromised mission and the missing team member and flash drive. What intelligence is at stake and who betrayed them remains a mystery.

Vortex : An FBI ThrillerGet Your Copy Here

Blind Tiger

The romantic tension and page-turning suspense make Blind Tiger a must-read book.

Foley, Texas 1920

When Thatcher Hutton, a war-weary soldier was making his way back to his cowboy life, he jumped off a moving freight train to avoid trouble but got more than he anticipated. On the day he arrived in Foley, Texas, a local woman went missing. Thatcher is suspected of her abduction, and worse. Between him and exoneration are a nefarious mayor, a crooked sheriff, a notorious cathouse madam, a cunning bootlegger, feuding moonshiners, and a young widow whose soft features test his will.

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Not A Happy Family

From the author of “The Couple Next Door”, and “The End of Her”, comes a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing right to the very end.

Fred and Sheila Merton are brutally murdered in their upscale Brecken Hill, NY home on Easter and their three adult children are devasted. Or are they? A happy family, they were not. The father was vindictive and the mother neglectful.

The Merton’s were very rich, and the children stand to inherit millions. Is one of the children responsible for their deaths or was it a stranger? How well do the siblings really know each other?

Not a Happy FamilyGet Your Copy Here

The President’s Daughter

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors. I find it difficult to put his books down because he gets your attention right from the start and holds you there. The President’s Daughter is no different. A nail-biter from page one.

A parent’s worst nightmare turns into a matter of national security. Written with former President Bill Clinton, the story depicts the abduction of former President Keating’s teenage daughter by a madman. Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL, embarks on a one-man mission to rescue his daughter. His strengths as a leader, a warrior, and a father are put to the test.

If you like fast-action adventures, you need to add this book to your list.

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Black Ice

Black Ice is an intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor.

Leaving his favorite Oslo cafe, Scot Harvath watched a ghost emerge from a taxi, a man he had killed years ago on the other side of the world. How is he still alive? And what is he doing in Norway?

In a race against time that will take him far beyond the Arctic Circle, Harvath is tested in ways he never imagined and pushed to a limit few people can bear. If he is successful, he will walk away with everything. On the other hand, should he fail the United States and its allies will be at the mercy of one of the world’s most dangerous actors.

Black Ice : A ThrillerGet Your Copy Here

Project Hail Mary

From Andy Weir, the bestselling author of “The Martian” comes the science-based thriller, Project Hail Mary. If you loved “The Martian”, you are assured to love this book as well.

In a last-chance space mission to save humanity and the earth itself, Ryan Grace awakens from a very long slumber to find his crewmates dead. He has no idea what his assignment is or how to complete it. He can’t even remember his own name. Will he find the answers in time?

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The Four Winds

Written by author Kristin Hannah, The Four Winds is a powerful American epic about love, heroism, and hope.

Elsa Wolcott is too old to marry, and her future looks bleak. Until she meets Rafe Martinelli, and her life takes a new direction. Faced with a tarnished reputation, there is only one thing she can do, marry a man she barely knows.

The drought of 1934 has devasted the Great Plains. And Elsa’s tenuous marriage is dying along with everything on the Martinelli farm. She desperately battles against nature and fights to keep her children alive. Does she stay and fight for the land she loves or head west in search of a better life for her family?

The Four WindsGet Your Copy Here

If you love to read as much as I do, be sure to get your hands on a few or more of these best selling fiction books.

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32 thoughts on “15 Best Selling Fiction Books of August 2021”

  1. So many amazing authors on this list. Love your short descriptions, gives just enough details to really pull me in. Looking forward to reading a few.

  2. You have so many great recommendations! I have Malibu Rising and Not A Happy Family on request from my library, and I can’t wait to read them!

  3. Really appreciate this list! I hadn’t heard about “The Midnight Library,” but the premise sounds amazing. I think of books as taking me places, but that’s very different from books actually taking me places.

      1. Oooh, I love to read and it’s surprisingly the first time I’ve heard about the book titles in this!! Thank you for sharing! These will definitely add up to my TBR list xx

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