'Vox' By Christina Dalcher & 13 Other New Fiction Books Coming Out In August 2018

It's August, and the great new fiction books are rolling in with the humidity and late-summer thunderstorms. You're going to want to take advantage of these last few weeks of summer outdoor reading by picking up some excellent new releases over the next few weeks.

More than one of these novels could be called The Handmaid's Tale of 2018. The books below tackle misogyny, abuse, and oppression through propulsive, thrilling, and unputdownable stories. These reads take on the patriarchy from a multitude of searing angles that go beyond anything you've read before. These books will put our current political moment into harsh perspective and provide even more clarity on the consequences of anti-feminist political action.

Plus, this month's best new books promise to take readers all around the world, with novels set in Korea, Zimbabwe, West Africa, Cuba, California, and more. What better way to learn about a place than through heart-wrenching, eye-opening fiction? And if you can't take a trip in the next few weeks, these books just might be the perfect, inexpensive escape.

So, kick off your shoes and finish off your summer reading with some remarkable new works of fiction. Here are the best fiction books coming out in August 2018.