Must Read, Must Stream: August


Must Read

All In: An Autobiography 

by Billie Jean King, Johnette Howard, and Maryanne Vollers

If 39 Grand Slam titles weren’t enough – and winning “The Battle of the Sexes” – King still has more to accomplish.

Billy Summers

by Stephen King

Look, if hearing “Stephen King” perked up your ears, you’re probably gonna read this one. But this one’s about a hitman, which should entice the rest of you.

Her Heart for a Compass

by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

If you love the British royals, this will be a must-read. And if you like Victorian historical fiction with a rebellious heroine, this will be a winner for sure.

Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir

by Kat Chow

Chow shares how her family rarely spoke of her mother. She dives into her mother’s life and family’s history in this memoir. You may have heard her on NPR’s “Code Switch.”

Must Stream

Nine Perfect Strangers

Hulu | August 18

Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty and produced by David E. Kelly (The Undoing and Big Little Lies) this all-star cast brings to life a lot of mystery and intrigue.

Sweet Life: Los Angeles

HBO Max | August 19

Issa Rae is the force behind this reality series that follows a group of Black twenty-something friends in LA. It’s meant to be authentic and relatable.

The Chair

Netflix | August 20

Sandra Oh stars as the first woman of color to serve as the chair of a major university in this comedy. Amanda Peet, D.B. Weiss, and David Benioff serve as executive producers.

Cooking with Paris

Netflix | August 4

Netflix acknowledges that she’s not the Barefoot Contessa – and she doesn’t try to be. Still, it’ll be FUN! Take a shot every time someone utters, “That’s Hot.”

Only Murders in the Building

Hulu | August 31

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez team up to solve a mystery in their NYC apartment building. Laughs abound.

Modern Love: Season 2

Amazon Prime | August 13

This anthology series is heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heart-shaking. Guest stars this season include Kit Harington, Minnie Driver, Tobias Menzies, and more.