The Best Books to Read in July 2019
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Must Read Books July 2019

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I bet you’re looking for more books to add to your summer reading list. Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place! July 2019 has no shortage of amazingly readable books being released this month.

To help make sure you stay on top of the latest, greatest must read books of the year, I’ve taken the time to make this handy list of July 2019’s most anticipated new release books. Whether you plan to spend your summer months locked in your office or lounging at the beach, this list of books is sure to offer reading material for any occasion.

Related: Best Books of 2019 (so far)

Treat yourself to a day at the beach and enjoy some of the best titles this summer has to offer. Must read book release of July 2019.

July 2019 Book Releases

THE LIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE UNIVERSE

by Kim Eisele

The Lightest Object in the Universe by Kimi Eisele

 

334 Pages | Algonquin Books | July 9, 2019

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Dystopian Fiction | Science Fiction | Metaphysical

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In this new world, Carson, on the East Coast, is desperate to find Beatrix, a woman on the West Coast who holds his heart. Working his way along a cross-country railroad line, he encounters lost souls, clever opportunists, and those who believe they’ll be saved by an evangelical preacher in the middle of the country. While Carson travels west, Beatrix and her neighbors begin to construct the kind of cooperative community that suggests the end could be, in fact, a bright beginning.

Without modern means of communication, will Beatrix and Carson find their way to each other, and what will be left of the old world if they do? Read More


GIRLS LIKE US

by Cristina Alger

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

 

288 Pages | G.P. Putnam’s Sons | July 2, 2019

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Women’s Fiction | Crime | Psychological

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FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Read More


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THE LAST BOOK PARTY

by Karen Dukess

The Last Book Party by Karen Dukess

 

256 Pages | Henry Holt and Co. | July 9, 2019

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Romance | Women’s Fiction | Literary Fiction

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In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.

Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed “Book Party”— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands Read More


Related: Best Books of 2019 (so far)

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH

by Bianca Marias

If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais

 

448 pages | G.P. Putnam’s Sons | July 16, 2019

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Historical Fiction | Africa

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In a squatter camp on the outskirts of Johannesburg, seventeen-year-old Zodwa lives in desperate poverty, under the shadowy threat of a civil war and a growing AIDS epidemic. Eight months pregnant, Zodwa carefully guards secrets that jeopardize her life.

Across the country, wealthy socialite Ruth appears to have everything her heart desires, but it’s what she can’t have that leads to her breakdown. Meanwhile, in Zaire, a disgraced former nun, Delilah, grapples with a past that refuses to stay buried. When these personal crises send both middle-aged women back to their rural hometown to heal, the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby upends everything, challenging their lifelong beliefs about race, motherhood, and the power of the past.

As the mystery surrounding the infant grows Read More


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HOW TO HACK A HEARTBREWAK

by Kristin Rockaway

How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

 

352 Pages | Graydon House | July 30, 2019

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Romance | Women’s Fiction

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Swipe right for love. Swipe left for disaster.

By day, Mel Strickland is an underemployed helpdesk tech at a startup incubator, Hatch, where she helps entitled brogrammers–“Hatchlings”–who can’t even fix their own laptops, but are apparently the next wave of startup geniuses. And by night, she goes on bad dates with misbehaving dudes she’s matched with on the ubiquitous dating app, Fluttr.

But after one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It’s called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight.

Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend Read More


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WANDERERS

by Chuck Wendig

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

 

775 Pages | Del Rey | July 2, 2019

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Fantasy | Suspense | Science Fiction

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Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead.

For as the sleepwalking phenomenon awakens terror and violence in America, the real danger may not be the epidemic but the fear of it. With society collapsing all around them—and an ultraviolent militia threatening to exterminate them—the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on Read More


THE LADY IN THE LAKE

by Laura Lippman

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

 

352 Pages | William Morrow | July 23, 2019

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Historical | Mystery | Suspense

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In 1966, Baltimore is a city of secrets that everyone seems to know—everyone, that is, except Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz. Last year, she was a happy, even pampered housewife. This year, she’s bolted from her marriage of almost twenty years, determined to make good on her youthful ambitions to live a passionate, meaningful life.

Maddie wants to matter, to leave her mark on a swiftly changing world. Drawing on her own secrets, she helps Baltimore police find a murdered girl—assistance that leads to a job at the city’s afternoon newspaper, the Star. Working at the newspaper offers Maddie the opportunity to make her name, and she has found just the story to do it: Read More


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THE NICKEL BOYS

by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

 

224 pages | Doubleday | July 16, 2019

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Literary Fiction | American | African

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As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides “physical, intellectual and moral training” so the delinquent boys in their charge can become “honorable and honest men.”
In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.” Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King’s ringing assertion “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.” His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive Read More



THE WEDDING PARTY

by Jasmine Guilory

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guilory

 

352 Pages | Berkley | July 16, 2019

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Romance | Multicultural

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Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn’t looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t Read More



NEVER HAVE I EVER

by Jocilyn Jackson

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

 

352 Pages | William Morrow | July 30, 2019

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Domestic Thriller | Mystery | Suspense

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In this game, even winning can be deadly…

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way— Read More


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MAYBE THIS TIME

by Kasie West

Maybe This Time by Kasie West

 

368 Pages | Point | July 9, 2019

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Young Adult | Contemporary Romance

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One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around Read More


Want more Amazing Book Recommendations? Check out the list of my Most Anticipated New Releases of 2019 or you can enjoy my list of the Best Books I’ve read so far this year.

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