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New Books Calendar: July 2022

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New Books Calendar July 2022

Welcome to the New Books calendar for July 2022.  Here we list new book releases scheduled to come out during the month.  This can be a great way to get an idea of what’s new and upcoming and find something good to read.  Remember that release dates sometimes change, so don’t be too disappointed if your favorite book doesn’t end up coming out this month.  Happy reading!




New Books Calendar July 5, 2022


The Burning Season by Alison Wisdom

The acclaimed author of We Can Only Save Ourselves returns with an urgent and unsettling story that journeys into the heart of religious fanaticism and cult behavior as it probes one woman’s struggle to define life on her own terms.

Swanfolk by Kristin Omarsdottir, Translated by Vala Thorodds

Like a modern Midsummer Night’s Dream, an ethereal and haunting novel about a young spy who enchanted by a species of half-swan, half-human creatures—an obsession that ultimately leads her to question her own existence—and sanity.

The Earthspinner by Anuradha Roy

From the critically acclaimed, Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter and All the Lives We Never Lived, an incisive and moving novel about the struggle for creative achievement in a world consumed by growing fanaticism and political upheaval.

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger

An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe.

Human Blues by Elisa Albert

From an author whose writing has been praised as “blistering” (The New Yorker), “virtuosic” (The Washington Post), and “brilliant” (The New York Times) comes a provocative and entertaining novel about a woman who desperately wants a child but struggles to accept the use of assisted reproductive technology—a hilarious and ferocious send-up of feminism, fame, art, commerce, and autonomy.



Our Gen by Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Residents of an active-living retirement community revert to lives of youthful indulgence, even as time-bomb secrets of their pasts tick toward explosion.

In Her Boots by KJ Dell’Antonia

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters comes a delightfully entertaining story about a ruse that goes awry and a chaotic homecoming that proves that confronting your past can sometimes set you free.

Kaleidoscope by Cecily Wong

A dazzling and heartfelt novel about two sisters caught in their parents’ ambition, the accident that brings it all crashing down, and the journey that follows.

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark

This tour-de-force novel from an award-winning author is the triumphant story of a lifelong friendship between two singular women across the arc of the 20th century.

Keya Das’s Second Act by Sopan Deb

A poignant, heartwarming, and charmingly funny debut novel about how a discovered box in the attic leads one Bengali American family down a path toward understanding the importance of family, even when splintered.

The True Love Bookshop by Annie Rains

For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, but it’s the weekly book club she hosts for the women in town that Tess enjoys the most. The gatherings have been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. Tess has tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back.



Dream On by Angie Hockman

The author of the “absolutely sparkling debut” (Entertainment Weekly) Shipped returns with a fresh romantic comedy following a law student who wakes up from a car accident with memories of a boyfriend she’s never met, only to run into him in a flower shop a year later. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Rebecca Serle.



Take No Names by Daniel Nieh

A riveting thriller about a fugitive in search of a quick payday in Mexico City who finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous international scheme. 

What Jonah Knew by Barbara Graham

A seven-year-old boy inexplicably recalls the memories of a missing 22-year-old musician in this psychological thriller about the fierce love between mothers and sons across lifetimes, a work of gripping suspense with a supernatural twist that will mesmerize fans of Chloe Benjamin and Lisa Jewell.

The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay

A cleverly voiced psychological thriller about an unforgettable—and unsettling—friendship, with blood-chilling twists, crackling wit, and a thrumming pulse in its veins—from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song.

Look Closer by David Ellis

From the bestselling and award-winning author comes a wickedly clever and fast-paced novel of greed, revenge, obsession—and quite possibly the perfect murder.

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan

The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—soon to be a Netflix series—returns with a new psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home.

First Born by Will Dean

From the acclaimed author of The Last Thing to Burn, a psychological thriller about the dark secrets that emerge when a woman’s twin sister is murdered, with his signature “intense, gripping, taut, terrifying, moving, and brilliant” (Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author) prose.

Confidence by Denise Mina

A dazzling new thriller and sequel to the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick and national bestseller Conviction, in which Anna and Fin reunite for an even bigger adventure, as they once more go on the lam to solve a murder—and make another podcast.



The Falcon’s Eyes by Francesca Stanfill

Set in France and England at the end of the twelfth century, the moving story of a spirited, questing young woman, Isabelle, who defies convention to forge a remarkable life, one profoundly influenced by the fabled queen she idolizes and comes to know—Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Miss Aldridge Regrets by Louise Hare

The glittering RMS Queen Mary.

A nightclub singer on the run.

An aristocratic family with secrets worth killing for.



Who We Were in the Dark by Jessica Taylor

For fans of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls and Genuine Fraud, this coming-of-age story with a dash of mystery/thriller asks, How do you find someone you never really knew?



Self-Portrait with Ghost by Meng Jin

From the acclaimed author of Little Gods, whose “gift merges science, politics and art: the kind of audacity our world needs now” (Gina Apostol), comes an immersive and electrifying story collection that explores self-construction, female resilience, and migrations both literal and transformative. 



The I Don’t Want to Cook Book: 100 Tasty, Healthy, Low-Prep Recipes for When You Just Don’t Want to Cook by Alyssa Brantley

Get away with the bare minimum while still getting food on the table with these 100 quick and easy recipes that require minimal prep, little-to-no planning, and zero extra trips to the grocery store.


New Books Calendar July 12, 2022


Circling Back to You by Julie Tieu

Julie Tieu, an exciting new and diverse voice in contemporary romance, returns with a hilarious and sexy new novel about colleagues who decide to take their relationship outside the office.

No Funny Business by Amanda Aksel

Two down-on-their-luck comedians embark on a road tour and find more than a few good laughs on the way.

Always Be My Duchess by Amalie Howard

Pretty Woman meets the Bridgertons in this witty, vivacious historical take on 90s romcoms.



The Edge of Summer by Viola Shipman

Reminiscent of the complex family stories by Nancy Thayer, Sunny Hostin and Mary Alice Monroe, Viola Shipman’s poignant new novel explores the relationship between a curious girl and her secretive mother, taking readers from their hardscrabble life the Ozarks to her search for answers along the sparkling shores of lake Michigan.

Groupies by Sarah Priscus

In a debut perfect for fans of Daisy Jones & The Six, Mary Jane, and The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Sarah Priscus shines a bright light on the grungy yet glittery world of 1970s rock ’n’ roll and the women—the groupies—who unapologetically love too much in a world that doesn’t love them back.

Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs

The New York Times bestselling author of The Lost and Found Bookshop returns to Perdita Street with a can’t-miss tale of friendship, hardship, redemption, and love between a San Francisco baker and a barbecue master from Texas.

A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting by Sophie Irwin

A whip-smart debut that follows the adventures of an entirely unconventional heroine who throws herself into the London Season to find a wealthy husband.  But the last thing she expects is to find love…

Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown

The New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters returns with a striking and intimate new novel about three very different women facing an impossible question: What makes a family?

Nothing But the Truth by Holly James

A feminist Liar Liar meets the romantic charm of This Time Next Year, in this page-turning debut about a woman who loses the ability to lie on her 30th birthday—and the challenges she faces as a woman in work and in love when she finally must tell nothing but the truth.



The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award, The Mermaid of Black Conch spins the enchanting tale of a cursed mythical creature and the lonely fisherman who falls in love with her. 



The Night Shift by Natalka Burian

SWEETBITTER meets THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY in this plot-driven novel about a young bartender when she’s introduced to shortcuts – a passage that bends time and space – forcing her to finally confront her family loss and trauma that’s overshadowed her life. Only by traveling into the past can Jean discover a happy future…

August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White

When an army of giant robot AIs threatens to devastate Earth, a virtuoso pianist becomes humanity’s last hope in this bold, lightning-paced, technicolor new space opera series from the author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe.



Harry Sylvester Bird by Chinelo Okparanta

From the award-winning author of Under the Udala Trees and Happiness, Like Water comes a brilliant, provocative, up-to-the-minute satirical novel about a young white man’s education and miseducation in contemporary America.

Fire Season by Leyna Krow

The propulsive story of three scheming opportunists—a banker, a conman, and a woman with an extraordinary gift—whose lives collide in the wake of a devastating fire in the American West.

Sirens & Muses by Antonia Angress

Four artists are drawn into a web of rivalry and desire at an elite art school and on the streets of New York in this magnificent debut for fans of Writers & Lovers and The Goldfinch.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Let the games begin! From the New York Times best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry—a glorious and immersive novel about two childhood friends, once estranged, who reunite as adults to create video games, finding an intimacy in digital worlds that eludes them in their real lives.



Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley

Acclaimed author of Island Queen Vanessa Riley brings readers a vivid, sweeping novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women: the first Empress of Haiti, Marie-Claire Bonheur, and Gran Toya, a West African-born warrior who helped lead the rebellion that drove out the French and freed the enslaved people of Haiti.

The Soviet Sisters by Anika Scott

From the bestselling author of The German Heiress, Anika Scott, comes a gripping new historical novel filled with secrets, lies, and betrayals, following two spy sisters in the years after WWII, perfect for fans of Kate Quinn and Pam Jenoff.



Dark Objects by Simon Toyne

Forensics expert Laughton Rees hunts an unusually clever killer who appears to be staging murder scenes just for her in this twisty new psychological thriller by the bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy.

How do you catch a killer if the victim doesn’t exist?

The Disinvited Guest by Carol Goodman

From two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author Carol Goodman comes a new mystery, about a group of friends isolated on a remote island with a history of foul play.

Out of Her Depth by Lizzy Barber

For fans of The Talented Mr. Ripley, an atmospheric summer thriller set in the sun-drenched Tuscan countryside as a college student becomes embroiled in a group of privileged and manipulative young sophisticates.

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (People) One by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

I Told You This Would Happen by Elaine Murphy

Elaine Murphy is back with a new thriller that will leave fans of Darcey Bell, B.A. Paris, and Samantha Downing utterly reeling.



A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop

Instant Karma meets I Wish You All the Best in a funny and heartfelt debut about a boy’s delirious summertime quest with his ex-girlfriend.



Crying in the Bathroom by Erika L. Sánchez

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious.

All Down Darkness Wide by Seán Hewitt

By turns devastating and soaring, an ambitious memoir debut from one of Irish literature’s rising stars, Seán Hewitt.

Why Didn’t You Tell Me? by Carmen Rita Wong

A dramatic memoir of one woman’s search for belonging after a DNA test upends her sense of identity, leading her on a quest to understand her immigrant mother’s long-held secrets.

The Crane Wife by CJ Hauser

CJ Hauser expands on her viral sensation “The Crane Wife” with seventeen further essays in this intimate, frank, and funny book about love in the twenty-first century

The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

From the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic memoir reclaiming her family’s otherworldly legacy.

Pretty Baby by Chris Belcher

A queer teen rebel escapes small-town Appalachia and becomes Los Angeles’s Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix in this searing and darkly funny memoir that upends our understanding of sexuality, class, and power.

Illegally Yours by Rafael Agustin

For fans of Fresh Off the Boat, a funny and poignant memoir about how as a teenager, TV writer Rafael Agustin (Jane the Virgin) accidentally discovered he was undocumented and how that revelation turned everything he thought he knew about himself and his family upside down.



Gods of Want by K-Ming Chang

Visceral stories that center the bodies, memories, myths, and relationships of Asian American women, from the National Book Award “5 Under 35” honoree and author of Bestiary.


New Books Calendar July 19, 2022


The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland

After a failed attempt at escape, the princess of a tiny kingdom begins to reevaluate her life.

Shmutz by Felicia Berliner

In this witty, provocative, and unputdownable debut novel a young Hasidic woman on a quest to get married fears she will never find a groom because of her secret addiction to porn.



The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

A heartwarming literary-themed novel about a woman who turns an ordinary red phone box into the littlest library in England and brings together a struggling town.

The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart

For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Kiley Reid, The Work Wife is an upmarket feminist debut set over the course of a single day, about three women connected to a billionaire film mogul—his thirty-eight-year-old personal assistant, his hostess wife, and his former business partner—whose lives collide at a Hollywood party with explosive consequences.

After the Hurricane by Leah Franqui

Reminiscent of Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt, Leah Franqui brings us an engrossing, deeply personal novel with a mystery at its heart as a daughter returns to Puerto Rico to search for her troubled father, who has gone missing after Hurricane Maria.



Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I—the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, who broke down gender barriers in the military, smashed the workplace glass ceiling, and battled a pandemic as they helped lead the Allies to victory.

Small Acts of Defiance by Michelle Wright

A stunning debut WWII novel from award-winning short story writer Michelle Wright, about the small but courageous acts a young woman performs against the growing anti-Jewish measures in Nazi-occupied Paris.

The Last Hours in Paris by Ruth Druart

From the “brilliant and bold” author of While Paris Slept comes a heartbreaking novel of love, sacrifice, identity, and the lasting consequences of WWII (Imogen Kealey, Author of Liberation).



Youngblood by Sasha Laurens

For fans of Vampire Diaries and dark academia, two queer teen bloodsuckers at an elite vampire-only boarding school must go up against all of Vampirdom when they uncover a frightening conspiracy on campus.



From the Jump by Lacie Waldon

A chronic yes-woman finally admits to what—and who—she really wants in this unforgettable and heartfelt romantic comedy, by the author of The Layover.

The Accidental Pinup by Danielle Jackson

Rival Chicago photographers are forced to collaborate on a body-positive lingerie campaign, but they might have to readjust their focus when sparks fly.

The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken

Life’s Too Short meets The Unhoneymooners in this sparkling, steamy, and swoon-worthy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, in which two sworn enemies must share house, home—and maybe their hearts—when they become co-parents after a sudden loss.



The Swell by Allie Reynolds

Point Break meets And Then There Were None in a pulse-pounding beach read that explores the dangerous ties between a group of elite surfers who are determined to find the perfect waves at any cost…even murder.

The Birdcage by Eve Chase

In the spirit of Lisa Jewell and Kate Morton, a haunting tale of the fateful summer when an unusual sisterhood is tested, and the summer fifteen years later when each sister will be called to account.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

An ordinary man undergoes a startling transformation—and fears that all of humanity may be next—in the mindblowing new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion.

Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand

From Shirley Jackson Award-winner Elizabeth Hand comes a haunting and atmospheric new mystery about a young man drawn into a Hawaiʻian island’s darkest secrets—perfect for fans of Peter Heller and The White Lotus.



The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai

A luminous meditation on sons and fathers, ghosts of war, and living history that moves between modern-day Afghanistan and the Afghan diaspora.



Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott

A captivating novel about two sisters fighting for survival in male-dominated Dark Ages Britain that weaves a thrilling spell of magic and myth—from a bestselling author and historian.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.



My Darling Lemon Thyme: Every Day by Emma Galloway

Over 100 vegetarian recipes, flavour-packed + gluten-free. 


New Books Calendar July 26, 2022


For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa

“This enemies-to-lovers romance is full of wicked banter, a delightful slow burn and a cinnamon roll hero who will melt your heart.”—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author.

Knot Again by Kwana Jackson

Sometimes fireman Lucas Strong feels like he can only find any peace and quiet at the local laundromat, where every day is rinse and repeat — until a fateful run-in with his high school crush.

Twice a Quinceañera by Yamile Saied Méndez

Instead of losing the deposit on her wedding venue, a jilted bride decides to throw herself a quinceañera (times two) for her 30th birthday in this effervescent rom-com from Yamile Saied Méndez, the acclaimed author of the Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club Pick FURIA. For fans of Never Been Kissed, 13 Going on 30, and The Wedding Singer…con azucar y amor.



Murder at the Blueberry Festival by Darci Hannah

Living in a lighthouse with her dog, Lindsey Bakewell is lulled to sleep at night by the sound of Lake Michigan’s waves—and gets up at the crack of dawn to start the day at her bakery café.  But someone in Beacon Harbor is about to rock the boat with murder…

Murder Spills the Tea by Vicki Delany

Lily Roberts pores over the clues in a piping hot new case when a confrontational celebrity chef is murdered at her Cape Cod tearoom during the filming of a popular baking show in the latest Tea by the Sea mystery from national bestselling author Vicki Delany…

Murder Through the English Post by Jessica Ellicott

When a rash of poisoned pen letters envelops their sleepy English village, Beryl and Edwina, the delightfully mismatched

Something Fishy This Way Comes by Gabby Allan

In Gabby Allan’s second Santa Catalina Island-set mystery series with a rom-com twist, boat tour guide Whitney Dagner, her chonky cat Whiskers, and Whitney’s not-so-ex police diver boyfriend must lead a dangerous investigation into years of scandal and bad blood… 

Take in the wild beauty of Santa Catalina Island with tour guide and eclectic gift shop owner Whitney Dagner. On the itinerary: dramatic Pacific coastlines, diverse marine life, and murder!

Witch and Famous by Angela M. Sanders

Set in small-town Oregon, the latest in the witty, charming Witch Way Librarian series from bestselling and acclaimed author Angela M. Sanders features a spellbinding heroine, a clever cat familiar, a glamorous movie star—and of course, murder. The perfect read for fans of Bailey Cates, Adele Abbott, Juliet Blackwell, and all mystery lovers with a taste for the witchy.

For a tiny town, picturesque Wilfred, Oregon, has everything, including an impressive library housed in a Victorian mansion, a touch of magic in new librarian and fledgling witch, Josie Way, a visiting movie star—and a curious tendency toward murder.



Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd

From New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd comes a brand new, standalone suspense about a reclusive artist who retrieves a seemingly dead woman from the Pacific Ocean…only to have her come back to life with no memory of what happened to her. With a strong female protagonist, a chilling villain, and twisty secrets that will keep you turning the pages, POINT LAST SEEN is perfect for the thriller/suspense category and for fans of Lisa Jewell, Jayne Ann Krentz and Sandra Brown.

The Other Guest by Helen Cooper

After a shocking death at a luxurious Italian resort, two very different women must question everything—and everyone—they love in order to untangle truth from lies in this twisty, captivating read.

The New Neighbor by Karen Cleveland

Secrets, jealousy, and paranoia collide when a seemingly perfect new family moves into a neighborhood with ties to Langley in this gripping thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know.

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda returns with a gripping and propulsive thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town of Cutter’s Pass—will its dark secrets finally be revealed?



The Librarian Spy by Madeline Martin

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London comes a moving new novel inspired by the true history of America’s library spies of World War Two.

The War Girls by V.S. Alexander

Based on true WWII stories of life in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Occupation and the women who served the Allies as agents and spies…

Casting light into one of the darkest periods of World War II, acclaimed author V.S. Alexander’s powerful historical novel tells of two Jewish sisters – one imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto and the other who joins the Special Operations Executive in a daring attempt to free her family from the ever-tightening Nazi stranglehold.



Some of It Was Real by Nan Fischer

A psychic on the verge of stardom who isn’t sure she believes in herself and a cynical journalist with one last chance at redemption are brought together by secrets from the past that also threaten to tear them apart.



Choices: To the Hills and Back Again by Audrina Patridge

From the star of MTV’s The Hills and The Hills: New Beginnings, a candid and insightful reflection on aughts tabloid fame, the powerlessness and loss of self in toxic situations, and the life-changing power of even our smallest choices.



Quarterlife: The Search for Self in Early Adulthood by Satya Doyle Byock

A pioneering psychotherapist tackles the overlooked stage of Quarterlife, the critical developmental years between adolescence and midlife, and provides a roadmap to navigate its struggles and find joy and understanding in adulthood.



How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo

An exploration and manifesto investigating the power of reading—and our potential to become radically better readers in the world—by an acclaimed novelist.



Old Country by Matt Query, Harrison Query

Based on the Reddit sensation, a horror thriller about a former Marine and his wife who buy a perfectly secluded ranch, only to discover it’s haunted by a malevolent spirit.

The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne

Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel in the tower, but do you know the story of the witch who put her there? Told from her own perspective, The Book of Gothel is a lush, historical retelling filled with dark magic, crumbling towers, mysterious woods, and evil princes. This is the truth they never wanted you to know, as only a witch might tell it.

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