Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | July 2020

16 Jul 2020

Must-Read Literary Fiction Novels | July 2020

Does your literary fiction reading list need something new and exciting? You’re in luck because we’ve made a list of some of our picks for the must-read literary fiction novels of July! Don’t miss new books from Dominic Jennings, Lynn Stegar Strong, David Mitchell, Hazel Prior, Charlie Kaufman, and Amanda Prowse. Enjoy!


Oliver Winthorpe & The Race to Paris

by Dominic Jennings

Release Date: June 8, 2020

London, 1901. The city is preparing for a race like no other. Soon, Hyde Park will be filled with flying machines of all shapes and sizes, and Oliver Withorpe is desperate to join them. Fourteen-year-old Oliver is a budding engineer who longs to invent. But his dentist father won’t let him. Unbeknownst to Oliver, a secret from his family’s past explains his inquisitive nature and thirst for invention. When he breaks into a private section of his beloved library one night, he will start a journey that will change his life and generations to come.

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by Lynn Steger Strong

Release Date: July 7, 2020

Years after coming to New York in hopes of building a new life, Elizabeth finds herself with two kids, a husband, two jobs, a PhD… and is now filing for bankruptcy. She desperately tries to balance her dream and the impossibility of striving toward it while her work and home life feel poised to fall apart. When she reaches out to her long-lost childhood friend, Sasha, it seemed harmless. But she too is facing a crisis and their shared moments of crux may just bring them back into each other’s lives.

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Utopia Avenue

by David Mitchell

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The new novel from the bestselling, prize-winning author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas… Utopia Avenue is the strangest British Band you’ve never heard of. They emerged in 1967 during London’s psychedelic scene in 1967. They embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs in Soho, a TV debut on Top of the Pops, were on the cusp on chart success, and so much more. David Mitchell’s novel tells their story.

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How the Penguins Saved Veronica

by Hazel Prior

Release Date: June 16, 2020

The new book from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker… Eight-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and needs a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. After watching a documentary on penguins in Antarctica, she quickly decides that she will go and visit the scientists and won’t take no for an answer. Shortly after she arrives, she manages to convince the team to rescue and orphaned baby penguin and quickly Veronica’s closed heart starts to open.

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Antkind

by Charlie Kaufman

Release Date: July 7, 2020

Antkind is the new novel from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche, New York… B. Rosenberger Rosenberg is a neurotic and underappreciated film critic. When he stumbles upon a hitherto unseen film by an enigmatic outsider, he is convinced it will change his career trajectory and rock the world on cinema to its core.

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The Day She Came Back

by Amanda Prowse

Release Date: July 7, 2020

The latest release from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner… When her grandmother passes away, Victoria is bereft but resilient. She has survived tragedy before but her strength is truly tested when a mysterious woman attends Prim’s funeral. She claims to be the mother Victoria thought was dead.

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