Top 10 New Releases of July

27 Jul 2016

With so many books coming out each month, it can be hard to pick what you want to read. In an ideal world, we would spend the whole day with our nose in a book so we could finish everything on our “to-be-read” list. But for those of us who have work or school, we have to spend our limited reading time wisely. To help you pick the best new read, we did a little research and found the top 10 new releases for July!

Top 10 New Releases of July


The Angels’ Share

J.R. Ward

Release Date: July 26, 2016

File Under: Southern Family Saga

The Angels’ Share is the second installment of Ward’s Bourbon Kings series, which follows the high society Bradford family. When the patriarch of the Bradford family mysteriously dies, secrets start to surface and everyone is a suspect. The eldest son, Edward, is the prime suspect due to his rocky relationship with his father. In the midst of this tragedy and intrigue, Maxwell Bradford returns home. Will he save the family, or is he the dirtiest liar of them all?

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Jane Green

Release Date: July 19, 2016

File Under: Perfect Beach Read

A lot of wonderful women’s fiction has been released this year, such as First Comes Love and Here’s to UsFalling is a heart-warming addition to the ever-growing list! Emma Montague has grown tired of her stuffy, upper-class life, so she moves from England to New York in the hopes that she will feel more fulfilled. After trying and failing to find her place in the Big Apple, she ends up in a small waterfront town in Connecticut with no job and no plan. Just when everything starts to feel hopeless, Emma meets Dominic, a handyman who helps her use her passion to create beautiful spaces. Their growing bond helps her realize how life can change when you least expect it.

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Night and Day

Iris Johansen

Release Date: July 19, 2016

File Under: Crime Thriller with a Twist

In the newest installment of the Eve Duncan series, Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor is dealing with the consequences of protecting young Cara Delaney. Eve has travelled all around the world, and now she is the enemy’s next target. Despite Eve’s best efforts Cara is kidnapped. Time is running out, and Eve must put everything on the line to find Cara. This riveting concluding addition to Eve Duncan’s story is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!

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The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

Release Date: July 19, 2016

File Under: Political Literary Fiction

This gem of fiction, set in the heart of Washington D.C. is the perfect accompaniment to the U.S. presidential election this Fall.   Jennifer Close’s new release, The Hopefuls, provides a witty glimpse into the life of a newlywed couple as they try to navigate American politics. Beth, who followed her husband Matt to D.C., has a hard time fitting into the political world. She and her husband find respite in another political family, Ashleigh and Jimmy, who are much more open and charismatic than the other stuffy politicians they’ve met. But when competition and jealousy start to surface, Beth and Matt’s relationship is put on the line

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This Must Be the Place

Maggie O’Farrell

Release Date: July 19, 2016

File Under: Unexpected Love Story

If you loved the humor in Where’d You Go, Bernadette, then you’ll love This Must Be the Place. Daniel Sullivan is a complicated man. He’s a native New Yorker, but he moved with his wife Claudette to Ireland to seclude themselves from her former life in the spotlight. He has family from California to Brooklyn, but he’s not on good terms with any of them. David and Claudette have grown accustomed to their solitary life on the countryside, but a secret from David’s past threatens to change everything.

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The Black Widow

Daniel Silva

Release Date: July 12, 2016

File Under: Spy thriller that hits close to home

Continuing Daniel Silva’s action-packed Gabriel Allon series, The Black Widow takes the beloved protagonist across the ocean to Europe. Gabriel was about to leave his life in the field for a position as the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. Nevertheless, he goes out once more to find the man who is responsible for setting off a massive bomb in Paris. In hopes of infiltrating ISIS, Gabriel instructs a young agent to pose as a new recruit to one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations.

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The Light of Paris

Eleanor Brown

Release Date: July 12, 2016

File under: Fiction that will give you wunderlust

Following the success of Eleanor Brown’s debut novel, The Weird Sisters, comes another sensation, The Light of Paris, that will leave you yearning for the City of Light. With a controlling husband and a family that has high expectations of her, Madeleine feels trapped inside her own life. One day, she finds the diary of her beloved grandmother and discovers things she never knew about the woman she wishes she was more like. When Madeleine moves back with her mother, she starts to emulate the Parisian life of her brave grandmother. Through painting and engaging with her new friends, Madeline explores living life on her own terms.

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Break in Case of Emergency

Jessica Winter

Release Date: July 12, 2016

Fule under: The Devils Wear’s Prada. Org

Elle, Marie Claire and Cosmo are all listing Jessica Winter’s debut novel as one of their “must read” books for the summer. Jen has just taken a job at a feminist non-profit, but it doesn’t end up being all it’s cracked up to be. Even though the group wants to empower women, it’s filled with staffers who continually undermine each other in hopes of impressing their celebrity boss. The more unsatisfied Jen becomes with her job, the more she starts to compare her life to her friends’. Throughout the story, Jen tries to figure out how to navigate life, love, and friendship.

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Life Debt: Aftermath

Chuck Wendig

Release Date: July 12, 2016

File Under: Wookiee Adventures

If you can’t get enough of the Star Wars Universe, Life Debt: Aftermath will satisfy all your desires to travel to a galaxy far, far away. This is the second installment of Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars trilogy, and the story occurs between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. While the New Republic tries to rebuild peace in the galaxy, Han Solo must help Chewbacca free his people in Kashyyyk. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. Chewie ends up being captured by smugglers, and Han Solo is nowhere to be found. Norra Wexley and a crew of Imperial hunters are instructed to find them, and they discover a ruthless enemy along the way.

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Danielle Steel

Release Date: July 5, 2016

Genre: Family Saga

Danielle Steel’s new release is already a becoming a favorite of her readers. Each year, a special dinner occurs outside one of the notable landmarks in Paris. The story follows three different couples as they navigate the successes and heartbreaks of life between their yearly White Dinner. The couples all have deep bonds, but life events occur in each relationship that threaten to tear them apart. Despite everything, the White Dinner brings the friends and couples together to experience a little magic in their lives.

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Sarah Pannenberg