July 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

july 2021 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read

Notable upcoming books to be published in July 2021, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books for the month:

Survive the Night
Riley Sager

What It's About: Charlie Jordan is being driven across the country by a serial killer. Maybe.

Behind the wheel is Josh Baxter, a stranger Charlie met by the college ride share board, who also has a good reason for leaving university in the middle of term. On the road they share their stories, carefully avoiding the subject dominating the news - the Campus Killer, who's tied up and stabbed three students in the span of a year, has just struck again...

Publication Date: June 29, 2021
thriller mystery mystery thriller

She Who Became the Sun
Shelley Parker-Chan

What It's About: In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…

In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass...

Publication Date: July 20, 2021
fantasy historical fiction physical tbr

The Forest of Vanishing Stars
Kristin Harmel

What It's About: The New York Times bestselling author of the The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis—until a secret from her past threatens everything.

After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies...

Publication Date: July 6, 2021
historical fiction wwii historical

The Final Girl Support Group
Grady Hendrix

What It's About: In horror movies, the final girls are the ones left standing when the credits roll. They made it through the worst night of their lives…but what happens after?

Like his bestselling novel The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Grady Hendrix’s latest is a fast-paced, frightening, and wickedly humorous thriller...

Publication Date: July 13, 2021
horror thriller dnf

Rachel Yoder

What It's About: One day, the mother was a mother but then, one night, she was quite suddenly something else...

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined - what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms...

Publication Date: July 20, 2021
horror dnf magical realism

For Your Own Good
Samantha Downing

What It's About: Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the esteemed Belmont Academy, home to the best and brightest.

He says his wife couldn't be more proud—though no one has seen her in a while.

Teddy really can’t be bothered with the death of a school parent that’s looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life...

Publication Date: July 20, 2021
mystery mystery thriller dark academia

Any Way the Wind Blows
Rainbow Rowell

What It's About: In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong.

In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward...

Publication Date: July 6, 2021
young adult lgbtq lgbt

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