New Books For July 2022 That Could Be Your Next Beach Read

Summer is the perfect time to read by the pool or on the commuter train to work. You never know what exciting thriller or sweet romance is waiting to become your new favorite book!

Don’t miss these adult and young adult releases in July 2022, and keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive.

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“The Darkening” by Sunya Mara (young adult)

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As the daughter of revolutionaries, Vesper Vale must do the unthinkable to save her father from the same curse that took her mother: infiltrating the prince’s elite guard of witch-soldiers. Armed with dangerous magic, Vesper learns there is more to the story of her mother’s death. She will either have to trust the prince or walk through the storm herself.

darkening will be released on July 5, 2022.

‘Acts of Violet’ by Margarita Montimore (Adult)

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Ten years ago, magician Violet Volk disappeared in the act. Meanwhile, her sister Sasha quietly runs their mother’s hair salon and tries to escape the long shadow cast by her sister. Podcaster Cameron Frank is a Violet enthusiast who has many questions for Sasha, and Sasha’s daughter, Quinn, is also looking for answers. Can Sasha face the uncomfortable truths about her sister?

Acts of Violet will be released on July 5, 2022.

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“What Are Souls Made Of” by Tasha Suri (young adult)

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This story of The Wuthering Heights follows Heathcliff, the son of an Indian sailor who lands on the Yorkshire moors feeling increasingly ostracized. He resides in the house of Catherine, whose father tries to transform her into a society young woman, even though she longs for something else. When Catherine’s father dies, the relationship between the two men threatens to crumble, but can they stand the test of time?

What are souls made of? will be released on July 5, 2022.

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‘Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’ by Gabrielle Zevin (Adult)

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During his freshman year at Harvard, Sam Masur spots his childhood friend Sadie Green on a crowded subway platform. The couple reunited and, even before they graduated from college, created a hit movie titled ichigo. But their genius and childhood dreams won’t protect them from the real world forever in a story that spans over 30 years of joy and heartache.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow will be released on July 5, 2022.

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“Our Wives Under the Sea” by Julia Armfield (adult)

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When marine biologist Leah’s submarine sinks to the bottom of the ocean, her wife Miri doesn’t expect her to return. After Leah resurfaces, Miri watches as she wanders absently around the house, turning on the taps and behaving oddly. Now Miri must search for answers to his wife’s research and hope they reveal what happened when Leah was submerged.

Our women under the sea will be released on July 12, 2022.

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“They’re Drowning Our Daughters” by Katrina Monroe (adult)

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Meredith Strand and her daughter return to Meredith’s childhood home of Cape Disappointment after a chaotic divorce. However, Cape Disappointment has long been said to be haunted. But when something malevolent hits Meredith’s daughter the same way it hit her, will the women of Stand avoid the lure of the ocean’s call?

They drown our daughters will be released on July 12, 2022.

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“A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy” door Jeff Bishop (young adult)

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The summer before college, Cam has only one thing in mind: to win back Allison Tandy, who dumped him the year before. When Ally is in a coma after a car accident and Cam tears his anterior cruciate ligament, he’s upset his ex won’t survive. Taking his pain medication causes his ex to hallucinate, and Cam realizes that he might end up professing his love, but not in the way he expected.

A heavy dose of Allison Tandy will be released on July 12, 2022.

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‘Wake the Bones’ by Elizabeth Kilycone (young adult)

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Laurel Ealy dropped out of college to spend the rest of her life as a taxidermist working on the family farm. Instead, a demon from her past returns to haunt her as it did her mother, leaving Laurel to unravel her mother’s complicated legacy and her magic. Not to mention that the woods around the farm have awakened, with untold horrors to follow…

Wake up the bones will be released on July 12, 2022.

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‘Circling Back to You’ by Julie Tieu (Adult)

'Coming back to you'

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Candace Lim went from data entry to sales, but her elderly, estranged father haunts her conscience. Candace’s favorite colleague, Matt Escanilla, is a high-profile broker with an unsuccessful love life whose Filipino family constantly pressures him to settle down. While on a business trip, the couple hatch a plan to have Candace pose as Matt’s girlfriend to appease his family, but just when life has settled into a new normal, new promotions threaten to tear them apart.

Turning to you will be released on July 12, 2022.

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‘Just Like Home’ by Sarah Gailey (Adult)

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When Vera Crowder’s mother calls her home, Vera can’t say no. Reluctant to return to the childhood home haunted by her father’s serial killer crimes, Vera returns anyway, only to discover a stranger in the guest house. However, when handwritten notes from his father begin to appear in the house, the artist insists that he is not the one leaving them. There are secrets in the foundations of the house, and this time Vera will uncover them all.

Like at home will be released on July 19, 2022.

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‘Doctor Moreau’s Daughter’ by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Adult)

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This story of Island of Dr. Moreau revolves around researcher Carlota Moreau, the daughter of a researcher who could be a genius – or a madman. The island she is researching on is a haven amid conflict in the Yucatan Peninsula. When Eduardo Lizalde, the charming son of Moreau’s benefactors, the Lizalde, comes to stay on the island, his presence triggers a dangerous chain reaction.

The daughter of Doctor Moreau will be released on July 19, 2022.

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‘Blackwater’ by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham (young adult)

'Black Water'

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In the spooky town of Blackwater, Maine, no one expected track star Tony Price to befriend Eli Hirsch, a quiet boy with an autoimmune disease. The pair’s unlikely friendship (and maybe a bit more) is forged in the face of werewolf curses, ghostly fishermen, and plenty of high school drama. Will their partnership survive a supernatural mystery and high school?

black water will be released on July 19, 2022.

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‘Long Story Short’ by Serena Kaylor (young adult)

'Long story short'

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Homeschooled Beatrice Quinn is a math expert, but making friends isn’t her forte. When her parents force her to attend Connecticut Shakespearean Summer Academy, she befriends a group of eclectic theater kids. However, she also made an enemy of the beautiful British son of the camp founders. Beatrice must spend the summer navigating new relationships, and more than her fair share of Shakespeare, to prove she’s ready for anything life has to offer.

Long story short will be released on July 26, 2022.

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‘Boys I Know’ by Anna Gracia (young adult)

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June Chu is a high school student trying to manage both her mother’s expectations and her senior year of high school. Instead of trying to appease her mother’s rigid standards, June focuses on sorting out her messy love life by striking up a relationship with a boy after getting out of a situation with another. When June must choose between her agenda and her mother’s, will their relationship be irreparable?

The boys I know will be released on July 26, 2022.

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‘Beasts of Ruin’ by Ayana Gray (young adult)

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In the highly anticipated sequel to beasts of prey, Koffi saved the city and the boy she loves. However, now that she is a servant of the god of death, Koffi must learn to survive by embracing her dangerous new gifts. Ekon is alive but cast out of the only life he has ever known. Koffi and Ekon must work together to come together, even if it means crossing sea, land, and the gods themselves.

beasts of ruin will be released on July 26, 2022.

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‘The Witchery’ by S. Isabelle (young adult)

'Witchcraft'

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When Logan arrives at Mesmortes Coven Academy in Haelsford, Florida, she is convinced it is secretly a Hellmouth. At the academy, she is supported by the Three Reds: Iris, Thalia and Jailah. As haunting season approaches, wolves come out of the swamp to kill, forcing humans and witches to work together to survive. But when the students start to die, the group realizes it’s up to them to save the school and themselves.

Witchcraft will be released on July 26, 2022.

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