July's Most Anticipated New Releases

Posted by Cybil on July 1, 2019
This month the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Underground Railroad returns with the story of two boys who are sent to a violent reform school in 1960s Florida. An award-winning journalist explores the topic of female desire. And sci-fi author Pierce Brown is back with a new installment of his Red Rising Saga.

These are just a few of July's most anticipated new books!

Each month the Goodreads Editorial team takes a look at the books that are being published in the U.S., readers' early reviews, and how many readers are adding these books to their Want to Read shelves (which is how we measure anticipation). We use the information to curate this list of hottest new releases.

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In this follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning bestseller The Underground Railroad, two young boys endure a hellish reform school for delinquent adolescents in Jim Crow–era Florida.

Release date: July 16



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For nearly a decade, award-winning journalist Taddeo followed three American women—an Indiana homemaker, a successful entrepreneur, and a high school student—to write this deeply immersive account of the state of female desire.

Release date: July 9

Read our interview with Lisa Taddeo here.


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After their island boarding school, Raxter School for Girls, is put under quarantine, three best friends go to unbelievable lengths to uncover the truth about their confinement in this mind-bending young adult debut.

Release date: July 9



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Jules doesn't believe in ghosts. An apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, she ignores the strange stories about the building's past—until a woman disappears. She searches for clues in this thriller from the author of Final Girls.

Release date: July 2



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For a decade Darrow led a revolution against the corrupt color-coded society. Now, outlawed by the very republic he founded, he wages a rogue war on Mercury to salvage the dream of Eo in this fifth installment in the sci-fi Red Rising Saga.

Release date: July 30



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In this next installment in The Legends of the First Empire fantasy series, humanity's only hope for survival lies with a legendary witch. But after a devastating betrayal, Persephone has no choice but to place her trust in the unknown.

Release date: July 9



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The one-night stand was a mistake. Maddie and Theo both know this; after all, they're sworn enemies. They'll go back to hating each other once the wedding of their mutual friend is over in this rom-com from the author of The Wedding Date.

Release date: July 16



Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!



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message 1: by Matthew (last edited Jul 01, 2019 06:36AM) (new)

Matthew Manchester The Nickel Boys is finally out soon! I'm still wrestling with whether I'll read Dark Age. Iron Gold was trash, but the original trilogy was wonderful.

I feel the same with Age of Legend. I still have to read Age of War. Age of Swords wasn't good at all, but the first one was lovely.

Three Women looks great!


message 2: by marie (new)

marie sooooo excited for wilder girls.... that COVER (!!!!)


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I have Pre-ordered -
"The Hidden City Murders: (John Granville & Emily Turner Historical Mysteries Book 6)" by Sharon Rowse . Rel July 11/19

"Yellowhead Blues: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery" by R.E.
Donald . Rel July 21/19
This one is a bit special because it was delayed for 2 years because of the "Elephant Hill" wildfire in British Columbia in 2017!


message 4: by Claer (new)

Claer Barber Pan's Labyrinth, in hardback Pan's Labyrinth The Labyrinth of the Faun by Cornelia Funke


message 5: by Christine (new)

Christine Wilder Girls sounds tempting...


message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim an entire month of books coming and they only list seven of them?? weird...


message 7: by Heaven (new)

Heaven Y'all how do I read books❔


message 8: by Heaven (new)

Heaven Ugh this weather😡


message 9: by Anders (new)

Anders Koskinen Howling Dark by Christopher Ruocchio is top of my list


message 10: by Neide (new)

Neide Gomes Ugh, how can I possibly mantain a small tbr? Impossible.


message 11: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro Heaven wrote: "Y'all how do I read books❔"

You go to the store or library and get one, and then start reading. Goodreads is for discussing books, not for reading them online.


message 12: by C (new)

C Lock Every Door. Been looking forward to it.


message 13: by Alice (new)

Alice LeFae Riley Sager still writes books? Yikes.


message 14: by C (new)

C Alice wrote: "Riley Sager still writes books? Yikes."

Why "Yikes"?


message 15: by Glenn (new)

Glenn Painter If your Genre is Mystery/Suspense with a lot of action an honor, you will not be disappointed with Wired... an FBI story, noir readers will love it...


message 16: by Judith (new)

Judith Morag Joss - Good to Go Is she making any progress on this?


message 17: by John (new)

John Long Here's a new release that'll make you explode into a million pieces of joy!


message 18: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I'm looking forward to The Nickel Boys!


message 19: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Neide wrote: "Ugh, how can I possibly mantain a small tbr? Impossible."

I know, right? One of my biggest problems is my TBR list keeps growing and growing, and there are so many fantastic books I want to read, and not enough time!


message 20: by Lucia (new)

Lucia Jaime-Duran Three Women was offered by Book of the Month!


message 21: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Daniel Silva has a new book coming out I'm pretty excited for. It's an international based spy thriller type book.


message 22: by Linda (new)

Linda Chance Looking forward to William Ritter’s new book, Changeling!


message 23: by C (new)

C I’m enjoying Lock Every Door


message 24: by Mary (new)

Mary Neide wrote: "Ugh, how can I possibly mantain a small tbr? Impossible."

I don't even try. There are too many talented writers out there.


message 25: by Jamie-Lee (new)

Jamie-Lee Reading Whisper Network right now and it’s so good! Released July 2nd. Highly recommend!


message 26: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Great interview with Whitehead today on CBS Sunday morning about his new book! https://www.cbsnews.com/video/colson-...


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