July's Best Books of the Month
Every month, Goodreads editors comb through our data to find which of the latest new releases are resonating with readers. Then we select the fiction and nonfiction that meet the bar of 'best of the month.' For July, we're highlighting a creepy thriller, a heartfelt debut about a young woman caring for her ailing father, and a memoir that serves as a love letter to both teaching and reading.
You can read more about July's new releases, exclusive author interviews with B.A. Paris (who has the month's most-anticipated book with The Breakdown) and Michael Connelly (who is kicking off a new series with The Late Show), plus book recommendations from your favorite writers here.
Be sure to add the books that spark your interest to your Want to Read shelf.
by Riley Sager
In this thriller that reads like a scary movie, three survivors of separate mass killings—dubbed “The Final Girls” by the gore-obsessed media—find themselves in danger.
by Rachel Khong
A young sonogram technician quits her job to take care of her father who has Alzheimer’s. Sounds depressing? Well, get ready for a sparkling and heartfelt comedic debut.
The Life She Was Given
by Ellen Marie Wiseman
Set in the lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus and coming full circle in the 1950s, this novel unravels long-held family secrets (literally kept in the attic).
Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship
by Michelle Kuo
This is a memoir of a friendship between a young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta. In turn, this is also a love letter to literature.
Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
by Bruce Henderson
In 1942, the U.S. Army formed elite groups of German-born Jews to interrogate German POWs and help win WWII. This history tells the tale of these “Ritchie Boys.”
Daughter of the Burning City
by Amanda Foody
This YA fantasy takes readers to the infamous Gomorrah Festival, where all dreams and desires are catered to. There a young illusion worker finds her creations may be mortal.
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