Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new July 2023 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why I’ve also included some of the most popular July 2023 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the July 2023 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top July 2023 Book Releases
Everyone Here is Lying
The safe community of Stanhope is shocked when nine-year-old Avery Wooler goes missing. Hours before her disappearance, Avery’s dad unexpectedly found her home early from school and blew up at her, already angry because he just ended his longstanding affair. Now Avery’s neighbors want to spill the beans, but it seems that everyone here is lying.
Just as Sadie finds she is a finalist in an art competition, she has to undergo an unexpected brain surgery. Suddenly, Sadie finds she has face blindness, hopefully, just a temporary complication that she is determined to hide. As soon as she meets her new vet, Sadie instantly starts fantasizing about their future wedding. Yet before they can even go on a date, Sadie finds herself increasingly drawn to her annoying neighbor. As Sadie struggles to paint a portrait without being able to see faces, her personal life implodes around her, teaching her love can come from the most unexpected of places.
Katherine Center’s latest romance is predictable in that way you want romance books to be predictable. Although the storyline was a little hard to swallow and the characters were so one-dimensional that it was a bit ludicrous, the cute and quirky premise makes it a perfect read-it-and-forget-it story for when you just want a mindless love story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Colson Whitehead follows up his bestseller Harlem Shuffle with a new story continuing Ray Carney’s story into the 1970s. In a city beset by violence, Ray Carney tries to go legit, but a favor from his police contact pulls him back in. Meanwhile, Ray’s trusty friend Pepper is there to pull Ray back in as they get caught up in 70s counterculture and caught in a city under siege.
In the first book of her Flesh & False Gods series, Chloe Gong pens a new adult fantasy inspired by Antony and Cleopatra. Every year, the kingdom of Talin hosts a series of games, battles to the death where those skilled at jumping between bodies usually when. Princess Calla is determined to bring down the monarchy and winning will be the perfect chance to do so. But she finds an unlikely alliance in Anton and must decide who she is really fighting for – her lover or her kingdom.
The Most Anticipated July 2023 Book Releases
Darby, Rhea, and Mary Beth are determined to get back the parts of their lives they’ve lost to motherhood. But their plans are derailed when a strange medical condition at the Little Academy preschooler has their toddlers craving blood. When the preschool teacher is found dead, suddenly all the toddlers, and their mothers, are suspects in this thriller that explores the expectations we have for mothers.
The Sunset Crowd
In 1970s Los Angeles, three ambitious women each fight to make it to the top, willing to do whatever reinventing or duplicity it takes to earn success. Evra Scott is the fashion queen of LA by day and the gorgeous girlfriend of Kai de la Faire, Hollywood’s hottest screenwriter. Theodora Leigh won’t let sexism stop her from becoming the hottest movie producer in town. Meanwhile, photographer Bea Dupont watches it all while harboring a longtime crush on Kai.
Legendary art restorer Gabriel Allon returns in search of the world’s most valuable missing painting. With the help of a beautiful master thief, Allon hopes to track down the missing piece. However, Allon soon finds himself in a desperate race to prevent a conflict between Russia and the West.
The Block Party
At an exclusive cul-de-sac on Alton Road, someone is murdered at the annual Summer Block Party. In this explosive debut novel, nothing is as it seems for the wealthy Meadowbrook Community. A web of secrets and lies has been spun between these perfect seeming neighbors, and soon they will realize that the threat comes from their own community.
Popular July Upcoming Releases
What July 2023 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any July 2023 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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