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
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.
Ten years ago, the K-Pop sensation BTS debuted, quickly launching the South Korean boy band to international stardom. In their first official book, Myeongseok Kang interviews the seven members to describe the band’s journey with never-before-heard detail. Included with the volume is exclusive access to a treasure trove of trailers, music videos, and digital content.
Book of the Month – July 2023
Receiving my blue box from Book of the Month Club is a highlight of every month.
Here’s how it works – each month, they pick 5 books and you get to choose one book or skip until the next month. If you want to add any extra books, then you get them at a discounted price.
Each month is usually a mix of new releases and advance copies of unreleased books. If you are interested in joining, right now you can use my Book of the Month Club affiliate link to get your first book for $5!
The July Book of the Month selections are:
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Read With Jenna’s July 2023 Pick
In this epic multigenerational novel, a Vietnamese American family is left reeling when the matriarch dies. With a positive pregnancy test already throwing her carefully planned life out of balance, Ann returns home to Florida to mourn her grandmother Minh. When Minh leaves her old gothic mansion to both Ann and Ann’s mother, Huơng, the mother and daughter must face old tensions. Meanwhile, Ann discovers secrets from Minh’s youth that have impacted the family for generations.
GMA Book Club’s July 2023 Pick
When Kathleen Deane’s husband Tom announces that he’s unhappy after thirty years of marriage, Kathleen begins to wonder what makes her happy. Moving to the small eastern beach village of Whidbey, Kathleen finds herself embroiled in a battle against a hideous vacation home being built near her quaint cottage. Quickly Kathleen learns that Whidbey is not the paradise she assumed, but still might be just what she needs.
Reese’s Book Club July 2023 Pick
R. F. Kuang
Although June and Athena went to school together, Athena has found major success as an Asian-American novelist while June struggles to get a foot in the door, probably because she’s just another basic white girl. When June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she impetuously snatches up Athena’s unfinished work. Publishing it as her own, June rebrands herself as a racially ambiguous Juniper Song and becomes an instant bestseller. Yet as the truth threatens to come out, June must decide how far she is willing to go to keep her secret.
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.
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.
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.
In 1914, sisters Peggy and Maude work binding books at a university press in Oxford. While Peggy dreams of gaining a higher education, Maude seems content with the status quo. As war breaks out and refugees stream in, Peggy begins to imagine new possibilities for her life. Yet when she falls in love with a Belgian soldier, she worries that her dreams might never come true.
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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