Get Your TBR List Ready!

It’s July 2015. Get Your TBR List Ready!

I can’t believe half of the year is over. Even so, it’s a new month and with a new month brings a post I love doing, new releases! This month is special because seven of the ten are debut novels. I know we all have ridiculously long TBR lists but the purpose of this monthly post is to highlight new authors, new books and encourage readers to request books from their local bookstores and libraries.

Now, I’m going to sneak in a few more this month. There is no need to highlight these three books in length that I am ridiculously excited for because I have a feeling they will get their shelf space in spades. Books like:

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee (July 14)

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal (July 28)

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (July 28)

Here are ten to keep an eye on if looking for a new author or favorite returning author. There is something for every reader: literary, contemporary, historical, mystery, suspense, thriller, science fiction, fantasy. (Brief blurb taken from *Goodreads. Each title is linked to the full synopsis.)

new releases july 2015

Speak – Louisa Hall (July 7) 336p. “A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence—illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding.”

Bradstreet Gate – Robin Kirman (July 7) 320p. “A tour de force debut about a campus murder… A relentless, incisive, and keenly intelligent novel about promise, disappointment, and the often tenuous bonds of friendship.”

Pretty Is – Maggie Mitchell (July 7) 320p. “A fiercely imagined fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted them.”

Bull Mountain – Brian Panowich (July 7) 336p. “From a remarkable new voice in Southern fiction, a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance.”

Among The Ten Thousand Things – Julia Pierpont (July 7) 336p. “A dazzling first novel, a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable change, and a startlingly original story of love and time lost.

The Insect Farm – Stuart Prebble (July 7) 320p. “An eerie debut suspense novel that explores how little one man may know his own brother–and his own mind.”

The Way Things Were – Aatish Taseer (July 7) 576p.  “An absorbing family saga set amid the commotion of the last forty years of Indian history.”

The Small Backs of Children – Lidia Yuknavitch (July 7) 240p. “A masterful literary talent explores the treacherous, often violent borders between war and sex, love and art.”

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley (July 14) 336p. “Natasha Pulley breathes authenticity into the era of Sherlock Holmes, shines subtle light upon the prevailing views on gender and plays speculatively with time and destiny to take the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London and beyond.” Debut

The Ambassador’s Wife – Jennifer Steil (July 28) 400p. From a real-life ambassador’s wife comes a harrowing novel about the kidnapping of an American woman in the Middle East and the heartbreaking choices she and her husband each must make in the hope of being reunited.”  Debut print

*A little tip for you Goodreads newbies: If you click on the title link, you will see the “Get A Copy” section after the book details. In the middle is a drop down option with “Stores”. Here you will find all ways to enjoy your books. I get no commission for telling you this or if you click on anything. I just understand that people are reading on all sorts of devices and want to purchase books from sources other than Amazon. That drop down menu will get you to your preferred book seller. If you are a dedicated library go-er, there is also a link to WorldCat which will help you find the book at your local library. Being new releases, the library might not have the book yet, but you can always request.  🙂

What new releases are you looking forward to reading in July?

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6 thoughts on “It’s July 2015. Get Your TBR List Ready!

  1. You have some great (hopefully!) reads coming up this month, several of which are also on my “can’t wait” list, including Broadstreet Gate, Pretty Is and Bull Mountain. I’m on the edge about The Insect Farm, so can’t wait to hear what you think about that one.

  2. Speak and Among the Ten Thousand Things sound fantastic! And Go Set a Watchmen and Circling the Sun! I was really looking forward to The Small Backs of Children until someone (I think it was Jen?) wrote some pretty negative things about it.

  3. Obviously, as I’ve said a million times before, I’m super pumped for Bull Mountain – the first chapter… wowza. Speak also intrigued me, and I’m still waiting to hear if I’ll get a e-galley…. July has so much goodness, I know I’ll never be able to get to them all!

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