Top July 2022 Book Releases for a Great Summer

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JULY 2022 BOOK RELEASES

What new releases are coming out in 2022? Take a look at all the most anticipated July 2022 Book Releases!

This Month's Most Recommended

Starting a new month is always exciting, especially when we get to arrange our reading schedule as well!

With great upcoming books, be ready to wander from romance book releases to the next New York Times Best Selling authors to a coming of age story or a most anticipated historical fiction novel that will keep you glued to your seat.

Being quite an eclectic reader, I bet you’ll find a feel-good read on this list, and I’m so excited to spread the word about all of these new book releases.

If you’re new to Comet Readings, thanks for being here! Every month I’ll share the hottest upcoming releases to put on your radar.

I know that sometimes choosing between new releases is overwhelming. I’ve tried my best to read and include a variety of genres, famous and debut authors to make your reading experience the best and as diverse as possible.

Happy Reading!

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Best 2022 Upcoming Releases

Best July 2022 Book Releases

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The Bodyguard

by Katherine Center

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: July 19, 2022

While Hannah Brooks looks more like a kindergarten teacher than somebody who could kill you, she’s actually an Executive Protection Agent. When Jack Stapleton, a famous actor, hires Hannah to protect him from his middle-aged stalker, the two must pretend to be in a relationship in order to keep up the charade. As they spend more time together, their pretend relationship starts to feel more and more real, leading to potential heartbreak.

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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

by Silvia Moreno Garcia

Science Fiction
On Sale: July 19, 2022

A most anticipated book release from the author of Mexican Gothic. Carlota Moreau grows up on a distant and luxuriant estate. When the Lizalde family’s son, Eduardo, arrives and begins to develop feelings for Carlota, the balance of power is shifted and long-hidden secrets are revealed.

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The It Girl

by Ruth Ware

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: July 12, 2022

An atmospheric and suspenseful murder mystery from New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware. Hannah Jones befriends April Clarke-Cliveden, the It girl of their group of friends, and she quickly pulls Hannah into her orbit. Until in the second term of their studies, April is found dead. A decade later, Hannah’s world is rocked when new evidence comes to light. As she reconnects with old friends and investigates the new evidence, she realizes that everyone she thought she knew has something to hide…including a murder.

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Things We Do in the Dark

by Jennifer Hillier

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: July 19, 2022

A gripping, twisting thriller about a woman who is forced to confront her dark past when she is accused of murdering her celebrity husband. Paris Peralta has worked hard to build a new life for herself, but when she is arrested for her husband’s murder, she knows that it is only a matter of time before someone from her past recognizes her and destroys everything she has built. To prevent this, Paris must face the demons of her past head-on. 

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

 by Gabrielle Zevin

Literary Fiction
On Sale: July 5, 2022

Sam Masur and Sadie Green are two friends who come together to create video games. They find success and fame, but their relationship is put to the test by their creative ambitions and the betrayals of their hearts. This sweeping novel spans 30 years and examines the multifaceted nature of love, friendship, and creativity.

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JULY 2022 BOOKS
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Bookends

 by Zibby Owens

Memoir
On Sale: July 1, 2022

The inspiring story of how Zibby Owens found her way back to happiness after a series of difficult life events. Through reading and writing, she rediscovered her love of learning and started a successful career as a book reviewer and podcast host. Owens is candid about her struggles with motherhood, body image, and self-doubt, but ultimately, Bookends is a story of hope and resilience.

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Top Thrillers July 2022

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First Born

by Will Dean

On Sale: July 5, 2022

Molly Raven lives a quiet, structured life in London, while her identical twin sister Katie lives an outgoing and adventurous life in New York. But when Molly hears that Katie has died, she travels to New York to find out what happened and discovers that her sister was not who she thought she was.

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Reputation

 by Sarah Vaughan

On Sale: July 5, 2022

Emma Thorpe is a successful politician who has sacrificed a lot for her career. She’s faced countless insults, threats, and trolling online, all while trying to keep her personal life separate from her public one. But when a dead body is found in her home, Emma’s carefully crafted reputation is destroyed. With her family falling apart and the police investigating her, Emma must fight to clear her name and protect those she loves. But as more secrets are revealed, she realizes that the price of protecting her reputation may be too high.

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The Retreat

 by Sarah Pearse

On Sale: July 19, 2022

On an idyllic island off the English coast which is home to a luxury wellness retreat, a young woman is found dead below the yoga pavilion, Detective Elin Warner soon understands that her death was no accident. As she begins to uncover the secrets of the island and its guests, she realizes that someone is targeting the visitors of the retreat, and she must find the killer before it’s too late.

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Just Like Home

Just Like Home

 by Sarah Gailey

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: July 19, 2022

Vera returns to her childhood home after her estranged mother calls her back. However, upon returning, she finds that the house is now inhabited by a parasitic artist who is slowly stripping away Vera’s childhood memories. As Vera tries to grapple with her past, she must also uncover the secrets that still lie hidden in her family’s home.

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The Last to Vanish

 by Megan Miranda

On Sale: July 26, 2022

Journalist Landon West investigates a string of unsolved disappearances in the small resort town of Cutter’s Pass. When Landon himself goes missing, his brother Trey comes to town looking for answers. Abby Lovett, who manages the inn where Landon was staying, finds incriminating evidence that may bring them closer to the truth. But as she delves deeper into the case, she realizes how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her. 

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Top Historical Fiction July 2022

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The Italian Ballerina

by Kristy Cambron

On Sale: July 12, 2022

Based on the true story of the rescue of Jewish Italians during the Nazi occupation of Rome in World War II, this novel follows British ballerina Julia Bradbury as she becomes involved in the rescue operation and falls in love with one of the Allied medics, Captain Leo Coleman. The story also follows Leo’s grandson, Delaney Coleman, as she investigates her grandfather’s past and discovers the truth about his involvement in the rescue operation.

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Switchboard Soldiers

by Jennifer Chiaverini

On Sale: July 19, 2022

The incredible story of the women who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I and all the challenges they faced including bombs falling around them and the threat of the deadly Spanish Flu. Despite the risks, these women persevered and played an essential role in helping the Allies win the war. This novel highlights their incredible courage and sacrifice and sheds light on a little-known part of history.

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The Librarian Spy

 by Madeline Martin

On Sale: July 26, 2022

A moving tale of resistance, courage, and hope, perfect for fans of Kelly Rimmer’s The Warsaw Orphan. Inspired by the true story of America’s library spies during World War II, the novel follows two women – Ava, who is working as a spy in Lisbon, and Elaine, who is part of the Resistance in France. As the war rages on, the two women find themselves connecting through coded messages and discovering hope in the face of adversity.

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Most anticipated July 2022 New Books

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The Accident

by Daniel Hurst

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: July 3, 2022

Anni is a single mother who has lost his son Tobi killed by a drunk driver.  She takes some comfort in the fact that the driver, Carl, is sentenced to prison. However, when she starts to rebuild her life and makes a new friend, Jo, it soon becomes clear that might be keeping a secret about the accident, one that could destroy Anni’s life.

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The Edge of Summer

by Viola Shipman

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: July 12, 2022

A heartwarming novel about family, self-discovery, and the healing power of love and forgiveness. As Sutton Douglas comes to terms with her mother’s death and searches for answers to the questions about her own past that have haunted her all her life. When she impulsively decides to pack up and move to the Michigan resort town where she believes she’ll find answers, Sutton begins to uncover the secrets about her family that her mother so carefully hid.

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This Place of Wonder

by Barbara O’Neal

Women’s Fiction
On Sale: July 19, 2022

A story of loss, grief, and secrets set against the backdrop of the beautiful California coastline. After the death of famed chef Augustus Beauvais, his ex-wife Meadow and her daughter Rory, his estranged daughter Maya, and his girlfriend Norah are left to grapple with their complicated feelings. As they try to move forward, the women must rely on each other.

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The Serial Killer’s Daughter

by Alice Hunter

Mystery & Thriller
On Sale: July 21, 2022

Jenny, a vet in a small Devon village, is the daughter of a serial killer. When a woman is taken from the streets, Jenny is horrified. But she soon realizes that the crime is similar to ones her father committed. Jenny must try to stop the killer before more women are taken.

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Booked on a Feeling

by Jayci Lee

Romance
On Sale: July 26, 2022

Lizzy Chung has her life all planned out. She’s a successful lawyer on the path to becoming a partner at her firm, and she’s determined to make her parents proud. But when she has a panic attack at work, Lizzy sdescides to take some time off to recover and returns to her hometown of Weldon, California, where she spent her childhood summers with her best friend Jack Park, who has always been secretly in love with her.

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Reese's Book Club Pick July 2022

Reese’s Book Club is a book club founded by Reese Witherspoon. The club reads one book a month and then discusses it online. All the books are chosen with a wide range of readers in mind. Reese’s Book Club is a great way to get recommendations for books to read and to connect with other readers. Here you’ll find the updated list and know about my favorite picks.

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Honey & Spice

by Bolu Babalola

Romance
On Sale: July 5, 2022

Kiki Banjo is a sharp-tongued student at Whitewell University who has made it her mission to help other women avoid the mess of “situationships” and heartbreak. But when she finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the very man she warned her girlfriends about, Kiki begins to question everything she thought she knew about love. Brimming with humor and heart, Honey and Spice is a delightful debut novel that will leave you eagerly anticipating Bolu Babalola’s next book.

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Read With Jenna Book Club Pick July 2022

The Read with Jenna Book club is a great way for fans of Jenna Bush Hager to connect with each other and discuss their favorite books. It’s also a great way to discover new authors and learn more about the reading experience. If you’re looking for a way to get more out of your reading, be sure to check out the Read with Jenna Book Club. You won’t regret it!

The Measure

The Measure

by Nikki Erlick

Literary Fiction
On Sale: June 28, 2022

Eight ordinary people are faced with the same extraordinary choice. Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge? The book charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another. The Measure is a story about friendship, love, and what it means to live life to the fullest.

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Book of the Month July 2022

Book of the Month is perfect if you’re looking for a subscription that will keep you entertained and engaged. They carefully select books from well-known authors and new releases to send to their subscribers. You’re guaranteed to find a great book each month.

So if you’re looking for a great way to get new books each month, Book of the Month is a great option. Try it out today!

First Born

by Will Dean

Upgrade

by Blake Crouch

The Bodyguard

by Katherine Center

You're Invited

by Amanda Jayatissa

Tomorrow and....

by Gabrielle Zevin

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These are the best new books of July 2022. Let me know if you find something interesting or have already read and enjoyed any of these new releases.

Happy Reading!

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