8 Best New Books You Need to Read This July Are Here

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8 New July Books You'll Want to Read at the Beach and Everywhere Else

This year is flying by.

I don't know what it is but I feel like I was just making unrealistic New Year's resolutions for myself a mere moment ago. Now, we're in the middle of June. Summer has said hello and is quickly making herself at home. One of my favorite times of year to read is of course during this season. The days are longer, television seems to distract me less, and my time is spent outdoors sitting under the sun with a good book. There are so many new books this July that it's almost impossible to put such an article together.

But I did it. I persevered through. Through my obsession with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, through more new romance releases than my eyes could handle, I managed to read and review some of the best new books that July has to offer.

Here we go...

1. Tell Me Who You Were

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Tell Me Who We Were feels like it was locked away, waiting to be released when the timing was right. The collection by Kate McQuade weaves together the lives of five students—Lilith, Romy, Evie, Claire, Nellie, and Grace from adolescents into adulthood. By doing so, the characters' lives represent the multi-dimensional worlds of girls and women in this remarkable July release.

2. Leave No Trace

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Riddled with complex characters and life-altering secrets, Leave No Trace is your perfect travel buddy this July. Maya has her most critical patient yet. Ten years ago, a father and son were never to be seen again after their camping trip, but the son is found alive. Maya's abandonment issues and secrets of her own complicate her career and ultimately, life.

3. Breathe In, Cash Out

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The millennial The Devil Wears Prada is here and it's decked out in pink. Allegra Cobb is that student that always raised her hand with the correct answer in class, got into Princeton without batting an eyelash, and now, is a second-year analyst at a top-tier bank in New York City. She waits eagerly for her year-end bonus, as that holds the year to her ultimate side hustle: a career in yoga. But life isn't all down-dogs and Allegra's career and love life isn't as namaste as she'd like it to be. Breathe In, Cash Out is a good time and a reason to get lost in a book this summer.

4. The Possession

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Nolan Moore is still grappling with what he discovered in the Grand Canyon. As a legend investigator, Nolan's seen it all, but he might not be ready for his latest assignment. Nolan and his team prepare for their new case surrounding witchcraft and a dangerous possession. When they venture to a quaint town in the middle of the woods, Nolan might've underestimated this town, its people, and whatever strange phenomenon awaits.

5. The Golden Hour

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Fans of Beatriz Williams rejoice! The author of The Summer Wives has a new book waiting for you. Lulu Randolph is sent to the Bahamas to interview a wealthy couple (the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, no less) for a New York Society magazine. Newly-widowed, the trip could unravel Lulu in her fragile state. But the social circle is a who's who of 1941 society and Lulu uncovers much more than meets the eye. If you can't travel this summer, pick up The Golden Hour, as it will transport you in time and all over the world.

6. The Helpline

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Oh, you're going to enjoy The Helpline. Germaine Johnson loves a Sudoku puzzle. And that's a good thing, as she isn't the most social being around. When she loses her job, she realizes her mathematical skills will get her nowhere if she doesn't work on more important ones, say... with people. But when she lands a position at City Hall, answering calls for the Senior Citizens Helpline, Germaine realizes she has more empathy and love for those who need it most and is willing to recalculate her purpose in order to do the right thing.

7. The Flight Girls

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The Flight Girls is a stunning piece of history that shines light on female heroes when they set out to serve their country and help others without much recognition or praise. Audrey Coltrane has loved flying ever since she was a little girl. Now, in 1941, she join's the Women Air Force Service Pilots program and with other women, will help fight on the front lines.

8. Smokescreen

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Hopefully your summer won't be as dangerous as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's. When journalist Jill Cassidy tracks Eve down, she's asking for help. A small African village has been devastated by guerrilla soldiers. Many villagers were burned beyond recognition and they need Eve's help to begin the grieving process. But Jill might've had ulterior motives and now Eve doesn't know who to trust deep in the jungle.

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