9 Books To Read In July 2018

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July is here and so are new books!

9 Must-Read Books This July

Not sure how that happened so quickly but July is here. Whether you're celebrating the 4th on the beach or vacationing somewhere exotic, you'll need some new stories to keep you entertained. While I can't promise these seven novels will keep you relaxed this summer, they will keep you satisfied.

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1. My Beautiful Despair: The Philosophy of Kim Kierkegaardashian (July 31st)

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What happens when Kim Kardashian and philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard morph into one entity? Well, hilarity. From the prolific mind that brought the world @KimKierkegaard comes a collection of illustrations and quotes that brings philosophical insight into your home.

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2. Still Water (July 3rd)

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How do you find the truth in a town full of secrets? Author, Amy Stuart creates a psychological thriller that'll keep you nervous this July. When a mother and son go missing, Clare O'Dey must track them down in the stormy town of High River. You won't know who to believe in this titillating charade.

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3. Summer Wives (July 10th)

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The Summer Wives has gotten major praise this summer, and for good reason. Your next beach read is made up of love, class, power, and heartbreak. Set against the New England coast, follow the upper class through their lives filled with money, lies, and secrets. And you thought your life was dramatic.

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4. What We Were Promised (July 10th)

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When the Zhen family returns to China, they are reintroduced to a newly changed city. Now, the Western-educated professionals but settled in to their old home, one that doesn't look the same. Status, family dynamic, and gender roles plague the characters and they must ponder, what "they owe to themselves, each other, and their country".

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5. 30 Before 30 (July 31st)

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With self-deprecation that mirrors other great female essays, Marina Shifrin compiles a list of things she must accomplish before turning 30. The first thing she crossed off? Quitting her "shitty" job—an item most 20-somethings are desperately trying to cross off their own to-do list. With so many motivational books telling you what to do at a certain age, 30 Before 30 is a refreshing take on accomplishing things you might be too scared to follow through with.

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6. What To Read and Why (July 3rd)

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New York Times best selling author, Francine Prose returns with an homage to literature, and the writers that inspire her and her writing. She'll inspire you to appreciate the written word, and give thanks to those who paved the way.

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7. An Ocean of Minutes (July 10th)

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Described as The Time Traveler's Wife meets Station Eleven An Ocean of Minutes is a love story that transcends time. When a flu pandemic plagues Frank, girlfriend, Polly turns to time travel to save him. But when she's sent too far into the future, Polly must figure out a new life while searching for Frank.

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8. The Wrong Heaven (July 17th)

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Readers will be utterly dazzled by the collection of essays author, Amy Bonnaffons displays in The Wrong Heaven. Unique, puzzling, and whip-smart, you will have Bonnaffons to blame when you wake up with bags under your eyes.

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9. Ghosted (July 24th)

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The title might hit close to home for those knee deep in the modern dating world but Ghosted will leave you captivated. When Sarah's boyfriend, Eddie, doesn't call her back, her friends chalk it up to "boys being boys" but Sarah won't accept such an answer. There's a reason Eddie's gone missing and Sarah is out for the truth.