Hi, your summer reading list is here with the best new books out in July (2024)

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It's officially summer, and for us that means long afternoons spent in the sun pouring over the latest new read, do not disturb firmly on. And this July there's plenty of new reads to keep us heavily occupied and entertained. From empowering historical retellings, to a cookbook perfect for solo summer dinners, to a page turning thriller set in a luxury Maldives resort, this summer is going to be spent with our sunburnt noses in a book. Ready for some reading inspo? These are the best books coming out this July.

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Bad Tourists by Caro Carver

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In need of a thrilling page turner? Then don't get on a plane this summer without Bad Tourists. The story takes place in a luxury Maldives resort and sees three friends head there for 10 days of relaxation and a chance to put their trauma behind them. But what they don't know is a secret murder plot lies in wait for them on this idyllic paradise, and a twist you won't see coming.

Published on 4th July

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Babylonia by Costanza Casati

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We love a historical retelling, and from the author of Clytemnestra comes Babylonia which is set in 9th Century BC, and tells the gripping story of the only female ruler of the Assyrian Empire, Semiramis. Once an orphan on the edge of the empire, Semiramis is heir to a tragic prophecy and she now dreams of escaping her destiny and reclaiming her power.

Published on 4th July

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Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi

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Akwaeke Emezi is back with the highly anticipated new novel Little Rot. Set in Lagos, the novel follows five people over the course of a weekend that will upend all of their lives. There's Kalu and Aima who have just broken up after four years together, but both find themselves experiencing nights of decadence. And Ola and Souraya, are fresh off the plane, with little awareness of the way their night is about to go down, as the novel takes readers on a journey through the city's underworld.

Published on 4th July

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Test Kitchen by Neil D. A. Stewart

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Set in a high-end London restaurant one Tuesday night, Test Kitchen follows the lives and secrets of the staff and guests at Midgard. Among them there's the patisserie chef who is being stalked by her ex-lover, a lone diner with a terrible wound on his face, and the son of a dangerous family lurking in the restaurant. Watching from the sidelines is new waitress Marley, who knows just how badly things are about to go that night, but she can't do anything to stop it. Is it too late to change how the story ends?

Published on 4th July

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The God of the Woods by Liz Moore

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15 years ago the Van Laars' son went missing, the family never thanked the searchers for looking for their boy, and they took an awfully long time to call for help. Now, their daughter has gone missing in the same woods her brother did. There's no chance their disappearances could be linked, right?

Published on 4th July

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If I Were You by Cesca Major

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Amy and Flynn are in love, but they can't read each other's minds and as they head to Amy's sister's wedding for the weekend, it feels like it's make or break for their relationship. Then when a bolt of lightning gives them a true perspective shift and they're able to really walk in each other's shoes, will they be able to fall in love all over again, or split for good?

Published on 4th July

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Pity Party by Daisy Buchanan

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Katherine is what you would call extremely organised, and is always planning one step ahead, but when she finds herself as young widow, she soon find she wasn't quite as prepared as she thought. On the advice of everyone around she heads to a retreat, expect its less massages and green juices, and more screaming therapy and erotic meditation. What will happen when Katherine finally learns to let go?

Published on 11th July

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One Pot, One Portion: Simple, Speedy Recipes Just For You by Eleanor Wilkinson

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If you live by yourself or cook just for yourself, then this recipe book is for you. Eleanor Wilkinson is giving us what we've needed for years, a book dedicated to the joys of cooking for one, with no batch cooking involved or attempting to divide a recipe in half to get the right measurements. Instead her recipes are hassle free, delicious and perfectly made for one. We're already eyeing up the ginger chicken rice bowl and apple crumble for one. Our dinner times are about to be transformed.

Published on 11th July

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This Motherless Land by Nikki May

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This Motherless Land is a de-colonial retelling of Austen's Mansfield Park, and sees main character Funke move to live with her maternal family in England after her mother dies in an accident in Lagos. But Funke finds it hard to fit in with her family, until she builds a connection with her cousin Liv, who wants to break free from her family. At last in finding allies within each other, can the two women escape their legacy and the choices made by their mothers before them?

Published on 18th July

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Genius Gut by Dr Emily Lemming

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Right now it feels like everyone is talking about the gut, but what do you actually need to know? Dr Leeming's book cuts through all the noise and explains everything about your gut in easily digestible (sorry had to do it) sections, from explaining what your gut actually is, what it needs to thrive and 10 easy to follow life hacks to give the best to your gut.

Published on 25th July

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