New Fiction Books July 2021

We are fully into summer now. July brings sunshine, fireworks, and grilling season, but it also brings new books! Here are new fiction books in July 2021 to put on your radar.

In this list, as usual, I’m including fiction books only. Let’s dive in!

new fiction books July 2021

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New Books in July 2021

Shoulder Season by Christina Clancy

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“Shoulder Season follows Sherri from her fledgling days as a [Playboy] bunny, when she tries to reinvent herself before she even knows who she is, to the woman she becomes years later. From the Midwestern prairie to the California desert, from Wisconsin lakes to the Pacific Ocean, this is a story of what happens when small town life is sprinkled with stardust, and what we lose—and gain—when we leave home.”

Release date: July 6th, 2021

Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“A Black father. A white father. Two murdered sons. A quest for vengeance. Provocative and fast-paced, S. A. Cosby’s Razorblade Tears is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change – and maybe even redemption.”

Release date: July 6th, 2021

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“The New York Times bestselling author of the The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazis—until a secret from her past threatens everything.”

Release date: July 6th, 2021

Falling by T.J. Newman

Genre: Thriller

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While in the air, a pilot learns his family has been kidnapped. He’s given a terrible choice: crash the plane to save his family, or save the passengers and let his family die.

Release date: July 6th, 2021

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

Genre: Literary Fiction

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“A story of summer, secrets, love, and lies: in the course of a singular day on Cape Cod, one woman must make a life-changing decision that has been brewing for decades.”

Release date: July 6th, 2021

Island Queen by Vanessa Riley

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies.”

Release date: July 6th, 2021

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Genre: Horror/Thriller

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“A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.”

Release date: July 13th, 2021

How Sweet It Is by Dylan Newton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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When event planner Kate Sweet is commissioned to plan a book launch for a famous horror author, her plans go awry and she feels like she’s walked into a nightmare. But does fate have something unexpected in store for them?

Release date: July 13th, 2021

China Room by Sunjeev Sahota

Genre: Historical Fiction

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“A transfixing novel about two unforgettable characters seeking to free themselves–one from the expectations of women in early 20th century Punjab, and the other from the weight of life in the contemporary Indian diaspora.”

Release date: July 13th, 2021

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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“If you loved A Man Called Ove, then prepare to be delighted as Jamaican immigrant Hubert rediscovers the world he’d turned his back on.”

Release date: July 13th, 2021

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Genre: Horror

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“A family returns to their hometown—and to the dark past that haunts them still—in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers.”

Release date: July 20th, 2021

The Past is Red by Catherynne M. Valente

Genre: Science Fiction/Post-Apocalyptic

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“Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling and award-winning creator of Space Opera and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland returns with The Past is Red, the enchanting, dark, funny, angry story of a girl who made two terrible mistakes: she told the truth and she dared to love the world.”

Release date: July 20th, 2021

For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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“USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with her latest sneaky thriller set at a prestigious private school—complete with interfering parents, overeager students, and one teacher who just wants to teach them all a lesson.”

Release date: July 20th, 2021

Small Favors by Erin A. Craig

Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror

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“Ellerie Downing lives in the quiet town of Amity Falls in the Blackspire Mountain range. To this day, visitors are few and rare. When a supply party goes missing, some worry that the monsters that once stalked the region have returned.”

Release date: July 27th, 2021

Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron

Genre: Thriller

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“A young woman’s escalating obsession with a seemingly perfect man leads her down a dangerous path in this novel of suspense brimming with envy, desire, and deception.”

Release date: July 27th, 2021

Click here to view my full list of new fiction books in July 2021.

I hope this list of new fiction books in July 2021 has helped you narrow down which new book releases you’re most excited about this month. Stay healthy and keep on reading, friends.

If you’re looking for more awesome books to read, check out my list of some of the most anticipated fiction books coming in 2021!

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