The Top 10 Books That Were Released in July 2020

by Maryssa Orta

As July comes to a close, I look back at not just the books I read, but also what was released this month. There were so many amazing titles in July! It’s difficult to keep picking and choosing which were the best. However, here’s the top 10 books released in July 2020! Did you read all of them? Did you miss some? No matter! Learn about it here. Check out the scoop on the best books of July!

1. The Shadows by Alex North

The Shadows by Alex North tells the story of Paul Adam’s whose friend was murdered by another friend. Twenty-five years later things are starting to return to normal, but change when Paul has to return home, but then a copy-cat begins to strike.

2. His & Hers by Alice Feeney

This book is about divorced couple Anna and Jack. Both of them report and investigate the murder of one of Anna’s close friends. However, the characters find themselves as suspects in the case. A psychological thriller filled with twists and turns!

3. The Only Good Indians by Stephan Graham Jones

The next one on the top 10 books released in July is The Only Good Indians by Stephan Graham Jones. This book follows four American Indian friends after a disturbing event. They are being tracked by something that wants revenge. This horror is bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.

4. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

After all those horrors and thrillers take a break with One to Watch. This fun story follows Bea, a plus-sized fashion blogger. Everything in her life is perfect, but not her love-life. She gets a call from “Main Squeeze” (something similar to “The Bachelorette”) and decides to accept it. She vows to not fall in love, but it’s more complicated than she thinks.

5. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Written by the same author as Cloud Atlas, Utopia Avenue takes you back to the 60s. This book is about the “strangest British band you’ve never heard of.” It tells the journey of this band as they start small and continue to grow. Though many questions come up during the course of this story like can we change the world or does the world change us?

6. Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

This book is about Cora Sabino and aliens. She learns her family is deep into the cover-up of an extraterrestrial presence that’s been on Earth for decades. Through more digging Cora finds herself the only human vessel of communication for the alien presence. This sci-fi novel is thrilling and exciting.

7. The Safe Place by Anna Downes

The Safe Place is a great book for wrapping up the summer. It follows Emily who has just earned a job as a housekeeper in a beautiful and enchanting French estate. Even if the place is perfect Emily begins to uncover secrets about its owner. Complicated and dark secrets. A thrilling mystery!

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8. This is My America by Kim Johnson

The most recent book on this list (July 28) this book is about Tracy Beaumont. She writes letters to Innocence X every week to help her father, an innocent Black man on death row. However, time is running out. Her father only has 267 days left when her brother is also arrested for killing a white girl. Tracy begins to find out what really happened to save him. A well-written novel that will stay with you.

9. What You Wish For by Katherine Center

This book is about Samantha Casey, a school librarian, and Duncan Carter, the new school principal. Though they currently live with a set of rules and love their lives, they weren’t always that way. Samantha had loved Duncan in the past and moved away to a new school, but then he’s hired at her new school. She decides to take a chance on love again. However, not without some chaos.

10. Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The last novel on this top 10 books list for July is Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson. a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she’s hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens. 10 years later she has left everything behind and the past still haunts her. A chilling story worth a read!

Give these amazing stories on our top 10 books released in July list! There’s a book out there fro anyone from nonfiction to fun romance. Read the one’s you missed and enjoy a great story!


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