7 Books We Can't Wait to Read in July

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Creepy murders, suspicious plane crashes, celebrity tell-alls: July’s new crop of books is oh-so beach blanket ready. 

my year of rest and relaxation ottessa moshfegh
Cover: Penguin Press; Background: Twenty20


My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

An unnamed woman decides to avoid the ills of the world (and her own life) by hibernating for a year...all inside her fancy Upper East Side apartment. A darkly funny look at extreme self-care. Buy the book

all these beautiful strangers elizabeth klehfoth
Cover: William Morrow; Background: Twenty20


All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

When a young woman at an elite boarding school is selected for an exclusive secret club, she realizes the club played a role in her mother’s disappearance years earlier...and vows to get to the bottom of it. Buy the book

the bankers wife cristina alger
Cover: G.P. Putnam's Sons; Background: Twenty20


The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

A Geneva-bound private plane drops off the radar in the Alps. Among those presumed dead is an insider at an offshore bank, whose widow is left grappling with his secrets, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. Buy the book

the lido libby page
Cover: Simon & Schuster; Background: Twenty20


The Lido by Libby Page 

When a young reporter is assigned to write about the closing of a public pool (a lido) in London, she expects it to be a local interest story. But after meeting an 86-year-old widow who’s been swimming there since just after WWII, it becomes much more. Buy the book

youre on an airplane parker posey
Cover: Blue Rider Press; Background: Twenty20


You’re on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir by Parker Posey 

Actress Posey (Dazed and ConfusedYou’ve Got Mail) opens up in her first ever memoir about her colorful Southern childhood, life on the set and the realities of fame. Buy the book

the last thing i told you emily arsenault
Cover: William Morrow; Background: Twenty20


The Last Thing I Told You by Emily Arsenault 

This creepy thriller starts with the murder of a psychologist in a quiet New England town. The most intriguing suspect? A former patient, who committed a violent act as a teenager, but has since started a new life as a nurse. Buy the book

charlotte walsh likes to win jo piazza
Cover: Simon & Schuster; Background: Twenty20


Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza 

Piazza’s (How to Be Married) latest is a timely commentary—told through the experience of a woman running for Senate—on what it’s like to be a lady in American politics today. Hint: Not easy. Buy the book

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