32 Most Anticipated New July 2022 Book Releases

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There are so many great July 2022 book releases that we had trouble picking our favorites for this list. There are so many fantastic thrillers and romances coming this summer.

But, even if those genres are not your thing, don’t worry. We found some fantastic books from every genre that we cannot wait to get our hands-on. Which book from these July 2022 book releases are you most looking forward to reading?

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July 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases

The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron

The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This World War II novel based on real event is about a ballerina, two American medics and a young Jewish Girl. This is based on the invented Syndrome K sickness and is told in the present as well as Rome 1943.

Switchboard Soldier and more July 2022 book releases

Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I—the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, who broke down gender barriers in the military, smashed the workplace glass ceiling, and battled a pandemic as they helped lead the Allies to victory. 

The Librarian Spy

The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: In World War II, two women find themselves connecting though coded messages between the Library of congress to occupied France with the hope of helping to end the Great War.

Romance Book Releases for July 2022

Dream on by Angie Hockman and more July 2022 book releases

Dream on by Angie Hockman

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Plot: When Cassie wakes up from a car accident she has memories of a boyfriend who never existed. A year later, she meets the real Devin in a flower shop and they begin a real-life relationship. D

The Summer of Christmas and more July 2022 book releases

The Summer of Christmas by Juliet Giglio and Keith Goglio

Genre: Romance

Plot: Ivy Green is back in her hometown, in the summer, filming a Christmas movie based on her high school sweet heart. Nick is not thrilled to see his ex but, with movie stars in town and the magic of Christmas, will these two rekindle their relationship or have they both moved on?

Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood and more July 2022 book releases

Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood

Genre: Romance

Plot: From the best-selling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a steamy novella that will take two scientist to the arctic. Things may be a little hotter than they thought.

NOthing. but the Truth

Nothing But the Truth by Holly James

Genre: Romance

Plot: This is a debut romance. Lucy green makes a wish on her thirtieth birthday. She learns that you may not get what you want but sometimes you get what you need.

Always be my duchess by Amalie Howard and more July 2022 book releases

Always Be My Duchess by Amalie Howard

Genre: Romance

Plot: This book is described as Pretty Woman meets the Bridgerton. That is all I needed to hear! Lord Blackstone needs to soften his reputation for a business deal and finds a former ballerina who is out of work to act like his fiancé!

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center  and more July 2022 book releases

The Bodyguard: A Novel by Katherine Center

Genre: Romance

Plot: Jack is a superstar who needs a body guard to protect him from a stalker. When he needs to go home to help his sick mom, he doesnt want anyone to know about the stalker so Hannah must pretend to be him girlfriend. What could go wrong?

Booked on a Feeling

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

Genre: Romance

Plot: When Lizzy returns to her hometown for three weeks as a brief break from her job as an atoner in LA. She decides to give the local bookstore a re-vamp and needs her best friend Jack to help. Jack has always loved Lizzy. Is there more than friendship in their future?

Most Anticipated July 2022 Fiction Book Releases

In Her Boots by KJ Dell'Antonia  and more July 2022 book releases

In her Boots by KJ Dell’Antonia

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Rhett Smith has just turned 40 and has a successful book (written under a pseudonym). Unfortunately, she has also just need a long term relationship and is called home for a family emergency. Now, Rhett must figure out a way to save her family farm and prove to herself and her mother that she can be independent.

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Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata

Genre: Short Story Collection

Plot: This is the first short story collection by renowned author Sayaka Murata translated into English. These stories are about what it means to be human. These twelve short stories are described as “humor and horror” to portray out society.life see

Tomorrow and tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A Novel by Gabriele Zevin

Genre: Fiction

Plot: From the Author of “The Storied Life of A.J Fikry” comes a story that spans thirty years. Sam and Sadie have been friends since childhood. When they reconnect and create a hit video game, their lives change forever. This is a novel that look at what it means to love and be loved.

Best New Thrillers/ Mysteries for July 2022

The It Girl by Ruth Ware  and more July 2022 book releases

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Hannah and April met at Oxford and became part of an inseparable group of friends. Then, April is murdered. Now, ten years later, the man convicted of her murder has died in prison and it turns out that he may have been innocent.

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell  and more July 2022 book releases

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is a stand alone thriller that is a sequel to The Family Upstairs. A women will stop and nothing to find her husbands murderer. She may be forced to answer questions related to her husband’s past and she does not want to do that.

The Retreat by Sarah Pearse  and more July 2022 book releases

The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

Genre: Thriller

Plot: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium,a Reese’s Book Club pick, here, Detective Elin Warner uncovers the truth behind the suspicious deaths on a stunning island getaway

The Pallbearers club

The Pallbearers Club: A Novel by Paul Tremblay

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Plot: This is a thriller that will make you question what is fiction and what is a memory. It blurs the lines between supernatural and mundane. Two friends, one cool and one not, one with a knowledge of gothic folklore and one not and one who has strange things happen when she is around.

The Displacements

The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger

Genre: Thriller

Plot: The Larson-Hall family seems to have everything until the first category 6 hurricane hits Miami and destroys their lives and they know it. Now, with two family member missing, the family must move into a FEMA mega shelter. This novel looks at what happens when privilege is lost.

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Things We Do in the Dark is a brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts. Paris Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.


Reputation by Sarah Vaughn

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Plot: Emma is a politician who has sacrificed everything for her career. When a dead man is found in Emma’s home, she must protect her reputation and protect her family even if the dead man is someone Emma wanted gone.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno Garcia

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Genre: Gothic Thriller

Plot: This novel is a reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of 19th century Mexico.


Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva  and more July 2022 book releases

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Gabriel Allon goes on a hunt across Europe to find out the secret behind a master forgery. The 17th century masterpiece has exchanged hands for millions and fooled all the experts. Now it is up to Allon.

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Abigail Lovett works as a resort in North Carolin but when there are a string of disappearances including a journalist who has come to investigate, Abigail realizes she may not know her friends, coworkers and neighbors as well as she thought.

Most Anticipated July 2022 Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Releases

Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore  and more July 2022 book releases

Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore

Genre: Fantasy

Plot:From Margarita Montimore, the author of GMA Book Club pick and national bestseller Oona Out of OrderActs of Violet is a dazzling and twisty new novel about a famous magician who disappears, leaving her sister to figure out what really happened.

In the Middle of Hickory Lane

In the Middle of Hickory Lane by Heather Webber

Genre: Magical Realism

Plot: This is a story about two women who find truths about their past while finding friendship within each other in a magical garden.

Upgrade by Blake Crouch  and more July 2022 book releases

Upgrade by Blake Crouch

Genre: Sci-fi

Plot: Logan Ramsay’s genome has been hacked. He reads faster, concentrates better and needs less sleep. He realizes that he is party of a bigger plan and he might have to become someone else in order to win the war for humanity.

Non-fiction July 2022 Book Releases

The School that escaped the NAzis

The School That Escaped the Nazis: The True Story of the Schoolteacher who Defied Hitler by Deborah Cadbury

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: This is the Tue story of a principal names Anna Essinger who, after reading Mein Kampf, knew that in order to save the children in her school she would have to move them to England.

agent josephine

Agent Josephine: American Beauty, French Hero, British Spy

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: Singer. Actress. Beauty. Spy. During WW2, Josephine Baker, the world’s richest and most glamorous entertainer, was an Allied spy in Occupied France. This is the story of her heroic personal resistance to Nazi Germany.

sewing girl

The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America by John Wood Sweet

Genre: Non-Fiction

Plot: Renowned historian John Sweet offers a riveting Revolutionary Era drama of the first published rape trial in American history and its long, shattering aftermath, revealing how much has changed over two centuries—and how much has not.

Best YA July 2022 Book Releases

Accomplished A Georgie Dacy Novel

Accomplished: A Georgie Darcy Novel by Amanda Quain

Genre: Romance

Plot: Georgiana Darcy gets the Pride & Prejudice retelling she deserves in Amanda Quain’s Accomplished, a sparkling contemporary YA featuring a healthy dose of marching band romance, endless banter, and Charles Bingley as a ripped frat boy.

Heat Wave by TJ Klune  and more July 2022 book releases

Heat Wave by TJ Klune

Genre: YA LGBTQ Fiction

Plot:Heat Wave is the explosive finale to the thrilling and “uproariously funny” (Sophie Gonzales) Extraordinaries trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune!

Not caught up with new releases? You can check out May and June new book releases as well.

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32 Most anticipated July 2022 New Book Releases

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