82 Fantastic New Summer 2024 Book Releases

New Summer 2024 book releases.
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The summer 2024 book releases are my favorite season for new books. Although, now that I think about it, every season of new books is my favorite. These books are so much fun. The stories are original and captivating.

While I know I will never have enough time to read all these books, a girl can dream! As a matter of fact, Kirsten and I have been trying to read as many of these books as we can to put on our ultimate list of beach reads. Many of the books from this list made the cut.

Get your TBR ready because this summer’s reading is AMAZING.

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Summer 2024 Book Releases: July 2024

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July 2

The Talented Mrs. Mandelbaum The Rise and Fall of an American Organized Crime Boss

The Talented Mrs. Mandelbaum by Margalit Fox

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: In the Gilded Age of New York City, Fredericka Mandelbaum was able to transform herself from poverty to high society by becoming the mastermind behind organized crime. She took millions of dollars worth of stolen merchandise and cleaned it by selling it through a business. This looks like a must-read from the summer 2024 book releases and anyone looking for Gilded Age Books.

Love of my afterlife

The Love of My Afterlife by Kirsty Greenwood

Delphie has just died and is in her pj’s in the afterlife when she meets the man of her dreams. Her hilarious afterlife therapist, Merit, is obsessed with all things romance so she gives her the chance to return to her life with the caveat that she has ten days to find this mysterious man and get him to kiss her.

That would be easy except for the fact that she does not know his last name and cannot seem to find him anywhere. Even worse, her therapist seems to be hindering her progress rather than helping. Delphie reluctantly asks her grumpy downstairs neighbor to help her. Soon, Delphie is making friends, loving life, and regretting shutting everyone out her whole life.

Why I Love It: Delphie reminds me of a more loveable Eleanor Oliphant. Thanks to the love-obsessed afterlife therapist, this book is a little bit love triangle, a little bit of forced proximity, and a whole lot of laugh-out-loud rom-com!

Find This Book In: Books Like Eleanor Oliphant / Best Romantic Comedy Books / Best Romance Books 2024

Breaking the Dark by Lisa Jewell

Breaking the Dark (Jessica Jones Marvel Crime Novel) by Lisa Jewell

Genre: Fantasy Thriller

Plot: We love Lisa Jewell and all her books so we were very excited to see this new book in the summer 2024 book releases. Lisa Jewell is launching a Marvel crime series featuring Jessica Jones, a retired superhero and current private investigator. Call me curious with this first from the new series!

Whats in a Kiss

What’s in a Kiss? by Lauren Kate

Genre: Romance

Plot: A kiss that can change everything? This romance is the ultimate “what if” romance from the summer 2024 book releases. Liv is a Lyft driver who deferred Julliard to be with her mom. Now, her prom date, Jake, whom she has not seen in ten years, is in her car. To make matters worse, he is the best man and she is the maid of honor at a wedding this weekend. When the bride and groom say I do, everything is suddenly different. She is the bride, Jake is the groom, her best friend hates her and she is not speaking to her mom!

The God of the Woods

The God of the Woods by Liz Moore

Genre: Mystery

Plot: We are so excited to read this book from the best-selling author of Long Bright River. This is another pick from the summer 2024 book releases that takes place at summer camp. Early one morning in August 1975, a camp counselor discovers that Barbara Van Laar, the daughter of the camper owners, has gone missing. Fourteen years earlier, her brother also went missing, and he was never found.

July 9

The Summer Pact

The Summer Pact by Emily Giffin

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Four Freshmen arrive at the same dorm in college from completely different worlds. The four quickly become inseparable until a tragedy leaves them heartbroken. They make a pact that they will always be there for each other, no matter where they are. Ten years later, Hannah needs her friends and they all come together to try and mend the broken pieces. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases looks like it will be unforgettable.

All This and More

All This and More by Peng Shepherd

I loved The Cartographers so I could not wait to read this book. Marsh is unhappy with her family life, work life, and love life. When she is chosen to be the star of a TV show called “All This and More” she jumps at the chance. The show uses brand-new quantum technology to allow Marsh to change the mistakes of her past. She can choose until she has her perfect life.

The catch? The reader gets to decide what she does next. What seems like a really cool game show is actually a lot more. When weird glitches start appearing, Marsh is not sure if she is imagining them or if there is something wrong.

Why I Love This Book: This is a choose-your-own-adventure for adults and it is amazing! Don’t worry, you will not have to start again repeatedly. There are strategic spots where you will choose. I think this book is absolutely brilliantly executed. The story is non-stop and the ending is perfect.

Long Island Compromise by Taffy Brodesser Akner

Long Island Compromise by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This family saga from the summer 2024 book releases follows a family through generations as they all come to terms with the trauma they suffered. In 1980, a wealthy businessman named Carl Fletcher is kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom. When he returns a week later, he thinks everything is fine. Only decades later when Carl’s wife and three children are all suffering from the abduction does Carl question how their money has played a role in their successes and failures.

Like Mother Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter by Kimberly McCreight

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: Cleo comes home for dinner one night and finds food burning on the stove, a bloody shoe under the couch and her mother, Kat, missing. Cleo knows something has happened but cannot imagine how her lawyer mother could be in trouble. Cleo does not know that Kat is not a lawyer, she is a fixer for the law firm. Kat has been receiving messages that she has kept a secret from Cleo. Now, Cleo and Kat try to save each other in this exhilarating pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

The Briar Club

The Briar Club by Kate Quinn

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: 1950: Briarwood House is an all-female boarding house in Washington, DC. When Grace moves into the attic room, the women start developing friendships with dinner parties and tea parties. When an act of violence threatens their friendship, the Briar Club must decide who the real enemy is. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases captures the feeling of the McCarthy era as only Kate Quinn can.

Until Next Summer by Ali Brady

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Jessie and Hillary were best friends for years at camp and were supposed to return to become counselors together. Jessie is shocked when Hilary does not return with almost no explanation. Now, years later, Jessie is still working at camp as the director when the owners’ children decide to sell the camp.

Jessie decides to have one last amazing summer at the camp with all the former campers invited back for a reunion. Hilary knows that this is her last chance to have the summer she always wanted and rekindle her friendship with Jessie. But just like kids have camp drama and relationships, the adults are no better!

Why I Love It: This book about summer camp reminds me so much of my childhood at camp. I was laughing so hard while reading this book, I had tears streaming down my face. This is a perfect summer read for anyone who went to camp.

Find This Book in Amazing Books About Camp / Best Beach Reads

Ladykiller

Ladykiller by Katherine Wood

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Abby and Gia have been friends since childhood and bonded over a tragedy in Greece when they were 18. Now, they are in their 30s and Gia has a husband, wealth, and a glamorous life while Abby works as a lawyer. When Gia invites Abby on a vacation to celebrate her birthday, Abby cannot wait. However, when she arrives, Gia is missing. Back in Greece, Gia’s house is empty and all that is left is a manuscript describing her disappearance. Is anything true? Where is Gia? We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

July 16

The Cliffs

The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is a story about family, mothers, marriage and the ghosts that mark our past. It all takes place in a house in Maine that was once a Victorian mansion and has been renovated to resemble nothing of its former self.

The Astrology House

The Astrology House by Carinn Jade

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: Margot and her friends decide to attend the Stars Harbor astrological retreat for much-needed rest and relaxation. The retreat is located at a beautiful Victorian house and promises to be an entertaining getaway. The astrologer host has secrets and knows that not all of the guests will be leaving the retreat alive. We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

Dashed

Dashed by Amanda Quain

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Plot: We cannot wait for this young adult retelling of Sense and Sensibility from the summer 2024 book releases. Margaret Dashwood intends to live her life without any heartbreak after watching her sister Marianne almost die from heartbreak. Now, she is headed on a cruise getaway with her older sister Elinor. When Marianne comes aboard last minute, Margaret’s plans for a carefree vacation are gone.

The Bright Sword

The Bright Sword by Lev Grossman

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: This is a King Arthur reimagining as only Lev Grossman, the author of The Magicians, could create. Collum is a knight who arrives in Camelot hoping for a spot at the Round Table only to find that the king died two weeks before. Now there will be duels, fights, and the quest to reclaim Excalibur and discover the truth of how the great King Arthur fell. This book from the summer 2024 book releases is on my TBR.

The Au Pair Affair

The Au Pair Affair by Tessa Bailey

Genre: Romance

Plot: A single-parent romance from Tessa Bailey? Yes, please. A Sports romance as well….we obviously needed to include this novel in our list of summer 2024 book releases. Tallulah is a marine biology student who is broke. So when she is given a chance to work as a live-in nanny for a tween girl, she cannot wait to start working. Now, with a push from the tween, Tellulah is taking the hockey veteran dad out and their chemistry is undeniable.

The Windsor Conspiracy

The Windsor Conspiracy by Georgie Blalock

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We cannot wait to read this historical fiction novel from the summer 2024 book releases. This is a novel that is centered around Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, and her cousin Amelia. Amelia is working as Wallis’s private secretary in France. When Germany invades France and the Windors leave France without Amelia, the FBI and MI5 approach her to spy on her cousin for her alleged sympathizing with the Nazis.

A Novel Summer

A Novel Summer by Jamie Brenner

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: Shelby Archer is an author who wrote her first book while living in Provincetown, Cape Cod. She is sure her friends will be excited by the success of her book but instead, they feel exposed and betrayed.

Shelby is hurt and sad but tries to focus on writing her sophomore novel. When she gets a phone call from a sick friend in Provincetown, she agrees to go back and help run her bookstore. Now Shelby can begin healing the relationships but may have to choose between those friendships and success and her deadline looms closer with no book in sight. We cannot wait to read this book from the summer 2024 book releases!

The Lost Story

The Lost Story by Meg Shaffer

Fifteen years ago, Jeremy and Raffe went missing from a West Virginia state forest only to return six months later without explaining where they went. Now, Rafe is an artist who has no memories of what happened in those 6 months and is haunted by his unknown past. Jeremy is the only one who knows the truth about their disappearance and works as a private investigator who specializes in finding missing girls and women.

Emilie hires Jeremy to find her sister who went missing from the same forest as the lost boys, years before they went missing. Jermey and Rafe have not spoken in 15 years, but they can only save Emilie’s sister by working together. The three must head to the magical realm where they spent those 6 months to find everything they lost.

Why I Love This Book: The narrator breaks the third wall while explaining parts of the story throughout. It reads like a fairy tale for adults and I loved every minute. I could not put this book, inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia, down.

July 23

The Ornithologists Field Guide to Love

The Ornithologist’s Field Guide to Love by India Holton

Genre: Romantasy

Plot: Beth Pickering and Devon Lockley are rival ornithologists who vow to stay away from each other for professional and personal reasons. When a competition to become birder of the year requires them to team up, staying away from each other might prove to be harder than they thought. We cannot wait to read this Fantasy Romance from the summer 2024 book releases.

The Haunting of Hecate Cavendish

The Haunting of Hecate Cavendish by Paula Brackston

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Plot: It is England in 1881 and HEctate Cavendish can see ghosts. She is starting her new life as an Assistant Librarian at the cathedral that holds a magical collection of books including a medieval world map. we cannot wait for this first book in a new series from the summer 2024 book releases.

Guilty Creatures

Guilty Creatures by Mikita Brottman

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: This is a true story of murder and living 18 years with the guilt and not getting caught. Mike and Denise Williams were childhood friends with Brian and Kathy Winchester. When Mike went missing while fishing, everyone assumed he drowned and was eaten by alligators. But, 5 years later, Brian divorced Kathy and married Denise. This true crime book from the summer 2024 book releases looks like it is unputdownable.

July 30

The Wedding People

The Wedding People by Alison Espach

Genre: Fiction

Plot: When Pheobe Stone arrives at the Cornwall Inn, she is the only person in the hotel who is not there for the wedding. The Bride has thought of every detail but did not account for Pheobe. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is a novel about the paths we take and the people we meet along the way.

The Days I Loved You Most

The Days I Loved You Most by Amy Neff

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Joseph and Evelyn were childhood friends and neighbors who fell in love. Now, they have been married for over 60 years and they gather their children to let them know that Evelyn has received a life-ending diagnosis. Joseph cannot live without his beloved wife and so the two have decided to end their lives together. This is the story that takes them back to the greatest moments of their lives. I am sure this pick from the summer 2024 book releases will be a book that will make us cry!

Look in the Mirror

Look in the Mirror by Catherine Steadman

Genre: Thriller Mystery

Plot: Nina inherited a huge vacation home in the British Virgin Islands when her father died. The issue is that she did not know it existed. Maria is a nanny for the rich. When her wards don’t show up, she takes advantage of the property and all its amenities. But, she cannot help but be curious about the one room she is not allowed to enter. Soon, she will wish she had never taken this last job.

Name Your Price

Name Your Price by Holly James

Genre: Romance

Plot: We cannot wait to read this second chance romance from the summer 2024 book releases. Olivia Martin and Chuck Walsh have a spectacular breakup that goes viral. A new TV show called Name Your Price invites them to be on the show for a prize worth 1 million dollars each. They must live in a house for a month and keep their hands off each other.

The Grandest Game

The Grandest Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Plot: Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are back with an annual competition worth millions. Seven people will receive golden tickets and they will be the competitors in the game this year. They all want something and not everyone is willing to play fairly. We cannot wait to read this book from the summer 2024 book releases.

One Year Ago in Spain

One Year Ago in Spain by Evelyn Skye

Genre: Romance

Plot: Claire is a lawyer at a top Manhattan firm who falls in love with Matias, a Spanish artist. After a year together she begins to question if they can last long-term. When Matias has a horrible accident that leaves him in a coma in Madrid, she rushes to his side. There she finds his soul and can talk to him. But she is the only one. And, to make things even more complicated, he doesn’t remember her. In order to save him, Claire is going to have to make him fall in love with her a second time. This book from the summer 2024 book releases is already in our TBR stacks

Maria

Maria by Michelle Moran

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is a biographical fiction that you cannot miss from the summer 2024 book releases. We all know the story of the sound of music and the story of Maria Von Trapp. But, how much do we really know and how much is a Hollywood version made to appear on screen? Maria was supposedly not happy about the parts of her life that were fictionalized. There was so much more that Hollywood told.

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Summer 2024 Book Releases: August

August 2024 Book releases

August 2024

August 6

The Thirteenth Husband

The Thirteenth Husband by Greer Macallister

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This biographical fiction from the summer 2024 book releases is based on the real-life heiress Aimee Crocker. Strong women like her were not common in the 1880s and this is the story of her public notoriety as well as her collection of husbands and money!

Five Star Stranger

Five-Star Stranger by Kat Tang

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Stranger is top-rated on the Rental Stranger app. it is a place where you can rent someone to pretend to be whatever you need- a fiance, a friend, a relative. When a nosy patron threatens a long-term role (as a father), Stranger begins to question why he feels so attached to his pretend daughter and what he really wants from life. This is a unique pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth by Ava Reid

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Plot: How could we resist putting this gem on our most anticipated list from summer 2024 book releases? This book is a reimagining of Macbeth from the point of view of Lady Macbeth. Was she really the villain they made her out to be?

House of Glass

House of Glass by Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Thriller-Mystery

Plot: We cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases. Stella Hudson is a best interest attorney who represents children in custody cases. Her newest client is Rose Barclay, a nine-year-old who witnessed her nanny’s murder and immediately stopped talking. Now, as Stella enters the Barclay estate, nothing is as it seems and everyone in the house is a suspect in the nanny’s murder, including Rse.

Four Weekends and a Funeral

Four Weekends and a Funeral by Ellie Palmer

Genre: Romance

Plot: Allison Mullally is 30 years old, post double mastectomy BRCA-1 carrier, and at her ex-boyfriend’s funeral. It is there, she finds out that Sam never told anyone that he had broken up with her. Now, she is playing the role of grieving girlfriend and agrees to spend four weekends, helping his best friend Adam clean out his apartment. When sparks fly between Adam and Allison, can she come clean or will her lie get in the way of a new romance? This is a debut pick from our list of summer 2024 book releases.

Wanted Toddlers Personal Assistant

Wanted: Toddler’s Personal Assistant by Stephanie Kiser

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases. Stephanie Kiser tells the story about her decision to become a nanny for the uber-rich who buy their children Prada onesies and pay college tuition prices for preschool. Soon, the long hours start to feel overwhelming and she is forced to give it up in order to pursue her own life and dreams. This looks like an eye-opening non-fiction pick.

Truth according the ember

The Truth According to Ember by Danica Nava

Genre: Rom-Com

Plot: This pic from the summer 2024 book releases is on my TBR. Ember is having a hard time finding a job and decides to tell a half-lie and list herself as white on her job application. Nobody wanted to hire Native American Ember. Now she has the accounting job of her dreams and the hot, fellow Native American IT guy makes the job even better- even if there is a no-dating policy at work. When a colleague catches them in a compromising position and starts blackmailing Ember, she must decide to stay silent or tell the truth and risk everything.

the last light over oslo

The Last Light Over Oslo by Alix Rickloff

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction pick from the summer 2024 book releases is set in Norway and Sweden in 1940. Daisy Harriman was one of the first female US ministers. When her niece, Cleo, discovers that her lover has gone missing, she goes to her aunt for help. As they begin looking for answers, Germany invades Norway and the two women are now in danger. Daisy is given the role of escort to the Norwegian Crown Princess and Cleo’s lover returns with a story that does not add up. Based on true events.

The Seventh Veil of Salome

The Seventh Veil of Salome by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This is another historical fiction set in the 1950s, the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the July 2024 book releases. Princess Salome is the stepdaughter of Herod and the subject of the biggest movie in Hollywood. Everyone knows that the actress who gets the part will be rocketed to stardom. When Vera Larios, an unknown, gets the part, Nancy Harley will stop at nothing to make the part hers. We cannot wait to dive into the book from the best-selling author of Mexican Gothic.

August 13

The Queen City Detective Agency

The Queen City Detective Agency by Snowden Wright

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Clementine Baldwin is an ex-cop turned PI who has just been hired to find a killer. Coogan was hired to kill and died under suspicious circumstances while in custody for murder. Coogan’s mother wants answers. Clementine digs into the case, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of people who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets.

scandelous women

Scandalous Women by Gill Paul

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: I am so excited to read this biographical fiction novel. Both Jackie Collins and Jacqueline Susann faced criticism, sexism, and condemnation for being women who wrote about sex. Nancy White, an editorial assistant working on Valley of the Dolls, introduced the women while trying to make a deal with Jackie Collins in the United States. Will Nancy achieve her ambition and become an editor, despite the men who try to stand in her way? This pick from the summer 2024 new releases is ultimately about women trying to make it in a man’s world.

Haunted Ever After

Haunted Ever After by Jen DeLuca

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: Nick Royer owns the Hallowed Grounds coffee shop. He learned to embrace ghost tourism in his small Florida town in order to compete with Orlando for tourist money. Cassie moved into a house and she definitely is not rearranging the magnets on the fridge at night while she is sleeping. As Nick and Cassie get to know each other, Nick wonders if he will scare Cassie away for good.

The Break Up Pact

The Break-Up Pact by Emma Lord

Genre: Romance

Plot: Best friends, June and Levi, have not spoken to each other in 10 years. After they both experience embarrassing and public breakups, they become TikTok sensations for all the wrong reasons. When a picture of them together goes viral, they decide they will fake date to get their lives back on track. What can go wrong? This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is a romance that has it all.

The Plus One by S. C. Lalli

The Plus One by S. C. Lalli

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Everyone is gathered in Cabo for the wedding event of the season. Radhika and Raj’s marriage will bring together two of the most powerful and wealthy Indian-American families. On the morning of the wedding, the bride and groom are found dead. Shay has come to the wedding with Raj’s best friend and she may be the only one to have enough perspective and distance to find the killer.

born of blood and ash

Born of Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Have you been reading the Flesh and Fire series? This book is the long-awaited conclusion from the summer 2024 book releases. Armentrout always delivers amazing romantasty and we cannot wait to read this epic conclusion.

I need you to read this

I Need You to Read This by Jessa Maxwell

Genre: Mystery

Plot: I am so excited to read this book from the author of The Golden Spoon. In this pick from the summer 2024 book releases, Alex Marks has just taken over the job of advice columnist after Francis Keen, the famous advice columnist of Dear Constance, is murdered. Francis’s advice helped Alex through her darkest times and with the murderer never apprehended, Alex starts her own investigation into the murder which may have deadly consequences.

society of lies

Society of Lies by Lauren Ling Brown

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Maya is headed back to Princeton for a college reunion and her sister Naomi’s graduation. But the weekend quickly turns into a nightmare when Naomi turns up dead. Now Maya suspects that Naomi was involved with a secret society within the Sterling Club, an exclusive social club on campus. Secrets may be dangerous in this book about secret societies from the list of Summer 2024 book releases.

August 20

You will never be me

You Will Never Be Me by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Meredith Lee was a top influencer until her mentee Aspen Palmer ditched her. When Mer finds one of Aspen’s kids’ iPads, she decides to use it for a bit of sabotage. After all, Mer had it all first! Aspen’s influencer life starts to go downhill and Apsen knows she needs to find out who is behind it all. Then, Mer goes missing. I do not want to miss this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

My Salty Mary

My Salty Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fantasy

Plot: Buckle up for this adventure that is a cross between The Little Mermaid and the story of the Lady Pirate Mary Read. In this pick from the summer 2024 book releases, Mary is in love with the prince of Charles Town. Two things stand in her way. She does not love her back and she is a mermaid. When Mary finds herself aboard a pirate ship, she decides to become captain and take control of her life.

By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name by Jodi Picoult

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is a dual timeline story that tells of two women both trying to make a name for themselves in a man’s world. Melinda Green has written a play that is submitted to her theatre under a male pseudonym. In 1581 Emilia Bassano began writing a play of her own and paid Shakespeare to front her work.

The Paris Gown

The Paris Gown by Christine Wells

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This book from the summer 2024 book releases is the story of three women in 1950s Paris and one stunning Christian Dior gown that brings them all together. Claire, Gina, and Margot parted ways only to be reunited in Paris years later. Will the gown be able to bring them back together or has their friendship come to an end?

Rules for Ghosting

Rules for Ghosting by Shelly Jay Shore

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: Ezra Friedman can see ghosts which is difficult when your family runs a funeral home. When Ezra looses his dream job (away from the family) and his mother decides to run away with the rabbi, Ezra reluctantly comes home. Ezra also has the unfortunate luck of having a crush on Jonathan who is a volunteer at the funeral home and whose dead husband Ben is a talking ghost who is haunting him.

Heavy Hitter

Heavy Hitter by Katie Cotugno

Genre: Romance

Plot: Lacey is a superstar whose life is followed by paparazzi. She tries to show the world what she wants them to see to maintain some sort of private life. When she finds out, that her boyfriend has cheated on her and got another woman pregnant she becomes unclear how she will control this narrative. When she meets Jimmy Hodges, a superstar baseball player, he seems like the opposite of what she wants but sparks fly and Lacey learns she needs to take a chance. This looks like an amazing romance from the summer 2024 book releases

August 27

Magical Meet Cute

Magical Meet Cute by Jean Meltzer

Genre: Romance

Plot: Faye Kaplan is a Potter in Woodstock, New York, and loves her life except for the anti-Semitic flyers she finds around her synagogue. Faye decides that the town needs a protector in the form of a Golem. When a gorgeous, perfect guy shows up the next day, he seems too good to be true. Is it possible she actually succeeded? This looks like an adorable rom-com from the summer 2024 book releases and I cannot wait to read it.

Mysterious Ways

Mysterious Ways by Wendy Wunder

Genre: Young Adult

Plot: Maya is a 17-year-old who knows everything about a person the minute she looks at them. All that knowledge has taken its toll. Maya was sent to the Whispering Pines Psychiatric Facility to help her not get down over the state of the world and humankind. When she meets Tyler at her new school, she starts to think that maybe her power is not the worst thing in the world.

That Librarian

That Librarian by Amanda Jones

Genre: Nonfiction

Plot: If you are looking for a nonfiction book from our list of summer 2024 book releases, this one about librarian, Amanda Jones, is very apropos for the world in which we are currently living. Amanda has been called horrible names and faced threats to her life for simply trying to stop book bans. This is a battle that she is still fighting in her Louisiana hometown.

Talking to strangers

Talking to Strangers by Fiona Barton

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Karen Simmons is murdered on Valentine’s Day and with her murder come those who think she asked for it by dating too much and those who protest violence against women. Detective Elise King is on the case and Kiki Nunn is a reporter who will stop at nothing to get the scoop. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is sure to be a page turner.

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Summer 2024 Book Releases: September

September 2024 book releases

Summer 2024

September 3

The Fallen Fruit

The Fallen Fruit by Shawntelle Madison

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Plot: This historical fantasy is also an epic family saga that I cannot wait to get my hands on. In this pick from the summer 2024 book releases, Cecily Bridge-Davis is researching her family curse and trying to figure out how to break it. One member of the family in every generation is sent back in time. The rules are simple, don’t interfere with the past, carry your free Negro papers and look for the family survival packs in the orchard.

The Life Impossible

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Grace Winters is left a house on a Mediterranean island by a long-lost friend. She arrives in Ibiza and begins searching for answers about her friend- both her life and death. What she finds is almost unbelievable and she will have to come to terms with her past before she can learn the truth. I cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

Prime Time Romance

Prime Time Romance by Kate Robb

Genre: Romance

Plot: This pick from the summer 2024 book releases looks adorable, and I cannot wait to read it. Bryn is 30 and newly divorced. She lives with a roommate, Josh, to afford her mortgage. When a birthday cake shows up on her doorstep, she makes a wish for her own happily ever after. When she wakes up the next morning, she is inside her favorite TV show, Carson’s Cove- a show that ended in a cliffhanger years 20 years ago. Josh is with her, and the only way to escape is to ensure the two main characters end up together. The catch, she and Josh have become the main characters!

Blue Sisters

Blue Sisters by Coco Mellors

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Three Blue sisters are returning home to stop the sale of their family apartment a year after their fourth sister dies an unexpected death. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases is a family drama that is also a story about grief and finding your way after a devastating loss.

September 10

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by TJ Klune

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: House on the Cerulean Sea is one of my favorite books of all time. I am so excited to read this next book is Arthur’s story. We are back on Marsyas Island with Arthur, Linus, the children, as well as Zoe (the island sprite) and Mayor Webb. They hope to bring a new child to the island. If you are looking for the most anticipated picks from the summer 2024 book releases, this is my choice.

The

The Examiner by Janice Hallett

Genre: Mystery

Plot: In the quintessential Hallett style, this story is told in emails and texts. Gela Nathaniel must find six students for her Multicultural Art program or risk losing her funding. But the students give her trouble from the start and when the examiner starts looking through emails and texts, he realizes someone is in danger. The question is whether they are dead already.

The Booklovers Library

The Booklover’s Library by Madeline Martin

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Emma is a widow with a daughter who must find a way to support them. Emma finds a job at Boots’ Booklover’s Library. When the idea of war becomes a reality and the blitz starts, Olivia is sent to the countryside. Now, Emma is alone in Nottingham and must learn to depend on the community while she tries to reunite with her daughter.

Here one Moment

Here one Moment by Liane Moriarty

Genre: Fiction

Plot: On a seemingly normal domestic plane flight, everyone on board has their lives changed forever. They each learn the day that they are going to die. A few months later, one passenger dies exactly as predicted and people start to question how true the predictions from “the death lady” really are. What would you do if you knew how much time you had left? I cannot wait to read this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

Songs for the Broken Hearted

Songs for the Broken Hearted by Ayelet Tsabari

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this debut novel from the summer 2024 book releases. This is a dual timeline book. In 1950, thousands of Yemeni Jews, immigrated to Israel, Saida being one of them. She is married with a child but falls in love with another man. In 1995 Zohara, Saida’s daughter, is living in New York City. She has had little contact with her mother and sister over the years. When she finds out her mom has died, she must return to Israel, where she will discover secrets about her parents and her heritage.

So Thirsty

So Thirsty by Rachel Harrison

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Sloane Parker does not want to celebrate her birthday, but her husband arranges for a surprise getaway weekend with her best friend Naomi. When they arrive at the rental cottage, Naomi wants Sloane to stop being passive in her own life and take control. When the weekend takes an unexpected turn, the best friends must come to terms with it, and find a way to take control of their own lives. This pick from the summer 2024 book releases looks like a page-turner.

September 17

The Starlets

The Starlets by Lee Kelly and Jennifer Thorne

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Vivienne Rhodes is an actress who is headed to Italy for her big break. When she arrives on set on the remote Italian island of Tavalli, she finds her archnemesis is playing the lead role. Soon, the set turns deadly and the two women must work together to save themselves and the film. Their adventures lead them from Italy to Monaco, to the alps in this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

My Vampire Plus One

My Vampire Plus-One by Jenna Levine

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: I am so excited to read this fake dating romance from the summer 2024 book releases. Amelia is sick and tired of the barrage of questions she always gets from her family about her dating life. When she receives an invitation to another family wedding, she decides to ask Reginald Cleaves to be her date. For Reggie, being a fake boyfriend is a perfect way to practice being human.

Buried Deep and Other Stories

Buried Deep and Other Stories by Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy Short Stories

Plot: If you love the Scholomance series, Spinning Silver, or Uprooted, you will love these 13 short stories from the summer 2024 book releases. Readers will also get a small peak at the world of Abandon, the newest fantasy series from Novik!

The Night We Lost Him

The Night We Lost Him by Laura Dave

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: I cannot wait to read this book from the author of The Last Thing He Told Me, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. Liam Noone was a hotel magnate with three ex-wives and a past he wanted to leave behind him. When he is found dead under suspicious circumstances, the police rule it an accident but his two children, Nora and Sam, believe otherwise. Now, they must put together the pieces of their father’s mysterious past in this pick from the summer 2024 book releases.

We Solve Murders

We Solve Murders by Richard Osman

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Steve Wheeler is retired and he leaves the adrenaline chase to his daughter-in-law, Amy. Amy is working private security on a remote Island but when a body turns up, she sends an SOS to the only person she trusts. Now Steve and Amy need to outrun a serial killer.

The Third Gilmore Girl

The Third Gilmore Girl by Kelly Bishop

Genre: Memoir

Plot: In this memoir from the summer, 2024 book releases, Bishop reflects on her career from winning a Tony Award for her part in the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line to playing Baby’s mother in Dirty Dancing to her iconic role of Emily in the Gilmore girls. I cannot wait to read this book.

The Lightning Bottles

The Lightning Bottles by Marissa Stapley

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Jane Pyre and her husband Elijah Hart were a rock duo known as the Lightning Bottles. But when Elijah disappeared 5 years ago, Jane’s life came crashing down. Fans visceral hatred went to new levels as Jane’s heart was breaking. When a teenage girl claims that Elijah is alive and tries to send messages to Jane, they embark on a cross-country road trip. I am so excited to read this summer 2024 book release from the author of Lucky (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick).

A Placwe to Hide

A Place to Hide by Ronald Balson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Theodore “Teddy “Harrington was reassigned to work at the US consulate in Amsterdam in 1938. By 1939, Teddy was processing visa applications for Jewish refugees, trying to secure passage to the United States. When Teddy and his girlfriend, Sara are introduced to an orphan named Katy, they agree to adopt her, and with this decision comes the realization that Teddy is in a position to save lives. I am so excited to read this powerful novel from the summer 2024 book releases.

Cant Help Falling in Love

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Sophie Sullivan

Genre: Romance

Plot: While September is technically part of our Summer 2024 book releases, this romance looks like it will be the perfect book for fall. This is a fake dating romance filled with flannels, apple picking, and Halloween prep- right up my alley!

September 24

Hitchcock Hotel

The Hitchcock Hotel by Stephanie Wrobel

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Plot: Alfred Smedal is a Hitchcock fan extraordinaire. He is the manager of the Hitchcock Hotel, a Victorian house, where guests can enjoy memorabilia, movie props, and movie screenings at all hours of the day and night. To celebrate the hotel’s first anniversary, he invites his former best friends from college, even though he has not spoken to them in 16 years. He is sure they will appreciate the hotel- after all, no Hitchcock movie is complete without a dead body.

The Village Library Demon Hunting society

The Village Library Demon Hunting Society by C.M Waggoner

Genre: Fantasy Mystery

Plot: This pick from the summer 2024 book releases looks like a hilarious cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Murder She Wrote. Sherry Pinkwhistle is a librarian who keeps finding bodies and solving murders. She thinks that the rising body count in her small town is due to supernatural forces. With the help of some friends and a priest, they form the “Demon-Hunting society”.

A Home for the Holidays

A Home for the Holidays by Taylor Hahn

Genre: Holiday Fiction

Plot: This is a holiday fiction from the summer 2024 book releases that looks at grief, addiction, and motherhood. Mel lost her mother two weeks before Christmas, which was always a special time of year for the two women. When her mom’s estranged, best friend named Barb shows up on her doorstep, Mel begins to learn more about her mother’s life before Mel was born. Now as Mel spends time with Barb and her family, it is a time for her to grow.

Evergreen Christmas

Evergreen Christmas by Janet Dailey

Genre: Holiday Fiction

Plot: In this book from the summer 2024 book releases, we are already into Christmas. Jordyn Banks is a horse breeder who has recently moved to Noel, North Carolina. She decides she wants to win the Christmas tree decorating championship. The current champ happens to be a handsome single dad who lives next door.

If I Were You

If I Were You by Cesca Major

Genre: Romance

Plot: This romance is one that I cannot wait to read. Amy and Flynn have been dating each other for two years. They are headed to Amy’s older sister’s wedding when they get into a screaming match. Lightning strikes, they are thrown to the ground, and they realize they have switched bodies. Think “Freaky Friday” but with your boyfriend. When they each discover the other’s big secret, switching bodies may be the least of their problems. Can the relationship survive?

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