Wondering what to read in July? Let me help you with a list of assorted and anticipated titles that you can look forward to next month.
We cover the titles read every month on our site. Do keep visiting regularly. These are the three books that I am looking forward to-
- Survive The Night
- Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
- The Forest of Vanishing Stars
A multigenerational novel of love, oppression, trauma and the pursuit of freedom, inspired in part by the author’s own family history, China Room twines together the stories of a woman and a man separated by more than half a century but united by blood.
Mehar, a young bride in the rural Punjab of 1929, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days hard at work in the family’s ‘china room’, sequestered from contact with the men. When Mehar develops a theory as to which of them is hers, a passion is ignited that puts more than one life at risk.
Spiraling around Mehar’s story is that of a young man who, in 1999, travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its ‘china room’ locked and barred. In enforced flight from the traumas of his adolescence-his experiences of addiction, racism, and estrangement from the culture of his birth-he spends a summer in painful contemplation and recovery, before finally finding the strength to return home.
The book is releasing on 13 July 2021.
Samantha Downing is back with her latest tricky 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. Marie Claire(the magazine) has called the book the next ‘Gone Girl’ and the book has been picked by Robert Downey Jr. and Greg Berlanti making developing it in the series for HBO Max.
For Your Own Good takes place within the halls of New England’s prestigious Belmont Academy. Set amid Ivy League admissions rolling in, stiff competition for this year’s coveted Teacher of the Year Award and planning for the memorial statue for the recently deceased headmaster, the book and potential series also explore the run of poisonings and dead bodies that have started to pile up at the university. You can get your hands on it on 20 July 2021.
Have you ever stopped to marvel at the earth’s beauty: at snow-capped mountains and oceans so deep; at colourful flowers and extraordinary animals? The tale of how such beauty came into existence is a curious one indeed.
India’s favourite storyteller brings alive this timeless tale with her inimitable wit and simplicity. Tricked out with enchanting illustrations, this gorgeous chapter book is the ideal introduction for beginners to the world of Sudha Murthy. The book will be releasing on 19 July 2021.
Survive The Night falls in the genre of teen and young adult mystery & suspense Riley Sager has authored ‘Final Girls‘ before, which was an international bestseller and was published in 25 languages.
Just back from rehab, Casey regrets letting her friends Shana, Julie, and Aya talk her into coming to Survive the Night, an all-night, underground rave in a New York City subway tunnel. Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn’t think ‘Survive the Night’ could get any worse until she comes across Julie’s mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Casey thought she was just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. And by the time they get back to the party, everyone is gone.
Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone. They’re being hunted. You will get to find out Casey’s story on 29th June 2021.
Meet Gilda. She cannot stop thinking about death. Desperate for relief from her anxious mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local church and finds herself abruptly hired to replace the deceased receptionist Grace. It’s not the most obvious job – she’s queer and an atheist for starters – and so in between trying to learn mass, hiding her new maybe-girlfriend and conducting an amateur investigation into Grace’s death, Gilda must avoid revealing the truth of her mortifying existence.
A blend of warmth, deadpan humour, and pitch-perfect observations about the human condition, Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Deadis a crackling exploration of what it takes to stay afloat in a world where your expiration – and the expiration of those you love – is the only certainty.
The book will be releasing on 6 July 2021.
Although the book release in late June I thought it deserves to be included in the ‘Books to read in July 2021’ list. Like how our site tries to cover all kinds of topics related to youth, the book also talks about what young adults go through while growing up. Big Mistake talks about how people are not defined by labels they are given by society and there will be huge mistakes you will make while growing up which is completely ok.
It’s an anthology of fiction and non-fiction stories from inspirational figures like Saina Nehwal, Parvati Sharma, Japleen Pasricha, Nandana Dev Sen, Anusha Misra, Nikhil Taneja, Andaleeb Wajid, Neha Singh, Jane De Suza, Hannah Lalhlanpuii, Sonaksha Iyengar, and Kautak Srivastava. The book also has a foreword by Shaheen Bhatt who wrote the account of living with depression in her book ‘I’ve Never Been (Un) Happier’ in 2018.
‘The Forest of Vanishing Stars’ is 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.
Based partially on incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, ‘The Forest of Vanishing Stars’ is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel from the internationally bestselling author whose writing has been hailed as sweeping and magnificent. The book will be releasing on 6 July 2021.
XOXO is a contemporary romcom written by YA novelist Axie Oh. Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word. The book is expected to come out on 13th July 2021.
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