July is here and we are ready to add to our ever expanding summer reading list. Here are 5 books that are going to keep you in on a Sunday afternoon or help you through your daily commute to work. If you’re looking for something inspirational, spell-binding and beautiful – well these new releases include all this and much more.
1. What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
A stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age. Thandi, a young African woman from Johannesburg, is caught between being black and white, American and not. Hailed as the debut novel of the year, What We Lose is bold and exquisite.
Out July 11, Amazon, $14.72
2. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregor
Teddy Telemachus: is an attractive con man strapped for cash. He meets Maureen McKinnon, with mysterious powers. The two and their three gifted children makes for a laugh-out-loud novel. The right dose of Sci-Fi and Drama.
Out June 27, Amazon, $19.00
3. Made For Love by Alissa Nutting
Made for Love is the story of Hazel who divorces her tech-founder husband and moves in with her father and his extremely lifelike sex doll girlfriend in a senior citizen trailer park. A brilliantly funny and dazzling read that pushes the boundaries of love.
Out July 4, Amazon, $18.33
4. The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
A dark, psychological suspense debut, featuring Nora Watts— an emotionally complex and vulnerable character who gave her newborn daughter up for adoption fifteen years ago. Until she receives that dreaded phone call.
Out July 25, Amazon, $16.49
5. Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong
This impressive debut is the story of Ruth who quits her job, to find her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory. Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and gives life a wonderful perspective.
“It doesn’t matter who remembers what, I guess, so long as somebody remembers something.”
Out July 11, Amazon, $17.68