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July is Nearly Over! Take a Look at our Roundup of Books We Have Loved this Month

We're halfway through Summer and now is the perfect time to slow down and relax with the latest new releases. July brings with it a change in routine, restrictions and temperatures, so stay hydrated and top up your summer reading pile.

Fiction Books of the Month

To help people browse, we've separated our Fiction and Non-fiction Book of the Month titles so you can see more of what you like at a glance. This month we've got some stellar new titles for you to browse. Click to find our full list of Fiction Books of the Month suggestions from past months.

The Beresford by Will Carver - An apartment building contains a deadly secret in this fabulously edgy and addictive supernatural thriller.

Girls Who Lie by Eva Björg Ægisdottir - This Icelandic crime and psychological thriller is a provocative read as it dives into some thought-provoking issues.

When We Fall by Carolyn Kirby - Risk, romance and torn loyalties teeter in this tense female-fronted WW2 thriller based on the Katyn massacre atrocity.

Woman of a Certain Rage by Georgie Hall - We declare this divinely funny, warm, and engaging novel about navigating family life during the menopause a must-read.

Trust by Chris Hammer - Full of intriguing suspense and incredibly pacy action, this fabulous crime thriller and LoveReading Star Book is set in Sydney.

I Know What You've Done by Dorothy Koomson - The holder of a diary is in danger in this deliciously addictive and entertaining psychological thriller set within a Brighton neighbourhood.

The Night Before Morning by Alistair Moffat - A fabulous blast of speculative fiction sends chills coursing through the pages as the Nazi’s triumph at the end of the Second World War.

Fortune by Amanda Smyth - An exquisitely told story of ambition, desire, love and lust in 1920s Trinidad as the emerging oil industry seeps into old ways of life.

Non-Fiction Books of the Month

Looking to find out something more about the world we live in, instead of gallivanting off into the realm of fiction? Have a look at our hand-picked non-fiction choices. Click to find explore more of our Non-Fiction recommendations.

Dutch Girl by Robert Matzen - This penetrating, comprehensive, and insightful book opens a window to the Second World War and Audrey Hepburn’s life before she became a movie star.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John Donohue - Vivid and personal, this rip-roaring account of a Vietnam vet’s quest to bring his former comrades-in-arms a beer from home leads to pertinent political realisations.

Old Testament Warriors by Simon Elliott - Author Simon Elliott explores how archaeology can shed light on events in the Bible including the famous tumbling walls of Jericho, the career of David the boy warrior who faced the Philistines, and Gideon, who was able to defeat an army that vastly outnumbered his own.

Debuts of the Month

Looking for something action-packed, something powerful and quirky, or something intoxicatingly beautiful and all from brand authors? Look no further than our Debuts of the Month recommendations for July! You can explore more by clicking here and look back at previously released debut recommendations.

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle - A lively, action-packed, and twisty thriller that delivers entertainment in bucket loads as twin Iris finds herself in deep water.

Taking Flight by JT Torres - A thoroughly modern and heartbreaking yet magical exploration of family, migration, and mental health.

Would I Lie to You? by Aliya Ali-Afzal - An engaging, entertaining, smart, and ultimately feel-good novel with huge emotional integrity and balance.

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin - Powerful, beautiful, and quirky, this unique novel about anxiety-ridden and death-obsessed Gilda is a dream of a read.

Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith - An intoxicating, beautifully-written, folklore-infused debut exploring the interwoven lives, fates and histories of two Vietnamese women.

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart - Rich in the atmosphere of rural Australia, this gothic thriller sizzles with suspense and psychological intrigue as horrific family secrets come to light.

eBooks of the Month

Perfect for packing up and heading out, even if it's just to a comfortable spot in your garden, our eBooks of the Month are filled with top quality reads we'd recommend in any format and perfect additions to your digital bookshelves. Click to find more eBook selections.

The Basel Killings by Hansjoerg Schneider - An atmospheric plot and setting frame a compelling police inspector as he investigates a murder on the borders of Switzerland.

Junk by Melvin Burgess - It’s a real roller-coaster and yet it is completely honest and real to today’s world. 

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart - Exploring coercive control, violence, abuse and revenge with edgy levels of tension through potentially unreliable narrators, this is a satisfyingly suspenseful gothic thriller.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever by John Donohue -  Living up to its title, it really does read like the greatest beer run ever, and will have readers interested in the human side of history laughing, crying and thinking in equal measure.

For Any Other Truth by Denzil Meyrick - With a fabulous cast and intricate plot, this crime novel also packs a punch on the emotional front too.

Knife Edge by Kerry Buchanan - This gripping, graphic debut crime thriller set in Northern Ireland reels with real-life grit, twists and tangled tension.

Coffin Cove by Jackie Elliott - Living up to its arresting title, this female-fronted thriller boasts a richness of tension, twists and murderous mystery.

Liz's Picks of the Month

Liz Robinson's Picks for July have a bit of something for everyone, from funny relationship stories and feel good fiction to the supernatural, cime thrillers and historical fiction. Click to find previous selections from our Expert Reviewer.

The Dying Squad by Adam Simcox - Fancy something different? Then stop right here, as this supernatural crime novel is an absolute humdinger of a read.

The Piper's Dance by Maxim Jakubowski - A uniquely potent, compelling and fascinating read that takes the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin in an entirely new direction.

The Rehearsals by Annette Christie - This delightful romantic comedy delivers an engaging time-loop of possibilities after Megan and Tom call off their wedding.

Everyone Is Still Alive by Cathy Rentzenbrink - An eloquent, moving, warm and witty exploration of modern life, with the focus on friendship and family it’s just gorgeous.

Lucky by Rachel Edwards - This is a provocative, powerful, and compelling exploration of a woman as she loses herself to the addiction of online-gambling.

Moth by Melody Razak - A stunningly beautiful yet heart-wrenching story that focuses on one family during Partition in 1940’s India. We declare it a must-read.

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