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114 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out July 19 – August 8, 2022

By Kobo • July 19, 2022New Releases

There’s no excuse to have nothing to read by the beach, by the pool, on the dock, or on the couch with these new eBooks and audiobooks coming out over the next 3 weeks—we even have a few suggestions to consider…

If you want to know exactly what all this fuss about “CRT” is but you can do without the intensity around the topic, try On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care by Victor Ray. It’s short and to the point and backed by scholarship while remaining entirely accessible.

If the penultimate season of Stranger Things got you curious about the world of Dungeons & Dragons, and you love a good business story, check out Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs to learn how the company behind the classic role-playing game mismanaged its way to disaster—and was saved by its chief rival.

If you’ve never read the poetry of Dionne Brand, Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems is a great way to discover her particular genius.

If you enjoy learning from eastern religions but you’ve read all there is to read about Buddhism (though we should mention that How to Focus by Buddhist monk and bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh has just come out) The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life by Simran Jeet Singh is a helpful guide to learning about the Sikh faith—and from it in practical ways.

If you’re wondering what it’s like to work with comedian Conan O’Brien, The World's Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian, his longstanding (and fittingly self-deprecating) assistant will give you some idea.

If you find yourself sitting on a beach looking out at the ocean, you could discover the incredible resilience of a group of incredible ocean-going animals who could really use some help after taking a lot of abuse from humans in Shark: Why we need to save the world’s most misunderstood predator by Paul de Gelder

If you’re looking for a sexy body-positive romance, The Accidental Pinup by Danielle Jackson features a plus-size Black photographer and entrepreneur who was supposed to run the shoot for her friend’s new lingerie line—and ends up picking up posing duties on the other side of the camera for a rival photographer.

Alexander McCall Smith’s 14th Isabel Dalhousie novel, The Sweet Remnants of Summer couldn’t be better-named as poolside entertainment. If you haven’t been following the series from the start, don’t worry: just jump on in.

If you’ve made it through the first 3 novels in Tica Morgan’s Zoë Janssen series, step through Hell's Gate.

If you think too many books are titled, “the daughter of so-and-so” we beg you not to make the mistake of overlooking The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, a retelling by the spectacularly prolific and talented Silvia Moreno-Garcia of H. G. Wells’ classic horror novel of a mad scientist creating unholy creatures on his own island. Moreno-Garcia—a master of speculative fiction who exploded onto the scene in the last few years by winning prizes and gaining legions of fans—transports the familiar story to a 19th century Mexican setting, narrated by the madman’s daughter Carlota Moreau.

If you want to revisit an old classic, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle has been re-released with a new introduction by epic fantasy master Patrick Rothfuss.

More books coming out July 19 – August 8, 2022

✍ Poetry

Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems by Dionne Brand

Memoirs by Robert Lowell



🧰 Help and How-to

How to Focus by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life by Simran Jeet Singh

Chill and Prosper: The New Way to Grow Your Business, Make Millions, and Change the World by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Healing from Toxic Relationships: 10 Essential Steps to Recover from Gaslighting, Narcissism, and Emotional Abuse by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD

The White Allies Handbook: 4 Weeks to Join the Racial Justice Fight for Black Women by Lecia Michelle

The Art of Teaching Children: All I Learned from a Lifetime in the Classroom by Phillip Done

How to Stay Smart in a Smart World: Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms by Gerd Gigerenzer

Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter by E.B. Bartels

The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours by Chantel Prat


💡 Big Ideas

The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything by Matthew Ball

Shark: Why we need to save the world’s most misunderstood predator by Paul de Gelder

Work Work Work: Labor, Alienation, and Class Struggle by Michael D. Yates

Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity by Antonio Padilla

Revelation: The Ultimate Hope in Christ by Dr. David Jeremiah

How to Read Now: Essays by Elaine Castillo

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet by George Monbiot

On Critical Race Theory: Why It Matters & Why You Should Care by Victor Ray

The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide by Steven W. Thrasher


🗣 True Stories

Split Decision: Life Stories by Ice-T, Spike, and Douglas Century

Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story by Lis Smith

The World's Worst Assistant by Sona Movsesian

Slaying the Dragon: A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons by Ben Riggs

Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional by Isaac Fitzgerald

Arrow Through the Heart: The Biography of Andy Gibb by Matthew Hild

The Castleton Massacre: Survivors’ Stories of the Killins Femicide by Sharon Anne Cook and Margaret Carson

Where You End and I Begin: A Memoir by Leah McLaren

Going Public: How Silicon Valley Rebels Loosened Wall Street’s Grip on the IPO and Sparked a Revolution by Dakin Campbell

Escape from Manus Prison: One Man's Daring Quest for Freedom by Jaivet Ealom

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising by Brandi Morin


💘 Romance

Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

Resilience After Dark by Marie Force

The Sweetest Connection by Denise Williams

The King by Nana Malone

The Accidental Pinup by Danielle Jackson

The Trouble with Whiskey by Melissa Foster

Sudden Impact by Kaylea Cross

Garnet Flats by Devney Perry

Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs

Booked on a Feeling by Jayci Lee

Knot Again by Kwana Jackson

Jet by Winter Travers

New Beginnings at the Old Bakehouse (Love Heart Lane, Book 9) by Christie Barlow

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Holiday Rogue by Rebecca Zanetti

The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

Stirred Up by a SEAL by Kait Nolan

Shadows of Destiny (The Shadow Realms, Book 5) by Brenda K. Davies


🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

The Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

Already Chosen (A Laura Frost FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 7) by Blake Pierce

Aura of Night by Heather Graham

Happy Death Day by Lisa Renee Jones

Hell's Gate by Tica Morgan

The Antarctica Incident by J. Robert Kennedy

A Silent Truth by Rachel Amphlett

Revenge in the Roses by Dale Mayer

Reckoning by Catherine Coulter

Black Dog by Stuart Woods

Round Up the Usual Peacocks by Donna Andrews

Are You Sara? by S.C. Lalli

Dead Man Deep by Lynne McEwan

Serpent's Point by Kate Ellis


🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Work Wife by Alison B. Hart

Shmutz by Felicia Berliner

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

Smells Like Tween Spirit by Laurie Gelman

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra

Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère

The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid

Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak

A Hundred Other Girls by Iman Hariri-Kia

The Last Gift of the Master Artists by Ben Okri


✨ Fantasy and Speculative Fiction

These Twisted Bonds by Lexi Ryan

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore – The Complete Screenplay by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves

Heat Wave by TJ Klune

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Dawn of Yangchen (Chronicles of the Avatar Book 3) by F. C. Yee

The Book of Sand by Theo Clare

The Orville: Sympathy for the Devil by Seth MacFarlane

Firefly - What Makes Us Mighty by M.K. England

A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

The Valkyrie's Daughter by Tiana Warner

Master of Iron by Tricia Levenseller

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Three Miles Down by Harry Turtledove

A Half-Built Garden by Ruthanna Emrys

Guardian of Madness by Michelle Manus

Dragons of Deceit by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning

Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw

Eversion by Alastair Reynolds

Fault Tolerance by Valerie Valdes

Cobalt Blue by Matthew Reilly

Squirrel Girl: Universe by Tristan Palmgren

Dark Nebula: Graveyard by Sean Willson

Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean


💬 Manga & Graphic Novels

A Man and His Cat 06 by Umi Sakurai

I Think Our Son Is Gay 03 by Okura

My Quiet Blacksmith Life in Another World: Volume 3 by Tamamaru

Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Light Novel) Vol. 2 by Syougo Kinugasa

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 14 (light novel) by Fuse

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 17 (light novel) by Hiro Ainana

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Royal Academy Stories - First Year by Miya Kazuki

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 9 by Makoto Hagino

By the Grace of the Gods: Volume 11 by Roy

Chillin’ in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers: Volume 6 (Light Novel) by Miya Kinojo

Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 17 (light novel) by Natsume Akatsuki

The Great Cleric: Volume 9 by Broccoli Lion

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