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66 new books coming out July 8 – 14, 2024

By Kobo • July 09, 2024New eBooks and Audiobooks

A few of the books we’re most looking forward to

Bury Your Gays by Chuck Tingle is the enigmatic author’s second horror novel, which should prove to skeptics that the superstar of high-concept meme culture is serious about writing scary books. Bury Your Gays is the story of a screenwriter, Misha, who refuses to take the counsel of Hollywood execs urging him to precipitate a viral spike in attention by killing off the gay characters in the season finale of his long-running streaming series. With an Oscar nomination in play, Misha figures displeasing his overlords might cost him a moment in the spotlight and the right to be referred to as “Academy Award-winning,” but when monsters from his early career come to life and stalk him through the Hollywood hills, he realizes he may have underestimated the price of defiance.

Kim Harrison’s Totality is the second installment in her Eclipsed Evolution series, which launched with First Contact last week. Harrison is one of the pioneers behind the inescapable “romantasy” hybrid genre, with the first of her Hollows urban fantasy series featuring demoness Rachel Morgan, Dead Witch Walking, finding an instantly voracious readership when it was released 20 years ago. Evoking Octavia E. Butler’s classic Xenogensis (aka. Lilith’s Brood) trilogy, Eclipsed Evolution is the story of humanity’s encounter with otherworldly beings known as “neighbors,” whose purpose appears to be to return to earth to save it. That’s the hypothesis Dr. Renee Caisson is working with, anyway—but not everyone is open to accepting the demonic-looking creatures as planetary saviours. We’ll find out how it ends next week with Emergence.

As yet another season of summer travel rolls arrives, Gary Janetti returns to amuse travellers waiting at gates, in traffic, and wherever else your vacation turns out to be somewhat less than you’d expected. No, we’re not talking about his singular Instagram account. Janetti’s new book We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay: (tips, tales, travels) includes the Family Guy writer’s own adventures and foibles, which are as funny as readers have every right to expect—but also tips on how to get the most out of your trip.

More books coming out this week

🧰 Help and How-to

Big Dating Energy: How to Create Lasting Love by Tapping Into Your Authentic Self by Jeff Guenther and Kate Happ

Writing on Empty: A Guide to Finding Your Voice by Natalie Goldberg

The Danish Secret to Happy Kids: How the Viking Way of Raising Children Makes Them Happier, Healthier, and More Independent by Helen Russell

Die Hot with a Vengeance: Essays on Vanity by Sable Yong

The Secret Language of the Body: Regulate Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body, Free Your Mind by Jennifer Mann and Karden Rabin

Cloudspotting for Beginners by William Grill and Gavin Pretor-Pinney

💡 Big Ideas

Never Enough: From Barista to Billionaire by Andrew Wilkinson

The Secret Lives of Numbers: A Hidden History of Math's Unsung Trailblazers by Timothy Revell and Kate Kitagawa

The Longest Con: How Grifters, Swindlers, and Frauds Hijacked American Conservatism by Joe Conason

Capitalism: A Horror Story: Gothic Marxism and the Dark Side of the Radical Imagination by Jon Greenaway

Black Pill: How I Witnessed the Darkest Corners of the Internet Come to Life, Poison Society, and Capture American Politics by Elle Reeve

The Privilege of Aging: Savoring the Fullness of Life by Kamla K. Kapur

🗣 True Stories

We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay (tips, tales, travels) by Gary Janetti

Tiger, Tiger: His Life, As It's Never Been Told Before by James Patterson

A Season for That: Lost and Found in the Other Southern France by Steve Hoffman

Other Rivers: A Chinese Education by Peter Hessler

Women of the Mafia: Power and Influence in the Neapolitan Camorra by Felia Allum

F1 Racing Confidential: Inside Stories from the World of Formula One by Giles Richards

True Gretch: What I've Learned About Life, Leadership, and Everything in Between by Gretchen Whitmer

Voices for the Islands: Thirty Years of Nature Conservation on the Salish Sea by Sheila Harrington

💘 Romance

His Second Chance by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Summer Pact by Emily Giffin

Coral Memories by Jan Moran

Thirst Trap by Lani Lynn Vale

Left Behind by Sharon Sala

Keep On Loving You by Elena Aitken

The Spellshop by Sarah Beth Durst

Let the Games Begin by Rufaro Faith Mazarura

Sounds Like a Plan by Dwayne Alexander Smith and Pamela Samuels Young

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

The Briar Club by Kate Quinn

A Death in Cornwall by Daniel Silva

The Burning by Linda Castillo

The Lost Victim by Robert Bryndza

W.E.B. Griffin Zero Option by Peter Kirsanow

For Silence (A Morgan Cross FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 11) by Blake Pierce

The Family Experiment by John Marrs

It's Elementary by Elise Bryant

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Bury Your Gays by Chuck Tingle

Long Island Compromise by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The Heart in Winter by Kevin Barry

Daughters of Tuscany by Siobhan Daiko

All This and More by Peng Shepherd

A Thousand Times Before by Asha Thanki

Resolution by Irvine Welsh

The Coin by Yasmin Zaher

✨ Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction

Totality by Kim Harrison

Thousand Autumns: Qian Qiu (Novel) Vol. 5 by Meng Xi Shi

Black Tide Son by H. M. Long

Toward Eternity by Anton Hur

Navola by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Blood Dimmed Tide by Stephen Aryan

The Dallergut Dream Department Store by Miye Lee

These Deathless Shores by P. H. Low

Unraveling by Karen Lord

🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 30 by Tomohito Oda

Please Go Home, Miss Akutsu! Vol. 6 by Taichi Nagaoka

Fly Me to the Moon, Vol. 24 by Kenjiro Hata

In the Clear Moonlit Dusk 7 by Mika Yamamori

Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Vol. 11 by Take

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs (Light Novel) Vol. 12 by Yomu Mishima

Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Club: Time to Party by Molly Knox Ostertag

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