I was going through the new release lists on Goodreads and realized that July is going to be a great month for readers! These are some of the books I am most looking forward to. It's going to be a great reading month!
How to Sell a Haunted House - Grady Hendrix (Publication Date: July 12, 2022) - Louise and Mark Joyner know that their childhood home was haunted but now that house is the only thing saving the siblings from financial ruin. The Coronavirus has decimated their businesses and after their parents pass, the Joyner siblings must sort through the house before they can put it up for sale. As mysterious things begin to happen in the home, Mark and Louise learn that sometimes to let go of the past…you have to let go of it all.
Groupies: Sarah Priscus (Publication Date: July 12, 2022): It's 1977, and Faun Novak's life is about to change. Her mother has suddenly passed away and she has decided to pick up her camera and travel to California. While there, she meets up with an old friend who is dating the frontman of the rock band, Holiday Sun. Faun also discovers a fascinating group of fans: the groupies - those who love and follow the group whenever they can. She photographs these fans until she realizes that she has become obsessed with the groupies and let her own life fall to the wayside.
Things We Do in the Dark - Jennifer Hillier (Publication Date: July 19, 2022): Paris Peralta is found in her bathroom, holding a bloody razor with her celebrity husband dead in their bathtub. While she knows that she will be charged with her murder, that isn't her biggest fear…the idea of her secret being revealed scares her more. Twenty-five years earlier a woman the media called the Ice Queen was convicted of a similar crime and has recently been freed. She knows exactly who Paris is and what she has done. Paris must be honest about who she is and what she has done in order to get through this moment in her life.
Switchboard Soldiers - Jennifer Chiaverini (Publication Date: July 19, 2022): It's 1917, and World War I is raging. General Pershing arrives in France to discover he has no way of communicating. Male telephone operators take a full minute to connect calls - a minute that could make the difference between life and death. For the first time, women begin to be allowed into the armed forces. Over 7,600 women apply to become switchboard operators as it is determined that they only take ten seconds to connect calls allowing for quicker decisions and plans to be made. This is based on the true story of the first women allowed to enlist in the United States Armed Forces.
The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II - Madeline Martin (Publication Date: July 26, 2022): Ava begins a new job at the Library of Congress and thinks she will be able to have a nice, quiet career until she receives an offer from the US government to work in a library in Lisbon, Spain and act as a spy on their behalf. In France, Elaine is entering an apprenticeship at a printing press, a job normally held for men. She knows that the Nazis are looking to quiet the press but that the world still needs to know what is happening there. Slowly, the two women begin to talk through coded messages and seeing hope for the end of the war.
The War Girls - V.S. Alexander (Publication Date: July 26, 2022): Two Jewish sisters, living thousands of miles apart reunite in order to save their loved ones from the Warsaw ghetto where they living under dire constraints along with the constant threat of deportation to Treblinka where their family is as good as dead. With the help of a friend on the Aryan side of the line, do all they can to free people from the ghetto and stop the Nazis.