Book Releases on July 19, 2022

Do you need another reason to get yourself a new book this week? The week's most talked-about new releases are here for you, I promise.

1. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A dreamlike retelling of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico is the latest work from the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night. The thrilling historical tale THE DAUGHTER OF DOCTOR MOREAU is also a risky science fiction adventure. If you enjoy historical fiction with elements of horror and science fiction, crazy scientists, valiant heroes, and hot jungle romance, you should read this novel.

2. Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

The stunning new thriller Things We Do in the Dark is written by Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts best-selling novelist Jennifer Hillier. The long-hidden history of Paris Peralta, who is suspected of killing her famous husband, now poses a threat to her future. If you enjoy thrillers, murder mysteries, dead celebrity spouses, heroines with secrets to conceal, and ex-convicts with tales to tell, you should read this book.

3. Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey

Vera finds it difficult enough to return home, and to make matters worse, she and her mother are not by themselves. A parasitic artist has taken up residence in the guest house in the backyard and is gradually dismantling Vera's youth for its component components. He adamantly denies placing messages in her father's handwriting all around the house, but who else could it be? The infamous Crowder House's foundations contain mysteries that have not yet been fully revealed. Vera must confront them and assess the extent of the rot for herself. If you enjoy horror, thrillers, unsettling old houses, truly unsettling occurrences, and maybe otherworldly explanations, you should read this book.

4. Shmutz by Felicia Berliner

The young Hasidic lady in this funny, thought-provoking, and compelling debut novel worries that her hidden addiction to porn won't allow her to ever find a husband. Shmutz, a unique, moving, and compulsion-readable debut book, examines what it means to be a fully developed sexual and spiritual person stuck between the conventional and contemporary worlds. If you enjoy contemporary literature, debut books, Hasidic brides-to-be with scandalous secrets, sexuality, spirituality, and the advantages and disadvantages of online pornography, you should read this book.

5. The Retreat (Detective Elin Warner #2) by Sarah Pearse

Most people come here to rest and refuel. But there's a vengeful person here. Detective Elin Warner investigates the mysterious deaths on a beautiful island hideaway in this second novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium, a Reese's Book Club Pick. If you enjoy mysteries, misguided holidays, strange murders on beautiful islands, and investigator Elin Warner, you should read this novel.

6. Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional by Isaac Fitzgerald

  • A TIME Best Book of the Summer
  •  A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Memoir of the Season
  •  A BookPage Most Anticipated Book of 2022
  •  A Chicago Tribune Summer Pick
  • A Goodreads Readers' Most Anticipated Books of Summer
  • A Buzzfeed Summer Book You Won't Be Able to Put Down
  • A BookRiot Best Summer Read of 2022

Dirtbag, Massachusetts is a heart on the sleeve, demons under control, eyes unblinking, painfully sad, laugh-out-loud humorous revelation. Dirtbag, Massachusetts is a hilarious novel that may also be a lifeline. It is gritty and clear-eyed, loud-hearted and lovely. If you enjoy memoirs, autobiographies, essays, authors who have had tremendously intriguing lives, comedy, heartbreak, and sneaking medical supplies into Southeast Asia, you should read this book.


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