8 non-romance books being released in July 2023

Dead of Winter. Image courtesy Poisoned Pen Press
Dead of Winter. Image courtesy Poisoned Pen Press /

If you’re looking for something to read this July, you’re in luck. July has a lot of exciting books coming out no matter what genre you enjoy.

As someone who is a romance reader, I rarely venture out of my comfort zone. However, sometimes there are books with great pitches or ones that just strike me as fun reads so I pick them up.

The books might also be featured in a list or shared by the publisher which is something that happens quite often. There are so many releases and only so much time in the day so I want to be sure that readers of all genres can find something they might enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for chills and thrills, some light fun, or the perfect beach read, these non-romance book releases are worth adding to your list for July.

These 8 non-romance books are great picks no matter your mood.

Even though I read romance, I do enjoy some thrillers as beach reads and boy does July have some great ones. First up is One of the Boys by Jayne Cowie which is a dystopian thriller following two women who will do anything to protect their kids. With comparisons to The Push and The Power, this one seems so chilling and thrilling. One of the Boys releases on July 11th.

Moving onto another July 11th read, there’s Dead of Winter by Darcy Coates. Set amidst The Rockies, this is finally the trip of a lifetime for the busload of travelers until they end up stranded. Things get even more complicated as they’re picked off one by one similar to And Then There Were None. All in all, this one seems like the perfect cold read for summer.

The next July 11th release is Those We Drown which is a YA thriller by Amy Goldsmith and it’s set on sea. Liv’s best friend goes missing and she’s trying to uncover the mystery of where he went and how everything connects to another missing girl. It sounds like such a fun yet thrilling time.

Headed back to July 4th, there’s One Summer in Savannah which is about Sara who is a sexual assault survivor which results in the birth of her daughter. She has to go back and take care of her sickly father yet she gets the biggest surprise when she ends up falling for her attacker’s twin brother and that just sounds so intense. This one is high up on my list for July reads.

Next up is a July 18th release which is How Can I Help You by Laura Sims. This is suspense following two librarians who are hiding some dark secrets and the cat-and-mouse game the two end up entangled in. Honestly, this sounds like a great beach read especially for those who love books.

Before getting into my most anticipated release for July, I wanted to feature two releases coming out on July 25th. The first is The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec. Known for her retellings, this is a retelling of Viking Queen Gunnhild which shows the power of female friendship and sisterhood which just sounds epic.

The other July 25th release is House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig. This is the second book in her Sister of the Salt series which is YA fantasy. The story follows Verity who is dealing with a secret and doesn’t even know it. From there, her world gets turned upside down and everything she previously knew might not even be close to reality.

Last but certainly not least, my most anticipated non-romance read for July is A Twisted Love Story by Samantha Downing. I just adore Samantha Downing’s writing and stories so this one is going to be huge for me. This one seems like it’s going to be a toxic relationship with a dash of murder which I’m excited about. A Twisted Love Story is releasing on July 18th, 2023.

Whether you’re looking for chills or a hard-hitting story, hopefully, you’re able to find something from this list of books that you’ll enjoy. I feel like it’s a good mix so I don’t think that will be an issue.

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