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Our Most Anticipated Books July 2024

Tomorrow marks the official first day of summer and we’re prepared to celebrate with a list of can’t-be-missed reads. If you’re looking to enjoy a brand-new fantasy on a picnic blanket this month, we’ve got plenty to choose from. Need a thriller with plenty of twists and turns that you won’t be able to put down even though you’re definitely due for another round of sunscreen? We’ve got it all. From powerful memoirs to incredible literary fiction and so much more, these are the books we can’t wait to read in July.

Brothersong (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Green Creek #4)

Hardcover $26.99 $29.99

Brothersong (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Green Creek #4)

Brothersong (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Green Creek #4)

By TJ Klune

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Hardcover $26.99 $29.99

If TJ Klune writes it, we read it — and this one is a real treat. Continuing his bestselling Green Creek series in this story about family mythologies and stepping into your legacy, for better or worse.

If TJ Klune writes it, we read it — and this one is a real treat. Continuing his bestselling Green Creek series in this story about family mythologies and stepping into your legacy, for better or worse.

I Was a Teenage Slasher

Hardcover $29.99

I Was a Teenage Slasher

I Was a Teenage Slasher

By Stephen Graham Jones

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Hardcover $29.99

If you’ve been hitting rewind on your favorite summertime slashers, this is your next gloriously gory read, from the author of The Only Good Indians and The Indian Lake Trilogy.

If you’ve been hitting rewind on your favorite summertime slashers, this is your next gloriously gory read, from the author of The Only Good Indians and The Indian Lake Trilogy.

Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?: Adventures in Boyhood

Hardcover $29.00

Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?: Adventures in Boyhood

Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?: Adventures in Boyhood

By Jay Ellis

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Hardcover $29.00

Written in a witty and relatable voice, Jay Ellis’ collection of essays chronicles his time growing up in a world he couldn’t make sense of. An ode to childhood perseverance and imagination, Ellis’ memoir will feel like meeting up with an old friend.

Written in a witty and relatable voice, Jay Ellis’ collection of essays chronicles his time growing up in a world he couldn’t make sense of. An ode to childhood perseverance and imagination, Ellis’ memoir will feel like meeting up with an old friend.

Pink Slime: A Novel

Hardcover $24.00

Pink Slime: A Novel

Pink Slime: A Novel

By Fernanda Trïas
Translator Heather Cleary

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Hardcover $24.00

As a sickness runs rampant through an unnamed city, one woman questions her unrecognizable world, the price of survival and what she owes to the people around her.

As a sickness runs rampant through an unnamed city, one woman questions her unrecognizable world, the price of survival and what she owes to the people around her.

The God of the Woods (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

The God of the Woods (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

The God of the Woods (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Liz Moore

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Hardcover $27.00 $30.00

The woods can’t hide everything — the family dynamics of Succession meets the intrigue of Liane Moriarty in this story of money and land, legacy and inheritance.

The woods can’t hide everything — the family dynamics of Succession meets the intrigue of Liane Moriarty in this story of money and land, legacy and inheritance.

The Wilds: A Novel

Hardcover $30.00

The Wilds: A Novel

The Wilds: A Novel

By Sarah Pearse

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Hardcover $30.00

A young woman is missing, the clues are disturbing, the wilderness threatening — and Detective Ellen Warner is on the case in in the latest installment of a series that fans of our previous Mystery Monthly Pick No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor will tear through.

A young woman is missing, the clues are disturbing, the wilderness threatening — and Detective Ellen Warner is on the case in in the latest installment of a series that fans of our previous Mystery Monthly Pick No Strangers Here by Carlene O’Connor will tear through.

The Suffering Game (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Adventure Zone Series #6)

Paperback $19.99

The Suffering Game (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Adventure Zone Series #6)

The Suffering Game (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Adventure Zone Series #6)

By Griffin McElroy

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Paperback $19.99

More McElroys! Our favorite podcasters and D&D-ers are back — with even more magic, danger, and wacky antics.

More McElroys! Our favorite podcasters and D&D-ers are back — with even more magic, danger, and wacky antics.

The Spellshop

Hardcover $29.99

The Spellshop

The Spellshop

By Sarah Beth Durst

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Hardcover $29.99

If you loved the high fantasy and low stakes of Legends and Lattes, allow us to introduce you to Sarah Beth Durst. Combining the coziness of cottage core with the magical thrills of romantasy, this brand new world is one we can’t wait to share with readers.

If you loved the high fantasy and low stakes of Legends and Lattes, allow us to introduce you to Sarah Beth Durst. Combining the coziness of cottage core with the magical thrills of romantasy, this brand new world is one we can’t wait to share with readers.

The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Hardcover $35.00

The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Bright Sword: A Novel of King Arthur (B&N Exclusive Edition)

By Lev Grossman

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Hardcover $35.00

With the worldbuilding of George R.R. Martin and the heart of Patrick Rothfuss, Lev Grossman has returned with a fresh take on a familiar world, complete with legends and honor, our favorite mythical sword and wayward knights, hard truths of a fallen empire and plenty of heart.

With the worldbuilding of George R.R. Martin and the heart of Patrick Rothfuss, Lev Grossman has returned with a fresh take on a familiar world, complete with legends and honor, our favorite mythical sword and wayward knights, hard truths of a fallen empire and plenty of heart.

Evenings and Weekends: A Novel

Hardcover $30.00

Evenings and Weekends: A Novel

Evenings and Weekends: A Novel

By Oisín McKenna

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City lights and an unrelenting heatwave set the scene for this swirl of characters — all on the verge — in this dazzling new novel perfect for fans of Naoise Dolan and Caroline O’Donoghue.

City lights and an unrelenting heatwave set the scene for this swirl of characters — all on the verge — in this dazzling new novel perfect for fans of Naoise Dolan and Caroline O’Donoghue.

Who hasn’t looked to the stars for answers? Prepare to be surprised by what you learn in this novel that explores mysticism and cynicism, love and heartbreak.

Who hasn’t looked to the stars for answers? Prepare to be surprised by what you learn in this novel that explores mysticism and cynicism, love and heartbreak.

All This and More: A Novel

Hardcover $30.00

All This and More: A Novel

All This and More: A Novel

By Peng Shepherd

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Hardcover $30.00

What if you got a do-over for your entire life? This unique take on a choose your own adventure story asks what it means to create change — and whether or not you should. This is perfect for readers who loved the big-heartedness of Emma Straub’s This Time Tomorrow.

What if you got a do-over for your entire life? This unique take on a choose your own adventure story asks what it means to create change — and whether or not you should. This is perfect for readers who loved the big-heartedness of Emma Straub’s This Time Tomorrow.

Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

By Drew Afualo

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Hardcover $25.20 $28.00

We’ve loved her on our #ForYou pages, her laugh-out-loud podcast The Comment Section, and now we get to love her on the page. Loud is a culmination of everything we admire about Drew: inspiring, commanding and downright hilarious.

We’ve loved her on our #ForYou pages, her laugh-out-loud podcast The Comment Section, and now we get to love her on the page. Loud is a culmination of everything we admire about Drew: inspiring, commanding and downright hilarious.

The Wedding People (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

Hardcover $28.99

The Wedding People (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

The Wedding People (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition)

By Alison Espach

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Hardcover $28.99

From the author of the acclaimed Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance comes a savvy blend of literary and beach read, taking a beach-and-wedding setting and dropping in layers of meaningful character development. With a big heart and a wry sense of humor, this is an honest story that will resonate with a wide audience.

From the author of the acclaimed Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance comes a savvy blend of literary and beach read, taking a beach-and-wedding setting and dropping in layers of meaningful character development. With a big heart and a wry sense of humor, this is an honest story that will resonate with a wide audience.

Catalina: A Novel

Hardcover $28.00

Catalina: A Novel

Catalina: A Novel

By Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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Hardcover $28.00

The fiction debut from National Book Award finalist Villavicencio (The Undocumented Americans) is a pointed, often funny, and unexpected coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Mona Awad and Elif Batuman.

The fiction debut from National Book Award finalist Villavicencio (The Undocumented Americans) is a pointed, often funny, and unexpected coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Mona Awad and Elif Batuman.

The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia: A novel

Hardcover $29.00

The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia: A novel

The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia: A novel

By Juliet Grames

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Hardcover $29.00

A young American arrives in an isolated Italian village where murder and mystery abound. This historical mystery with a literary bent makes a terrific read for fans of Mercury Pictures Presents.

A young American arrives in an isolated Italian village where murder and mystery abound. This historical mystery with a literary bent makes a terrific read for fans of Mercury Pictures Presents.

Long Island Compromise: A Novel

Hardcover $30.00

Long Island Compromise: A Novel

Long Island Compromise: A Novel

By Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Hardcover $30.00

We couldn’t put this one down, and we have a feeling you won’t be able to, either. A story about the benefits and consequences of wealth and the lengths we’ll go to run from our personal mythologies — this cast of characters will hold you for ransom until the very end.

We couldn’t put this one down, and we have a feeling you won’t be able to, either. A story about the benefits and consequences of wealth and the lengths we’ll go to run from our personal mythologies — this cast of characters will hold you for ransom until the very end.

Pearl

Hardcover $25.00

Pearl

Pearl

By Siân Hughes

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A girl, an old house, and one haunting poem. This story of mothers, daughters and family mythologies is perfect for readers of Paul Harding and Ann Patchett.

A girl, an old house, and one haunting poem. This story of mothers, daughters and family mythologies is perfect for readers of Paul Harding and Ann Patchett.

Slow Dance: A Novel

Hardcover $28.00

Slow Dance: A Novel

Slow Dance: A Novel

By Rainbow Rowell

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Hardcover $28.00

Rainbow Rowell’s new novel is a will-they-won’t-they for the ages — from high school to weddings and funerals, we love dancing our way through these pages.

Rainbow Rowell’s new novel is a will-they-won’t-they for the ages — from high school to weddings and funerals, we love dancing our way through these pages.

The Secret History of Sharks: The Rise of the Ocean's Most Fearsome Predators

Hardcover $35.00

The Secret History of Sharks: The Rise of the Ocean's Most Fearsome Predators

The Secret History of Sharks: The Rise of the Ocean's Most Fearsome Predators

By John Long

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Did you know that sharks have superpowers? You will after reading John Long’s deep dive into one of Earth’s mightiest creatures.

Did you know that sharks have superpowers? You will after reading John Long’s deep dive into one of Earth’s mightiest creatures.

The Heart in Winter

Hardcover $28.00

The Heart in Winter

The Heart in Winter

By Kevin Barry

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Hardcover $28.00

Fans of Charles Portis and Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers: Don’t miss this wildly funny western. Fans of Barry’s acclaimed novel Night Boat to Tangier, same goes for you.

Fans of Charles Portis and Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers: Don’t miss this wildly funny western. Fans of Barry’s acclaimed novel Night Boat to Tangier, same goes for you.

The Summer Pact: A Novel

Hardcover $30.00

The Summer Pact: A Novel

The Summer Pact: A Novel

By Emily Giffin

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Hardcover $30.00

From Something Borrowed to Something Blue and beyond, Emily Giffin knows how to write a story full of friendship, humor and heart.

From Something Borrowed to Something Blue and beyond, Emily Giffin knows how to write a story full of friendship, humor and heart.

The path from A Discovery of Witches to The Black Bird Oracle has been a long, twisted, and delightful one. Prepare to discover even more layers to the world of magic and dark academia we already love.

The path from A Discovery of Witches to The Black Bird Oracle has been a long, twisted, and delightful one. Prepare to discover even more layers to the world of magic and dark academia we already love.

This Great Hemisphere: A Novel

Hardcover $29.00

This Great Hemisphere: A Novel

This Great Hemisphere: A Novel

By Mateo Askaripour

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A National Book Foundation 5 under 35 pick delivers a dystopian story with sci-fi flare and a political edge, featuring a terrific cast and a world both familiar and unsettling.

A National Book Foundation 5 under 35 pick delivers a dystopian story with sci-fi flare and a political edge, featuring a terrific cast and a world both familiar and unsettling.

Dingy bars, late nights and rock & roll fill up Al’s days, but she can’t help wanting more. Turn up the volume (and the heat) with this groovy novel that feels like listening to your favorite record.

Dingy bars, late nights and rock & roll fill up Al’s days, but she can’t help wanting more. Turn up the volume (and the heat) with this groovy novel that feels like listening to your favorite record.

The History of Sound: Stories

Hardcover $30.00

The History of Sound: Stories

The History of Sound: Stories

By Ben Shattuck

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This tender collection of stories gives us a unique look at humanity and the way we’re all connected. This sits nicely with North Woods by Daniel Mason.

This tender collection of stories gives us a unique look at humanity and the way we’re all connected. This sits nicely with North Woods by Daniel Mason.

Alexander at the End of the World: The Forgotten Final Years of Alexander the Great

Hardcover $31.50 $35.00

Alexander at the End of the World: The Forgotten Final Years of Alexander the Great

Alexander at the End of the World: The Forgotten Final Years of Alexander the Great

By Rachel Kousser

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You couldn’t invent a character like Alexander the Great. Professor Rachel Kousser’s highly detailed and fast-paced biography brings this complex man to life.

You couldn’t invent a character like Alexander the Great. Professor Rachel Kousser’s highly detailed and fast-paced biography brings this complex man to life.