July New Releases I Can’t Wait to Read
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal (July 3) I loved Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey and Ghost Talkers, two historical fantasies set in very different time frames. In The Calculating Stars, Kowal expands on an alternate history based on her Hugo Award-winning novelette “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” (which you can read online here.) Frankly, I’ll read anything she writes!
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (July 10) Novik’s Uprooted is a gorgeously written original fairy tale (with elements of Beauty and the Beast and one or two other tales.) In Spinning Silver, Novik takes on the Rumplestiltskin tale, and I have no doubt that this one will be equally wonderful. I’ve never read anything of hers that wasn’t!
- The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (Daisy Dalrymple #23) by Carola Dunn (July 3)
- Dyeing Up Loose Ends (Knitting Mystery #16) by Maggie Sefton (July 3)
- Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen (July 10)
- Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #2) by Victoria Gilbert (July 10)
- Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom (Aunt Dimity #23) by Nancy Atherton (July 24)
- A Duke by Default (Reluctant Royals #2) by Alyssa Cole (July 31)
- Pale as Death (Krewe of Hunters #25) by Heather Graham (July 31)
I’ve preordered three of those.
🙂 Which three? I’m planning to buy Spinning Silver, because I can’t imagine not liking a Naomi Novik. And I plan to buy The Calculating Stars as well; Kowal writes so well. The others I either have as ARCs or will borrow from the library, because shelf space is at a premium at my house!
I can’t wait for Spinning Silver! Uprooted was such a great read. I loved it. 🙂
I know! Uprooted was amazing. One of these days I’ll try rewriting my review, which got deleted (through a WordPress or GoDaddy glitch) just as I finished it.
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
I am excited about Pale as Death.
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Me too! I really liked Fade to Black.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
There are so many books I’m excited about this month! Shelved for Murder is one I’m super excited about. I loved the first one. The Corpse at Crystal Palace looks so great and I always look forward to anything by Heather Graham!
I’m reading Shelved for Murder right now — and just downloaded the first book from the library, because I’m enjoying this one so much.
I’m excited about Spinning Silver! I still haven’t read Uprooted, though, and I want to read that one too.
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Novik is coming to the DC area next week, and I’m hoping to make it to one of her two signings.
Oh, that sounds fun! I hope you’re able to go.
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Thanks! Me too.