9 new books to discover in July | Literary arts | Pittsburgh

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The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Released July 6 via Penguin Life
Philosophy / Inspiration, 272 pages

Have you ever written a note to a future me? Author Matt Haig (The midnight library) a, and these notes became his latest version, The Comfort Book – small pieces of meditations to give a new perspective on all the ups and downs of life.

Everyone in this room will be dead someday by Emily R. Austin

Released July 6 via Atria
Literary fiction, LGBTQ +, 256 pages

Gilda is an atheist in her twenties, suffering from morbid anxiety, who works as a receptionist in a Catholic church. She quickly becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of her predecessor.

The final support group for girls by Grady Hendrix

Horror / Thriller, 352 pages
New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Killing Vampires and Excorcism of my best friend comes back with another book to keep you awake at night. Did you know that the last woman standing in a horror movie is called a Final Girl? The novel follows a Lynnette Tarkington and five other actual final girls who together form a support group for those who have gone through the unimaginable. And then one of the women misses the date …

Seek You: a journey through American solitude by Kristen Radtke

Released July 13 via Patheon
Non-fictional works, graphic novel, 352 pages

Told from many angles, from monkey studies to personal stories, I’m looking for you is an illustrated meditation on desire and isolation in society.

Dirty animals by Brandon Taylor

Released July 13 via Riverhead
Short stories, 288 pages

This collection of short stories reads like a novel, linked by a gay black man who finds himself entangled in the relationship of a dancing couple.

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The take of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

Released July 13 via Putnam
YA / Thriller, 308 pages

One of the only black children at St. Clair Prep struggles to step out of the shadow of his older brother. And to make matters worse, he can see dead people.

Loving people, using things: because the opposite never works by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Release July 13 via Celadon
non-fictional works, 336 pages

The title says it all; this book shows you how minimalism can help you improve your relationships.

Night bitch by Rachel Yoder

Release July 20 via Doubleday
Fiction / Fantasy, 256 pages

The new motherhood causes an attack of changes in the mental and psychic being of a woman. In Night bitch, one of those changes is the transformation into a real dog.

Privacy by Katie Kitamura

Posted July 20 via Riverhead
Literary fiction, 240 pages

Privacy is the story of a woman involved in many personal dramas.

Want to recommend an upcoming book release? Contact bookstagrammer @jord_reads_books at [email protected].

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