Recent and Upcoming Book Releases – July

Scribner UK, July 2019

The books based around summer settings are making their appearance and there is something so nice about sitting in the garden with one of these books. It really helps with the happy vibes.

I wanted to share some of the upcoming or recently released books that I am looking forward to reading at some point.

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips is a novel that I am finding very intriguing.

The general premise is that two sisters are abducted one august afternoon on the shoreline of the north-eastern edge of Russia.

The ensuing weeks and months bring a stalled police investigation and reverberates across a tightly woven community.

This book does sound so good and I can’t wait to read it.


The second book is the latest one by Catherine Alliott called A Cornish Summer.

I am a bit of a fan of Catherine’s novels and so am always pleased when another one arrives.

This new book focuses on Flora who has been in love with her husband for twenty years. However, he’s been married to someone else for fifteen years.

Sphere, June 2019

Penguin, June 2019

Flora has been invited to spend the summer in Cornwall. It should sound blissful….. except for one small thing. Her former mother-in-law has also been invited. If that wasn’t enough, Flora’s ex husband and his wife are coming too.

Can she spend the summer playing happy families?


The Bookshop on the Shore is the latest book by the fantastic Jenny Colgan

Zoe is struggling to cope living in London as a single mother. Her son is perfect in every way. He just doesn’t speak.

When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, she doesn’t know what she is going to do. Zoe is then given the opportunity to help run a bookshop in the Scottish highlands. On first thought, she feels that this might be the change she needs.

She’s soon questioning her move and whether she made the right decision. She’s faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller and a band of unruly children.

Her son finds his first friend though and with the beauty of the area, Zoe only wishes the bookseller was a friendlier and more approachable.

This book feels like it is classic Jenny Colgan and I am excited to read it. The book cover is one of my favourites too.


Hodder & Stoughton, July 2019

Century, August 2019

Speaking of gorgeous book covers, Sweet Sorrow, due for release on 11th July is the latest book by David Nicholls. Oh, this cover. It’s beautiful.

The overall premise of this novel is that it focuses on Charlie. In 1997, he is someone who you wouldn’t remember. His exams have not gone well. He is looking for his Dad and it with dread that he looks to the future.

Then he meets Fran and he begins to hope.

To be with Fran though, he must take on a challenge that will lose him respect. The price of hope is Shakespeare.

I really liked Us and so I look forward to reading this new book.


The final book in this list is from one of my favourite authors, Lisa Jewell. Called The Family Upstairs, I almost want to stop what I am currently reading and make my way through this one instead.

This one sounds like a great physiological thriller (something Lisa is so good at,) and it sounds brilliant.

The general overview…. in a London house, a baby is awake in her cot. She is well fed and cared for. She waiting for someone to pick her up.

In the kitchen, three bodies lie dead. They have been dead for days.

The question is, who has been taking care of the baby and where are they?

The plot sounds amazing and intriguing. Can’t wait to read this one.


Which books are you looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments.


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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