Most Anticipated New Books – July 2020

Here are the books I’m most looking forward to that come out in July!

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor – Hank Green

Release Date: July 7th

This sequel to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing from Hank Green picks up in the aftermath of the first book. I’m interested to see where Green goes with this very original sci-fi story given the developments that closed out the first entry. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing was one of my favorite books from 2018.

Kiki’s Delivery Service – Eiko Kadono (translation by Emily Balistrieri)

Release Date: July 7th

Okay this one is cheating a little bit. Kiki’s Delivery service was originally released in 1985. Most will recognize it as the basis for the 1989 film of the same name by Hiyao Miyazaki. But it’s a new translation and I absolutely can’t wait to read what was the basis for a great film for the first time.

The Extraordinaries – TJ Klune

Release Date: July 14th

The Extraordinaries is billed as a YA queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy in a world filled with superheroes. A story about a teen fanfic writer trying to become as extraordinary as his heroes sounds like it should be a lot of fun.

The Unstoppable Wasp – Sam Maggs

Release Date: July 14th

Sam Maggs brings her talents to a YA novel about Nadia Van Dyne AKA the Unstoppable Wasp from the Marvel Universe. These Marvel YA books have been pretty solid so far and Sam Maggs is excellent, so I’m sure this one is going to be good.

The Sandman (Audiobook) – Neil Gaiman

Release Date: July 15th

I am pumped for this one. There’s few things I like more than Neil Gaiman and his comics masterpiece Sandman. Now Audible has put together a full-cast production of the series, starting with this entry. I’m sure it should be perfect for anyone who doesn’t have any previous exposure to the comics.

Doctor Aphra (audiobook) – Sarah Kuhn

Release Date: July 21st

Doctor Aphra is a character first introduced to the Star Wars universe in Kieron Gillen’s run on Darth Vader. Since then, she’s become a core part of the Disney Star Wars comics lineup. This audiobook finds Sarah Kuhn adapting the Doctor Aphra story from her original run in the comics and performed by a full cast.

Axiom’s End – Lindsay Ellis

Release Date: July 21st

Axiom’s End is a sci-fi story about what first contact with an alien species might look like in a society laden with fake news, false information, and conspiracy theories. The book takes place in 2007 and sounds like a very interesting conceit for this debut novel from Lindsay Ellis.

Intimations – Zadie Smith

Release Date: July 28th

Intimations is a collection of essays from the ever-talented Zadie Smith written during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown. It’s obviously very timely and you can count on Smith to eloquently put to paper many the feelings many of us have been grappling with over the last few months.

There’s a lot of good stuff coming out in July! What are you most looking forward to?

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