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Fresh Out of the Box: Most-Anticipated Books to Read Coming in June to August 2022

Fresh Out of the Box: Most-Anticipated Books to Read Coming in June to August 2022

Breaking news, bookworm! In case you have not noticed, we are already breezing our way through the second half of the year. If you are updating your to-be-read pile or rounding up your reading list for the rest of 2022, we have some of the most anticipated new releases coming out in Q3.

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In this preview guide, discover titles ranging from swoon-worthy love stories to spine-tingling thrillers so you are fully booked with exciting reads from June to August! Pre-order as early as now to score special discounted prices on some of these titles.

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

At thirty-seven years old, tennis legend Carrie Soto makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her Grand Slam record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. In spite of it all, Carrie Soto Is Back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera

In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, The First to Die at the End celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest.

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it. But real life doesn't always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger—not for books, but for human minds. The Book Eaters is a contemporary Gothic thriller in which Sunyi Dean gives us a relentless and devastating tale of motherhood becoming monstrous. 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

In this exhilarating novel, two friends–often in love, but never lovers–come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. Spanning thirty years, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, and above all, our need to connect.

Diary of a Void by Emi Yagi

A prizewinning, thrillingly subversive debut novel about a woman in Japan who avoids harassment at work by perpetuating, for nine months and beyond, the lie that she's pregnant. A surreal and wryly humorous cultural critique, Diary of a Void is bound to become a landmark in feminist world literature.

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Ali Hazelwood’s Love on the Brain follows the story of Bee Königswasser–a brilliant scientist who is forced to work with her nemesis Levi Ward on a project. When it comes time to actually make a move and put her heart on the line, there’s only one question that matters: What will Bee Königswasser do? Another brainy romance from the beloved author of the bestseller The Love Hypothesis will surely capture the hearts of science and rom-com lovers alike.

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Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. But now that they're sixty years old, these four female friends can't just retire, especially when they become targets of their own. It's kill or be killed in Killers of a Certain Age, an action-packed thriller by the Edgar Award-nominated and bestselling author Deanna Raybourn. 

You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent by Carla Naumburg

Great parenting starts with true self-compassion, the kind that means you don’t judge yourself. In You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent, Carla Naumburg gives tangible steps for how to use each to help parents reduce their anxiety, trust their instincts, move past the guilt and become calmer, more confident parents. Which, in the end, benefits your child as much as you.

Killing Stalking: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1 by Koogi

A mature-rated Boys' Love horror webtoon from Lezhin that became a global manhwa hit, Killing Stalking is a chilling and thrilling tale now available in a deluxe, full-color paperback in English for the very first time. This wildly popular BL story is also the grand prize winner of the 2nd Lezhin Comics World Comic Contest. It has been published in numerous languages since its 2016 debut, winning critical praise across the globe.

The Force of Such Beauty by Barbara Bourland

Barbara Bourland's stunning third novel is her softest, strangest book to date. Inspired by the alleged escape attempts of real-life princesses, and set in a grotesque and gaudy pre-recession 2000s Europe, The Force of Such Beauty is a heart-wrenching and compulsively readable testament to the way in which real-life power structures around the world ultimately rest on the subjugation of women's bodies.

Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus

The bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying has a new page-turning mystery in Nothing More to Tell. Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher after the teacher's body was found by three Saint Ambrose students. Digging into the past is bound to shake up the present, and as Brynn begins to investigate what happened in the woods that day, she begins to uncover secrets that might change everything. 

On the Subject of Unmentionable Things by Julia Walton

A girl rewrites sex education, one viral post at a time, in this fiercely honest and delightfully awkward novel by the award-winning author of Words on Bathroom Walls. In On the Subject of Unmentionable Things, Julia Walton delivers a brutally honest novel about sex, social media, and the courage to pursue truth when misinformation is rife.

The Art of the Tale of the Princess Kaguya by Isao Takahata

An old bamboo cutter and his wife find a tiny girl inside a bamboo shoot and raise her. The mysterious little princess grows rapidly into a young lady, enthralling everyone who encounters her–but ultimately, she must face her fate. The Art of the Tale of the Princess Kaguya captures the breathtaking art of the Studio Ghibli film from conception to production and features commentary, interviews, and an in-depth look at the production process.

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