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First Tuesday of July Megalist!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for another megalist! We are into summer now, which means publishing slows down the new releases, but there’s still a ton of great stuff to read. And because I love you, I made you a big shiny list below, and you can hear about more amazing books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about The Way Through the Woods, Lock Every Door, Symptoms of a Heartbreak, and more.

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Spencer Quinn’s Heart of Barkness is the latest in the New York Times bestselling series that the Los Angeles Times called “nothing short of masterful”… Chet the dog and P.I. Bernie encounter heartache and much worse in the world of country music. They’re working the most puzzling case of their career, a case that takes them back in time in search of old border-town secrets, and into present-day danger where powerful people want those secrets to stay hidden. Chet and Bernie find themselves sucked into a real-life murder ballad where there is no one to trust but each other.

(And like with each megalist, I’m putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have read and loved. It has been slow reading for me the last few months, so I haven’t read as many as I wished, but I did get to a few of today’s books. And there are soooo many more on this list that I can’t wait to read!)

growing thingsGrowing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay ❤️

Sealed by Naomi Booth

The Way Through the Woods: On Mushrooms and Mourning by Litt Woon Long and Barbara J. Haveland

Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher

Layover by David Bell

Surfside Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

Temper by Layne Fargo ❤️

Betrayal in Time: A Novel (Kendra Donovan Mysteries) by Julie McElwain

The Tribe (Paperbacks from Hell) by Bari Wood

the twelveThe Twelve by Cindy Lin

The Plus One by Sarah Archer

Unsung Heroine (Heroine Complex) by Sarah Kuhn

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson ❤️

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan

Stone Cold Heart: A Novel by Caz Frear ❤️

Maggie Brown & Others by Peter Orner

We Went to the Woods: A Novel by Caite Dolan-Leach

The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada

Never Look Back cover imageNever Look Back by Alison Gaylin ❤️

The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy by Ann Vandermeer and Jeff VanderMeer

The Gifted School: A Novel by Bruce Holsinger ❤️

In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves by Bill Streever

Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger ❤️

They Could Have Named Her Anything: A Novel by Stephanie Jimenez

Mixed-Race Superman: Keanu, Obama, and Multiracial Experience by Will Harris

lock every doorLock Every Door: A Novel by Riley Sager ❤️

Deep River by Karl Marlantes

Big Cabin by Ron Padgett

Very Nice: A Novel by Marcy Dermansky

We Came Here to Forget: A Novel by Andrea Dunlop

A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Ann Goldstein (Translator)

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (Revolution of Marina M.) by Janet Fitch

Tell Me Who We Were by Kate McQuade

Dragonslayer (The Dragonslayer) by Duncan M. Hamilton

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra ❤️

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada

The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

Second Sight: A Novel by Aoife Clifford ❤️

The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu

Across the Void: A Novel by S.K. Vaughn

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro,  Cornelia Funke

That’s it for me today! If you want to learn more about books new and old, or tell me about books you’re reading, or books you think I should read (I HEART RECOMMENDATIONS!), or see pictures of my cats (How do I make them stop growing?!?), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Thanks so much for reading!