July is easily one of my favorite months of the whole year. When I was a kid, I associated it with summers stuffed with trips to the library and plenty of hours spent reading. Even though I don’t get that same summer break for work as I did back then for school, there’s still very little I love more than sitting outside on a summer evening reading as long as I want.
And luckily, this July has plenty of science fiction and fantasy releases to look forward to reading. These eight books coming out in July are all worth adding to your TBR list. Whether you’re in the mood for a novel about siblings working together to protect their friends from a sinister laser tag simulation, a daughter of revolutionaries infiltrating the prince’s castle to rescue her father, or an Earth-born healer searching for her Mars-born spouse who has disappeared, you’re sure to find an upcoming read to enjoy.
Each section is organized by middle grade, YA, and adult science fiction and fantasy releases. I’ve also included release dates so you know when to look for it at your local bookstore or library, though preordering or requesting your library to purchase an upcoming book is always helpful.
July Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta
When her Mars-born spouse Sol disappears, Earth-born healer Lumi is determined to find them. But doing so requires delving into the secrets from the past that both of them have worked so hard to keep hidden.
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space by Alex White (July 12)
When Earth is threatened by a group of powerful robots called the Vanguard, jazz pianist Gus Kitko plans to spend his last moments at a goodbye party. But when he is saved by a Vanguard who loves his music, Gus joins a revolutionary group determined to save humanity.
For more sci-fi and fantasy recs, check out Book Riot’s SFF Yeah! podcast.