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Most Anticipated: July 2016


Not only are we half way through June, but we’re also half way through 2016! It’s crazy to think that I started Big City Bookworm a year and a half ago. Never in a million years did I think I would ever continue writing and sharing my thoughts on books for this long. What turned into a fun side project has become something that I am deeply proud of, but I digress. The point of this post is to highlight all of the new releases that I am eagerly anticipating for the month of July! Let’s get right to it, shall we?

Books / Comics / Graphic Novels

Saga, Vol.6

After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her star-crossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

Release Date: July 5th

This Savage Song

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books. Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

Release Date: July 5th

Stranger, Father, Beloved

In the tradition of Tom Perrotta’s Little Children, a “mesmerizing, unsparing” (Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!) debut novel about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him—and his family—into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown. When Michael sees his wife Nancy chatting with a stranger at a party, his intuition tells him that he’s watching her with the man she should have married. He quickly begins a campaign to replace himself within his own family with this other man—who, to him, is worthier, better, and kinder—all so his faithful wife Nancy, his beautiful teenage daughter Ryan, and his young son Max can live the lives they deserve. While Michael pursues this man’s friendship, Ryan goes through a period of sexual awakening and rebellion and distances herself from her family, and the quiet, weak Nancy becomes increasingly befuddled and frustrated by the behaviors of her husband and daughter. As tension and uncertainty build in their home, the James family slowly unravels.

Release Date: July 12th

A World Without You

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.” At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time — that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.

Release Date: July 19th

Jughead Vol.1

In the grand tradition of comic book reboots like ARCHIE VOL. 1, Archie Comics proudly presents… JUGHEAD VOL. 1–from the comics dream team of Chip Zdarsky (HOWARD THE DUCK) and Erica Henderson (THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL)! Riverdale High provides a quality education and quality hot lunches, but when one of those is tampered with, JUGHEAD JONES swears vengeance! Well, I mean, he doesn’t “swear.” This is still Archie Comics after all.

Release Date: July 26th

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

Release Date: July 31st

Television Shows

Between (Season 2)

Release Date: July 1st

Mr. Robot (Season 2)

Release Date: July 13th



Release Date: July 15th

Star Trek Beyond

Release Date: July 22nd

Jason Bourne

Release Date: July 29th

What’s on your Most Anticipated list? Do we have anything in common?!



21 thoughts on “Most Anticipated: July 2016

    1. I’m not sure what EoS is! Haha and I’ve never read Six of Crows haha so no Crooked Kingdom for me! Haha this was not a sucky comment at all! Thank you for loving my blog haha! 🙂 ❤


      1. Ah true true! I have yet to read the Throne of Glass series… don’t kill me hahaha


    1. oh man I’m so excited for more Saga! Have you read the new Archie comic yet!? That’s what got me hyped for Jughead haha!


  1. MR ROBOT!!! That show is so twisted and unpredictable and just amazing. Rami Malek steals the show and I am so excited to see what happens next and to find out what actually happened in those 3 days Elliot blacked out in the last episode.
    I think if you loved Vicious then you will love This Savage Song. It’s such and addictive and morally complex book. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do to. 😀

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    1. omg Mr. Robot is probably my favourite show right now and probably one of my top favourites of the past 10 years! I haven’t ready Vicious yet, but I loved A Darker Shade of Magic!!

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  2. I really love that you included TV and movies here too! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to the release of Cursed Child. I’ve already got my copy of This Savage Song but need to finish up my current book first! Lots of great stuff here, looks like you’ll have a great second half of 2016!

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