Anticipated July Releases | Books, Movies, TV Shows, Korean Dramas

Good morning everyone. I hope you all have been having a wonderful week so far. Mine has been pretty average, just haven’t been feeling the best.

But that being said, today we’re going to talk about the releases I’m anticipating for July. This is going to include books, movies, Netflix releases, Korean dramas and more. It’s going to be a fun time and I hope you all are looking forward to some of these releases as well.

While looking into the upcoming releases for K-dramas, I got in such a mood to watch some. So expect a “first impressions” post coming soon from whichever one I decide to watch.

On that note, let’s get right into this post. Don’t be surprised if any of these dates end up changing, though. COVID-19 is still out there even though people like to pretend it’s not. KEEP WEARING YOUR MASKS (over your mouth and nose).

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Movies

So the rest of this list is going to be in order by release date (even though technically they are anyway), but I just had to put this at the very top because I. Am. So. Freaking. Excited. I can’t even put it into words. I can’t wait to watch this.

Hamilton will be on Disney+ on July 3rd.

Let’s try this again. The release date was pushed back for this and last I checked it was July 24th in theaters. But we’ll see.

I just watched the first movie for this last week and I’m so excited for the sequel. Beware of spoilers in the video above (that’s not really a trailer but more of an info dumb about it).

This will be on Netflix on July 24th.

TV Shows

On July 1st the first six mysteries will be released on Netflix (I’m assuming over 6 episodes, but possibly more) of the kind of reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. I never really watched this originally, but I’m super interested in true crime and mysteries so I know this is going to be one that I keep an eye on.

I’m tentatively excited about this one. It’s a kind of retelling of the tale of King Arthur where the sword chose a queen rather than a king.

This comes out on Netflix on July 17th.

To be fair, I’m not caught up on this series. So I haven’t seen the trailer for season 10 or even begun to look more into it. But Shameless season 10 will be on Netflix on July 26th.

I believe the above video is literally just a release date announcement, but I haven’t seen Umbrella Academy season one yet, so I didn’t actually watch that. Umbrella Academy comes out on Netflix on July 31st.

That’s my birthday, so do you all think it’s a sign I should watch season 1? Let me know in the comments.

Korean Dramas

Men are Men/That Guy is That Guy comes out July 6th. I believe I was going to talk about this in my June Anticipated Releases, but thankfully I didn’t post that because it was either the wrong date that I originally found or it was pushed back.

This is a love triangle following a woman who works on a webcomic planning team. That’s really all I need to know.

Was It Love/Did We Love is about a single mother suddenly meeting four different eligble bachelors, so to speak. This will be on Netflix (I believe as a weekly release) on July 8th.

Honestly, I don’t know what Graceful Friends is about, but the trailer made it look like a drama/thriller? I just know that there are quite a few actors in here that I enjoy and I’m excited to see what it’s about.

This one comes out July 10th.

Flowers of Evil is about a female detective investigating her husband’s past and learning some dark secrets. I’m really excited for it, but I think it is based off an anime/manga? I’m not 100% sure about that.

This comes out July 22nd.

Books

All synopsis are directly copied from GoodReads and all preorder links are through BookShop and Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books shop.

Releases July 7th

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.

Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .

This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.

Releases July 7th

From Stonewall Award-winning author Brandy Colbert comes an all-in-one-day love story perfect for fans of The Sun is Also A Star.

Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She’s always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election?

Duke Crenshaw is do done with this election. He just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band’s first paying gig tonight.

Only problem? Duke can’t vote.

When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn’t spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right. And that’s how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote. They may have started out as strangers, but as Duke and Marva team up to beat a rigged system (and find Marva’s missing cat), it’s clear that there’s more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy.

Romantic and triumphant, The Voting Booth is proof that you can’t sit around waiting for the world to change?but some things are just meant to be.

Releases July 7th

A PRINCESS
A STABLE BOY
A QUEST

When her father dies, Princess Amarande is given an ultimatum: Marry the leader of one of the four neighboring kingdoms, or lose her crown—and possibly her life. And to force her hand, her beloved, the stable boy Luca, is kidnapped.

But Amarande was raised to be a warrior, not a sacrifice.

And nothing will stop her from saving her true love and rescuing her kingdom.

The acclaimed author of Sea Witch turns the classic damsel-in-distress tale on its head with this story of adventure, identity, and love.

Releases July 7th

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.

But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.

Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?

The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.

Releases July 7th

Real love…as seen on TV

Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers–and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition–under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful anti-fat beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.

But when the cameras start rolling, Bea realizes things are more complicated than she anticipated. She’s in a whirlwind of sumptuous couture, Internet culture wars, sexy suitors, and an opportunity (or two, or five) to find messy, real-life love in the midst of a made-for-TV fairy tale. In this joyful, razor-sharp debut, Bea has to decide whether it might just be worth trusting these men–and herself–for a chance to live happily ever after.

Releases July 9th

The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA.

It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isn’t limited to romance.

Releases July 21st

Sawkill Girls meets Beautiful Creatures in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality and nightmares is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead.

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.

Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness.

But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets.

In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing.

Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

Releases July 28th

The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours.

Today, she hates him.

It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time.

Tonight, she puts up with him.

When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other.

As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams.

Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.


And that’s it for today! I’m sure there are more releases that I’m excited for that I just haven’t heard about yet or forgot about. But those are the ones I’m excited about right now.

Let me know some of your anticipated releases, whether it be books, movies, K-dramas, anime, anything.

Thank you all so much for joining me and I look forward to talking to you all in the comments. See you all very soon.

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