Summer is a good time to catch up on all the books you've wanted to read but never gotten around to. Partly it's because people seem to have more free time, kids are out of school, days are longer, that sort of thing. It's also good because there are less new books coming out (at least that I'm interested in). If you look at what I read in June, half the books are from earlier months (or years) I'd been meaning to read but never got around to. I guess this post is starting to sound all doom and gloom for July releases, but there are a few I'm really excited for . . . and then there are some I'm intrigued by but not sold on, so we'll see what happens. Anyway, here's the books for July I'm absolutely going to check out.