Book Releases | June 2021

May 7th, 2021

Hi Readers,

Here are some of the most exciting book releases for June!

YA Contemporary

Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud
Releases: June 3rd Scholastic
About: Simone’s strict Haitian parents have a ‘no boys’ rule but are letting her go to prom under one condition, they pick the boy.

An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
Releases: June 1st Harper Collins
About: A look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11.

We Are Inevitable by Gayle Honeyman
Releases: June 1st Penguin
About: When his friends go off to college, Aaron stays behind to help his Dad out in their failing bookshop.

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Soloman
Releases: June 8th Simon & Schuster
About: A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings.

The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver
Releases: June 1st Scholastic
About: After his brother dies, Liam starts to get closer to Marcus, his brothers best friend.

The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez
Releases: June 1st Katherine Tegen Books
About: Vaseline on the teeth makes a smile shine. It’s a cheap stunt, but Mark Adams knows it’s optics that can win or ruin an election.

Adult Contemporary

One Last Stop by Casey McQuinston
Releases: June 1st St. Martin’s Griffin
About: August is a cynical 23 year-old who moves to New York and meets a gorgeous girl on a train.

The Layover by Lacie Waldon
Releases: June 15th Putnam
About: An unexpected tropical layover with her nemesis turns a flight attendant’s life upside down.

One Ordinary Day At A Time by Sarah J. Harris
Releases: June 10th HarperCollins
About: Behind every ordinary day, behind every ordinary story, there’s an extraordinary one just waiting to happen…

Animal by Lisa Taddeo
Releases: June 8th Simon & Schuster
About: I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me.

Mystery/Thriller

Survive the Night by Riley Sager
Releases: June 29th Dutton Books
About: It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Releases: June 1st Feiwel Friends
About: Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students’ dark secrets to light.

The Box In the Woods by Maureen Johnson
Releases: June 15th Katherine Teigan
About: Book 4 in the Truly Devious Series

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harria
Releases: June 1st Atria Books
About: Tension unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Historical Fiction

Still Life by Sarah Winman
Releases: June 10th Fourth Estate
About: It’s 1944 and in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together.

Love and Fury by Samantha Silva
Releases: June 17th Allison and Busby
About: A beautiful, engrossing novel based on the life of proto-feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft, narrated to her newborn daughter, Mary Shelley

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton
Releases: June 15th Berkley Books
About: A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman.

My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Releases: June 22nd HarperTeen
About: Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Sci Fi/Fantasy

Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews
Releases June 8th Jimmy Patterson Books
About: Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
Releases: June 2nd Knopf Children’s
About: In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles.

Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Releases: June 1st Inkyard Press
About: Book three in the Harbinger Series

Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
Releases: June 15th Margaret K. McElderry
About: A teen witch is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
Releases: June 21st Macmillan
About: A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.

The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Releases: June 1st Katherine Tegen Books
About: Two boys, alone in space.

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
Releases: June 29th HarperTeen
About: Sequel to The Betrothed. Can you follow your heart when it’s already broken?

Non-Fiction

An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse
Releases: June 3rd Welcome Collection
About: Kate Mosse tells her own personal story of finding herself a carer in middle age: first, helping her heroic mother care for her beloved father through Parkinson’s, then supporting her mother in widowhood, and finally as ‘an extra pair of hands’ for her 90-year-old mother-in-law.

All the Things She Said by Daisy Jones
Releases: June 3rd Hachette
About: A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between.

What June release are you most looking forward to?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


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