May 26, 2016

June 2016 Book Releases to Watch For

There are a bunch of really fun books coming out in June! I've already read a few early copies of some of them, but there are others I can't wait to check out!

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub*

I haven't read Straub's more famous book (The Vacationers), but I enjoyed this tale of midlife crisis and love. During a hot Brooklyn summer two couples (Elizabeth & Andrew and Zoe & Jane) discover that their kids are sleeping together. Elizabeth learns some shocking things about Andrew's past, and Zoe makes some surprising discoveries about her future with Jane.

The Space Between Sisters by Mary McNear*

Another summer novel; this one set on a Minnesota lake, where two very different sisters -- carefree Poppy and uptight Win -- must reconcile some difficult situations in their pasts while navigating new relationships with two handsome men.

Hogwarts Classics by J.K. Rowling

I never bought Tales of Beedle the Bard, but this new boxed set is so pretty I just might have to!

Duty and Honor by Tom Clancy

I know this one seems randomly off-brand for me, but in high school I went through a BIG Tom Clancy phase, and I usually read the new Jack Ryan novels eventually, mostly just out of nostalgia.

Outlander Kitchen by Theresa Carle-Sanders

This one kinda makes me laugh, not gonna lie. But it would be a good present for the Outlander addict in your life! (Because he/she has probably already ordered book 8 in the series, which also comes out in June.)

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

I didn't enjoy Roach's Gulp, but I really liked Stiff, so I think I might give this new one a shot. I love this kind of light nonfiction.

Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

This seems so fun! I read a choose-your-own-Austen adventure book a few years ago, and this seems similarly entertaining.

Death on the Sapphire by R.J. Koreto*

A fun historical mystery set in Edwardian England, starring suffragist Lady Frances Ffolkes as an intrepid amateur investigator. I really enjoyed this one - it was a bit reminiscent of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear.

What books are YOU looking forward to?

*Shelf Awareness sent me these for review, but all opinions are my own. Also: cover images are affiliate links.