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24 June Releases We’re Excited About

And what you can read in the meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 14, 2024

Reading ahead

So what if our TBR shelves are overflowing? There are always new books coming out that we want to find space for. From contemporary comedies to exclusive special editions to second-chance romances, June’s most anticipated list is especially packed with must-reads! Here are 24 upcoming releases across a mix of genres. These titles are available for preorder, but in the meantime, peruse our recommendations for similar reads that you can enjoy now.

Contemporary fiction 

How to Age Disgracefully by Clare Pooley (June 11)

When Lydia starts running the Senior Citizens' Social Club, she's surprised to find that the members have some rather nefarious quirks from kleptomania to hidden pasts to subversive knitwear. But these tendencies come in handy when the Social Club joins forces with the daycare next door to save their building.

What to read first: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Margo's Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe (June 11)

In this laugh-out-loud novel, Margo's still figuring things out when she gets pregnant during an affair with her English professor. Despite much advice, she decides to keep the baby. Now, at twenty, Margo is navigating adulthood, motherhood, and her meager bank account in an increasingly online world.

What to read first: City of Likes by Jenny Mollen

Jackpot Summer by Elyssa Friedland (June 11)

The four Jacobson children may have been raised to know about fiscal responsibility, but as adults, their financial lives are in disarray. When the siblings win a life-changing fortune in the lottery, they assume their messy lives will be transformed—but they couldn't be more wrong.

What to read first: Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedland

Same As It Ever Was by Clare Lombardo (June 18)

After a youth marked by turbulence, Julia finally feels, at age fifty seven, that she has a firm handle on things. But a surprise announcement from her son, an impending separation from her teenage daughter, and a seductive resurgence from the past threaten to draw her back into old patterns.

What to read first: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Clare Lombardo

All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whitaker (June 25)

1975 is a time of change in America. The Vietnam War is ending. Muhammad Ali is fighting Joe Frazier. And in the small town of Monta Clare, Missouri, girls are disappearing. At once a missing person mystery, a serial killer thriller, and an epic love story, this decades-spanning novel offers a unique twist on each.

What to read first: We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Mystery, thriller, and suspense 

Eruption by Michael Crichton and James Patterson (June 3)

The master of the techno-blockbuster joins forces with the master of the modern thriller to create the most anticipated mega bestseller in years. Before his untimely passing in 2008, the creator of Jurassic Park started working on this passion project. Now the world's most popular storyteller has finished it.  

What to read first: Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Such a Bad Influence by Olivia Muenter (June 4)

After first going viral at five, eighteen-year-old Evie has a lucrative career as an influencer. Ten years older (and spotlight-averse) Hazel worries for her little sister's safety. After Evie disappears in the midst of one of her live streams, Hazel throws herself into the darkest parts of Evie's online world to uncover the truth.     

What to read first: Follow Me by Kathleen Barber

Stuart Woods' Smolder by Brett Battles (June 4)

Finally enjoying some downtime in Santa Fe, Stone Barrington agrees to attend an art exhibit with a dear friend. There, he encounters an intriguing woman who is on the trail of a ring of art thieves. Always one to please, Stone offers his help. But it quickly becomes clear that, for Stone, this investigation is personal.

What to read first: Near Miss by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles

The Housemaid is Watching by Freida McFadden (June 11)

Millie used to clean other people's houses. Now, after years of saving, she and her family have a home of their own. She's finally left her dark past behind her. Or has she? Certain things don't seem right in her new neighborhood. Could this quiet suburban street be the most dangerous place of all?

What to read first: The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

The Paris Widow by Kimberly Belle (June 11)

After years of dating the wrong kinds of men, Stella finally found a nice normal guy in Adam. Four years into their marriage, they are enjoying a trip to Paris when Adam goes missing after an explosion in a city square. And, according to the police, Stella may not have known her husband that well at all.  

What to read first: Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley (June 18)

It's the opening night of The Manor, and no expense, small or large, has been spared. But outside the Manor's immaculately kept grounds, an ancient forest bristles with secrets. And the locals simmer with resentment about the disruption to their community. Secrets. Lies. Murder. Let the festivities begin. 

What to read first: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Sci-fi, fantasy, and horror

The Wren in the Holly Library by K. A. Linde (June 4)

It's been thirteen years since an uneasy truce was reached that keeps the monsters of New York City at bay. Now Kierse—a gifted and fearless thief—is going to break it. A Darker Shade of Magic meets Six of Crows in this thrilling new romantasy. Preorder now and get the deluxe limited edition while supplies last. 

What to read first: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Moonbound by Robin Sloan (June 11)

Set eleven thousand years in the future, this expansion on the Penumbraverse is an adventure into the richest depths of Story itself. Ariel has embarked on a world-saving mission when he comes across an artifact from an earlier civilization, a sentient, record-keeping artificial intelligence that becomes his greatest ally.

What to read first: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Foul Days by Genoveva Dimova (June 25)

The Witcher meets Naomi Novik in this fast-paced fantasy rooted in Slavic folklore. Kosara is a witch forced to trade her shadow—the source of her powers—for a quick escape from her dangerous ex. But when she contracts a deadly sickness, she needs to find a way to reclaim her magic.

What to read first: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi (June 25)

New allies rise. The Blood Moon nears. Zélie faces her final enemy. The king who hunts her heart. Fans of the Legacy of Orïsha series will want to get in on this special limited edition of the final volume—with gorgeous patterned edges, dazzling foil details, and an exclusive map revealing new unexplored territories.  

What to read first: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Historical fiction 

Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate (June 4)

Oklahoma, 1909: Eleven-year-old Olive takes the six-year-old Choctaw girl living with her family, and flees into the woods to escape the evil intentions of her stepfather. Oklahoma, 1990: Newly hired law enforcement ranger Valerie is on a quest for the truth about the tragic and deadly history of the land she oversees. 

What to read first: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Isabel and the Rogue by Liana De la Rosa (June 4)

Isabel may be the "forgotten" Luna sister, but her wallflower status helps her unearth British intelligence that can ease political turmoil in her native Mexico. Her efforts throw her in the path of rakish Sirius, a covert British agent. Their attraction is undeniable, but will their national loyalty trump their hearts?

What to read first: Ana María and the Fox by Liana De la Rosa

Husbands & Lovers by Beatriz Williams (June 25)

New England, 2022: As single mother Mallory desperately searches for a kidney donor for her young son, she confronts harrowing secrets from her past. Cairo, 1951: After suffering devastation in war, Hungarian refugee Hannah Ainsworth finds herself contemplating a choice that will echo through generations.

What to read first: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey (June 25)

Desperate for a fresh start, Keaton jumps on the chance to head to North Carolina to put her mother's childhood home (that she never even knew even existed) on the market. But the moment she steps into the abandoned house, she finds It holds more questions than answers about her family's history. 

What to read first: The Wedding Veil by Kristy Woodson Harvey


Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghan (June 4)

Newly single mom Ali is a professional organizer whose own life is a mess. Her mom died, then her husband left, and she hasn't worn pants with a zipper in a long time. Then she meets Ethan. The last thing Ali needs is to make her life messier, but there's no harm in a little summer romance. Is there?

What to read first: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

A Love Like the Sun by Riss M. Neilson (June 11)

Best friends since childhood, Laniah and Isaac couldn't be more different. She's a private person who owns a floundering hometown business with her mom. He lives a high-profile life running an international brand. When Laniah refuses to take a dime from him to save her business, he comes up with another idea.

What to read first: Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand (June 11)

Chief of Police Ed Kapenash is about to retire. Blond Sharon is going through a divorce. But when a $22 million summer home is purchased by the mysterious Richardsons—how did they make their money, exactly?—Ed, Sharon, and everyone in the community are swept up in high drama.

What to read first: A Summer Affair by Elin Hilderbrand

Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood (June 11)

Rue may not have everything, but she's grateful for a few good friends, her hard-won financial security, and a successful career as a biotech engineer at Kline. Eli is the offensively attractive front man pushing the deal through—and he's a man who gets what he wants. With one burning exception: Rue. 

What to read first: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center (June 11)

An aspiring screenwriter, Emma restructures her whole life for the chance to rewrite a rom-com script with famous screenwriter Charlie Yates. But as it turns out, Charlie has no interest in working with Emma or even in the script they are supposed to be rewriting. But Emma's not going down without a fight.

What to read first: Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Hopefully there’s something here that you want to add to your TBR list! Let us know which new books you’re most excited about this month.

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