Another new month is nearly here, which means more new books to add to my TBR! I am always adding new books to my TBR because I love finding out what new stories are coming out soon. New stories mean new adventures and what more can you want!
There are so many new books coming out in June and I cannot wait to share them with you. Here are the new books releases I’m excited for in June!
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.
But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.
Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.
I’ve had this book on pre-order for what feels like years now and I cannot wait to finally have it in my hands. I read Red, White and Royal Blue by the same author a while ago and loved it, so I am excited to have a f/f story to read from Casey McQuiston. I have been hearing amazing things about this book for quite a while now, so bring this book to me soon please!
1st June 2021
The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver
When Liam Cooper’s older brother Ethan is killed in a hit-and-run, Liam has to not only learn to face the world without one of the people he loved the most, but also face the fading relationship with his two best friends.
Feeling more alone and isolated than ever, Liam finds themself sharing time with Marcus, Ethan’s best friend, and through Marcus, Liam finds the one person that seems to know exactly what they’re going through, for the better, and the worse.
I’ve seen this book described as a book that will rip your heart out before showing you how to heal and celebrate life. The description alone has me excited about this book. I’ve had I Wish You All the Best by the author on my shelf for a long while now and I want to read both books by Mason Deaver very soon!
1st June 2021
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.
When she’s given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out – from the moment they first catch each other’s eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.
For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.
But at the dance studio she meets X – tall, dreadlocked, fascinating – and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie’s mind about love?
This book has been on my radar ever since it was announced for a number of reasons. One, it is Nicola Yoon’s latest book and she is one of my all time favourite authors. Two, it sounds like the perfect book for me to read. Finally, it has been getting excellent reviews! I am currently reading this book and adoring it. I cannot wait to share my thoughts.
3rd June 2021
An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
It’s 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down.
She’s too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots.
Shadi is named for joy, but she’s haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there’s the small matter of her heart–
I did not have any idea about this book until a few days ago and ever since I’ve been desperate to read it. I read Tahereh Mafi’s previous contemporary book and it blew me away with how beautiful, heart-breaking and inspiring it was. This book is meant to be even tougher, more heart-breaking and inspiring to read. I am throughly looking forward to my pre-order of this arriving!
10th June 2021
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon
A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…
A first meeting.
And maybe the beginning of something new.
When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.
I think alongside most of the YA book community I am beyond excited about this book. I attended an event a few days ago where the authors of this book discussed about how the book came about and what to expect when reading it. I am looking forward to having this book in my hands and I can imagine reading it in a couple of sittings!
24th June 2021
What June releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!