Hello bookworms! Check out these brand new books that are being published in June. Be sure to make space on your bookshelf for some good ones!
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Release date: June 2nd
A humorous story about a modern woman, and yet also a retelling of the classic Taming of the Shrew, Vinegar Girl tells the story of Kate Battista. Taking care of her younger sister as her father tries to marry her off to his lab assistant (to avoid deportation), Kate’s story is funny and refreshing.
The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Release date: June 14
Love, romance, and Comic Con! Need I say more? Graham has been in love with his neighbor Roxana for years, and now he has three days of the most exhilarating experience at the New York Comic Con to woo her. Full of crazy characters and wonderful Comic Con experiences, this story will sweep any geek off their feet!
The Girls by Emma Cline
Release Date: June 14th
This first novel of Emma Cline’s is set in Northern California in the late 1960s, and tells the story of young Evie Boyd, captivated by a group of girls she sees in the park. A thrilling tale of a cult, obsession and coming of age in a turbulent time. Perfect for those who have enjoyed The Virgin Suicides.
Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword #1) by David Kudler
Release Date: June 15th
Set in historical Japan with a mystic style, Risuko tells the story of Kano Murasaki. She is trying to make her way in the world without a father, and everyone calls her Risuko, Squirrel, because she climbs trees. But she may prove the key to winning the civil war that has been fought for over a century.
White Sand by Brandon Sanderson
Release date: June 28
From the prolific novelist Sanderson (Mistborn, Stormlight Archives, Reckoners) comes a new venture – a graphic novel set in his vast “cosmere”, or the universe he’s created for many of his novels and short stories. On the planet Taldain, Sand Masters use magic to manipulate sand in powerful ways. As the last surviving Sand master, Kenton must battle his enemies with the help of Khriss, a mysterious Darksider. Hopefully this crossover will lead some graphic novel fans to the world of Sanderson, and some “Sanderfans” to the world of graphic novels!