The birds are chirping, the sun is out (finally), and June is in full swing. It might not be warm enough to jump into a pool yet (at least for some of us), but we’re so close to the heart of summer that we can almost taste those BBQs. That also means it’s the perfect month to soak up some much-needed sun with a good book. Or 10. Yep, June books are here and there’s a pile on our nightstand that says we’ve got some amazing reads waiting for us. Diana Gabaldon, anyone?!
Here are the June books that we can’t wait to dive into:
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte Press, June 27, 2017)
Fans of the insanely popular Outlander books will be clamoring to get their hands on this latest addition to the series. This time, author Gabaldon is giving us a unique collection of short stories, each one set in the Outlander universe, and starring favorite characters like Jamie, Lord Grey, Ian Murray and more. If you love Outlander (either the books or the show!) then you won’t want to miss these detailed and heartfelt tales.
Lost and Found Sisters, Jill Shalvis (William Morrow, June 20, 2017)
Shalvis is a romance powerhouse, but now she’s branching out into women’s fiction in a story about family, secrets and second chances. After losing her sister, Quinn Weller is devastated. When a family secret rocks her world all over again, she decides to walk away from everything in order to chase down a mysterious inheritance. In the small town of Wildstone, California, Quinn finds more than she bargained for – including new secrets and a potential new love.
The Silent Corner, Dean Koontz (Bantam, June 20, 2017)
If you love suspenseful thrillers, then you’ll need to get your hands on Koontz’s latest, centered on new heroine, Jean Hawk. After losing her husband to an unexpected suicide, Jean is determined to find out why he took his own life. While investigating, she uncovers an epidemic that puts her directly in the crosshairs of some very powerful enemies.
Silver Silence, Nalini Singh (Berkley, June 13, 2017)
In the first book in her Psy-Changeling Trinity series, Singh brings us back to the Psy-Changeling world we know and love. This time we’re following the love story between Valentin Nikolaev, the alpha of the StoneWater bears, and Silver Mercant, a director tied to the Trinity Accord project (designed to put an end to the long-running war). Despite the fact that Silver is supposedly emotionless under Silence, Nikolaev is determined to win over her heart.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O, Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (William Morrow, June 13, 2017)
Magic is real in this collaborative novel about linguistic expert Melisande Stokes and the Department of Diachronic Operations (D.O.D.O) she gets caught up in. Trevor Lyons, an intelligence operator, has discovered that magic once existed, and now he wants to go back in time to bring it back. But nothing goes to plan, and relationships, history and the fate of the world may never be the same.
Once Upon a Spine, Kate Carlisle (Berkley, June 6, 2017)
Carlisle’s bestselling Bibliophile series about bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright has been delighting fans for years. In this latest addition, Brooklyn and her fiancé, Derek Stone, are juggling a potential new development that could ruin their quaint neighborhood, a visit from the in-laws, and a string of mysterious murders, all connected to rare editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
101 Things that Piss Me Off, Rachel Ballinger (St. Martin’s Griffin, June 13, 2017)
As the creator of a popular Youtube channel that includes a “You Know What Pisses Me Off” section, Ballinger is no stranger to honestly voicing her opinions. In her new nonfiction book, she brings that hilarious brutal honesty to the page, with rants, illustrations, and a very long list of everything that, well, pisses her off.
Revenge, Lexi Blake (Berkley, June 20, 2017)
Blake continues her Lawless sibling series with Drew Lawson, one of the brothers who falls for a woman he should be staying far away from: investigative reporter Shelby Gates. As the two try to resolve his parents’ murder, they grow closer and closer, unable to resist the magnetic attraction between them.
Wildman, J.C. Geiger (Disney-Hyperion, June 6, 2017)
In his debut young adult novel, Geiger tells the story of overachieving teen Lance Hendricks, who finds himself stuck in a nowhere small town after his car breaks down. But instead of leaving as fast as he can, he finds solace in becoming the resident “Wildman,” including jumping a train, underage drinking, and truly falling in love for the first time. Expectations and desires collide in this thoughtful and romantic tale.
Dating You/Hating You, Christina Lauren (Gallery Books, June 6, 2017)
In this sexy new romance, Carter and Evie are both Hollywood agents who are instantly drawn to each other. But when their firms unexpectedly merge, the two are suddenly vying for the same job – and walking a not-so-fine line between lovers and enemies.