June 2021 book preview: here’s what’s coming to shelves!
Prepare yours(h)elves! June 2021 books are coming, and our TBRs will never be the same.
6/1: We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman – A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.
6/1: Skate for Your Live by Leo Baker – In this moving, personal story, professional skateboarder Leo Baker shares their journey within the sport and the importance of authenticity and allyship as a non-binary athlete.
6/1: Continuum by Chella Man – In Continuum, fine artist, activist, and Titans actor Chella Man uses his own experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color to talk about cultivating self-acceptance and acting as one’s own representation.
6/1: The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons – Love, Simon meets Bend It Like Beckham in this feel-good contemporary romance about a trans athlete who must decide between fighting for his right to play and staying stealth.
6/1: When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn – This heartrending YA tale set in a Swaziland boarding school and featuring an unlikely friendship between girls of different castes won the LA Times Book Prize and is now available in paperback.
6/8: Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund – From the author of The Best Laid Plans comes another fresh voiced, hilarious rom-com perfect for fans of You Have a Match and The Rest of the Story.
6/8: Girls at the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson – Set in a world on the edge of an apocalyptic flood, this heart-stoppingly romantic fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Rachel Hartman and Rae Carson.
6/8: When You and I Collide by Kate Norris – A race against time, war, and the very fabric of the universe itself, perfect for fans of Sliding Doors and 11/22/63.
6/15: The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae – Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Holly Black, The Kinder Poison is an enthralling fantasy adventure that follows a teenage girl chosen to be the human sacrifice in a deadly game between three heirs who will do anything for the crown. Now in paperback!
6/15: The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae – In this sequel to The Kinder Poison—which People magazine proclaimed a “delicious high-stakes adventure”—the magical kingdom of Orkena is on the brink of war, and the only person who can save it is Zahru, the girl they once doomed to death.
6/15: The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds – Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Ruta Sepetys, this sweet, summery romance set in Nantucket follows seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg as she uncovers a secret about her grandmother’s life during WWII.
6/15: You’re So Dead by Ash Parsons – A hilarious Agatha Christie-inspired YA thriller-comedy about three best friends who sneak into an influencers-only festival event (gone wrong), only to discover a killer is in their midst–and they have to uncover the truth and solve the mystery before it’s too late. Perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying and Truly Devious.
6/22: Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson – Games of Thrones meets An Ember in the Ashes in this action-packed fantasy from the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series. Now in paperback!
6/29: Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos – Shaun of the Dead meets Dumplin’ in this bitingly funny YA thriller about a kickass group of teens battling a ravenous group of zombies.
6/29: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – Now in paperback, the first book–an instant bestseller–in the sumptuous, sultry, and romantic YA vampire series from New York Times bestselling author Renee Ahdieh.
6/29: They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman – In Gold Coast, Long Island, everything from the expensive downtown shops to the manicured beaches, to the pressed uniforms of Jill Newman and her friends, looks perfect. But as Jill found out three years ago, nothing is as it seems. Now in paperback!