12 of the Best Books You Need to Buy This June
All the highly anticipated releases coming June 2019.
We Found Some of the Best Books June Has to Offer and You're Welcome
With June's arrival, some of us welcome summer vacation, nicer weather, and the end of allergy season. For book editors, bookworms, and avid readers, we welcome a batch of new book releases with arms wide open.
I'm excited to say that this June packs a punch. From historical dramas to plenty of psychological thrillers, there's truly something for everyone and every occasion.
Father's Day gifts hang in front of your nose, graduation gifts gently ask for your attention, and summer reads are at your beck and call.
If you're apprehensive about what book to read next, we've done the heavy lifting this month. Some of the best books are here this June and that means one thing—it's time to start reading.
1. Man of the Year
Dr. Robert Hart has just been named Man of the Year. His pride shows, a beautiful new wife on his arm, a gorgeous house on Sag Harbor, and a booming career. Even his son Jonah is back on the right track and their relationship seems to follow, too. When Jonah's roommate Nick needs a place to stay for the summer, Dr. Hart is proud to suggest his guest house. But the summer isn't smooth sailing when Dr. Hart begins to lose grip on reality and begins to ruin lives on the way down. A superbly twisted story, Man of the Year is not to be missed this June.
2. One Small Sacrifice
NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling isn't done finding answers. Ever since her friend Cori's death was ruled a suicide, she's had her eye on her boyfriend, Alex Traynor. Now, Alex's fiancée Emily has gone missing and Sheryn will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.
3. Ask Again, Yes
Relationships are at the epicenter of this wildly anticipated June release. In Ask Again, Yes, Francis Geelson and Brian Stanhope live next door to one another while working with the NYPD. The dynamic of a lifelong friendship and the complexities that take place when doors are shut and curtains are drawn make Mary Beath Keane's latest novel sublime.
4. Searching for Slyvie Lee
Searching for Slyvie Lee has garnered a lot of attention before publication and rightfully so. When Sylvie vanishes after a trip to the Netherlands, her youngest sister Amy tries to find her. But secrets emerge and sheltered Amy finds answers she wasn't prepared to find. A moving and enriching story of culture, family, and independence, Searching for Sylvie Lee will be on the top of your summer reading list.
5. The First Mistake
If you loved The Other Woman you'll be pleased to hear author, Sandie Jones has a new book just in time for summer vacation. Alice's life is great; her second husband makes her happy and she has a devoted best friend. Her business is flourishing, she has two beautiful children, and a happy home. But when her husband starts acting strange, Alice turns to her best friend Beth for help. But now Alice must wonder if she's trusting the right person.
6. The Summer Country
You can welcome June this year by reading The Summer Country, a story set in 1854 Barbados. The black sheep of her extended family, Emily Dawson, doesn't come from anything. And so, when her grandfather leaves her Peverills, a sugar plantation, she's befuddled as to why. What greets her is a run-down plantation on an island that is engulfed in flames. Through a complicated and tangled history, Emily learns about what makes a family.
7. The Electric Hotel
Claude Ballard risked it all. The Electric Hotel was his masterpiece that cost him everything even ending the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose. Now, living in The Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel, the French moviemaker spends his days taking photos of runaways in Los Angeles. But when a film student interviews Claude about his past, inspiration strikes again. The Electric Hotel is uniquely dazzling and a perfect book to read as the days grow longer.
8. The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife will give you chills thanks to the heart-pounding suspense laid out by author Nina Laurin. Police officers have officially closed the investigation of Colleen Westcott. Her body was never found. But when Claire answers a phone call from an unknown number, she knows exactly who it is. Colleen, her husband's first wife.
9. The Burning Chambers
In 1562 France, the Catholics and Huguenots are dividing a nation. But when Minou Joubert receives a cryptic letter from her father, she's on a quest and seeking answers. Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, has a risky task too and soon the two are helping one another in a sensitive and dangerous time.
10. The Peach Truck Cookbook
To get you ready for summer take a bite out of The Peach Truck Cookbook a book dedicated to everything peaches. From breakfast to dessert, there's not one meal that is peach-free. If you're looking to satisfy the pickiest of eaters, take a look at this sweet Southern cookbook from the owners of the Nashville-based food truck, The Peach Truck.
11. Girl in the Rearview Mirror
When Finn Hunt accepts the family nanny position with Phillip Martin, son of the sitting Senator and his wife, Marina, a stylish and chic woman-about-town, she's excited for the role. But with secrets, lies, and deception, Finn's past isn't as squeaky-clean as she claimed.
12. The Islanders
When three strangers; Anthony, Joy, and Lu strike up a friendship on Block Island one summer, everything seems to be on the up and up. But when secrets are revealed and pass revelations bubble to the surface each individual must make choices to either hide from the truth or expose it all. Readers will love to getting lost in this dazzling novel. The Islanders will be by your side all summer long.
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