June 2019 Book Releases I’m Excited About!

June is almost here and for us, it’s a month of celebrations, which I’ll tell you all about in a different blog post. But in the bookish world, the coming of a new month always means looking forward to new book releases and new worlds to look forward to exploring. So like the past couple of months, here I am with this month’s edition of Books Releasing This Month That I’m Excited About (but Probably Won’t Read Anytime Soon). 😛

Before I go ahead with the June list, I just want to say that I won’t be reading ‘Everything is F*cked’ that was a May release, because I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck recently and HATED it. I don’t agree with Mark Manson and find his writing absurd and misogynistic. So I’m not touching any of his books because frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. 😛

That’s that. And right now, I want to go ahead and chat about 10 books releasing in June 2019 that I’m really excited to read. Let’s get on with it. 😀

#1 – City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

1I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love a few years ago and that was the time when the travel bug had bitten me. Hasn’t let go of me yet, but this book told me it was okay to explore when everything else was making signs of alarm to me. So when City of Girls was announced, I jumped and now I really, really, really want to read this book and I simply cannot wait for it to release. I’m just going to trust Elizabeth Gilbert on this one and go into it blind.

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: 4 June, 2019

#2 – Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh

2Amitav Ghosh is an author who I probably should have read a long time ago but I haven’t. And this book is on this list purely because his other books have received such widespread acclaim. Nothing else. And I know that’s not a great way of reading any book, but I’ve had fun going into books like this before. So fingers crossed!

Publisher: Penguin

Release Date: 10 June, 2019

#3 – On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

3On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is the story of the letters from a son to his mother. The mother cannot read and that’s one of the biggest things that made me tell myself, “Oh gosh. Stop. The. Tears.” Over and over and over again! Based in Vietnam and addressing a whole host of issues and emotions, this book is one that I really want to pick up but probably won’t anytime soon because of how expensive the book actually is. 😦

Publisher: Random House UK

Release Date: 1 June, 2019

#4 – Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

4I found out about this book through the podcast that I’m currently hooked to. It’s called What Should I Read Next? and is hosted by Anne Bogel. I started podcasts with this one and I already love it to no end! When I learned that this book was releasing in June, I knew it HAD to go on this list. The story of a woman who just wants to up and leave but things twist in ways she never imagined, this book promises to be one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride!

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Release Date: 27 June, 2019

#5 – Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton

5The cover of this book reminds me of What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera because it has two guys walking away in opposite directions, albeit upside down. But though What If It’s Us wasn’t as memorable a read for me as I would have liked, I’m going into Where I End and You Begin with quite a few expectations. Also, this cover is way better than What If It’s Us, in my opinion. Fight me. 😛

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Release Date: 4 June, 2019

#6 – After the End by Clare Mackintosh

6My first thought when I read the title of this book was that it was going to be a tragic love story. But the blurb tells a different story, one full of conflict, yet full of hope. It tells us about Max and Pip and how they’re fighting to stay with each other when each has conflicting opinions about how their son’s sickness should be dealt with. Sounds heartbreaking yet heartwarming at the same time, and I’m all for such books!

Publisher: Random House

Release Date: 25 June, 2019

#7 – All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

7A YA fantasy with a girl on the cover? GIVE IT TO MEEEE!

Yeah, it feels like the market is brimming with YA fantasy novels, but sometimes, all you need is one that is full of heartbreak, betrayal, love, and hope, and this promises to be one such story. Don’t know when I will be able to read it, but hope it’s soon. 😀

Publisher: Soho Teen

Release Date: 18 June, 2019

#8 – Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

8A well-written same-sex love story is something that intrigues me to no end and I feel like there are so many people who need to read these books to understand that it is frikkin NORMAL! Okay, let’s not go there because it’ll make me really angry. 😛 But this book is one that I absolutely dislike the cover of, but the blurb looks so intriguing that I went: okay I’m adding it to this list!

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Release Date: 11 June, 2019

#9 – The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

9Another fantasy to grace this list, The Affair of the Mysterious Letter is apparently inspired by Sherlock Holmes – a combination that completely intrigues me. There’s even an address called 221B, though the street is called ‘Martyrs Walk’. Mystery and crime go so far ahead that blackmail seems small before everything else. Also, there’s also a job title called ‘consulting sorceress.’ Go figure!

Publisher: Ace

Release Date: 18 June, 2019

#10 – Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

10Immortality and love are two concepts that have almost always been at loggerheads for a majority of the plot because of how many problems they usually cause. And this one is no different. Except that this is the story of a woman who is basically the nine-tailed fox and feeds on the spirits of men to stay alive. Then one day she saves a guy and things go for a toss. I want this book pronto. HELP!

Publisher: Razorbill

Release Date: 25 June, 2019

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What are some books releasing this month that you are excited about? Are any of these books on your list? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Until next time, keep reading and add melodrama to your life! 😀

All pictures sourced from Goodreads.

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