June 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be chatting about all the books releasing in June that I’m dying to get my hands on, and it is a BRILLIANT month for releases that sound excellent, let me tell you. Onto the post!

We Made a Movie– the first book in this series, which I read in 2019, was absolutely gorgeous and just a perfect little ray of book sunshine, that made me giggle lots. I’m hoping for similar vibes in this!

Wave Riders– I’ve been a fan of Lauren St John for basically my entire life, so this is honestly just an auto buy for me anyway, but I’m even more excited for this because the plot sounds so unique and interesting and I really want to see what it’s about.

Skyborn– this is a sequel to 2017’s the Eye of the North, which I really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to learning more about the villain of that book’s origin story, and because Sinead O Hart is brilliant, I have every faith this will be too.

The Incredible Talking Machine- I have to admit I don’t really know anything about the plot of this, but I really enjoyed Jenni Spangler’s debut so I want to read this anyway! I’m hoping for similarly gothic, slightly magical vibes.

The Crackledawn Dragon– this is the last book in Abi Elphinstone’s Unmapped Kingdoms series, and I’m very much looking forward to exploring Silvercrag and meeting the new stars of the series. Also, there’s a dragon!! I love dragons.

The Secret Detectives- I’ve been following Ella Risbridger on social media basically since I joined Twitter, and I’m so invested in her life even though I’ve never spoken to her. I can’t wait to read her debut middle grade, which is a historical mystery, aka my ideal book! I really loved the short story Ella had in Make More Noise too.

Sequins and Secrets– one of Lucy Ivison’s young adult books is one of my favourites ever, so I’m intrigued to see what this is like as it seems like a very different vibe. It’s about fashion in the 1920s, which is a period I really want to see more books set in, and two girls united by their love for it.

Twitch– I love MG Leonard, and I’m so excited for her first solo title since 2018 when the Beetle Boy series ended. It’s about a birdwatcher who ends up trying to track down an escaped prisoner, which sounds pretty thrilling, and it’s the first book in a series.

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas– I hadn’t actually heard of this before I got the email offering me a copy, but I’m so glad I did because a) the cover is GORGEOUS and b) the story sounds AMAZING. It’s a feminist pirate story that seems to be doing a gender-reversal of the damsel in distress trope.

Children of the Quicksands– I’ve been dying for this book to be out since it first got announced, and I’m so happy to FINALLY have a copy. It’s about a girl who goes to stay with her grandmother in Nigeria, and her getting embroiled in the magic of the small village she is staying while investigating a family secret.

Not My Problem– I really liked Ciara Smyth’s debut last year, and this sounds even more fun. It’s about a girl called Aideen who accidentally becomes the school fixer after pushing someone down the stairs, even though her own life is a mess, and how she ends up falling in love as a result. I’m buzzing for this honestly. The concept is just pure romcom gold.

You’re the One that I Want- I’m a massive Simon James Green fangirl. This being on the list is no surprise to anyone who knows me! It’s about a school production of Grease, and has been described as Bridget Jones but gay. Sign. Me. Up.

Blackout– this is a short story collection by six Black female authors, telling a series of interconnected love stories that happen during a blackout. I love short stories and it’s been ages since I’ve read some, plus this should be even more fun as they’re all romance.

The Lucky Escape– I can’t believe I only have one adult book I’m excited for this month! This us the new Laura Jane Williams book and I’ve loved both her previous romcoms, which are super feminist and original, so I’m excited for this one. I love the concept as well, as it’s about a woman who splits up with her partner right before their wedding.

Thank you so much for reading! Which June releases are you excited for? Do we have any in common? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

8 thoughts on “June 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read”

  1. There are so many of these I’m looking forward to, especially The Crackledawn Dragon and Skyborn which I’m hoping to start today. I’ve just finished The Race which was wonderful, and have also just bought When the Sky Falls.


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