Hello everybody! For today’s blog post, I’m going to be chatting through all the June releases I’m hoping to read at some point. Onto the post!
The Map of Lost Unicorns- I’m not sure if this is common knowledge, but unicorns are actually my favourite mythical creatures, so I’m delighted they seem to be making a bit of a comeback right now. I saw the word unicorns and the gorgeous cover and immediately preordered, so here’s hoping I love it as much as I think I will!
Keep Dancing, Lizzie Chu– this is a contemporary set in Glasgow, and I really enjoyed Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths, so I think I’ll have a lot of fun with this. It also has links to strictly come dancing, and I am a big strictly fan, so I reckon that’ll make it even more fun for me.
A Flash of Fireflies– this is a fabulist, fairytale kind of vibe, which I’m always here for anyway, but it is also kind of based on OCD and what having OCD is like. I’m not officially diagnosed but several therapists have told me I have many traits of this condition, and I burst into tears when I saw one of the quotes on the cover because it just resonated with me so much.
Looking for Emily– I’ve been saving this for Pride, and now Pride is HERE so I will be reading this imminently. It’s described as a quirky mystery set by the sea and that is basically my bookish brand so… I expect I will love it.
My Friend the Octopus– I really liked Darwin’s Dragons by this author, and I just love the title of this so much, isn’t it just adorable? It’s a historical mystery set by the sea and it has an animal/human bond so it’s definitely right up my street plot-wise as well.
Olive Jones and the Memory Thief– this is a sci-fi thriller kind of vibe, which I just think sounds super interesting and original. Also, I know this is weird to mention but I have an outfit match planned for this on Instagram and I am just so excited to take that photo at some point after this is out!!
The Midnighters– I don’t know much about this because the synopsis is pretty vague, but it seems like a gothic kind of fantasy and it’s got a lot to do with superstitions and omens, which I find really interesting.
Giant– Nicola Skinner became one of my favourite authors in 2021 when I read everything she’d published up till that point, and I’m so excited to have more of her incredible words in my hands soon.
The Midnight Orchestra– I read the first book in this series, which is about a magical music school (!!) earlier this year and I loved it, so I obviously have to pick up the sequel 🙂
The Last Fallen Moon– I’m pretty sure this has something to do with myths about the Korean afterlife, but honestly I’ve barely read anything about it because I loved the first book and I’m pretty sure I’ll feel the same about this.
If You Still Recognise Me– this is a female/female love story, which I think is friends to lovers. I’ve heard amazing things from people who’ve already read it and one review mentioned a scavenger hunt, so I just think this is going to be a very good time.
The Songs You’ve Never Heard– I love music if you did not know, it is one of the great loves of my life even though I have no musical talent whatsoever, so I pick up most music–related books really. I think this one has a kind of romance vibe and it’s got its own soundtrack which is really cool, and I just think it’ll be an awesome reading experience.
Twice Hexed- if you didn’t know, Hexed is one of my favourite ya books of last year (and ever!!!) so I’m buzzing for the sequel. I cannot wait for more funny, feminist, witchy goodness!!
The Way Back to You– I loved James Bailey’s debut the Flip Side, and had such a memorable experience reading it because it was around Valentine’s Day and I was miserable and it cheered me up. His second book is about a sixty year old man who is trying to reconnect with his first love, which is just a really cute concept.
The Girl on the 88 Bus- this is about a woman named Libby who moves to London and meets an old man (also trying to reconnect with a lost love!!) on the 88 bus. I loved the Last Library so I’m pretty sure this will be a heartwarming, gorgeous read as well.
As Seen on TV– this has been described as like a Hallmark film kind of trope but in reverse, and I love when books are really faithful to a genre but also poke some fun at it, which I think this will definitely do.
Thank you so much for reading! Which June releases are you most excited for? Do you have any thoughts on my list? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!!