36 Vacation-Ready Books Coming Out in June 2021

Summer is almost here, bringing with it plenty of sunshine, warm weather, and time to spend with a good book. Whether you need a light beach read or some novels to fill up a relaxing staycation, the new books coming out in June will have you covered. There are tons of new books I’m excited for, from retellings of well-known stories to completely original, genre-defying tales.

For this list of the 36 books I’m most excited for in June, I’ve aimed to include a variety of genres and authors. From eye-opening nonfiction to historical romances, from dark fantasy and sci-fi to surprising thrillers, I hope something here will pique your interest! Here are 36 great new books set for publication in June 2021.

Published on June 1st:

Nghi Vo – The Chosen and the Beautiful

Hannah Whitten – For the Wolf 

Zakiya Dalila Harris – The Other Black Girl

Nekesa Afia – Dead Dead Girls

Veronica Henry – Bacchanal

Karen Tucker – Bewilderness

Casey McQuiston – One Last Stop

Nicola Yoon – Instructions for Dancing

Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – Ace of Spades

Tahereh Mafi – An Emotion of Great Delight

Bethany C. Morrow – A Chorus Rises

Jason June – Jay’s Gay Agenda

Beatriz Williams – Our Woman in Moscow

Mario Escobar – The Librarian of Saint-Malo

Sara Flannery Murphy – Girl One

Tia Williams – Seven Days in June

Kiese Laymon – Long Division

Clint Smith – How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Laura Coleman – The Puma Years: A Memoir of Love and Transformation in the Bolivian Jungle

Ashley C. Ford – Somebody’s Daughter

Ly Tran – House of Sticks

Published on June 8th:

Caroline Lea – The Metal Heart

Ava Reid – The Wolf and the Woodsman

Tasha Suri – The Jasmine Throne

Helene Wecker – The Hidden Palace

Published on June 15th:

India Holton – The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

Alex Michaelides – The Maidens

P. J. Vernon – Bath Haus  

Published on June 22nd:

Alka Joshi – The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Emma Brodie – Songs in Ursa Major 

Laura Lippman – Dream Girl

Akwaeke Emezi – Dear Senthuran

Published on June 29th:

Harper St. George – The Devil and the Heiress

Riley Sager – Survive the Night

Swati Teerdhala – The Chariot at Dusk

Lauren Layne – To Sir, With Love


And that’s a wrap on my list! What books shown here are you excited to read? What new June 2021 books did I miss? Let me know in the comments!

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