Out in June…

This morning I’m sharing 24 wonderful sounding books all due for release in June – Hopefully there’ll be at least one or two that interest you!

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Middle Grade

My featured books this month feature a battle to save a dragon in a library and the return to two childhood classics with a modern day sequel to Peter Pan and a compilation of stories based around Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.

The Dragon In The Library – Louie Stowell

Release Date: 6th June 2019

Kit can’t STAND reading.

She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library… and the world.


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Forever Neverland – Susan Adrian

Release Date: 25th June 2019

What if Peter Pan wanted to take you to Neverland? Would you go? 

A contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan, perfect for kids who loved THE LAND OF STORIES and dream of going to Neverland.

Clover and Fergus are the great-great-grandchildren of Wendy Darling (yes, that Wendy). And now Peter Pan wants to take them to Neverland for the adventure of their lives! But Clover’s a little nervous–she’s supposed to look after her brother. Fergus is autistic, and not everyone makes him feel welcome. What will happen to him in this magical world?

Fergus isn’t nervous at all. To him, Neverland seems like a dream come true! He’s tired of Clover’s constant mothering and wants some independence, like Peter and the Lost Boys have. He wonders, Why can’t the real world be more like Neverland?

Neverland is fun and free, but it’s also dangerous and even scary at times. There are unfamiliar creatures lurking in the shadows and strange sounds coming from the waters. And then the mermaids start to go missing. . . .


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Return To Wonderland – Various

Release Date: 27th June 2019

Tumble down the rabbit hole again to find out what happens in Wonderland without Alice there. Is the Queen of Hearts still ruling with an iron fist? Does the Mad Hatter still have to go to tea? And will Tweedledum and Tweedledee ever resolve their argument?

More than 150 years since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published by Macmillan, revisit Carroll’s amazing cast of characters – including the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, the Cheshire Cat and Alice’s Sister in these brand-new stories, that will bring a new generation of readers to Wonderland.


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Young Adult

My YA featured books contain women in tech, a little non fiction and some Nordic Noir! Screen Queens sounds like such an fun read, I hope it ends with some positivity for women in tech! Next up we have Hannah Witton’s The Hormone Diaries I’ve been watching Hannah’s YouTube channel for a while and I keep meaning to pick up Doing It I have a feeling The Hormone Diaries is going to be the book I wish I had as a teenager! Finally The Sharp Edge Of A Snowflake, I love me some Nordic Noir so I’m looking forward to reading some aimed at the YA market!

Screen Queens – Lori Goldstein

Release Date: 11th June 2019

The Bold Type meets The Social Network when three girls vying for prestigious summer internships through a startup incubator program uncover the truth about what it means to succeed in the male-dominated world of tech.

This summer Silicon Valley is a girls’ club.

Three thousand applicants. An acceptance rate of two percent. A dream internship for the winning team. ValleyStart is the most prestigious high school tech incubator competition in the country. Lucy Katz, Maddie Li, and Delia Meyer have secured their spots. And they’ve come to win.

Meet the Screen Queens.

Lucy Katz was born and raised in Palo Alto, so tech, well, it runs in her blood. A social butterfly and CEO in-the-making, Lucy is ready to win and party.

East Coast designer, Maddie Li left her home and small business behind for a summer at ValleyStart. Maddie thinks she’s only there to bolster her graphic design portfolio, not to make friends.

Delia Meyer taught herself how to code on a hand-me-down computer in her tiny Midwestern town. Now, it’s time for the big leagues–ValleyStart–but super shy Delia isn’t sure if she can hack it (pun intended).

When the competition kicks off, Lucy, Maddie, and Delia realize just how challenging the next five weeks will be. As if there wasn’t enough pressure already, the girls learn that they would be the only all-female team to win ever. Add in one first love, a two-faced mentor, and an ex-boyfriend turned nemesis and things get…complicated.


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The Hormone Diaries – Hannah Witton

Release Date: 13th June 2019

An honest, funny and feminist take on living with your period (and hormones!), by the award-winning sex and relationships vlogger, and author of Doing It!, Hannah Witton.

When Hannah Witton started documenting her journey coming off the pill and re-getting her period, she wasn’t anticipating the reaction, from people of all ages, that talking about it would bring. It exposed a glaring gap – the resources and the spaces to talk honestly about periods just aren’t there. And with more and more research showing that your period and your hormones can affect literally every area of your life, this is a problem.

Inspired by her YouTube series of the same name, The Hormone Diaries draws on Hannah’s own experiences and, through crowdsourcing on her social media platforms, those of her fans too. With her trademark honesty and humour, Hannah explores and demystifies topics surrounding periods, hormones and contraception, to offer readers support, information and advice.

The definitive period self-help book 50% of the world has been waiting for!


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The Sharp Edge Of A Snowflake – Sif Sigmarsdóttir

Release Date: 27th June 2019

The captivating, feminist, Nordic YA thriller from Sif Sigmarsdottir. The snow is falling thick and fast now. Snow in Iceland is dangerous.

Hannah Eiríksdóttir has been banished from her home in London to a place of eternal punishment for the wicked. No, not Hell, but close: Iceland. There, she faces a new life working as a journalist for her father’s newspaper – a man she barely knows.

Imogen Collins has the perfect life as a social media influencer, showing off her glamorous London existence to adoring fans. But behind the filters lies a dark secret. She thought she’d buried it: But the Beast is back – a ghost from her past who’s threatening to ruin her future.

When a man is found murdered at the edge of the road in snowy Iceland the girls’ lives collide. Imogen had the motive. Can Hannah find out the truth, and discover the reality of the girl beneath the filters?

Behind perfection often lies unbearable ugliness.


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The October Man is the latest in the Rivers Of London series from Ben Aaronovitch. I’m a little torn over this as it’s the first story not focusing on Peter Grant as the main character, I’ve still pre-ordered it! Don’t Say A Word sounds like an intriguing read and The Library Of The Lost And Found sounds like a great summer read!

The October Man – Ben Aaronovitch

Release Date: 13th June 2019

A brand new stand-alone novella in the Rivers of London series!

Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA – the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters.

Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is ‘actually 90% paperwork’. But this is a story about the other 10% of the job: the life-threatening danger part.

This is a tale about the Queen of the Harvest, the October Man, and the little-known time the vineyard around Trier started to eat people . . .

Winter may be P. C. Peter Grant’s German counterpart, but surviving this investigation is entirely down to him . . .


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Don’t Say A Word – Rebecca Tinnelly

Release Date: 13th June 2019

Connie lost her words at the age of five, the day she witnessed her mother and father’s untimely death.

Since then she has been all but mute, only being able to choke out a few select words. Now, years on, Connie’s husband is on his deathbed and all she can do is quietly sit by his side.

But there are so many dreadful secrets locked up in Connie’s silent prison. And time is running out to set them free . . .


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The Library of the Lost and Found – Phaedra Patrick

Release Date: 27th June 2019

A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people–though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend–her grandmother Zelda–who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.


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I’d love to know if any of these have piqued your interest! Are there any other books I should be looking out for this coming month? Let me know in the comments!

7 thoughts on “Out in June…

  1. BookCraic

    I’ve just bought The Dragon in the Library. I’ve read a Return to Wonderland and Check Mates through NetGalley – both amazing! I managed to get a few released slightly early when in a London, which I think all sound great: The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge, The Garden of Lost Secrets by A M Howell and The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell.

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  2. goldenbooksgirl

    Looking forward to the Dragon in the Library and Lucy’s debut as you know, and also Return to Wonderland and Adam Baron’ s new one, both of which were left off mine by mistake as I had them down as July releases in my head. Check Mates is really good, as is the Switch Up!
    Amy x

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