New month, new books! Here is a list of new book releases of JUNE 2019 I am excited about. The handpicked TOP 8!
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
# 1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert is back with a fiction novel. This story revolves around nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris, who after getting kicked out of college discovers a different kind of life in Manhattan. Her parents send her to live with Aunt Peg who owns a theater, Lily Playhouse. The theater is full of interesting, charismatic characters. However, Vivian’s life does a complete 180 after a mistake.
After living for ninety-five years, Vivian is now a changed person as she recalls her story. She lives with the realization that women should live freely instead of being ashamed all the time. She does not need to be a good girl to be a good person.
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Dessen brings forth the story of Emma Saylor, a girl whose mother died when she was ten. Now Emma lives with her dad and the stories her mother told her, reside in her memories. Emma unexpectedly gets a chance to spend the summer with her mother’s family in North Lake.
While living with her new family Emma realizes about the existence of two different communities. Her mother belonged to the working class while her father was from the wealthier side. The place makes her feel like she too is divided into two different people. She comes across Roo, her childhood best friend who can help her put together the puzzle about her past.
Recursion by Blake Crouch
New York City cop Barry Sutton is investigating the False Memory Syndrome which is driving people mad with the memories of a life they never lived. On the other hand, neuroscientist Helena Smith is busy inventing a technology that preserves memory. Her aim is to let people relive their most precious moments.
Barry’s investigation brings him face-to-face with a terrifying foe who is changing the very past as we know it and fiddling with the people’s mind. Helena and Barry have to work together to defeat this unknown evil before reality collapses.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Elisabeth is raised as a foundling in one of the Great Libraries. She thinks all sorcerer’s to be evil and aims to become a warden so that she can protect the city from them. She is familiar with the magical grimoires that can turn in to monsters if provoked.
Elizabeth is accused of being the culprit as a dangerous grimoire is released and has to face the capital. The only one she can turn to is Nathaniel Thorn, her sworn enemy. As the Great Libraries go up in flames, Elisabeth realizes that she has become part of a centuries-old conspiracy.
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
This is a story of two sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman who are growing up in 1950s Detroit. While tomboy Jo has a passion to change the world, pretty and feminine Bethie dreams of being a star. But life has different plans for both of them.
As they survive the traumas and tragedies, Bethie grows up to be an adventurous wild child and Jo looks after her family trying to be a good mother.
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, Kelly Link
Another novel from the Shadowhunter world, Ghosts of the Shadow Market is co-written with Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Kelly Link. First eight stories are available as e-books and last two will be available as prints.
Shadow market is a place of trade for the Downworlders, faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. They share their secrets and make dark bargains. As we follow the Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah we can see all the stories playing in the background.
The Outsider by Stephen King
According to the eyewitnesses and the fingerprints found by detective Ralph Anderson, Terry Maitland is the murderer of an eleven-year-old boy. The investigation reveals some gruesome details and keeps you guessing until the end.
The police soon have an ironclad case against Terry as the DNA samples are found. Maitland seems to be a nice guy but he can be wearing a different face.
I’ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie
This is Catherine McKenzie’s newly released psychological suspense. MacAllister family has secrets. 20 years ago Amanda Holmes was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family camp but no one was charged with the crime. As the MacAllister siblings come together to read the will they are distraught about the camp. All of them have their secrets and any one of them could have done the crime.
This is it for this month’s new releases. What are your most anticipated books this month? Check out other new releases I am looking forward to.