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20 Best Books To Read in June

  • FICTION

    THE HOTEL NANTUCKET

    JUNE 14, 2022

FICTION

THE HOTEL NANTUCKET

by Elin Hilderbrand

Honestly, who needs Nantucket. It could hardly be more fun than this book. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE KINGDOM OF SAND

    JUNE 7, 2022

FICTION

THE KINGDOM OF SAND

by Andrew Holleran

Ostensibly about gay men getting older and being alone, this novel is really about everyone getting older and being alone. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    GOD'S CHILDREN ARE LITTLE BROKEN THINGS

    JUNE 7, 2022

FICTION

GOD'S CHILDREN ARE LITTLE BROKEN THINGS

by Arinze Ifeakandu

Deftly capturing the richness and dangers of romantic connection, these stories complicate and reimagine queer narratives. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    A CALM & NORMAL HEART

    JUNE 21, 2022

FICTION

A CALM & NORMAL HEART

by Chelsea T. Hicks

Dark and darkly comic stories that herald an important new voice in American letters. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE DESPERATE HOURS

    JUNE 14, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    AN IMMENSE WORLD

    JUNE 21, 2022

NONFICTION

AN IMMENSE WORLD

by Ed Yong

One of the year’s best popular natural histories. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    ALSO A POET

    JUNE 14, 2022

NONFICTION

ALSO A POET

by Ada Calhoun

A wonderfully convoluted, catty, candid, and clever piece of work. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WE CARRY THEIR BONES

    JUNE 14, 2022

NONFICTION

WE CARRY THEIR BONES

by Erin Kimmerle

A horrific story of true crime, unjust punishment, and the quest for justice for the victims of a cruel state. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    FORGING SILVER INTO STARS

    JUNE 7, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FORGING SILVER INTO STARS

by Brigid Kemmerer

A fiercely hopeful exploration of loyalty, perception, and agency in the face of fear, misinformation, and violence. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    WE WEREN'T LOOKING TO BE FOUND

    JUNE 21, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WE WEREN'T LOOKING TO BE FOUND

by Stephanie Kuehn

An insightful, grounded, and compassionately messy meditation on adolescence, institutional support, and helping oneself. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    ECHOES OF GRACE

    JUNE 21, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ECHOES OF GRACE

by Guadalupe García McCall

A nouveau gothic tale with roots as deep as mesquite and a heart as wide as the Texas sky. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    TÂPWÊ AND THE MAGIC HAT

    JUNE 7, 2022

CHILDREN'S

TÂPWÊ AND THE MAGIC HAT

by Buffy Sainte-Marie ; illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie & Michelle Alynn Clement

These connected tales bring characters and their rich cultural inheritance to satisfying life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SECRET FOREST FRIENDS

    JUNE 1, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    TWO DOGS

    JUNE 28, 2022

CHILDREN'S

TWO DOGS

by Ian Falconer ; illustrated by Ian Falconer

A snug, funny round of hijinks by low dogs. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    SEE YOU SOMEDAY SOON

    JUNE 14, 2022

  • CHILDREN'S

    I WANT TO BE A VASE

    JUNE 7, 2022

CHILDREN'S

I WANT TO BE A VASE

by Julio Torres ; illustrated by Julian Glander

Great for stimulating creative thinking and art activities: What else can ordinary objects be? Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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