Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new June 2023 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
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However, I realize that my to-read list might not exactly match yours. That’s why I’ve also included some of the most popular June 2023 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me. Let’s get on to the June 2023 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top June 2023 Book Releases
Jack and her husband Gabe are security experts, hired to break into buildings and hack security systems. When a routine assignment goes awry, Jack returns to find her husband dead. Now Jack is the prime suspect and, on the run, she must decide who she can trust while hunting the real killer.
A popular food blogger, Hollis Shaw’s life is not as picture-perfect as it seems. When her husband is killed in a car accident after an argument and her daughter pulls away, Hollis decides to try a “Five-Star Weekend.” She gathers her best friend from her teens, 20s, 30s, and midlife together for a weekend on Nantucket. But the perfect weekend turns sour when her friends don’t all get along and her childhood friend invites Hollis’s first love along.
Since 1929, Lenora Hope has never left her family’s Maine estate, ever since she was accused, but not convicted, of killing her sister. Now in 1983, Kit McDeere becomes Lenora’s home health aide to care for the wheelchair-bound woman who cannot speak. As Lenora begins to type out her story to Kit, Kit suspects that the old lady might not be as harmless as she appears.
The granddaughter of one of the only female doctors in China, Yunxian is taught all about women’s illnesses, alongside her best friend Meiling, a midwife-in-training. When Yunxian becomes a wife in an arranged marriage, Yunxian is forbidden from speaking to Meiling or helping the household women. Determined to break away from tradition, Yunxian goes on to treat women from every level of society in this novel based on a true story from the Ming Dynasty.
In a well-off neighborhood, four families gather together for a pleasant summer barbecue but are thrown when the perfect hostess explodes at her young son’s mistake. Hours later, the boy falls out a bedroom window in the middle of the night. While he lies critically injured in the hospital, his mother refuses to speak and the friendships quickly being to unravel.
Elsie Hannaway is an adjunct professor teaching theoretical physics by day. But by night, Elsie supplements her income as a fake girlfriend for rich clients. When Elsie’s favorite client turns out to be the brother of Jack Smith, the experimental physicist who ruined her mentor’s career, Elsie’s worlds unexpectedly collide. Elsie is more than prepared for an academic feud with Jack but is completely caught off-guard by the romantic tension between them.
In 1939, Juliette and Elise become instant best friends in Paris, bonding over being young mothers to little girls. When Elise is targeted by the German occupation, she entrusts her daughter to Juliette. When Elise returns after the war, she finds Juliette’s bookshop reduced to rubble. Neighbors say that Juliette and a young girl survived. But which girl? And where have they gone?
The Most Anticipated June 2023 Book Releases
Ever since her aunt’s death, Clementine has put her head down to work harder toward her goals. Living in her late aunt’s apartment, one day she finds herself shocked to find a man in her kitchen. With kind eyes and a seductive Southern drawl, he’s the perfect man for Clementine. Except for the cosmic mistiming: he actually exists seven years ago.
S. A. Cosby
After a career as an FBI agent, Titus Crown returns home to become the first Black sheriff of his county. A year later, a young Black man is shot by one of Titus’s deputies. Determined to find the truth wherever it leads, Titus must weave a fine line investigating a shocking crime in the American South.
In 1956, Marion learns that being a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall is much more demanding than she imagined. When a bomb explodes in the theater, Marion urges the police to try a new technique: psychological profiling. As she gets caught up in the investigation, Marion realizes that she might be putting herself and those she loves at terrifying risk.
In 1946, Emilia Winthrop, the daughter of the caretaker, becomes enchanted with Summerly’s new hostess, Olive Rainsford, and the surviving Peabody heirs. When an FBI agent turns up hunting a spy, Emilia’s decisions blow everything apart. Eight years later, the CIA is set to do a prisoner exchange, and Emilia finds once again caught up in the events.
Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
After co-authoring The Personal Librarian, Benedict and Murray team together to share another uplifting true story. The daughter of formerly enslaved persons, Mary McLeod Bethune became a champion of civil rights and women’s rights. Bethune eventually formed a strong friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. When Eleanor becomes First Lady, she finds herself more and more shifting from her husband’s viewpoints and taking a strong stand, working with Bethune to fight for justice and equality.
Isabel Allende weaves together two stories of parents searching for a better life for their children in this June 2023 book release. To keep him safe, in 1938, Samuel is shipped off from Austria to England with only a change of clothes and a violin. In 2019, Anita Díaz and her mother flee the violence of El Salvador hoping. When Anita is detained at the US Border alone as social workers desperately try to find her mother.
After giving everything up for a man who just called off their wedding, Kelly Doyle finds herself stranded in Philadelphia. When her childhood best friend offers her guest room during lockdown, Kelly jumps at the chance to reconnect. Quickly, Kelly falls in love with her hosts and they welcome her into an open marriage. But the deeper Kelly becomes entangled, the more she suspects they have done this before … and the last guest disappeared.
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What June 2023 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any June 2023 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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