Wondering what to read now? Here are all the hot new June 2024 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.
In case you’re new to Booklist Queen, every month I cover all the hottest new book releases. I try to read as many new book releases as I can to give you an honest perspective on what to read and what to skip.
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 2024 book releases from your favorite authors.
Enough from me, let’s get on to the June 2024 book releases so you can fill up your to-read list.
Top June 2024 Book Releases
When he was ten years old, Ethan camped out in his backyard with his best friend Billy only to awaken in the morning to find their tent slashed open and Billy gone. Thirty years later, Ethan returns to his childhood home. Odd happenings force Ethan to reexamine what happened and lead him to the nearby forest where a clandestine group is studying a crumbling mansion.
On her way to her annual book club retreat, Eileen Merriweather’s car breaks down and she finds herself in the town of her favorite romance book series. Eloraton is exactly like she read, but the town seems trapped in the end of the author’s last unfinished story. Eileen takes it upon herself to save the town, except a grumpy, yet handsome, bookstore owner she can’t quite place doesn’t want her to finish the book.
Millie has finally retired from being a housemaid and decides to settle down with her husband and kids in a quiet suburban cul-de-sac. Trying to get to know the neighbors, Millie attends dinner at her neighbor’s house which piques her curiosity about Mrs. Lowell’s maid. When a woman warns Millie to be careful of her neighbors, Millie begins to wonder if this idyllic neighborhood might be the most dangerous place yet.
Garrett M. Graff
Garrett M. Graff, author of The Only Plane in the Sky, represent an oral history of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of France in a month-long campaign that changed the tied of World War II. Graff explores the full story of D-Day, from the secret creation of plans to the moments the doors opened on the beaches.
After over thirty years as the Chief of Police in Nantucket, Ed Kapanesh is only days away from retirement. The Richardsons have made a splash since their arrival, doing anything they can to gain admittance to Nantucket’s exclusive club. While throwing a party on their yacht, they find their mansion has burned down and their personal assistant, the best friend of Ed’s daughter, is missing. Postponing his retirement, Ed uses the local real estate agent and the town gossip to help solve the mystery in his close-knit community.
Michael Crichton and James Patterson
At the time of his death, bestselling author Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain) was working on a passion project that he never got to finish. Waiting for the right co-author, his wife eventually gave the unfinished manuscript to legendary mystery author James Patterson to finish. In what might be one of the summer’s biggest thrillers, a deadly volcanic eruption is about to burst on the Big Island of Hawaii forcing a terrifying military secret to come to light.
From the author of The Guest List comes another locked-room mystery where not everyone will make it out alive. At the opening weekend of The Manor, a luxury resort in an ancient forest, the guests each have their own agenda. On the guest list: the founder, the lover, the mystery guest, the kitchen help, and the detective.
From the author of Before We Were Yours comes a touching historical fiction novel set in Oklahoma. When ranger Valerie Boren-Odell arrives at Horsethief National Park, she didn’t expect to be immediately thrust into the case of a missing teenager and the discovery of a burial site of three children. In 1909, eleven-year-old Ollie takes her little sister Nessa and flees from their abusive father. Journeying through the outlaw-ridden Winding Stair Mountains, they join a band of others hoping to stay a step ahead of those who want to exploit them.
Stella doesn’t mind leaving her precarious jetsetter life behind when she marries Adam, a nice normal guy. While vacationing in Paris, Adam goes missing after a bomb explodes in a public square. Now the police are telling Stella that Adam is a known dealer of stolen antiquities. Refusing to leave Paris until she learns the truth, Stella must discover if Adam was a random victim or a target of the explosion.
Emma has always wanted to be a screenwriter and her work has been winning contests. Yet taking care of her dad full-time has made it difficult to pursue screenwriting as a career. When she gets the chance to rewrite a script for Charlie Yates, her screenwriting role model, her sister steps in as a caretaker so Emma won’t miss this opportunity. Yet Charlie has no interest in working with Emma or even in the script they are rewriting. Emma must convince Charlie that love stories matter, but it might end up being her heart that is on the line.
In The Last Mrs. Parrish, Amber was able to claw her way to become Jackson Parrish’s wife. While Jackson has been serving time for tax evasion, Amber has enjoyed being the queen bee of Bishops Harbor. With Jackson’s release from prison imminent, Amber’s time and money is running out. Meanwhile, Daphne has never looked back after divorcing Jackson. But when her daughter runs away desperate to see Jackson, Daphne must return to Bishops Harbor and reenter a vicious cat-and-mous game.
The Most Anticipated June 2024 Book Releases
From the author of We Begin at the End comes a decades-spanning love story filled with mystery. In 1975, girls are disappearing from a small Missouri town. When the daughter of a wealthy family is targeted, she is saved by Patch, a one-eyed local boy. But when Patch disappears, his best friend searches for him and the missing girls.
From the queen of STEM romance comes a new story where science meets business. Rue Siebert has finally found the financial stability she has craved her whole life as a biotech engineer at a food science startup, until a hostile takeoff led by the devastating handsome Eli Killgore threatens everything she has worked for. But Rue cannot deny the attraction she feels for Eli and the two begin a secret steamy affair that they promise they’ll break off once one of their sides prevails.
At fifty-seven, Julia Ames has left behind the drama and self-sabotage that plagued her younger years and settled into a happy marriage in the suburbs. Then, a chance meeting with an old acquaintance who almost resulted in the end of her marriage sends Julia for a loop. Compounded by her upcoming empty nest, her son’s shock announcement, and her estranged mother’s reappearance, Julia finds herself falling into old patterns and questioning her current happiness.
In August 1975, Barbara Van Laar is discovered missing from her summer camp bed. A tragedy for any child, but Barbara is the daughter of the wealthy owner of the camp and the nearby estate. Fourteen years ago, Barbara’s older brother also went missing without a trace. Tying together the wealthy Van Laar family with the working class community that supports the camp and estate, The God of the Woods is a multi-layered drama about secrets that refuse to be forgotten.
When her son needs a kidney transplant in 2022, single mother Mallory Dunne must face two secrets from her past: her mother’s adoption from an infamous Irish orphanage and Mallory’s past love affair. Years earlier, Mallory had an all-consuming summer fling with her childhood best friend, Monk Adams, who is now a famous singer-songwriter. In Cairo in 1951, a Hungarian refugee finds herself pregnant and caught between two men in a game of spies as rumors of a revolution swirl.
The much-awaited third book in her Legacy of Orïsha series finally arrives with this June 2024 book releases. When Zelie overthrew the corrupt monarchy and freed the Maji, she thought her battles were over. Instead, Zelie finds herself and her people in cages, transported across the sea, because King Baldyr, the ruler of the Skulls, has been searching the world for Zelie, desperate to harness her power for his own.
In Nicola Yoon’s first adult novel, Jasmyn and King Williams are thrilled to move their family to the planned Black utopia of Liberty, California. While King settles right into the Liberty, Jasmyn feels like an outsider. Instead of liberals and social justice advocates, everyone seems to be obsessed with the community wellness spa. When Jasmyn uncovers one of the founder’s terrible secrets, she risks destroying everything she thought she knew.
Ellery and Luke were supposed to be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary at the luxury Resort at Broken Point in Big Sur, California. Instead, Ellery is visiting solo after a bitter divorce and, of course, there is a big wedding taking place at the resort the same weekend. After Ellery discovers the groom drowned in the pool, a mudslide closes the resort off from police and Ellery must use her wits as more people start dying.
In little Troy, Georgia, Beverly Underwood and Lula Dean have always been enemies but their rivalry reaches new levels when Beverly serves on the local school board. In a crusade to ban anything questionable from the school library, even if she hasn’t read it, Lula Dean creates a lending library outside her house full of wholesome books. Except someone has replaced Lula’s books with “banned” books which end up changing the lives of the townspeople who read them.
Peter McIndoe and Connor Gaydos
In my personal most-anticipated humor book of the year, whistleblowers Peter McIndoe and Connor Gaydos tell the “true” story behind the government conspiracy that has replaced all birds with surveillance drones. Since 1959, the government has secretly replaced billions of birds with drones to spy on American citizens. With a treasure trove of leaked classified documents, illustrations, and examples, McIndo and Gaydos will prove to you that birds aren’t real. If it flies, it spies.
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What June 2024 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
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