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New Books Calendar: June 2022

Take this opportunity to get those pre-orders and library holds in.

New Books Calendar- June 2022

Looking for something new to read?  Check out our monthly roundup of some new books hitting bookshelves in June!  From thrilling thrillers to gripping nonfiction books, we’ve got you covered.  So check out our list and get ready to dive into a good book.  Happy reading!




New Books Calendar - June 7, 2022


The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian

Cat Sebastian returns to Georgian London with a stunning tale of a reluctant criminal and the thief who cannot help but love her.

A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Caña

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” but make it Latinx when a Puerto Rican chef and an Irish American whiskey distiller are blackmailed into a fake relationship by their scheming octogenarian grandfathers.

Meant to Be Mine by Hannah Orenstein

From the author of the “funny, sexy, and absurdly entertaining” (Marie Claire) Playing with Matches, a sweeping love story in the vein of Rebecca Serle and Chloe Benjamin about a woman who knows the date she’ll meet her true love—only he isn’t quite as perfect as she always imagined.

As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr

Fans of the Hallmark Channel and Gilmore Girls will adore this delightful rom‑com about a city girl who goes in search of small-town happiness, only to discover life—and love—are nothing like the TV movies.



TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo 

A charming rom-com about high school debater TJ Powar who—after becoming the subject of an ugly meme—makes a resolution to stop shaving, plucking, and waxing, and prove that she can be her hairy self and still be beautiful…but soon finds this may be her most difficult debate yet. Perfect for fans of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever.

Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest

A fresh new YA romance novel by Kristina Forest, Zyla & Kai is an epic star-crossed love story about first love and not just the will they, won’t they— but why can’t they?



Mother Ocean Father Nation by Nishant Batsha

A riveting, tender debut novel following a brother and sister whose paths diverge—one forced to leave, one left behind—in the wake of a nationalist coup in the South Pacific.

Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe

For fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Brit Bennett, a striking coming-of-age debut about friendship, community, and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago during one life-changing summer.

Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It’s a rule. But what would happen if they did? From the New York Times bestselling author of The Authenticity Project, a heartwarming novel about unexpected friendships and the joy of connecting.

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

Evvie Drake Starts Over meets Beach Read in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage’s collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

The Setup by Lizzy Dent

From the author of The Summer Job comes a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story about one woman’s impulsive fib that jump starts a summer of reinvention and learning about love, life, and what it means to accept yourself.

The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays

From the co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, a hilarious and thought-provoking debut novel set in New York City, following a sprawling cast of characters as they navigate life, love, loss, ambition, and spirituality—without ever looking up from their phones.

Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins

Beware the wrath of a woman scorned—she just might save the world.

The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn

The best Emma retelling since Clueless: a sexy, warm-hearted romantic comedy about a woman who will do anything to save her marriage … and meddle in everyone else’s.

These Impossible Things by Salma El-Wardany

A razor‑sharp debut novel of three best friends navigating love, sex, faith, and the one night that changes it all.



The Hop by Diana Clarke

From the author of Thin Girls, a page-turning feminist novel that tells the story of how a poor girl coming of age in rural New Zealand grows to be a sex icon, the face of a movement, and a mother, all at the same time.

The Lovers by Paolo Cognetti, Translated by Stanley Luczkiw

As a romance blooms in an isolated Italian Alpine town fate and free will shape the lives of many in this gorgeously written novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Eight Mountains.

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners.

More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez

An evocative drama about a woman who’s caught leading a double life after one husband murders the other, and the true-crime writer who becomes obsessed with telling her story—this masterful work of literary suspense marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

A dazzling epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award Finalist Sabrina & Corina.

The Midcoast by Adam White

The story of a family of lobstermen who skyrocket from poverty to wealth, a local writer obsessed with their rise, and the small-town secrets that bind them all together.

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

A dazzling, unforgettable novel about a young black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system—a debut that announces a blazingly original voice.

Just by Looking at Him by Ryan O’Connell

From the star of Peacock’s Queer as Folk and the Netflix series Special comes a darkly witty and touching novel following a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world.

The Kingdom of Sand by Andrew Holleran

Andrew Holleran’s unique literary voice is on full display in this poignant story of lust, dread, and desire—the first novel in thirteen years from one of the most acclaimed gay authors of our time.



Aurora by David Koepp

From the author of Cold Storage comes a riveting, eerily plausible thriller, told with the menace and flair of Under the Dome or Project Hail Mary, in which a worldwide cataclysm plays out in the lives of one complicated Midwestern family.

Tell Us No Secrets by Siena Sterling

This stunning debut thriller, set in a girls’ boarding school, will leave you breathless until the final page is turned.



This Is Not a Pity Memoir by Abi Morgan

A moving memoir from the award-winning screenwriter and playwright Abi Morgan about what happens when the person you love most no longer recognizes you.

A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman by Linda Elkins-Tanton

A radiant and inspiring memoir from one of the world’s leading planetary scientists, detailing her mission (scheduled for August 2022) to the largest known metal asteroid, her own remarkable life story, and the struggle for women’s voices to be heard in scientific fields.



Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid

From highly acclaimed bestselling author Ava Reid comes a gothic horror retelling of The Juniper Tree, set in another time and place within the world of The Wolf and the Woodsman, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson and Catherynne M. Valente. 

The City Inside by Samit Basu

This near-future epic by the internationally celebrated Samit Basu pulls no punches as it comes for your anxieties about society, government, the environment, and our world at large—yet never loses sight of the hopeful potential of the future.



Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane

Drawing on ancient texts and modern archeology to reveal the trans woman’s story hidden underneath the well-known myths of The Iliad, Maya Deane’s Wrath Goddess Sing weaves a compelling, pitilessly beautiful vision of Achilles’ vanished world, perfect for fans of Song of Achilles and the Inheritance trilogy.

The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss

A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in postwar Paris, in which a search for a missing husband puts journalist Billie Walker on a collision course with an underground network of Nazi criminals.


New books calendar - June 14, 2022


Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher

Alex Turner is never The One—but always the last one an ex dates before finding love—and now she’s determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.

How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder 

A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship…and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt in this sexy debut for fans of Beach Read and The Unhoneymooners.

Island Time by Georgia Clark

Love is in the salty sea air in this smart and steamy ensemble romantic comedy set in a tropical paradise, from the author of the “sparkly and entertaining” (Oprah Daily) It Had to Be You. This is one island you won’t want to be rescued from.



The Wild One by Colleen McKeegan

In this dark and twisted coming-of-age thriller, a deadly childhood secret that binds three young women threatens to destroy their lives.

The Recruit by Alan Drew

A Southern California detective stumbles upon a network of white supremacists lurking in the shadows of his quiet hometown in this gripping thriller.

Privacy by Nina Sadowsky

A successful therapist’s world is upended when her patients are targeted in a campaign of twisted psychological harassment in this propulsive novel from the author of Convince Me.

You never know who’s watching…



Who Is Wellness For? by Fariha Roisin

The multi-disciplinary artist and author of Like a Bird and How to Cure a Ghost explores the commodification and appropriation of wellness through the lens of social justice, providing resources to help anyone participate in self-care, regardless of race, identity, socioeconomic status or able-bodiedness.  



The Girls in Queens by Christine Kandic Torres

A writer brimming with talent makes her exciting literary debut with a tale of two Latinx women coming of age in Queens, New York, an emotionally resonant novel infused with the insight, power, and poignancy of Angie Cruz’s Dominicana, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn, and Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends. 

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Body Grammar by Jules Ohman

A coming-of-age queer love story set in the glamorous but grueling world of international modeling—a radiant debut by a talented new writer.

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

A propulsive and daring new novel by the author of Very Nice about a woman on the run from catastrophe, searching for love, home, a swimming pool, and for someone who can perhaps stop the bleeding from her head.



We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle

Forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle explores the legacy of the notorious Dozier Boys School—the true story behind the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Nickel Boys—and the contentious process to exhume the graves of the boys buried there in order to reunite them with their families.  

Pig Years by Ellyn Gaydos

An itinerant farmhand’s account of the wonders hidden within the ever-blooming seasons of life, death, and rebirth.

Blood Orange Night by Melissa Bond

Brain on Fire meets High Achiever in this visceral, propulsive memoir detailing a woman’s accidental descent into prescription benzodiazepine dependence and the life-threatening impacts of the drugs’ long-term use.



The Twilight World by Werner Herzog, Translated by Michael Hofmann

The great filmmaker Werner Herzog, in his first novel, tells the incredible story of Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who defended a small island in the Philippines for twenty-nine years after the end of World War II.

Ashton Hall by Lauren Belfer

An American woman and her son stumble upon the dark history of a rambling English manor house in this gripping novel that marks an exciting new departure for the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light.

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook

For readers of The Light Between Oceans and The Island of Sea Women, a feminist adventure story set against the backdrop of the dangerous pearl diving industry in 19th-century Western Australia, about a young English woman who sets off to uncover the truth about the disappearance of her eccentric father.



Vacationland by Meg Mitchell Moore

From the USA Today bestselling author of Two Truths and a Lie and The Islanders, a delicious summer read set in midcoast Maine, tackling family secrets, marriage, motherhood, and privilege.

The Beach Trap by Ali Brady

Two best friends torn apart by a life-altering secret. One summer to set the record straight.

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes

A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love, in this warm and charming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Evvie Drake Starts Over.



The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brooke Robson

In this seafaring fantasy, a soft-spoken and empathic teen must chart her own course to rescue the ruthless pirate who raised her.  

Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos

For Dracula lovers and fans of Diana Urban’s All Your Twisted Secrets,this spine-tingling thriller follows seven horror buffs as their dream trip to a remote Romanian castle turns into a nightmare when they begin to be killed one by one.  



Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson

A Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this the first installmant of this epic fantasy trilogy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches. 



Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo

From Lisa Taddeo, #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Three Women and “our most eloquent and faithful chronicler of human desire” (Esquire), Ghost Lover is an electrifying collection of masterful and fearless short stories.


New Books Calendar - June 21, 2022


Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley

When Winnie, assistant to the famous, feminist playwright Juliette Brassard, is invited to London, England to help with the staging of Juliette’s most well-known play, she finds more drama off-stage than on: trouble is brewing with Juliette herself, not to mention Winnie just might be falling for Juliette’s handsome, British, and very-off-limits nephew, Liam. The perfect beach read for fans of The Summer Job and Paris Is Always a Good Idea.

Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola

Breakout author Bolu Babalola pens her vibrant debut novel, full of passion, humor, and heart, that centers on a young Black British woman who has no interest in love and unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about.

Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho

An ambitious career woman signs up for a co-parenting website only to find a match she never expected, in this smart and engaging novel from the author of Last Tang Standing.

Good Morning, Love by Ashley M. Coleman

For fans of My (Not So) Perfect Life and Jasmine Guillory’s While We Were Dating, a disarmingly fun, witty debut novel follows what happens when Carlisa Henton’s life comes undone after a chance meeting with a rising pop star.



On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi

Perfect for fans of coming-of-age novels like Sweetbitter and Grey’s Anatomy, On Rotation details a Ghanaian-American medical student balancing her need for self and romantic love with her professional aspirations.

The Long Answer by Anna Hogeland

A young woman gathers intimate stories about pregnancy, motherhood, and the nature of female relationships, in this profound and provocative novel.

Gilt by Jamie Brenner

A luxurious and richly compelling new novel from the acclaimed author of Blush, about a famous family jewelry dynasty and the hidden past that could topple it all.

A Thousand Miles by Bridget Morrissey

After a decade of silence, Dee and Ben reunite for a road trip they once promised to take. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

The Catch by Alison Fairbrother

A young woman searches for the truth about her father and the secrets of her family in this electric debut novel.



Jumper by Melanie Crowder

In a ripped-from-the-headlines story, nineteen-year-old Blair’s passion for fighting fires lands her a spot with the Forest Service and sets her on a wilderness adventure that quickly turns catastrophic.

How far would you go to save yourself?



Dinner for One : How Cooking in Paris Saved Me by Sutanya Dacres

From podcast host Sutanya Dacres comes Dinner for One, an unforgettable memoir of how she rebuilt her life after her American-in-Paris fairytale shattered, starting with cooking dinner for herself in her Montmartre kitchen–pitched as Julie & Julia for our times.  

Sisters in Resistance by Tilar J. Mazzeo

In a tale as twisted as any spy thriller, find out how three women were drawn together to deliver critical evidence of Axis war crimes to Allied forces during World War II: “Mazzeo is a fascinating storyteller” (New York Journal of Books).



Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh

In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yet

Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens

An unforgettable debut novel from an award-winning writer: a lively, daring ghost story about a teenage ghost who falls in love with a writer who doesn’t know she exists.



The Self-Made Widow by Fabian Nicieza

From the cocreator of Deadpool and author of Suburban Dicks comes a diabolically funny murder mystery that features two incredibly likable—and unlikely—sleuths investigating a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage.

The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager

Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read . . . no lake house required.



The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi

In the first book of a visionary African and Arabian-inspired fantasy trilogy, three women band together against a cruel Empire that divides people by blood.

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

In a fantastical version of New Orleans where music is magic, a battle for the city’s soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song in this vibrant and imaginative debut.



Turkey and the Wolf : Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans by Mason Hereford, JJ Goode

A fun and flavorful book of 95 dynamic recipes that put a playful spin on Southern food, from the James Beard Award-nominated owner of Turkey and the Wolf in New Orleans.



A Blind Corner by Caitlin Macy

From the author of Mrs. and TheFundamentals of Play comes a brilliant and biting short story collection about pride, privilege, and our nagging need to belong.


New Books Calendar - June 28, 2022


American Royalty by Tracey Livesay

In this dangerously sexy rom-com that evokes the real-life romance between Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle, a prince who wants to live out of the spotlight falls for a daring American rapper who turns his life, and the palace, upside down.



Harlem Sunset by Nekesa Afia

A riveting Harlem Renaissance Mystery featuring Louise Lloyd, a young Black woman working in a hot new speakeasy when she gets caught up in a murder that hits too close to home.

Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary by Amy Lillard

In a charming new cozy mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Amy Lillard, twenty-something advice columnist Sissy is ready for a fresh start in the small town of Yoder, Kansas – along with her loyal Yorkie, Duke. She’s planning to help out at her aunt’s Sunflower Café, but little does she know her new duties will soon include solving a murder!



The Second Husband by Kate White

A woman’s seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked by a discovery about the death of her first husband in this twisty psychological thriller from Kate White, the New York Times bestselling author whom Entertainment Weekly called “impossible to outwit.”

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

From the international bestselling author comes a twisty psychological thriller set on a stunning Greek island, One of the Girls tells the delicious story of a bachelorette trip that ends in murder. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Lucy Foley.

The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson

In this deviously volatile, deliciously creepy standalone suspense novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, the sole survivor of a brutal family massacre must uncover the shocking truth about the fateful night that left her forever marked…

Has she already had her final chance to be the final girl?



The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer

The enmity between two women from opposing sides of the war culminates in a shocking event as anti-German sentiment sweeps America, when the aristocratic wife of a German scientist must face the social isolation, hostility and violence leveled against her and her family when they’re forced to relocate to Alabama in the aftermath of WWII. For fans of Beatriz Wiliams, Pam Jenoff, and Kristin Harmel.

The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule

Fleeing persecution in 1960s America, a Black couple seeks asylum in Ghana, but fresh dangers and old secrets threaten their newfound freedom in this hypnotic debut novel.


The Truth About Ben and June by Alex Kiester

This propulsive debut novel explores the complexity of a modern-day marriage and motherhood, when a new mother vanishes one morning, and her husband must retrace events of their recent past to bring her home.

The Measure by Nikki Erlick

Age of Miracles meets The Immortalists in this spirit-lifting, high-concept blockbuster debut set in a world where people can find out how much time they have left to live.

Not Exactly What I Had in Mind by Kate Brook

An irresistible, funny, sharply observed debut novel in which two roommates, and two sisters, will learn that sometimes family—and love—find you in the most unexpected places.

For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin

To go for it or not to go for it? That is the question when two former high school flames return to their Shakespeare-obsessed hometown for a summer of theater and unexpected romance, in a laugh-out-loud rom-com from debut author Jessica Martin.

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro

A novel about race, sex, class, and love—from an author at the beginning of a major career—Tomi Obaro’s sparkling debut tells the story of three once-inseparable college friends in Nigeria who reunite for the first time in thirty years at a lavish wedding in Lagos for one of their daughters.



Thrust by Lidia Yuknavitch

As rising waters—and an encroaching police state—endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a “carrier” travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history.



The Last Resort by Sarah Stodola

A captivating exploration of beach resort culture—from its roots in fashionable society to its undervalued role in today’s world economy—as the industry approaches a climate reckoning.



How Are You, Really? : Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time by Jenna Kutcher

Forget hustle harder. Forget that 5 a.m. wake-up. Forget outlining your life plan in six-month, one-year, and five-year spans. Collectively, the recent history we have lived through has forced a cultural shift, a reframing of our perspective around what work is for, what work/life balance really means, and how we want to spend our time on the planet. In her first book, Jenna Kutcher—Entrepreneur, Photographer, Instagram Influencer, Teacher, Mom, and host of the wildly popular Goal Digger podcast—shares her philosophy on how to live a life that exists outside the tired cliché of “having it all.” How Are You, Really? is about taking a moment to soak up the richness of the experience and creating a life that allows for that.



A Secret Princess by Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz

A surprising and romantic YA retelling-mashup of A Little Princess and The Secret Garden by bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz.



The Angel of Rome by Jess Walter

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Cold Millions comes a stunning collection about those moments when everything changes—for the better, for the worse, for the outrageous—as a diverse cast of characters bounces from Italy to Idaho, questioning their roles in life and finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places.

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