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June Must Reads

Jun 12 2014 - 5:30am

If you're looking for a few brand-new books to add to your beach-reads [1] collection, you should know that there are plenty of upcoming June titles to tote on your next vacation — or during tomorrow's commute. Popular authors like Stephen King, Jennifer Weiner, and Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) have new releases out this month, and memoirs by Hillary Clinton and Twitter funnylady Jenny Mollen will be hitting shelves, too. As you ease into the start of Summer, take a look at all the must-read novels, mysteries, and more coming out in June, plus the top book picks on POPSUGAR Love & Sex [2]!

The Silkworm

The Silkworm [3] is the latest from Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), the author of The Cuckoo's Calling. In it, detective Cormoran Strike investigates the disappearance of a novelist whose manuscript featured biting stories about people who would have plenty of cause to silence him.

Out June 19

Hard Choices

In Hillary Rodham Clinton's Hard Choices [4], she writes about her experience as the first lady, her time as secretary of state, and more.

Out June 10

Mr. Mercedes

In Stephen King's latest novel, Mr. Mercedes: A Novel [5], a driver intentionally runs over a group of people gathered for a job fair, and a retired cop finds himself at the center of the case when he receives a letter from the killer who threatens to do it again.

Out June 3

All Fall Down

Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's latest novel, All Fall Down [6], follows a woman named Allison who struggles to face her addiction to pills in the midst of several family dramas.

Out June 17

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

Bestselling author Tom Rachman's latest, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel [7], tells the story of Tooly Zylberberg, a quirky, quiet woman who owns a bookshop in the countryside. Surrounded by stories, she finds herself looking back on her own, remembering and rethinking how she was kidnapped and taken across the globe as a child.

Out June 10

The Book of Unknown Americans

In The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel [8] by Cristina Henriquez, a family moves from Mexico to America, where they come to know a family from Panama and get caught up in a strange, surprising web of relationships.

Out June 3

Rebels: City of Indra — the Story of Lex and Livia

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's book, Rebels: City of Indra — the Story of Lex and Livia [9], is a dystopian novel about two superpowered girls who set out on a journey in a future world.

Out June 3

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

Courtney Maum's debut novel I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You [10] is set in Paris and London, capturing the complicated feelings of a man who struggles with unfortunate timing. After losing his mistress, he hopes to reconnect with his wife, but it's then that she learns of his affair.

Out June 10

I Like You Just the Way I Am

Actress and funnylady Jenny Mollen writes about Hollywood, relationships, and hilarious real-life stories in her memoir, I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People [11].

Out June 17

We Are Called to Rise

Set in Sin City and told from different points of view, We Are Called to Rise: A Novel [12] by Laura McBride tells the story of four lives that unexpectedly come together.

Out June 3

That Night

That Night [13] by Chevy Stevens tells the story of a woman, Toni, who was convicted of murdering her sister as a teenager along with her then-boyfriend. Years later, she's released from jail and determined to figure out what happened on the night of her arrest.

Out June 17

I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends

Fans of The Bachelor can hear Courtney Robertson's side of the story in her book I Didn't Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain [14]. In it, she writes about winning Ben Flajnik's heart in season 16, and how it wasn't such a happy ending.

Out June 24

China Dolls

Bestselling author Lisa See's China Dolls [15] is set in 1930s San Francisco, where three young women find themselves facing suspicion and cultural confusion after the Pearl Harbor attack.

Out June 3

My Salinger Year

In My Salinger Year [16], a memoir, Joanna Rakoff writes about her experience responding to J.D. Salinger's fan mail and how she discovered her own voice while trying to channel the author's.

Out June 3

Say What You Will

Say What You Will [17] by Cammie McGovern is a young adult novel. In it, a teen with cerebral palsy gets to know a boy who struggles with OCD, finding an unlikely friend to help her through her senior year of high school.

Out June 3

Summer House With Swimming Pool

Bestselling author Herman Koch's latest novel, Summer House With Swimming Pool [18], follows the strange circumstances surrounding an A-list actor who dies during a procedure performed by a high-profile doctor.

Out June 3

The Stories We Tell

In Patti Callahan Henry's The Stories We Tell [19], a family feels torn apart in the aftermath of a car accident, their relationships forced to shift as the truth comes to the surface.

Out June 24

Elizabeth Is Missing

Emma Healey's debut novel, Elizabeth Is Missing [20], follows an elderly women who's suffering with dementia and hoping to find her best friend, who she thinks has disappeared. Friends and family don't take her seriously, but as she seeks out her friend, the woman dives back into memories that bring another mystery to light.

Out June 10


Set in the 1930s and inspired by true events in Margaret Mead's life, Euphoria [21] by Lily King captures the complicated relationships and careers of three young anthropologists.

Out June 3

The Girl With All the Gifts

M.R. Carey's postapocalyptic thriller The Girl With All the Gifts [22] tells the story of Melanie, a very special young girl who knows very little about her identity or why she is the way she is.

Out June 10

Cop Town

Set in 1970s Atlanta, Cop Town: A Novel [23] by Karin Slaughter tells the story of two young cops searching for a serial killer who's going after police officers.

Out June 24

A Long Time Gone

In A Long Time Gone [24] by Karen White, a woman reluctantly returns to her hometown when her marriage fails. Forced to face her past and confusing family dynamics, she finds that things aren't exactly as she remembered.

Out June 3


In Eyrie: A Novel [25] by Australian author Tim Winton, a man's rich, meaningful life is coming apart at the seams. Broke, lost, and desperate, he's forced to face both his past and his future when a woman he met years before shows up with her child.

Out June 10

Midnight in Europe

Set in 1930s Paris, Midnight in Europe [26] by Alan Furst captures the complicated lives and loves of characters across the continent as the world moves toward war.

Out June 3

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