Hey there! I can’t believe a new month is upon us, that we are already in June and the fact that it’s coming for all our bank accounts & library holds! There is so many books coming out and many of them are some that I have been highly anticipating! I don’t know about y’all but my mind is on books, the beach and reading on the beach (yea, yea, I know, I gotta adult before I do those things…*deep sigh*)!

I’m ready for this to be me y’all..I’m so so ready!

Now, take this list at face value because the way that supply chain issues and publishing has been playing in our faces with some of these release dates…so just be sure to double check the dates and my recommendation is to check is the publisher websites (and y’all know that you can trust my recommendations *wink* *wink*). Also, if you reference this list, please do share this post too! Thank you!

You can never be too careful folx!

Anyway, let’s get to this list:

  • Zo And The Forest Of Secrets by Alake Pilgrim *MG* 6/2
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse A Novel by Natalie Caña *adult* 6/7
  • Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest 6/7
  • TJ Powar Has Something To Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo 6/7
  • This Place Is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian 6/7
  • Meet Me In Mumbai by Sabrina Khan 6/7
  • Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gangotra *PB* 6/7
  • The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen 6/7
  • Tomorrow y Mañana by Monica Gomez-Hira 6/7
  • Fireworks by Alice Lin 6/7
  • Off Script by Ashley Marie *adult* 6/7
  • Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen *adult* 6/7
  • Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang *MG* 6/7
  • You Are A Champion by Marcus Rashford *MG* 6/7
  • Out There Into The Queer New Yonder Edited by Saundra Mitchell 6/7
  • Somewhere We Are Human Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings By Reyna Grande, Sonia Guiñansaca, Foreword by Viet Thanh Nguyen *adult* 6/7
  • I Want to Be a Vase By Julio Torres *PB* 6/7
  • Empress Crowned In Red by Ciannon Smart *Sequel* 6/7
  • The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin & Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich *YA Edition* 6/14
  • The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim *MG Sequel* 6/14
  • Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith 6/14
  • Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey 6/14
  • In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo *MG* 6/14
  • Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher *adult* 6/14
  • Under The Skin by Linda Villarosa *adult* 6/14
  • The Catch Me If You Can by Jessica Nabongo *adult* 6/14
  • Asian Ghost Short Stories Foreword by K. Hari Kumar, Intro by Luo Hui *adult* 6/14
  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu  *MG* 6/14
  • The Silence that Binds Us By Joanna Ho 6/14
  • The Loophole by Naz Kutib 6/21
  • This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron *sequel* 6/21
  • Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley *adult* 6/21
  • The Sleepless by Victor Manibo 6/21
  • Don’t Go Baking My Heart by N.G. Peltier *Adult series* 6/21
  • American Desi by Jyoti Rajan Gopal & Supriya Kelkar *PB 6/21
  • We Weren’t Looking to Be Found by Stephanie Kuehn 6/21
  • On Rotation A Novel by Shirlene Obuobi *adult* 6/21
  • The Final Strife A Novel By Saara El-Arifi *adult* 6/21
  • Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho *adult* 6/21
  • Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Liu *MG* 6/21
  • We Are The Origin by C.M. Lockhart 6/21
  • Tomatoes In My Lunchbox by Costantia Manoli & Magdalena Mora *PB* 6/21
  • Good Morning, Love A Novel by Ashley M. Coleman *adult* 6/21
  • Rakontay Vedi by Wynnie Lamour-Quansah & Darnelle Champagne *PB* 6/24
  • From Fake to Forever by Laila Rafi *NA* 6/27
  • American Royalty by Tracey Livesay *adult* 6/28
  • The Sizzle Paradox A Novel by Lily Menon *adult* 6/28
  • GodSlayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta *Sequel* 6/28
  • The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar 6/28
  • Valentina Salazar Is NOT A Monster Hunter by Zoraida Cordova *MG* 6/28
  • Lia Park And The Missing Jewel by Jenna Yoon *MG* 6/28
  • A Secret Princess by Melissa De La Cruz & Margaret Stohl 6/28
  • Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow 6/28
  • Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro *adult* 6/28
  • The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman 6/28
  • My Name is Jason. Mine Too. by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin 6/28
  • The Most Precious Substance on Earth by Shashi Bhat *NA* 6/28
  • The Scent Of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule *adult* 6/28
  • The Kaya Girl by Mamle Wolo 6/28
Yo, so many!

This list may not be as long as some of the previous months but it’s still a heavy hitting list! I don’t know about y’all but there are some on this list that I have been INSANELY hyped about being released into the world! Also like previous months, I’ve been incredibly blessed by the ARC Gawds and have gotten some of them (*cue the harps*). Here are the ones that I received:

  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse A Novel by Natalie Caña *adult*
  • Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest
  • The Loophole by Naz Kutib
  • The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen
  • Tomorrow y Mañana by Monica Gomez-Hira
  • Fireworks by Alice Lin
  • Off Script by Ashley Marie *adult*
  • Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen *adult*
  • Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang *MG*
  • The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim *MG Sequel*
  • Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith
  • Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey
  • Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher *adult*
  • Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun by Tolá Okogwu  *MG*
  • This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron *sequel*
  • Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley *adult*
  • On Rotation A Novel by Shirlene Obuobi *adult*
  • The Final Strife A Novel By Saara El-Arifi *adult*
  • Lucie Yi Is Not a Romantic by Lauren Ho *adult*
  • Hana Hsu and the Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Liu *MG*
  • American Royalty by Tracey Livesay *adult*
  • The Sizzle Paradox A Novel by Lily Menon *adult*
  • GodSlayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta *Sequel*
  • The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar
  • The Black Girls Left Standing by Juliana Goodman
I’m going to remain hella busy this month…well, for the next few months, really!

My TBR has been insane so I am not as far into my June ARCs as I would like to be so what I’ve read so far is:

  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse A Novel by Natalie Caña *adult*
  • Fireworks by Alice Lin
  • Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest
  • Currently Reading: The Signs and Wonders of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen
Okay, okay, okay! I will get back ro reading!

Are there any books that you are looking forward to? Did I miss any books by Authors Of Color coming out this month? Let me know in the comments here or on social media on Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also please subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I’ve gotten to sit on the beach and read, especially reading ARCs! Yet again, thank you so much for being here and hope you continue to be! As usual, I’m sending you tons of bookish love, wishing you happy reading ANDDDDD A Hot Book Summer!

Get Your Hot Book Summer On Folx! Shout Out to Megan Thee Stallion, a Dope A$$ Black Woman who gave us the Bop “Hot Girl Summer”…Also, give Black Women Credit Peeple!

Published by bookishgirlmagic

I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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