Hot June Books


ff2_mdFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you found and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Some big-name authors books are coming out with new books this June.

There’s George R.R.Martin with his new book Rogues, which is a compilation of short stories by well-known authors such as Neil Gaiman and Gillian Flynn. At first I wasn’t too interested. Shouldn’t he be spending time on The Winds of Winter instead?

But then I see the star-studded line-up of writers and I am just drooling at the thought of getting my paws on this one.

Contributing writers are: Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis

Hot June Books

Janet Evanovich has come out with a new Stephanie Plum novel for those readers still vested in the series. I am not, I gave up on it eons ago. Diana Gabaldon is also out with her long-awaited finale to the Outlander series. Rather cloyingly called Written in my Own Heart’s Blood, this one is going to be a bestseller for sure. Me, I stopped the series at Outlander itself, so I have another six books to go before I get to this one.

Stephen King is also out with a new book – Mr. Mercedes. In this book, an ex-cop is pitted against a sociopathic killer who likes to run over crowds of people in his Mercedes car. What? I know, the plot sounds a bit weird, but we are in the hands of a master here, and I expect the book to be super-entertaining.

The last book I feature is a bit of an unknown – The Beautiful American by Jeanne MacKin. I am featuring it based on the pretty cover, but the blurb on goodreads also sounds very good. It’s historical fiction set during World War 2 and it’s about the friendship between two women – one of whom is an actual historical character. It’s also got good reviews on goodreads, so that’s another book worth picking up, I think.

So, these are the new books that are coming out in June and which I look forward to reading some day. Which books did you find out about this week?

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  • I like ‘The Winds of Winter’ way better than ‘The Song of Ice and Fire’ 🙂 That short story collection certainly sounds delicious and it was nowhere even on my radar, I’m so glad you found it for me! 🙂

    Anyway, like the Stephen King fangirl that I am I already purchased Mr. Mercedes, I have no idea when I’m going to actually get to it though. He has another one (‘Revival’) coming out in November!


    Interesting books, all of them. I am eagerly waiting for “The world of ice and fire” this year by GRRM. He has already put a chapter from that book on his website. Did you read it? Sound very interesting to me.

    • Avada

      sounds (typo)

      • Nishita really? I only knew about the Mercy chapter from Winds of Winter. Must check it out.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    I’ve pretty much given up on Stephanie Plum too. I can’t believe she’s up to book 21!

    • Nishita

      @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus I know! Who even reads it these days? They are all plots recycled from her older books, with the same tired love triangle, and the cars blowing up.

  • Shouldn’t Martin be spending time on The Winds of Winter instead? Grr! What is he doing wasting precious time on some other books. 🙂

    • Nishita

      @athirac:disqus LOL, yes, but when I consider how much I waffle on one blog post, then I wonder if I am being too harsh.

      That said, GRRM, pls finish the book already. i can’t wait to know what’s going to happen to Jon.

  • I was instantly drawn to the cover of The Beautiful American and then reading on I find out it’s set in my favourite time period of World War II – well what can I say it has to go on the TBR 😉

    • Nishita

      @disqus_mUBrEiIQ5D:disqus glad, for once, it’s me adding to your TBR, than the other way round 🙂

      • Yeah but you’ve seen the size of my TBR! I’m planning holiday reading so on the lookout for great reads to enjoy!

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