Tuesday, 6 June 2017

June Books to look forward to! Plus add them to your summer reading list!

How are we half way through the year already? At the minute it feels like you blink and so much time has gone past and here I am telling you about the June books I am excited to read this month! You should start adding these to your summer reading list too!

1. Who Runs the World by Virginia Bergin

I kept seeing this book everytime I went into WH Smith, and I finally picked it up the other week. It's one of those books where the premise instantly grabs your attention. This is a world, sixty years after a virus wiped out all of the men in the world. The world is a lot different to how it once was and all the women have pulled together. Life is pretty good if you're a girl, however not so great if you're a boy. River wouldn't know this of course until she met Mason, a boy who she thought was extinct. I am literally so excited to read especially as I am really into The Handmaid's Tale right now.

2. One of Us is Lying is Karen N. McManus 

I heard about One of Us is Lying on the Penguin Platform Channel and this one had another premise that instantly peaked my interest. This is about five school stereotypes, a princess, a jock, a geek, a criminal and an outsider. They all go into detention, but the outsider never makes it out alive. The question is who did it? 

3. After the Fire by Will Hill

Yet another book where the premise made me absolutely want to buy it. This is about a world where Father John controls everything inside the Fence. He likes rules and one of those rules is not talking to outsiders. Father John knows best, he knows what is right and what is wrong. However Moonbeam is starting to doubt his authority and she must expose his lies, but is the only way to do this, to start a fire? 

4. Last Seen by Lucy Clarke

I remember reading Lucy's debut when I very first started blogging called The Sea Sisters, so I am delighted four years later to be reading her 4th book Last Year.  Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to. Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.This has already been dubbed a summer thriller, so make sure you add it to your summer reading list!

5. Obsession by Amanda Robson

I know I mentioned this in my May reads, but Obsession is actually a June book and I still haven't got round to reading it yet! Obsession is a dark, twisting thriller about how quickly our lives can fall apart when we act on our desires.

6. The Summer of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman

You just can't beat a Rowan Coleman book and this is definitely one to add to your summer reading pile! 
Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death. In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers, until something impossible and magical happens.... Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

7. Showstopper by Hayley Barker

I can't believe I heard about this book way back in January! I am actually reading it right now and I can't put it down. I am so intrigued to see where this goes and it feels so relevant right now.  Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land must watch their children be taken by a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.

8. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The first book I read of Ruth's was The Woman in Cabin in Number 10 and it was so twisty and unpredictable. I am very much looking forward to Ruth's latest thriller as it sounds just a twisty and I cannot wait to get stuck in. In the small hours of the night, a text message arrives with the words, I need you, causing Isa to drop everything and head to Salten. At school Isa and her three best friends used to play the Lying Game. They competed to convince people of the most outrageous stories. Now, after seventeen years of secrets, something terrible has been found on the beach. Something which will force Isa to confront her past, together with the three women she hasn't seen for years, but has never forgotten. Theirs is no cosy reunion: Salten isn't a safe place for them, not after what they did. It’s time for the women to get their story straight…

9. The Child by Fiona Barton

I'm sure all of you if not most heard about Fiona's debut The Widow last year. It didn't quite live up to my expectations, but I could still see why it was so popular and Fiona is a still a brilliant writer. So when I was offered The Child to review, I still really wanted to read it and it sounded so good, hence why it has made it into my June books to read. 
When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore. For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child’s story will be told.
There are so may thrillers and dystopian books on my reading list this month, my two favourite genres. I am now going to continue reading Showstopper so see you in my next blog post!


  1. I've not year heard of Who Runs the World by Virginia Bergin, but it sounds just like my thing and the spine is gorgeous! Keep me posted please :)

    1. I literally saw it in WH Smith, read the back and was like I HAVE to get this. Will let you know! x