Top 15 Books to Look Forward to in June 2022

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It still seems like yesterday when I was reading “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner, and it’s already time for Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake to be out. I still can’t believe that 2022 is halfway over already, and I still can’t get over the amazing books published in 2021. 2022 brought about so many amazing books for us, and continuing the saga, here are a few of the many amazing books to look forward to in June 2022.

I’m not fond of summers much. Every day is so hot and humid. But still, somehow, I was waiting for summers to come so that the vacation season books were out and I could read them. I can’t emphasize enough how dearly I love summer books! They’re so cool and vibrant that they give me a few reasons to love summers. And looking at the books published in the previous months of this year, I already have high expectations for June of the year 2022.

The summer of 2022 brings about a whole package of fun for us. From Young Adult books like “The Song That Moves the Sun” and TJ Powar Has Something to Prove to Contemporary Romance novels like “Fake It Till You Bake It” to psychological fiction like “Lapvona,” almost every reader is taken care of. It brings those little chills through horror novels like The House Across the Lake and those tiny little butterflies from coming-of-age novels like On Rotation.

I think I’ve praised enough about the books which haven’t even been published yet! But can you blame me, though? The bar has already been set so high, and my expectations from these books are equally sky-touching. So, let’s have a look at them together!

15 Amazing Books of June 2022 You Need to Check

Here is a list of a few of the many amazing and awesome books scheduled to be published in June 2022.

1. Lapvona


Full Title: Lapvona

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh

Genre: Psychological Fiction

Publishing Date: 21 June 2022


A disabled shepherd boy’s faith is tested in this book. At the age of 13, Marek has been molested by his father and is being raised by Ina, a witch and nurse who formerly nursed him as a baby. Despite this, Marek has a naive faith in God. He’ll require it. All is not well in the lordship of Lapvona: a sickness has ravaged the inhabitants, a drought has soured the ground, and starvation has spread.

High atop a hill overlooking the village dwells greedy Lord Villiam, a man who believes that his appetite is nothing but a physical manifestation of his magnificence and thus swarms all the food. Ina trades magic spores for wheat and eggs around the town. The mushrooms offer people alternate visions of heaven and hell, providing either a break from or intensifying Villiam’s regular nightmare.

2. A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons

a botanist's guide to parties and poisons

Full Title: A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons

Author: Kate Khavari

Genre: Historical mystery

Publishing Date: 7 June 2022


Saffron Everleigh, a new research assistant at University College London, is ready to break new ground. Still, she is thwarted by her colleagues’ opinions about women’s intellectual inadequacies and not so vague clues that she dearly departed her father’s public image and concreted her way into the botany department. She expects to hear about the university’s huge excursion to the Amazon when she attends a dinner reception for the school. Mrs. Henry, one of the professors’ spouses, drops to the floor, attacked by an unidentified toxin, which she did not expect.

The primary suspect is Saffron’s tutor, Dr. Maxwell, and the information piles up swiftly. Saffron uses her botanical knowledge to investigate sweltering conservatories, gloomy grounds, and lethal poisons with the help of a colleague research scientist and possible romantic interest Alexander Ashton.

3. The House Across the Lake

the house across the lake

Full Title: The House Across the Lake: A Novel

Author: Riley Sager

Genre: Horror fiction

Publishing Date: 21 June 2022


A newly widowed artist attempting to escape a string of bad news, Casey Fletcher has escaped to her family’s lake cottage in Vermont for peace and tranquility. She kills time by observing Tom and Katherine Royce, the gorgeous couple who live across the lake, through a pair of binoculars and numerous bottles of bourbon. Casey saves Katherine from drowning one day at the lake, and the two form an unlikely relationship.

But as they get to know each other better, and as Casey watches, it becomes evident that Katherine and Tom’s marriage isn’t as flawless as it appears. Casey accuses Tom of foul play after Katherine mysteriously disappears. She will not realize that there’s more to the story, and those devastating truths can hide below these most serene facades.

4. The Song That Moves the Sun

the song that moves the sun

Full Title: The Song That Moves the Sun

Author: Anna Bright

Genre: Young adult fiction

Publishing Date: 28 June 2022


Two best friends, Rora and Claudia, have never experienced being more out of control in their lives. And then, when they encounter Major and Amir, two lads from one of the spheres’ hidden towns, ruled by the astrological signs’ magic, they realize they’re not the only ones. The peace between the spheres has been disrupted, and chaos is developing.

Rora and Claudia will embark on a rapid adventure of mysteries, passion, and tremendous realities about themselves, one another, and two close adventurers called Dante and Beatrice. They were first to chart this road toward the stars, to locate the cause of the discord.

5. American Royalty

american royalty

Full Title: American Royalty: A Novel

Author: Tracey Livesay

Genre: Romance novel

Publishing Date:  28 June 2022


Jameson, a bright scholar, and secluded imperial heir, realizes that the American rapper is famous, attractive, and vulgar. He is not what the Queen wants, despite his enthusiasm. Dani understands that she needs this publicity to sell her deal, but this doesn’t hurt that the royalty in charge is fantastic.

When they’re thrown together, they succumb to the explosive attraction between them. Will the Prince and Duchess’ romance be a fairy tale relationship for the ages or a palace catastrophe when the spotlight shines brighter and outside powers try to intervene?

6. Fake It Till You Bake It

fake it till you bake it

Full Title: Fake It Till You Bake It: A Novel

Author: Jamie Wesley

Genre: Contemporary romance

Publishing Date: 21 June 2022


After declining a commitment to a celebrity talk show, Jada Townsend-Matthews became the most despised woman in America. When Jada returns home to lick her wounds, she works at Sugar Blitz, San Diego’s newest cupcake bakery, besides the conservative proprietor and NFL player Donovan Dell.

When journalists assume Jada and Donovan are dating, they decide they can reap the benefits of the misconception to help the struggling bakery and improve Jada’s image. Faking a romance should be easy, yet affection can be the most surprising aspect.

7. It All Comes Down To This

it all comes down to this

Full Title: It All Comes Down To This

Author: Therese Anne Fowler

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Publishing Date: 7 June 2022


This book introduces us to the Geller sisters, Beck, Claire, and Sophie, a trio of strong-willed ladies whose realistic, widowed mother, Marti, is nearing the end of her life.

Marti has made provisions for her family to manage her modest inheritance after she passes away, including a requirement that the family’s vacation home on Mt Desert Island, Maine, be sold and the revenues distributed equally among the three daughters. Beck, the eldest, is a freelance reporter whose wedding resembles a family relationship more than a loving one.

Claire, the second daughter, always has felt like the Family outcast, regardless of her achievements as a cardiologist. Sophie, the eldest daughter, appears to have an Instagram-worthy lifestyle, complete with glamorous employment and trips, celebs, beauty, artwork, and sensuality.

When C.J. Reynolds, an eccentric midwesterner with his mysterious past, comes into the picture, the destiny of the Maine cottage and the women themselves takes on a whole new meaning.

8. On Rotation

on rotation

Full Title: On Rotation

Author: Shirlene Obuobi

Genre: Coming-of-age

Publishing Date: 14 June 2022


Angie is at a loss. She has always dealt with her challenges by working harder and longer to get half as far. She starts to doubt everything, her choice of work, her connections, and even why she’s drawn to men who don’t adore her as much as she likes them. And then along comes Ricky Gutierrez, intelligent, thoughtful, sensual, and, most significantly, appears to see Angie for who she is rather than what she can embody.

Unfortunately, he has “wasteman” literally branded over his face, and Angie has had enough of chasing men who aren’t real. Or so she believes. Angie finds that there’s one thing she can’t plan for: things of the heart, even though she’s always been in charge.

9. Blood and Moonlight

blood and moonlight

Full Title: Blood and Moonlight

Author: Erin Beaty

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publishing Date: 28 June 2022


The holy Sanctum rises above Collis. Catrin, an orphaned girl with special abilities, keeps an eye on the spires since she is the only one who can see the building’s defects in design before they become lethal.

When Catrin watches a murderer fleeing the scene of the crime, she is drawn into a hazardous chain of events in which the only surety is that the perpetrator will attack again. The intriguing and smart Simon has been tasked with the investigation, and his insights into the psyche of an attacker are alarmingly precise.

As the heinous crimes escalate, Catrin finds herself trapped among the killer and investigator while concealing her mystery, supernatural sight bestowed by the moon, intended to portray her as an outcast and the one thing that can prevent her and those she cares about from being the next victims.

10. Love and Other Great Expectations

love and great expectation

Full Title: Love and Other Great Expectations

Author: Becky Dean

Genre: Fiction

Publishing Date: 14 June 2022


Britt Hanson always has chosen to score goals on the soccer field to reading dusty old novels. But when an injury destroys her goal to play in university, she rushes at the opportunity to compete in a treasure hunt in England that brings her to the cash prize that would alter her life! When she arrives in the United Kingdom, she meets Luke Jackson, who is bookish and very British. He can’t realistically aid her with any of the hints, but something about Luke makes her want to invite him along.

She’d like to get to know him better and hear his accent. Britt learns along the journey that often it’s best to stick to the map, and other times it’s better to throw in the towel to see wherever the cobblestone streets path takes you.

11. Nora Goes Off Script

nora goes off script

Full Title: Nora Goes Off Script

Author: Annabel Monaghan

Genre: Contemporary romance

Publishing Date: 7 June 2022


Nora Hamilton understands more about romance than anybody. It’s her job as a scriptwriter for the romantic channel. Nora transforms her marriage’s failure into money and creates the greatest screenplay of her life after her husband abandons her and her two children. When it’s taken up for the big screen and slated to film on location in her wide range home, no one is more startled than she is.

After the erstwhile Hottest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is chosen as her never-good husband, Nora’s life will never be the same. Nora discovers Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of liquor and a proposal the day after shooting wraps, and the crew departs. For a whole week, he’ll pay 1000 bucks per day. The extra money would help Nora, but his need convinces her to say yes.

12. Maggie Moves On

maggie moves on

Full Title: Maggie Moves On

Author: Lucy Score

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Publishing Date: 21 June 2022


Maggie Nichols is a YouTube celebrity and house flipping superstar who can’t wait to take on her new project.

Maggie is ready to rebuild a deteriorating Victorian estate four months or fewer after arriving in small Kinship, Idaho, only with a cot and a coffeemaker. She’s got her to-do checklists, and she’s ready to go. Silas Wright, the gorgeous, laid-back gardener, is someone she doesn’t have time for. The guy takes flirting to an entirely new level. And he does it without a shirt and occasionally without trousers. He and his service dog, a washout from high school, are tenacious.

She, on the other hand, has no desire to settle down. Not when millions of people continue to watch her transform run-down homes into dream houses around the country.

On the other hand, a short-term flirtation can fit neatly into her schedule. Maggie, after all, knows what it’s like to have a good time. Silas attempts to remove the mental barricades Maggie has spent years creating as their vacation heats up, driving Maggie into a frenzy. He’s the stumbling block in her meticulously crafted plans. She must choose as the program’s deadline approaches.

13. TJ Powar Has Something to Prove

TJ powar has something to say

Full Title: TJ Powar Has Something to Prove

Author: Jesmeen Kaur Deo

Genre: Young Adult Fiction 

Publishing Date:  7 June 2022


When TJ Powar, a renowned public speaker, and her cousin Simran become the topic of a meme, TJ representing the expectation of dating an Indian girl and her Sikh cousin representing the reality, TJ decides to hold a stance. She puts down her blades, cancels her grooming sessions, and resolves that the House Thinks That TJ Powar can be her furry self and still be beautiful.

Only, as she goes about establishing her position, she begins to question that anybody could care about her in her current state, even when an obnoxious lad from a competing debate club appears ready to demonstrate differently. TJ learns that prevailing in this battle may price her much more than she had imagined as her carefully designed sense of identity begins to crumble.

14. The Black Girls Left Standing

the black girl left standing

Full Title: The Black Girls Left Standing

Author: Juliana Goodman

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Publishing Date: 28 June 2022


Beau Willet, 16, aspires to be an artist and to one day leave the Chicago projects where she grew up. But, after her elder sister, Katia, is murdered by an off-duty cop, Beau knows she must clear her sister’s reputation by tracking down the one eyewitness to the crime, Katia’s bad-boy lover, Jordan, who has vanished. Like the lives of so many other Black women who are unfairly murdered, Katia’s death will be forgotten if she will not find him and tell the whole world what occurred.

Beau creates a Twitter account with the assistance of her buddy Sonnet to collect anonymous tips. But the more Beau learns about her sister’s murder, the more of it in danger she becomes. Beau is quickly in over her head, with a new connection blossoming with her best friend, Champion, and the effort to keep her family intact.

15. This Wicked Fate

this wicked fate

Full Title: This Wicked Fate

Author: Kalynn Bayron

Genre: Fantasy

Publishing Date:  21 June 2022


Briseis only has one opportunity to save her mom, but she’ll have to uncover the last shard of the lethal Absyrtus Heart, which she’ll have to do the unthinkable to find. If she is to find a missing piece, she will have to turn to blood relatives she has never met, learn about their hidden abilities, and assume her place in their historical bloodline.

Briseis isn’t the only one after the Heart, and her foes will go to any length to achieve their own merciless goals. The destinies foretell a perilous voyage, which could end in even more heartbreak and tragedy.

Conclusion| Top 15 Books to Look Forward to in June 2022

It’s almost time, and these books will be out super soon! I am excited, and I’ve even prepared a read-list as to which books I’m going to lay my hands on. I’m sure you guys must be equally excited. I can’t be the only crazy obsessive book-lover here, now can I? Let’s wait a little more, and then, with a blast, we can finally grab these books in our hands!

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