Hey all, Dani here.
It is starting to really feel like summer, and I am so happy about that. I’m ready to start doing a little more outdoor reading so I can possibly get a little bit of a tan this year. Plus outdoor reading means the possibility of some cool Bookstagram photos. But with May coming to a close and summer arriving, it definitely means a whole new batch of book releases to look forward to. So for today’s post I’m going to talk about the releases of June, July, and August that I’m really looking forward to.
This won’t be a comprehensive list of every book out over these three months, but it is the ones I am most looking forward to. So if there is a sequel to a book that I haven’t read yet or something of that nature, then I probably won’t have the upcoming release. But there are still plenty of books that I’m excited to buy and read.
So let’s jump into the post.
First up is the month of June. In the month of June I have a sequel to a book I liked but found a bit simplistic and predictable, until the moment it surprised me. There is also a tale with magic and libraries (and it is also the June OwlCrate book), then there’s a nerdy contemporary, a sequel I’ve been dying for since I devoured the first book, and another contemporary by an author I really enjoy (whether she’s writing fantasy or contemporary).
Rise by Ellen Goodlett (June 11), Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (June 4), Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein (June 11), Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa (June 25), Call it What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer (June 25)
Next up is those July releases. Do I really need to say why I’m excited about a book set in the world of “Avatar: the Last Airbender”? No? Good. Then there’s the sequel to a book that I became obsessed with just last month–and thankfully I was approved on NetGalley so I can read it very soon. Next up is a sequel to a book I read as part of a blog tour last year, and the publisher with the help of Edelweiss was kind enough to approve me for the sequel without me even asking. Then there are a couple manga/light novels set in the world of My Hero Academia, and finally a couple more fantasy reads with some badass looking ladies on the cover–I have been reading so many AMAZING and diverse fantasies this year, and it gives me hope that I’ll be devouring even more soon enough.
The Rise of Kyoshi by (July 16), The Philosopher’s War by Tom Miller (July 16), Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep (July 2), Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (July 9), My Hero Academia: School Briefs Vol 2 by Anri Yoshi (July 2), My Hero Academia Vigilantes Vol 5 by Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court (July 2), Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells (July 30)
Finally, we have August, which is a month I generally look forward to because my birthday is August 1st, so I can typically count on being able to buy a lot of books in this month. Then again, there aren’t a lot of books I’m really anticipating so I may end up browsing the bookstore and buying some random impulse books, or perhaps I’ll save my money for future releases. We’ll find out when we get there. For the month of August I have a fantasy sequel I’m ready to read right now, a geeky contemporary by an author who wrote a book I claim as being in my all-time favorites, a third book in a fantasy buddy cop series, and the latest addition to my superhero manga series/collection.
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (Aug 6), Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza (Aug 20), Fifth Ward: Good Company by Dale Lucas (Aug 27), My Hero Academia Vol 20 by Kohei Horikoshi (Aug 6)
Are there any summer releases you’re really looking forward to? Let me know in the comments, and I will be back soon with more bookish content.