For Your Consideration: June 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite June titles for the June 2022 LibraryReads list!

Votes due May 1!

CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley
ISBN 9780374603397 | on sale 6/7/22
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“Crosley (THE CLASP) offers a witty and fantastical story of dating and experimental psychology in New York City.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The story is plenty engaging, but it’s Crosley’s analytical acumen and gift for the striking metaphor that really gives the book life. Thoughtfully and humanely acerbic.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

ORDINARY MONSTERS by J. M. Miro
ISBN 9781250833662 | on sale 6/7/22
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“Miro’s debut has a fascinating magical system—it’s rooted in the ability to manipulate dead cells, in the human body or in the air—and satisfying moments of tense suspense and frightening monsters. The characters are convincing, and readers will be quickly drawn into the narrative.”–Booklist

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS by Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN 9781250278074 | on sale 6/7/22
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“In Fowler’s IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS, three sisters—freelance journalist Beck, struggling with her marriage and a desire to write fiction; Claire, an accomplished pediatric cardiologist, recently divorced; and Sophie, leading a glamorous life she can’t afford—face their mother’s impending death and the fate of their beloved summer cottage on Mount Desert Island, ME.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE GATEKEEPER by James Byrne
ISBN 9781250805768 | on sale 6/7/22
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“It’s hard to believe this is Byrne’s first novel: it’s so sure-handed, so cleverly written, so very difficult to put down…We can only hope there will be more Dez Limerick books to come.”–Booklist, starred review

“It’s a mixture of the best black op novels like a Brad Thor or Mark Greaney, with a hint of the TV show Leverage. Dez has a bright future ahead, and this one is a true keeper.”–Library Journal, starred review

LAST CALL AT THE NIGHTINGALE by Katharine Schellman
ISBN 9781250831828 | on sale 6/7/22
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“Schellman vividly evokes Jazz Age Manhattan as Vivian proves to be a most imaginative sleuth. Readers will eagerly await her return.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A MIRROR MENDED by Alix E. Harrow
ISBN 9781250766649 | on sale 6/14/22
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“Zinnia Gray isn’t the damsel in distress anymore in Harrow’s fast-paced and snarky sequel to A SPINDLE SPLINTERED…all will be pleased to see Zinnia grow into herself, and the unapologetic focus on queer relationships delights. Series fans and lovers of fractured fairy tales will find plenty to hold their attention.”–Publishers Weekly

CAN’T LOOK AWAY by Carola Lovering
ISBN 9781250271396 | on sale 6/14/22
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“A slow-burning literary tease that plumbs the heights and depths of young love, creative ambitions, friendship, and betrayal.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE SIZZLE PARADOX by Lily Menon
ISBN 9781250801234 | on sale 6/14/22
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THE KISS QUOTIENT meets LOVE POTION NO. 9 in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Lily Menon.

FAKE IT TILL YOU BAKE IT by Jamie Wesley
ISBN 9781250801852 | on sale 6/21/22
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“The strength of Wesley’s novel lies in the likable, relatable characters, who share witty, well-crafted dialogue and sizzling chemistry; readers won’t want their story to end.”–Library Journal

THE KEY TO DECEIT: An Electra McDonnell Novel by Ashley Weaver
ISBN 9781250780508 | on sale 6/21/22
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“Ellie is wonderfully resourceful and divinely funny. Let’s hope this expertise-and-romance-filled series continues for a very long time.”–Booklist, starred review

“Weaver does a sensational job of evoking 1940 London and populates the story with endearing characters, none more so than Ellie, who’s gutsy, smart, and completely unwilling to be outmaneuvered or left behind when danger presents itself. Readers will hope to see a lot more of Ellie.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

ELSEWHERE by Alexis Schaitkin
ISBN 9781250219633 | on sale 6/28/22
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“Schaitkin gives the goings-on great substance by digging into the complicated feelings brought on by motherhood and the judgments from others, all the while delineating the mothers’ utter joy, frustrations, and love for their children. This is a standout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BARTENDER’S CURE by Wesley Straton
ISBN 9781250809070 | on sale 6/28/22
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After personal crisis in San Francisco, Samantha Fisher moves cross-country and takes what she sees as a stop-gap job as a bartender in Brooklyn. Soon, though, she begins enjoying the job, the customers, and the staff and even finds a new love interest. Should she stay, or should she return to her old dreams?

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