14 Book Releases Hitting the Shelves in June 2020

The world may still be a little chaotic, but we are getting blessed with so many amazing new books hitting the shelves this June! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wanting to buy ALL the books despite reading basically NONE of them.

Now more than ever, authors need our support as the publishing industry has been severely impacted by event and convention cancellations. If you see any books that look interesting, I encourage you to talk about them on your socials, add to Goodreads shelves, submit requests to your libraries if you have one, or buy if you’re financially able!

📝 In case you are wondering how I manage to keep track of upcoming releases and choose the books I’m excited to highlight monthly, check out my Edelweiss 2.0 Guide!

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Book Releases You Might Have Missed Due to Quarantine (March-May)

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and quarantine efforts globally have greatly impacted many industries, but especially the publishing industry. It’s difficult enough in the best of times for authors to break through the midlist, especially debut and/or authors of color who often times do not get any marketing support from publishers. But throw a global pandemic into the mix and there’s a whole new array of barriers!

The publishing industry already releaseses so many new books every month that I will not have enough hours in my lifetime to read everything I want to *sob*. I’m worried the books released in the last couple of months that didn’t get delayed will be lost in the hubub when the industry picks up again and focuses on their upcoming releases. So I’ve put together a Big Anticipated Reads list with all of the books you may have missed during quarantine!

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What My Favorite Characters Would Do in Quarantine // Original Book Tag

These are some wild and scary times, my friends. But honestly, I am not here to talk about the state of the world right now… ya gal needs to escape a bit.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to cope with super stressful situations by diving into fantasy worlds (aka avoidance). For some reason looking at my This Mortal Coil shelf got me thinking about what the main character would do if she were me… and then I wondered what a bunch of my favorites would do in quarantine. And thus this tag was born! (This is what happens when you’ve been socially isolating and live alone.)

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