New Releases to Read in June (Based on Your Sign)

New month! New Books! And this girl is stoked for all of em! Any of these already on your TBR? Real talk: I add every single one of my zodiac recs to my own lists. OOPS! : P Its actually getting a bit out of hand hahaha. PS extra books at the end of post for the Geminis among us!


For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose β€” to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods.

Why Aries? The Aries will always come to the aid of others, even if it requires personal sacrifice.

πŸ“• Gothic Novel
πŸ“š First in Series
πŸ•―οΈ Slow Burn
✨ Fairytale Retelling
for the wolf book cover image of redi riding hood in the woods
Pub date: June 15, 2021


The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman

cover of the disappearing act featuring a woman in a pool facing palm trees
Pub Date: June 8, 2021

A British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition.

Why Taurus? The Taurus is a friend for life with their unwavering loyalty and steadfast determination.

πŸ’₯ Dramatic Ending
πŸ”Ž Mystery/Thriller
πŸ’€ Dark Content
πŸ“– Couldn’t Put It Down


Ace of Spades by Faridah Γ€bΓ­kΓ©-ÍyΓ­mΓ­dΓ©

Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students’ dark secrets to light.

Why Gemini? Geminis keep notes, take names, and remember everyone’s secrets.

βœ’οΈ Debut Novel
πŸ’€ Dark Content
🎲 Plot Twists
πŸ”Ž Mystery/Thriller
ace of spades cover art featuring a black boy and girl facing one another before the silhouette of a spade
Pub date: June 10, 2021

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

this poison heart cover eart featuring a black girl with glasses and natural hair in front of various foliage
Pub date: June 29, 2021

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron’s new contemporary fantasy about a girl with the unique and deadly ability to grow plants from a single touch.

Why Cancer? Cancers are nurturing souls by nature and make the most excellent plant parents.

🌳 Family Focused
πŸ¦„ YA Fantasy
πŸ’– Queer Romance
πŸ“š First in Series


Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia

The start of an exciting new historical mystery series set in 1920s Harlem featuring Louise Lloyd, a young Black woman caught up in a series of murders way too close to home…

Why Leo? Leos love drama, luxury and getting to the bottom of things.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Lesbian MC
πŸ”Ž Historical Mystery
βœ’οΈ Debut Novel
πŸ“š First in Series
dead dead girls cover art featuring a brown woman in 20s regalia smoking a cigarette in a restaurant
Pub Date: June 1, 2021


The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

the chosen and the beautiful cover art feauturing a woman with east asian facial features surrounded by white leaves
Pub date: June 1, 2021

Jordan Baker has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer, Asian, adopted, and treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her.

Why Virgo? You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone more responsible and reliable than a Virgo.

πŸ’– Queer Romance
🧭 Immigrant Experience
🌼 Self Discovery
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

The remarkable, little-known story of Belle da Costa Greene, J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian–who became one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she kept.

Why Libra? Libras are talented at keeping their feelings hidden and discouraging prying.

🌏 Biracial MC
πŸ“œ Historical Fiction
🩺 Well Researched
πŸ† Strong Female Lead
the personal librarian cover art featuring the silhouette of a woman on the stairs of a library
Pub date: June 29, 2021

Future Feeling by Joss Lake

future feeling cover art featuring what appears to be an artful water tower (??) in pastel colors
Pub date: June 1, 2021

An embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse a young manβ€”and must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save him.

Why Scorpio? Scorpios are known for their tough-mindedness and blunt nature.

🌱 Character Growth
πŸ›Έ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
πŸ³οΈβ€βš§οΈ Transgender MC’s

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

For centuries, witches have maintained the climate. But now their control is faltering as the atmosphere becomes more erratic and all hope lies with Clara whose rare magic is tied to every season.

Why Sagittarius? Sags are sympathetic, spiritual, and insatiably curious.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Bisexual MC
πŸ›Έ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
⏱️ Fast Paced
🌱 Character Growth
the nature of witches cover art featuring a white girl controlling the weather with her mind
Pub date: June 1, 2021

Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

star eater cover art depicting a red neon emblem of hands reaching to the sky
Pub date: May 4, 2021

When a cabal approaches Elfreda with an offer of escape, she leaps at the opportunity. As their spy, she gains access to a glittering world of parties, subtle deceptions, and unexpected bloodshed.

Why Capricorn? Capricorns are resourceful, practical and driven to succeed.

πŸ’€ Dark Content
πŸ† Strong Female Lead
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Queer Rep
πŸ›Έ Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after she witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end.

Why Aquarius? The only thing Aquarians value above logic is their own intuition.

😭 Emotional
β€οΈβ€πŸ©Ή Heartbreak and Healing
πŸ’‘ Inspirational
πŸͺ„ Magical Realism
cover art of instructions for dancing depicting a black couple dancing sensually before pink flowers
Pub date: June 3, 2021

A Night Twice As Long by Andrew Simonet

a night twice as long cover art featuring the back of a white, short haired person in front of a multicolored hillside
Pub date: June 1, 2021

The blackout has been going on for three weeks. But Alex feels like she’s been living in the dark for a year, ever since her brother, who has autism, was removed from the house; something Alex blames herself for. So when her best friend, Anthony, asks her to trek to another town to figure out the truth about the blackout, Alex says yes.

Why Pisces? The compassionate nature of the Pisces makes them very loving and caring siblings.

🌳 Family Focused
πŸ›Έ Sci-Fi/Fantasy
πŸ’‘ Autism Rep
🌼 Self Discovery

bonus gemini recs

Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly Devos

Shaun of the Dead meets Dumplin’ in this bitingly funny YA thriller about a kickass group of teens battling a ravenous group of zombies.

🩸 Blood and Gore
πŸ’ž Young Love
πŸ‘οΈ Multiple POV
πŸ‘» Supernatural
eat your heart out book cover featuring a bad ass fat girl hitting a zombie with a boat paddle
Pub Date: June 29, 2021

cover of hola papi featuring a mixed race man in a sombrero typing on a typewriter with a cocktail beside him
Pub Date: June 8, 2021

Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons by John Paul Brammer

Popular advice columnist John Paul Brammer’s hilarious, heartwarming memoir chronicling growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland.

⏲️ Fast Paced
πŸ“ Memoir-in-Essays
😭 Emotional
🌈 Queer Lit

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How many of these are on your TBR!? Because they’re all on mine! 😍

shareable image of all my june book recs next to their corresponding zodiacs

Thanks for reading my June recs list! Hope y’all liked it!

Happy June!


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My name is Sarah and I can't imagine my life without books. Actually, I can and it's terrible. I'm also into climbing, video games and bothering the nearest cat.

14 thoughts on “New Releases to Read in June (Based on Your Sign)

    1. Ahhhh doesn’t that one sound interesting? I’ve been into dystopian sci-fi more recently and can’t wait to check out that one. Let me know if you want to BR it!

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