Upcoming June Reads

Hello summer!! It’s officially the start of warm weather, cookouts and beach reads. Reserve these online at www.livingstonlibrary.org or via https://ebccls.overdrive.com.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Contemporary Fiction

June 1

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

Non-Fiction

June 1

The Atlantic staff writer and poet Clint Smith’s revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation.

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris 

Literary

June 1

Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid by Lawrence Wright

Non-Fiction

June 8

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, whose best-selling thriller The End of the October all but predicted our current pandemic, comes another momentous account, this time of COVID-19: its origins, its myriad repercussions, and the ongoing fight to contain it.

Life on the Line: Young Doctors Come of Age in a Pandemic by Emma Goldberg

Non-Fiction

June 8

The gripping account of six young doctors enlisted to fight COVID-19, an engrossing, eye-opening book in the tradition of both Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial and Scott Turow’s One L.

Love for Beginners by Jill Shalvis

Romance

June 8

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues her Wildstone series with the moving story of a young woman who has to start her life—and her love life—over again.

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides 

Thriller

June 15

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession.

My Remarkable Journey by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray

Historical Fiction

June 29

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 in order to make her dreams come true.

Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Thriller

June 29

It’s November 1991. George H. W. Bush is in the White House, Nirvana’s in the tape deck, and movie-obsessed college student Charlie Jordan is in a car with a man who might be a serial killer.

Happy Reading!

-Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions

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