Save the Date, by: Morgan Matson
papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
We’re starting off this month with a bang because MORGAN MATSON IS COMING OUT WITH A NEW BOOK... OMG... I CAN’T EVEN... SOMEONE HELP. Morgan Matson is my QUEEN and I love her to death and I know this book is going to be great and I can’t seem to calm down over this book. Whew. Okay. Breathe, sport. BUT, she is one of my auto-buy authors, because I’ve loved every single one of her books. Not to mention, this book is about a wedding hijinx, which is a plot I’ve never read, so this will be a book that stands all on its own. (Plus, weddings have cake. I love cake.) If you haven’t gotten the chance to read one of Morgan’s books already, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Go! Off with you! Come back when you’ve read one! I’m happy to wait up for you. :)
The Art of French Kissing, by: Brianna R. Shrum
and Reid are forced to work together if they want to win, and Carter begins to wonder if Reid's constant presence in her brain is about more than rivalry. And if maybe her desire to smack his mouth doesn't necessarily cancel out her desire to kiss it.
My second recommendation is one that I’ve already had the privilege of reading. (Wait...what?) That’s right! I was lucky enough to read this book a few days ago, and a big thank you to NetGalley for granting my wish. My review will be out on the 6th, so be sure to check back for my full review. But for now, this book is a cute enemies-to-friends romance set in a Chopped environment. I’ve never read a culinary-themed YA book, so this made for a great read to shake things up. If you’ve ever had a sweet spot for those “cook-off” or “bake-off” shows, you are guaranteed to enjoy this book.
Love Scene, Take Two, by: Alex Evansley
enough when you aren't the subject of several dozen fanblogs, and the Internet is full of juicy gossip about Teddy and Bennett . . . gossip that Bennett might not be prepared to handle.
Love Scene, Take Two is a story originally published on Wattpad, which I think is fantastic. Some of my first reading experiences took place on Wattpad. This book has that added “bookish” element because one of the characters is an author who is getting her book turned into a movie. How cool, right? It also reminds me a little bit of Jennifer E. Smith’s This Is What Happy Looks Like, with one of the characters being a movie star. This book sounds like it’s going to be an adorable summer read, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Almost Impossible, by: Nicole Williams
knows Quentin is hiding a secret--and she's determined to find out what it is.
I love books about getting characters out of their comfort zones, and this book is just that. It sounds to me like a blend of Morgan Matson’s book, Since You’ve Been Gone, with the summer adventures, and Jenna Evans Welch’s book, Love and Gelato, with its travel to visit relatives and blossoming romance. The main girl, Jade, sounds like a character that all readers can relate to, with her love of reading. Besides, I’m always in the mood for a book involving travel in the summer so you can bet that it’s already on my TBR list.
Your Destination Is on the Left, by: Lauren Spieller
internship working with a local artist in Santa Fe. Dessa struggles to prove to her boss—and herself—that she belongs there, but just as she finally hits her stride, her family suffers an unexpected blow. Faced with losing everything that she has worked for, Dessa has a difficult decision to make. Will she say goodbye to her nomadic lifestyle and the boy she loves? Or will she choose to never stop moving?
For a long time now, I’ve loved everything involving travel, nomads, and art, and this book combines all three of these elements into a single book. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. This book is basically everything I want in a summer contemporary. It’s a fresh idea, and I can’t wait to see how it reads on the page. I’m also excited because this book deals with the main character’s future plans, which is something I’m currently trying to figure out. That added layer of relatability tops off my anticipation for this new release. (Also, can we talk about how gorgeous this cover is. I can’t look away.)
Those are my most anticipated June releases. Are you looking forward to these books too? Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments!
Moments, when lost, can't be found again. They're just gone.
— Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.