Waiting for: June 2018

We’re all drowning in great upcoming releases, I know. I mean, 2018 truly feels like a blessed year, doesn’t it? 20gayteen all the way. So anyway, since that’s the case, I figured a good idea would be to show you what books coming out next month I’m excited about!

Don’t worry, I’m only listing 7 books & one of them is actually a comic book. That’s not a lot at all, is it!! That’s actually very little!




Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova
Release date: June 5th

I pretty much loved Labyrinth Lost (made this aesthetic for it on twitter the other day) and so OF COURSE I’m excited for the companion novel to it!! It was a great & enjoyable ride and I’m expecting nothing else from this book.




Motor Crush, Vol. 2 by Brenden Fletcher
Release date: June 5th

The promised comic book. I have a short review of the first volume, but anyway, this is a sci-fi story (!) abt a black butch lesbian (!) who takes part in legal motor races and the not so legal ones that gangs hold together. It’s set in the future & the sci-fi elements come into play pretty early and it’s amazing.




Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Release date: June 5th

Magical realism and coming-of-age? This looks like exactly my type of a soft, summer book. And it’s gay – the MC is a lesbian. And all my friends who’ve read arcs, absolutely loved it. Please, I’ve been waiting my whole life for this!




Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Release date: June 7th

So yes, I’ve been talking about this one constantly for the last months, I know. But it’s finally gonna be out in the world! A perfect mlm romance for the summer, with soccer and very lowkey enemies to lovers! I have a full review up, a mix (!), and a twitter aesthetic, what else can I do so you’d read it?




Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi
Release date: June 19th

Books about girls growing up & finding themselves? About girls being friends with each other? About girls who are allowed to be messy? Sing! Me! Up! Plus, the MC is biracial (her mother is white) and a Muslim, and I hear there’s some diversity re: sexuality??





Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
Release date: June 26th

This was pitched as an indigenous Mad Max: Fury Road & I was sold right there at that very moment. Also there are MONSTERS!





A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Release date: June 26th

Fifteen ownvoices stories that reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia. I mean… Sounds kind of ideal, if you ask me.


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Okay, so what about you!

What books are you excited about the most next month?? Let me know!







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25 Replies to “Waiting for: June 2018”

  1. Summer of Salt looks so cute!!

    UGH I almost bought the first volume for Motor Crush the other day! I should have got it. I’ve been hearing good things about it. Is there a F/F romance in it?

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    1. it rly does, doesn’t it??

      oh that’s a shame :<<<< we meet the ex-girlfriend of the main character but the volume ends before they can maybe possibly get back together…… im keeping my fingers crossed tho!!!

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  2. Looks like so many good books are coming out next month :). I read an ARC of Summer of Salt and was sadly disappointing by it, but hopefully you’ll enjoy it a lot more than I did!

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    1. there rly are, right????
      oh man im so sad to hear that :<<<< i always get my hopes way too high when it comes to sapphic books so it's so easy to get disappointed……

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  3. Crying because these all sound amazing. And I’m planning to stock up on f/f comics this summer, so ~yay.~

    I’m looking forward to: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo (actually came out in May but I’ll get it this month), Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and
    American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes (poetry!).

    How will I read/afford All The Books this month???

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    1. umm….. my next tuesday mood is gonna be abt comics and most of them are gonna be f/f……………….

      i know of welcome to lagos!! actually badly wanna read it too 😮 haven’t heard of the rest tho so im gonna check them out! i’ve been meaning to read some collection by hayes for AGES now wow what kind of timing


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