The Best New Book Releases Out June 25, 2024

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Danika Ellis

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Danika spends most of her time talking about queer women books at the Lesbrary. Blog: The Lesbrary Twitter: @DanikaEllis

So, you’re looking for more books to add to your TBR. These new releases are a great place to start, but here at Book Riot, we’ve got so many other resources to bury you under a pile of unread books! Check out the Most Read Books On Goodreads This Week for some of the buzziest books of the moment and then check out these other new releases out this week: New YA Books Hitting Shelves This Week, 7 of the Most Exciting New Books by BIPOC Authors Out This Week, and 8 New LGBTQ Books Out This Week to Add To Your Pride TBR. And make sure you’re signed up for the New Books! newsletter and subscribed to the All the Books podcast for even more weekly new book releases sure to break any book-buying ban.

But first, here are some of the most exciting new releases out today, including a bookish love story from the author of The Seven Year Slip, a creepy horror story from the author of Bird Box, a litfic novel that’s a “must-read for anyone who has ever white-knuckled their way through the wilderness of their own mind,” a Filipino-inspired bisexual fantasy, the newest YA fantasy from Kalynn Bayron, and more. Let’s dive in!

cover of A Novel Love Story

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston

The author of The Seven Year Slip and The Dead Romantics is back with a bookish love story perfect for summer reading. Eileen Merriweather retreats to the pages of romance novels after she is left at the altar. She’s been counting down the days until her annual book club retreat, but her car breaks down along the way, and she finds herself in a small town identical to her favorite romance series. She’s determined to complete the series the late author left unfinished, but the grumpy (and irritatingly good-looking) bookstore owner seems determined to stop her.

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Incidents Around the House by Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman — author of Bird Box, Daphne, and many others — is one of the most popular horror authors writing today. In his newest, eight-year-old Bela lives with her family Mommy, Daddo, and Grandma Ruth — but she also sees someone else in their house: Other Mommy. Other Mommy asks her every day, “Can I go inside your heart?” Bela always says no, but the entity is getting impatient and is threatening her family if she doesn’t say yes soon.

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The Eyes are the Best Part by Monika Kim

Here’s another horror story, this one with one of the most upsetting covers I’ve seen this year. It’s about Ji-won, who is grieving the dissolution of her family after her father cheated on her mother and then left them. Ji-won’s mother has a new boyfriend, George, who sees her and her sister as competition for their mother’s attention. And Ji-won keeps having dreams about eyeballs…dreams that come with new cravings. She now knows how to get her revenge on George, but she won’t stop there.

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Please Stop Trying to Leave Me by Alana Saab

Meet the new queer literary novel Ruth Madievsky, author of All-Night Pharmacy, calls a “must-read for anyone who has ever white-knuckled their way through the wilderness of their own mind.” Norma is one chapter away from finishing her manuscript, and she’s convinced she’s being sent signs from God through Spotify and Instagram that breaking up with her girlfriend is the way to do that. Her therapist has diagnosed her with Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder, but Norma is not convinced. Is her girlfriend her savior against Oblivion or the final obstacle to her quest to finish her manuscript? Or is she just a human?

Cover of Saints of Storm and Sorrow by Gabriella Buba

Saints of Storm and Sorrow by Gabriella Buba

In this Filipino-inspired fantasy, María spends her days as a nun serving the colonizers of Aynila, hiding the fact that she’s a stormcaller for the Aynilan goddess Anitun Tabu. She’s built a family for herself in the convent along with her lover Catalina and Cat’s younger sister, but her goddess is angry at being slighted. When a revelation upends her life, María reaches out to Alon, heir to the most powerful family in Aynila, for help. But Alon has been in love with her for years, and soon María is caught between Catalina, Alon, and a vengeful goddess.

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Sleep Like Death by Kalynn Bayron

Eve has been training her whole life to take on the Knight, the figure who has been tearing families apart across the Queendom — including her own. She has a magical ability to draw weapons from nature, and she’s been honing her skills for years. As her 17th approaches, Eve is ready to battle. But in the weeks before, her mother, the queen, begins acting strangely, speaking to a mirror every night. Then, a messenger arrives, claiming to bring word from the Knight with a secret from Eve’s past that changes everything…

Other Book Riot New Releases Resources:

  • All the Books, our weekly new book releases podcast, where Liberty and a cast of co-hosts talk about eight books out that week that we’ve read and loved.
  • The New Books Newsletter, where we send you an email of the books out this week that are getting buzz.
  • Finally, if you want the real inside scoop on new releases, you have to check out Book Riot’s New Release Index! That’s where I find 90% of new releases, and you can filter by trending books, Rioters’ picks, and even LGBTQ new releases!