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First Tuesday of June Megalist!

Get ready for the mega-est of megalists! There are SO many amazing books out today. I had the great fortune of reading several of them, and loving many of them. And there are still a ton more I can’t wait to read. And because I love you, I made you a big shiny list below, and you can hear about more amazing books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about Ayesha at Last, Leaving the Witness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, and more.

(And like with each megalist, I’m putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have read and loved. But there are soooo many more on this list that I can’t wait to read!)

Sponsored by This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura, from Epic Reads

CJ’s never lived up to her mom’s ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to floral arrangement, CJ discovers a skill she can be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.

mostly dead thingsMostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett ❤️

Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas

The Unbreakables by Lisa Barr

The Milk Hours: Poems by John James

Beyond All Reasonable Doubt: A Novel by Malin Persson Giolito

That Night by Cyn Balog

Assassin of Shadows: A Novel by Lawrence Goldstone

This Might Hurt a Bit by Doogie Horner

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison by Behrouz Boochani and Omid Tofighian

on earth we're briefly gorgeousOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel by Ocean Vuong ❤️

Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life by Amber Scorah

Dual Citizens: A novel by Alix Ohlin

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib

The Reaping (Paperbacks from Hell) by Bernard Taylor

The Ten Loves of Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami and Allison Markin Powell

Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

The Beholder by Anna Bright

The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair

The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life by John Brockman

magic for liarsMagic for Liars by Sarah Gailey ❤️

The Cat in the Box by Chris Ferrie

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green

Exposed by Jean-Philippe Blondel, Alison Anderson (translator)

Awards for Good Boys: Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom by Shelby Lorman

Murder in Bel-Air (An Aimée Leduc Investigation) by Cara Black

The Chosen (Contender) by Taran Matharu

This Land Is Our Land by Suketu Mehta

The Favorite Daughter by Patti Callahan Henry

Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France

Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall by James Polchin

out of the shadowsOut of the Shadows: Reimagining Gay Men’s Lives by Walt Odets ❤️

The Love Factory by Elaine Proctor

Banshee by Rachel DeWoskin

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

More News Tomorrow: A Novel by Susan Richards Shreve

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs ❤️

The Electric Hotel: A Novel by Dominic Smith

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen

The Great Eastern by Howard Rodman

A Small Zombie Problem (Zombie Problems) by K.G. Campbell

Trace: Who killed Maria James? by Rachael Brown

unravelingUnraveling by Karen Lord ❤️

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

Donna Has Left the Building by Susan Jane Gilman

Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth by Gordon L. Dillow

Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind by Annaka Harris

In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power by Pam Grossman

On Being Human: A Memoir of Waking Up, Living Real, and Listening Hard by Jennifer Pastiloff

The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro

Among the Lost by Emiliano Monge, Frank Wynne (translator)

in west millsIn West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow ❤️

Aug 9 – Fog by Kathryn Scanlan

Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age by Robert L. Stone and Alan Andres

The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Oval: A Novel by Elvia Wilk ❤️

Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime by Alex Espinoza

All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker

The Summer Country: A Novel by Lauren Willig

Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson by Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow

1919 by Eve L. Ewing

time is a thingTime Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann ❤️

Midsummer’s Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca

This Storm by James Ellroy

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh ❤️

Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

When the Ground Is Hard by Malla Nunn

The Moon: A History for the Future by Oliver Morton

Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn ❤️

All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work by Victoria Ortiz

Out of Place by Jennifer Blecher, Merrillee Liddiard (Illustrator)

US cover of ayesha at lastAyesha At Last: A Novel by Uzma Jalaluddin ❤️

If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash

Are You Afraid of the Dark Rum?: and Other Cocktails for ’90s Kids by Sam Slaughter

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson ❤️

The Fire Opal Mechanism by Fran Wilde

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel by Neal Stephenson

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert ❤️

The Shallows (Nils Shapiro) by Matt Goldman

The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen

why my cat is more impressiveWhy My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby by Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal

Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal by Preeti Chhibber (YAY, PREETI!)

Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel by Jean Kwok ❤️

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

We Were Killers Once: A Thriller (Brigid Quinn Series) by Becky Masterman

Just One Bite by Jack Heath

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal

Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money by Ken Honda

Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson, Anne Born (translator)

That’s it for me today! If you want to learn more about books new and old, or tell me about books you’re reading, or books you think I should read (I HEART RECOMMENDATIONS!), or see pictures of my cats (How do I make them stop growing?!?), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Thanks so much for reading!