In the year that winter would never end, it is nice to finally arrive at summer. Whether your idea of summer reading is outside while slathered in sunscreen, around a BBQ, or inside with the AC cranked high—you have plenty of great reading choices this June. Here are the titles on my radar that will be sure to satisfy crime-loving, mystery-solving, thriller junkie, and even horror-addicted hearts.
James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton got together and wrote a book. That is literally all I need to know to be excited to read this. There’s no way I’m not going to inhale this while floating in the pool—now if only books came with a butler that brought piña coladas out to the pool. But seriously, a former president gave the ins and outs of the White House to a mystery writer so they could write a mystery starring a sitting president, and my political thriller loving heart is in heaven.
If you like your thrillers with vampires, file those fangs and get ready to curl up with this one. Except these vampires prefer the term Gloamings, and they're here to demand to be treated equally to those not infected by the virus. There’s even a Gloaming running for Governor. I love new takes on vampire tales (like Silvia Moreno-Garcia did in Certain Dark Things), and Fox pre-emptively bought the film rights to A People's History of the Vampire Uprising, so it sounds like it’s going to be one of those big summer novels.
If you’ve been waiting for the next book in the Gideon Crew series, happy June to you! Crew, a scientist and thief, discovers that Eli Glinn, a previous employer, has disappeared. Crew only has a month to live, but that won’t stop him from looking into a case from Glinn’s now-shutdown high-tech lab. Fingers-crossed whatever is at the end of this mystery/adventure can also save his life.
Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor who always has a book in one hand. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.
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