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If you're not sure what to read in June, read the books your local booksellers are loving! Whether you like literary fiction, crime, young adult novels or even children's books, you will find something that you won't be able to put down.

 

MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Kate, Dymocks Category Manager

Kate, Dymocks Category Manager

"After the intoxicating 1970s wild ride that was Daisy Jones & the Six, we’ll read anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Now she takes us to 1983 and the annual party of famous siblings in Malibu. Need I say more? You’ll love this!"

 

STILL LIFE EXCLUSIVE EDITION by Sarah Winman

Jon, Dymocks Sydney

Jon, Dymocks Sydney

"This was an amazing read. I became so utterly engrossed in everything about this novel that I did not want it to end. The characters, the setting, their lives, and their stories just captivate you as a reader. It is quite simply one of those beautiful and joyful books that will make you smile, laugh out loud and shed a few tears along the way."

 

THREADNEEDLE by Cari Thomas

Tanaya, Dymocks Marketing Coordinator

Tanaya, Dymocks Marketing Coordinator

"Atmospheric, suspenseful, and utterly captivating, Threadneedle is the spellbinding start to a new series; an urban fantasy that follows Anna and her group of witch friends as they form a coven to experiment with their magic. I absolutely loved the world-building, in particular how this magic exists within the world we inhabit ourselves, and how the magic system itself works. The idea of having different languages of magic (i.e., through plants, music, or embroidery) that cater to what works best for an individual witch was so fascinating to me, and I enjoyed exploring how our characters experimented with different languages. Whilst the book explores the typical themes that befit a cast of high schoolers, it also went much darker with some truly unsettling plot points and twists that made this a well-paced and gripping read!"

 

WHO GETS TO BE SMART by Bri Lee

Nicola, Dymocks Sydney

Nicola, Dymocks Sydney

"A new Bri Lee book is always something to get excited about and I devoured this in a day. Written in her eloquent, accessible, sharply intelligent prose, Who Gets to be Smart is a powerful and often shocking examination of Australia’s education system and how its elite institutions reserve access to knowledge and power to a privileged few. Elegantly weaving her own experiences and insights into the book, Bri isn’t afraid to examine her own privilege and presumptions around education. This is essential reading and Bri is one of the most exciting voices writing in Australia today."

 

WHERE THE HEART IS by Irma Gold and Susannah Crispe

Emily, Dymocks Marketing Coordinator

Emily, Dymocks Marketing Coordinator

"Inspired by an extraordinary true story, Where the Heart Is is the tale of the friendship between Dindim the Magellanic penguin and his rescuer, Joao. Dindim's story filled my heart with joy and I loved the colourful illustrations which captured the friendship and beauty of the natural world in such a special way."

 

THE BALLAD OF MELODIE ROSE by Kate Gordon

Imogen, Dymocks Category Manager

Imogen, Dymocks Category Manager

"When Melodie awakes at Direleafe Hall, she becomes friends with the three school ghosts, Lucy, Florence and Nell, and believes she now too is a ghost (but isn’t sad about it). The school quickly becomes her new home, and her new friends like family. When the Lady in White buys the school and plans to destroy it, Melodie and the girls must do all they can to protect it. Perfect for ages 7+, this is a beautifully written novel from Kate Gordon, who has once again created a world little readers will love."

 


For more books we love in June, check out our Books of the Month.

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