Hello, June.

Well, June is upon us, and we’re nearly halfway through the month.

I didn’t mean to be this delayed in blogging, but I think I may be going on an unintended hiatus until July. Work is weird with a lot of coworkers on vacation, and the first few days of June were crazy. With family in town, my entire routine was thrown off course, and I felt like I was simply exhausted all the time. Fast forward to today, and I’m still exhausted. & If anyone has checked my Goodreads lately, it says I’m currently reading three books. I’m having a hard time finding something to read and sticking with it.

Nevertheless, I hope to bring you guys more book reviews and content soon. For now, let’s discuss June book releases. I feel like this month is really a great month for some Asian representation. I’m really excited about a lot of these releases.

1. This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura (6/4) – I haven’t read many contemporary novels featuring a Japanese American main character. As a Japanese American, I’m really interested in reading this. This Time Will Be Different sounds like a story about family with a small tie back to World War II. It’s very fitting since I just had family visit from Japan.

2. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey (6/11) – HGTV is a guilty pleasure of mine. So I’m really excited to read this contemporary romance between a girl that is trying to set off on her own while her family runs a home renovation business and her brother’s best friend that’s flipping houses to run from his days as a baseball star.

3. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (6/11) – Yet another book with Asian American representation. This one is about a woman that is inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. I love that the story sounds like it will be focused a lot on food. I think food is important in all cultures and is an easy way for people to connect.

4. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda (6/18) – I think this is the only mystery/thriller on my list. I really enjoy Miranda’s YA work, but I haven’t delved into her adult titles yet. I’m hoping for good thins with The Last House Guest. A story about a woman that is trying to find out more about her friend’s death, which was ruled a suicide.

5. Hungry Hearts edited by Caroline Tung Richmond and Elsie Chapman (6/18) – Hungry Hearts is a collection of short stories by various authors centered around food an love. I don’t think I’ve read anything by any of the authors that contributed to this anthology, but I always believed that reading a short story is a great way to introduce yourself to new authors. Also, I love food, and this sounds like a great collection of stories.

What are some of the books you’re looking forward to this month?