Books

8 Canadian books we can't wait to read in June

A new month means new books! Look for these reads hitting shelves in June.

The start of a new month means new books! Look for these reads hitting shelves in June.

The Showrunner by Kim Moritsugu

Kim Moritsugu is the author of the novel The Showrunner. (Dundurn)

What it's about: Stacey is a successful TV showrunner working Los Angeles, alongside her mentor and partner, Ann. But when Ann hires a hot new assistant, her relationship with Stacey deteriorates into a full-on feud, leaving the new assistant in the middle. The Showrunner promises to be an inside look at the cut-throat world of Hollywood.

When you can read it: June 2, 2018

Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Kudos is a novel by two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Rachel Cusk. (HarperCollins Canada)

What it's about: Rachel Cusk wraps up her successful trilogy about a writer named Faye. In Kudos, Faye travels to Europe to cover the changing political climate. The previous two books in this series, Outline and Transit, were both nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.

When you can read it: June 5, 2018

Chasing the Wind by C.C. Humphreys 

C.C. Humphreys is the author of Chasing the Wind. (Rob Gilbert/Penguin Random House Canada)

What it's about: Chasing the Wind is set in Europe in 1936, on the cusp of the Berlin Olympics, and follows Roxy, a fearless pilot who will fly anything, anywhere, for a price. But when a painting goes missing, Roxy decides she must do whatever it takes to get it back. 

When you can read it: June 5, 2018

Little Green by Tish Cohen

Tish Cohen is an writer based in Toronto. (Liliana Reyes/HarperCollins Canada)

What it's about: When Elise and Matt got married, they struck a deal: Matt would care for their children, Elise would focus on qualifying for the Olympics. But when things begin to fall apart, they need to re-evaluate everything: what they are doing and if their marriage even works anymore. 

When you can read it: June 12, 2018

Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin 

Uzma Jalaluddin is the author of Ayesha At Last. (Andrea Stenson, HarperCollins Canada)

What it's about: Ayesha At Last tells the story of a young Muslim woman who aspires to be a poet and must balance what her family expects of her with what she wants for herself. Things get tricky when she falls for Khalid, a young conservative man who is set to marry someone else. 

When you can read it: June 12, 2018

Feast of Fields by Sean Karemaker

Feast of Fields is a graphic novel by Vancouver comic and exhibition artist Sean Karemaker. (Conundrum Press)

What it's about: A black and white biographical graphic novel by Sean Karemaker, Feast of Fields retells the story of his mother's upbringing in a Denmark orphanage and how she eventually ended up in British Columbia in the 1990s. 

When you can read it: June 12, 2018

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Thea Lim is a Toronto-based writer and teacher. (Elisha Lim/ Viking Canada)

What it's about: In order to ensure an expensive life-saving treatment for her boyfriend, Polly agrees to a one-way trip to the future. The plan goes awry for the two lovers when Polly ends up travelling to a future where Frank cannot be found.

When you can read it: June 26, 2018

The Ruinous Sweep by Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is a young adult author whose books include The Ruinous Sweep. (Penguin Random House Canada, Candlewick Press)

What it's about: This YA novel, from bestselling children's writer Tim Wynne-Jones, is about the aftermath of a car accident. After they are hit, Donovan flees from the scene with a dead person's briefcase and doesn't remember anything that happens. His girlfriend Bree is fighting for her life. And when the police come knocking, it's because they suspect Donovan of murder. So what really happened? They need to find out — and soon.

When you can read it: June 26, 2018

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