10 Delightful Book Club Picks for June 2024

With summer in full swing, it's the perfect time to dive into some exciting reads. Whether you're lounging on the beach or enjoying a peaceful afternoon in the park, there's nothing like losing yourself in a great book. We’ve curated a list of fantastic book club picks for June 2024 that offer a little something for everyone.

A Summer of Diverse Genres

The joy of reading during the summer months lies in embracing diverse stories. This June, our selections range from a charming lesbian rom-com to a gripping crime novel. You’ll find books that tug at your heartstrings, thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, and so much more.

Sapph-Lit: Here for the Wrong Reasons

Born from the vibrant community on TikTok, Sapph-Lit is a welcoming book club for sapphic women and nonbinary readers. Each month, they alternate between fiction and nonfiction selections, creating a rich tapestry of diverse narratives. Their June pick is "Here for the Wrong Reasons" by Annabel Paulsen and Lydia Wang, a delightful lesbian romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a reality dating show. The protagonists fall head over heels for each other, making it a swoon-worthy read.

Middle Grade Marvels and Generational Tales

Next on our list is a beautifully written middle grade novel that touches on family and loss. It’s a poignant story with memorable characters that will resonate with both young and adult readers. Another gem is a sprawling generational novel that chronicles the lives of two families across decades, intertwining their destinies with secrets and revelations that will leave you both teary-eyed and hopeful.

A Crime Thriller and a Train Mystery

For those who adore suspense, we’ve included one of 2023’s best thrillers. This crime novel follows the first Black sheriff in a small Virginia town, grappling with racism and corruption. On the other hand, if you're intrigued by mysteries set in confined spaces, a novel centered around a reclusive author on a train will surely captivate you.

Escaping Family Curses

Travel back to the ‘50s and ‘90s with a novel that features two women attempting to break free from a generational curse. This story masterfully combines elements of history and magical realism, creating an emotionally charged and thought-provoking narrative.

Emotions and Adaptations

Finally, for those looking to explore the intricacies of human emotions, there’s a book that elicits both love and hate among its readers. With a film adaptation set to release this year, it’s bound to spark many heated discussions in your book club.

Extra Picks for June

This month, Reese’s book club has treated us to two books instead of one! Fans of young adult romance will enjoy a delightful enemies-to-lovers story, while mystery enthusiasts will adore a murder mystery set in Big Sur. Both picks enrich the mix, ensuring there’s always something fresh and exciting to read.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

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Enhance Your Reading Experience

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June 12, 2024 — Kristin James