9 Books We Can't Wait to Read in June

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Featuring feminist artists, made-up Scandinavian wellness trends and flailing millennials, June’s best new books are begging to be read.  

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Cover: Counterpoint; Background: Twenty20


Still Lives by Maria Hummel 

A young editor at an L.A. art museum finds herself sucked into the disturbing world of a famously provocative feminist artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition. Buy the book

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Cover: SJP for Hogarth; Background: Twenty20


A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza 

In the first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new book imprint, an Indian wedding brings a family back together, forcing parents Rafiq and Layla to come to grips with certain choices their children have made. Buy the book

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Cover: Bloomsbury Publishing; Background: Twenty20


Because I Come from a Crazy Family by Edward M. Hallowell

Hallowell is a psychiatrist who’s a leading expert on attention disorders. His new memoir is about his unconventional family and the joys and challenges that come with his profession. Buy the book

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Cover: Harper Design; Background: Twenty20


Pantsdrunk by Miska Rantanen 

A funny parody of popular "happiness" books, Pantsdrunk introduces readers to a made-up Finnish concept of achieving well-being through drinking in one's underwear while surrounding yourself with personal comforts. Buy the book

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Cover: Atria Books; Background: Twenty20


Us Against You by Fredrik Backman 

This follow-up to 2016’s Beartown is about a small rural community reckoning with what was once a friendly rivalry with the neighboring town. Buy the book

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Cover: Washington Square Press; Background: Twenty20


The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen

Pekkanen’s (The Wife Between Us) latest is a domestic drama about a married couple and the secret that changes everything. Part Big Little Lies, part The AffairBuy the book

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Cover: Berkley; Background: Twenty20


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 

Hoang’s sweet debut novel follows Stella, a 30-year-old with Asperger’s, as she attempts to come out of her shell and enter the weird, confusing world of dating. Buy the book

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Cover: Simon & Schuster; Background: Twenty20


When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger 

A follow-up to The Devil Wears Prada, Weisberger’s latest follows Miranda Priestley’s former assistant, Emily, as she moves to Greenwich, CT, for a career overhaul. Buy the book

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Cover: Harper; Background: Twenty20


Famous Father Girl by Jamie Bernstein 

Leonard Bernstein’s oldest daughter’s memoir is an intimate look at her father’s life and features a supporting cast including the Kennedys, Mike Nichols, John Lennon, Lauren Bacall and more. Buy the book

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Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...