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64 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out June 11 - 17, 2024

By Kobo • June 11, 2024New eBooks and Audiobooks

A few of the books we’re most looking forward to this week

If you’ve been outdoors lately, you may have noticed the air is thick with birdsong and often the first songs of fledglings as they call for yet more food from parents hardly bigger than they are. But in nests where a cuckoo has slipped in one of its eggs, it’s clear that there’s no blood relation between parent and chick, and whoever the misfit chick’s parents are they’re most certainly long gone. In the horror novel Cuckoo by Gretchen Felker-Martin, queer teens are abandoned by their parents at a conversion camp in the desert, but what they experience goes far beyond even the most torturous indoctrination. Sixteen years later, a group of friends bonded by what they experienced at Camp Resolution return to put an end the terror. For readers who make the most of long summer nights by staying up with scary stories, especially stories about other people experiencing terrifying summers, Cuckoo fits the proverbial bill.

A real-life event from sixteen years ago is the release of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewksi, a debut novel that won accolades and was one of the last Oprah’s Book Club selections to be featured on her TV show. As a modern (and American) retelling of the story of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the book won a surprisingly wide readership and guaranteed that whatever the author did next, it would be an instant bestseller. With Familiaris, which picks up the story of the Sawtelle family, that instant has finally arrived. Unlike the first book, this novel isn’t paced to narrative beats set by Shakespeare, but meeting the expectations of Edgar Sawtelle’s fans, Familiaris is steeped in family, nature, and the bonds shared by humans and dogs, also known as homo sapiens and canis familiaris.

Following his 2021 bestseller Music Is History, which considered American history through the lens of the music people were making and listening to at different times, Questlove’s Hip-Hop Is History is the drummer, DJ, Oscar-winning documentarian, and occasional author’s meditation on how history shaped hip hop while the art form exerted its own influence on history. Questlove is worth reading when he writes about any kind of art, but the rare treat of this book is that as a member of the hip hop band The Roots he can take some credit for shaping hip hop into what it is today. A gifted artist-critic is a wonder on its own—but one whose contributions to the art have shaped it in essential ways is exceedingly rare.

More books coming out now

🧰 Help and How-to

Nothing to Fear: Demystifying Death to Live More Fully by Julie McFadden RN

Right Thing, Right Now: Good Values. Good Character. Good Deeds. by Ryan Holiday

You Are a Magnet: Guiding Principles for a Magnetic and Joyful Life by Amber Lyon

Raising Tiny Humans: A Handbook for Parenting Toddlers by Liz Swenson

Reversing Alzheimer's: The New Toolkit to Improve Cognition and Protect Brain Health by Dr. Heather Sandison with Kate Hanley

Our New World of Adult Bullies: How to Spot Them — How to Stop Them by Bill Eddy

Thank You, More Please: A Feminist Guide to Breaking Dumb Dating Rules and Finding Love by Lily Womble

💡 Big Ideas

Unsettled (Updated and Expanded Edition): What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters by Steven E. Koonin

Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life by Eric Weiner

Economics 101, 2nd Edition: From Consumer Behavior to Competitive Markets—Everything You Need to Know about Economics by Michele Cagan, CPA and Alfred Mill

What Does Israel Fear From Palestine? by Raja Shehadeh

Hip-Hop Is History by Questlove

🗣 True Stories

The Friday Afternoon Club: A Family Memoir by Griffin Dunne

Always On Call: Adventures in Nursing, Ranching, and Rural Living by Marion McKinnon Crook

Escape to Clayoquot Sound: Finding Home in a Wild Place by John Dowd and Bea Dowd

I'm Mostly Here to Enjoy Myself: One Woman's Pursuit of Pleasure in Paris by Glynnis MacNicol

Consent: A Memoir by Jill Ciment

Just Add Water: My Swimming Life by Katie Ledecky

The City of Rainbows: A Colourful History of Prince Rupert by Blair Mirau

T-Shirt Swim Club: Stories from Being Fat in a World of Thin People by Ian Karmel

💘 Romance

Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood

The Woman by the Lake by Kristen Ashley

The Summer Escape by Jill Shalvis

The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center

Plain Sight by Amelia Wilde

A Love Like the Sun by Riss M. Neilson

Curvy Girl Summer by Danielle Allen

One Fine Night by Kait Nolan

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Red Star Falling by Steve Berry

One of Our Kind by Nicola Yoon

A Talent for Murder by Peter Swanson

Hope to Die by Cara Hunter

A Body by the Henhouse by Kate Wells

The Paris Widow by Kimberly Belle

Caesar's General by Alex Gough

How to Age Disgracefully by Clare Pooley

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand

Margo's Got Money Troubles by Rufi Thorpe

Caledonian Road by Andrew O'Hagan

Familiaris by David Wroblewski

The Material by Camille Bordas

The Art of Vanishing by Lynne Kutsukake

The Sons of El Rey by Alex Espinoza

All Friends Are Necessary by Tomas Moniz

Tehrangeles by Porochista Khakpour

✨ Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction

Horror Movie by Paul Tremblay

The Fall of Waterstone by Lilith Saintcrow

Cuckoo by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Moonbound by Robin Sloan

Soulmates, Doorways, and Other Unruly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward

Cinderwich by Cherie Priest

Star Wars: Temptation of the Force (The High Republic) by Tessa Gratton

The Stardust Grail by Yume Kitasei

Rogue Sequence by Zac Topping

Doctor Who: Ruby Red by Georgia Cook

Fugitive Star Voyage by C.G. Harris

🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

Call of the Night, Vol. 16 by Kotoyama

Case File Compendium: Bing An Ben (Novel) Vol. 2 by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Vol. 24 by Kagiji Kumanomata

Birds of Shangri-La, Vol. 3 (Yaoi Manga) by Ranmaru Zariya

My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1 13 by Nazuna Miki

The Moon on a Rainy Night 5 by Kuzushiro

I Think I Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Girl Vol. 6 by Azusa Banjo

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