Books Being Published This Summer that radiate happiness // (ft. 8 May-July books)

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I have been taking amazing care of my TBR, because even though I want to read endless books, I always feel revived after organizing TBR shelves

So I savagely cut down any books I’m not 10000% interested in, keeping only books that will probably crumble my soul with the sheer force of their happy energy.

Here are all the books being released May-July that I would exchange my last five likable personality traits for the chance to read!


Somewhere Only We Know

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (May 7th)

Lucky is a K-pop star who just wants a hamburger, so she carefully sneaks out of her hotel room to get one.

And Jack is simultaneously sneaking into the hotel, on a tabloid mission.

“Nothing Will Ever Be The Same”

I just want Lucky to get her burger.

3 Bouquet

I Love You So Mochi

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn (May 28th)

Kimi Nakamura is a fashion designer but her mom tells her “u are not allowed to live ur dreams, Kimi”

So she travels to Kyoto to visit her grandparents and get away from her parents, because Kimi is Tired.

There she falls in love with Kyoto + Akira, the cute med student who lives in Kyoto! This book is going to be too soft for words.

It’s like a friendly hug wanted to be a book, so it made a happy, quiet wish and this is the result.


Rules We're Meant to Break

Rules We’re Meant to Break by Natalie Williamson (June 11th)

Amber refuses to let herself get attached to her mom’s boyfriends’ families, because her mom will always inevitably move on, taking Amber with her.

But when her mom falls for Kevin and he has a daughter named Cammie, it’s possible that Amber is accidentally getting attached to them??? AMBER DON’T.

I come alive at the mere mention of “found family”, so this book is going to be something I cherish for the rest of my meager life, I have no doubts.

3 Bouquet

Risking It All

Risking It All by S.M Koz  (June 18th)

Paige is a student at Wallingford Academy and she wants to be a pilot for the US Air Force.

She has no time and is smart and A FREAKING CADET. I have a major obsession with cadets.

Logan is slacker and is sentenced to Wallingford after he’s slacked too hard for too long.

So, clearly he needs a mentor and Paige is the only one qualified, even though she Has No Time For This Drama.

3 Bouquet

Something Like Gravity

Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith (June 18th)

A transgender boy named Chris falls in love for the first time!!!! We need this book is our world.

But his love story isn’t completely happy, Chris is dealing with (what sounds like) PTSD after being assaulted a year ago. Maia, his love interest, is grieving her sister’s death.

I have faith in this power couple.

3 Bouquet

Technically, You Started It

Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson (June 25th)

Haley gets a text from Martin, but her school actually has TWO mARTINS. And she hates one of them…….but we’re assuming she’s texting the one she doesn’t hate. lol this going to be a disaster

I’m reading this because I love friendships that happen via text messages, even though miscommunication in books is going to be the actual death of me

3 Bouquet

Better Than the Best Plan

Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill (June 25th)

Ritzy is adorable!!!!!! And she has a Great Plan for summer. I cannot stop smiling at how cute this character is already phhhhf

But this adorable powder puff is living alone????? She needs attention and care, so a social worker places her in a foster home, where Ritzy ~finds~a~family


The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1)

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen (July 30th)

if things don’t work out there’s actually a 99% chance I won’t recover. I won’t lie to you, I am terrified.

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own.

She belongs to the Crow caste of mercy-killers. When Fie is called to collect the royal dead, she replies:

“of course, I’m a chieftain, pal.”

But the prince was just pretending to be dead, like the little shit he is. So Fie makes a deal to protect him if he’ll protect the Crows once he’s on the throne.

because someone needs to be responsible and an adult

3 Bouquet

What book being released this summer are you most excited for?

What’s your favorite book from this list? (mine is the cadet one, I love cadets, man)

What’s your favorite book that’s already been published this year?



26 thoughts on “Books Being Published This Summer that radiate happiness // (ft. 8 May-July books)

  1. Lais @ The Bookish Skies says:

    Thanks for sharing, Malanie! I am a bit lost amongst new releases, so this post always reminds me of new things coming up. A new book by Claire Kann is going to be released this summer and I believe it’s called “If It Makes You Happy”. I don’t know much about it except for the fact it follows a plus-sized main character and that’s all I need to know, lol. I am super excited for it. From the title alone, you can already sense that it will radiate happiness indeed!

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      i’m v glad you liked it!!! I love reading upcoming release posts bc the only other way I know about new books is through goodreads, and I’ve been neglecting my poor sad GR account lsdkf

      + I just looked up “If It Makes You Happy” and that cover makes me so happy??????? and she loves cooking, I admire and respect people who can cook with my whole heart, bc cooking is extremely impossible to do lols

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  2. Nimika @ wordhaven says:

    so i was just hanging out on Goodreads (like one does) and i was not prepared for “i took care of my tbr” to translate to “i cut down 99% of the books on my shelf to literal 9 books” which is of course very cool but also what are u ok mals

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      mistakes were made,,, i’ve been wandering around my room, all alone, looking at the books with tears in my eyes because “””what have i done”””, and I tried so hard to put a positive spin on it and be like, it’s fine i was just being organized lol” BUT WHAT HAVE I DONE?

      but it’s okay, i had a moment of insanity but now i can just, look through your goodreads account and add everything u loved to my tbr shelf

      (in conclusion u are my one hope)

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      I’m honestly worried for myself w “Technically You Started It”!!!!! a character’s embarrassment is the worst feeling in the word, even worse than my own personal embarrassment,,,,,,,I’m going to need to prepare emotionally WEEKS before reading this strong mxjzjzjx miscommunication ksnxjzjxh


  3. Kelly | Another Book in the Wall says:

    Wonderful post, Malanie! I would literally sell the soul of my future grandchild if it meant I could read Somewhere Only We Know and I Love You So Mochi rn! They both sound SO AMAZING! I just want to cuddle in my bed with those books and escape all the responsibilities of my life. Is that too much to ask for?! Haha.

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  4. noémie, tempest of books says:

    My most anticipated release for this summer is probably The Dragon Republic, The Poppy War sequel by R.F. Kuang. I know this novel will break my heart into a million pieces and I’m not emotionally prepared for it but I can’t wait! In this list, I’d say Risking it all & I love you so mochi are the ones that caught my eye!

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