June 2023 BOTM Predictions

A little late with predictions this month but better late than never, right? As with my May predictions, there are a few confirmed picks already and while I’m adding them to my prediction list along with my other hopefuls, I won’t call them out, so I don’t spoil anyone’s fun! If you do want to know the spoilers – send me a message on Instagram @speakingof.books , and I’ll be happy to share!

There are a TON of previous BOTM authors with books coming out in June. While I generally hope for debuts, many of these upcoming releases are right up BOTM’s alley. Because of these, they’re some of my best predictions for the month. Here’s to hoping they’re just add-ons and not our main picks.

I have quite a few ARCs of these books as well and am in the middle of a few of my predictions, so be sure to check back soon for full reviews.

Whether or not my predictions are actually picks, only time will tell. Even if they are not, all or most of these are on my June Most Anticipated New Releases list.


When the picks are announced and you find you have space in your box still, make sure to also check out my most recent version of BOTM Add-On recommendations HERE, because who couldn’t use even more books! Keep in mind that these are simply predictions and books I hope get chosen. I could get these completely wrong but the anticipation and guessing is part of the fun right?!


Mystery & Thriller

My top pick would be between Night Will Find You and All the Sinner Bleed. I’m in the middle of both right now and I’m seriously enjoying them so far.

Riley Sager and Ruth Ware are both established authors that BOTM has featured as picks a few times already. I could see both of these being add-on picks. I’ll be skipping Sager’s book if it is a pick, as his writing just doesn’t do it for me anymore.

While I haven’t read The Push yet by Ashley Audrain, her newest book The Whispers is on my TBR and I could also see it being a pick.


Literary & Contemporary Fiction

Each of the Literary & Contemporary fiction picks this month are distinctly different. While Little Monsters would be my top pick, BOTM is known for picking Elin Hilderbrand books.


Historical Fiction

June seriously has some great Historical Fiction books coming out. I’m currently reading The Spectacular and as a repeat BOTM author, I could see Fiona Davis’ newest release being an add-on pick.

The rest of these options also fall nicely into the BOTM realm, and would be happy with any of these picks.



I had a hard time picking romances for the month. While Ali Hazelwood is a repeat BOTM author, I still think it’s likely it’ll be our main romance pick. I really enjoyed this one, even if Hazelwood uses a similar formula.

Love, theoretically review

Science Fiction & Fantasy

On Earth as it is on Television is a long shot but with it being a debut (and sounding absolutely amazing), I would love to see it as a pick. How to be Remembered is being compared to Addie LaRue, which makes me think we might see it as a pick in June.

Another debut Ink Blood Sister Scribe is yet another new fantasy that I would love to see as a pick. It’s getting rave reviews and since I’m on a huge fantasy kick lately, I’d love it if we got more than one fantasy/science fiction pick.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Keri says:

    SO MANY awesome books!! I want to read almost all of these!!

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