Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
When the eldest daughter in a Chinese immigrant family disappears, a poignant drama unravels revealing family secrets kept hidden for years. Much more than just a mystery, Searching for Sylvie Lee paints a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family, exploring the ways culture and language can divide us.
Out 4th June
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
Fans of Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie mystery series will be pleased to know that the fifth book in the series will be out later this month. The now-iconic former soldier turned private investigator has returned to what he believes is a quiet life in a North Yorkshire village, but his new case leads him into a sinister network, and a shady character from his past resurfaces.
Out 18th June
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum
The award-winning TV critic for the New York Times has now penned a book about the vital role TV plays in today’s culture. In this book of essays she touches on a wide range of topics, including the #MeToo movement and the shows that shaped her personally as she grew up.
Out 25th June
We admit it, we’ll watch anything with Jennifer Aniston in it, but Netflix’s newest original Murder Mystery (also starring Adam Sandler) looks set to be an ideal Friday night watch. A mix of mystery and comedy, the film sees married couple Sandler and Aniston fighting to prove their innocence after a murder on a cruise.
Streaming from 14th June
Fans of Netflix’s stand-up comedy collection might be familiar with comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and if his new sitcom is anything like his stand-up, it’s going to be a must-watch. It follows Iglesias as a high school teacher striving to help his pupils reach their full potential – sure to be hilarious and heart-warming.
Streaming from 21st June
Toy Story 4
No need to deny it, we know you’re just as excited as (if not more than) your kids to see the next installment of Toy Story, and catch up with some of the most-loved characters in film history, as well as meeting some new faces – get ready to fall in love with Forky.
In cinemas from 21st June
Eat Sleep Work Repeat
Looking for ways to improve your work life? Toss aside those self-help business books and plug into this podcast hosted by Bruce Daisley, who interviews a new guest every week for fascinating insights into their life at work and ways in which businesses can improve workplace culture.
Western Stars – Bruce Springsteen
The 19th studio album from legendary Bruce Springsteen is out this month, and from what Bruce himself has said, we’re expecting a mellow, low-tempo, 70s-pop-inspired album – and hopefully a tour to follow.
Out 14th June
Doom Days – Bastille
It’s been a long wait for Bastille fans since their last album in 2016, but if their single with Marshmello is anything to go by it’s set to be a winner. The lead singer of the band has said that the album is a way of escaping from modern-day anxieties, including climate change denial and fake news addiction – it should definitely be interesting.
Out 14th June