Holy cats, it’s August already! That means it’s time for another new books megalist. As usual, the first Tuesday of the month has an amazing number of new releases out today (plus the new Harry Potter just came out!!!), so I like to try and share a bunch with you. And on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about some more great new releases out today, such as The Trees, The Fire This Time, and I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This.
This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics’ Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year.
On a foggy summer night, eleven people depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the plane plunges into the ocean. With chapters weaving between the aftermath of the crash and the backstories of the passengers and crew members, the mystery surrounding the tragedy heightens and odd coincidences point to a conspiracy. Was it merely by chance that so many influential people perished? Or was something far more sinister at work? Events soon threaten to spiral out of control in an escalating storm of media outrage and accusations. Amid pulse-quickening suspense, the fragile relationship between the crash’s two survivors glows at the heart of this stunning novel, raising questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together.
Compartment No. 6 by Rosa Liksom (Author), Lola Rogers (Translator)
Carousel Court by Joe McGinniss Jr.
Still Here by Lara Vapnyar
How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee
I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir by Nadja Spiegelman
Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Trees by Ali Shaw
The Senility of Vladimir P. by Michael Honig
Christadora by Tim Murphy
Paradime by Alan Glynn
Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein
The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World by Joann Fletcher
I Shot the Buddha (A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery) by Colin Cotterill
The Chosen Ones by Steve Sem-Sandberg (Author), Anna Paterson (Translator)
The King’s Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History by Don Jordan, Michael Walsh
Peacock & Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A. S. Byatt
A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón (Author), Victoria Cribb (Translator)
City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War by John Strausbaugh
Half Wild: Stories by Robin MacArthur
Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom by Carin Bondar
Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
The Regulars by Georgia Clark
Barbara the Slut and Other People by Lauren Holmes (paperback)
Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah by Anna Badkhen (paperback)
Purity by Jonathan Franzen (paperback)
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin (paperback)
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman (paperback)
YAY, BOOKS! That’s it for me. If you want to learn more about books (and see lots of pictures of my cats), or tell me about books you’re reading, you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!