New Books

New Books! for July 18 2016

Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! Time for more new books to feast your brains upon. I hope your reading summer has been awesome so far. 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 This Must Be the Place, The Inseparables, and Monstress.

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revolver by duane swierczynskiRevolver by Duane Swierczynski

If you’re looking for a good crime novel for your summer, this is a perfect choice: Swierczynski’s novels are always a ton of fun. Revolver revolves (teehee) around three generations of a family whose lives are torn apart by murder. Young Jimmy was devastated when his police officer father died, and he vowed to get revenge. He grows up to be a cop and does just that, but then Jimmy’s daughter discovers something that makes her think her father was mistaken about the killers identity. Gritty and gripping!

Backlist bump: Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski

multiple choiceMultiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra (Author), Megan McDowell (Translator)

I absolutely adore Zambra’s work. He’s wildly inventive, never more so than with this novel, which invites readers to respond to thought-provoking, multiple choice questions, and to read short paragraphs, which illuminate his feelings on love, life, and family. Zambra is a gem, and I highly recommend checking out his backlist titles, too. His books are tiny treasures.

Backlist bump: My Documents by Alejandro Zambra (Author), Megan McDowell (Translator)

monterey bayMonterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton

Fifteen-year-old Margot Fiske arrives in Monterey Bay, California, right at the height of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, the novel that made the area famous. Steinbeck himself is there, hiding out at the home of Ed Ricketts, the biologist Steinbeck made famous. Margot manages to get a job with Ricketts, over the protests of the author and her father, helping Ricketts out by making drawings of sea creatures. But her relationship with him turns personal and puts the future of the Monterey Bay aquarium – and her relationship with her father – at risk. A beautiful, passionate debut.

Backlist bump: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (In my top five all-time favorite books.)

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’!

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