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A Lot of the Best of the Rest of 2016!

Good morning, readers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out a big list of awesome books coming out in the rest of 2016. As always, should any of the books you already own go unread, the librarian will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This newsletter will start recommending in five seconds. Good luck, readers.

Okay, but seriously, I’ve been traveling for work and I am behind in my reading, so I thought a big sneak peek might be fun. You’re going to want to mark these down now, before next year’s books start getting attention and these get lost in the shuffle. Because I have seen some of the 2017 books in my journeys, and the future is WOW.

And on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about – SPOILER- more books, including A Change of Heart, Big Magic, and The Tale of Shikanoko series.


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the wangs vs the worldThe Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang

The Trespasser by Tana French

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

All That Man Is by David Szalay

nicotineNicotinePrivate Novelist by Nell Zink

Ghost Songs by Regina McBride

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le GuinThe Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

we know it was youWe Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq by Sarah Glidden

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

Dog Years (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) by Melissa Yancy

The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham

Brat Pack America: Visiting Cult Movies of the ’80s by Kevin Smokler

the hidden keysThe Hidden Keys by André Alexis

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American by Okey Ndibe

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali by Randa Jarrar

Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King

The Annie Year by Stephanie Wilbur Ash

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Loved Ones by Sonya Chung

IQ by Joe Ide

thrill meThrill Me: Essays on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

Float by Anne Carson

We Show What We Have Learned and Other Stories by Clare Beams

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave

The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle

Land of Love and Ruins by Oddný Eir (Author), Philip Roughton (Translator)

The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin

Bruja by Wendy C. Ortiz

the winterlingsThe Winterlings by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade (Author), Samuel Rutter (Translator)

Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marias (Author), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)

Scratch by Steve Himmer

The Beach at Night by Elena Ferrante

Virgin and Other Stories by April Ayers Lawson

Fish in Exile by Vi Khi Nao

Valiant Gentlemen by Sabina Murray

Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce

Normal by Warren Ellis

ghostlandGhostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

The Dispossessed by Szilard Borbely

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace

Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away by Lisa Napoli

Hi, Anxiety: Life With a Bad Case of Nerves by Kat Kinsman

Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live by Peter Orner

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky

culdesacCuldesac: A Novella by Robert Repino

Absolutely on Music : Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Searching for John Hughes: Or Everything I Thought I Needed to Know about Life I Learned from Watching ’80s Movies by Jason Diamond

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham

Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing by Lauren Beukes

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

island of the madIsland of the Mad by Laurie Sheck

Show Me a Mountain by Kerry Young

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

Civilianized: A Young Veteran’s Memoir by Michael Anthony

YAY, BOOKS! That’s it for me today – time to get back to reading! If you want to learn more about books (and see lots of pictures of my cats, Millay and Steinbeck), or tell me about books you’re reading, you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

I’ll be back next week with an October megalist. There are soooooo many good books out next month. MY BODY IS READY.


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