New Books

October New Books Megalist

Holy catsssssss! It is a scientific fact (that I just made up) that there are more amazing new releases out this week than any other day this year. HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW. I’m happy to share a BIG list with you right now, and you can hear more about some of them on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, such as The Wangs vs. the World, Ghostland, andYou Can’t Touch My Hair.

el-pasoThis week’s newsletter is sponsored by El Paso by Winston Groom.

An episodic novel, El Paso pits the legendary Pancho Villa against a thrill-seeking railroad tycoon known as the Colonel, whose fading fortune is tied up in a colossal ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico. But when Villa kidnaps the Colonel’s grandchildren and absconds into the Sierra Madre, the aging New England patriarch and his adopted son head to El Paso, hoping to find a group of cowboys brave enough to hunt the Generalissimo down. Replete with gunfights, daring escapes, and an unforgettable bullfight, El Paso is an indelible portrait of the American southwest in the waning days of the frontier.

public libraryPublic Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson

Last Look by Charles Burns

The Trespasser by Tana French

By Gaslight by Steven Price

Yesternight by Cat Winters

Patricide by D. Foy

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Stranded by Bracken MacLeod

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

the angel of historyThe Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine

The Best American Essays 2016 by edited Jonathan Franzen

The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Angels of Music by Kim Newman

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

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey

all that man isAll That Man Is by David Szalay

I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell

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

Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail by Slavoj Zizek

There Now: Poems by Eamon Grennan

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

Nicotine by Nell Zink

Private Novelist by Nell Zink

Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

when the seaWhen the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

Ghost Songs by Regina McBride

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz

Breaking van Gogh: Saint-Rémy, Forgery, and the $95 Million Fake at the Met by James Grundvig

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky

Fractured by Catherine McKenzie

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

The Best American Comics 2016 edited by Roz Chast and Bill Kartalopoulos

The Secrets of Roscarbury Hall by Ann O’Loughlin
Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

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

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act by Alex Prud’homme

Corsets and Codpieces : A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era by Karen Bowman

dog yearsDog Years (Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize) by Melissa Yancy

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell and Tim Miller

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

The Rift Uprising: The Rift Uprising Trilogy by Amy S. Foster

Blood, Bullets, and Bones : The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos

Replica by Lauren Oliver

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) by Otto Penzler

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’!

Stay rad,


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