New Books

March New Books Megalist: The Sequel!

March is continuing to make its case for Best New Release Month Ever by giving us a ton of great books again today! I have read a few of them, but there were so many more I didn’t have a chance to read yet, so I wanted to make sure you knew about them. SO MANY GOOD BOOKS. And you can hear about several of these books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, such as White Tears, The Wanderers, and Himself.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar.

Raised in the Czech countryside, Jakub Procházka [Jacob Pro-chah-z-ka] has gone from small-time scientist to premier national astronaut. When a dangerous solo mission to Venus offers him a chance at heroism, he takes it, leaving behind his devoted wife Lenka, whose love, Jakub realizes too late, he has sacrificed.

Alone in space, Jakub finds a companion in a possibly imaginary alien spider. Over a series of philosophical conversations, the pair form an intense emotional bond. But will it be enough to see Jakub through a clash with secret Russian rivals and return him safely to Earth for a second chance with Lenka?


how we speakHow We Speak to One Another edited by Ander Monson and Craig Reinbold

Rebel Threads: Vintage Streetwear by Roger Burton

One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel

Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet by Brooke Williams

Swimmer Among the Stars: Stories by Kanishk Tharoor

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens

Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Middlepause: On Life After Youth by Marina Benjamin

my jewish yearMy Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew by Abigail Pogrebin

The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories by Jared Shurin (Editor), Mahvesh Murad (Editor)

White Tears by Hari Kunzru

Matilda Empress by Lise Arin

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

The New York Times Book of Crime: More Than 166 Years of Covering the Beat by Kevin Flynn

The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future by Joselin Linder

Follow Me into the Dark by Felicia C. Sullivan

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

sorry to disrupt the peaceSorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell

The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach

The Road to Ithaca by Ben Pastor

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

Getting Off On Frank Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery by Megan Edwards

The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit

The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen

The Devil’s Triangle (A Brit in the FBI) by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison

the vine that ate the southThe Vine That Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes

The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates by Jacob Bacharach

The Astonishing Mistakes of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir by Ariel Levy

Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History by Rebecca Romney and J. P. Romney

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers) by Becky Chambers

Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing by Ben Blatt

More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers by Jonathan Lethem

temporary peopleTemporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan

The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Eggshells by Caitriona Lally

The Loving Husband by Christobel Kent

The Principles Behind Flotation by Alexandra Teague

Double Dutch by Laura Trunkey

Himself by Jess Kidd

Mikhail and Margarita by Julie Lekstrom Himes

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Blume (paperback)

The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship by Katherine Towler (paperback)

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

Stay rad,