New Books

First Tuesday in May New Books Megalist!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so you know what that means: IT’S A SPECTACULARLY GOOD NEW RELEASE DAY. And the warm weather is finally here, so I can look out my window and see the sun and green grass! (What, you thought I was going to say “read outside?” LOL. That’s where the bugs live, sillies.) There are a kitten-ton of great books out this week, including the last books in the Court of Thorns and Roses and Divine Cities trilogies! 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 PriestdaddyOne Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, and This is Just My Face.

And while we’re talking about book news: Wanna learn about new book deals, adaptation news, and upcoming must-read books? I’m writing the new Book Riot newsletter, Book Radar, which will give you all those things! You can sign up here, and check out the most recent one here.

Now, let’s get down to business.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by The Nix by Nathan Hill, new in paperback.

Samuel hasn’t seen his mother since she abandoned the family. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news and inflames a politically divided country. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on a journey, uncovering long-buried secrets that stretch back across generations, from 2011 to 1960s America and to WWII Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.

the dinner partyThe Dinner Party: Stories by Joshua Ferris

The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past by Charlie English

Deep Water (Simon True) by Katherine Nichols

The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics) by Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer (Author), Ida H. Washington (Translator), Carol E. Washington (Translator)

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays by Scaachi Koul

The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn

Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

Genevieves by Henry Hoke

triple threatTriple Threat (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Beach Lawyer by Avery Duff

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt

Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto by Leslie Buck

moving forward sidewaysMoving Forward Sideways Like a Crab by Shani Mootoo

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The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

Before We Sleep by Jeffrey Lent

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig  

Fen: Stories by Daisy Johnson

Said Not Said: Poems by Fred Marchant

The History of the Future by Edward McPherson

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick

a court of wings and ruinA Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas

The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Lost Legacy by Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell

Hooper’s Revolution by Dennie Wendt

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death by Brenna Hassett

Time’s a Thief by B.G. Firmani

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: A True Love Story by Peter Turner

i'll eat when I'm deadI’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland

Firstborn by Tosca Lee

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter

Borrowed Souls: A Soul Charmer Novel by Chelsea Mueller

Dreamfall by Amy Plum

Bubble by Stewart Foster

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina De Robertis

Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin (Author), Bonnie Huie  (Translator)

the leaversThe Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz

Milena, or The Most Beautiful Femur in the World by Jorge Zepeda Patterson (Author), Adrian Nathan West (Translator)

You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships by Deborah Tannen

Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances by Stella Grey

The Scattering (Outliers) by Kimberly McCreight

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

astrophysicsAstrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

The Gathering Edge by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork by Katrina Onstad

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

Trajectory: Stories by Richard Russo

Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci  (Author), Jose Pimienta (Illustrator)

The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

the end of eddyThe End of Eddy by Édouard Louis (Author), Michael Lucey (Translator)

City of Miracles (The Divine Cities) by Robert Jackson Bennett

Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura

He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty by S Jonathan Bass

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Round Midnight by Laura McBride

Beyond the High Blue Air: A Memoir by Lu Spinney

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan

hadrianaHadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre (Author), Kaiama L. Glover (Translator)

The Nix by Nathan Hill (paperback)

The Assistants by Camille Perri (paperback)

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma (paperback)

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan (paperback)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (paperback)

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee (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,