New Books

Villainous French Bulldogs, Multigenerational Sagas, and More New Books

Happy Tuesday, book lovers! Once again, it’s time to add titles to your TBRs! I have a few awesome books for you below and you can hear about several more great titles on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Jenn and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including How To Write an Autobiographical Novel, Before Mars, Acid West, and more.

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atomic frenchieAtomic Frenchie: Sit. Stay. Rule. by Tom Sniegoski (Author), Tom McWeeney

Tom Sniegoski has an awesome French bulldog named Kirby, and Tom Sniegoski is a cool writer. Ergo = Tom Sniegoski wrote an adorable book about his pet dog. In Atomic Frenchie, Kirby is determined to be the world’s greatest supervillain. But how can anyone take a dog this cute seriously??? The majority of this book is text, but there are also colorful illustrations that add to its charm. (There is a little violence, but it’s Looney Tunes-ish.) I heart Kirby.

Backlist bump: The Amazing Hamweenie by Patty Bowman

the comedownThe Comedown by Rebekah Frumkin

A darkly comedic, multigenerational novel of love, family, and drugs in (mostly) 1980s-era Cleveland, richly told in linked chapters, each featuring a different character. Reggie and Leland are dealer and client, but through a series of unfortunate events, their lives are forever entwined. Each chapter of this book is so beautifully written, and the way Frumkin chooses to tell each person’s tale is touching and bold.

Backlist bump: A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin

miss ex-yugoslaviaMiss Ex-Yugoslavia: A Memoir by Sofija Stefanovic

Stefanovic’s delightfully interesting story of how her family left their war torn homeland, the former Yugoslavia, and moved to Australia, as well as her coming of age and adjustment to the different culture, and her rise as an artist. Her storytelling is charming, heartfelt, and funny, and I enjoyed reading about a time and place I know so little about.

Backlist bump: A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova

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,