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Wonder Woman Meets Vikings, Questlove’s Creativity, and More New Books

Happy Tuesday, book lovers! I was facing a dilemma as I started writing this newsletter, because I somehow managed to read a lot of the titles out today and didn’t know how to choose which ones to highlight. So – TADA! Here’s a bonus list for the month! I’m putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have read and loved. You can also hear about a few of these great titles on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including Sky in the Deep, The Girl Who Smiled Beads, An American Marriage, and more.

Sponsored by Smoke City By Keith Rosson

Marvin Deitz has serious problems. His mob-connected landlord is strong-arming him out of his storefront. His therapist think’s he’s unstable. Oh, and he’s also the guilt-ridden reincarnation of the executioner who lit Joan of Arc’s pyre in 1431. He’s just seen a woman on an LA talk show claiming to be Joan. When Marvin heads to LA to locate the woman, he’s picked up hitchhiking by Mike Vale, a self-destructive alcoholic headed to his ex-wife’s funeral. As they travel through a California landscape populated with “smokes” (ghosts that’ve begun appearing throughout the southwest), each seeks absolution in his own way.

P.S. Don’t forget that Book Riot is giving away 15 of the year’s best mysteries so far! Enter to win here.

creative questCreative Quest by Questlove ❤️

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig ❤️

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow

The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire) by Melissa Caruso ❤️

Publish and Perish: A Linnet Ellery Novel (The Linnet Ellery Series) by Phillipa Bornikova

The Fandom by Anna Day

A Ruin of Shadows: A Tale of Assassins, Betrayal, and Djinn by L.D. Lewis

The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)

Restless Souls by Dan Sheehan

banthologyBanthology: Stories From Banned Nations by Sarah Cleave ❤️

The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky by Jeffrey Wilson, Eliseu Gouveia (Illustrator)

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld ❤️

President Carter: The White House Years by Stuart E. Eizenstat

West by Carys Davies ❤️

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol ❤️

moon browMoon Brow by Shahriar Mandanipour,‎ Khalili Sara (Translator) ❤️

A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein

Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir by Robert K. Elder ❤️

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson ❤️

Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman

the art of readingThe Art of Reading by Damon Young ❤️

Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Y: Oppenheimer, Horseman of Los Alamos by Aaron Tucker

House of Rougeaux: A Novel by Jenny Jaeckel

Rubik by Elizabeth Tan ❤️

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ❤️

Time Was by Ian Mcdonald

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil❤️

Born with Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman by Daisy Khan

empire of lightEmpire of Light by Michael Bible ❤️

Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (paperback) ❤️

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (paperback)

The Leavers by Lisa Ko (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,