New Books

First Tuesday of May Megalist!

HAPPY MAY! I have composed a huge list of books out today so buckle up, buttercups! As you are reading this, I am presently on day two of my vacation. I am spending the week getting a tan on a tropical beach!

JUST KIDDING. I took a week off to catch up on some backlist, and I am at 100% at home in my jammies. You can follow along with my reading adventures on Instagram.

Sponsored by Chuck Palahniuk’s Adjustment Day, on sale now from W. W. Norton.

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

In his first novel in four years, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war; working-class men dream of burying the elites. When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

You can hear about several of today’s new books and more great titles on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Amanda and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including A Lucky Man, The Lonely Witness, The Electric Woman, and more.

(And like with each megalist, I’m putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have read and loved. There are soooo many more on this list that I can’t wait to read!)

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

welcome to lagosWelcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo ❤️

Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle) by Emily Devenport ❤️

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Meet Behind Mars (Made in Michigan Writers Series) by Renee Simms

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd ❤️

Ivory Pearl (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)

The Devil’s Reward by Emmanuelle de Villepin, Christopher Delogu (Translator)

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Tradition by Brendan Kiely

black helicoptersBlack Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner ❤️

I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis

Phoresis by Greg Egan

Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin

Love That Bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb ❤️

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

The Seasons of My Mother by Marcia Gay Harden

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon ❤️

royalsRoyals by Rachel Hawkins ❤️

Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian

The Dead House: A Novel by Billy O’Callaghan ❤️

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann

It Needs to Look Like We Tried: A Novel by Todd Robert Petersen ❤️

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel ❤️

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father by Peter Stark

the optimistic decadeThe Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel ❤️

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems by Diane Seuss

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The Island Dwellers: Stories by Jen Silverman

A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley ❤️

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

The Military Science of Star Wars by George Beahm

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty by Jacqueline Rose

ship itShip It by Britta Lundin

The Lonely Witness by William Boyle ❤️

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka ❤️

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay ❤️

Motherhood by Shelia Heti

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work by Alison Green

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Little Fish by Casey Plett

the electric womanThe Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts by Tessa Fontaine ❤️

Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One by L. Penelope

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

The Garbage Times/White Ibis: Two Novellas by Sam Pink ❤️

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz  (Author),‎ Caroline Moss (Author),‎ Ms. Carolyn Bahar (Illustrator)

The Poppy War by R. Kuang

Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss by Lisa Romeo

The Abbot’s Tale: A Novel by Conn Iggulden

the piscesThe Pisces by Melissa Broder ❤️

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade ❤️

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Flying Jenny by Theasa Tuohy

Miss Subways by David Duchovny

The Wooden King: A Novel by Thomas McConnell

The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis by Joan DeJean

Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane

freya and the magic jewelFreya and the Magic Jewel (Thunder Girls) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Slave Old Man: A Novel by Patrick Chamoiseau

Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers by Nicholas Smith

The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey (Translator) (paperback)

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

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (paperback) ❤️

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (paperback)

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (paperback) ❤️

That’s it for me today! 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,