New Books

Hooray, It’s Another May Megalist!

Happy Tuesday! If you’ve been following this newsletter for a while, you know by now that I *HATE* making decisions. Which is why I am sending you another giant list of books – there are just too many good ones for me to leave any out! Your TBRs will thank me. (Jk, they’re probably screaming for mercy.)

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Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal’s Pakistani village, she has no complaints, and she’s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when the unimaginable happens. After an accidental run-in with the son of her village’s corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family’s servant to pay off her own family’s debt. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

You can hear about several of today’s new books and more great titles on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including That Kind of Mother, Undead Girl Gang, Belly Up, 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.

cover image: jean pocket with a pink heart pin that says undead girl gangUndead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson ❤️

The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis

My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir by Jessica B. Harris

That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam ❤️

The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea by Denis Thériault

Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky

The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi,‎ Luke Leafgren (Translator) ❤️

Blackout by Alex Segura

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

junk by tommy picoJunk by Tommy Pico ❤️

Puddin’ (Dumplin’) by Julie Murphy 

Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter,‎ Steph Morris (Translator)

Side Life by Steve Toutonghi

Sal by Mick Kitson ❤️

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli

What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine ❤️

A Theory of Love: A Novel by Margaret Bradham Thornton

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson

Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed ❤️

My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley

barracoonBarracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston ❤️

The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation’s Golden Couple by Corey Mead

Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling by Arshia Sattar,‎ Sonali Zohra (Illustrator)

Tell Me: Thirty Stories by Mary Robison ❤️

Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock by Steven Hyden

The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B. T. Gottfred

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood by Jan Redford

Come West and See: Stories by Maxim Loskutoff 

song in a weary throatSong in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage by Pauli Murray ❤️

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia by Michael McFaul

The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo ❤️

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry by Wendell Berry

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall ❤️

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt

Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl

Landwhale: On Turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass by Jes Baker

Bobby Sky: Boy Band or Die by Joe Shine

tomb of the unknown racistTomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel by Blanche McCrary Boyd ❤️

The Aviator by Eugene Vodolazkin,‎ Lisa Hayden (Translator)

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms by Michelle Tea

Alternative Remedies for Loss by Joanna Cantor

Belly Up: Stories by Rita Bullwinkel ❤️

How to Set Yourself on Fire by Julia Dixon Evans

Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells ❤️

The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

I find your lack of faith disturbingI Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture by A. D. Jameson ❤️

The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian

Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell

Lost Empress: A Novel by Sergio De La Pava

The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith ❤️

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

King of Ashes: Book One of The Firemane Saga by Raymond E Feist

The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak

cover image: vintage colored photograph from the '50s of a white teen girl with thick bangs and a bob of dark hariMI5 and Me: A Coronet Among the Spooks by Charlotte Bingham

The River by Starlight: A Novel by Ellen Notbohm

The Widow Nash by Jamie Harrison (paperback) ❤️

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal (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,