New Books

First Tuesday of June Megalist!

IT’S HERE. Today is the biggest new book day of 2018…so far. (There’s usually another really big one in the fall.) There are sooooo many great books out today. It’s a perfect way to head into summer reading!

You can hear about several of today’s new books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including There There, Visible Empire, Small Country, and more.

Sponsored by Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard

Visible Empire is an epic novel—based on true events—of love, grief, race, and wealth, charting a single sweltering summer in Atlanta, and a plane crash that left no one unchanged.

“Hannah Pittard is fast becoming one of the best writers of her generation. Read her now, and thank me later.”—Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Visible Empire is Hannah Pittard’s best book to date. Compelling, shocking, strong and brave. Who should read this? Everyone, everyone.”—Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife

(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!)

PS – Don’t forget we’re giving away $500 to the bookstore of your choice! Enter here by June 21st!

FloridaFlorida by Lauren Groff ❤️

Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation by Robert W. Fieseler ❤️

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider

Kudos: A Novel (Outline Trilogy) by Rachel Cusk ❤️

The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim

Bruce Lee: A Life by Matthew Polly

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse by Andrea Di Robilant

a people's history of the vampire uprisingA People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal ❤️

Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow and Robert Greenfield

Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power by Claudia Renton

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth

Take You Wherever You Go by Kenny Leon

We Are Gathered by Jamie Weisman

Santa Cruz Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Susie Bright

Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis by Violet Ramis Stiel

Rivers by Martin Michael Driessen, Jon Reeder (Translator)

The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution by Ann Travers

neverworld wakeNeverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl ❤️

Free Chocolate by Amber Royer

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir by Yrsa Daley-Ward ❤️

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh

Here Kitty Kitty by Jardine Libaire ❤️

Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity by Arlene Stein

Queen for a Day by Maxine Rosaler

The Good Son: A Novel by You-Jeong Jeong

the book of mThe Book of M by Peng Shepard ❤️

A Blood Thing by James Hankins

Rough Animals: A Novel by Rae DelBianco

Black Panther: Long Live the King (Marvel Premiere Graphic Novel) by Nnedi Okorafor and Andre Araujo

The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell ❤️

The Optickal Illusion: A Novel by Rachel Halliburton

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi

What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

cover image: black and white photo of a street in Lagos filled with cars and Nigerians walkingLagos Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Chris Abani

Small Country: A Novel by Gaël Faye ❤️

Upstate: A Novel by James Wood

How We Roll by Natasha Friend

What Happened That Night by Sandra Block

Brother in Ice by Alicia Kopf (Author),‎ Mara Faye Lethem (Translator) ❤️

A Mask of Shadows: A Novel (A Frey & McGray Mystery) by Oscar de Muriel

Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems by Tony Hoagland ❤️

Side by Side: A Novel of Bonnie and Clyde by Jenni L. Walsh

Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen

strange starsStrange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded by Jason Heller ❤️

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Days of Awe by A.M. Homes ❤️

Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano-Lax

The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Heartseeker by Melinda Beatty

The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon by Chris Feliciano Arnold

Southernmost by Silas House ❤️

The Captives: A Novel by Debra Jo Immergut

tiny crimesTiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder by Lincoln Michel (Editor),‎ Nadxieli Nieto (Editor) ❤️

Cancerland: A Medical Memoir by MD David T. Scadden and Michael D’Antonio

Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson ❤️

Sweet and Low: Stories by Nick White ❤️

Us Against You: A Novel (Beartown) by Fredrik Backman

Sex and the City and Us: How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Pérez

invitation to a bonfireInvitation to a Bonfire by Adrienne Celt ❤️

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

Sick: A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour ❤️

How Hitler Was Made: Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi by Cory Taylor

Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas) by Zoradia Cordova ❤️

The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen

Dreams of Falling by Karen White

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel by Dorthe Nors ❤️

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

there thereThere There by Tommy Orange ❤️

The Last Lobster: Boom or Bust for Maine’s Greatest Fishery? by Christopher White

Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival by Kelly Sundberg

Into that Good Night: A Novel by Levis Keltner

Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson

Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir by Wendy Mitchell

Social Intercourse by Greg Howard

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher

Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

cover image: a woman's eye with a lot of dark makeup smeared in the corner by tearsSocial Creature by Tara Isabella Burton ❤️

Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration by Alfredo Corchado

Something in the Water: A Novel by Catherine Steadman

One Day You’ll Thank Me: Lessons From an Unexpected Fatherhood by David McGlynn

The Maw: A Novel by Taylor Zajonc

São Paulo Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by Tony Bellotto

Treeborne by Caleb Johnson ❤️

Brief Cases (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher

cover image: a young white woman's face mirrored around the cover with different shapes of color painted overStill Lives: A Novel by Maria Hummel ❤️

Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy ❤️

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Lost Family by Jenna Blum

How Hard Can It Be by Alliosn Pearson

North American Stadiums by Grady Chambers

The Answers by Catherine Lacey (paperback) ❤️

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy (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,