New Books

First New Books Megalist of 2019!

Welcome to the New Year! It’s the first Tuesday megalist, and holy cats, publishing hits the ground running. There are a TON of books to choose from. You can hear about several of today’s new books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Jenn and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, including Mouthful of Birds, Slayer, An Orchestra of Minorities, and more.

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

Sponsored by The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her.

the wicked kingThe Wicked King by Holly Black ❤️

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater by Ted Fox and James Otis Smith

Sugar Run: A Novel by Mesha Maren ❤️

Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

The Widows by Jess Montgomery

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

An Orphanage of Dreams by Sam Savage  ❤️

Sydney Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by John Dale

Receptor by Alan Glynn

what momma left meWhat Momma Left Me by Renée Watson ❤️

Amsterdam Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by René Appel and Josh Pachter

Mouthful of Birds: Stories by Samanta Schweblin ❤️

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse, Julian E. Zelizer

The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times by Jerome Charyn

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuire ❤️

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley

How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson

the winter of the witchThe Winter of the Witch: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy) by Katherine Arden ❤️

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States by Tony Platt

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi and Tracey Baptiste ❤️

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Collected Stories by Kat Howard

Bicycle in an Ransacked City: An Elegy by Andrés Cerpa

Slayer by Kiersten WhiteSlayer by Kiersten White ❤️

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by Jack Kelly

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) by Ha Jin

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma ❤️

She Lies in Wait: A Novel by Gytha Lodge

Old Newgate Road: A novel by Keith Scribner

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh ❤️

the lost puzzlerThe Lost Puzzler: The Tarakan Chronicles by Eyal Kless

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Girl King by Mimi Yu ❤️

Lake City: A Novel by Thomas Kohnstamm

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss ❤️

Freefall: A Novel by Jessica Barry

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Still in Love: A Novel by Michael Downing

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien” by Jeremy Smith

Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

an indefinite sentenceAn Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex by Siddharth Dube ❤️

Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t by Edward Humes

Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Laura Tempest Zakroff

To Keep the Sun Alive: A Novel by Rabeah Ghaffari ❤️

The Martin Chronicles by John Fried

Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy by Andrés Cerpa

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

McGlue: A Novella by Ottessa Moshfegh

It Was All A Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America by Reniqua Allen

thick and other essaysThick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik ❤️

A Sky for Us Alone by Kristin Russell

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Wanderer by Sarah Léon and John Cullen

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams

The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by Jack Kelly

White Stag: A Novel (Permafrost) by Kara Barbieri

inventing victoriaInventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden ❤️

Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake

Invasive species by Marwa Helal

That’s it for me today! If you want to learn more about books new and old, 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’!

Thanks so much for reading!