New Books

Hooray, It’s Time for New Books!

Welcome to another Tuesday! I hope you were able to read something great over the weekend. I certainly did! And FYI, if you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, it’s the 24-in-48 Readathon – and there’s still time to sign up!

Sponsored by Rough Terrain by Annabeth Albert, published by Carina Press.

Navy SEAL Renzo Bianchi has a soft spot for Canaan Finley, and not only because he makes a mean smoothie. But when Renzo agrees to Canaan’s fake-boyfriend charade, he never expects more than a fling. Creating a hot boyfriend seemed like a good idea…until his friends called Canaan’s bluff. Now he’s setting off into the woods with Renzo, and Canaan is not the outdoorsy type. When a flash flood leaves them alone in the wilderness, working together to come up with a survival plan is sexier than expected. But back in the real world, being a couple brings its own set of hazards…

There are a ton of great books out today. Top of my list of books to buy is The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy) by S. A Chakraborty. It’s the sequel to The City of Brass and it is AH-MAZING.

I’m going to share a few more of today’s great books below, and you can hear about a few more great reads on this week’s episode of the All the Books! María Cristina and I talked talked about As Long As We Both Shall Live, Unmarriageable, Golden State, and more great books.

last boat out of shanghaiLast Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution by Helen Zia

A thoughtful, comprehensive look at four young people who were part of the mass exodus during China’s 1949 Communist revolution. Seventy years later, Zia captured their tales, how they were filled with uncertainty as they fled everything they knew, and eventually ended up as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. It’s a timely, heartbreaking, and courageous book about displacement and emigration.

Backlist bump: Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People by Helen Zia

the currentThe Current: A Novel by Tim Johnston

I love a crime novel where it becomes apparent a killer is back in operation! Two young women are pulled from an icy river in Minnesota. One is dead, the other, half-alive. It was no accident that they ended up in the water, and it brings to mind a similar case from ten years ago, which raises a lot of questions. Why did these women have to be silenced forever? What is really going on in their small town? And who among them is a killer? DUN-DUN-DUNNNNNNN.

Backlist bump: Descent by Tim Johnston

the vanishing stairThe Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious) by Maureen Johnson

Okay, I haven’t actually read this one (I didn’t get a galley!), but it’s at the top of my list to buy today. I wanted to mention it anyway because I loooooooooved Truly Devious, the first in the series. Brilliant students at a boarding school with a tragic past! What an epic nerdpurr. I think it’s a smart, suspenseful mystery, and I wish there were more YA mystery novels like it. I am going to read the hell out of this book.

Backlist bump: The Diviners by Libba Bray

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 (or see lots of pictures of my cats Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Thanks so much for visiting me here each week! Y’all are the best.