New Books

First Tuesday of May Megalist!

Holy cats, brace yourself for the most amazing new release day yet this year! Seriously, there are about a zillion new books out today, give or take almost a zillion. I have had the pleasure of reading several of them, and I can’t wait to see how excited everyone else is going to be when they see them. And because I love you, I made you a big shiny list below, and you can hear about more amazing books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about The Bride Test, Somewhere Only We Know, Furious Hours, 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 Flatiron Books

Welcome to Finale, the final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist. Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend. After uncovering a secret, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change him. Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun.

the seven or eight deathsThe Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel by Juliet Grames ❤️

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang ❤️

The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday by Rob Walker

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel by Kim Michele Richardson

The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson

The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep ❤️

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer

Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Such a Perfect Wife: A Novel (Bailey Weggins Mysteries) by Kate White

The East End by Jason Allen

Jaclyn Hyde by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White

Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French by John von Sothen

The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones

Exiles of Eden by Ladan Ali Osman

rabbits for foodRabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum ❤️

The Lingering by Sji Holliday

The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel by Liv Constantine

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Finale: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World by Lucy Ives

Finding Orion by John David Anderson

Nocturna by Maya Motayne

The Guest Book: A Novel by Sarah Blake ❤️

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

the unpassingThe Unpassing: A Novel by Chia-Chia Lin ❤️

The Body in the Wake: A Faith Fairchild Mystery by Katherine Hall Page

Again, but Better: A Novel by Christine Riccio

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Craftsman’s Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning by Eric Gorges and Jon Sternfeld

Cinderella Liberator by Rebecca Solnit and Arthur Rackham ❤️

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrator)

Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

china dreamChina Dream by Ma Jian and Flora Drew ❤️

Above the Ether by Eric Barnes

The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience by Lee McIntyre

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond

Juliet the Maniac: A Novel by Juliet Escoria ❤️

Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back by Gary John Bishop

The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

The Woman in the Blue Cloak by Deon Meyer

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo ❤️

The Missing of Clairdelune: Book Two of The Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle

How We Disappeared: A Novel by Jing-Jing Lee

middlegameMiddlegame by Seanan McGuire ❤️

Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Absence of Sparrows by Kurt Kirchmeier

Last Things by Jacqueline West

Black Mountain (An Isaiah Coleridge Novel) by Laird Barron

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler ❤️

Gather at the River: Twenty-Five Authors on Fishing by David Joy and Eric Rickstad

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel by Sonali Dev ❤️

Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations by Craig Ferguson

Outside the Gates of Eden by Lewis Shiner

Is, Is Not: Poems by Tess Gallagher

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

The Archive of Alternate Endings: Stories by Lindsey Drager ❤️

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins ❤️

The Daughter’s Tale: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa

Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart

The Farm: A Novel by Joanne Ramos ❤️

Original Prin by Randy Boyagoda

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent by Margaret Busby

Just South of Home by Karen Strong

Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang ❤️

kings queens and in-betweensKings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

A Devil Comes to Town by Paolo Maurensig, Anne Milano Appel

Nightingale by Paisley Rekdal

The Laws of the Skies by Grégoire Courtois and Rhonda Mullins

Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum

Westside by W.M. Akers ❤️

The Charmer in Chaps by Julia London

The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare

HUMANS: A Brief History of How We Fcked It All Up by Tom Phillips

Million Mile Road Trip by Rudy Rucker

the flight portfolioThe Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker ❤️

Sleepless Night by Margriet de Moor and David Doherty

Scott Pilgrim Color Collection Box Set by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board by Vince Houghton

Queer Heroes by Arabelle Sicardi and Sarah Tanat-Jones

Angel Bones by Ilyse Kusnetz

The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science by Shaili Jain

A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do: A Novel by Pete Fromm

No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani DiFranco

all the rageAll the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, and the Myth of Equal Partnership by Darcy Lockman

Atomic Frenchie, Vol. 2 by Tom Sniegoski and Tom McWeeney

The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making by Jared Yates Sexton

After the Party: A Novel by Cressida Connolly

A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood by Irwin Winkler

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland

The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh

State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts by Nick Hornby

The Paris Diversion: A Novel by Chris Pavone

At Home with Muhammad Ali by Hana Ali

fearing the black bodyFearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings

Llama Destroys the World by Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)

The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby

Electric Forest by Tanith Lee

The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach and John David Mann

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David K. Randall

Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ by Andy Campbell

When Darkness Loves Us (Paperbacks from Hell) by Elizabeth Engstrom

Folded Wisdom: Notes from Dad on Life, Love, and Growing Up by Joanna Guest

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!), or see pictures of my cats (How do I make them stop growing?!?), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Thanks so much for reading!