New Books

August New Release Megalist: The Squeakquel

Okay, I know it’s the second Tuesday of the month, but there were so many good books on my list that I couldn’t choose, so instead I decided to share them all! It’s a win-win: I get to avoid making a decision like a grown up, you get to hear about SO MANY books. 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! Kelly and I talked about gods with a little g, The Memory Police, The Yellow House, and more.

(And like with each megalist, I’m putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have had the chance to read and loved. It has been slow reading for me the last few months, so I haven’t read as many as I wished, but I did get to a few of today’s books. And there are soooo many more on this list that I can’t wait to read!)

gods with a little ggods with a little g by Tupelo Hassman ❤️

Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls by Carrie Goldberg

Play with Fire (A Breen and Tozer Mystery) by William Shaw ❤️

Below the Line: A Charlie Waldo Novel by Howard Michael Gould

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

The Mage-Fire War (Saga of Recluce) by  L. E. Modesitt Jr.

The Blessing: A Memoir by Gregory Orr

science comics catsScience Comics: Cats: Nature and Nurture by Andy Hirsch ❤️

We Are the Ghosts by Vicky Skinner

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

Cherry on Top: Flirty, Forty-Something, and Funny as F**k by Bobbie Brown and Caroline Ryder

The Catholic School: A Novel by Edoardo Albinati, Antony Shugaar (translator)

Cooking with Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson

Knock Wood: A Memoir in Essays by Jennifer Militello

The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs

how to be an antiracistHow to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi ❤️

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel by Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translator) ❤️

The Hidden Things by Jamie Mason

The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman

Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney

Rule of Capture by Christopher Brown ❤️

Have You Eaten Grandma?: Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English by Gyles Brandreth

the gurkha and the lord of tuesdayThe Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain ❤️

Set the Controls for the Heart of Sharon Tate by Gary Lippman

The Retreat by Sherri Smith ❤️

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power by Sady Doyle

21 | 19: Contemporary Poets in the Nineteenth-Century Archive by Alexandra Manglis, Kristen Case, et al.

Socialist Realism (Emily Books) by Trisha Low

A Killer Edition (A Booktown Mystery) by Lorna Barrett

The Doll Factory: A Novel by Elizabeth Macneal ❤️

the yellow houseThe Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom ❤️

Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh (Halfway through this, but so far, so good.)

First You Write a Sentence: The Elements of Reading, Writing . . . and Life by Joe Moran

The Swallows: A Novel by Lisa Lutz ❤️

A Keeper by Graham Norton

Black Light: Stories by Kimberly King Parsons ❤️

The Plateau by Maggie Paxson

I Heart Oklahoma! by Roy Scranton

hard mouthHard Mouth by Amanda Goldblatt ❤️

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention by Donna Freitas

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City by Anna Sherman

The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

Black Card by Chris L. Terry ❤️

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh (I haven’t read all of this, but I like what I’ve read so far!)

The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin

Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen ❤️

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder ❤️

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks

The Bitterroots by C.J. Box

Heaven’s Breath: A Natural History of the Wind (New York Review Books Classics) by Lyall Watson

Dahlia Black by Keith Thomas

Campusland by Scott Johnston

Miami Midnight (Pete Fernandez) by Alex Segura

inlandInland by Téa Obreht ❤️

Devotion by Madeline Stevens

The Perfect Son by Lauren North

When the Plums Are Ripe by Patrice Nganang, Amy B. Reid (translator)

Blood Truth (4) (Black Dagger Legacy) by J.R. Ward

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 (who are trying to kill me), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Thanks so much for reading!