New Books

First January 2020 New Books Megalist!

🥳 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉 We are a week into the new decade, and I am so excited about all the amazing books we have ahead of us. I also REALLY love starting a new reading spreadsheet. It’s an epic nerdpurr. And I think this year, I’m going to go back to writing down a short synopsis of every book I read. I fell out of that habit years ago, but I think it will be helpful as I attempt to read more books than ever this year!

Like I said, I am so excited for more books! I already have a handful of 2020 titles under my belt, and am headed to read another one as soon as I finish this newsletter. You can hear about several of the great books out this first new release day of 2020 on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about The Black Cathedral, Why We Can’t Sleep, Qualityland, 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!

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir by E.J. Koh ❤️

Shadowshaper: Legacy by Daniel José Older

City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy) by Django Wexler ❤️

The Secret Chapter (The Invisible Library series) by Genevieve Cogman

We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding

Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun ❤️

Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives by Daniel J Levitin

Where Have All the Boys Gone? by Jenny Colgan

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy by Jane McAlevey

Yellow Earth by John Sayles

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry ❤️

Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette, from Social Media to Work to Love by Victoria Turk

The Simple Past by Driss Chraibi, Hugh A. Harter (Translator)

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer ❤️

Westering Women: A Novel by Sandra Dallas

You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley

Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson

Qualityland by Marc-Uwe Kling ❤️

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern

Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin

Average is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us by Samantha Matt

Topics of Conversation: A novel by Miranda Popkey ❤️

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work by Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand

Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone ❤️

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams by Michael Allred, Steve Horton , et al.

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor

Jinxed by Amy McCulloch

The Last Witness by Claire McFall

Don’t Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language by David Shariatmadari

Grace Is Gone: A Novel by Emily Elgar

You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories by Janet Gurtler

Oasis: A Novel by Katya de Becerra

The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy by Chris Murphy

The Black Cathedral: A Novel by Marcial Gala, Anna Kushner (translator) ❤️

Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins by Katarina Bivald

Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, et al.

Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuire ❤️

Mr. Nobody: A Novel by Catherine Steadman

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha M. Linehan

Lady Clementine: A Novel by Marie Benedict

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity by Peggy Orenstein

A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison

Keystone by Katie Delahanty

F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me by Chloé Hilliard ❤️

Furious Thing by Jenny Downham

Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition by P. Carl

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton

A Sportsman’s Notebook: Stories (Art of the Story) by Ivan Turgenev

Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains by Cassie Chambers

Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek

The Kids Are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting by Rachel Bertsche

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book by Courtney Maum

Creatures: A Novel by Crissy Van Meter ❤️

Lie to Me by Kaitlin Ward

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber

How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Wyntertide by Andrew Caldecott

Dear Edward: A Novel by Ann Napolitano

The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord

The Schrodinger Girl by Laurel Brett

Firebird by Mark Powell

One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

long bright riverLong Bright River by Liz Moore ❤️

House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon

The God Game: A Novel by Danny Tobey

The Heap: A Novel by Sean Adams ❤️

Rocket Man: The Life of Elton John by Mark Bego

The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick

The Gimmicks: A Novel by Chris McCormick ❤️

Westwind by Ian Rankin

Fuel Your Fire: 200 Ways to Instantly Beat Burnout and Reignite Your Passion by Samantha Acton

Cesare: A Novel of War-Torn Berlin by Jerome Charyn

First Cut: A Novel by Judy Melinek M.D and T.J. Mitchell

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen ❤️

Butterfly by Ashley Antoinette

Deep State: A Thriller by Chris Hauty

It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey

Two Blankets, Three Sheets by Rodaan Al Galidi, Jonathan Reeder (translator)

Jane Anonymous: A Novel by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Raising Hell: Backstage Tales from the Lives of Metal Legends by Jon Wiederhorn

The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact: A Novel by Larry Kramer

Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis by K. R. Gaddy

19 Love Songs by David Levithan

Failure to Launch: Why Your Twentysomething Hasn’t Grown Up…and What to Do About It by Mark McConville Ph.D.

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life by Scott Grafton

The Vanishing (Fogg Lake) by Jayne Ann Krentz

Thanks for joining me every Tuesday. Here’s to an amazing new decade full of books. See you next week!