New Books

Hooray, It’s Time for New Books!

How is it possible that it is Tuesday again already?!? But I am glad it is Tuesday, because that means NEW BOOK DAY. A lot of titles have been postponed in the last couple weeks – August is now PACKED with new releases – but there are still a bunch of amazing books coming out today, too. At the top of my list of today’s titles that I want to read are The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta and Camp Murderface by Josh Berk & Saundra Mitchell. (THAT TITLE, LOL.)

You can also hear about some of the amazing new books coming out that I did get to read on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Patricia and I discussed Camp, Fairest, The Ship We Built, and more!

As always, I am wishing the best for all of you in whatever situation you find yourself in now. Please stay safe and reach out to your friends and family if you’re having a hard time – talking on the computer or phone is a great way to communicate right now! I wish you all wonderful reading during this hard time.

And now, it’s time for everyone’s favorite gameshow: AHHHHHH MY TBR! Here are today’s contestants:

All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad

Full disclosure: I am excited about this book because Masad is a former Rioter, and doubly excited because it’s SO good! It’s a tremendous debut about a woman, Maggie, who returns home when her mother dies. Maggie and her family have not had the best relationship, and her mother had never hidden the fact that she was uncomfortable with the fact that Maggie is a lesbian. When her mother’s will is read, there are also five envelopes addressed to five different men that Maggie has never heard of before. She decides to hand-deliver each letter in an effort to learn more about her mother, and the life she kept hidden from her children.

Backlist bump: Find Me by Laura van den Berg

Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev

I can’t believe it has already been a year since the first book in this series came out! The first was a take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and this one is a twist on – you guessed it – Persuasion. Chef Ashna Raje thinks her appearance on Cooking with the Stars will help get publicity for her restaurant, but then she’s paired up with the last celebrity she wants to see – her ex-boyfriend, soccer star Rico Silva. Rico is also excited about the show until he finds out he has to work with Ashna, the woman who broke his heart. But their obvious chemistry drives the public’s interest in their partnership and the show’s ratings. Will all the time they are spending together prove to be a recipe for disaster?

Backlist bump: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

What You Don't See cover imageWhat You Don’t See (A Chicago Mystery) by Tracy Clark

Okay, I haven’t actually read this one BUT I wanted to use the opportunity to recommend the first one, because I think I read it after its release, and it’s really good. Cass Raines was an officer with the Chicago PD, until a coworker’s screw-up caused her serious harm. Now she’s retired and working as a detective in her own agency. In her first case, the first book in the series, she investigates the murder of a priest, who happened to be like a father to her. The local police are ready to write his death off as a robbery gone wrong, but Cass’s spidey senses tell her that there’s something larger behind his murder. I have read the first two in this series and I think Cass is a great character, and that the plots and action move at a quick pace. I look forward to getting this one too!

Backlist bump: Broken Places (A Chicago Mystery) by Tracy Clark

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