New Books

New Books for the First Tuesday of March!

Hello, Tuesday friends! I hope you were able to enjoy your weekend, and have been able to find some time to read. I know that I have been throwing myself into books harder than ever these days. I am so grateful to have them. And I am grateful for you, too!

Now, for today: it’s time for a first Tuesday megalist! I do these because the first Tuesday of each month has so many new releases, it’s fun to round some of them up. Below, you’ll find titles (loosely) broken up into several categories, to make it easier for your browsing convenience. I hope you have fun with it! And as with each first Tuesday newsletter, I am putting a ❤️ next to the books that I have had the chance to read and loved.

And speaking of today’s great books, for this week’s episode of All the Books! Danika and I discussed some of the wonderful books that we’ve read, such as Gallant, A Thousand Steps Into Night, Loveless, and more.

Make sure to get your own Read Harder Book Journal from Book Riot to track your reading for the year!

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

Biography and Memoir

Another Appalachia cover

Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place by Neema Avashia ❤️

Aurelia, Aurélia: A Memoir by Kathryn Davis ❤️

Let Me Count the Ways: A Memoir by Tomás Q. Morín

Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of Memory by Sarah Polley

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir by Harvey Fierstein 

Never Simple: A Memoir by Liz Scheier

Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones ❤️


cover of Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett; abstract painting in whites and oranges

Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett

Jane of Hearts and Other Stories by Katharine Weber ❤️

The Tobacco Wives by Adele Myers 

Run and Hide by Pankaj Mishra

The Doloriad by Missouri Williams

Sisters of Night and Fog by Erika Robuck ❤️

Chorus by Rebecca Kauffman ❤️

Middle Grade

Squad Goals (Hearts & Crafts #1) by Lisa Papademetriou

New from Here by Kelly Yang ❤️

Wingbearer by Marjorie Liu, Teny Issakhanian

Mystery and Thriller

cover of Girl In Ice by Erica Ferencik; photo of girl encased in ice

Girl In Ice by Erica Ferencik

The Night Shift by Alex Finlay

The Heights by Louise Candlish


Black Market: An Insider’s Journey into the High-Stakes World of College Basketball by Merl Code

The Republic of Violence: The Tormented Rise of Abolition in Andrew Jackson’s America by J.D. Dickey

The Believer: Encounters with the Beginning, the End, and our Place in the Middle by Sarah Krasnostein ❤️

Hell’s Half-Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier by Susan Jonusas ❤️

The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts by Silvia Ferrara, Todd Portnowitz (translator)

cover of Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang; dozens of illustrations of famous Asian Americans

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang

Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021 by Margaret Atwood


Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems by Warsan Shire

Customs: Poems by Solmaz Sharif 


Chef’s Kiss by Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine (Illustrator), Hank Jones (Colorist), Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Letterer) ❤️

A Brush with Love by Mazey Eddings

Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror

Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada; pink and yellow with a green circle in the middle with an orange hand in it

Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (translator)

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin

All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie 

Sundial by Catriona Ward 

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Young Adult

Gallant by V.E. Schwab ❤️

A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee ❤️

Ready When You Are by Gary Lonesborough 

Loveless by Alice Oseman

This Golden State by Marit Weisenberg ❤️

cover of All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir; cream colored with red and purple font

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir  ❤️

The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta

Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix by Aminah Mae Safi

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra

The One True Me and You by Remi K. England 

Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys, Brittney Williams, Andrew Weiner

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orange cat in a cardboard box; photo by Liberty Hardy

This week: I’m currently reading Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black and The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories by Ladee Hubbard. Outside of books, I’m halfway through watching The Big Bang Theory. (Very few things have made me laugh as much as the ball pit scene.) And the song stuck in my head is Mr. Rabbit by Paul Westerberg. And here’s a cat picture: My Uber driver could barely see over the dashboard, but he was really cute.

Thank you, as always, for joining me each week as I rave about books! I am wishing the best for all of you in whatever situation you find yourself in now. And yay, books! – XO, Liberty ❤️