New Books

New Books for the First Tuesday of August!

Hello, my little page turners, and welcome to another book-filled Tuesday! There are so many good books to check out today, you may cackle with uncontrollable glee. I had a lovely weekend, soaking in our inflatable pool, watching the hummingbirds, and reading upcoming titles, as well as some comics. I am really into comics again lately, especially graphic novels. I will be sure to share the ones I love with you when they come out. 😊

Now, today’s books: I do these first Tuesday megalists because the first Tuesday of each month has so many new releases, and 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 All This Could Be Different, The Book Eaters, Shutter, and more.

Biography and Memoir

cover of Acceptance: A Memoir by Emi Nietfeld; black and white photo of author as a teen

Acceptance: A Memoir by Emi Nietfeld

Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility by Michelle Tea 

Mothercare: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence by Lynne Tillman


Bookish People by Susan Coll 

All the Ruined Men: Stories by Bill Glose

Dogs of Summer by Andrea Abreu, Julia Sanches (Translator)

With Neighbors Like This by Tracy Goodwin

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

Delphi by Clare Pollard

cover of All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews; colorful painting of a crowd of people

All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews ❤️

Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra ❤️

Yoga by Emmanuel Carrère and John Lambert

A Career in Books: A Novel about Friends, Money, and the Occasional Duck Bun by Kate Gavino ❤️ 

When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff

The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty  

Mother of Strangers by Suad Amiry 

Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak 

How to Fall Out of Love Madly by Jana Casale

cover of The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid; illustration of a large eye with a man as the iris

The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid ❤️

Cyclorama by Adam Langer 

Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggin

Middle Grade

Camp Scare by Delilah S. Dawson 

Future Hero by Remi Blackwood

Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

Mystery and Thriller

Shutter by Ramona Emerson ❤️

Kismet by Amina Akhtar

The Lost Kings by Tyrell Johnson

Alias Emma by Ava Glass 

cover of The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias; white shadow of a man against a red, green, and black background

The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias ❤️

Gangland by Chuck Hogan

Dirt Creek by Hayley Scrivenor

The Couple at Number 9 by Claire Douglas


Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter by E.B. Bartels 

Deer Creek Drive: A Reckoning of Memory and Murder in the Mississippi Delta by Beverly Lowry 


Just Another Love Song by Kerry Winfrey

Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror

The Wild Hunt by Emma Seckel ❤️

cover of The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean; woman and child cut from pages of a book standing in front of a house, also made from a book

The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean ❤️

A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair

Birds of Maine by Michael DeForge 

The Sleepless by Victor Manibo ❤️

40: A Novel by Alan Heathcock 

Unwieldy Creatures by Addie Brook Tsai

Wayward: A Novel (Wanderers Book 2) by Chuck Wendig ❤️

Face by Joma West ❤️

Young Adult

How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) by Cristina Fernandez

It Sounds Like This by Anna Meriano

You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See

cover of Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin; illustration of two young woman in sci-fi gear in a jungle

Dauntless by Elisa A. Bonnin ❤️

You, Me, and Our Heartstrings by Melissa See

What’s Coming to Me by Francesca Padilla

The Feeling of Falling in Love by Mason Deaver 

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orange cat yawning really wide; photo by Liberty Hardy

This week: I’m currently reading Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries by Rick Emerson and The Honeys by Ryan La Sala.. Outside of books, I have been rewatching Psych (Dulé Hill does not get enough credit as a comedic actor. He makes the best expressions. Oh, how I love him.) And the song stuck in my head is Desperados Under the Eaves by Warren Zevon. (Which is 20 years old now!) And here’s a picture of my cat Zevon (yes, named for the musician) screaming into the void. Or yawning — one of these things is true.

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 ❤️