Tuesday Temptations: New Releases for the Week of September 11, 2018

“Discovering the ‘impossible’ ending to a new book makes me sick with joy and relief.” – Chuck Palahniuk

I apologize for this being a day late. I’ve been distracted by the massive hurricane heading this way and having a cold. There are so many amazing books coming out this week. Here are a few of my favorites!

  1. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar
    The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock - Imogen Hermes Gowar
    Fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    I came so close to choosing this book for my Book of the Month Club, until I read about The Silence of the Girls. It sounds delightful and has already been shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.Following a merchant in 1780s London who is given a dead mermaid, the story follows him as he rises in the ranks of society and meets the most enchanting woman he’s ever laid eyes on.
  2. She Would Be King – Wayetu Moore
    She Would Be King - Wayetu Moore
    Fiction, Magical realism, historical fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    This story takes place during Liberia’s formation and follows three characters as they struggle to deal with colonization. This is Moore’s debut novel, and I’m excited to give it a try.
  3. Ordinary People – Diana Evans
    Ordinary People - Diana Evans
    Fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    This novel follows two couples as they work through their marital strife. I’ve heard amazing things about both the book and Diana Evans’ writing.
  4. Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany – Jane Mount
    Bibliophile - Jane Mount.jpg
    Non-fiction/Entertainment
    Amazon | Goodreads
    I adore books about books, so I definitely want to check this one out.
  5. Checkpoint – David Albahari
    Checkpoint - David Albahari
    Fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    The description of this book hooked me immediately: “From the award-winning Serbian author David Albahari comes a devasting and Kafkaesque war fable about an army unit sent to guard a military checkpoint with no idea where they are or who the enemy might be.”
  6. Moderan – David R. Bunch
    Moderan - David R Bunch.jpg
    Science Fiction, Short Stories
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Stories about apocalypse brought on by ecological disasters are my favorite genre, so this book of short stories is immediately going on my TBR pile.
  7. All the Stars Denied – Guadalupe Garcia McCall
    All the Stars Denied - Guadalupe Garcia McCall
    Young Adult, Fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    This novel tells the story of a Mexican-American family who is repatriated back to Mexico by a racist Texan government during the Great Depression. The main character, Estrella, tries to get her family back home to America.
  8. Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth – Sarah Smarsh
    Heartland - Sarah Smarsh
    Memoir, non-fiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    There is a huge income-gap in America, and Sarah Smarsh’s new book is going to be an important look at the people who work much too hard just to survive.
  9. One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy – Carol Anderson
    One Person No Vote - Carol Anderson
    Nonfiction
    Amazon | Goodreads
    From the Author of White Rage, Anderson takes an in-depth look at all the ways people are being kept from the voting booths. It’s a relevant book for a turbulent time, especially with the midterm elections coming up.
  10. Rule – Ellen Goodlett
    Rule - Ellen Goodlett
    Fantasy, young adult
    Amazon | Goodreads
    This book follows three girls, Zofi, Akeylah, and Ren, who find out that they are the illegitimate daughters of a dying king. One of them will have to be crowned, but it won’t be that easy; someone is trying to keep them from that privilege. This sounds like it is going to be a fun story to read.

Which books are you most looking forward to this week?

Author: Penny Wright

Absolutely bookish.

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