12 Exciting New Book Releases for the Week of October 30, 2018

Elevation by Stephen King

I grew up loving Stephen King’s books, so anytime a new one is released (which is often) I immediately add it to my TBR list. This one is about a man named Scott Carey, who has a mysterious affliction. He’s losing weight, although he doesn’t look any different on the outside.

How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England by Ruth Goodman

This non-fiction book is about the rule-breakers in Elizabethan society. It sounds hilarious and educational at the same time.

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

Well-Read Black Girl is a collection of essays by black women writers, such as Jesmyn Ward, Tayari Jones, Jacqueline Woodson, and more. The focus is on recognizing diversity in literature.

Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen’s latest book is based in fairy tales, but not quite how you’re thinking. Natasha leaves her stressful home and discovers a house in the woods inhabited by a fairy tale witch.


Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

Joseph Fink is one of the creators of the incredible Welcome to Night Vale podcasts. His new book is about a truck driver searching for her wife, who is supposed to be dead.

Family Trust by Kathy Wang

In this debut novel, Stanley Huang is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and he and his family are faced with unexpected challenges that force them to consider the things (and people) they value most.

How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance by L.A. Kauffman

This non-fiction book examines the 2017 Women’s Marches in detail and argues that these mass protests fueled a new movement in America. It’s the perfect book for people looking for hope during the current state of our country.

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson

I Might Regret This is a collection “about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.” Abbi Jacobson is the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City.


Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen

In this LGBT young adult contemporary novel, Jack Rothman is a high schooler who starts writing an online sex advice column and gets a stalker because of it.

Mage Against the Machine by Shaun Barger

This is one of the books I’m most excited this week, as it’s described as “Harry Potter meets The Terminator” on Goodreads. The story takes place in 2120, and humans are dead. Mages take refuge from a nuclear apocalypse beneath domes that have been created to protect them. It sounds like a book I’ll love.

Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss

So many of us grew up with the Sweet Valley High and Babysitters Club series in the ’80s and ’90s, and this new book by Gabrielle Moss is a trip through those stories.

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

This story is about a group of siblings who travel the Mediterranean hunting monsters. I’ve read mixed reviews about this book, but it sounds like a fun story to read.


What books are you most excited about this week?

Author: Penny Wright

Absolutely bookish.

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