New Books

April New Books Megalist!

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, so you know what that means: IT’S A SPECTACULARLY GOOD NEW RELEASE DAY. There is something here for everyone! So many great books, including the sequel to Sleeping Giants and new books from Valeria Luiselli, Mary Gaitskill, and Colum McCann! *Muppet arms* And you can hear about several of these books on this week’s episode of the All the Books! Rebecca and I talked about a few amazing books we loved, such as American War, What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, and Marlena.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama.

For five days, the parents of a seven-year-old Japanese schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. And they would never see their daughter alive again.

Fourteen years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the stigma of the case known as “Six Four” has never faded.

Yoshinobu Mikami, a former detective who was involved in the original case and who is now himself the father of a missing daughter—is forced to revisit the botched investigation. Mikami is hoping to help finally put the notorious case to rest. But what he uncovers are secrets that he never could have imagined.

the long dryThe Long Dry by Cynan Jones

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton by Susan Bordo

Killings by Calvin Trillin

Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott

The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress

The Lost Order by Steve Berry

A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry by Robert Hass

Falstaff: Give Me Life (Shakespeare’s Personalities) by Harold Bloom

Earthly Remains: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

History of a Disappearance: The Story of a Forgotten Polish Town by Filip Springer (Author), Sean Bye (Translator)

a fever of the bloodA Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel

Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions by Richard Harris

A Horse Named Steve by Kelly Collier

Dance Is for Everyone by Andrea Zuill

The End of Our Story by Meg Haston

Blood Enemies by Susan R Matthews

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel

sympathySympathy by Olivia Sudjic

Living in the Weather of the World: Stories by Richard Bausch

What To Do About The Solomons by Bethany Ball

The Last Chance Olive Ranch (China Bayles Mystery) by Susan Wittig Albert

All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark

Journey Across the Hidden Islands by Sarah Beth Durst

Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

what it means What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Second Girl by David Swinson

Matilda Empress by Lise Arin

A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System by T. R. Reid

The Way Home in the Night by Akiko Miyakoshi

Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me by Paul Joseph Fronczak and Alex Tresniowski

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

tell me how it endsTell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions by Valeria Luiselli

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano

Afterland: Poems by Mai Der Vang

Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr

The End of the Day by Claire North

The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas by Daniel Drezner

Nevertheless: A Memoir by Alec Baldwin

A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain

H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

somebody with a little hammerSomebody with a Little Hammer: Essays by Mary Gaitskill

The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia

Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter by Matthew Dennison

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott

Marlena by Julie Buntin

The Chosen: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

The Drowning King by Emily Holleman

Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

gem & dixieGem & Dixie by Sara Zarr

Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice by Colum McCann

Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million-Year-Old Fossil by Susan Ewing

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer by Tom Callahan

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor

To The Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman

geekerellaGeekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

Silver and Salt by Elanor Dymott

A Little More Human by Fiona Maazel

On Reading, Writing and Living with Books edited by Pushkin Press

Poisoned: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims by Alan Bell

Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough

The Moon and the Other by John Kessel

It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! by Chelsea Clinton

american warAmerican War by Omar El Akkad

No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Miss You by Kate Eberlen

Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft by Anthony R. Palumbi

The Breaking Light (Split City Book 1) by Heather Hansen

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe

The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-Called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch That Sent a Man to Death Row by Thomas Lowenstein

The Meating Room: A DCI Gilchrist Investigation by T. Frank Muir

99 Poems: New & Selected by Dana Gioia (paperback)

the nestThe Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (paperback)

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (paperback)

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (paperback)

The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp (paperback)

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (paperback)

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg (paperback)

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (paperback)

Shrill by Lindy West (paperback)

That’s it for me today – time to get back to reading! If you want to learn more about books new and old (and see lots of pictures of my cats, Millay and Steinbeck), or tell me about books you’re reading, or books you think I should read (I HEART RECOMMENDATIONS!), you can find me on Twitter at MissLiberty, on Instagram at FranzenComesAlive, or Litsy under ‘Liberty’!

Stay rad,