What's New This Week: 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on August 30, 2016
Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new titles.


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The Nix
by Nathan Hill

You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, American history, humor, family secrets, modern quests


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Her Darkest Nightmare
by Brenda Novak

You should read this book if you like: Suspense, psychopaths, romance, protagonists with a (dark) past, Alaska

First in a new series!


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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
by Jaye Robin Brown

You should read this book if you like: YA romance, frank portrayals of teen life, humor, faith, "star-crossed" lovers



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Pablo Escobar: My Father
by Juan Pablo Escobar (translation by Andrea Rosenberg)

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, biographies, infamous drug kingpins, inside scoops


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My Fair Princess
by Vanessa Kelly

You should read this book if you like: Regency romance, tomboy princesses, dashing dukes, scandals, misguided makeovers

First in a new series!


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Furthermore
by Tahereh Mafi

You should read this book if you like: Middle grade fantasy, adventure, magic, missing parents, mythical journeys


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A Story to Kill
by Lynn Cahoon

You should read this book if you like: Cozy mysteries, unexpected murder, civilians solving crimes, B&Bs, books about writers

First in a new series!



What book are you reading this week? Do any of the above catch your eye? Let's talk books in the comments!


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Ana Boskovic Sacrament of Penance Sacrament of Penance by Lubos Borik

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


If someone told me, before I have read the Lubos Borik’s “Sacrament of penance”, that I do not know every part of the legend about John of Nepomuk, I wouldn’t believe him. It would be also hard to believe that the heart of the breathless thriller could be one of the famous World’s Saints.
Lubos Borik has opened to his readers a wide horizon of time and space, and of personalities from the 16 to 21 Centuries, but also such psychological complexity, that every single detail seems as deep as creation of writer’s individuation.
We might say that the main protagonist is Adam Lauchman, the sixteen-year-old son of Radim Lauchman, who was the victim of Dalibor’s sniper bullet, in the city of Prague, in the Eve of Feast of John of Nepomuk. But, as I see this novel, I would rather say that the protagonist is the human nature, such as it was, and such as it is, suffering the turmoil of power struggle. The author’s erudition opens to us a wide specter of cultural phenomena, historical facts, ancient and modern views on religion and its consequences.
The authorities, regarding the life and death of John of Nepomuk, are so conflicted, that they create the suspicion in the searcher's mind that their chroniclers have been swayed by religious creed rather than historical fact. Some of them have even gone so far as to deny that John was ever the Father Confessor of Queen Joanna and to insist that his torture and death resulted from seditious activities against King Wenceslaus and his religious superior, the Archbishop of Prague. And this is not the only suspicion in the novel. Let’s name some of the sophistical colored personalities: policemen Folgr and Mitka, Dalibor, the NATO soldier, Father Oravsky- the confessor, Bedrich Bilban, the Jesuit who inspired Radim to eagerly organize the festivity of “Musica Navalis”, Ljuba Lauchmanova, the spouse and mother who almost lost her memory from the shock after the attack at her husband, Karel, Radims best friend, Horatio, the Vatican insider who revealed a new world to Radims children, which was on the edge of mythology and fantasy.
This novel is also another one of the endeavours to respond why the Pontiff (Benedict the XVI) has resigned. As I have already read a vast number of suppositions, here I must say that Lubos Borik has one of the most original.
My reader’s habit to postpone the end of the reading, couldn’t function with this astonished novel. I had to swallow it, because the book like this come along once in a great while. Don’t miss it!



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message 4: by Dr Rashmit (new)

Dr Rashmit Mishra i like that Goodread is publishing these post about new books released each week , would love more of those


message 5: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Dr Rashmit wrote: "i like that Goodread is publishing these post about new books released each week , would love more of those"

It is a nice feature.:)


Dasha ~Made of bad materials, yet well put together~ Lol, Today's my birthday! ^_^


message 7: by Dr Rashmit (new)

Dr Rashmit Mishra Dustin wrote: "Dr Rashmit wrote: "i like that Goodread is publishing these post about new books released each week , would love more of those"

It is a nice feature.:)"


yep it gives me a idea about what to look for every week :)


message 8: by Jill (new)

Jill A Great Reckoning

You missed a good one! This came out today! Every August I anxiously await the publication of the newest Louise Penny novel. If you aren't reading her books, you should be!!


message 9: by Erik (new)

Erik why am i seeing ads on books i have 0 interest in? Fix this Goodreads!


message 10: by Megan (new)

Megan Erik wrote: "why am i seeing ads on books i have 0 interest in? Fix this Goodreads!"

This isn't an ad...


message 11: by Liz (new)

Liz Dr Rashmit wrote: "Dustin wrote: "Dr Rashmit wrote: "i like that Goodread is publishing these post about new books released each week , would love more of those"

It is a nice feature.:)"

yep it gives me a idea abou..."


It is very helpful when I need something to look at.


message 12: by Ashlyn (new)

Ashlyn I am currently reading City of Bones.

The books that I gave my attention to and that looked like they would be a good read are:

Her Darkest Nightmare

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit

My Fair Princess

Furthermore

A Story to Kill


message 13: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I Dr Rashmit wrote: "i like that Goodread is publishing these post about new books released each week , would love more of those"

Couldn't agree more! This year has been so difficult so I haven't been able to keep up with what's coming as I had in years past. Excellent feature and I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking it. Hoping Goodreads keeps it going! ~*Happy Reading*~

To the question: I'm reading
Wrecked by Maria Padian by Maria Padian , many thanks to #AlgonquinBooks for sending a copy to me!

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky becausewith my stress level I needed a 'really' light read, lol......just kidding about the light read part, obviously, but the little I've read so far is great!

O Great One! A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition by David C. Novak by David C. Novak thank a million to #PenguinRandomHouse for this copy and apologies it's taken so long to start.

And.....

Playing Dead A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud by Elizabeth Greenwood by Elizabeth Greenwood thanks to #SimonBooks #SimonAndSchuster for the copy of this book! So excited about this one!!!

Reading a bit of everything for the ever changing daily things going on right now. Reading mood changes have been crazy.

Oh, and Your Life After Trauma Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity by Michele Rosenthal by Michele Rosenthal which I'm re-reading.

Then.......From the list above I had already added Her Darkest Nightmare (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, #1) by Brenda Novak by Brenda Novak earlier today before seeing this blog post. It's on my WL......


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Elentarri Why are there never any science books on lists like these?


message 16: by Keiry (new)

Keiry Ko Furthermore looks interesting.


message 17: by Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} (last edited Aug 31, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} I like the New This Week blog posts (nothing for me on this one, though). :)
Goodreads finally gets an update right.

As for what i'm reading, Wolf by Wolf is the one i'm paying the most attention to, and i'm also reading The Awesome.


message 18: by Megan (new)

Megan A Torch Against the Night was released yesterday!


message 19: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Langley Jill wrote: "A Great Reckoning

You missed a good one! This came out today! Every August I anxiously await the publication of the newest Louise Penny novel. If you aren't reading her books, you ..."


Oh yes, this is a wonderful series...I recommend this author all the time.


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