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

Posted by Hayley on March 21, 2017
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 standalone titles.


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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
by Lisa See

You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, tea, remote Chinese villages, powerful stories about family

Read our interview with Lisa See here. >


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The Collapsing Empire
by John Scalzi

You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, interstellar empires, unusual alliances, thrilling space opera, galaxy-saving starship captains


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The Polygamist's Daughter
by Anna LeBaron with Leslie Wilson

You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, true crime, radical cults, life on the run, musings on love and faith, the meaning of home



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The Hidden Memory of Objects
by Danielle Mages Amato

You should read this book if you like: YA contemporary fiction, found-object art, "murderabilia," a touch of romance, a quest for truth


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The Secrets You Keep
by Kate White

You should read this book if you like: Psychological thrillers, self-help authors in need of help, secretive husbands, deadly dinner parties



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A Colony in a Nation
by Christopher L. Hayes

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, politics, Twilight of the Elites, exploration of racial inequality and the status of democracy


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The Arrangement
by Sarah Dunn

You should read this book if you like: Fiction, humor, potentially ill-advised attempts at open marriage, New York exurbs, wine


BONUS: The wait is over—check out three of the buzziest sequels coming out today!

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Pyromantic
by Lish McBride

The second book in the Firebug YA fantasy series
(Start off the series with Firebug)



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Mississippi Blood
by Greg Iles

The sixth book in the Penn Cage mystery series
(Start off the series with The Quiet Game)


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If Not for You
by Debbie Macomber

The third book in the New Beginnings contemporary romance series
(Start off the series with Last One Home)





What are you reading this week? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Larissa (new)

Larissa The wonderful Gretchen Archer released her sixth mystery Double Up today as well! Great read.


message 2: by Pocki (new)

Pocki I'm just about to start Cassandra Rose Clarke's Star's End which was released earlier today and I am very excited about!
(I even called my local bookstore to ask for it, and they didn't have it. So I went with an ebook - no wait!)


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Hey, I didn't know about Firebug. Seeing its sequel kinda piqued my interest :D

Currently reading Cold Days ("Listen up, you primitive screwheads,") and, for my English class, A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Dresden is awesome as always, and A Thousand Splendid Suns is amazing so far.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Reading John D MacDonald's "Bright Orange for the Shroud" Probably read it many years ago but Travis McGee never gets old!


message 5: by Jay (new)

Jay I'm going to be getting my copy of Collapsing Empire tomorrow in Raleigh . . . where Scalzi's doing a signing!


message 6: by Meagan (new)

Meagan If The Polygamist's Daughter piques your interest, you should definitely check out The Sound of Gravel. It's about the same Mormon polygamist colony and it's absolutely riveting.


message 7: by Lesley (new)

Lesley Meagan wrote: "If The Polygamist's Daughter piques your interest, you should definitely check out The Sound of Gravel. It's about the same Mormon polygamist colony and it's absolutely riveting."
Thank you for that recommendation, Meagan, I have added that book to my 'to read' list.


message 8: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Crowl I just started reading The Underground Railroad. Brutally honest and eye opening!


message 9: by Donna (new)

Donna Backshall Jay wrote: "I'm going to be getting my copy of Collapsing Empire tomorrow in Raleigh . . . where Scalzi's doing a signing!"
Tomorrow??? Darn it all, I'm on business up in MA, and I'm going to miss him?


message 10: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.


message 11: by Jay (new)

Jay Donna wrote: "Jay wrote: "I'm going to be getting my copy of Collapsing Empire tomorrow in Raleigh . . . where Scalzi's doing a signing!"
Tomorrow??? Darn it all, I'm on business up in MA, and I'm going to miss ..."


If you live in the Raleigh area, call Quail Ridge Books. I think they're having extras signed and may be able to set one aside.


message 12: by Donna (new)

Donna Backshall Jay wrote: "Donna wrote: "Jay wrote: "I'm going to be getting my copy of Collapsing Empire tomorrow in Raleigh . . . where Scalzi's doing a signing!"
Tomorrow??? Darn it all, I'm on business up in MA, and I'm ..."
I saw him last at the old Quail Ridge, but haven't been to the new location. I'm definitely calling this morning. Thanks!


message 13: by Mary (new)

Mary Flores I'm reading an ARC of "Beach Wedding" by Natasha Boyd. As usual, I can't put her book down! If you haven't read the "Butler Cove" series, I highly recommend it. You'll want a Jack Eversea of your very own ❤❤


message 14: by WroteTrips (last edited Mar 22, 2017 04:30PM) (new)

WroteTrips Lesley wrote: "Meagan wrote: "If The Polygamist's Daughter piques your interest, you should definitely check out The Sound of Gravel. It's about the same Mormon polygamist colony and it's absolute..."

If you are interested in plural marriage, you might also want to check out A house full of females : plural marriage and women's rights in early Mormonism, 1835-1870, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff.


message 15: by David (new)

David Oliver I'm reading Dancing in the Dust by Gwendolyn Pendraig Dancing In The Dust. New author and new book, but dark, gritty and so far excellently written.


message 16: by Kate (new)

Kate White Thanks for including The Secrets You Keep — hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


message 17: by MaryJane (last edited Mar 26, 2017 08:25AM) (new)

MaryJane Rings I am reading "The Women who run With the Wolves" Written in 1995 but on our shared shelf readers list as the book for Mar/Apr. Very insightful but is in small print so takes longer to read.


message 18: by Marian (new)

Marian The Lilac Girls. Three lives entwine from three different cultures during WWII. Really good so far.


message 19: by MaryJane (new)

MaryJane Rings Marian wrote: "The Lilac Girls. Three lives entwine from three different cultures during WWII. Really good so far."

It's on my to read list.


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