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7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley Igarashi on May 16, 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 Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

You should read this book if you like: True crime, murder mysteries that hit close to home, the nature of forgiveness and truth, disturbing secrets

Check out Marzano-Lesnevich's author-to-author interview with Celeste Ng here.


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Lilli de Jong
by Janet Benton

You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, the late 19th century, sagas of perseverance, first-time mothers, Philadelphia


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Vanguard
by Jack Campbell

You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, expanding civilization across the stars, uneasy alliances, space pirates


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It's Always the Husband
by Michele Campbell

You should read this book if you like: Psychological thrillers, complex relationships between women, really bad college roommates


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Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century
by Chuck Klosterman

You should read this book if you like: Essays and articles, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, pop culture and sports, sharp observations, footnotes



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Flame in the Mist
by Renee Ahdieh

You should read this book if you like: YA Fantasy, samurai, bandits and runaways, girls going undercover, falling for the (suspected) enemy



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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
by Sandra Uwiringiyimana

You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, powerful stories of hope, the Democratic Republic of Congo, survival, art and activism


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

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Full Wolf Moon
by Lincoln Child

The fifth book in the Jeremy Logan mysteries series
(Start off the series with Deep Storm)



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Dating-ish
by Penny Reid

The sixth book in the Knitting in the City contemporary romance series
(Start off the series with Neanderthal Seeks Human)

Check out Reid's book recommendations here.


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Thick as Thieves
by Megan Whalen Turner

The fifth book in The Queen's Thief YA fantasy series
(Start off the series with The Thief)

Check out Turner's book recommendations here.




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

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Comments (showing 1-26 of 26) (26 new)

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message 1: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. Vanguard by Jack Campbell sounds interesting, i might give it a try


message 2: by M. (last edited May 16, 2017 11:56AM) (new)

M. Jones You forgot mine! If you like fantasy-steampunk 'fairytales', The Outlaws of Kratzenfels is out today on Kindle (£1.29, $1.59, €1.49; don't buy it yet - freebies on the way tomorrow). Paperback coming soon...

Thanks

M. Jonathan Jones


message 3: by Mrs. Crichton (new)

Mrs. Crichton I'm almost finished with Dave Eggers' The Circle -- terrific read!


message 4: by Bookluver (new)

Bookluver  64 You forgot The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye!


message 5: by Laurenne (last edited May 16, 2017 03:58PM) (new)

Laurenne Lee what are we commenting on?


Chandelier-concon Ebales Thanks Hayley :)


message 7: by Ivana (new)

Ivana Užarević Flame in the Mist sounds really interesting :)


message 8: by Ajtsh (new)

Ajtsh How do we know they're great if they haven't hit the shelf yet? :|


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Smith Ajtsh wrote: "How do we know they're great if they haven't hit the shelf yet? :|"

I'm sure the people who made this post of received ARCs (advanced reader copies) of the books mentioned.


message 10: by Bookluver (new)

Bookluver  64 Laurenne wrote: "what are we commenting on?"
We are replying if there are any books they have missed that came out yesterday.


message 11: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline Ajtsh wrote: "How do we know they're great if they haven't hit the shelf yet? :|"

Advanced Reading Copies (ARC's). I used to wonder the same thing.


message 12: by Raiann (new)

Raiann What is up with "The Know-it All" being shown as the image before you click in the article? That book isn't even IN this article!


message 13: by Steve (new)

Steve Jessica wrote: "Ajtsh wrote: "How do we know they're great if they haven't hit the shelf yet? :|"

I'm sure the people who made this post of received ARCs (advanced reader copies) of the books mentioned."


Politics even in GoodReads? Oh my!


message 14: by D.G. (new)

D.G. I'm a huge fan of Jack Campbell's but I'm hoping to finish the "Lost Fleet" series before I get this one. :) (Although I understand this is a prequel to the "Lost Fleet".)


message 15: by Sumeet (new)

Sumeet Mahendra Perfectly chosen collection!


message 16: by Carmen (new)

Carmen I'd like to read 'It's Always the Husband'. : )


message 17: by DJ (new)

DJ Sakata Adored Dating-ish!


message 18: by Mary (new)

Mary Dickens I picked up a copy of "It's Always the Husband". I can hardly wait to start reading it.


message 19: by Katherine (last edited May 21, 2017 03:52AM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Vanguard, It's Always The Husband How Dare the Sun Rise and Dating-ish all sound good. Added to my TBR pile :)


message 20: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Mary wrote: "I picked up a copy of "It's Always the Husband". I can hardly wait to start reading it."
Enjoy, yeah this sounds like a good read


message 21: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward M. wrote: "You forgot mine! If you like fantasy-steampunk 'fairytales', The Outlaws of Kratzenfels is out today on Kindle (£1.29, $1.59, €1.49; don't buy it yet - freebies on the way tomorrow)..."

Good to know, thanks :)


message 22: by Marius (new)

Marius Paulsen (Amethebookdude) not to self and it´s honestly the best thing i´ve read in months! its amazing and it is so relatable in every way, you have to check this out! :D


message 23: by Cara (new)

Cara Putman I'm getting ready to read First Hostage by Joel Rosenberg. Just finished Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey.


message 24: by Connie (new)

Connie Lilli de Jong and It's Always the Husband look promising...


message 25: by M (last edited May 22, 2017 06:23AM) (new)

M Fog The Bones of the Past by Craig A. Munro coming out May 30th. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3....


message 26: by Mizuki (new)

Mizuki Horiguchi Chandelier-concon wrote: "Thanks Hayley :)"

same that's what i though


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