EarlyWord GalleyChat, #ewgc, November, 2021 -- Titles discussed, by pub. date
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Diversity = by or about people from under-represented communities
HOT = has come up many times. Multiple chatters have read and loved.
Interest = One or more GalleyChatters are interested in reading
LMR = Library Marketing Rep recommendation
LR Deadline = LibraryReads voting deadline,
NO DRC -- Digital Review Copy not yet listed
New = first time title has been mentioned on GalleyChat
PAST DUE = Library Reads voting deadline has passed
WARM = Gaining attention, several have read
Bisac Category Description
Publisher Name
Format Description
EANList PricePubDatePrint RunLR Votes DueNewDiversityComments
Fiction / Literary
Millás, Juan José
Let No One Sleep
Ingram Publisher Services
Bellevue Literary Press
Trade Paperback
Andreen @deienara, "Quirky, darkly humorous, a stunning translated work about what drives people (no pun intended). Lucia is a former programmer forced to drive a taxi around but becomes obsessed with a former neighbor. Set in Madrid with smart and nuanced characters."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Scrivenor, HayleyDirt CreekMacmillanFlatiron Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DEBUT -- No DRC as of Nov. 10
Fiction / Romance
Waldon, LacieFrom the JumpPRH/Penguin
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Trade Paperback
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary
Alexander, EllieDonut DisturbMacmillan
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Mass Market97812507894648.996/28/2022400005/1/22New
Anticipation -- no DRC as of Nov. 10
Biography & Autobiography / Music
Loggins, KennyStill AlrightHachetteHachette BooksHardcover9780306925368306/14/2022600005/1/22New
NO DRC as of 11/10 -- FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian, "Been a Kenny Loggins fan for years so I'm eager to read STILL ALRIGHT : A MEMOIR"
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Morgan, Abi
This Is Not a Pity Memoir
HMHMariner BooksHardcover978035868295027.996/7/2022750005/1/22New
No DRC as of Nov. 10 -- FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian, "THIS IS NOT A PITY MEMOIR by Abi Morgan. When the person you love no longer recognizes you."
Fiction / Women
Monaghan, Annabel
Nora Goes Off Script
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Fiction / CrimeGentill, Sulari
Woman in the Library
Poisoned Pen Press
Trade Paperback
WARM, LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY by @SulariGentill is a mystery within a mystery about an author trying to write her own fate without losing control of the story. Believe me-you won't want to put this one down." -- OCT, sKellytAnn Librarian @kellywellread, "A book, about an author writing a book, about an author writing a book, set in a library? Oh, yeah. THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY by Sulari Gentill …great, so far." -- Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_ "Love how #meta this is and especially that it's set at Boston Public Library (from a former BPL librarian!)" -- LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "…a puzzle within a puzzle about an author trying to write her own fate without losing control of the story (I CAN'T stop talking about how GOOD this book is!)"
Humor / Topic / Travel
Kalvø, Are
Hiking Book From Hell
Ingram Publisher Services
Greystone Books
Trade Paperback
Andreen @deienara, "THE HIKING BOOK FROM HELL. The sarcasm and witticisms are spot on. This book is perfect for those who are lukewarm or completely against spending time in the outdoors (kinda like me). The memoir is written by a Norwegian comedian."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Goldman, Matt
Carolina Moonset
MacmillanForge Books
Trade Paperback
@robinsbooks, "I'm eager to read Matt Goldman's stand-alone suspense novel, CAROLINA MOONSET. His Nils Shapiro series is one of my favorite mystery series." -- Several others expressed interest.
Fiction / Historical
Leary, AnnFoundlingS&S
Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
No DRC as of Nov. 10 -- FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian, "THE FOUNDLING by Ann Leary. Two friends, raised in the same orphanage meet years later at a controversial institution-one as an employee; the other, an inmate. Based on a true story."
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
DePree, Hopwood
Downton ShabbyHarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006308085027.995/31/2022200004/1/22New
Robin B @robinsbooks, "For nonfiction, my short list includes DePree's story of rehabbing a manor house, DOWNTON SHABBY."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Armstrong, Kelley
Rip Through Time
MacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Kelley Armstrong has started a new series with A RIP THROUGH TIME, 21st century woman is attacked in Edinburgh and when she wakes finds herself in the 19th century inhabiting the life of a maid. Murder and mystery abound. Took a bit to get going, but when it did..." -- Andreen @deienara, "I agree, it was slow at first...but I love time travel anything!" -- Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "I always feel like I don't like time travel but weirdly end up reading a lot of it and loving it?"
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Polito, Frank Anthony
Renovated to Death
PRH/Random House
Trade Paperback
Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Cozy-reader Rachel can't wait to read RENOVATED TO DEATH about a gay couple who host a reality home renovation show in Detroit and find a body in the project house they're about to film."
Fiction / Coming Of Age
Korelitz, Jean Hanff
LatecomerMacmillanCeladon Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
No DRC as of Nov. 10 -- Robin B @robinsbooks, "Not yet available as a DRC but can't wait to read Jane Korelitz's next book, THE LATECOMER, coming in late May."
Fiction / WomenEmezi, Akwaeke
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty
S&SAtria BooksHardcover9781982188702275/24/2022150,0004/1/22NewDiversity
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "a love story from Akwaeke Emezi coming in May!! YOU MADE A FOOL OF DEATH WITH YOUR BEAUTY."
Fiction / HorrorHeltzel, AnneJust Like MotherMacmillanTor Nightfire
Hardcover with dust jacket
DEBUT, FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian. "JUST LIKE MOTHER by Anne Heltzel. ROSEMARY'S BABY meets THE RETURN in this suspenseful modern gothic debut."
Fiction / Family Life
Waxman, Abbi
Adult Assembly Required
Trade Paperback
Kelly Ann Librarian @kellywellread, "A new book by Abbi Waxman is always something to get excited about. ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is being published by Berkley/PRH on 5/17/22. From the author of THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS (a fave!) and THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL."
Fiction / HorrorJones, KCBlack TideMacmillanTor Nightfire
Trade Paperback
Andreen @deienara, "This horror book made me think of another movie, A Quiet Place. BLACK TIDE - A couple, fresh from a one night stand wake up to a living nightmare. I sped read it just to find out what the heck is going on and it delivered, a lot more character-driven which I liked."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Weaver, AshleyKey to DeceitMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Electra McDonnell is up to her usual tricks in WWII England. THE KEY TO DECEIT is another engrossing mystery from @AshleyCWeaver."
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Vo, NghiSiren QueenMacmillanTordotcom
Hardcover with dust jacket
Jenifer May @jennyjump79, "I'm only a few chapters in on SIREN QUEEN by Nghi Vo (May 2022,) but I can't wait to go home tonight to read more of it. Vo's vision of 1920s Hollywood and LA is stunning and filled with mysterious, alluring magic."
Fiction / GothicCañas, IsabelHaciendaPRH/PenguinBerkleyHardcover9780593436691275/10/2022N/A4/1/22
DEBUT, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "THE HACIENDA by Isabel Cañas was a great read for spooky season, but also it's just an awesome book so it'd be awesome year round. Gothic/ haunted house, historical Mexico setting" -- Louisa @llws, "I am so excited for this book! I love, love, love her short fiction and the buzz for this book is so strong."
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Rozzo, Mark
Everybody Thought We Were Crazy
No DRC as of Nov. 10 -- FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian, "Doesn't this look fascinating? EVERYBODY THOUGHT WE WERE CRAZY : Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward, and 1960s Los Angeles. by Mark Rozzo."
Fiction / LiteraryVan Pelt, Shelby
Remarkably Bright Creatures
LMR. librarylovefest @librarylovefest, "Getting a lot of in-house praise for this one! What does a widowed woman and a grumpy old OCTOPUS-thank you very much-have in common? Enough to form a pretty darn remarkable friendship! REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES is available as an e-galley!" -- Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Hallelujah! I heard you talk about this at the debut webinar and wanted to read it immediately. So glad it's on Edelweiss! "
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Henry, EmilyBook LoversPRH/PenguinBerkley
Trade Paperback
DRC added since Oct. chat
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Black, HollyBook of NightMacmillanTor Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DRC added since Oct chat -- Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_. "Attention adult readers of YA: @hollyblack is releasing a fantasy book for adults. I repeat: HOLLY BLACK is releasing a fantasy book for ADULTS. BOOK OF NIGHT will be published in May '22. Commence anxious stalking of?egalley?sites."
Fiction / Women
Richardson, Kim Michele
Book Woman's Daughter
Sourcebooks Landmark
Trade Paperback
OCT, sKellytAnn Librarian @kellywellread, "I'm looking forward to revisiting Kim Michele Richardson's historical Kentucky and the packhorse librarians in THE BOOK WOMAN'S DAUGHTER …Love the continuity of the cover design from THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK." Hardcover 9781728252995
Fiction / Historical
Rodale, Maya
Mad Girls of New York
Trade Paperback
DRC on NetGalley
Fiction / Family Life
Brown, JanelleI'll Be You
PRH/Random House
Random HouseHardcover9780525479185284/26/2022N/A3/1/22
Robin B @robinsbooks, "I loved Janelle Brown's PRETTY THINGS and am very much looking forward to her next book, I'LL BE YOU."
Fiction / Historical / Ancient
Patel, VaishnaviKaikeyiHachetteRedhookHardcover9780759557338284/26/2022250003/1/22Diversity
DEBUT, Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Three chapters in and I'm already captivated by KAIKEYI by Vaishnavi Patel. This reimagining of the story of the queen in the Indian epic the Ramayana is perfect for fans of CIRCE." -- Publishers Summary, "While recent novels have tackled the perspective of female characters from Greek and Norse mythology, there hasn't been one that has looked at the Indian epics in the same manner. This one interrogates the role of women in these myths and gives voice to a much maligned character in a way that will appeal to both crossover and fantasy readers."
Fiction / Historical
Hua, VanessaForbidden City
PRH/Random House
Ballantine BooksHardcover9780399178818284/19/2022N/A3/1/22NewDiversity
GalleyChat interest -- Publishers Summary, "A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong's protégée and lover-and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution-in this provocative, poignant novel from the bestselling author of A River of Stars."
Fiction / Historical / World War II
Gillham, David R.
Shadows of Berlin
Sourcebooks Landmark
LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "Rachel is unable to live a normal life until she can shake the ghosts of her past and the tremendous guilt that weighs down on her.…Her crime? Survival."
Fiction / LGBTQ+
Roanhorse, Rebecca
Fevered StarS&S
Gallery / Saga Press
Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Laura was approved for a galley of the sequel to @RoanhorseBex awesome fantasy novel, BLACK SUN. She's beyond excited to dive more into this epic world inspired by pre-Columbian American cultures with FEVERED STAR." -- SEPT, Joe_Jones @Joe_Jones, " FEVERED STAR by Rebecca Roanhorse! I can't wait to dive back into the world she created in BLACK SUN! "
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Allen, Samantha Jayne
Pay Dirt RoadMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DEBUT -- SEPT, Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Debut mystery PAY DIRT ROAD by Samantha Jayne Allen will appeal to fans of Jane Harper, but set in Texas."
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Jimenez, Abby
Part of Your World
HachetteForeverPaperback978153870437015.994/19/2022750003/1/22DRC, NetGalley
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
Xenakis, Stefanos
Simplest GiftHarperCollinsHarperOneHardcover978006307910621.994/12/2022400003/1/22New
Andreen @deienara, "THE SIMPLEST GIFT is a balm to these troubled times. It features 101 short stories full of wisdom and wonder."
Fiction / Southern
Brock, Kimberly
Lost Book of Eleanor Dare
Harper Muse
Hardcover with dust jacket
Kelly Ann Librarian @kellywellread, "THE LOST BOOK OF ELEANOR DARE by Kimberly Brock is a historical fiction tale that revisits the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke."
Fiction / Women
Bestor-Siegal, Amanda
CaretakersHarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006313818627.994/12/2022100,0003/1/22New
DEBUT, Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "Set in the world of Paris au pairs, Amanda Bestor-Siegal's debut explores how love can lead us to grief when care is not taken. I loved THE CARETAKERS." -- Jennifer Dayton, "I am reading THE CARETAKERS by Amanda Bestor-Siegal because @HartGami told me to. And as always she was right. The secret, murderous lives of Au-Pairs and their families."
Fiction / Literary
Chadburn, Melissa
Tiny Upward Shove
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover with dust jacket
DEBUT -- Kelly Ann Librarian @kellywellread, "A TINY UPWARD SHOVE, a debut by Melissa Chadburn, explores Filipino mythology when a young woman transformed by death into an 'aswang' - an agent of death or mercy - sees the meaning of her life through others' memories, including her killer's."
Fiction / Women
Perkins-Valdez, Dolen
Take My HandPRH/PenguinBerkleyHardcover9780593337691274/12/2022N/A3/1/22NewDiversity
GalleyChat interest -- Publishers Summary, "Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of WENCH."
Fiction / LiteraryKohda, ClaireWoman, EatingHarperCollinsHarperViaHardcover978006314088226.994/12/2022750003/1/22Diversity
DEBUT -- DRC added since Oct. chat -- Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, From my 'highly anticipating' shelf on Edelweiss." -- LMR, librarylovefest @librarylovefest, " stoked about is WOMAN, EATING by Claire Kohda. A biracial half-human, half-vampire millennial trying to find her way in a world. It's a fun, dark humor read. Claire will be at LJ's DOD in Sept!" -- Publishers Summary, "Claire Kohda's stunning debut novel offers an edgy literary and multicultural twist on the classic vampire tale that is both fresh and moving. Kohda brilliantly crosses multiple genres-think MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION mixed with MY SISTER THE SERIAL KILLER and a dash of TWILIGHT. -- Kohda is a diverse author who mines her British and Japanese background in her storytelling."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Shelton, PaigeBurning PagesMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Joe_Jones @Joe_Jones, "When my stress levels rise I read cozies! Currently I am reading THE BURNING PAGES by Paige Shelton. A Burns night gone very wrong and now I'm hearing a Scottish brogue in my head again!" -- Several others interested
Poetry / American / Asian American
Vuong, OceanTime Is a MotherPRH/PenguinPenguin PressHardcover9780593300237244/5/2022N/A3/1/22NewDiversity
GalleyChat interest
Fiction / Literary
Zhang, Jenny Tinghui
Four Treasures of the Sky
MacmillanFlatiron Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DRC on NetGalley -- DEBUT -- GalleyChat interest -- Publishers Summary, "A propulsive and dazzling debut novel, set against the backdrop of the Chinese Exclusion Act, about a Chinese girl fighting to claim her place in the 1880s American West."
Fiction / WomenGreen, JaneSister StardustHarperCollins
Hanover Square Press
Robin B@robinsbooks, "Also next on my pile is Jane Green's novel based on a real person (aka 'biofic'), SISTER STARDUST. The story of the glamorous and tragic life of fashion icon and socialite Talitha Getty definitely speaks to me.". -- Several eagerly awaiting.
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Hepworth, SallyYounger WifeMacmillan
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover with dust jacket
Several anticipating.
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Sosa, Mia
Wedding Crasher
Interest. OCT -- Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "I'm really excited for THE WEDDING CRASHER. I loved @miasosaromance first novel so much. It was super steamy. - Laura" -- Publishers Summary, "another hilarious #ownvoices rom-com about two strangers who get trapped in a lie and have to fake date their way out of it… "
Fiction / Asian American
Li, Grace D.
Portrait of a Thief
Tiny Reparations Books
DEBUT--Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Rachel can't wait for PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by @gracedli, an Ocean's Eleven-style heist story about a group of Chinese Americans who band together to steal Chinese sculptures and return them to their home country. Bonus: Netflix is planning a new series based on the title!" -- Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "also at the top of my list: PORTRAIT OF A THIEF by Grace D. Li : Ocean's Eleven meets The Farewell." -- From publishers summary, "Grace Li is a Chinese American writer who is currently attending medical school at Stanford University, and who looks forward to the opportunity to tell more stories of diaspora and identity."
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Sten, CamillaResting PlaceMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
DRC on NetGalley, Carol Ann Tack @Carolanntack, "I loved THE LOST VILLAGE by Camilla Sten [a LibraryReads pick]. Her next one, THE RESTING PLACE is a 'heart-thumping tale of deep rooted secrets, a twisted family history, and a house that will never let you go.'" -- Kelly Ann Librarian, "I started this one, and am so fascinated with the concept of 'face blindness.'"
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
May, Francesca
Wild and Wicked Things
GalleyChat interest -- LJ Prepub Alert, "On 1920s Crow Island, Annie Mason witnesses an unpleasant exchange and gets caught up in the world of scandalous Emmeline Delacroix and her wildly over-the-top parties. That's how Annie learns that magic really does exist on the island, as she has heard, and that blood debts might lead to death. British-based May writes psychological thrillers and gothic suspense as Fran Dorricott; with a 30,000-copy first printing." -- BISAC, Fiction / LGBTQ+ / Lesbian
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Hill, Edwin
Secrets We Share
PRH/Random House
LMR, atmospheric music @MattJMcLoughlin, "THE SECRETS WE SHARE by Edwin Hill, a dark standalone thriller that explores the bonds-and deadly secrets-between two sisters haunted by the crimes of their murdered father, publishes April 2022 from Kensington Books. ARCs available, send me a DM."
Fiction / Historical / Ancient
Harper, ElodieWolf Den
Sterling Publishing
Trade Paperback
Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Sutanto, Jesse Q.
Four Aunties and a Wedding
Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "FOUR AUNTIES AND A WEDDING by Jesse Q. Sutanto was such a delightful and fun follow up to DIAL A FOR AUNTIES. Loved being with those characters again in another ridiculous situation"
Fiction / Historical / World War II
Quinn, KateDiamond EyeHarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006294351427.993/29/2022200,0002/1/22
No DRC as of Nov 10 -- Kelly Ann Librarian @kellywellread, "Kate Quinn's next book, DIAMOND EYE, is based on a true story about a librarian who became a sniper in WWII." -- Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "Hmmm, librarian becomes sniper... wonder what the professional development courses look like for that?" -- OCT, Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, "I have loved Kate Quinn's books since her first series about ancient Rome. I will drop everything to read THE DIAMOND EYE."
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Galloway, Stephen
Truly, MadlyHachette
Grand Central Publishing
FUTUENDI GRATIA @thuglibrarian, "Really eager to read TRULY, MADLY: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century, by Stephen Galloway.
Social Science / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Oliver, AmandaOverdue
Independent Publishers Group
Chicago Review Press
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Amanda Oliver has a book about public libraries, OVERDUE, now available as DRC."
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Tyler, AnneFrench Braid
PRH/Random House
Robin B @robinsbooks, "The DRC for next Anne Tyler's next book, FRENCH BRAID, was just posted on @edelweiss_squad . Sounds like one of her stellar family stories."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Hirahara, NaomiEternal Lei
Ingram Publisher Services
Prospect Park Books
Trade Paperback
Fiction / HorrorWilkes, Ally
All the White Spaces
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
DEBUT, Mara @mrlzbth, "I've been raving about ALL THE WHITE SPACES by Ally Wilkes to anyone who will listen this month! A thrilling tale of polar exploration where something sinister is lurking out there on the ice. Great use of a post-WWI setting where almost everyone is haunted by their pasts." -- SEPT, Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "If you're looking to grow your transgender genre collections, consider ALL THE WHITE SPACES by Ally Wilkes @UnheimlichManvr. Keywords according to the author's twitter acct: post WW1 setting, Antarctic, ships, ghosts, death, trans."
Fiction / Psychological
Searles, JohnHer Last AffairHarperCollinsCustom HouseHardcover978006077965827.993/22/2022750002/1/22
Robin B @robinsbooks, "Next up is @searlesbooks novel, HER LAST AFFAIR. I've been waiting a loooong time for this! Loved his HELP FOR THE HAUNTED." -- LMR, Virginia Stanley @VStan523, " I triple love the way John Searles writes. HELP FOR THE HAUNTED was SO good (and it was on the inaugural LibraryReads list!) It's been a while but HER LAST AFFAIR was WORTH THE WAIT!"
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
St. James, Simone
Book of Cold Cases
Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Our Wendy really loved THE BOOK OF COLD CASES by @simone_stjames. A little bit crime thriller, and a little bit spooky horror a great read for chilly weather!"
Fiction / Asian American
Fu, Melissa
Peach Blossom Spring
Little, Brown and Company
GalleyChat interest -- DEBUT, Hachette Library @HachetteLib, "As firmly as our feet are planted in the here and now, let's look ahead to '22. Melissa Fu's debut follows 3 generations of a Chinese family on their search for a place to call home."
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Abu-Jaber, Diana
Fencing with the King
W. W. Norton & Company
OCT, Jennifer Dayton @jenniferdayton, "FENCING WITH THE KING by @dabujaber was wonderful. Her books never fail to delight. Family returns to Jordan to reconnect with its past." -- Janet Lockhart @HartGami, "I didn't want this book to end. The writing is sublime." -- LMR Norton Library Mktg @WWNortonLibrary suggestion for LibraryReads
Humor / Topic / Celebrity & Popular Culture
Pellegrino, Danny
How Do I Un-Remember This?
LMR, Sourcebooks Library @SBKSLibrary, "HOW DO I UN-REMEMBER THIS is a memoir from @DannyPellegrino, the host of the podcast EVERYTHING ICONIC!, featuring a collection of stories you'll be glad didn't happen to you."
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Bishop, AnneCrowbonesPRH/PenguinAceHardcover9780593337332283/8/2022N/A2/1/22New
Ingram Library Services @TheLibraryLife_, "Rachel has been reading THE OTHERS series by Anne Bishop for years and can't wait to dig into her egalley of CROWBONES!"
Religion / CultsKing, RussellRajneeshpuram
Independent Publishers Group
Chicago Review Press
Robin B @robinsbooks, "For nonfiction, my short list includes Russell King's RAJNEESHPURAM, the inside story of Oregon's cult."
Fiction / Historical
Kravetz, Lee
Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
DEBUT -- JW Bookworm @jwbookworm, "Can't wait to dive into two bio novels based on the lives two of my favorite authors: THE LAST CONFESSIONS OF SYLIVA P. by Lee Kravetz and THE PARIS BOOKSELLER by Kerri Maher." -- OCT, LMR, Virginia Stanley @VStan523 "THE LAST CONFESSIONS OF SYLVIA P. debut novel reimagines a chapter in the life of Sylvia Plath, telling the story behind the creation of her classic semi-autobiographical novel, The Bell Jar." -- SEPT, Nanette Donohue @surferrosa, From my "highly anticipating" shelf on Edelweiss."
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Hendricks, GreerGolden CoupleMacmillan
St. Martin's Press
Hardcover with dust jacket
Chris @marbooks, "THE GOLDEN COUPLE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen was soo good! Kept me reading past my bedtime as I tried to figure it out." -- OCT, JW Bookworm @jwbookworm, "Been turning to my 'comfort reads' lately FIND ME Alafair Burke and GOLDEN COUPLE Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen always love a good twisty psych suspense." -- SEPT, KC Davis @kcdvs, "I just finished THE GOLDEN COUPLE by @greerkh and @sarahpekkanen A delightful domestic slow-burn. Well done girls, well done." -- Strong interest plus several Much Loves on Edelweiss
Fiction / Family Life
O'Nan, StewartOcean State
Ingram Publisher Services
Grove PressHardcover9780802159274273/8/2022N/A2/1/22Interest
Fiction / SportsCranor, Eli
Don't Know Tough
PRH/Random House
Soho CrimeHardcover978164129345724.953/8/2022N/A2/1/22
DEBUT -- Carol Ann Tack @Carolanntack<br>~" 'Friday Night Lights meets Southern Gothic in this thrilling debut...' Indeed! DON'T KNOW TOUGH by @elicranor is a one-two punch. Riveting."
Literary Criticism / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Haynes, NataliePandora's JarHarperCollinsHarper PerennialPaperback978006313946617.993/1/2022300002/1/22New
Jill Minor @JillRhudy, "Reading PANDORA'S JAR by @officialnhaynes (3/1/22), you can relish a feminist deep dive into different readings of legendary women and demigoddesses of Greek and Roman mythology."
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Blake, OlivieAtlas SixMacmillanTor Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Kelly Ann Librarian @kellywellread, "A viral sensation, ATLAS SIX by Olivie Blake is a dark academia fantasy tale about a secret society of magical academician, caretakers of the lost knowledge from the greatest civilizations of antiquity. Well, now. That caught my eye." -- Jane Jorgenson @madpoptart, "This one is very big on TikTok - huge."
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Bailey, Tessa
Hook, Line, and Sinker
Chris @marbooks, "HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER by Tessa Bailey was a treat! Hannah and Fox are friends. Fox has a reputation and will never settle down, at least that's what everyone thinks. Could they be wrong about Fox?" -- A Paperback Original -- Also Available as a Hardcover Library Edition, 9780063212749
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Finlay, AlexNight ShiftMacmillanMinotaur Books
Hardcover with dust jacket
Robin B @robinsbooks, "For thriller/suspense, prominent on the list, Alex Finlay's THE NIGHT SHIFT (loved EVERY LAST FEAR)."
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Bennett, SJ
All the Queen's Men
HarperCollinsWilliam MorrowHardcover978006305114027.993/1/2022750002/1/22
No DRC as of Nov 10 -- LMR, S&amp;S EducationLibrary @SSEdLib, "Oliver Clements' 'The Agents of the Crown' series returns with THE QUEEN'S MEN, a riveting novel which follows the original MI6 agent as he is assigned a dangerous mission to recreate a weapon from antiquity." --Robin B @robinsbooks, "For those eager for the next book featuring QEII solving mysteries, ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN is due to be published this spring. No DRC but I'm sure one will appear at some point. " -- Ed. Note, previous title, THE WINDSOR KNOT was a LibraryReads pick.
Fiction / HorrorWard, CatrionaSundialMacmillanTor Nightfire
Hardcover with dust jacket
OCT, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "I gasped and clicked download IMMEDIATELY when the SUNDIAL arc dropped. Gimme all the horror from Catriona Ward!" -- AUG, Jenna Friebel @jenna_friebel, "I know I've mentioned it before and others have mentioned it today already, but I really really really loved THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona Ward. Am now anxiously waiting for an ARC of her March 2022 title SUNDIAL."
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Young, TomRed Burning Sky
PRH/Random House
LMR, atmospheric music @MattJMcLoughlin, "RED BURNING SKY, a historical spy thriller based on the true story of WWII's Operation Halyard-the largest rescue operation of American Airmen in history- charts the daring plan to evacuate hundreds stranded behind enemy lines in Yugoslavia. ARCs available now!"
Fiction / Biographical
Alexander, Kianna
Carolina BuiltS&SGallery BooksHardcover9781982163686272/22/2022100,0001/1/22NewDiversity
S&amp;S EducationLibrary @SSEdLib, "From @KiannaWrites comes, CAROLINA BUILT, a vivid and moving novel based on the incredible life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary-a previously untold story of passion, perseverance, and building a legacy after emancipation in North Carolina."