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E262: New Releases and More for June 2, 2020

E262: New Releases and More for June 2, 2020

This week, Liberty and Kelly discuss Parakeet, You Should See Me in a Crown, The Vanishing Half, and more great books. This episode was sponsored by TBR: Book Riot’s service for Tailored Book Recommendations, now available as a gift; Ritual; and Best Fiends. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Parakeet: A Novel by Marie-Helene Bertino You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett Again Again by E. Lockhart A Burning: A Novel by Megha Majumdar The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World’s Favorite Insect by Wendy Williams #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE : The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini by Nicole Byer The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta WHAT WE’RE READING: Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: A Decent Family: A Novel by Rosa Ventrella, Ann Goldstein (translator) A Man by Keiichiro Hirano, Eli K.P. William (translator) Kissing Lessons by Sophie Jordan If We Were Us by K.L. Walther The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska Ghostlove by Dennis Mahoney Gravity is Heartless: The Heartless Series, Book One by Sarah Lahey The Guest List: A Novel by Lucy Foley Vagablonde by Anna Dorn Muddy Matterhorn by Heather McHugh Sara and the Search for Normal by Wesley King Dancing After TEN by Vivian Chong, Georgia Webber Melvile: A Graphic Novel by Romain Renard Renard They Did Bad Things: A Thriller by Lauren A. Forry The Disoriented by Amin Maalouf, Frank Wynne (translator) Windows On The World by Robert Mailer Anderson, Jon Sack, Zack Anderson Empress of Flames by Mimi Yu Lady Chevy: A Novel by John Woods Running from the Dead: A Crime Novel by Mike Knowles Heroes: The Greek Myths Reimagined (Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths Book 2) by Stephen Fry All the Songs We Sing: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective by Lenard D. Moore My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine by Richard Humphreys Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love by E. Dolores Johnson Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias by Pragya Agarwal Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson, Leila Del Duca (Illustrator) The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, Richard Dixon (translator) A Little Annihilation by Anna Janko, Philip Boehm (translator) The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster Song of the Sandman by JF Dubeau Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America by Stephen L. Klineberg Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler’s Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin by Howard Blum An Elegant Woman: A Novel by Martha McPhee Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas A. Basbanes Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman The Hero of Numbani (Overwatch #1) by Nicky Drayden Star Wars Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston The Voyage of the Morning Light: A Novel by Marina Endicott Conventionally Yours (True Colors) by Annabeth Albert Jo & Laurie by Melissa de la Cruz, Margaret Stohl Elly by Maike Wetzel, Lyn Marven (Translator) The Summer of Kim Novak by Haakan Nesser, Saskia Vogel (Translator) On the Prowl: In Search of Big Cat Origins by Mark Hallett and John M. Harris No Rules: A Memoir by Sharon Dukett Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles by Ellen Datlow Space at the Speed of Light: The History of 14 Billion Years for People Short on Time by Dr. Becky Smethurst Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer by James Veitch Hold Your Breath, China (An Inspector Chen mystery) by Qiu Xiaolong The Next Great Migration by Sonia Shah Splash! : 10,000 Years of Swimming by Howard Means Black Sun Rising: A Novel by Matthew Carr Clean Hands: A Novel by Patrick Hoffman Places I’ve Taken My Body: Essays by Molly McCully Brown Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong The Book of Rosy: A Mother’s Story of Separation at the Border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo Wretchedness by Andrzej Tichý, Nichola Smalley (translator) The Yield: A Novel by Tara June Winch Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal The Fallen: A Novel by Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Frank Wynne (translator) The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Largest Organ by Monty Lyman Cosmology’s Century: An Inside History of Our Modern Understanding of the Universe by P. J. E. Peebles Imaginary Borders (Pocket Change Collective) by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez The Inner Coast: Essays by Donovan Hohn The Madwoman and the Roomba: My Year of Domestic Mayhem by Sandra Tsing Loh Remain Silent: A Manon Bradshaw Novel by Susie Steiner The Voter File by David Pepper The Joyce Girl by Annabel Abbs Exciting Times: A Novel by Naoise Dolan The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles) by Kester Grant The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson Perfectly Famous by Emily Liebert The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays by Alexandra Petri Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It by Jamie Margolin Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso Between Everything and Nothing: The Journey of Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal and the Quest for Asylum by Joe Meno Where We Go From Here by Lucas Rocha, Larissa Helena (Translator) The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini The Second Home by Christina Clancy The School for Good and Evil: One True King by Soman Chainani Seven Years of Darkness by You-Jeong Jeong Magnetized: Conversations with a Serial Killer by Carlos Busqued, Samuel Rutter (translator) The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson The Way to Rio Luna by Zoraida Cordova The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon Burn by Patrick Ness Ornamental by Juan Cárdenas, Lizzie Davis (translator) The View from Here: A Novel by Hannah McKinnon Her Perfect Life by Rebecca Taylor My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand Happily Ever After & Everything In Between by Debbie Tung The Summer Deal: A Novel by Jill Shalvis Donut the Destroyer by Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins You Don’t Live Here by Robyn Schneider The Obsidian Tower (The Gate of Secrets) by Melissa Caruso The Choice by Gillian McAllister More Miracle Than Bird by Alice Miller Ask Me Anything  by P.Z. Reizin Mrs. Lincoln’s Sisters: A Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini This Is What I Know About Art by Kimberly Drew Who Killed Berta Caceres? The Murder of an Indigenous Defender and the Race to Save the Planet by Nina Lakhani Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See (Teenage Trailblazers, STEM Building Projects for Girls) by Emily Pilloton A Long Night in Paris by Dov Alfon How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena by Paul Sutter PhD A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium by Garrett Peck

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