Today I’m sharing some books I’m especially excited about. These are upcoming new releases that will be published this spring! I’m sharing ten books in this post and will post seasonal updates to the blog with more new releases. Who else is excited for new books?!
Landwhale by Jes Baker, out May 8 from Seal Press
This memoir takes us inside Baker’s personal life, and the her personal experiences as a fat person. This book does not shy away from addressing our culture’s systemic fatphobia and how that constantly and negatively affects persons living in larger bodies.
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh, out now from Berkley
I loved Mackintosh’s first book, I Let You Go. Her newest thriller follows Anna, who is still struggling to accept her parents’ deaths, which were both ruled as suicides. But Anna refuses to accept this and is determined to prove her parents were murdered. I’ve heard really great things about this one and am looking forward to Mackintosh’s way of completely surprising the reader!
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, out May 1 from Ballantine Books
I love historical fiction and I’m super excited for the newest book from McLain, who wrote The Paris Wife. Her newest novel follows Hemingway’s infamous marriage with Martha Gellhorn. Gellhorn is one of the most famous war correspondents of the 20th century and is also, to be frank, Hemingway’s best wife. This is going to be so good!
Marry in Scandal by Anne Gracie, out April 3 from Berkley
I do love a good romance novel! Edward and Lily find themselves in a marriage of convenience. But Lily wants more from her new husband and Edward would much rather be left to himself. Like all good historical romance novels, this one should be fun, witty, and charming!
Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay, out May 1 from Harper Perennial
This is a collection of essays about rape, assault, and sexual harassment. The essays are from a variety of established and new writers. This collection promises to be heartbreaking, powerful, memorable, and a very necessary addition to this ongoing conversation.
Odd Girl Out by Laura James, out today from Seal Press
Laura felt out of touch with the world her whole life, until her autism diagnosis in her 40s. This memoir touches on how her life changed with such a late diagnosis, and the realities of being neuro atypical.
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve, out today in paperback from Vintage
This book tells the story of Grace, who faces an uncertain future after wildfires in 1947 Maine. She’s lost her home, her community is destroyed, and she’s unsure if her distant husband survived. I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile now, and I’m excited for the release!
Swimming Between Worlds by Elaine Neil Orr, out April 3 from Berkley
Set in 1960s North Carolina, this book follows three vastly different people and the ways in which their lives intersect, all alongside the Civil Rights Movement. This is being described as a Southern coming-of-age novel and it sounds really good.
Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor, out April 3 from G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
There’s a middle grade novel on this list! I’m really looking forward to this novel about a girl developing a pen pal relationship with her reclusive neighbor. The two new friends will work together to prevent the protagonist’s brother from fighting in the Vietnam War. This book sounds absolutely heartwarming, memorable, and educational.
You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld, out April 24 from Random House
In her first ever short story collection, Sittenfeld tackles class, relationships, and gender roles in our ever volatile nation. Sittenfeld’s writing is always sharp, witty, and biting, and I’m sure this book will be no different.
That’s it for today! Which new releases are you excited to read?