Tuesday Temptations: New Releases for the Week of September 18, 2018

  • Pride – Ibi Zoboi
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray
    This is a modern re-telling of the classic Pride and Prejudice, taking place in Brooklyn. There have been a ton of amazing reviews of this book.
  • Sea Prayer – Khaled Hosseini
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Riverhead Books
    From the author of The Kite Runner, Hosseini’s new book is an illustrated book for all ages focused on the current refugee crisis.
  • Time’s Convert – Deborah Harkness
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Viking
    Vampires during the American Revolution. Vampires in modern day Paris. Deborah Harkness’ new novel is about what becoming a vampire means.
  • Washington Black – Esi Edugyan
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Knopf
    This book has already been longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Wash is an eleven-year-old slave in Barbados, who is chosen by his master’s brother, Christopher Wilde, to accompany him on his travels. Wilde turns out to be an abolitionist and explorer, and the two are able to work together as a team. However, when Wash is accused of murder, the two of them travel up the east coast of America, all the way up to the Arctic.
  • The Bus on Thursday – Shirley Barrett
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals
    The first line of this book blurb is all I needed to add it to my TBR list: “Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her.”
  • Deviation – Luce D’eramo
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
    This book is about Lucia, who grows up in a bourgeois fascist family, but then witness the full horrors of the Holocaust, and changes her views. This book was first published in Italy in 1979.
  • Eight Ghosts: The Engish Heritage Book of Ghost Stories – Sarah Perry (Contributor)
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: September Publishing
    Eight authors contributed their horror stories, and all are based around important English heritage sites. Contributing authors include Max Porter, Kate Clanchy, and Mark Haddon.
  • Strange Grace – Tessa Gratton
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
    This is a young adult fantasy novel that focuses on a witch, a saint, an outcast, and the devil. It’s described as a “lush, atmospheric fantasy,” which sounds pretty alright with me.
  • The Good Demon – Jimmy Cajoleas
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Amulet Books
    This is another book that had me hooked from the first few lines of the book blurb: “Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon – simply known as Her – was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back.” That just sounds delightful.
  • Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling – Philip Pullman
    Amazon | Goodreads
    Publisher: Knopf
    Pullman is the author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, and this is his memoir on writing and storytelling. This is going to be a must-read for any would-be writers.

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