Tuesday Temptations: New Releases for the Week of October 9th, 2018

This list is going to be quite a bit longer than the last few because there are so many amazing books coming out. I’m so excited. Let’s get right to it!

  • November Road by Lou Berney (Goodreads)
    A crime novel that takes place in America in the 1960s, this book follows the story of Frank Guidry. Frank knows too much about the assassination of JFK, and as the people around him start to turn up dead, he takes off to Las Vegas. On the way, he meets a woman who is also on the run. This book has been receiving great reviews, and although I don’t usually read crime novels, I definitely want to read this one.
  • The Witch Elm by Tana French (Goodreads)
    I heard this novel described as a “surrealist suspense novel,” which immediately intrigued me. The main character, Toby, is assaulted by two burglars and left for dead. During his recovery, he moves to his family’s ancestral home to take care of his sick uncle. One day, he finds a human skull in a tree on the property, and Toby is forced to rethink the past that he knows.
  • Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller (Goodreads)
    Frances Jellico is staying at a crumbling estate in the English countryside while researching local architecture. She’s socially awkward and it’s been ages since she found herself with a friend, so when she discovers that the couple living below her would like to get to know her, she jumps at it. Oh, and she has also been spying on the couple through a peephole in her floor.
  • Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker (Goodreads)
    I don’t know too much about this novel, but the first couple sentences of the synopsis sounded interesting: “When Samuel Johnson dies, he finds himself in the body of the man who killed him, unable to leave this plane or return to the son he left behind. Moving from body to body as each one expires, he inhabits a series of lives as stymied, in many ways, as his own.”
  • Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Goodreads)
    From the author of the much-loved The Book Thief, Zusak’s new book is about five brothers who raise one another and who make their own rules for life. One day they discover the secret behind their father’s disappearance.
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (Goodreads)
    In this young adult fantasy novel, Cass, the daughter of rebels who were killed, decides to fight against the high council of Eldra with the help of a few of her friends.
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Goodreads)
    In this memoir, Krosoczka writes about growing up with a mother who is an addict and a father he’s never known.
  • In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (Goodreads)
    The first part of the synopsis was enough for me to immediately add this fantasy novel to my TBR list: “In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject.”
  • Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (Goodreads)
    I seem to see this book everywhere I look. A painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and ends l8iving with another artist. In the attic, he comes across a mysterious painting, and has to complete a journey involving ” a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.”
  • Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash (Goodreads)
    In this graphic novel, Thrash takes a look at teenage depression. As someone who struggled fiercely with depression as a teenager, I’ll definitely be reading this.
  • Mycroft and Sherlock by Anna Waterhouse & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Goodreads)
    I am an absolute sucker for Sherlock Holmes retellings, and this sounds like a great one. And yes, that is the same Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that you’re thinking of.
  • One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan (Goodreads)
    This book was incredibly popular in India where it was first published and has sparked conversations about caste and female empowerment. It’s set during the British colonial period, following the story of Kali and Ponna, a couple unable to conceive.
  • Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Goodreads)
    Focused on 1990s gay culture, Alexa has to face a society that isn’t very friendly. “Rejected middle-class pretensions, she negotiates past and present traumas with a scathing critique of the world.”
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Goodreads)
    This is the book I selected for my Book of the Month Box, and I’m looking forward to reading it. It’s a historical fiction novel set around a love affair and a murder.
  • The Lies We Told by Camilla Way (Goodreads)
    Camilla Way’s newest book is a dark psychological thriller about a family that may not be what they seem.

More Books Coming Out Today:

What new releases are you most excited about?


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