New Releases for November 1st

Here are this week’s new releases. I’m looking to find a better resource for my lists of new releases. It seems like every week at least one date changes after I post the list. I’ve been getting everything from Amazon, and I probably will still use them for linking, but I’m looking around for some new resources as well. If you have any to recommend, please feel free to leave them in the comments!

General Fiction/Literature/Romance

Faithful by Alice Hoffman – “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.” (description from Amazon)

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella by Fredrik Backman – A story of holding onto memories and each other while learning to let go.

Christmas Masquerade by Debbie Macomber – “Jo Marie first met Andrew, her dream man, in the crush of a Mardi Gras parade. But by Christmas, he was introduced to her as someone else’s fiancé.” (description from Amazon)

 

Mystery/Thriller

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly – In this latest installment in the Harry Bosch series, Harry must find a person who may or may not have ever existed. (Non-cozy)

Deck the Hallways by Kate Carlisle – The fourth installment of the “Fixer-Upper” mystery series, which finds Shannon and her crew working on a building for charity and a body being found. (Cozy)

We Wish You A Murderous Christmas by Vicki Delany – The second installment in the “Year Round Christmas” mystery series. When a disliked man comes back to Rudolph, NY and threatens to sell off his father’s land to a Mega-Mart, the town is in an uproar. When he turns up dead, life for the residents becomes even more crazy! (Cozy)
** I will be posting a review of this title and an interview with the author shortly! Stay tuned for those!! **

 

Non-Fiction – History/Biography

Frantumaglia: A Writer’s Journey by Elena Ferrante – A look into the author’s life and journey as a writer with answers to readers’ questions, a peek into the drawers and files that she drew from to write her literary pieces among other things.

The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee – The story of American, Brian Regan, and his espionage of American military secrets, made all the more baffling by his twisted coded messages which were a result of his dyslexia.

 

Non-Fiction – Nature/Sciences

Wild South Carolina: A Field Guide to Parks, Preserves and Special Places by Liesel Hamilton & Susan Hamilton – “South Carolina is a state of great natural beauty and rich biodiversity. From mountainous rainforests to isolated barrier islands, the Palmetto State is a remarkable place to encounter abundant plant and animal life. Wild South Carolina, compiled by a mother-daughter team of naturalists, delves into the most intriguing outdoor destinations, offering advice on how, when, and where to experience the state’s ecological treasures.” (Description from Amazon)

Setting up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather: A Guide for the Amateur Meteorologist by Roger Brugge – “This fascinating and well-illustrated book, which is packed with valuable information and advice, provides a complete guide to observing, recording, and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station.” (Description from Amazon)

 

Non-Fiction – Crafts/Hobbies/Arts

Sew Charming: Scrappy Quilts from 5″ Squares by Mary Etherington & Connie Tesene – “Cut 5″ squares from your favorite fabrics or use charm packs and stitch a quilt today–it’s that easy! Each scrumptiously scrappy quilt pattern is shown in two versions: one made with precut charm squares, and another created with scraps of fabric cut into 5″ squares.” (Description from Amazon)

Tatting with Beads Jewelry by Marilee Rockley – Combine tatting with size 10 crochet thread and beads into beautiful jewelry.

Anatomy of a Song: Oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed Rock, R&B, and Pop by Marc Myers – “Every great song has a fascinating back story. In Anatomy of a Song, based on the ongoing Wall Street Journal column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.” (Description from Amazon)

 

Teen Fiction/Teen Non-Fiction

The Amateurs (Book #1 of The Amateurs Series) by Sara Shepard – The first book in a new series about teens who are hooked on true crime and are a part of a website group called “Case Not Closed”. This one in particular focuses on a girl who disappeared five years ago.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon – Subhi is a refugee, born in an Australian permanent detention center. Jimmie lives outside the center, but seeks Subhi’s help in reading an old family diary penned by her lost mother. Together the two will travel a road that will test their bravery individually and together.

 

Children’s Books – Picture Books

25 Years of Kipper: Kipper’s Christmas Eve by Mick Inkpen – Re-released in a new board book format, Kipper debates what’s best, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. In his quest for the answer, he manages to give Arnold his best Christmas Eve ever.

Perfect by Nicola Davies & Cathy Fisher – “Perfect is a story of anticipation, disappointment, acceptance, and, ultimately, love.” (description from Amazon)

Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold & Renata Liwska – Badger just can’t wait for it to snow! Even though his friend, Hedgehog says that it just takes time, Badger doesn’t want to wait. So his friends try to distract him with silly antics until the snow comes.

 

Children’s Books – Youth Fiction

Warriors Super Edition: Hawkwing’s Journey by Erin Hunter – A stand-alone book in the Warriors series.

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: A Pop-Up of Curiosities by James Diaz & Sergio Gómez Silván – A Pop-up book featuring some of the strangest curiosities from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (#11) by Jeff Kinney – The latest in the saga of Greg Heffley. This time, his mom wants him to put down his video games and get creative. Greg isn’t so sure.

 

Children’s Books – Non-Fiction

Animals by the Numbers: A book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins – “How many species are there across the globe?   How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh?How far can animals travel?  Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfiction.” (description from Amazon)

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of “The Snowy Day” by Angela Davis Pinkney, Steve Johnson, and Lou Fancher – The story of Ezra Jack Keats and how is life’s work of being an illustrator and a children’s book author got started, including how he wrote “The Snowy Day”.
Oh, Ick!: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! by Joy Masoff, Jessica Garrett, & Ben Ligon – Experiments on how many of the disgusting things in life work or come about. It includes an Ooze Olympics to learn about viscosity, an Insect Safari to learn about the creepy-crawlies in your yard, and making a Mold Zoo to learn about fungi, among others.

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