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All the Books! Podcast, Episode #1: New Releases for May 12, 2015

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty


This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Luckiest Girl Alive, Nimona, The Book of Aron, and more new releases. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Scribd.

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Books discussed in the show:

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Almost Crimson by Dasha Kelly

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey by Reid Mitenbuler

How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood 

What we’re reading:

Juba! by Walter Dean Meyers

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.

More books out today:

The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May by Mark Z. Danielewski

Girl at War by Sara Nović

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

The Book of Colors by Raymond Barfield

The Year She Left Us by Kathryn Ma

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper

Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters by M. J. Beaufrand

A Good Killing by Allison Leonetta

Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

Breezeway: New Poems by John Ashbery

Vanished by E. E. Cooper

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu

Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt

Boo by Neil Smith

The Book of Stone by Jonathan Papernick

Housebreaking by Dan Pope

Lord Fear by Lucas Mann

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery

The Guild of Saint Cooper by Shyla Scanlon

Mr and Mrs Doctor by Julie Iromuanya

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Alone and Not Alone: Poems by Ron Padgett

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph Ellis

Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger

Love is Red (The Nightsong trilogy) by Sophie Jaff

The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Geek Girls by Sam Maggs

The Green Road by Anne Enright

Fangirl (Deluxe Edition) by Rainbow Rowell

When Parents Part by Penelope Leach

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword by David K. Shipler

33 Days by Léon Werth

Only the Strong by Jabari Asim

The Paper Man by Gallagher Lawson

Girl in the Moonlight by Charles Dubow

Life #6 by Diana Wagman

The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide by Lou Ureneck

The City Son by Samrat Upadhyay

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key

End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days Series) by Susan Ee

A Lucky Life Interrupted by Tom Brokaw

The Do-Nothing by Brannon Perkison

The World is On Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse by Joni Tevis

The Subprimes by Karl Taro Greenfeld

Hart Island: Poems by Stacy Szymaszek

Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World by Amitava Kumar

Love Not Given Lightly: Profiles from the Edge of Sex by Tina Horn

I’m Happy For You…Kinda, Not Really: Finding Contentment in a Culture of Comparison by Kay Wills

Hardcovers now in paperback:

Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates (Pulitzer finalist)

The Bees by Laline Paull

The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father . . . and Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Home Leave: A Novel by Brittani Sonnenberg

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America by John Waters

The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan




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