Riot Headline The Most Read Books on Goodreads This Week

New Releases and More for April 24, 2018

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

This week, Liberty and Rebecca discuss Sky in the Deep, The Girl Who Smiled Beads, An American Marriage, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by How To Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee and So Delicious.

And don’t forget to enter for a chance to to win 15 of the year’s best mysteries!

Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS or iTunes and never miss a beat book.

Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news.

Books discussed on the show:

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

West Winging It: An Un-presidential Memoir by Pat Cunnane

West by Carys Davies

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath by Leslie Jamison

The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness by Dr. Qing Li

What we’re reading this week:

Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

More books out this week:

Creative Quest by Questlove

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence by Ronan Farrow

The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire) by Melissa Caruso

Publish and Perish: A Linnet Ellery Novel (The Linnet Ellery Series) by Phillipa Bornikova

The Fandom by Anna Day

A Ruin of Shadows: A Tale of Assassins, Betrayal, and Djinn by L.D. Lewis

The Emissary by Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)

Restless Souls by Dan Sheehan

Banthology: Stories From Banned Nations by Sarah Cleave

The Instinct for Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky by Jeffrey Wilson, Eliseu Gouveia (Illustrator)

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table by Rick Bragg

You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories by Curtis Sittenfeld

President Carter: The White House Years by Stuart E. Eizenstat

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King

Moon Brow by Shahriar Mandanipour,‎ Khalili Sara (Translator)

A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein

Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story by Chris Nashawaty

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

The Mixtape of My Life: A Do-It-Yourself Music Memoir by Robert K. Elder

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Theory of Bastards by Audrey Schulman

The Art of Reading by Damon Young

Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Y: Oppenheimer, Horseman of Los Alamos by Aaron Tucker

House of Rougeaux: A Novel by Jenny Jaeckel

Rubik by Elizabeth Tan

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson


Time Was by Ian Mcdonald

Born with Wings: The Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim Woman by Daisy Khan

Empire of Light by Michael Bible

Property: Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (paperback)

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill (paperback)

The Leavers by Lisa Ko (paperback)