New Releases and More for January 8, 2019

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This week, Liberty and Jenn discuss Mouthful of Birds, Slayer, An Orchestra of Minorities, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by the Read Harder JournalJust Once by Lori Handeland, and The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict.

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Books discussed on the show:

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (tw: physical abuse)

All the Wild Hungers by Karen Babine

Mouthful of Birds: Stories by Samanta Schweblin

Once Ghosted Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh  (tw: sexual assault, self harm)

Slayer by Kiersten White

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma (tw: suicide, sexual assault)

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Unmarriageable: A Novel by Soniah Kamal

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors: A Novel by Sonali Dev

What we’re reading:

Circe by Madeline Miller

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History by James Mottram and David S. Cohen

An Orphanage of Dreams by Sam Savage

More books out this week:

The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater by Ted Fox and James Otis Smith

Sugar Run: A Novel by Mesha Maren

Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

The Widows by Jess Montgomery

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

Sydney Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by John Dale

Receptor by Alan Glynn

What Momma Left Me by Renée Watson

Amsterdam Noir (Akashic Noir Series) by René Appel and Josh Pachter

Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 by Kevin M. Kruse, Julian E. Zelizer

The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times by Jerome Charyn

In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children) by Seanan McGuire

Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life by Lucy Worsley

How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson

The Winter of the Witch: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy) by Katherine Arden

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States by Tony Platt

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi and Tracey Baptiste

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone: Collected Stories by Kat Howard

Bicycle in an Ransacked City: An Elegy by Andrés Cerpa

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by Jack Kelly

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) by Ha Jin

She Lies in Wait: A Novel by Gytha Lodge

Old Newgate Road: A novel by Keith Scribner

The Lost Puzzler: The Tarakan Chronicles by Eyal Kless

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Lake City: A Novel by Thomas Kohnstamm

Freefall: A Novel by Jessica Barry

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Still in Love: A Novel by Michael Downing

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien” by Jeremy Smith

Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex by Siddharth Dube

Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn’t by Edward Humes

Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Laura Tempest Zakroff

To Keep the Sun Alive: A Novel by Rabeah Ghaffari

The Martin Chronicles by John Fried

Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy by Andrés Cerpa

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

McGlue: A Novella by Ottessa Moshfegh

It Was All A Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America by Reniqua Allen

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Hollywood’s Eve: Eve Babitz and the Secret History of L.A. by Lili Anolik

A Sky for Us Alone by Kristin Russell

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

Wanderer by Sarah Léon and John Cullen

The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams

The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by Jack Kelly

White Stag: A Novel (Permafrost) by Kara Barbieri

Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden

Analiese Rising by Brenda Drake

Invasive species by Marwa Helal