New Releases and More for May 1, 2018

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This week, Liberty and Amanda discuss What You Want To See, A Lucky Man, The Electric Woman, and more great books.

This episode was sponsored by Reading Women, Warby Parker, and The Black Witch by Laurie Forest.

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Books discussed on the show:

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts by Tessa Fontaine

The Lonely Witness by William Boyle

Song of Blood & Stone: Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One by L. Penelope

Mr. Flood’s Last Resort by Jess Kidd

The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright

A Lucky Man: Stories by Jamel Brinkley

Heavy Vinyl by Carly UsdinNina Vakueva (Illustrator)

What we’re reading this week:

The Leper Spy: The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II by Ben Montgomery

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

More books out this week:

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

Medusa Uploaded (The Medusa Cycle) by Emily Devenport

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Meet Behind Mars (Made in Michigan Writers Series) by Renee Simms

Ivory Pearl (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean-Patrick Manchette, Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)

The Devil’s Reward by Emmanuelle de Villepin, Christopher Delogu (Translator)

All Summer Long by Hope Larson

Tradition by Brendan Kiely

Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land by Connie Willis

Phoresis by Greg Egan

Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin

Love That Bunch by Aline Kominsky-Crumb

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

The Seasons of My Mother by Marcia Gay Harden

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon

Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian

The Dead House: A Novel by Billy O’Callaghan

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann

It Needs to Look Like We Tried: A Novel by Todd Robert Petersen

Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk

Monsoon Mansion: A Memoir by Cinelle Barnes

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father by Peter Stark

The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems by Diane Seuss

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The Island Dwellers: Stories by Jen Silverman

Limelight by Amy Poeppel

The Military Science of Star Wars by George Beahm

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty by Jacqueline Rose

Ship It by Britta Lundin

A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture edited by Roxane Gay

Motherhood by Shelia Heti

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work by Alison Green

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

Little Fish by Casey Plett

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

The Garbage Times/White Ibis: Two Novellas by Sam Pink

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz  (Author),‎ Caroline Moss (Author),‎ Ms. Carolyn Bahar (Illustrator)

The Poppy War by R. Kuang

Starting with Goodbye: A Daughter’s Memoir of Love after Loss by Lisa Romeo

The Abbot’s Tale: A Novel by Conn Iggulden

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade

The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Flying Jenny by Theasa Tuohy

Miss Subways by David Duchovny

The Wooden King: A Novel by Thomas McConnell

The Queen’s Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis by Joan DeJean

Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane

Freya and the Magic Jewel (Thunder Girls) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Slave Old Man: A Novel by Patrick Chamoiseau

Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers by Nicholas Smith

The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey (Translator) (paperback)

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul (paperback)

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka (paperback)

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (paperback)

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (paperback)