Happy Tuesday, but most importantly, happy new releases Tuesday!
This Tuesday feels like May because the publishing train keeps on chugging and putting out some amazing reads for us this summer. We’ve got a famous Queer Eye personality publishing his novel. We have a few very interesting diverse reads coming out as well. There’s so many great ones that I put together the list of my highly anticipated. The ones with descriptions are on the top of my list, but all of these stories sound so good! I can’t wait!
I’m extremely excited for This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura. First off, the cover is gorgeous. I can’t tell how this picture is rendered, but the beauty of an Asian woman’s face on the cover of this book is really thrilling. It’s not a historical novel, but it’s about a young girl who works for her family’s flower shop only to have it repossessed by the very people who they purchased it from. It also talks about the Japanese internment camps in America during WWII. In fiction, it doesn’t seem like this time period gets covered (or at least recently), so I’m excited to read something connected to it.
I’m kind of intrigued by this one, but I know it’ll be the big book publishing today. I feel like I have to mention it because of Elizabeth Gilbert’s success with her nonfiction novel Eat, Pray, Love. Now, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction again with a historical story exploring sex, promiscuity, love, and a little coming of age. It’s not very high on my list, but it’s on my radar. I’ll be keeping an eye out on how reviews look for this one.
I received a copy of this book for promotion, but the story is kind of intriguing and a good inclusive read for Pride month. It’s the story of four teenagers in love. They’re in two separate relationships, but the behavior of one person is little appalling and someone threatens to expose all of their secrets if they don’t talk to them. The other couple somehow gets involved and become collateral damage to this secret someone. I’m so excited about YA thrillers lately. I’m going to enjoy this one.
I’m slightly intrigued by this title because it’s the #1 selling novel in the YA Fantasy genre right now and that kind of statistic is hard to not look at. It’s the story of a young woman playing warden to grimoires for sorcerers (who are eeevil), but one of the books somehow escapes her. Because it was under her watch, she’s now the main suspect. However, she thens allies with a sorcerer making her question herself and her beliefs. It sounds kind of cool and I do love evil sorcerers and magic, so I might check this one out too.
I saw my friend on Instagram read an early release of this book and she was marking pages with highlighter and there were a ton of little stickies attached to it. This book is going to be so good that I’m considering buying it. It’s a mystery of a missing girl and her family. The story follows a young Chinese family who’s eldest daughter disappears randomly. It sounds like it’ll be unpacking a lot of family secrets before getting to what happened to Sylvie. I think it’ll be good for those who love mysteries, harrowing family dramas, and diverse stories.
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