How am I always surprised by each new quarter?! I don’t know, but it’s already time for me to share with you the books Tamara of Travelling With T and I are looking forward to in the next three months. Although publishing still seems to be disrupted by COVID, with fewer books published in the next few months than I’m used to seeing, we’ve both found some new releases we’re excited to highlight.
Tamara’s October Picks
Invisible Girl, One More For Christmas, Return to Virgin River, In a Holidaze, Confessions on the 7:45, The Girl in the Mirror
Katie’s October Picks
Group, Plain Bad Heroines, Shit Actually, Billion Dollar Loser, A Good Time to Be Born, A Lover’s Discourse, When We Were Young & Brave
Tamara’s November Picks
The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, Cobble Hill, Little Cruelties, Piece of My Heart, Lowcountry Boughs of Holly
Katie’s November Picks
Moonflower Murders, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, The Fabric of Civilization, We Keep the Dead Close, Nobody Ever Asked Me About the Girls, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Flight Lines, The Book Collectors
Tamara’s December Picks
The Berlin Girl, The Arctic Fury, The Wrong Family
Katie’s December Picks
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, Sylvia Plankhurst, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder, The Chanel Sisters, Rag and Bone, The War Widow
Are there any of these books you’re excited for? Or any other new releases you can’t wait to read?
I loved We Keep the Dead Close! Definitely one of my favorites this year. It was so compelling and eerie and well done. Rag and Bone and Billion Dollar Loser both sound fascinating and I hadn’t come across either one before — thanks for the introduction to those!
Oh, that’s good to hear! I’ve been interested in We Keep the Dead Close, but I guess I’m always at least a little nervous about picking up true crime, since it’s a topic that it’s important to handle well. Politics and Prose bookstore has an online event coming up with the author in early November that I’ve been considering and which you might want to check out as well.
I’ve been especially annoyed lately with the true crime crossed with memoir mini-genre, because they can just be so navel-gazing and poorly done, and yet it seems like more and more are getting published by people who have nothing to do with the crimes themselves and just insert themselves and make it all about them. So as interesting as the premise of We Keep the Dead Close sounded, I was hesitant. But to me it was a perfect example of doing this genre correctly. I thought it was brilliantly written and researched and deeply respectful.
That’s great to know about the event, I hadn’t heard of it! Will look into it 🙂 Thank you!!
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Thanks Rennie! That’s really helpful. I’ve been bothered by a few books where memoir was mixed poorly with true crime lately as well, so it’s nice to know that’s not a problem here.