New Book Releases – Week of November 15 – 21, 2021

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Let us know which one are you adding to your reading list!

Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong

https://amzn.to/3kyTWPd
Genre: Young Adult - Fiction 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hodder & Stoughton
Publish date: November 16th, 2021

The heartstopping follow up to These Violent Delights, an imaginative, alluring retelling of Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s Shanghai.

Love in the Big City by Sang Young Park

https://amzn.to/3njOD7O
Genre:  Fiction - Coming of Age - LGBTQ+
Publisher: Grove Press 
Publish date: November 16, 2021
A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest-selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul.


Young is a cynical yet fun-loving Korean student who pinballs from home to class to the beds of recent Tinder matches. He and Jaehee, his female best friend and roommate, frequent nearby bars where they push away their anxieties about their love lives, families, and money with rounds of soju and ice-cold Marlboro Reds that they keep in their freezer. Yet over time, even Jaehee leaves Young to settle down, leaving him alone to care for his ailing mother and to find companionship in his relationships with a series of men, including one whose handsomeness is matched by his coldness, and another who might end up being the great love of his life

Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

https://amzn.to/2YOTu7R
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ DAW 
Publish on: November 16, 2021

From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.

Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt…natural, and that’s putting it lightly. Her parents spent most of the days before she was born praying for her peaceful passing because even in-utero she was “wrong”. But she lived. Then came the car accident years later that disabled her even further. Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. And then one day she goes to her local market and everything goes wrong.

Once on the run, she meets a Fulani herdsman named DNA and the race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria begins. In a world where all things are streamed, everyone is watching the “reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist” and the “saga of the wicked woman and mad man” unfold. This fast-paced, relentless journey of tribe, destiny, body, and the wonderland of technology revels in the fact that the future sometimes isn’t so predictable. Expect the unaccepted.

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Montague Siblings, 3) by Mackenzi Lee

https://amzn.to/3wMfBs6
Genre: Fiction - Young Adult - LGBTQ+
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Katherine Tegen Books 
Publish on: November 16, 2021

Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now-adult Monty and Felicity—the older siblings he never knew he had.

The Singles Table by Sara Desai

https://amzn.to/3kYWO8n
Genre: Fiction - Romance
Publisher: Berkley
Publish on: November 16, 2021
Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin's wedding.
 
After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She's never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.
 
Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he's thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they're stuck together for the entire wedding season.
 
So they make a deal. She'll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

The Teller of Secrets by Bisi Adjapon

https://amzn.to/3oxro9L
Genre:  Fiction - Coming of Age
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperVia 
Publish on:  November 16, 2021
In this stunning debut novel—a tale of self-discovery and feminist awakening—a feisty Nigerian-Ghanaian girl growing up amid the political upheaval of late 1960s postcolonial Ghana begins to question the hypocrisy of her patriarchal society, and the restrictions and unrealistic expectations placed on women.

A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Lago

https://amzn.to/3oyVVE6
Genre:  Fiction - Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flatiron Books 
Publish on: November 16, 2021
Wolf Hall meets The Favourite in Lucy Jago's A Net For Small Fishes, a gripping dark novel based on the true scandal of two women determined to create their own fates in the Jacobean court.

When Frances Howard, beautiful but unhappy wife of the Earl of Essex, meets the talented Anne Turner, the two strike up an unlikely, yet powerful, friendship. Frances makes Anne her confidante, sweeping her into a glamorous and extravagant world, riven with bitter rivalry.

As the women grow closer, each hopes to change her circumstances. Frances is trapped in a miserable marriage while loving another, and newly-widowed Anne struggles to keep herself and her six children alive as she waits for a promised proposal. A desperate plan to change their fortunes is hatched. But navigating the Jacobean court is a dangerous game and one misstep could cost them everything.

Death & Co Welcome Home: A Cocktail Recipe Book by Alex Day  (Author), Nick Fauchald  (Author), David Kaplan (Author), Devon Tarby Tyson Buhler

https://amzn.to/3FhObgz
Genre:  Cooking - Entertaining
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ten Speed Press 
Publish on: November 16, 2021
The ultimate guide to choosing ingredients, developing your palate, mixing drinks, and leveling up your home cocktail game—with more than 600 recipes—from the bestselling team behind Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails and James Beard Book of the Year Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
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More than 600 recipes anchor the book, including classics, low-ABV and nonalcoholic cocktails, and hundreds of signature creations developed by the Death & Co teams in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. With hundreds of evocative photographs and illustrations, this comprehensive, visually arresting manual is destined to break new ground in home bars across the world—and make your next get-together the invite of the year.

One response to “New Book Releases – Week of November 15 – 21, 2021”

  1. Katrina says:

    The Singles Table looks right up my alley! Thanks for the post.

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