New Book Releases – March 8, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 18 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first!. Of course, there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

  1. The Golden Couple: A Novel by Greer Hendricks
Genre:   Fiction / Domestic Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press 
Publish date: March 8, 2022
Pages: 336 
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

Premise of the book:  Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all―until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.

Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.
When they glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.

2. One for All: A Novel by Lillie Lainoff

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: March 8, 2022
Pages: 399 
Format: Hardcover,  eBook, Audiobook
Premise of this debut novel: One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love.

Lillie Lainoff's debut novel is a fierce, whirlwind adventure about the depth of found family, the strength that goes beyond the body, and the determination it takes to fight for what you love.

3. Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Romantic Comedy 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Razorbill
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook 

Premise of this book: High school junior Gigi Wong strives to be the best. After all, that’s what everyone expects of her—her parents, friends, and even potential colleges. Thankfully, her best friend, Kyle, is always there to listen with a smile and a delicious bowl of ramen. Still, with her future—and her dreams—on the line, how is she to stand out when her classmates seem so perfect too?

4. The Summer We Forgot  by Caroline George 

Genre:  Fiction / Detective and Romance 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas Nelson
Publish on:  March 8, 2022
Pages: 416
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is:  Darby and Morgan haven’t spoken for two years, and their friend group has splintered. But when the body of their former science teacher is found in the marsh where they attended camp that summer, they realize they have more questions than answers . . . and even fewer memories.

5. Truth and Other Lies by Maggie Smith

Genre:  Fiction / Political
Publisher ‏ : ‎  TEN16 Press
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Pages: 294
Format:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook 

The Premise of the book is below:  Megan Barnes' life is in free fall. After losing both her job as a reporter and her boyfriend in the same day, she retreats to Chicago and moves in with Helen, her over-protective mother. Before long, the two are clashing over everything from pro-choice to #MeToo, not to mention Helen's run for U.S. Congress, which puts Megan's career on hold until after the election.

6. After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport

Genre:  Non Fiction / Social and Cultural History
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Publish on:  March 8, 2022
Page: 328
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  Paris has always been a city of cultural excellence, fine wine and food, and the latest fashions. But it has also been a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution, never more so than before and after the Russian Revolution and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. For years, Russian aristocrats had enjoyed all that Belle Époque Paris had to offer, spending lavishly when they visited. It was a place of artistic experimentation, such as Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. But the brutality of the Bolshevik takeover forced Russians of all types to flee their homeland, sometimes leaving with only the clothes on their backs.

This is their story.

7. Squire by Nadia Shammas (author) and Sara Alfageeh (illustrator)

Genre:  Fiction / Graphic Novel / Teen and Young Adult Science Fiction
Publisher ‏ : Quill Tree Books
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Pages: 336
Format:  Paperback, eBook, Hardcover
The Premise of the book: Aiza has always dreamt of becoming a Knight. It’s the highest military honor in the once-great Bayt-Sajji Empire, and as a member of the subjugated Ornu people, Knighthood is her only path to full citizenship. Ravaged by famine and mounting tensions, Bayt-Sajji finds itself on the brink of war once again, so Aiza can finally enlist in the competitive Squire training program. 

8. The Book of Souls by Kevin Moore

Genre:  Fiction / Supernatural Thrillers
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Books Fluent
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Format:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  “How can a thirteen-year-old boy have a wife and three children?” They ask.

But how can he see and hear dead people, demons, ghosts, and shadowy creatures? And if they exist, then is it so inconceivable to believe that Jack’s life as a 47-year-old man with a wife and children existed too?

Jack begins his journey to find out why and how. And, in the end, he resolves to find his way back to his true existence, back to his family.

9. Killing Time by Brenna Ehrlich

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Multigenerational Family Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Inkyard Press
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the book is: Natalie Temple, who’s never been one for beaches or parties in the first place, is reeling from the murder of her favorite teacher, and there’s no way this true-crime-obsessed girl is going to sit back and let the rumor mill churn out lie after lie—even if she has to hide her investigation from her disapproving mom and team up with the new boy in town…

10.  The Moth Girl by Heather Kamins
Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries  eBooksPublisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: March 8, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The premise of the book is:  Anna is a regular teenaged girl. She runs track with her best friend, gets good grades, and sometimes drinks beer at parties.
But one day at track practice, Anna falls unconscious . . . but instead of falling down, she falls up, defying gravity in the disturbing first symptom of a mysterious disease.
This begins a series of trips to the hospital that soon become Anna’s norm. She’s diagnosed with lepidopsy: a rare illness that causes symptoms reminiscent of moths: floating, attraction to light, a craving for sugar, and for an unlucky few, more dangerous physical manifestations.

11. Daughter: A Novel by Kate McLaughlin
Genre:  Fiction /  Teen and Young Adult Psychological Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎Wednesday Books
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover,  eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Scarlet’s life is pretty average. Overly protective mom. Great friends. Cute boy she’s interested in. And a father she’s never known—until she does.

When the FBI show up at Scarlet’s door, she is shocked to learn her father is infamous serial killer Jeffrey Robert Lake. And now, he’s dying and will only give the names and locations of his remaining victims to the one person, the daughter he hasn’t seen since she was a baby.

12. The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton

Genre:  Fiction / Historical Christian Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  When shy, sensitive Laura Stearns arrives at St. Dunstan’s Academy in Maine, she dreams that life there will echo her favorite novel, All Before Them, the sole surviving piece of writing by Byronic “prep school prophet” (and St. Dunstan’s alum) Sebastian Webster, who died at nineteen, fighting in the Spanish Civil War. She soon finds the intensity she is looking for among the insular, Webster-worshipping members of the school’s chapel choir, which is presided over by the charismatic, neurotic, overachiever Virginia Strauss. Virginia is as fanatical about her newfound Christian faith as she is about the miles she runs every morning before dawn. She expects nothing short of perfection from herself—and from the members of the choir.

13. Eleutheria by Allegra Hyde 

Genre:  Fiction / LGBTQ+ Literary Satire
Publisher: Vintage
Publish on: March 8, 2022
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Willa Marks has spent her whole life choosing hope. She chooses hope over her parents’ paranoid conspiracy theories, over her dead-end job, over the rising ocean levels. And when she meets Sylvia Gill, renowned Harvard professor, she feels she’s found the justification of that hope. Sylvia is the woman-in-black: the only person smart and sharp enough to compel the world to action. But when Sylvia betrays her, Willa fears she has lost hope forever.

14. Booth by Karen Joy Fowler

Genre: Fiction / Biographical Literary Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of this book is: In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth—breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one—is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.

15. A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft

Genre: Fiction / Teen and Young Historical Dark Fantasy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wednesday Books
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame and riches, and unlock an ancient magical secret. While Margaret is the best sharpshooter in town, only teams of two can register, and she needs an alchemist.

Weston Winters isn’t an alchemist—yet. He's been fired from every apprenticeship he's landed, and his last chance hinges on Master Welty taking him in. But when Wes arrives at Welty Manor, he finds only Margaret. She begrudgingly allows him to stay, but on one condition: he must join the hunt with her.

16. Special Characters: My Adventures with Tech’s Titans and Misfits by Laurie Segall 

Genre: Non Fiction / Journalist Biographies
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dey Street Books
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: In 2008, 23-year-old Laurie Segall was a newly minted assistant at CNN and was living in an East Village walk-up apartment. As Wall Street was crashing down, Segall began discovering a group of scrappy misfits who were rising from the ashes of the recession to change the world: the tech entrepreneurs.

A misfit herself, Segall gained entrance to New York’s burgeoning tech scene, with its limitless cash flow and parties populated by geeks-turned-billionaires. Back at the news desk, she rose through the ranks at CNN, while these entrepreneurs went from minnows to sharks, building companies that would become our democracy and our social fabric: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Uber, Tinder.

17. To Boldly Grow: Finding Joy, Adventure, and Dinner in Your Own Backyard by Tamar Haspel

Genre: Non Fiction / Gardening and Horticulture
Publisher ‏ : ‎  G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of this book: Journalist and self-proclaimed “crappy gardener” Tamar Haspel is on a mission: to show us that raising or gathering our own food is not as hard as it’s often made out to be. When she and her husband move from Manhattan to two acres on Cape Cod, they decide to adopt a more active approach to their diet: raising chickens, growing tomatoes, even foraging for mushrooms and hunting their own meat. They have more ambition than practical know-how, but that’s not about to stop them from trying…even if sometimes their reach exceeds their (often muddy) grasp.

18. In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial   by Mona Chollet

Genre: Non Fiction / Folklore and Mythology 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Publish on: March 8, 2022 
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Celebrated feminist writer Mona Chollet explores three types of women who were accused of witchcraft and persecuted: the independent woman, since widows and celibates were particularly targeted; the childless woman, since the time of the hunts marked the end of tolerance for those who claimed to control their fertility; and the elderly woman, who has always been an object of at best, pity, and at worst, horror. Examining modern society, Chollet concludes that these women continue to be harrassed and oppressed. Rather than being a brief moment in history, the persecution of witches is an example of society’s seemingly eternal misogyny, while women today are direct heirs to those who were hunted down and killed for their thoughts and actions.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have at two! on my radar and will be getting them soon.  Of Course, I will review them for you! What about you? Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than usual!

2 responses to “New Book Releases – March 8, 2022”

  1. I can’t wait to read In Defense of Witches and Eleutheria! Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of Eleutheria before your post.


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