March 2016 Book List


Independent Booksellers – The independent booksellers give us lists of what books people have been buying at independently owned book stores. These lists do not usually reflect the newest publications because they have not had time to become big sellers. My list only includes the newest additions to the Indie lists.

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø

A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin

Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Outline by Rachel Cusk

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

The Door by Magda Szabo

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Widow by Fiona Barton

Georgia by Dawn Tripp

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

Arcadia by Iain Pears

The Past by Tessa Hadley

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

A Gathering of Shadows by Victoria Schwab

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

A Few of the Girls by Maeve Binchy

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

Breaking Wild by Diana Les Becquets

The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

Publisher’s Weekly – Books that are hot off the presses and even a few that are not out yet. They tend to only present the cream of the crop, according to their own reviewers.

Lesser Evils by Joe Flanagan

Character, Driven by David Lubar

Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee

All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage

Redeeming the Kamasutra by Wendy Doniger

High Dive: A Novel by Jonathan Lee

The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe

Innocents and Others: A Novel by Dana Spiotta

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Movements by Geir Tangen (Norwegian Blogger)

Red Girls (no author given) Look for this title which is coming from Japan

A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn

Playing for the Devil’s Fire by Phillippe Diederick

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley (main character is 12, has 60+ page section of poetry)

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

Exit, Pursued by Bear by E. K. Johnston

The Song of Hong Gildong (author unknown) (Korean) from Korean by Minsao Kang

The North Water by Ian McGuire

A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee

The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman

Amazon – Giant bookseller who pretty much lists everything that is coming out in a given month, but does present editor’s picks.

Literature and Fiction

The Summer Before the War: A Novel by Helen Simonson

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

As Close to Us as Breathing: A Novel by Elizabeth Poliner

Innocents and Others: A Novel by Dana Spiotta

All Things Cease to Appear: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage

What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyeni (connected stories)

Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax

All Stories are Love Stories: A Novel by Elizabeth Percer

Guapa by Safeem Haddad

Bottomland: A Novel by Michelle Hoover

Shelter: A Novel by Jung Yun

The North Water: A Novel by Ian McGuire

Terrible Virtue: A Novel by Ellen Feldman (Margaret Sanger)

A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Biographies and Memoirs

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan (Thomas Francis Meagher)

Love, Loss and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi

From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffry E Garten

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise by David K. Randall

Lust and Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

Dimestore: A Writer’s Life by Lee Smith

I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You: A Life on the Low Road by Mishka Shubaly

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America by Douglas Brinkley

John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub

All the Ways We Kill and Die: An Elegy for a Fallen Comrade, and the Hunt for His Killer by Brian Castner

Mystery and Thriller

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

The Travelers: A Novel by Chris Pavone

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

All Things Cease to Appear: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Cold Barrel Zero by Matthew Quirk

Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R. S. Belcher

The Lyre Thief (The Hythrun Chronicles) by Jennifer Fallon

The Courier: A San Angeles Novel by Gerald Brandt

Of special interest to me:

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Compiled by Nancy Brisson







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