This week’s theme is diversity! We are celebrating writers of different backgrounds and the books they’ve written that are to be released this week. Included on our list are novels by Tayari Jones and Lisa Gardner; cookbooks from Jenné Claiborne and Jerrelle Guy; and memoirs from Rachel Hollis and Sadie Robertson. We’ve also added a few surprises— perfect reads for cold winter nights.


An American Marriage, Tayari Jones

No One is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts

Look For Me, Lisa Gardner

The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah

The Masterpiece, Francine Rivers

By The Book, Julia Sonneborn

The House of Impossible Beauties, Joseph Cassara

She Regrets Nothing, Andrea Dunlop

Good Neighbors, Joanne Serling



Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose, Sadie Robertson

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be, Rachel Hollis

The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border, Francisco Cantú

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, Maggie O’Farrell


Planting Gardens in Graves: Volume One, r.h. Sin

Drafts, Fragments, and Poems: The Complete Poetry, Joan Murray, edit. Farnoosh Fathi

Bloom, Beau Taplin


Travel as a Political Act: How to Leave Your Baggage Behind, Rick Steves

Directorate S: The CIA and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Steve Coll

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, Alex Hutchinson

The Earth Gazers: On Seeing Ourselves, Christopher Potter

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley, Emily Chang



Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul, Jenné Claiborne

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing, Jerrelle Guy

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro Asian American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day, JJ Johnson, Alexander Smalls, with Veronica Chambers

Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know, Melissa Monosoff


 Science Fiction

 How to Stop Time: A Novel, Matt Haig

Into the Fire, Elizabeth Moon

The Gone World: A Novel, Tom Sweterlitsch



Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, Bob Roth

Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness, Joy Beth Smith

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