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It’s Book Pub Day! New Releases: September 29, 2020

Hi! It’s Pub Day, here again! There are some INTRIGUING new books being released into the world today, everybody. Shall we take a look?   Fiction The Bell in the Lake: A Novel, by Lars Mytting   Just Like You: A Novel, by Nick Hornby   Non-Fiction The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World that’s Pulling Apart, by Noreena Hertz   Memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey, by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis   Spirituality/Faith The Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, edited by Sarah Bessey   Poetry Swimming Lessons: Poems, by Lili Reinhart   Whale Day, and Other Poems, by Billy Collins   Happy reading…

It’s Pub Day! New Books to Read! September 22, 2020 Releases

Hi! Tuesday is Publication Day in Book World. It’s the most exciting day for an author: new books are released by their publishers, we get to read them, and all are happy. Because I know many of you like to read as much as I do, I want to share with you a lineup of some new titles available to us today. Fiction And Now She’s Gone, by Rachel Howzell Hall   The Book of Two Ways: A Novel, by Jodi Picoult   Daughters of the Wild: A Novel, by Natalka Burian    To Tell You the Truth: A Novel, by Gilly MacMillan   Nonfiction We’re Better than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, by Elijah Cummings   Poetry She’s Strong, but She’s Tired (What She Felt #3) by r.h. Sin   Young Adult Far from Normal, by Becky Wallace   How it All Blew Up: A Novel, by Arvin Ahmadi   White Fox, by Sara Faring Happy reading…

Leah Reads: Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age centers its story on a late evening in Philadelphia, when a young Black woman’s boss calls her in a last-minute emergency to babysit her young daughter. Emira, the babysitter, is asked to take the toddler to the neighborhood’s upscale grocery market, where she is accused of kidnapping the white child. The story spirals from there: Emira’s acceptance of, then resistance against, the societal expectations that had immediately deemed her guilty, her boss’s over-the-top obsession with proving herself a nonracist, all set against the backdrop of Instagram culture and coming-of-age adulthood. This novel is different than anything I’ve read–that’s a good thing–in that it’s very rare one reads a book where she’s not quite sure how to feel about the villain character: Do I like her? the reader thinks. Is it okay if I like her? Such a Fun Age is Kiley Reid’s debut novel, and she writes her characters with such a gentle pen that it’s not until I was halfway through the book that I figured…