THE BOLD WORLD by Jodie Patterson

THE BOLD WORLD by Jodie Patterson

February 1, 2019

Jodie Patterson’s debut memoir has been called “marvelous” by Alice Walker, a “raw tour de force” by Publishers Weekly, and “required reading for every parent” by Janet Mock. Patterson received launch day coverage on the Today Show, EW, and USA Today. Ballantine published the book on January 29, 2019.

THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming, illustrated by Grant Shaffer

THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON by Alan Cumming, illustrated by Grant Shaffer

February 1, 2019

The Rainbow Booklist Committee has selected THE ADVENTURES OF HONEY & LEON for their list. The Rainbow Book List is a curated bibliography highlighting books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, aimed at children and youth from birth to age 18.

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak

NECESSARY PEOPLE by Anna Pitoniak

February 1, 2019

Kirkus gave Anna Pitoniak’s NECESSARY PEOPLE a starred review, calling it “deceptively nuanced and impossible to put down.” Marie Claire featured NECESSARY PEOPLE on its The Best Women’s Fiction of 2019 (So Far) list, calling the novel “delicious and thrilling.” Little, Brown will publish the book on May 21, 2019.

WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

February 1, 2019

NPR Books calls WE CAST A SHADOW “stunning and audacious,” stating “there’s a lot going on in WE CAST A SHADOW, but Ruffin proves to be a master at juggling the numerous characters and storylines. It’s a fast-paced and intricately plotted book.”

THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir

THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir

February 1, 2019

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Meghan Maclean Weir’s debut novel for the 2019 Alex Award. Knopf published the book on June 12, 2018.

THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden

THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden

January 25, 2019

The final novel in Katherine Arden’s acclaimed Winternight trilogy, THE WINTER OF THE WITCH, will debut on the New York Times bestseller list for the week of January 27th. Del Rey published the book on January 8, 2019.

TURNING POINT by Danielle Steel

TURNING POINT by Danielle Steel

January 25, 2019

The latest novel from Danielle Steel will make its debut on the New York Times bestseller list for the week of January 27th. It will debut at number 1 on the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction and number 3 on the Hardcover Fiction list. Delacorte Press published the book on January 8, 2019.

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

January 25, 2019

The BEASTIE BOYS BOOK audiobook is a BOOKLIST 2018 Editors’ Choice selection and it has appeared on The New York Times Audio bestseller list for the past two months. Spiegel & Grau published the book on October 30, 2018.

HONEY & LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD by Alan Cumming, Illustrated by Grant Shaffer

HONEY & LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD by Alan Cumming, Illustrated by Grant Shaffer

January 25, 2019

Publishers Weekly calls HONEY & LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD “…An effervescent offering.” Random House Books for Young Readers will publish the book on April 30, 2019.

THOSE WHO KNEW by Idra Novey

THOSE WHO KNEW by Idra Novey

January 25, 2019

THOSE WHO KNEW by Idra Novey is January’s Lily Lit Club pick. The Lily, a reboot of the first U.S. newspaper by women, brought back by The Washington Post, interviewed Idra Novey about THOSE WHO KNEW and the impact the current social and political environment had on her writing process. Viking published the book on November 6, 2018.