Best New Books Coming Out This Week

It's the last week of the year, and the publishing world is going out strong in 2016! Some of these new books will tug at your heart strings, while others will make your heart beat faster in suspense. Some will introduce you to brand new worlds and some will take you back to places and people you have visited before. Each week I try to create a list that is a mixture of well known as well as less knows authors. It's fun to try out a new book or author, you never know what interesting treasures you will find between the covers of a book!

New Books This Week You Won't Want To Miss
Whether you are looking for cute books for children, marvelous middle grade reads, exciting young adult books, suspenseful adult fiction, or wonderfully creative non-fiction books I'm sure you will find something on you list that is just right for your reading pleasure today.

Best New Books This Week

Thanks for visiting today to see what new books have just been published. I love putting together these lists for you, my dear bookish readers. It's fun to see all the best books each week and pick which ones to share with you. I hope that you find a few that you like!

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Recently I have made some changes to my diet and I loved the look of the new cookbook this week, Blissful Basil. My youngest loves all things to do with animals, so I'm pretty sure that in the near future we will be reading the Under the Sea layer book.

This week seemed kind of slow for anything except children's and nonfiction, but next week has some great releases coming out! Make sure to come back next Tuesday to see those exciting new books.

Best New Books Published This Week

A new week means a bunch of newly published books are out there ready for you to read! This week I've picked out some amazing titles that I'm sharing with you. Looking for titles for little ones, older kids, teens, or yourself? I have great ideas for you today!

wonderful New books for children, teens and adults

The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter ~ A Book Review

Interested in a quick and entertaining read? Check out this holiday novella by Ally Carter, one of the current best YA writers. The Grift of the Magi will get you ready for the holiday season.

Holiday book review Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter
Up for some holiday thievery? Ally Carter surprised her fans with this Heist Society Christmas novella. Kat and her crew are back in this highly entertaining adventure.

Alterations - Book Blitz & Giveaway

I love finding new books and new authors to read. I'm excited to share today about a brand new book that came out this week! Alterations is a YA contemporary romance about being open to new experiences, finding out who you are, and making hard choices.

Stephanie Scott debut YA novel Alterations book cover and giveaway

If you read my post yesterday about the best new books out this week, you will have seen that Alterations made it onto my list of best YA books to check out. Read more about this fun book and don't forget to enter the $20 Amazon giveaway at the end of my post!

Best New Books This Week

With the weather turning colder, there is more time spent inside. Why not curl up with a new book and lose yourself in a story? These newly published books are just what you need!

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Whether you are looking for a new book for yourself or as a gift, this list has a little bit of everything on it. Delightful children's books, mysterious middle grade, courageous books for teens, lovely adult fiction, and informative nonfiction books are all on my list today. I hope you find one that is just right for you!

Christmas At The Castle Book Tour & Giveaway

Forget your daily cares when you get comfy and read this sweet Christmas romance. Christmas at the Castle is a cute and clean story that is a nice read for cold winter days or nights.

Book Review Christmas at the Castle by author Melissa McClone

When it comes to romance books, I tend to enjoy clean ones ~ a sweet romance, but not explicit. This sounded like the perfect book when I read the synopsis, and I was right. Read below for my review and don't forget to enter the giveaway for a book, book swag, and an Amazon gift card!

Gift Guide for Your Favorite Bookworm

With the weather getting colder and the calendar turning to December, it's the perfect time to think about gifts. Are you a bibliophile that has people asking what you want as a gift? Or maybe you have a bookworm that you are shopping for. This guide has 15 ideas for perfect gifts for book enthusiasts.

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Every year my family asks what I want for holidays and birthdays. Of course I love to get new books from my favorite authors, but sometimes it's nice to get something else. These bookish gifts would be top of my list.

Hot New Books Published November 29

Are you looking for some great new books to read? You have come to the right place! I have a list of some hot new books that are being published this week. There is a little bit for everyone on this list, so I hope you will be able to find just what you are looking for.

hot new books published nov 29
Whether you are looking for books to buy yourself or add to your to be read list or shopping for someone else, I hope that you find a book on this list that is just perfect. When my oldest daughter saw the middle grade books I added, she wrote them down so she could have the school librarian request them. I have to admit that my favorite book this week is pretty geeky - I'm a big Doctor Who fan, so I was excited when I saw that one. Which book are you most excited about?

Brand New Books This Week!

Happy Tuesday my wonderful readers! Tuesday means it's time to take a look at the brand new books that are published this week. Take a look at a few that are coming out this week.

Brand New Books Published This Week November 22

With Thanksgiving later this week, I think publishing of new books has slowed down a bit, but I did find a few for you. So many people are getting their turkey and tasty sides ready as well as planning family fun activities and maybe a little bit of shopping.

I have 6 books that I think you may be interest in this week. I hope you find one that you like! I'm thinking that I might have to add the crochet book to my artsy library.

The Mistletoe Secret Book Review

Are you looking for a nice, sweet holiday read with some romance? Read my review then add it to your to be read list.

The Mistletoe Secret Book Review Holiday Novel

New York Times Bestselling Author Richard Paul Evans has added another holiday book to his list of wonderful novels. It has a Thanksgiving and Christmas setting, so this is the perfect time of year to pick it up to read.

Best New Books This Week!

Check out the best new books that are published this week! If you are looking for a new book to read, one to add to you to-be-read list, or maybe ideas to add to your Christmas list, then you have come to the right place. Take a look at this great selection of different types of books that are coming out this week!
New Books Published This week November 15 and Nov 18

I think that Tuesday is beginning to be one of my favorite days of the week. I love finding these new release books each week to share with all of you....and to get ideas for my new reading too! Each Tuesday in the afternoon I check for these new titles in the digital downloads offered through my local library.

Marissa Meyer "Heartless" Book Tour

New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer has a new stand alone book, Heartless, that was published last week. She is on a tour promoting her book and I was able to attend the fun event at the Provo City Library. It was a Mad Hatter Tea Party with an introduction to the book, a talent show, a Q&A, and book signing.

Author Marissa Meyer Heartless Book Tour at Provo Library

2016 Cash for Christmas Giveaway!

Wouldn't it be nice to have a little extra cash this time of year? You could use this for holiday shopping for your loved ones, buying gifts to donate, stocking up on holiday books, or maybe even a little something special for yourself.

$330 Cash for Christmas Giveaway 2016

Today I have a great giveaway for you! I joined with some great bloggers to bring you this $330 Cash for Christmas Giveaway. Enter and you could be 1 of 8 winners of gift cards just right for holiday shopping.

Hot New Books Available November 8

A new week means a whole bunch of new books to anticipate! If you need a new book to read or want to add some to your To Be Read list, I've got some good newly published books this week! These new releases will be sure to please.

Books Published November 8 2016

My list today has a book my youngest has been impatiently waiting for as well as one I can't wait to get my hands on. There is one from a very well known author who usually writes YA vampire books, but has branched out to a new genre.

Let's get on to the hot new books!

Everyday Magic Blog Tour

Do you believe in everyday magic? The magic of a perfect day, reaching your dreams, falling in love, or having stars align and everything go just right. If you do, or want to, this book will delightfully surprise you.

Blog Tour Everyday Magic by Emily Albright Book Review

I'm excited to bring you this review today! It's my first time participating in a Blog Tour for an upcoming book. I think you will like Everyday Magic by Emily Albright. Let's get right to the book!

Books Published November 1 - November 7

Looking for great newly published books to read? I have a list of the top new releases for this week for you today! Take a looks at this great selection of different types of books that are being published this week. Most new books are published on Tuesdays, but there is one coming out later in the week I wanted to share with you.

new books published November 1 - November 7

This is my third month letting you know about newly published books. In September I posted one large blog post about all the books coming out throughout the month. Then in October I published posts for different genres of new books for the whole month - children's, middle grade, YA, adult fiction, and non-fiction. It's taken me a while to figure out what was works best.

Each Tuesday I will share a list of some of the new books that are published during the upcoming week. I would love feedback to see which works best for you, my wonderful book-loving readers. You can let me know in the comments below!

On to the new books!!

Book Review - Louie & Lilly's Nap Time by David Scott

Do you have young children that love animals? They will find this sweet book entertaining. If you have two children (or more) the pups in this story might seem a bit familiar to you. Join me for a look at this lovely children's book with gentle rhyming and adorable illustrations.

Louie and Lilly's Nap Time a children's book by David Scott

Nonfiction Books Published in October

Sometimes it's nice to take a break from fiction books and dive into some true life. There are four non-fiction books out this month that I'm excited to read.

Nonfiction books being published in October

Book Review - The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop is a book for book lovers, for dreamers of travel, for those that enjoy reading about others yearning for closure in their lives getting that resolution. Join me for a quick look at this charming book.

Read this book review for The Little Paris Bookshop written by Nina George


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All thought are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small portion of any sale in exchange for advertising this book.

With having a book blog, you no doubt know that I love books. I love opening the pages to another world or time and falling into the story in my imagination. I believe that there are books out there that you need to read at certain times in your life. Have you ever been drawn to a certain book and it contained something that you had been searching for?

Weekend Reading Recap - Three Dark Crowns and The Little Paris Bookshop

Weekends are always full of family time, but I make certain that I have a bit of time for reading too. I'm sharing the books that I took a reading journey with this past weekend. Maybe they will give you ideas on what books you might want to add to your To Be Read list.

Books Read over the weekend YA and Adult Fiction

You really can't read two books that are more different than the ones I read this weekend. One is dark, deadly, and magical; the other is soul searching and an ode to the love of books. Even though they are quite different, they both were ones that I would recommend to different audiences.

New Children's Books Published in October

There are quite a few wonderful children's books that are being published throughout the month of October. Take a look at a few of the ones I picked to share with you this month. I hope you find a few that you think your child will love!

New Children's Books Being Published in October

New Adult Fiction Books Published in October

If you are looking for a good new book to read this month, you have come to the right place. I have found six new releases of adult fiction for October. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and one might make you throw the book at the wall....or maybe that's just me.

Last month when I read a new adult fiction book, I fell in love (you can read about it here). When picking up a new book, you never really know what kind of experience you will have. A new book is a journey you are about to embark on.

New Adult Fiction Books Published in October

New YA Books Published in October

At the start of each month, I check to see what new books are coming out that I want to add to my To Read list. I found 8 young adult books published throughout the month of October that I think sound very interesting.

8 New Young Adult books coming out in October

These Young Adult or teen books are written for 13-18 year olds, but I personally read them quite often. A few of these authors are well knows, but don't forget to check out one of the authors you may have not heard of yet.

New Middle Grade Books Published in October

A new month means a whole bunch of new books to look forward to being published. Today I am sharing some of the middle grade books that will be published throughout the month of October.

8 middle grade books being published in october

If you know of a reader that is 8-12 years old, they might want to read one of these new books that are coming out in October. There are plenty of newly published books each month, this is just a sampling of the ones that we were excited about at our house.

Reading Recap - New Books in September

There were some great books published in September. I anxiously awaited a few of the newly published books to come out so I could read them myself. See which ones I liked and the short reviews for them.

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Early in September I wrote a post about new books that were going to be released in September (read the post here). Searching for new books to share with my readers got me excited to read some of the titles myself. I downloaded quite a few from the digital library that my local library has access to. Really, who doesn't love free books?

Book Review ~ Margherita's Notebook

Escape from everyday life between the pages of Margherita's Notebook. Travel to the Italian countryside from the comfort of your own home and enjoy delicious descriptions of food and a bit of romance.

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Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton Book Review

Diplomatic Immunity was one of my picks for the September new books released that you should read. When I saw that this was available through the local library's digital account, I had to download it and read it. Read below to see my thoughts about this new release.

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New Books You Will Love September 2016

Every month there are so many new books that are released. It's hard to keep up with all of the new books that are released each week. Today I'm sharing a few of the books that come out in September that are worth checking out.

new release books september 2016

I've put together a list of new books that will be released throughout the month of September. If you are looking for a new book you will love; check out the picture books, middle grade reads, young adult, and adult novels I have on this list.

How To Make Easy Paper Bookmarks

I'm always on the lookout for new bookmarks. I usually am in the middle of 2 or 3 books at the same time and need a bookmark for each of them. I decided a good way to always have a bookmark on hand is to make a few of my own. These bookmarks are easy to put together and since you are making them yourself, you can pick your favorite colors and styles of paper.

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When I'm not busy reading, my other favorite hobby is crafting. Earlier this year I joined up with a group doing a book swap. We bought a few books for our swap partner and sent some reading related items in the box too. These bookmarks are ones that I sent to my swap partner. I had so much fun making these bookmarks for her, and have made a few others for myself as well!

Gather your supplies and get crafting! These are perfect for the bookworm in your life.

Julianne Donaldson Author Event

I am fortunate enough to live near the Provo City Library. Not only is it a beautiful library with a wonderful selection of books, they have some great activities. Especially their author events. Author Julianne Donaldson visited the Provo Library at their AuthorLink event last night and I was happy to be there and listen to her talk about her writing process, travel research that inspired scenes in her books, and following your dreams.

Julianne Donaldson author visit provo library utah

Books for Weekend Reading - Magical Books

The past few weeks have been so busy with my kids being out of school for summer. We have gone on a few day trips, spent time at the splash pad, worked in our garden, tried camping in our backyard, and enjoyed a few fun bike rides. This weekend I am looking forward to a little relaxing time with reading. We even have plans to read together as a family, which is my favorite!

2 magical books to read this weekend


This week the books on our shelf for weekend reading are very magical. It was a very happy mail day when the UPS driver delivered our most recent purchases from Amazon. I didn't tell my girls that I was buying these books and their faces lit up when I let them open the boxes.

Fun Ways to Encourage Summer Reading for Kids

Some kids love to read during their summer vacation. For other kids, they need some encouragement, incentives, and fun ideas to prompt them to continue reading during their summer vacation. I have a short list of ideas that I think will encourage kids to read during the summer.

Encourage Summer Reading Kids

Research shows that children lose a portion of their learning during summer break if they aren't actively learning. You can read a short article by the National Summer Learning Association here. The "summer slide" can be prevented or lessened though with children reading a variety of books during their summer break.

Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids

When I think back to summertime when I was young, I remember walking to the library with my best friend and wandering the aisles. We would go up there 2 or 3 times per week to see what newly released books had been added, we made lists of books we wanted to read and which ones we had already read, and we looked for the books with the best covers. We would then check out our books, then lay out on a blanket in the sun - which was rare in Western Washington - and read our books and discuss which ones we liked best.

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Not every child has the same love of books as I did and most summers are a bit busier nowdays. Summertime gets busy with camps, sports, vacations, and all those other fun activities. Reading is important though - it helps maintain learning during school breaks and it encourages imagination in children.

Summer reading programs are fun ways to keep children reading during their school break. Following is a list of Summer Reading Programs that kids can join. They can earn free books, small prizes and play games online!

Book Review ~ The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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If you are looking for a wonderfully written, political thriller for a YA audience, with a little bit of sassiness too, then The Fixer is the perfect book for you. The highlighted blurb for the book says "This thriller YA is Scandal meets Veronica Mars." They had me at Veronica Mars.

25+ Books Your Middle Grade Reader Will Love (3rd - 5th Grade)

Whether your middle grader loves to read, or is a little reluctant, this list will give you ideas for different books that they will love. This middle grade book list is geared towards 3rd to 5th graders. Of course that depends on the individual child and their reading level.

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My girls are constantly looking for new books to read. Sometimes they want to read a series of books and sometimes they are interested in a stand alone story. This list has a bit of both.

The books I've found today for middle grade readers are a mix of adventure, fantasy, magic, silliness, graphic novels, and realistic stories. I tried to find books that would appeal to both boys and girls. I hope that there are some books on here that are new and interesting to your 3rd - 5th grader.

Book Review - January Dreams

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Today's book review is of the YA book January Dreams by Carrigan Richards. I'm not sure whether to label this as a fantasy or paranormal. I think it depends how the rest of the series of books goes.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for writing an honest review of the book. All thoughts are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book.

Books for Weekend Reading 4/15

It's Friday! Another weekend to look forward to. What better way to spend a weekend than curled up with a book? Read below to see what books will be making the rounds this weekend at my house.

Weekend Reading Books Paris Bookshop Tasting Rome Forgotten Sisters

Weekends are full of errands, meal planning for the week, planning what crafts I want to work on for my other blog, family movie night, and reading. This week I am going international with my books and my daughter is going on a princess adventure.

Book Review ~ Tainted Ink by Tania Johansson

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Today I have a book review for you. Tainted Ink is the new YA fantasy novel by Tania Johansson.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this e-book in exchange for writing an honest review of the book. All thoughts are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links.

What to Pack for Reading on Your Road Trip

I'ts that time of year again ~ road trips. Loading up the car and heading down the highway to a fun destination. When packing for your road trip, don't forget to include a bag of your reading material too. I have some ideas for what you should pack to read on your road trip. Check them out below!

What should you pack to read on your road trip? suggestions for reading material


If your family is anything like mine, you will be heading out for a road trip in the coming months. Snacks and activities are a must, but I also like to pack some things to read too. You can only look at so many grass covered hills out the window. If you love books, reading materials are great to pack for your road trip.

Books for Weekend Reading 4/1

Happy Friday! What better way to plan the weekend than thinking of the fun books you can read while you relax. I'm sharing one for me and one for each of my girls this week. Look below to see what books we will be reading this weekend.

Author Event ~ Ally Condie "Summerlost" book tour


Ally Condie Meet the Author Summerlost Middle Grade Book tour

Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the "Summerlost" book tour with author Ally Condie. The tour kicked off at the Provo Utah Public Library, a beautiful site to hold a meet the author event. Chattering voices could be heard in the hallway as we excitedly waited outside the ballroom to be let in. At first the group was mostly women, but as the ballroom filled up there were quite a few pre-teens there as well.

Summerlost - A Sneak Peek

Summerlost ally condie early book reveiw

One of the good things about being a book blogger is that I am sometimes able to receive advanced copies of a book or have access to a sneak peek of the book. I was excited to receive the opportunity to  review the first 6 chapters of this book. Especially because I am going to an author event this Tuesday where Ally Condie will be speaking about her new book!

Much Loved Books for Baby's First Library

Building your baby's first library is a fun thing to do. I have made a list of much loved books to add to the library for your baby. Some are old favorites that everyone knows, but I have included some lesser known books as well and hope they become family favorites.

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Reading to babies is such an important part of their development. It helps them make a connection between words and images which helps with early vocabulary. It can instill an early love of books and reading as well.

I have to admit that my favorite part about reading to my children when they were a baby was the peaceful time sitting in our rocking chair. Just the two of us rocking back and forth, cuddled together in the chair, reading a simple book. Having them quiet down from the day and settle in for time together, while I read softly to them each night. They had favorite books that they would choose that I ended up knowing by heart and I loved that special time for us to spend together.

Let's get to the list!

Books for Weekend Reading 3/18

Another week has flown by. My children visited the Scholastic Book Fair at their elementary school this week and have been busy reading their books for the past few days. While they are occupied with their new books, I am going to make some time for reading a book myself too. Today I'm sharing what I will be reading, as well as the books my kids will be reading, this sunny weekend.

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The Mapmaker's Children - A Book Review

If you are looking for a book that has a current story line as well as a historical story, then The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy is for you. Read below for my review.

Mapmaker's Children book review historical fiction contemporary fiction

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for writing an honest review of the book. All thoughts are my own and are not swayed by receiving a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links.

The Mapmaker's Children tells the story of Sarah Brown during the time of the Civil War and Eden Anderson in modern times. We read about the strength and trials of both women throughout the book. We see how their lives are intertwined through alternating narratives.

Sarah is the daughter of abolitionist John Brown and she realized that her artistic talent can help guide escaped slaves to safety. It is a risk though because if caught, she could be sentenced to death like her father.

Eden has moved to a small town in West Virginia to try to start a family and save her marriage. She left behind an ad agency job so she could focus on infertility treatments. She has to make many choices throughout the book to decide what is best for her life.

I loved Sarah's story of being an unconventional woman during the late 1850's. Focusing on schooling, her artistic talents, and helping in the cause of freeing slaves was against the norm for women at that time. I enjoyed the letters that she writes back and forth to her friend Freddy.

Eden from the beginning to the end of the book makes quite a change. It was interesting to see her make day to day choices that helped her grow as a compassionate person and a more likable character.

I liked this book quite a bit and look forward to reading more of Sarah McCoy in the future. I would suggest this book to people that are interested in historical fiction and contemporary women's fiction.

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Books for Weekend Reading 3/11

Weekends are for spending time with my family and relaxing. While I'm relaxing, I like to pick up a book and get lost in the story. Here's a look at what books I'll be reading this weekend.

books to read while relaxing weekend reads

I've said before that I like to have a few different books to pick up and read depending on what I'm feeling in the mood for. These two are definitely different, but I'm looking forward to reading both.
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