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This week has some great newly published books. I hope you find a few for yourself or your favorite book loving friend!
You won't want to miss the highly anticipated Wayfarer - the conclusion of the Passenger duology. If you haven't read the first book, you can grab a download of Passenger for only $0.99 right now!
My kids want to read the newest novel in the DC Super Hero Girls series because as they say, "Batgirl is awesome!"
For me, I would love to read Love Unending by Becky Thompson. Sometimes I feel as if I get so wrapped up in being a mom and getting all the household things done and I forget to focus on my relationship with my husband. This book looks like an amazing way to refocus your attention and rediscover your marriage while in the midst of motherhood and daily obligations.
The dreamer in me added the National Geographic Italy book. My dream is to one day visit Italy. My dear husband even bought me a learn Italian course so I can be ready for when we go. This book will help me plan all the wondrous places for us to visit.
Brand New Books Coming Out This Week ~ January 3rd
A graphic novel for preschoolers about 4 eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship. Three of the eggs hatch and the birds fly away. The green egg does not hatch, but why? They return to the nest to investigate and are in for a surprise.
Pen Pals - Alexandra Prichard
An octopus and an ant are paired up to write letters to each other for a school project. For an entire year they write to each other about their very different lives. Even with all those differences, they become close friends and find shared interests. All of this leading up to one final surprise!
Jurrasic Bark (Paw Patrol) - Hollis James
Dinosaurs get loose in Adventure Bay and the Paw Patrol team has to wrangle them back to where they belong.
Middle Grade Books
Cammie is the wardens daughter, living in an apartment above the entrance to Hancock Prison. She is also living in a prison of grief and anger over the death of her mother who died saving Cammie's life when she was just a baby. A tale of loss and redemption, and shows that we can find kindness and compassion where we least expect it.
Scar Island - Dan Gemeinhart
Jonathan is the newest arrival at the reform school for troubled boys, an ancient and crumbling fortress of stone that rises from the ocean. Just as Jonathan is settling in, a freak accident leaves the boys without any adult supervision. Freedom brings unexpected danger though. If Jonathan can't come to terms with the sins of his past and lead his new friends to safety, everyone on the island is doomed.
Flying Lessons & Other Stories - Ellen Oh editor
This anthology of short stories from authors in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. A story collection as humorous as it is heartfelt.
Batgirl at Super Hero High - Lisa Yee
Barbara has always hidden in the shadows and stuck with being a super genius and tech whiz. When Super Girls invites her to Super Hero High, she becomes Batgirl and is ready to train with some of the most elite on the planet. She's always had the heart of a hero, now she will have to prove she is one.
Young Adult Books
Etta didn't know she was a traveler until the day she emerged both miles and years from her home. Now, robbed of the powerful object that would save her mother, Etta is stranded once more. Cut off from Nicholas, the 18th century privateer she loves, and her own time. After a blindsiding bombshell, Etta is left questioning everything she thought she was fighting for. With tremors of change to the timeline increasing, they discover an ancient power that threatens to eradicate the timeline altogether.
The Book Jumper - Mechthild Glaser
Amy doesn't quite know what to expect when her mother moves them from Germany to the shores of Scotland. Amy's grandmother insists that she read, but not in the usual way. Amy is a book jumper, she is able to leap into a story and interact with the characters. It is thrilling, but also dangerous as someone is stealing from the book she visits and it seems that Amy's life is at stake.
Flicker and Mist - Mary G Thompson
Romance, intrigue, and action are woven into a rich and suspenseful narrative in this powerful YA fantasy. Myra is a Flickerkin and can flicker into invisibility at will. She hasn't revealed this to anybody though because Flickerkin are persecuted as potential criminals and spies. Loyalties shift and difficult choices must be made before Myra understands who she wants to be.
Because of the Sun - Jenny Torres Sanchez
Dani's seemingly unloving mother is suddenly killed and she is sent to live with an aunt that she has never met. Dani goes into an deeper protective mode - emotional numbness. To escape the awkwardness, Dani explores the foreign landscape in New Mexico. One day she meets Paulo who seems to relate to her hurting. As she begins to form a relationship with her aunt, she finds out about her mother's past and she realizes that forgiveness isn't easy, but it's the only way to move forward.
Adult Fiction Books
While volunteering at the hospital, Maddie lands at the bedside of bruised and battered Mick - who can't remember the kiss they shared. Maddie has sworn of dating, meddling, and chocolate. Being around Mick makes it hard for her to keep her resolutions.
Love Right - Rebecca Rode
Corie isn't a man hater, but being dumped via text by a fiance has given her trust issues. Two years later she has written a bestselling relationship book. Her best friend convinces her to go to a singles weekend at a ski lodge, where Corie seems to be thrown together with former high-school playboy Micah. When a blizzard rolls in while out snowshoeing, Corie has to depend on Micah to survive. Can she also risk her heart?
Time of Death: A Stillwater General Mystery - Lucy Kerr
ER nurse Frankie fled Stillwater 12 years ago. Her sisters pregnancy taking a dangerous turn, and wanting to forget failed relationships in Chicago, Frankie returns to Stillwater. She saves a mans life, only to have him turn up dead hours later and is blamed by the hospital. Frankie doesn't think it was death by natural causes though and starts to dig deeper into the life of Clem only to find too many suspects, some shocking truths, and a few surprising allies.
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals & a Better Life - Oprah Winfrey
Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare recipes that Oprah likes to share with family and friends. After stuggling for many years with weight issues, these recipes have allowed an enjoyable and healthy experiece with food for Oprah.
Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood - Becky Thompson
Since becoming a mom, do you ever feel like your marriage no longer receives the attention it needs to thrive? What if you could re-kindle the sort of love you had in the beginning? Join the author for a 21 day journey to remember what life was like when you first fell in love with your husband.
National Geographic Traveler: Italy - Tim Jepson
Italy expert Tim Jepson can help guide you through all the wonderful regions of Italy. Opening chapters offer practical planning advice while the later chapters offer editorial features and sidebars highlight every aspect of Italian life. This guide has a wide range of activites for the traveler to seek out.
Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau - Kevin Dann
This sweeping, epic biography of Henry David Thoreau sees Thoreau's world as the mystic himself saw it: filled with wonder and mystery, myths and lore, faries and nature spirits, and heroic struggles to live as a natural being in a synthetic world.
There you go! The first brand new book list of the year. Come back next Tuesday for another list of newly published books.