Fiction new book roundup – May 2017

Craving something to read by a favorite author or hoping to find a debut novelist? We’ve got you covered with new fiction coming out this month, May 2017.

5/1: 16th Seduction by James Patterson – the latest installment in the popular Women’s Murder Club series.

5/2: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan – a novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home.

5/2: The Dinner Party and Other Stories by Joshua Ferris- an anthology of short stories that follow characters searching for answers in the wake of surprise, violent, or otherwise life-changing moments.

5/2: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – another gripping novel of human instincts and the damage they can inflict from the author of The Girl on the Train. Continue reading “Fiction new book roundup – May 2017”

Nonfiction new book round up – May 2017

Looking for new nonfiction to read or a new cookbook to test out? Here is a selection of nonfiction being published in May 2017.

5/2: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian by W. Kamau Bell. A provocative look at contemporary America from the host of CNN’s United Shades of America.

5/2: Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford. A memoir from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Independence Day.

5/2: One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays by Scaachi Koul. A collection of essays about growing up South Asian in the West from a BuzzFeed contributor. Continue reading “Nonfiction new book round up – May 2017”

Publishing new book round-up – February 2017

Looking for something new? Here is a selection of books being published in February 2017.

2/7 – The Book of Hygge by Louisa Brits – another book about the Danish phenomenon that promotes coziness, comfort and connection, from the happiest people on Earth.

2/7 – You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters by Deepak Chopra – Chopra joins forces with a physicist to explore our role in the universe.

2/7 – Universal Harvester by John Darnielle – Jeremy, a video store clerk in Iowa, discovers some unusual footage spliced into returned videos; what is lurking in the cornfields? By singer/songwriter Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.

2/7 – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Thor, Odin and Loki come alive in Gaiman’s re-imagining of Norse mythology.

2/7 – Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast Paced World by Hyemin – Find the path to inner peace with this title, which was the #1 bestseller in South Korea for 41 weeks.

no-so-perfect-life2/7 – My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – Fired from her perfect job, Katie returns home to her father’s farm and unexpectedly has her worlds collide. From Kinsella, the chick-lit/rom-com queen.

2/7 – A Separation by Katie Kitamura – a woman separated from her husband goes to Greece to find him and ask for a divorce; a simple description, but Kitamura has written a finely observed novel of infidelity relationships. Continue reading “Publishing new book round-up – February 2017”

2017 Books You’ll Want to Put on Hold Now

The Seattle Public Library offers a huge selection of materials to the public, and we are constantly adding new titles. How can you stay on top of what’s new at the Library? Shelf Talk is a good place to find recommendations, but there’s a very easy way to see what the Library is getting. When visiting the Library’s catalog search page, click on the “Explore” tab to find “New Titles.” Once there, you can either see what we’ve just gotten in or what we’ve put on order in books, movies and music. Here are a few titles that are sure to be big in the early part of 2017. Get yourselves on the hold list early!

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