Here are this past week's notable releases:
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini
Really interesting looking book about a girl in LA during the years between the 92 riots and the 94 earthquake.
Hibiscus Daughter Book 1: Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic
First of all, lets all take a moment to appreciate that beautiful cover. Second, the premise sounds really unique and interesting. So I'm definitely giving this a look.
A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Contemporary that's been getting some buzz.
Broken Earth Trilogy Book 3: The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin
The sure to be epic finale to the Hugo nominee (and now winner!) series. Can't wait to get my hands on this one.
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Apparently this one is so good, it got long-listed for the Man Booker Prize BEFORE its release date. I have to give it a look after hearing that.
Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music by Ann Powers
A critical look at pop music and how it shapes our ideas about things like sex, race, social issues etc.
Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street From the Gilded Age to the Great Depression by George Robb
I love history books that stomp on that myth that people like use about how women (as well as PoC, or LGBTQA folk) just like didn't do anything in history worth remembering so like that's why we don't need them in our historical movies/books etc. Seriously, I had a dude actually say something like this to me recently about WWII (he actually seriously thinks no women or black people were involved in it at all, which is so so false I don't know where to begin). I'm not making this shit up.
Batgirl: Stephanie Brown Vol. 1
Teen Titans Earth One Vol. 2
Unbelievable Gwenpool Vol. 3
Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 34