Best Books This Season
A new year calls for new reads, am I right?!
The publishing industry is wasting no time getting good books out in 2019. What better way to celebrate the new year than by checking out one of January's hottest reads? Here are the 10 to have on your radar.
The Dreamers, by Karen Thompson Walker
Walker was behind one of the biggest debuts in recent memory, in the form of the coming-of-age sci-fi tale The Age of Miracles. Now she's finally arrived with her encore: the saga of a town being put to sleep (literally) by a mysterious illness. (Jan. 15)
No Visible Bruises, by Rachel Louise Snyder
A veteran journalist exposes just how ubiquitous and insidious America’s domestic violence epidemic truly is--in fact, she argues, it shapes a startling number of our most pressing national issues. Through the stories of victims, abusers, and law enforcement officers, Snyder illustrates the role domestic violence plays in such national emergencies as mass shootings, mass incarceration, and sexual violence. Gut-wrenching, required reading. (May 14)
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris B. Hill
The prison industrial complex is one of America’s most profitable growth industries, and one of the prime examples of how systemic racism works in this country. But while many explorations of the prison system focus on the male experience, DaMaris B. Hill shines a light on the plight of incarcerated black American women, who have been forced into bondage in this country from the time of slavery throughout Reconstruction and up till today. It’s a difficult, powerful subject, and a history far too few Americans are familiar with; Hill tells these stories with passion and strength, illuminating the ongoing struggle to be free. (January 15)
Adèle by Leila Slimani
Adèle—and the reader—must come to terms with what it is we demand of women in modern times, and how those punishing requirements lead so many of us to crack and try and get autonomy through unorthodox means. (Jan 15)
Oculus by Sally Wen Mao
This stunning, expansive book of poetry marks Sally Wen Mao as one of the most compelling, provocative poets working today; reading her work feels like being granted access to a new sense, one commensurate with sight, but not limited to those things set before our eyes. The poems range in subject matter from the story of a teenage girl in Shanghai who puts her suicide on social media, to that of Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong, who uses a time machine to travel throughout film history, looking for her legacy and finding a troubling lack of one. Mao’s language beautifully encompasses both the natural and technological worlds, infusing both with humanity, and offering a crystal clear vision of the ways in which our culture corrupts and consumes those who don’t fit within it seamlessly. (Jan 15)
How to Be Loved by Eva Hagberg Fisher
When Eva Hagberg Fisher was 30, a previously undetected mass ruptured in her brain, sending her down a road of recovery, and also of personal reckoning, as she learned to accept, for the first time in her life, that she was vulnerable, and that she needed the help of other people in order to survive. This moving, beautifully written book reveals the lengths we go to put conditions on our love, the ways in which we resist the people who want to come close to us, and the truth that it is in our weakest moments that we are most likely to find the greatest sources of strength. (February 5)
On The Come Up, By Angie Thomas
If you're already obsessed with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, you're probably already counting down the seconds until you can get your hands on her second novel, On the Come Up. The daughter of an underground hip hop legend who passed away before his big break, Bri is determined to make it as a rapper. But of course, nothing goes as planned. (February 5)
Era of Ignition, Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn blew us away with her first novel, Any Man. Now, she's getting extremely personal in Era of Ignition, where she explores feminism, activism and the positive effects of hitting your lowest point. (March 5)
The Path, by Oprah Winfrey
If anyone is going to inspire you to get your shit together in 2019, it's Oprah. The Path Made Clear is a guide to making your life successful and significant. There are even a few pointers from Jay-Z, Ellen DeGeneres, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Reading this might be the closest you'll ever get to the Illuminati.
We absolutely think you’ll love these books! If you’re interested in discovering more new reads about business, entrepreneurship, self growth, tragedy, raw inspiration then our PublishHER Bookfair is the ideal event for you to attend! Join us in partnership with Atlantis University on January 26th, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. This is a place for authors to flourish! It’s FREE when you RSVP to attend.