Happy Tuesday! While I am reading all Christmas books, all the time, I am still excited to bring you some new releases today. If we were in school, I can guarantee that the kids’ book I am sharing would be running off the shelves. It is part of a favorite series. One of the adult books looks so interesting and the other is a favorite author of some of my friends!
Speaking of Christmas books, congratulations to Joanne! You commented on my Christmas book post so I will be sending you a fun Christmas book to enjoy! Even if you didn’t win, you can still print the fun Christmas books bookmark.
Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious―curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood.
As it turns out, they aren’t the only curious ones. They’ve since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics.
The pair have now taken their near-boundless “whys” and “hows” from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time―featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions―including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost.
Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (…except maybe jackhammers).
Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory
Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir.
The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon.
Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter.
Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home
Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase by Nathan Hale
Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America? It all comes back to the island nation of Haiti, which Napoleon had planned to use as a base for trade with North America. While Napoleon climbed the ranks of the French army and government, enslaved people were organizing in Haiti under the leadership of François Mackandal, Dutty Boukman, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Touissant L’Ouverture, who in 1791 led the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—the Haitian Revolution.
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all—if you dare!
**As always, the summaries come from the author’s or publisher’s websites because they know it best!**
If you are looking for more recent releases, check these out:
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 17, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 10, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, November 3, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 27, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 20, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 13, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, October 6, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 29, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 22, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 15, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 8, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, September 1, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 25, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, August 18, 2020
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Tuesday Book Release Day, July 28, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, July 21, 2020
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Tuesday Book Release Day, June 30, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 23, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 16, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 9, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, June 2, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 26, 2020
Tuesday Book Release Day, May 19, 2020
Be sure to come back tomorrow for What’s Up Wednesday! Have a great day full of sunshine and NEW books!