Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by the marvelous Tressa at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss upcoming release we are excited about that we have yet to read.
Release Date: March 30, 2021 by Algonquin Books
The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with an unforgettable story about the meaning of freedom.
Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson was all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, had a vision for their future together: Libertie would go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and is hungry for something else—is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her mother who can pass, Libertie has skin that is too dark. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come.
Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States and rich with historical detail, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s new novel resonates in our times and is perfect for readers of Brit Bennett, Min Jin Lee, and Yaa Gyasi. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: This historical novel appeals to be for several reasons. Not only because it is inspired by one of the first Black female doctors in the U.S., but also because I am already invested in Libertie's story, just from the synopsis.
Release Date: March 23, 2021 by Hallmark
If you love Hallmark mystery movies, you’ll love this cozy mystery with humor, intrigue, and a librarian amateur sleuth.
Marvey, a librarian, has moved from Brooklyn to a quirky small town in Georgia. When she’s not at the library organizing events for readers, she’s handcrafting book-themed jewelry and looking after her cranky cat. At times, her new life in the South still feels strange...and that’s before the discovery of the dead body in the bookstore.
After one of her friends becomes a suspect, Marvey sets out to solve the murder mystery. She even convinces Spence, the wealthy and charming newspaper owner, to help. With his ties to the community, her talents for research, and her fellow librarians’ knowledge, Marvey pursues the truth. But as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?
This first in series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Classic Peach Cobbler.
Why I want to read this: It's a new cozy mystery series! This one featuring a librarian who makes book-themed jewelry and has a cranky cat. I can't resist giving this one a try.
Does Libertie or Murder by Page One interest you? What upcoming release are you looking forward to reading?
I have an embarrassing number of unread books sitting on the shelves in my personal library. Carole of Carole's Random Life in Books has given me the perfect excuse to spotlight and discuss those neglected books in her Books from the Backlog feature. After all, even those older books need a bit of love! Not to mention it is reminding me what great books I have waiting for me under my own roof still to read!
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a perfectly normal boy. Well, he would be perfectly normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the world of the dead.
There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard: the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer; a gravestone entrance to a desert that leads to the city of ghouls; friendship with a witch, and so much more.
But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod's family.
A deliciously dark masterwork by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by award-winning Dave McKean. [Goodreads Summary]
Why I want to read this: Neil Gaiman. Do I need to say more? I purchased a copy of this book after a fellow blogger recommended it in 2008. Another case of a neglected book that is patiently waiting its turn.
Have you read The Graveyard Book? Does this book sound like something you would like to read?
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You know, I've never seen a Hallmark murder mystery but they just sound so fun! And so does any book with that same vibe lol.ReplyDelete
Greg - I've seen a couple of Hallmark's murder mysteries. They remind me of a cozy mystery novel but not quite as good. :-) Murder by Page One does sound like something they would make into a movie. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Libertie sounds like a really good read - I hope you enjoy it. I also hope I remember to keep watch for your views on it as I might then add it to my TBR.ReplyDelete
I am ashamed to admit to not having read any Neil Gaiman yet. I really must remedy that (once I've cleared my TBR a little more). Happy reading!
Louise - I do hope Libertie will be good. I am looking forward to reading it. I have liked everything by Gaiman I have read so far and hope to read more of his work at some point. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
All of these sound interesting, but I'd purchase Libertie for that beautiful cover alone.ReplyDelete
Jenclair - The cover of Libertie is beautiful, I agree! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I really liked the Graveyard Book! Hope you enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Kayla - I am glad you enjoyed The Graveyard Book. I think I will too. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Libertie sounds so good! Great choices this week:-)ReplyDelete
Tammy - Thank you!Delete
Why is it books centered around libraries and a detecting librarian always sound so good?ReplyDelete
Lark - I feel the same way. I find them irresistible. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I can never pass up a cozy mystery featuring a librarian. This one's going on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy all of these books. :DReplyDelete
Ashley - Neither can I! I hope it will be a good one. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Murder by Page One sounds like one of the most fun cozy mysteries I've heard of in a while.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - I sure hope it will be good! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oooh! The Graveyard Book was an awesome read! Great picks!ReplyDelete
Here’s my WoW!
Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Ronyell - I am glad to hear you liked it! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oh, I agree, Marvey and Murder by Page One is definitely a series I would like to try too! I like the sound of Marvey!ReplyDelete
Verushka - Me too! She sounds like a great character. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I hope you enjoy them! I read The Graveyard Book years and years ago, but I remember liking it.ReplyDelete
Aj @ Read All The Things!
AJ - Thank you!Delete
I think I saw Murder by Page One recently and instantly go curious because it involves books. Hope you enjoy all of these when you get to them :)ReplyDelete
Czai - That's what is drawing me to it. I enjoy a good cozy mystery set in a library. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Ha I had passed on requesting Libertie because I have too many ARCs already but you made me go back and request is! LOL I have no self control! The Graveyard Book is one I want to try again :)ReplyDelete
Mar - I hope you like Libertie when you read it! My self control isn't always the greatest either when it comes to books. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Neil Gaiman is simply great ! I read that one as a comic but would dearly love to read the book :)ReplyDelete
Iza - I love his work. I haven't tried his graphic novels and comics though. I think my husband has. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I haven't read any of those. I hope you enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Mary - I hope so too! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Murder by Page One caught my eye. I can't believe I haven't picked up a Neil Gaiman yet. I've heard of Libertie and glad you reminded me of it.ReplyDelete
Sophia Rose - Doesn't that sound good? I can't resist a mystery set in a library. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I have an unread copy of The Graveyard Book sitting on my shelf too!ReplyDelete
Carole - Maybe this is the year for it. I make no promises though. LOL Thank you for visiting!Delete
Libertie is on my TBR as well. I read The Graveyard Book a few years ago, I think after it first came out. It was pretty good. Hope you're able to get to it soon! Thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post on Lisa Loves Literature!ReplyDelete
Lisa - I hope we both like Libertie when we read it! I am glad you liked The Graveyard book. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Murder by Page One looks really good!ReplyDelete
Heather - I think so too! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I read The Graveyard Book to my kids a few years ago (probably more than a few, but let's ignore that). Really enjoyed it. I listened to the audiobook about a month ago--held up pretty well.ReplyDelete
You should find the time for it (won't take too long, I wouldn't think)
HC - I would love it if my daughter would read The Graveyard Book with me. I am not sure I could convince here though. Maybe . . .Delete
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I LOVE The Graveyard Book! It's honestly great and I can't wait for you to read it!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - It sounds good. I am sure I will enjoy it. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
Libertie sounds like an interesting read. And I love that cover, too!ReplyDelete
Melody - I really like that cover too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete