Reader Alert: Newly-released books of 2017

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.” - J.A. Langford

The excitement one feels when he or she realizes the arrival of new books is indescribable. New books mean new friends, new learning and new adventures. Escape once in a while and get ready with 2017’s latest books, these might be one of your next favourites.

How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

“A remarkably honest memoir of addiction...Marnell is a great storyteller. Funny, with the clever hustler’s knack for an energetically spun tall tale.” (The New Yorker)

The road towards the pitfall of a slow, painful death lay in the very footsteps of the shoe owner. Intoxicated with the privileged yet destructive life, Cat Marnell knows just how exactly this feels. At her early years as a teenager, she became a heavy drug-user, a lonely party-goer starved from the emotional attention of a family, who’s living the glamorous life of addiction. Little did she know, the stylish, beauty editor was heading towards the murder of her own life, which by the day lives for her ambition, and by the night, drowns in her addiction. Unapologetically honest and icily riveting, this book holds a microscopic view of a life trapped in addiction and a mirror of towards the generation’s most aching issue.

How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

A slow death

Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses

The fragility of marriage

Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses

"A brave, brilliant debut, written in prose like the edge of a razor blade, about how little it takes for any of our lives to spin out of control--and how we can struggle to put back the pieces. Gripping, haunting--and dare I say it? Life changing."―Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You, This Is Tomorrow, and Cruel Beautiful World

An ordinary suburban family, Richard Russo and Tom Perrotta lives with their three-year-old twins facing the daily stresses and challenges of married life. Caught up in a languid communication and suffocated by their individual frustrations, each try to grip on the rope that is binding them despite the clear rising tension that is shaking their fragile home. After all, it’s the little things that determine the success of a relationship. As secrets start to crawl way up their marriage, the two of them find each other in a skyrocketing dilemma. Designed in a twenty-four-hour course narration of their everyday relationship, will the two of them surmount their problems or will it take little time for the pressure to explode?

One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

"Looking for a voice-of-their-generation type writer? No pressure or anything, but BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul might fit the bill. Drawing comparisons to Mindy Kaling and Roxane Gay, Koul is a voice for outsiders, children of immigrants and just about any other millennial trying to make their way in today's perplexing world with this entertaining and thought-provoking collection of essays.”―Rolling Stone

Delightfully humorous and undeniably insightful, Scaachi Koul’s book is a collection of striking, relatable and funny essays. As the daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, this remarkably witty girl spirals just about everything she can spot while growing up in a modern culture, in this honest and uproarious literary magnet. Swirling from her romantic dates, the endurance of awkward interaction and conversations, her fear of flying, her insecurities, her thoughts on internet trolls, her phobias and way up to the topics of racism, parenting, feminism and more - “One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter” is a breath of fresh of air that will leave you laughing and pondering at the same time.

One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

The rawness of details

'Theft by Finding' by David Sedaris

A keen and entertaining read

'Theft by Finding' by David Sedaris

"The thrill of Sedaris's nonfiction lies in the absurd details of his memories, burnished with enough polish and comic timing to wonder how true they are (after you've stopped laughing). Now we'll finally have access to the raw material -- fragments of the writer's personal diaries that you might recognize from the banter in his prolific and hilarious live readings." ―Boris Kachka, New York

An authentically funny and sharp-eyed book, “The theft finding” proves just why American humourist David Sedaris is loved by many readers. Over the span of forty years, he recorded everything that captivates him in his diary. From secrets, gossips, movies to overheard conversations from strangers - this enthralling book offers a sweet glimpse into Sedaris’ genius when it comes to peculiar observations and bizarre curiosity. Aside from that, it offers you a microscopic glance at the author’s deep and earnest side. Just like one of his excerpts go - “That's the thing with a diary, though. In order to record your life, you sort of need to live it. Not at your desk, but beyond it. Out in the world where it's so beautiful and complex and painful that sometimes you just need to sit down and write about it.” If you’re ever stuck on a tedious day, just grab this volume and experience all sides of life. Reassuringly, your day won’t be just another day with a Sedaris book on your hand.

Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorrell

“Mesmerizing and quietly revealing, Sorell’s memorable novel expertly weaves Elsie’s search for answers about her origins with her own journey of healing.”
― Publishers Weekly

With the starting line that enfolds, "My father proposed to my mother at gunpoint when she was nineteen, and knowing that she was already pregnant with a dead man’s child, she accepted." - This book is a riveting tale that would leave readers flipping for the next pages on lightning. As she begins her quest to unravel the mysteries that creeps in the relationship she have with her mother, a bundle of threat will envelop her as the past of her mother continues to chase her life away. Thought-provoking and intensely thrilling, Gina Sorell’s book will sneak into your mind and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorrell

The stranger you recognize

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