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48 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 10 - 16, 2023

By Kobo • January 10, 2023New eBooks and Audiobooks

New eBooks and audiobooks out this week

While coverage of the British royal family has never been in short supply, readers have seen very little in the way of first-hand accounts from the members of the family itself. The late Queen Elizabeth II was famously strict about keeping intimate family business out of the public eye, so the most curious among us gleaned what we could from loose-lipped and often anonymous Buckingham Palace staff. Aside from a book-length TED Talk and a recent children’s book we haven’t had many opportunities to engage with the words of the royals first-hand. With Prince Harry’s new memoir Spare, royal-curious readers finally get the kind of no-holds-barred insider account they’ve been waiting for. Harry speaks about his late mother Diana, his strained relationship with his brother Prince William, and the racism his wife Meghan Markle faced as she joined the family that once presided over the British Empire. What remains to be seen is whether Harry’s frankness represents a mere aberration from a long-standing tradition of confidentiality or the start of a more open royal family.

Aubrey Gordon’s 2020 book What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat was a ground-breaking and eye-opening essay on the cultural significance of fatness and how entrenched anti-fatness is in society. With “You Just Need to Lose Weight” and 19 Other Myths About Fat People she distills anti-fatness into 19 discrete beliefs—which she grapples with individually, armed with the latest research and of course the trademark sense of humour she’s become known for as co-host of the podcast Maintenance Phase. Gordon’s book joins “They Take Our Jobs!” and 20 Other Myths about Immigration and other books in the Myths Made In America series, which aims to advance social justice by identifying and debunking popular beliefs using facts and argument.

Kai Thomas’ debut novel In the Upper Country is a challenging work of historical fiction set in southern Ontario just a short time before the US Civil War broke out. Set in a fictional town at the end of the Underground Railroad, the story is set in motion by the arrival of a bounty hunter seeking several people fleeing slavery. What follows is an interwoven narrative told by two women, one was among those pursued by the bounty hunter, and the other writes for an abolitionist newspaper in pre-confederation Canada. Though it may sound like a book that readers have seen before, it’s unique for its focus on Black life in a world where legal slavery exists and is held back only by invisible borders and laws, and how interactions with Indigenous Peoples were vital to the development of Black communities.

More books coming out January 10 – 16, 2023

🧰 Help and How-to

The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms by Mary Claire Haver MD

Take Command: Find Your Inner Strength, Build Enduring Relationships, and Live the Life You Want by Joe Hart and Michael A. Crom

Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity by Gloria Mark

The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want by Natalie Lue

Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better (updated with two new chapters) by Brant Hansen


🗣 True Stories

Spare by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

The Nazi Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill by Brad Meltzer

Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World by Lauren Fleshman

The January 6th Report: Findings from the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol by The January 6 Select Committee


💡 Big Ideas

“You Just Need to Lose Weight” And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon

The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness by Robert Waldinger, M.D.

Women, Leadership, and Saving the World: Why Everything Gets Better When Women Lead by Belinda Clemmensen

The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World by Suzie Sheehy

On BTS by Lenika Cruz


💘 Romance

String of Tears by Dale Mayer

Coercion by Amelia Wilde

Charming CEO by Lila Monroe

Wild Irish Moon by Tricia O'Malley

Mated in Chaos by Carrie Ann Ryan

Lunar Love by Lauren Kung Jessen


🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

The Party Is Over by Lisa Renee Jones

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

Unsaid (A Cora Shields Suspense Thriller—Book 4) by Blake Pierce

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

The Game is a Footnote by Vicki Delany

Pay the Price by Sam Tobin

Liar, Dreamer, Thief by Maria Dong


🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Night Travelers by Armando Lucas Correa

The Deluge by Stephen Markley

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

In the Upper Country by Kai Thomas

Creative Differences and Other Stories by Graeme Simsion

Moonrise Over New Jessup by Jamila Minnicks


✨ Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

The Sapphire Altar by David Dalglish

Cracked Palace by Dave Walsh

Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

Son of the Poison Rose by Jonathan Maberry

Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades by Rick Riordan

Replika: Coherence by Hugo Bernard

Of Civilized, Saved and Savages: Coronam Book II by Johnny Worthen


🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

Given, Vol. 7 (Yaoi Manga) by Natsuki Kizu

Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 5 by Naoya Matsumoto

Hell Mode: Volume 5 by Hamuo

My Happy Marriage 02 (Manga) by Akumi Agitogi

Caste Heaven, Vol. 8 (Yaoi Manga) by Chise Ogawa

Shubeik Lubeik by Deena Mohamed

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