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61 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out April 23 – 29, 2024

By Kobo • April 23, 2024New eBooks and Audiobooks

The books we’re most looking forward to this week

Ocean’s Godori by debut novelist Elaine U. Cho is a space opera about Ocean Yoon, a Korean pilot whose itchy trigger finger has gotten her in trouble with her bosses at the Alliance, the Korea-based space agency overseeing the affairs of our solar system. Worse, Ocean has never been quite Korean enough for those around her (“godori” is the winning move in a card game of the same name that prioritizes strategy and risk-taking), which makes her disgrace appear to many like the long-awaited conclusion to the career of a misfit. But when her friend is framed for a mass homicide, Ocean and her crew set out to find the truth to clear his name and maybe prove her worth along the way. And that’s to say nothing about the will-they-won’t-they romance at the heart of the book: truly, there are whole galaxies stuffed in these pages. This is the first title from the imprint Hillman Grad Books which was created by the multi-talented Lena Waithe to publish not more than half a dozen books over three years. A publishing imprint committing to a maximum of 2 books per year is rare at a time when even the most voracious bookworms can’t keep up with even a sliver of the industry’s output. But it’s a normal run rate for the independent publisher overseeing Waithe’s imprint: led by Molly Stern, an executive from Penguin Random House with hits like Michelle Obama’s Becoming, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Andy Weir’s The Martian to her credit, Zando was founded to publish a small number of books alongside authors and editors (including Flynn, btw, but also actor Sarah Jessica Parker) who’ve developed platforms that can help a small number of books find a meaningful readership. Zando’s approach is a far cry from the “spray and pray” practice of mainstream publishing in the 21st century—but it just might be the model of the future.

Dogland: Passion, Glory, and Lots of Slobber at the Westminster Dog Show by 2019 Pulitzer Prize-finalist Tommy Tomlinson follows one dog, Striker, on his quest for the coveted “best in show” at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. And with Tomlinson’s light touch and big-hearted style, the 2000 Christopher Guest-directed mockumentary Best in Show is never far from the reader’s mind. Which is not to say Tomlinson is here to make fun: on the contrary, he cares very much about dogs and dog owners, and is deeply curious about the bond between dogs and humans---from how we first invited wolves out of the shadows to share the warmth of our paleolithic campfires to the methods by which judges evaluate the Westminster show’s many entrants. Tomlinson spent three years traveling to visit regional dog shows and getting to know the people and dogs who set their sights on the big annual show in New York starting on Mother’s Day weekend.

With his 2017 book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, NYU business professor Scott Galloway emerged as a writer who speaks not only to our present time but also explains to readers where the trajectory we’re on is likely to lead. In his next book, The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning, Galloway took his popular lectures on “life strategy”—where he shares his data-informed views on how to build a meaningful career (not just a lucrative one), and what characterizes a “successful relationship”—and made them available for a mass readership. In The Algebra of Wealth, Galloway zeroes in on one key variable in happiness algebra: “financial security.” As you might expect, even on nuts and bolts self-help material like this he can’t help bringing the reader’s attention to the philosophical principles at work while drawing out long-term trends in the course of explaining how to navigate the labour market while leveraging your strengths (and how to tell a strength from an interest), what to do in times of high volatility (Stoic philosophy has a lot to teach us about our investment portfolios), and so much more. Not to cast aspersions on the counsel of other authors in this field, but it’s notable and welcome to have a writer known primarily for developing his voice as an explainer of many different complex things writing on something as mundane yet so vital as personal finance.

More books coming out now

🧰 Help and How-to

Closer Together: Knowing Ourselves, Loving Each Other by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Love Life: How to Raise Your Standards, Find Your Person, and Live Happily (No Matter What) by Matthew Hussey

The Algebra of Wealth: A Simple Formula for Financial Security by Scott Galloway

Sovereign: Reclaim Your Freedom, Energy, and Power in a Time of Distraction, Uncertainty, and Chaos by Emma Seppälä

The Longevity Imperative: How to Build a Healthier and More Productive Society to Support Our Longer Lives by Andrew J. Scott

Good Food, Healthy Planet: Your Kitchen Companion to Simple, Practical, Sustainable Cooking by Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma

Undiplomatic: How My Attitude Created the Best Kind of Trouble by Deesha Dyer

💡 Big Ideas

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Bettany Hughes

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

The Backyard Bird Chronicles by Amy Tan

A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages: The World Through Medieval Eyes by Anthony Bale

The Moment: Thoughts on the Race Reckoning That Wasn't and How We All Can Move Forward Now by Bakari Sellers

🗣 True Stories

The Forbidden Daughter: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor by Zipora Klein Jakob

The Rulebreaker: The Life and Times of Barbara Walters by Susan Page

Dogland: Passion, Glory, and Lots of Slobber at the Westminster Dog Show by Tommy Tomlinson

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent By Judi Dench

Out of Darkness: Rumana Monzur's Journey through Betrayal, Tyranny and Abuse By Denise Chong

💘 Romance

Funny Story by Emily Henry

Archangel's Lineage by Nalini Singh

Targeted by Kathleen Brooks

Extinction by Douglas Preston

Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin

Finders Keepers by Sandra Kitt

The Tuscan Daughter by Tessa Harris

Ocean's Godori by Elaine U. Cho

All Things Seen and Unseen by RJ McDaniel

The Good Ones Are Taken by Taj McCoy

Out of Office by A.H. Cunningham

A Viscount for the Egyptian Princess by Heba Helmy

🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

One Last Goodbye (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book Five) by Sarah Sutton

Mountain by Dale Mayer

Righteous Hell by J. Robert Kennedy

The Last Word by Elly Griffiths

Murder in Rose Hill by Victoria Thompson

Cue Up (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 14) by Patricia McLinn

Providence by Craig Willse

🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Prophet and the Idiot by Jonas Jonasson

A Single Act of Kindness by Samantha Tonge

Reboot by Justin Taylor

Grandmother and the Priests by Taylor Caldwell

Your Presence Is Mandatory by Sasha Vasilyuk

Play by Jess Taylor

Sweetness in the Skin by Ishi Robinson

Bad Habit by Alana S. Portero

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

Necrobane by Daniel M. Ford

A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall

The Redemption of Morgan Bright by Chris Panatier

Grand Tour by Elizabeth Chatsworth

Dragon Rider by Taran Matharu

Blood Justice by Terry J. Benton-Walker

First Light by Liz Kerin

Off With Their Heads by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Hiero's Journey by Sterling E. Lanier

🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

The Husky and His White Cat Shizun: Erha He Ta De Bai Mao Shizun (Novel) Vol. 5 by Rou Bao Bu Chi Rou

Blood on the Tracks 16 by Shuzo Oshimi

The Do-Over Damsel Conquers the Dragon Emperor, Vol. 3 (manga) by Sarasa Nagase

Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke's Mansion, Vol. 6 by Whale

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina, Vol. 13 (light novel) by Jougi Shiraishi

And Yet, You Are So Sweet 9 by Kujira Anan

I'm in Love with the Villainess (Manga) Vol. 6 by Inori

Homebody by Theo Parish

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