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62 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out June 4 – 10, 2024

By Kobo • June 04, 2024New eBooks and Audiobooks

A few of the books we’re most looking forward to this week

Maisie Dobbs, the first novel by Jacqueline Winspear in the eponymous series of mystery novels, was first published in 2003. Starting in the aftermath of the First World War, the books have followed investigator and psychologist Maisie Dobbs through the 1920s and into Europe’s descent into WWII, with the 18th book, The Comfort of Ghosts, taking place in 1945 as Britain begins to chart its post-war future. It is the last Maisie Dobbs book that Winspear plans to write. Though the author claims not to have set out in the beginning to write a war novel (let alone 18 of them), her fascination WWI and the course of events that followed ended up filling in the background of these beloved mysteries with rich detail rooted in those pivotal events, and mirroring her own characters’ struggle with concepts of guilt and innocence.

Leila Mottley, author of the 2022 Oprah-approved novel Nightcrawling, is following up her breakout debut boldly: with her debut book of poetry. woke up no light is a book of “hoods”—comprised of sections entitled “girlhood,” “neighborhood,” “falsehood,” and “womanhood.” She of course is drawing comparisons to other young Black American poets such as Amanda Gorman (Call Us What We Carry) and Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé), but the comparisons only highlight how unique Mottley’s approach is.

As a specialist in adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Jack Turban knows better than just about anyone what kids are going through—and how to explain it to adults. His posts on social media about the science of gender lay out in clear language what science can tell us about gender, sex, and sexuality, and what supportive healthcare for young LGBTQ+ folks really looks like (hint: it’s quite unlike what newspaper opinion writers have been so worked up about lately). In Free to Be: Understanding Kids & Gender Identity, Dr. Turban explores the science, medicine, and yes even the politics, of gender identity through the lens of a trio of young people who don’t fit the biological gender binary—itself a concept Dr. Turban explains as a wholly human-invented simplification of what we actually see in genetics, internal and external physiology, endocrinology, and neurology. With a clear, compassionate tone, Dr. Turban makes a scientifically-sound case for providing support and care for kids navigating a path to their true selves.

More books coming out now

✍ Poetry

woke up no light: poems by Leila Mottley


🧰 Help and How-to

The Forever Dog Life: 120+ Recipes, Longevity Tips, and New Science for Better Bowls and Healthier Homes by Rodney Habib and Karen Shaw Becker

Rewire: Break the Cycle, Alter Your Thoughts and Create Lasting Change (Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life) by Nicole Vignola

How to Love Someone Without Losing Your Mind: Forget the Fairy Tale and Get Real by Todd Baratz LMHC

Free to Be: Understanding Kids & Gender Identity by Jack Turban, MD

The 10-Second Customer Journey: The CXO’s playbook for growing and retaining customers in a digital world by Todd Unger


💡 Big Ideas

Invisible Doctrine: The Secret History of Neoliberalism by George Monbiot and Peter Hutchison

Willie, Waylon, and the Boys: How Nashville Outsiders Changed Country Music Forever by Brian Fairbanks

Sing Like Fish: How Sound Rules Life Under Water by Amorina Kingdon

The Truth About Immigration: Why Successful Societies Welcome Newcomers by Zeke Hernandez

Black Cake, Turtle Soup, and Other Dilemmas: Essays by Gloria Blizzard

Killed by a Traffic Engineer: Shattering the Delusion that Science Underlies our Transportation System by Wes Marshall


🗣 True Stories

Entrances and Exits by Michael Richards

Dark Wire: The Incredible True Story of the Largest Sting Operation Ever by Joseph Cox

Ambition Monster: A Memoir by Jennifer Romolini

I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This (But I'm Going to Anyway) by Chelsea Devantez

A Gentleman and a Thief: The Daring Jewel Heists of a Jazz Age Rogue by Dean Jobb

I Want to Die but I Still Want to Eat Tteokbokki: further conversations with my psychiatrist. by Baek Sehee

We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance by Kellie Carter Jackson

When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day by Garrett M. Graff


💘 Romance

For the Love of Summer by Susan Mallery

I Can't Even by Lani Lynn Vale

Fate of the Sun King by Nisha J. Tuli

Isabel and The Rogue by Liana De la Rosa

Match Me If You Can by Swati Hegde

Frenemies to Lovers by Synithia Williams

Pardon My Frenchie by Farrah Rochon

The Clarity of Light by Jade Church


🗡️ Action, Crime, and Mystery

Murder at the Dinner Party by C.J. Archer

Yowls in the Yarrow by Dale Mayer

Stuart Woods' Smolder by Brett Battles

The Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear

Olive You to Death by Lynn Cahoon

Farewell, Amethystine by Walter Mosley

Blood in the Cut by Alejandro Nodarse


🖊️ Literary & Contemporary Fiction

The Secret History of Audrey James by Heather Marshall

Shelterwood by Lisa Wingate

The Last Song of Penelope by Claire North

Swift River by Essie Chambers

Malas by Marcela Fuentes

The Road to the Country by Chigozie Obioma

Blessings by Chukwuebuka Ibeh

Fire Exit by Morgan Talty

Tiananmen Square by Lai Wen


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

Mirrored Heavens by Rebecca Roanhorse

Tidal Creatures by Seanan McGuire

Enlightenment by Sarah Perry

The God and the Gumiho by Sophie Kim

Daughter of the Merciful Deep by Leslye Penelope

Moonstorm by Yoon Ha Lee

Apostles of Mercy by Lindsay Ellis

Service Model by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Again, Dangerous Visions: 46 Original Short Stories from Giants of the Science Fiction Genre edited by Harlan Ellison

Rebel Moon Part Two - The Scargiver by V. Castro

Lady Eve's Last Con by Rebecca Fraimow


🗯 Manga & Graphic Novels

Cherry Magic! Thirty Years of Virginity Can Make You a Wizard?! 11 by Yuu Toyota

My Hero Academia, Vol. 38 by Kohei Horikoshi

Ballad of Sword and Wine: Qiang Jin Jiu (Novel) Vol. 1 by Tang Jiu Qing

Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 10 by Naoya Matsumoto

Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 26 by Sorata Akiduki

The Deep Dark: A Graphic Novel by Molly Knox Ostertag

A Man and His Cat 11 by Umi Sakurai


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