New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 20

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Greg Laurie, Mat Best, Ian Urbina, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 13

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Billy Jensen, Ibram X. Kendi, Nicci Gerrard, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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The Best New Biography & Memoir Novels | Summer 2019

The Best New Biography & Memoir Novels | Summer 2019

If you are a fan of biography & memoir novels, there are some amazing new books for you to add to your summer reading list! Our list of insightful new reads includes the work of Anicia S Eriksson, Haben Girma, Annejet van der Zijl, Rachel DeLoache Williams, Abigail Pesta, and Daniel R. Day. We hope you enjoy these inspiring new biography & memoir novels!


Not Your Shame

by Anicia S Eriksson

Release Date: July 19, 2019

Not Your Shame is a story about a journey in recovering from mental illness. Anicia S Eriksson takes readers through the ups and downs of her journey, while trying to remove the shame that often revolves around mental illness. She is telling her story so people can feel less alone.

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Haben

by Haben Girma

Release Date: August 6, 2019

This is the story of Haben Girma, the first Deafblind graduate of Harvard Law. This memoir follows her life and journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben did not let her disability stop her and used it as an opportunity for innovation. Join Haben through key moments of her life as she searched for the keys to connection.

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The Boys Between Worlds

by Annejet Van Der Zul

Release Date: August 1, 2019

The Boys Between Worlds is a new biography from the author of An American Princess… Rika and Waldemar fell in love in 1928. They could not have been more different. She was a 37-year-old Dutch-born mother, estranged from her husband. He was not even twenty and a wealthy Surinamese descendant of slaves. Together they had a blue-eyed and brown-skinned child and a promising life ahead of them. That was until the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

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My Friend Anna

by Rachel Deloache Williams

Release Date: July 23, 2019

My Friend Anna is a story told by Rachel DeLoache Williams. The Vanity Fair photo editor had a new friend named Anna, who was a self-proclaimed German Heiress. Anna was extremely generous, offering to pick up the tab for lavish dinners, drinks at fancy bars, and workouts with personal trainers. When Anna proposes an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech, Rachel jumps at the opportunity. But then it took a dark turn, Anna’s credit card mysteriously stops working and Rachel is left with the $62,000 bill. It turns out Anna is a notorious con artist.

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The Girls

by Abigail Pesta

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Larry Nassar is known for being a sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts. But The Girls tells an untold story. For decades he honed his manipulation at a small-town gym in Michigan with aspiring young gymnasts. In this story, these brave women tell their story of what happened.

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Dapper Dan

by Daniel R. Day

Release Date: July 9, 2019

Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear at his legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem. He was known for remixing classic luxury-brands into his own innovative designs. But before this, he was just a hungry boy with holes in his shoes. This is the story of a teen who gambled with drug dealers and found nourishment from books while in a prison cell. In Dapper Dan, he tells his full story.

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | August 8

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Anicia S Eriksson, Haben Girma, Abigail Pesta, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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Interview with Anicia S Eriksson, Author of Not Your Shame

What can you tell us about your new release, Not Your Shame?

Not Your Shame is originally a Swedish title, and for the past few months I have worked day and night with translating the Swedish book into English. And here we are! I have an amazing publisher who’s been there for me all the way and has helped me with the release of Not Your Shame. The book is a self biography in poetry and prose about growing up with an alcoholic father, that same father who then gets cancer and dies when I’m at an age of 15. It is about the traumatic event of when I was raped at 18, and about the aftermaths of that. It is about the struggles of being a woman, but it is also about finding love, hope and finding a will to live after decades of darkness. It is a book that will show you that it is possible to crawl out of that dark, bottomless hole. It is possible to find a way to want to live.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I can’t say it was just one person or one thing that inspired me, for there is many. But there is one person who definitely has been a huge inspiration of mine, and that is my cousin Elina Sundström. She’s an author and has been published with three books thus far, and she sowed the idea in my mind that maybe, just maybe I could be an author too. In writing poetry, I have found some inspiration in Rupi Kaur. But there was never just one inspiration, I’ve had too many to count.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’ve read many books in my days, and I am really very terrible at remembering the titles of the books I’ve read. Even my favorites. I did, however, read a book recently that I could not put down, it is called “Notes to self” by Emelie pine. It made me both laugh and shed a tear or two. Another book I really recommend is “The sunshine sisters” by Jane Green. Loved it.

I also have to recommend a book that I haven’t finished reading yet, but already love – that is “Avien” by Maria Wälsäter – this book is in Swedish though, but hopefully it will be available in English any time soon. “Somebody I used to know” by Wendy Mitchell is another book I recommend, and last but not least – “The perks of being a wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

That would be a dream. Wow, there is so many people I’d want to invite, but I think my first guest would be Rupi Kaur. I would want to ask her how she found the courage to begin with, publishing her poetry on her own. I would also like to ask her the upsides och downsides having gotten so much publicity as she has gotten, and also how being an author has affected her. There are so many questions I’d like to ask her.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My favorite thing about writing is the way it makes me feel. Or rather, not feel. Writing offers a relief like nothing else, it makes me feel less anxious, less restless, less stressed. I love how it also makes me feel genuinely happy and satisfied, nothing can compare to the rush I’m feeling while having a flow in my writing, I can spend HOURS just writing with no pause. It is intense and it is absolutely amazing, and after a session like that, I always feel light. Like I’m sailing on clouds, like there is no weight on my shoulders. I love how I’m able to form my somewhat chaotic thoughts into words right in front of me. Writing offers me relief, and that is my favorite thing about it.

What is a typical day like for you?

Besides being an author, I also work as a preschool teacher. So a typical day for me starts at my job, and then when I get home at the end of the day I spend some quality time with my partner and our cat. And of course, I write. I try to write a little (or a lot…) every day. Somedays I’m too tired to even open the computer, but most days I do get some writing done.

What scene in Not Your Shame was your favorite to write?

I can’t say any of the parts was my favorite to write, because it honestly was so painful to write this book. However, the most important part for me to write was the first part of the book – that is the part about the rape. It was life-saving for me to write that part, and it made me realize and learn some very important things about myself that I would not have learned had I not written this book. Writing is a way of making things make sense to me. So I can’t say I really enjoyed writing any of the parts in this book, but what I can say is that it was important and offered me support and relief when I was at my worst. And I’m so grateful for that, I’m so grateful to myself for writing this book.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

That it is okay to not be okay. That it really can get better, with the right help and support. The shame is not ours, and neither is the guilt. They are not ours to carry.

Anicia S Eriksson is the author of the new book Not Your Shame.

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | July 30

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Ben Folds, John C. MacManus, Liz Astroff, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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Our Audiobook Playlist For July | 2019

Our Audiobook Playlist For July | 2019

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in July. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone, from mystery, literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and biography/memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


The Inside Man

by M.A. Rothman

Release Date: June 18, 2019

Levi Yoder is a fixer for the New York Mafia. He solves problems and is a man whose code puts loyalty above all else. But what makes him different is that he has a conscience. He is an angel in wolf’s clothing. This second book in the series sees Levi being falsely accused of several crimes. So the FBI makes him an offer he can’t refuse: use his mob connections to investigate the murder of several undercover agents.

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The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

Release Date: July 16, 2019

The Civil Rights movement has begun to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee. Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart and believes he is “as good as anyone.” He was abandoned by his parents but was kept in line by his grandmother. Elwood is about to enroll in a local black college, but living in the Jim Crow South means one innocent mistake could destroy everything.

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The New Girl

by Daniel Silva

Release Date: July 16, 2019

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, a mysterious girl arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade. It is rumored that she is the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She isn’t. When she is kidnapped, Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli Intelligence, is thrown into a deadly secret war.

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Adaptively Radiant

by Joseph E. Henning

Release Date: July 19, 219

Justin Toshi Blackwood is on summer vacation in Japan. While there he attends a birthday party for his cousin, Kaito, and bonds with his estranged relatives. The two young men share a great-grandfather and realize they have both inherited some mysterious heirlooms. One has a pocket knife and the other a pocket watch. When they discover the knife opens a compartment in the watch containing a tiny hidden map, they soon find themselves on an international scavenger hunt.

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The Light: Houston, Texas

by Joe M. Solomon

Release Date: May 28, 2019

As Robert Walker scans through TV channels he finds one news report after another warning of violence erupting around the country. People are randomly attacking one another along the east coast from Maine to Florida. It is speculated that it has something to do with the strange lights that appeared in the sky above the outbreaks. It sweeps across the country until it hits Houston, then proceeds to the West Coast. Robert and a handful of his classmates survive the first wave and find themselves in the middle of civilization’s blackest hour.

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American Predator

by Maureen Callahan

Release Date: July 2, 2019

The names of notorious serial killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are usually well-known. Most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, despite the fact he is one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. American Predator is by journalist Maureen Callahan and is the culmination of years of interviews and research from classified FBI files.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | July 2019

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! June had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors J.D. Robb, B.A. Paris, Tana French, Robyn Carr, R.O. Kwon, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction


Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | July 23

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Richard, Zoglin, John Glatt, Kasey S. Pipes, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | July 16

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new novels from Matthew Kepner, Ben Cleary, David Roberts, and more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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