Literairyland Weekly: Aug. 29-Sep. 4, 2023

This week's new books

Literairyland Weekly: Aug. 29-Sep. 4, 2023

Welcome to the second issue of Literairyland! I’m so happy you’re here. Your list of this week’s new books and writer birthdays is below.

My goal with this newsletter is simple: Make it easy for you to see what new books are published each week. It’s the newsletter I wish existed, and I’m guessing you might enjoy it, too.

There are a few things I’d like to note:

  • I can’t guarantee this email will contain every single new book. Book publishing is a murky business, and there are many book publishers. So, while I try my best to include every new book, I can’t promise that I won’t miss some.

  • This list might contain a book that isn’t yet out or is already published. Sometimes book publishers change a publication date without telling me. (See publishing, murky.) I double-check this list before sending it to you, but it’s possible a book’s pub date changes without me catching it.

  • This list follows U.S. publication dates because I am in the U.S. A book may or may not publish in the U.S., U.K., etc., on the same day. If you’re not in the U.S., it’s possible a book that’s new here isn’t yet available where you are. Or, sometimes a book will publish elsewhere before it publishes in the U.S.

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Now, let’s get to this week’s new books.

Thanks for reading, Nicholas Barron

This Week’s New Books

While I try to ensure this list contains all new books publishing this week, it’s possible, and likely, that I’ve missed some. I apologize to those authors and publishers.

It’s also possible a publisher changes a book’s publication date without me realizing it. I do my best to ensure this list is comprehensive and current, but I can’t guarantee it.

Affiliate disclosure: This email contains affiliate links. That means I may receive a small percentage of any purchase you make after visiting one of these links at no additional cost to you.



  • The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp by Leonie Swann, translated by Amy Bojang (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Happiness Falls: A Novel by Angie Kim (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Harlem After Midnight by Louise Hare (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • A Chateau Under Siege: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel (Bruno, Chief of Police Series) by Martin Walker (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • The Girl in the Eagle's Talons: A Lisbeth Salander Novel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Series) by Karin Smirnoff and Sarah Death (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • The Discreet Charm of the Big Bad Wolf: A Detective Varg Novel by Alexander McCall Smith (Amazon | Bookshop)



Historical Fiction

  • Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue (Amazon | Bookshop) 🏳️‍🌈

  • The Stockwell Letters: A Novel by Jacqueline Friedland (Amazon | Bookshop)



Science Fiction

Literary Fiction

Short Stories

  • Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare by Megan Kamalei Kakimoto (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Holler, Child: Stories by LaToya Watkins (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare: Stories by Megan Kamalei Kakimoto (Amazon | Bookshop)

Young Adult Fantasy

Young Adult Multigenerational

Young Adult Romance

  • American Royals IV: Reign by Katherine McGee (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Pride and Prejudice and Pittsburgh by Rachael Lippincott (Amazon | Bookshop) 🏳️‍🌈

Young Adult Science Fiction

Young Adult Short Stories

  • Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight by multiple authors (Amazon | Bookshop) 🏳️‍🌈

Young Adult Thriller

  • The Brothers Hawthorne (The Inheritance Games, 4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Amazon | Bookshop)




  • Everything/Nothing/Someone: A Memoir by Alice Carrière (Amazon | Bookshop)


  • Mother Tongue: The Surprising History of Women’s Words by Jenni Nuttall (Amazon | Bookshop)

Astrophysics & Space

  • Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars by Avi Loeb (Amazon | Bookshop)

Natural Disasters

  • This Is Wildfire: How to Protect Yourself, Your Home, Your Community in the Age of Heat by Nick Mott and Justin Angle (Amazon | Bookshop)


  • The Subtle Oracle Deck and Guidebook by Cyndi Dale, illustrated by Adela Li (Amazon | Bookshop)

Business & Finance

  • The Guide to Earned Media: How to Use PR Strategies to Enhance Your Brand by Annie Pace Scranton (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • The Metaverse Economy: How Finance Professionals Can Make Sense of Web3 by Arun Krishnakumar and Theodora Lau (Amazon | Bookshop)

  • Responsible Business Decision-Making: Strategic Impact Through Data and Dialogue by Annemieke Roobeek, Jacques de Swart and Myrthe van der Plas (Amazon | Bookshop)


  • Leaning toward Light: Poems for Gardens & the Hands That Tend Them by Tess Taylor (Amazon | Bookshop)

This Week’s Literary Birthdays & Events

August 29

  • Thom Gunn

  • Karen Hesse

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • Marquis James

  • John Edward Williams

August 30

  • Diana Adebayo

  • Laurent de Brunhoff

  • Colin Dann

  • Muriel Gray

  • Camilla Läckberg

  • Mary Shelley

August 31

  • Eldridge Cleaver

  • Raymond P. Hammond

  • DuBose Heyward

  • William Saroyan

  • G. Willow Wilson

September 1

  • “The Old Man and the Sea” published in Life Magazine (1951)

  • Herbert Asbury

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • C. J. Cherryh

  • Scott Spencer

September 2

  • Steve Berry

  • Paul Bourget

  • Allen Drury

  • Eugene Field

  • Lucretia Hale

  • Joseph Roth

September 3

  • Kiran Desai

  • Marguerite Higgins

  • Sarah Orne Jewett

  • Alison Lurie

September 4

  • Joan Aiken

  • Mary Renault

  • Ferenc Sánta

  • Juliusz Słowacki

  • Richard Wright

See you next week!