- Literairyland: Dec. 19-25, 2023
Literairyland: Dec. 19-25, 2023
This week's new books, writer birthdays, and more
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There are certain things you think don't need to be said, and then you learn that's not the case for everyone.
For example, if you're an author with a book coming out soon, don't create a fake Goodreads account to give other books negative reviews while giving your novel glowing reviews. Yet, that's what a debut author did. And now, their agent and publisher dropped them, and it appears their book will not be published after all.
It's a light week in book publishing as we sleigh our way to Christmas. I think many publishers are holding their new releases for January. Still, there are 37 new books listed below, including Karl Sigmund's The Waltz of Reason: The Entanglement of Mathematics and Philosophy (Amazon | Bookshop).
May you have a merry Christmas 🎄 if you celebrate and enjoy a day of respite and quiet if you do not. Lastly, give Literairyland a follow on Instagram for more bookish joy.
Table of Contents
Last Week’s Most Clicked Book 🔥
This Week’s New Books
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Sins of the Father by Gareth Rees (Amazon) (Available Dec. 21)
Forging Glory by Lainey Davis (Amazon)
The Duke's Saber by C.H. Admirand (Amazon) (Available Dec. 21)
Resurrections by Ada Hoffman (Amazon)
Graphic Novels & Manga
Afterlife University: Game Knot Over by Jack Chaucer (Amazon) (Available Dec. 25)
Health & Diet
Trivia Time 🤔
Tuesday is the 94th anniversary of Lady Chatterly's Lover being banned in the U.S. In what year was the ban lifted, and Lady Chatterly's Lover was sold in the U.S. for the first time?
This Week’s Literary Birthdays & Events
A Christmas Carol is published (1843)
Robert V. Bruce
Oliver La Farge
José Lezama Lima
Carter G. Woodson
Lady Chatterley's Lover is banned in the U.S. (1929)
Congress changes the name of Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress to Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry (1985)
Alain de Botton
Mehmet Akif Ersoy
James Lane Allen
Charles de Lint
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Johan Sebastian Welhaven
Holden Caulfield makes his first appearance in "I'm Crazy" (1945)
Megan Mayhew Bergman
Ezzat el Kamhawi
Mary Higgins Clark
Henriette Roland Holst
William Brighty Rands
December 25 🎄
Sydney, Lady Morgan