3 Books from Knopf You Need To Know About

This is a great month to be a book shelf, guys. SO. MANY. BOOKS.

I am lucky enough to partner with Knopf Publishing to tell you about 3 new fantastic books out this month! Two of the following books are out today! (Feb. 6) and the other comes out next Wednesday, my birthday! Check out these books and tell me which ones you think you'll be adding to your #tbr list! 

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell (on sale February 6)
A completely unique memoir told entirely through the author’s seventeen near-death experiences. You may know Maggie for her wonderful, evocative novels (This Must be the Place, Instructions for a Heatwave…). I’ve always loved her novels, but her memoir really wowed me. She tells incredible stories in this book: of the childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive, of her teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster, of an encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter—for whom this book was written—from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers. Ann Patchett loves the book and says, "I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O’Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book."

Madness is Better than Defeat by Ned Beauman (on sale February 13)
Ned Beauman is one of Granta’s twenty best young British novelists, and his previous book was Glow. His latest is a literary thriller about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong. Intrigued yet? Plus, the jacket is gorgeous. Early reviews have been great: "A rowdy, thoroughly satisfying literary adventure. . . . Exquisitely comic and absurd, Beauman's imaginative novel brims with the snappy dialogue, vivid scenery, and converging story lines of an old Hollywood classic."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin (on sale February 6)
This debut novel has an extraordinary six-year-old narrator at its center. Think Room meets Jodi Picoult’s issues-based novels. The author Rhiannon Navin came home one day to find her son hiding from a “bad guy” under the dining room table.  That day at school his kindergarten class had had their first lockdown drill.  It was a moment that struck her deeply and that in many ways was the genesis of ONLY CHILD, an absolutely page-turning story about a family forced to face what no family should have to face. Real Simple, Glamour, and Marie Claire have all praised this debut.

I hope this month brings you a ton of reading joy! If you need me, you can find me in my reading chair. ;) 


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