2020 is just around the corner, but before we get there we’re going to talk you up all the new books coming out on this final New Release Tuesday of the year (and DECADE!!). This lineup of books has #NewYearNewMe written all over it – there’s a good helping of titles to get you thinking about your resolutions and how to better yourself in the next calendar year. Exploring new eating habits? Seeking to become an ally to friends, family, and neighbors? Looking to be more confident? There’s something here for any reader that’s hoping 2020 is their best year ever.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
We had to wait all month, but we’re thrilled to finally have on our shelves Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age! This debut novel gives us a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter and her well-intentioned employer, and it’s also the latest pick of our Trust Fall subscription service (that’s how much we love it!).
The novel opens with Emira Tucker, babysitter to Alix Chamberlain’s three year-old toddler, Briar, getting wrangled up by supermarket security for alleged kidnapping. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
This debut is “filled with buckets of wit and loads of humor,” (Cristina) “doesn’t let you off the hook to self-examine your own biases,” (Consuelo) and makes for essential reading headed into 2020. Jump on the opportunity to receive a signed copy through our Trust Fall subscription service (and save 15% when you use the coupon code KILEYREID at checkout) or order a standard edition here!
The Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass
Kick off 2020 feeling healthy and rejuvenated with a bevy of easy and delicious recipes that can be found in The Defined Dish, a new cookbook from food blogger Alex Snodgrass!
Fully endorsed by The Whole 30, The Defined Dish is a cookbook people can turn to after completing a Whole30, when they’re looking to reintroduce healthful ingredients like tortillas, yogurt, beans, and legumes.
There are no esoteric ingredients in these recipes, but instead something to suit every taste, each dish clearly marked if it is Whole30 compliant, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and more. Alex includes delicious variations, too, such as using lettuce wraps instead of taco shells, to ensure recipes can work for almost any diet. And for anyone looking to stick to their Whole30 for longer, at least sixty of the recipes are fully compliant.
To learn more about these dishes, stop by BookPeople on January 15th at 7PM to hear from Alex Snodgrass herself when she sits down with Camille Styles for a conversation on this revolutionary food guide. And order now to reserve a spot in the signing line to meet Alex!
F*ck No! by Sarah Knight
With titles like The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight has quickly become a beacon of hope for anyone looking for an unvarnished take on how to tidy up the little messes in their lives.
In F*ck No, Knight expounds on all the reasons why saying no is okay. No is an acceptable answer, she writes, and whether you’re a People-Pleaser, Overachiever, Pushover, or have serious FOMO, this little book will help you say what you really mean without being really mean, delivering practical strategies that give you the power to decline, and concrete examples that put the words right into your mouth.
Grab yourself one today and start your year off the right way!
A Woman Makes a Plan by Maye Musk
You know her son Elon, but before Tesla and SpaceX, there was the woman who, at 31, became a single mother, dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry, established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents.
But she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success at what she calls the “prime of her life.” As everyone who follows her obsessively on social media knows, Maye is a fount of frank and practical advice on how the choices you make in every decade can pay off in surprising, exciting ways throughout your life.
In A Woman Makes a Plan, Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom on career, family, health, and adventure. You can’t control all that happens in life, but you can have the life you want at any age. All you have to do is make a plan. This is the perfect read for anyone looking at new horizons in the new year! Get yours today!
The Guilty Feminist by Deborah Frances-White
The New Year is upon us and, for many, that means setting sights on immediate, radical transformation. But in The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White reassures us that we don’t have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change, that being the best feminist you can be takes time.
Exploring big issues of identity, equality, intersectionality, and the current feminist agenda, Frances-White explodes the myth of the model activist and offers a realistic path toward changing the world.
If one of your goals in the New Year is being a better citizen and ally, this is one place to start!
Discover these and other new releases in-store today or shop with us online any time! We hope to see you back here in the New Year with our first chunk of new releases for 2020! See all y’all then!