Chelsey and Sara pair brand new and upcoming spring book releases with backlist titles that share similar themes, plotlines, or settings. We haven’t read all of these new releases, so our pairings are based on speculation and best guesses.
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Out in March
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel ( Amazon ) by Juliana Delgado Lopero ( Fiebre Tropical Amazon)
What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster ( Amazon ) Nice White Parents podcast by Brit Bennet ( The Vanishing Half Amazon) by Jessie Redmon Fauset ( There is Confusion Amazon)
Brood by Jackie Polzin ( Amazon ) by Willa Cather ( My Antonia Amazon) by Deb Olin Unswerth ( Barn 8 Amazon)
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chonda Prescod-Weinstein ( Amazon ) by Yaa Gyasi ( Transcendent Kingdom Amazon) Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer ( Amazon)
The Salt Fields by Stacy D. Flood ( Amazon ) by Isabel Wilkerson ( The Warmth of Other Suns Amazon) by Jesmyn Ward ( Sing Unburied Sing Amazon)
That Way Madness Lies by Dahlia Adler ( Amazon ) by Dahlia Adler ( His Hideous Heart Amazon) by Melissa Bashardoust ( Girl, Serpent, Thorn Amazon) by Jessica Spotswood ( The Radical Element Amazon) by Saundra Mitchell ( All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages Amazon) by Amerie ( Because You Love to Hate Me Amazon)
Lolita in the Afterlife by Jenny Minton Quigley ( Amazon ) by Vladimir Nabakov ( Lolita Amazon) by Azar Nafisi ( Reading Lolita in Tehran Amazon) by Wendy C. Oriz ( Excavation Amazon) by Kate Elizabeth Russell ( My Dark Vanessa Amazon) by Susannah Carson ( Living with Shakespeare Amazon)
There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura ( Amazon ) by Sayaka Murata ( Convenience Store Woman Amazon)
Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge ( Amazon ) by Edwinge Danticat ( Everything Inside Amazon)
Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce ( Amazon ) by Alyssa Cole ( Let Us Dream Amazon)
by Rachel Hawkins The Wife Upstairs by Talia Lavin Culture Warlords by R. Eric Thomas Here for It
Out in April
Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi ( Amazon ) by Jaques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette ( Snowpiercer Amazon) Stream Snowpiercer or Parasite
Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian ( Amazon ) by Charles Yu ( Interior Chinatown Amazon)
Hamlet by Gillian Flynn Anything in the Hogarth Shakespeare project
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin ( Amazon ) by Uzma Jalaluddin ( Ayesha at Last Amazon) by Emma Lord ( Tweet Cute Amazon) by Rainbow Rowell ( Attachments Amazon)
Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Salfe ( Amazon ) Ellen @reading_theend by Kate Atkinison ( Life After Life Amazon) by Michael Poore ( Reincarnation Blues Amazon) by V.E. Schwab ( The Invisible Life of Addie Larue Amazon)
Out in May
The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel ( Amazon ) by Alison Bechdel ( Fun Home Amazon) Maintenance Phase podcast
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead ( Amazon ) by Maggie Shipstead ( Seating Arrangements Amazon) by Maggie Shipstead ( Astonish Me Amazon) by Paula McLain ( Circling the Sun Amazon) by Doris Rich ( Amelia Earhart Amazon)
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon ( Amazon ) by Toni Morrison ( Beloved Amazon) by P. Djeli Clark ( Ring Shout Amazon)
While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams ( Amazon ) by Steven Wright ( The Coyotes of Carthage Amazon)
The Guncle by Steven Rawley ( Amazon ) by Julia Claybourn Johnson ( Be Frank With Me Amazon) by Kevin Wilson ( Nothing to See Here Amazon)
Out in June
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris ( Amazon ) by Nella Larsen ( Passing Amazon) by Suzanne Rindell ( The Other Typist Amazon) by Raven Leilani ( Luster Amazon)