What's New in Decemeber

The last month of the year offers a wealth of historical fiction, diverse nonfiction titles, and plenty of highly-anticipated series additions.

December’s new releases seem to highlight, in particular, the many talents writing in historical fiction. Marina Fiorato takes on Shakespeare with Beatrice and Benedick while Natasha Solomons conquers love and grief in the 1940s English countryside in The Song of Hartgrove Hall. More historical romance novels are available this month than I could fit into my little preview, but bestsellers Courtney Milan, Sarah MacLean, and Stephanie Laurens are among them. Nonfiction celebrates art, from journalist Molly Crabapple’s documentarion of her writings and artwork surrounding current events and recent history (Drawing Blood) to George Cotkin’s examination of the artists who birthed “the new sensibility” in Feast of Excess. For those with an interest in history, there’s also a new commentary on the works of C.S. Lewis by Wesley A. Kort (Reading C.S. Lewis) and a biography by Lucinda Hawksley of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter). Meanwhile, for genre enthusiasts, mystery has new work from Cleo Coyle, Jayne Ann Krentz, Lisa Jackson, and many others, while science fiction and fantasy offers new releases from Jeaniene Frost, Dean Koontz, Carl-Johan Vallgren, and more. New adult has new work from Abbi Glines, Penelope Douglas, and Anna Todd, while young adult sees the return of authors Lauren Morrill, Morgan Rhodes, and writing duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Enjoy the last new reads of the year!

New in: fiction

  1. Medicis Daughter by Sophie Perinot (12/1)

  2. A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copelton (12/1)

  3. The Age of Reinvention by Karine Tuil (12/1)

  4. The Seafront Tea Rooms by Vanessa Greene (12/1)

  5. The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley (12/8)

  6. Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato (12/8)

  7. It’s. Nice. Outside. by Jim Kokoris (12/8)

  8. The Violinist of Venice by Alyssa Palombo (12/15)

  9. The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons (12/29)

  10. The Center of the World by Jacqueline Sheehan (12/29)


New in: nonfiction

  1. Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese and Rose Apodaca (12/1)

  2. First Bite by Bee Wilson (12/1)

  3. Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple (12/1)

  4. Reading C.S. Lewis by Wesley A. Kort (12/1)

  5. Stoned by Aja Raden (12/1)

  6. Life and Death in the Andes by Kim MacQuarrie (12/1)

  7. How Not to Die by Michael Greger with Gene Stone (12/8)

  8. Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter by Lucinda Hawksley (12/8)

  9. Feast of Excess by George Cotkin (12/11)

  10. Presence by Amy Cuddy (12/22)


New in: mystery and suspense

  1. Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle (12/1)

  2. Blood Salt Water by Denise Mina (12/1)

  3. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan (12/1)

  4. Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid (12/1)

  5. Time of Departure by Douglas Schofield (12/1)

  6. The Verdict by Nick Stone (12/7)

  7. Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz (12/8)

  8. The Good Neigbour by Beth Miller (12/10)

  9. Out of Plans by Stylo Fantome (12/15)

  10. The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins (12/15)

  11. After She’s Gone by Lisa Jackson (12/29)


New in: science fiction and fantasy

  1. In the Company of Wolves by Paige Tyler (12/1)

  2. Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole (12/1)

  3. Blood Kiss by J.R. Ward (12/1)

  4. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman (12/3)

  5. The Merman by Carl-Johan Vallgren (12/7)

  6. Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (12/8)

  7. Charming by Dannika Dark (12/8)

  8. Betrayed by Amber Lynn Natusch (12/15)

  9. Outtakes From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (12/22)

  10. Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (12/29)



New in: new adult fiction

  1. The Best Goodbye by Abbi Glines (12/1)

  2. Anarchy Found by J.A. Huss (12/2)

  3. Misconduct by Penelope Douglas (12/1)

  4. Forgetting August by J.L. Berg (12/1)

  5. Before by Anna Todd (12/8)

  6. Sweet Soul by Tillie Cole (12/15)

  7. Wicked Reunion by Michelle A. Valentine (12/15)

  8. The Storm by Samantha Towle (12/23)

  9. The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert (12/28)

  10. F U Cancer by Hilaria Alexandra (12/29)


New in: young adult fiction

  1. Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (12/1)

  2. Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (12/1)

  3. Wandering Star by Romina Russell (12/8)

  4. Iniquity by Amy A. Bartol (12/8)

  5. The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill (12/8)

  6. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (12/15)

  7. Untamed by A.G. Howard (12/15)

  8. See How They Run by Ally Carter (12/22)

  9. This Raging Light by Estelle Laure (12/22)

  10. What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass (12/29)

By: Literary Inklings, Casee Marie