The 12 Books that Could Change the Way You Think

In the landscape of modern literature, New Release Tuesdays have become a kind of ritual. Readers eagerly await the moment when they can get their hands on fresh pages, each one a potential game-changer in how we understand the world and ourselves. This week at Sundog Books, we present to you a selection of twelve books that are not just new releases, but new paradigms.

David Bowie Rainbowman by Jerome Soligny

In a world increasingly ruled by superficiality, Jerome Soligny's detailed history of David Bowie's musical journey offers a refreshing deep dive. This book serves as a reminder that true artistry involves layers of complexity that most of us rarely see.

HERC: Hero Husband Father Villian Monster by Phoenicia Rogerson

Myths and legends are not merely stories; they are the foundations upon which societies are built. Phoenicia Rogerson takes the story of Hercules and reframes it through a feminist and queer lens, reminding us that every story can be retold in a way that questions the status quo.

Hush Harbor by Anise Vance

Protests and social justice movements often serve as turning points in history, but what if we examined them as a form of collective psychology? Anise Vance’s ‘Hush Harbor’ presents the race revolution in Bliss City, New Jersey as a case study in group dynamics and the power of social unrest.

Not Forever but for Now by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk, the modern maestro of psychological complexity, returns with a horror satire. At its core, the book scrutinizes the idea of destiny and the social expectations that come with it.

Holly by Stephen King

Stephen King’s ‘Holly’ doesn’t just explore the anatomy of a mystery; it delves into the anatomy of human fear. It gives us another chance to understand why we are drawn to what terrifies us.

The Witching Tide by Margaret Meyer

‘The Witching Tide’ transports us back to 17th-century England and the deadly witch hunts. More than a historical novel, it's an exploration of collective hysteria and how it can turn neighbor against neighbor.

Creep Accusations and Confessions by Myriam Gurba

In a world that often overlooks its villains, Myriam Gurba offers a sociological perspective on what makes someone a "creep" and how society collectively creates them.

Sure, I'll Join Your Cult by Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford's debut memoir is less about her life as a comedian and more about the universal human quest to belong. It poses questions about identity, community, and the roles we assume or are thrust upon us.

Mother-Daughter Murder Night by Nina Simon

Nina Simon's fast-paced whodunit offers more than just a suspenseful read. It exposes the flaws in our societal structures and makes us question our understanding of justice and morality.

Talking to my Angels by Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge’s memoir allows us to understand that our tragedies are not roadblocks but potential catalysts for growth.

The Lights by Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner’s collection of poems, voice mails, and vignettes illuminates the complex emotional landscape of contemporary life.

What You Are Looking For Is in the Library by Michiko Aoyama

In a society obsessed with rapid change, Michiko Aoyama reminds us that the constant in our life might just be the timeless wisdom found in a good book.

Each of these works stands as a testament to the transformative power of literature. They challenge us, they question us, and they invite us to see the world anew. And remember, the beauty of supporting an indie bookstore like Sundog Books is that you become part of a community that values the importance of critical thinking. All these titles are available in-store or online. Invest in your intellect. Change the way you think.

Happy Reading.