In search of something good to read? USA TODAY's Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday.
1. "Miss Memory Lane," by Colton Haynes (Atria, nonfiction)
What it's about: The "Arrow" and "Teen Wolf" actor pulls back the curtain on his life, from his childhood in small-town Kansas to Hollywood stardom, and writes about overcoming addiction, coming to terms with his sexuality and struggling for redemption.
The buzz: "Fans will be left breathless by the grit and courage on display," says Publishers Weekly.
2. "The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan," by Channing Tatum (Feiwel & Friends, fiction)
What it's about: The "Magic Mike" actor returns with his second children's book starring Sparkella, a little girl who's excited for her first sleepover with her new friend Tam and must get creative to build a fantastical castle before she gets there.
The buzz: Expect to see a lot more of Sparkella: Last week Tatum announced on Instagram his books are getting the Hollywood treatment. "PRIME-TIME IS SHINE TIME!!! @sparkella is coming to life with a live-action movie!" Tatum wrote in a post. "It will be adapted by @pamelaribon, who has written some of my favorite animated films."
3. "Happy-Go-Lucky," by David Sedaris (Little, Brown and Co., nonfiction)
What it's about: The revered essayist returns with his first new collection of personal pieces since 2018’s “Calypso,” covering the pandemic years, his father’s death and a battle-scarred America.
The buzz: "Sedaris’s tragicomedy is gloomier than usual, but it’s as rich and rewarding as ever," says Publishers Weekly.
4. "Just by Looking at Him," by Ryan O’Connell (Atria, fiction)
What it's about: From the star of Peacock’s "Queer as Folk" and the Netflix series "Special" comes a novel about a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy, his fight against addiction and his search for acceptance.
The buzz: Publishers Weekly calls it a "hysterical debut novel" and says it "reads like a zippy, traffic-dodging trip up the 101 on a blinding afternoon."
5. "How to Be Eaten," by Maria Adelmann (Little, Brown and Co., fiction)
What it's about: Female figures from children's fairy tales (Little Red Riding Hood, Gretel) are reimagined as modern women in a trauma support group, where our most beloved stories are exposed as anti-feminist nightmares.
The buzz: "Both a meditation on trauma and a sendup of our society’s obsession with scripted reality, this book sings," says a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Colton Haynes, Channing Tatum, David Sedaris: New books this week