The first week of September has gone by and we’re still reeling with excitement about the new book releases. September is bringing many good books and we wanted to share some of our favorite.
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Transcendent Kingdom paints a breathtaking portrait of a family colliding with addiction and grief through the push and pull of science and faith. Release Date: September 1st
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Anxious People is a poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Release Date: September 8th
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult Alternating between time and place, Boston and Egypt, Picoult brilliantly weaves together fact and fiction, creating characters who are unapologetically human asking unapologetically honest questions around the choices we make and what a life well-lived really looks like. Release Date: September 22nd
Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar A deeply personal work about hope and identity in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Release Date: September 15th
Historical Fiction Novels
A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore Evie Dunmore is single-handedly forging a new historical romance era with her book series A League of Extraordinary Women. A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution — but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart. Release Date: September 1st
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R. Sloan In vein of Daisy Jones & The Six and Everything I Never Told You, this debut novel probes the dark side of fame after a former pop star ends her own life. Release Date: September 1st
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth. At the end of the Dark Ages, the lives of a boatbuilder, a noblewoman, and a monk intertwine in unexpected ways. Release Date: September 15th
Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance in post–World War II Japan.
Release Date: September 1st
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novels
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first, she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move. Release Date: September 15th
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke Set in a dreamlike alternative reality, Piranesi is a stunning metaphysical fantasy, an intricate labyrinth of epic proportions that will haunt you long after the final pages. Release Date: September 17th
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig In The Midnight Library, there are two books — one book for the life you’ve lived and one for the one you could have lived. Nora Seed must decide which book to choose from. Release Date: September 29th
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston
The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.
Release Date: September 8th
YA Fiction Novels
Breathless by Jennifer Niven From Jennifer Niven, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life — sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all. Release Date: September 29th
All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends — literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand. Release Date: September 29th
Horrid by Katrina Leno From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie. Release Date: September 15th
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy New York City neighbors. But his easy smiles mask a burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University. Release Date: September 8th
YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Novels
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu comes the second book in the Eldest Curses series and a thrilling new adventure for High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, for whom a death-defying mission into the heart of evil is not just a job, it’s also a romantic getaway. The Lost Book of the White is a Shadowhunters novel. Release Date: September 1st
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. Release Date: September 22nd
Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin After narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Dames Blanches, Lou, Reid, Coco, and Ansel are on the run from coven, kingdom, and church—fugitives with nowhere to hide.
Release Date: September 1st
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas’s paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys. Release Date: September 1st
Alone Together by Jennifer Haupt
ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of essays, poems, and interviews to serve as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come.
Release Date: September 1st
How I Built This by Guy Raz
Successful NPR podcaster Guy Raz’s new books offers insights and inspiration on how the world’s most successful entrepreneurs built their businesses. Release Date: September 15th
The Gift:12 Lessons To Save Your Life By Edith Eger This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. Release Date: September 15th
My Life in Plants by Katie Vaz
From stumpy potted houseplants to intricate and delicate flower arrangements, My Life in Plants is a heartfelt, honest memoir that intertwines the complex nature of houseplants with a journey of self-discovery. Release Date: September 1st
These and many more books are coming in September! Which one are you the most excited about?