Best New Books: Week of August 7, 2018


The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!


Adult Fiction

 Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, by Kevin Wilson

 Belleweather, by Susanna Kearsley

 The Bouncer, by David Gordon

 Conscience, by Alice Mattison

 The Court Dancer, by Kyung-Sook Shin

 The Distance Home, by Paula Saunders

 If You Leave Me, by Crystal Hana Kim

 The Longest Year, by Daniel Grenier, tr. by Pablo Strauss

 The Middleman, by Olen Steinhauer

 Mr. and Mrs. American Pie, by Juliet McDaniel

 Our House, by Louise Candlish

 The Reservoir Tapes, by Jon McGregor

 Rust & Stardust, by T. Greenwood

 Smothered, by Autumn Chiklis

 The Spy of Venice, by Benet Brandreth

 Temper, by Nicky Drayden

 To Have and to Harley, by Regina Cole

 Weekend at Thrackley, by Alan Melville


Adult Nonfiction 

 A Future of Faith: The Path of Change in Politics and Society, by Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio

 The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement, by Matthew Horace and Ron Harris

 Crochet Animal Rugs, by Ira Rott

 Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, by Beth Macy

 Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World, by Joel Berger


Youth Fiction 

 Allie All Along, by Sarah Lynn Reul, illus. by the author

 Echo’s Sister, by Paul Mosier

 The Forest Queen, by Betsy Cornwell

 Heretics Anonymous, by Katie Henry

 This Story Is a Lie, by Tom Pollock


Graphic Novels

 Deadendia: The Watcher’s Test, v.1, by Hamish Steele, illus. by the author

 Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano



About the Author:

A former Booklist intern and current Booklist reviewer, Ellie is a reader and writer based in Chicago. She holds a BA in writing from Wheaton College (IL) and is the assistant to the president at Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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