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Best New Books: Week of September 25, 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

 An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, by Hank Green

 The Electric State, by Simon Stålenhag

 For the Duke’s Eyes Only, by Lenora Bell

 One in a Million, by Lindsey Kelk

 Transcription, by Kate Atkinson

 Waiting for Eden, by Elliot Ackerman


Adult Nonfiction

 American like Me: Reflections on a Life between Cultures, by America Ferrera

 Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution, by Ben Fountain

 Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms, by Hannah Fry

 Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day, by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

 The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking, by America’s Test Kitchen

 Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art, by Mary Gabriel

 Orange Blossom & Honey: Magical Moroccan Recipes from the Souks to the Sahara, by John Gregory-Smith

 This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-Offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America, by Jeff Nesbit


Youth Fiction

 The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge, by M. T. Anderson, illus. by Eugene Yelchin

 A Blade So Black, by L. L. McKinney

 Blue, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, illus. by the author

 Giraffe Problems, by Jory John, illus. by Lane Smith

 King Alice, by Matthew Cordell, illus. by the author

 Kitten and the Night Watchman, by John Sullivan, illus. by Taeeun Yoo

 Rabbit & Robot, by Andrew Smith

 Small Spaces, by Katherine Arden

 Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster, by Jonathan Auxier

 The War Outside, by Monica Hesse


Youth Nonfiction 

 Resist: 25 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice, by Veronica Chambers, illus. by Paul Ryding

 Through the Window: Views of Marc Chagall’s Life and Art, by Barb Rosesnstock, illus. by Mary GrandPré



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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