Best New Books: Week of April 16, 2019

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

The Department of Sensitive Crimes, by Alexander McCall Smith

Feast Your Eyes, by Myla Goldberg

Normal People, by Sally Rooney

Upon a Burning Throne, by Ashok K. Banker


Adult Nonfiction

Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, by Pico Iyer

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story, by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben

Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poetry, by Campbell McGrath

The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, by Nancy Isenberg and and Andrew Burstein

Tragedy, The Greeks, and Us, by Simon Critchley

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell, by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and others

Whatever Gets You Through: Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault, by Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee


Youth Fiction

Lenny’s Book of Everything, by Karen Foxlee

The Line Tender, by Kate Allen and illustrated by Xingye Jin

My Cat Looks like My Dad, by Thao Lam


Youth Nonfiction

Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered through History, by Serah-Marie McMahon and Alison Matthews David and illustrated by Gillian Wilson

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