Best New Books: Week of June 4, 2019

Best New Books-Week of June 4, 2019-featured

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

All Manner of Things, by Susie Finkbeiner

Among the Lost, by Emiliano Monge

Ayesha at Last, by Uzma Jalaluddin

The Body in the Castle Well, by Martin Walker

City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Electric Hotel, by Dominic Smith

Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, by Neal Stephenson

Fray, by Rowenna Miller

The Lost Letters of William Woolf, by Hellen Cullen

Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey

Mostly Dead Things, by Kristen Arnett

Murder in Bel-Air, by Cara Black

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong

Oval, by Elvia Wilk

Patsy, by Nicole Dennis-Benn

A Reluctant Belle, by Beth White

Searching for Sylvie Lee, by Jean Kwok

Their Little Secret, by Mark Billingham

Adult Nonfiction

Black Baseball, 1858–1900: A Comprehensive Record of the Teams, Players, Managers, Owners and Umpires, by James E. Brunson

The Conservative Sensibility, by George F. Will

The Geek’s Guide to SF Cinema: 30 Key Films That Revolutionised the Genre, by Ryan Lambie

Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness, by Jennifer Berry Hawes

A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book, by John Barton

Making Space, Clutter Free, by Tracy McCubbin

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984, by Dorian Lynskey

Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player, by Pete Rose

The Plaza: The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel, by Julie Satow

Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour of What the Music Industry Can Teach Us about Economics and Life, by Alan B. Krueger

Soulless: The Case against R. Kelly, by Jim DeRogatis

The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus, by Ryan Jacobs

Underland: A Deep Time Journey, by Robert Macfarlane

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever, by Nick De Semlyen

Youth Fiction

All the Greys on Greene Street, by Laura Tucker and illustrated by Kelly Murphy

Bear Came Along, by Richard T. Morris and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Like a Love Story, by Abdi Nazemian

Ordinary Girls, by Blair Thornburgh

Sorry for Your Loss, by Jessie Ann Foley

When the Ground Is Hard, by Malla Nunn

Wild and Crooked, by Leah Thomas

You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks, by Evan Turk

Youth Nonfiction

Hector: A Boy, a Protest, and the Photograph That Changed Apartheid, by Adrienne Wright

It Feels Good to Be Yourself, by Theresa Thorn and illustrated by Noah Grigni

Viral: The Fight against AIDS in America, by Ann Bausum



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Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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