Best New Books: Week of June 11, 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

Air Logic, by Laurie J. Marks

The Darwin Affair, by Tim Mason

The Friend Zone, by Abby Jimenez

Mrs. Everything, by Jennifer Weiner

Sisters of Summer’s End, by Lori Foster

Song for the Unraveling of the World, by Brian Evenson

Soul of the Border, by Matteo Righetto

Velocity Weapon, by Megan E. O’Keefe

Adult Nonfiction

1919, by Eve L. Ewing

Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today, by John Tolan

The Ice at the End of the World: Greenland’s Secret Past and Earth’s Perilous Future, by Jon Gertner

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), by Elaine Welteroth

My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong to You, by Aleksandar Hemon

Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning, by Elliot Ackerman

Reckoning: The Epic Battle against Sexual Abuse and Harassment, by Linda Hirshman

Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us, by Ruth Kassinger

Youth Fiction

Ghost Cat, by Kevan Atteberry

The History of Living Forever, by Jake Wolff

The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined, by Stephanie Hemphill

Max Attacks, by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Penelope Dullaghan

This Was Our Pact, by Ryan Andrews

Youth Nonfiction

Destination Moon: The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11, by Richard Maurer

The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds, by Sy Montgomery and illustrated by Roger Wood and Logan Wood

A Queer History of the United States for Young People, by Michael Bronski and Richie Chevat

Robert E. Lee: The Man, the Soldier, the Myth, by Brandon Marie Miller



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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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