Best New Books: Week of October 8, 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

A Bitter Feast, by Deborah Crombie

Blood Sugar, by Daniel Kraus

Blues in the Dark, by Raymond Benson

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro, by Christine Féret-Fleury

The Girl with the Leica, by Helena Janeczek and translated by Ann Goldstein

The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes

Grand Union, by Zadie Smith

How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse, by K. Eason

A Lush and Seething Hell, by John Hornor Jacobs

Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo

The Princess Beard, by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne

What Happens in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand

Adult Nonfiction

American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation, by Holly Jackson

Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger, edited by Lilly Dancyger

Erosion: Essays of Undoing, by Terry Tempest Williams

The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, by Orlando Figes

Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont, by Robert Bilott

Hate Inc: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another, by Matt Taibbi

How to Cocktail: Recipes and Techniques for Building the Best Drinks, by America’s Test Kitchen

Infused: Adventures in Tea, by Henrietta Lovell

Letters from an Astrophysicist, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit: Victorian Iconoclast, Children’s Author, and Creator of The Railway Children, by Eleanor Fitzsimons

On The Plain of Snakes, by Paul Theroux

Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, by Susan Rice

Youth Fiction

The 1,000 Year Old Boy, by Ross Welford

The Best at It, by Maulik Pancholy

Bouncing Back, by Scott Ostler

Charcoal Boys, by Roger Mello

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution, by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Homerooms and Hall Passes, by Tom O’Donnell

Just in Case You Want to Fly, by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, by Jason Reynolds

Stretchy McHandsome, by Judy Schachner

Youth Nonfiction

Enough Is Enough: How Students Can Join the Fight for Gun Safety, by Michelle Roehm McCann and illustrated by Katie Hill

Fighting for the Forest: How FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America, by P. O’Connell Pearson

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future, by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn and illustrated by Chelsea Beck

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way, by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Julie Morstad

Ordinary Hazards, by Nikki Grimes

Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound, by James Rhodes and illustrated by Martin O’Neill

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”, by Deborah Heiligman



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