Best New Books: Week of January 7, 2020

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

Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano

Forever My Duke, by Olivia Drake

Hunter Killer, by Brad Taylor

Lady of Perdition, by Barbara Hambly

Long Bright River, by Liz Moore

Qualityland, by Marc-Uwe Kling and translated by Jamie Searle Romanelli

A Small Town, by Thomas Perry

The Vanishing, by Jayne Ann Krentz

Yellow Earth, by John Sayles

You Were There Too, by Colleen Oakley

Adult Nonfiction

Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book, by Courtney Maum

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy, by Jane McAlevey

I Am Not Your Slave, by Tupa Tjipombo and Chris Lockhart

Summer Snow, by Robert Hass

Youth Fiction

19 Love Songs, by David Levithan

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come, by Mildred D. Taylor

Clean Getaway, by Nic Stone and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Just Breathe, by Cammie McGovern

The Night Country, by Melissa Albert

Oasis, by Katya de Becerra

The Old Truck, by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey and illustrated by Jarrett Pumphrey

Shadowshaper Legacy, by Daniel José Older


Youth Nonfiction

Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU,
by Rachel Brian

Lizzie Demands a Seat! Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights, by Beth Anderson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Now That We’re Men: A Play and True Life Accounts of Boys, Sex & Power, edited by Katie Cappiello

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and illustrated by Oge Mora

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  1. Luke Shaw says:

    Good list, anyone has reviews on 19 Love Songs?

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