Best New Books: Week of January 28, 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

Hi Five, by Joe Ide

Highfire, by Eoin Colfer

Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu

Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon

The Truants, by Kate Weinberg

Adult Nonfiction

The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today, by Melvin I. Urofsky

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond, by Lydia Denworth

A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II, by Simon Parkin

Gay like Me: A Father Writes to His Son, by Richie Jackson

Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death,” by David G. Marwell

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in the United States, by Gilda R. Daniels

Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together, by Sam George-Allen

Youth Fiction

Almost American Girl, by Robin Ha

Grama’s Hug, by Amy Nielander

When You Trap a Tiger, by Tae Keller



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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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  1. Daria says:

    I’ve been wanting to read “The Truants” for a while. I hope it’s as good as I expect it to be. Thanks for the article 🙂

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