Best New Books: Week of July 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

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, by Hank Green

The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Boyfriend Material, by Alexis Hall

The Color of Air, by Gail Tsukiyama

Fast Girls, by Elise Hooper

House Privilege, by Mike Lawson

Lake Life, by David James Poissant

Last One Out Shut Off the Lights, by Stephanie Soileau

The Lending Library, by Aliza Fogelson

Members Only, by Sameer Pandya

Once You Go This Far, by Kristen Lepionka

Outsider, by Linda Castillo

The Red Right Hand, by Joel Townsley Rogers

The Shadows, by Alex North

Survivor Song, by Paul Tremblay

Unconquerable Sun, by Kate Elliott

Adult Nonfiction

Bright Precious Thing, by Gail Caldwell

Cinderbiter: Celtic Poems, by Martin Shaw and Tony Hoagland

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, by Larry Tye

Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul, by A. J. Baime

The Hungover Games: A True Story, by Sophie Heawood

Notes on a Silencing, by Lacy Crawford

Rose’s Ice Cream Bliss, by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Separated: Inside an American Tragedy, by Jacob Soboroff

Youth Fiction

Burn Our Bodies Down, by Rory Power

Dress Coded, by Carrie Firestone

Finding François: A Story about the Healing Power of Friendship, by Gus Gordon

Girl, Serpent, Thorn, by Melissa Bashardoust

A Peculiar Peril, by Jeff VanderMeer and illustrated by Jeremy Zerfoss

The Voting Booth, by Brandy Colbert

Youth Nonfiction

If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild & Wonderful Presidential Pets, by Erin McGill



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