Best New Books: Week of July 14, 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

The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal, by Clint Mcelroy and others and illustrated by Carey Pietsch

Blacktop Wasteland, by S. A. Cosby

Crooked Hallelujah, by Kelli Jo Ford

Cut to the Bone, by Ellison Cooper

A Good Family, by A. H. Kim

The Lantern Men, by Elly Griffiths

The Order, by Daniel Silva

Peace Talks, by Jim Butcher

Well-Behaved Indian Women, by Saumya Dave

Wonderland, by Zoje Stage

Adult Nonfiction

COVID-19: The Pandemic That Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One, by Debora MacKenzie

The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch, by Miles Harvey

Niche: A Memoir in Pastiche, by Momus

The Sensitives: The Rise of Environmental Illness and the Search for America’s Last Pure Place, by Oliver Broudy

Youth Fiction

Danny Constantino’s First (and Maybe Last?) Date, by Paul Acampora

The Fell of Dark, by Caleb Roehrig

Gimme Everything You Got, by Iva-Marie Palmer

The Glare, by Margot Harrison

The Montague Twins: The Witch’s Hand, by Nathan Page and illustrated by Drew Shannon

Running, by Natalia Sylvester

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