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Best New Books: Week of September 22, 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

Daughters of the Wild, by Natalka Burian

Fauna, by Christiane Vadnais and translated by Pablo Strauss

Hench, by Natalie Zina Walschots

The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez, by Rudy Ruiz

She Gets That From Me, by Robin Wells

Welcome to the New World, by Jake Halpern and illustrated by Michael Sloan

Adult Nonfiction

Botanical Art Techniques: A Comprehensive Guide to Watercolor, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Vellum, Pen and Ink, Egg Tempera, Oils, Printmaking, and More, by the American Society of Botanical Artists and edited by Carol Woodin and Robin A. Jess

Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, by Anne Helen Petersen

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America, by Laila Lalami

The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare, 1945–2020, by Tim Weiner

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War through the Lives of Women, by Christina Lamb

Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States, by Colin Quinn

Those Who Forget: My Family’s Story in Nazi Europe—A Memoir, a History, a Warning, by Géraldine Schwarz

Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty, by Jeff Pearlman

Youth Fiction

Early Departures, by Justin A. Reynolds

Every Body Looking, by Candice Iloh

Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki

Sun Flower Lion, by Kevin Henkes

The Tiny Baker, by Hayley Barrett and illustrated by Alison Jay

Youth Nonfiction

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, by Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation Reporters

The Teachers March! How Selma’s Teachers Changed History, by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace and illustrated by Charly Palmer

About the Author:

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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