Best New Books: Week of February 9, 2021

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 Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox

The Burning Girls, by C. J. Tudor

The Delivery, by Peter Mendelsund

A Lady’s Formula for Love, by Elizabeth Everett

Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility, by Lauren Edmondson

Love and Other Lies, by Ben McPherson

Never Have I Ever, by Isabel Yap

Slough House, by Mick Herron

Sorrow and Bliss, by Meg Mason

The Velocity of Revolution, by Marshall Ryan Maresca

The Witch’s Heart, by Genevieve Gornichec

Thirsty Mermaids, by Kat Leyh

We Play Ourselves, by Jen Silverman

We Run the Tides, by Vendela Vida

Wild Rain, by Beverly Jenkins

Adult Nonfiction

Art Is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rose Bonheur, by Catherine Hewitt

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, by Suleika Jaouad

Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever, by Kareem Rosser

George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, by David O. Stewart

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyber Weapons Arms Race, by Nicole Perlroth

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, by Elizabeth Kolbert

We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, edited by Natalie West and Tina Horn

A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation, by John Matteson

Youth Fiction

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids, edited by Cynthia L. Smith

As Far as You’ll Take Me, by Phil Stamper

Bug Boys: Outside and Beyond, by Laura Knetzger and illustrated by Laura Knetzger and Lyle Lynde

The Electric Kingdom, by David Arnold

The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna

One Jar of Magic, by Corey Ann Haydu

A Pho Love Story, by Loan Le

We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire, by Joy McCullough

Youth Nonfiction

Butterfly for a King: Saving Hawaiʻi’s Kamehameha Butterflies, by Cindy Trumbore and illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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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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