New Book Releases – September 20, 2022


Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview of 17 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first! Of course, there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

1 The Killing Code by Ellie Marney

Genre:   Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Friendship Fiction
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 384
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook 

Premise of the book:  To find the man responsible for the gruesome murders and bring him to justice, Kit joins forces with other female codebreakers at Arlington Hall—gossip queen Dottie Crockford, sharp-tongued intelligence maven Moya Kershaw, and cleverly resourceful Violet DuLac from the segregated codebreaking unit. But as the girls begin to work together and develop friendships—and romance—that they never expected, two things begin to come clear: the murderer they’re hunting is closing in on them…and Kit is hiding a dangerous secret.

2. Fraternity by Andy Mientus

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult LGBTQ+ Fiction 
Publisher ‏ : Amulet Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook
Premise of this novel:  A queer, dark academia YA story about a mysterious boarding school, a brotherhood that must stay in the shadows, and an ancient evil that could tear it all apart. 

3. Direwood by Catherine Yu

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Vampire 
Publisher ‏ : ‎Page Street Kids
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

Premise of this book: In this velvet-clad 1990s gothic horror, Aja encounters a charming vampire who wants to lure her into the woods—just like her missing sister.

4. Lucy by the Sea: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout

Genre:  Fiction / Contemporary Literary 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House
Pages: 291
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The premise of the book is: Rich with empathy and emotion, Lucy by the Sea vividly captures the fear and struggles that come with isolation, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this story are the deep human connections that unite us even when we’re apart—the pain of a beloved daughter’s suffering, the emptiness that comes from the death of a loved one, the promise of a new friendship, and the comfort of an old, enduring love.

5. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

Genre:  Fiction / Black & African American Romance
Publisher :  Berkley
Pages: 396
Format:  Hardcover, Audiobook, and Kindle

The Premise of the book is below:  Set against a lush backdrop of Napa Valley wine country, nothing goes to your head as fast as a taste of love—even if it means changing all your plans.

6. Dreamland: A Novel by Nicholas Sparks

Genre:  Fiction / Family Life Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House
Pages: 359
Format: Hardcover, eBook and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  In the course of a single unforgettable week, two young people will navigate the exhilarating heights and heartbreak of first love. Hundreds of miles away, Beverly will put her love for her young son to the test. And fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections . . . forcing each to wonder whether the dream of a better life can ever survive the weight of the past.

7. Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less by Jim VandHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz

Genre:  Communication & Social Skills
Publisher ‏ : Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 224
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook
The Premise of the book: In SMART BREVITY: The Power of Saying More with Less, Axios co-founders Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz teach readers how to say more with less in virtually any format. They also share communications lessons learned from their decades of experience in media, business and communications.

8. Eternally Yours by Patrice Caldwell, Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, Kat Cho, Melissa de la Cruz

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Short Stories
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 411
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Give in to this irresistible paranormal romance anthology filled with tales of the mortal and the monstrous. In Eternally Yours, fifteen of today’s bestselling writers explore love in its many forms . . .

9. The Bullet That Missed: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman

Genre:  Fiction / Cozy Mystery
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pamela Dorman Books
Pages:  352 
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook 

The Premise of the book is: From an upmarket spa to a prison cell complete with espresso machine to a luxury penthouse high in the sky, this third adventure of the Thursday Murder Club is full of the cleverness, intrigue, and irresistible charm that readers have come to expect from Richard Osman’s bestselling series.

10. The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves by Alexandra Horowitz

Genre: Dog Training and Memoirs
Publisher: Viking
Pages: 320
Format:   Hardcover , eBook, and audiobook

The premise of the book is:  By slowing down to observe Quid from week to week, The Year of the Puppy makes new sense of a dog's behavior in a way that is missed when the focus is only on training. Horowitz keeps a lens on the puppy's point of view—how they (begin to) see and smell the world, make meaning of it, and become an individual personality. She's there when the puppies first open their eyes, first start to recognize one another and learn about cats, sheep, and people; she sees them from their first play bows to puberty. Horowitz also draws from the ample research in the fields of dog and human development to draw analogies between a dog's first year and the growing child—and to note where they diverge. The Year of the Puppy is indispensable for anyone navigating their way through the frustrating, amusing, and ultimately delightful first year of a puppy’s life.  

11. The Matchmaker’s Gift: A Novel by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Genre:  Fiction /  Jewish Historical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : St. Martin's Press
Pages: 309
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook
 The Premise of the book is: Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side, Sara’s vocation is dominated by devout older men—men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves.

12. Mother Daughter Traitor Spy: A Novel by Susan Elia MacNeal

Genre:  Fiction / Espionage Thrillers 
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bantam
Pages: 321
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook,  and eBook

The Premise of the book is:  Inspired by the real mother-daughter spy duo who foiled Nazi plots in Los Angeles during WWII, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy is a powerful portrait of family, duty, and deception that raises timeless questions about America—and what it means to have courage in the face of terror.

13. Seoulmates by Susan Lee

Genre:  Fiction / Teen & Young Adult Asian American
Publisher:  Inkyard Press
Pages: 269
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of the Book: Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out—the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with their friends.
But then Nate does what everyone else in Hannah’s life seems to do—he leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are newly obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her Korean American identity to fit in, Hannah finds that’s exactly what now has her on the outs.

14. Evolutions in Bread: Artisan Pan Breads and Dutch-Oven Loaves at Home by Ken Forkish

Genre: Cookbook
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ten Speed Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook, and eBook
The Premise of the book: Approachable to the home baker, while still being chock-full of expert knowledge and all-new recipes, Evolutions in Bread covers same-day loaves, overnight cold-proof doughs, and classic levains. Forkish shares the secrets he has learned for making sourdough starter that’s more flour efficient while also exploring classic breads and enriched doughs, such as Japanese Milk Bread and Brioche. 

15. The First-Time Homesteader: A complete beginner’s guide to starting and loving your new homestead by Jessica Sowards

Genre: Organic Gardening & Horticulture 
Publisher : Cool Springs Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback and eBook

The Premise of this book: You don’t have to live off-grid or give up contemporary conveniences to homestead. You just have to have the desire to live a more thoughtful and fulfilling life. Take your very first step today, hand in hand with an experienced and enthusiastic guide in The First-Time Homesteader.

16. Born to Shine: Do Good, Find Your Joy, and Build a Life You Love by Kendra Scott

Genre:   Success Self-Help
Publisher : Worthy Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardback and eBook and Audiobook

The Premise of this book: This authentic and dynamic memoir from the CEO of Kendra Scott Jewelry delivers inspiration, leadership lessons, and spellbinding storytelling.

17. The Kiss Curse: A Novel by Erin Sterling

Genre:  Feel-Good Fiction
Publisher : Avon
Pages: 320
Format: Hardback and eBook and Audiobook

The Premise of this book: The follow-up to Erin Sterling’s New York Times bestselling hit The Ex Hex features fan favorite Gwyn and the spine-tinglingly handsome Wells Penhallow as they battle a new band of witches and their own magical chemistry.

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.  Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than usual!


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