New Book Releases: October 8, 2019

Each Monday, I’ll catalog the biggest and most exciting adult and YA fiction — and the occasional nonfiction — coming out that week.

NINTH HOUSE, Leigh Bardugo. A young ne’er-do-well is given a full ride to Yale, but for a price: she must join the “ninth house,” which monitors the university’s secret societies and their occult activities. , .

BEFORE THE DEVIL FELL, Neil Olson. A man investigates his mother’s witchcraft practices and uncovers the strange powers it holds over the town. , .

THE GRACE YEAR, Kim Liggett. A highly anticipated speculative YA about a society that sends its sixteen-year-olds into the woods to rid themselves of their sexual power. , .

THE GIVER OF STARS, Jojo Moyes. Five women sign on to a New Deal initiative to deliver books to workers in rural Kentucky. , .

THE BEAUTIFUL, Renée Ahdieh. In 1872, a teen moves from France to New Orleans and gets caught in a vampire feud in this YA novel. , .

GRAND UNION, Zadie Smith. Eleven short stories by the acclaimed author. , .

WARRIOR OF THE ALTAII, Robert Jordan. A man must work with a woman from another world to save his people in this new epic fantasy from the Wheel of Time author. , .

SUPERNOVA ERA, Cixin Liu. When a supernova releases radiation that threatens everyone over the age of thirteen, children who survive are left with a question: do they want to continue the world of their parents? , .

INTO THE CROOKED PLACE, Alexandra Christo. Four outsiders must team up to save their city in this YA fantasy. , .

OLDER BROTHER, Mahir Guven. The story of a Franco-Syrian family with a taxi driver father, Uber-driver elder son, and a nurse for a younger son who is changed after a recent humanitarian trip to Syria. , .

HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES, Saeed Jones. A highly-anticipated memoir from the acclaimed poet of his coming-of-age as a black, gay man from the South. , .

THE WIDOW OF ROSE HOUSE, Diana Biller. After her abusive husband dies, a widow commits to restoring an old, potentially haunted home, and falls in love with the young scientist assisting her with the restoration. , .

THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO GAME OF THRONES, Kim Renfro. From the Insider entertainment correspondent. , .

THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO, Christine Féret-Fleury. A woman’s life is thrown into upheaval when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his daughter. , .

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.