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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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? Indiebound, Amazon.

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

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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. Indiebound, Amazon.

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

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. Indiebound, Amazon.



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.

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