This Week’s Hottest Releases: 9/27 – 10/3

This Week’s Hottest Releases: 9/27 – 10/3

Happy To Read Tuesday! Here we’re highlighting the 10 titles that our editors are most excited to add to their TBR shelves. For even more hot new releases, check out our Fall Previews for the best books coming out this season.


After You

In this sequel to Me Before You, Louisa Clark learns how to keep living after losing Will Traynor. After spending too long feeling as though she was standing still, she joins the Moving On support group with the hopes of managing her grief. It’s there that she meets Sam Fielding, a paramedic who too often deals with the thin line between life and death. Louisa has a long way to go before she can allow herself to fall in love again, but this novel is about so much more than just that. Fans of Jojo Moyes won’t be disappointed with her latest novel.


A Song of Shadows

Private detective Charlie Parker can’t catch a break. He is spending some time in Main to recover from a shooting, and is hoping to catch up on some peace and quiet. He befriends a woman named Ruth Winter and her daughter Amanda, but it soon becomes clear that Ruth is hiding something. Add in a body washing up on the shore, two Nazis on the loose, and a killing spree—and you’ve got a case that Parker can’t turn away from.


Pretty Girls

With a name like Karin Slaughter, you know you’re in for a gritty and thrilling read. Claire and Lydia’s sister Julia disappeared over 20 years ago. Rather than finding solace in each other, the two drifted apart and haven’t spoken in years. That changes though when Lydia’s husband is killed. Could there be a connection between his murder and Julia’s disappearance? Claire and Lydia have no choice but to work together to find out. If you’re intrigued, check out this awesome essay that Slaughter wrote for us about what it means to be a female crime writer.



Readers know that most captains form a close bond with their ships, but in this case it’s computer scientist Althea who prefers the company of the ship’s electronic system to her fellow crew members. When two escaped terrorist prisoners gain access to the Ananke, it’s up to Althea to do what she can to stop them, save her crew, and (most importantly) save her ship.


I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

Singer, model, actress—Grace Jones has done it all. Though she once swore she’d never write a memoir, her fans can rejoice in knowing that she’s since recanted that statement and has indeed penned her life’s incredible story. From her disco days (“I Need a Man”) to her more experimental tunes (“Slave to the Rhythm”), Jones takes readers behind the scenes of her evolution as an artist.


The Aeronaut’s Windlass

Fantasy fans, this one is for you. Jim Butcher is back with a brand new series. In this futuristic world, humans live in spires that tower above the uninhabitable world below. Powerful men and women rule within the spires, and war has broken out between Spire Albion and Spire Aurora. Captain Francis Grimm flies his ship, the AMS Predator, through the skies as a merchant, but him and his crew are loyal to Spire Albion and come to their aid in a moment of need. The spire is saved, but the ship is beyond repair. That’s when Grimm is presented with an offer he can’t refuse: join a secret Albion mission and, in return, have his ship restored.


Deep South

Paul Theroux has spent years thrilling and entertaining readers with tale of his world travels. Now, he’s turning his attention to the American South. His memoir paints a picture of a land of contradictions: delectable cuisine and starving families, friendly faces and ingrained prejudice. Theroux visits churches, plantations, gun shows, and families. He shares their stories and shows that Southern hospitality is alive and well. Readers who love armchair travel shouldn’t miss Theroux’s tenth travel book; they’ll see a region with a lot of be proud of, but also a place that has a long way to go.


A Mad Zombie Party

Gena Showalter’s White Rabbit series was originally meant to be a trilogy. But after the publication of the third book, Showalter surprised her fans by announcing that the story wasn’t quite done yet. A Mad Zombie Party picks up with Frosty. He thinks that he’s lost Kat forever, until he receives a message from her spirit. She tells him to partner with Camilla Marks to defeat Anima once and for all, something Frosty isn’t exactly excited about. Kat would still be alive if Camilla hadn’t betrayed him. But the fate of the world is on the line and Frosty doesn’t have time to be picky about allies.  

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The Doldrums

Eleven-year-old Archer is shuttled between home and school, and nowhere else. Ever since his grandparents disappeared, his mother has kept him on a pretty tight leash. But Archer isn’t content to stay trapped inside. He wants to travel to Antarctica and rescue his grandparents. But he can’t go alone. With the help of Adelaide, a girl who (rumor has it) lost her leg to a crocodile, and Oliver, his best friend, he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime.


I Used to Be Afraid

The world can be a scary place. It’s filled with spiders, creepy shadows, and older brothers. Thankfully, there’s a lot that you can do to make the world a little bit less frightening. In this charming tale, a little girl overcomes her fears one by one. If your young reader is a bit of a ‘fraidy cat, this book can be the first step in starting to see the world as a place of adventure and discovery rather than things to be worried about.


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