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20 Best Books To Read in September

  • FICTION

    NORTH WOODS

    SEPT. 19, 2023

FICTION

NORTH WOODS

by Daniel Mason

Like the house at its center, a book that is multitudinous and magical. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    THE WREN, THE WREN

    SEPT. 19, 2023

FICTION

THE WREN, THE WREN

by Anne Enright

Tender and truthful as ever, Enright offers a beguiling journey to selfhood. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    GOOD WOMEN

    SEPT. 12, 2023

FICTION

GOOD WOMEN

by Halle Hill

A stunning slow burn brimming with observation, emotion, and incident. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

    SEPT. 26, 2023

FICTION

LAND OF MILK AND HONEY

by C Pam Zhang

Mournful and luscious, a gothic novel for the twilight of the Anthropocene Era. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE TIMES

    SEPT. 26, 2023

HISTORY

THE TIMES

by Adam Nagourney

An exemplary work of journalism about journalism, of surpassing interest to any serious consumer of the news. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN GUN

    SEPT. 26, 2023

NONFICTION

AMERICAN GUN

by Cameron McWhirter & Zusha Elinson

A riveting exploration of the cost of the nation’s fascination with an iconic weapon. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    BLACK AF HISTORY

    SEPT. 19, 2023

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BLACK AF HISTORY

by Michael Harriot ; illustrated by Jibola Fagbamiye

Fresh eyes and bold, entertaining language combine in this authoritative, essential work of U.S. history. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    THE HUNGRY SEASON

    SEPT. 26, 2023

NONFICTION

THE HUNGRY SEASON

by Lisa M. Hamilton

A sensitive and carefully written story that sympathetically depicts the hard lives of refugees in a strange land. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    ALL THE FIGHTING PARTS

    SEPT. 19, 2023

  • TEEN

    CHAMPION OF FATE

    SEPT. 19, 2023

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

CHAMPION OF FATE

by Kendare Blake

A fabulous series opener combining true thrills and deep relationships. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A POCKETFUL OF STARS

    SEPT. 5, 2023

CHILDREN'S

A POCKETFUL OF STARS

by Aisha Bushby

A poignantly written novel that is hard to put down and even harder to forget. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MONA LISA VANISHES

    SEPT. 5, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE MONA LISA VANISHES

by Nicholas Day ; illustrated by Brett Helquist

A multistranded yarn skillfully laid out in broad, light brush strokes with some cogent themes mixed in. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A FIRST GUIDE TO CATS

    SEPT. 26, 2023

CHILDREN'S

A FIRST GUIDE TO CATS

by John Bradshaw ; illustrated by Clare Elsom

A winning combination of enlightening facts and practical advice for young pet owners. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    KICKS IN THE SKY

    SEPT. 5, 2023

CHILDREN'S

KICKS IN THE SKY

by C.G. Esperanza ; illustrated by C.G. Esperanza

A strikingly original pourquoi tale in which tennis shoes make life much more interesting. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WALK

    SEPT. 12, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE WALK

by Winsome Bingham ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis

This lovely introduction to an essential topic will be a new classic. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    A WALK IN THE WOODS

    SEPT. 12, 2023

CHILDREN'S

A WALK IN THE WOODS

by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

Joy and hope walk alongside sadness and grief in this unforgettable work. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    BÁBO

    SEPT. 19, 2023

CHILDREN'S

BÁBO

by Astrid Kamalyan ; illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan

An enchanting celebration of heritage and childhood joy. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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