Top 10 New Releases of September

22 Sep 2016

With so many books coming out each month, it can be hard to pick what you want to read. In an ideal world, we would spend the whole day with our nose in a book so we could finish everything on our “to-be-read” list. But for those of us who have work or school, we have to spend our limited reading time wisely. To help you pick the best of the best new reads, we did a little research and found the top 10 new releases for September!

Top 10 New Releases of September



Ann Patchett

Release Date: September 13, 2016

File Under: Coming of Age Fiction

One action sets in motion a series of events that reverberates through the lives of four parents and their six children. With grace and emotionality, Patchett weaves a domestic tale spanning five decades shedding light on secrets, relationships and tragedies.

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A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

Release Date: September 13, 2016

File Under: Political Historical Fiction

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir

Glennon Doyle Melton

Release Date: September 6, 2016

File Under: Domestic Memoir

Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out―three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list―her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life.

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Harlan Coben

Release Date: September 20, 2016

File Under: Kidnapping Thriller

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend?

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Apprentice in Death

J.D. Robb

Release Date: September 6, 2016

File Under: Suspenseful Mystery

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD but never one like this. A review of the security videos reveals that the victims were killed with a tactical laser rifle fired by a sniper, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the list of locations where the shooter could have set up seems endless, the number of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

Release Date: September 27, 2016

File Under: Musical Memoir

Bruce Springsteen was so exhilarated after his performance at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2009 that he decided to write a book about it. He had to start a little bit further back though, and that effort became Born To Run which covers his life from growing up in Freehold, New Jersey to the rise of the E Street Band and beyond. The inspiration behind many of his hit songs is detailed including Born in the U.S.A., Thunder Road, and the book title’s inspiration Born To Run.

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Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Release Date: September 6, 2016

File under: Humorous mystery

When Lane Coolman’s car is slammed into from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. A crash scam by all accounts is only the beginning of a series of events that spiral out of control and bring together the lives of some of the most eccentric characters. This includes a NYC mafia capo with taste for tropic-wear, a Miami-product liability lawyer who is addicted to the same E.D. product he’s litigating against, and a former detective who believes that if he can single-handedly solve a high-profile murder, he’ll get his detective badge back.

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Affinity Konar

Release Date: September 6, 2016

File under: Jewish Literary Fiction

It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take refuge in their identical natures, comforting themselves with the private language and shared games of their childhood.  As part of the experimental population of twins known as Mengele’s Zoo, the girls experience privileges and horrors unknown to others, and they find themselves changed, stripped of the personalities they once shared, their identities altered by the burdens of guilt and pain.

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The Kept Woman

Karin Slaughter

Release Date: September 20, 2016

File Under: Medical thriller

Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case when it turns out the body discovered at a construction site is identified as an ex-cop. His lover and GBI’s newest medical examiner, Sara Linton, examines the body and discovers that there’s a second victim, a woman who has vanished and is very close to death. Will is already invested as he’s been trying for years to put the owner of the construction site away for rape. Will he be distracted by this prior connection? Will even more of Will’s past come into play?

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The Things We Wish Were True

Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Release Date:September 1, 2016

Genre: Domestic Thriller

With its white picket fences and freshly-mowed grass, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina looks like the perfect idyllic town. When an accident at the community pool starts unraveling the town’s many secrets, the neighbors’ intertwined lives are dropped into chaos. As the sweltering hot summer bears down on the town, they must question whether or not it’s possible to forgive and move on.

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