September 2021 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

September 2021 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read

Notable upcoming books to be published in September 2021, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated titles for the month:

Apples Never Fall
Liane Moriarty

What It's About: #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty is back with a novel that looks at marriage, sibling rivalry, and the lies we tell others and ourselves. Apples Never Fall is the work of a writer at the top of her game.

The Delaney family love one another dearly―it’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other ...

Publication Date: September 14, 2021
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Under the Whispering Door
TJ Klune

What It's About: Under the Whispering Door is a contemporary fantasy with TJ Klune's signature "quirk and charm" (PW) about a ghost who refuses to cross over and the ferryman he falls in love with

When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead.

Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takes him to a small village...

Publication Date: September 21, 2021
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The Last Graduate
Naomi Novik

What It's About: A budding dark sorceress determined not to use her formidable powers uncovers yet more secrets about the workings of her world in the stunning sequel to A Deadly Education, the start of Naomi Novik’s groundbreaking crossover series.

At the Scholomance, El, Orion, and the other students are faced with their final year—and the looming specter of graduation, a deadly ritual that leaves few students alive in its wake...

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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Cloud Cuckoo Land
Anthony Doerr

What It's About: From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story...

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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Beautiful World, Where Are You
Sally Rooney

What It's About: Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends.

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood...

Publication Date: September 7, 2021
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Harlem Shuffle
Colson Whitehead

What It's About: From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.

"Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..."

To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family...

Publication Date: September 14, 2021
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The Night She Disappeared
Lisa Jewell

What It's About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone and The Family Upstairs comes another riveting work of “gloriously twisted” (Marie Claire) psychological suspense.

Publication Date: July 22, 2021
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A Calling for Charlie Barnes
Joshua Ferris

What It's About: From a National Book Award Finalist comes a novel about a modern American family and a man on a secret mission to uncover the world's hidden truths—until his two lives come crashing together.

Someone is telling the story of the life of Charlie Barnes, and it doesn't appear to be going well...

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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The Man Who Died Twice
Richard Osman

What It's About: It's the following Thursday.

Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.

As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer...

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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The Wish
Nicholas Sparks

What It's About: 1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island...

Publication Date: September 28, 2021
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