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: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty comes a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest

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

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings...

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

What It's About: 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. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, tucked between mountains, is a particular tea shop, run by a man named Hugo...

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: Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky...

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 the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, 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: 2017: 19 year old Tallulah is going out on a date, leaving her baby with her mother, Kim.

Kim watches her daughter leave and, as late evening turns into night, which turns into early morning, she waits for her return. And waits.

The next morning, Kim phones Tallulah's friends who tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a party at a house in the nearby woods called Dark Place...

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

What It's About: From National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris comes a "brilliant, funny," and "heartbreaking" 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 (Andrew Greer, author of Less). 

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

Publication Date: September 16, 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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Lauren Groff

What It's About: Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking Fates and Furies.

Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease...

Publication Date: September 7, 2021
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October 2021 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read

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

The Lincoln Highway
Amor Towles

What It's About: The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter...

Publication Date: October 5, 2021
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State of Terror
Louise Penny

What It's About: From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror.

State of Terror follows a novice Secretary of State who has joined the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage...

Publication Date: October 12, 2021
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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
Benjamin Alire Sáenz

What It's About: The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an achingly romantic, tender tale sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi.

In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in love...

Publication Date: October 12, 2021
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The Book of Magic
Alice Hoffman

What It's About: Master storyteller Alice Hoffman brings us the conclusion of the Practical Magic series in a spellbinding and enchanting final Owens novel brimming with lyric beauty and vivid characters.

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change...

Publication Date: October 5, 2021
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A Shadow in the Ember
Jennifer L. Armentrout

What It's About: The Flesh and Fire series is set in the beloved Blood and Ash world.

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort...

Publication Date: October 19, 2021
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The Last Shadow
Orson Scott Card

What It's About: From OSC's website:

For years now OSC has been planning to wrap up the Shadow and Speaker series with a book called Shadows in Flight. Recently, in working on a short novel that follows Bean and his children into space, it became clear that Shadows in Flight was the perfect title for that book, while the big wrap-up novel that brings Bean's children together with Peter and Valentine from Children of the Mind will now be entitled Shadows Alive...

Publication Date: October 19, 2021
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A Spindle Splintered
Alix E. Harrow

What It's About: USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story.

It's Zinnia Gray's twenty-first birthday, which is extra-special because it's the last birthday she'll ever have. When she was young, an industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition...

Publication Date: October 5, 2021
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We Are Not Like Them: A Novel
Christine Pride

What It's About: Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event—a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives.

Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten...

Publication Date: October 5, 2021
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 November 2021 books new release most anticipated upcoming titles to read

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

These Precious Days
Ann Patchett

What It's About: The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  

“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming...

Publication Date: November 23, 2021
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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander #9)
Diana Gabaldon

What It's About: The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same...

Publication Date: November 23, 2021
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The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Montague Siblings #3)
Mackenzi Lee

What It's About: Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now adult Monty and Felicity-the older siblings he never knew he had.

Adrian Montague has a bright future...

Publication Date: November 16, 2021
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Wish You Were Here
Jodi Picoult

What It's About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis.

Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world...

Publication Date: November 30, 2021
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You'll Be the Death of Me
Karen M. McManus

What It's About: From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly--and fatally--wrong.

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day...

Publication Date: November 30, 2021
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Our Country Friends
Gary Shteyngart

What It's About: Eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation -- a powerful, emotionally rich novel about love, friendship, and betrayal, a book that reads like a great Russian novel, or Chekhov on the Hudson, by a novelist The New York Times calls "one of his generation's most original and exhilarating writers"

It's March 2020 and a calamity is unfolding...

Publication Date: November 2, 2021
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Nnedi Okorafor

What It's About: From Africanfuturist luminary Okorafor comes a new science fiction novel of intense action and thoughtful rumination on biotechnology, destiny, and humanity in a near-future Nigeria.

Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt...

Publication Date: November 9, 2021
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Termination Shock
Neal Stephenson

What It's About: A visionary technothriller about climate change.

Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world where the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics...

Publication Date: November 16, 2021
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