Wondering what to read now? If you’re looking for book suggestions, look no further! Here are all the hot new September 2018 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
Wait, is it October already! Where has September gone? With October, the weather is cooling off. If you are like me, you must love Fall. For me, I am so excited for all the fall colors, hayrides and pumpkin carvings to come. Plus, the cooler weather makes it the perfect time to curl up with a book at night.
This month, I combed through the many new book releases to find the most-anticipated new books to read. All of these books just came out in the last few weeks, so you can pick them up right away.
Several of my favorite authors just had books come out – J. K. Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, and Kate Morton to name a few. Additionally, I’ve selected several recommended new books to read for you from some of my favorite bloggers. I’ve even included links to a full review of the book if you want more detail.
Go ahead. Hit up the bookstore (or feel free to use our Amazon affiliate links if you prefer to shop in your pajamas) and pick up one of these highly anticipated new books to read.
Most-Anticipated September 2018 Book Releases
J. K. Rowling is back with her fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series (written under the pen name Robert Galbraith). With Robin Ellacott, now his partner instead of his secretary, Strike must investigate the case of a troubled young man who remembers witnessing a murder in his youth. However, Strike’s new-found fame complicates the matter, as does his relationship with Robin. Of all the new books to read this month, we have to admit, we are most excited about this one.
In 1862, a group of young artists summer together at Birchwood Manor to enjoy a season of join creative endeavors. Instead, they are left with the murder of a young woman and the disappearance of another along with an irreplaceable heirloom. In modern times, archivist Elodie Winslow discovers a haunting photograph of a young woman. Her search for the truth of the long-ago past leads her into a forgotten history and a thrilling journey through time.
Marketed as the perfect spot to turn over a new leaf, Tranquilium House is a luxurious and remote health resort. Ready for a change, nine strangers gather together for their life-changing stay. Could these ten days of pampering, relaxation, and mindfulness have all the answers they are seeking? Or is much more going on? Would it be better to leave this resort and never look back? Or is it already too late? Liane Moriarty writes some of the best fiction books to read, and she has likely penned another book club favorite.
The highly anticipated third novel in the Three Dark Crowns series is here at last. Return to Fennbirn, a world where every generation results in the birth of triplets. Three queens, each with her own magical ability, must battle each other to ascend to the throne. Though the crown has now been won, the exiled sisters are still determined to not go quietly into the night. If you love Young Adult fantasy, this series is one of the top books to read right now.
Blogger Recommended Books to Read
You’ll find Marie Lu’s first book in the series, Warcross, often on lists of recommended books for young adult science fiction. In this sequel, Emika Chen is back and as good as ever. She managed to survive the Warcross Championships but not before discovering a sinister secret. Now, to prevent certain disaster, she must join forces with some untrustworthy allies who are as likely to betray her as help her. If you loved the first book, Wildcard belongs in your top books to read this month.
Radio personality West McCray stumbles on the story of Mattie, a young girl horribly murdered. He can’t seem to get the tale out of his head and becomes obsessed with finding Mattie’s older sister, Sadie. Yet, Sadie has disappeared, determined to find Mattie’s killer. With no desire to be found, Sadie only wants one thing – revenge. Of all the new books to read, the dark themes of Sadie make it the hardest one on the list.
Katy Speed is captivated by the house across the street. She can’t help but admire its owner Gloria, the fashionable owner of a local dress shop. When Gloria’s house burns down, killing Gloria and her daughter, Katy has a clear suspect in mind. She assumes it must be connected to the mysterious woman who often visits when Gloria isn’t home – sometimes alone and sometimes with children. However, when suspicion lands close to home instead, Katy must do all she can to discover the truth in this new book.
After nearly drowning (or possibly actually drowning), Cass has been able to see beyond into the realm of spirits. An extraordinary ability to be sure, but one she is learning to live with. However, when her parents take her on a tour of Scotland’s most haunted locations, Cass quickly learns how much she doesn’t know and how dangerous that is. Although this book came out in August, we missed it on last month’s list of best new books, so we thought we’d throw it in with this month’s new books to read. We hope you don’t mind.
Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series was one of the top new books to read for teens a few years back. In Impostors, Westerfeld returns to the same world generations later. Enter Frey and Rafi – perfect doubles of each other. Rafi has been raised in the luxurious world of the upper class. On the other hand, Frey has been hidden in the shadows – her only purpose to protect her sister. Now Frey is forced into the light to act in Rafi’s place. Can she pull it off or will she be discovered as a fake?
Hottest New Books to Read – Nonfiction
We love love love Anne Bogel’s blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy. We are not afraid to admit that she has inspired us to go in a more bookish direction with our blog. In I’d Rather be Reading, Bogel contemplates the delights and dilemmas of the reading life. You’ll be reminded of the first time you fell in love with a book and of all the joy reading has brought into your life since. As fellow book bloggers, our list of the best new books to read would not be complete without this gem. We could sing Anne’s praises all day, but why don’t we let her tell you herself why you’ll love the book.
by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
What happens when two groups find themselves striving for scientific discoveries, but for vastly different reasons? At the top of the nonfiction new books to read is Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and researcher Avis Lang explore this centuries-old alliance. “The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds,” they explain. A fascinating look at the intersection of science and technology in the modern world.
Sally Field, the renowned actress whose body of work spans over five decades, has a new memoir out this month. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, follow along as she details the highs and lows of her illustrious career. More than anything, Field details the complicated relationship to her mother, her abuse as a child and how that abuse affected her relationships as an adult.
Are you ready for a little Southern charm in your life? Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has a part-cookbook, part-guide to Southern living out this month. Learn how to bake biscuits the right way, throw the perfect party or curl your hair in a ridiculously complicated manner. We aren’t sure if this book will be one of the best new books to read or the worst, but, knowing, Witherspoon, we doubt it will fall into mediocrity.
Must Read Books for Kids
Khaled Hosseini is one of the best writers of our generation, and he has come forth with a powerful short illustrated book. Written as a letter from a Syrian refugee to his son on the eve of a dangerous sea-crossing, Sea Prayer is a poignant reminder of the current refugee crisis. Hosseini has committed to donate his proceeds from the book to the UN Refugee Agency and his own foundation, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, to help refugees around the world. That’s reason enough to include this story among this month’s best new books to read.
What September 2018 book releases are you most excited to read?