Wondering what to read now? If you’re looking for book suggestions, look no further! Here are all the hot new September 2019 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.
What a month it has been. Between squeezing as much family fun as possible into the last days of summer and getting the kids all geared up for back to school, August was not my month for blogging.
Now that the kids are back in school and I’ve gotten my youngest two who are still at home on a schedule, I finally have some time to spend talking about books.
I could not let September pass without talking about all the hot new books out, because the September 2019 book releases are some of the best I’ve seen since I started blogging!
Just look at these September highlights:
- A new Stephen King novel
- Two sequels to award-winning books
- Two nonfiction books from incredible authors
- Three historical fiction novels from returning authors
Have I got you interested? Then keep scrolling to see our picks for the best of the September 2019 book releases.
September 2019 Book Releases – Advance Review Copies
William Kent Krueger
If you don’t mind a slower pace, This Tender Land enchants the mind with an image of life during the Great Depression. Between meeting bootleggers, struggling farmers, and traveling revivalists, the four children witness aspects of the era that transport you back to that period of US history. Krueger highlights the injustice inherent in that era without forcing modern values into the minds of past generations.
Despite the weak ending where everything ties together in a neat little bow, the story held my attention throughout and was my favorite of all the September 2019 book releases I’ve read so far. A great for anyone who enjoyed Before We Were Yours or The Orphan Train.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Atria. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Alix E. Harrow
I must admit, Harrow’s novel certainly was original. I enjoyed the thought-out approach to the magical concept of doors between universes. At first, I was worried because the novel alternates between January’s story and chapter excerpts from the book she is reading – which did blend as harmoniously as I would have liked. Luckily the book within a book was short and applied directly into the storyline.
Also, the first half of the novel was a bit slower, without much action. Then, in the second half, the action comes much quicker, almost a bit too quick. I wish the author had been able to more even out the action.
All in all, it was an enjoyable novel for me to read. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you particularly like the young adult genre, for it is not nearly as developed as you would expect from an adult novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Redhook Books. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Hoffman does an excellent job of mixing in the fantastical element of Ava into reality, making the jump toward magical realism feel more believable, though still not quite palatable for my taste. From the story, you can tell Hoffman thoroughly researched the Jewish travails in France. Unfortunately, I felt that her extensive research lead to the backgrounds of the side characters being covered too extensively so that the author could squeeze in some interesting historical facts.
Though not nearly as good as The Dovekeepers, The World That We Knew will get plenty of outstanding reviews from some who love Alice Hoffman’s gorgeous writing, but only three stars from people like me who struggle with magical realism.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Simon & Schuster through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Written in beautiful lyrical writing, The Water Dancer does an excellent job of showing how it doesn’t take physical abuse to make slavery so morally long. The slower pace of the novel made the beginning drag a bit, but the power in Coates’ writing kept me pushing forward. However, at the halfway mark, the introduction of magical realism into the story became too much for me and I stopped reading it. I’m sure it has a deeper meaning, but I completely lost interest.
If you don’t mind the slower pace or the magical realism, you will probably love the powerful and lyrical writing of The Water Dancer. Else, you will be like me and struggle to finish it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Most Anticipated September 2019 Book Releases
Which September 2019 book releases are you most interested in reading?