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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

October 2018

Hardcover

What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Thomas & Mercer | 9781503902404 | Published October 1, 2018

When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it off to save his marriage. But there’s a bigger problem: Liam has no memory of where he was or what he did on the night of the murder. Panicked, Liam turns to his brother, Sean, a homicide detective. From fingerprints to DNA, everything points to Liam, who must race against time and his department to uncover the truth --- even if that truth is his own guilt. Yet as he digs deeper, dark secrets come to light, and Liam begins to suspect the killer might actually be Sean.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ballantine Books | 9780345544988 | Published October 2, 2018

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center --- a women’s reproductive health services clinic --- its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages, he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters.

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung - Memoir, Nonfiction

Catapult | 9781936787975 | Published October 2, 2018

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up --- facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from --- she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller

Knopf | 9781524732646 | Published October 2, 2018

Lestat, rebel outlaw, addresses the tribe of vampires, telling the mesmerizing story of the formation of the Blood Communion and how he became Prince of the vampire world, the true ruler of this vast realm, and how his vision for all the Children of the Universe to thrive as one came to be. The tale spills from Lestat's heart, as he speaks first of his new existence as reigning monarch --- and then of his fierce battle of wits and words with the mysterious Rhoshamandes, a demon spirit who refuses to live in harmony at the Court of Prince Lestat and threatens all that Lestat has dreamt of.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain - Fiction, Women's Fiction

St. Martin's Press | 9781250087300 | Published October 2, 2018

When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to help her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will shatter every preconceived notion that Carly has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean an unimaginable leap of faith on Carly's part. And all for the love of her unborn child.

The Giver by Lois Lowry - Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328471222 | Published October 2, 2018

THE GIVER, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal–winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than 40 languages, and made into a feature film, THE GIVER is a modern classic. Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this beautifully rejacketed edition.

The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Hanover Square Press | 9781335943910 | Published October 2, 2018

Rebecca’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Ezra, has gone missing. The police suspect he has been playing the “stranger game,” a viral hit in which players start following others in real life, as they might otherwise do on social media. As the game spreads, however, the rules begin to change, and disappearances are reported across the country. Curious about this popular new obsession, and hoping that she might be able to track down Ezra, Rebecca tries the game for herself. She also meets Carey, who is willing to take the game further than she imagined possible. As her relationship with Carey and involvement in the game deepen, she begins to uncover an unsettling subculture that has infiltrated the world around her.

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald - Memoir, Nonfiction

Riverhead Books | 9780735214200 | Published October 2, 2018

Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey --- following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend --- is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

Ambush: A Detective Michael Bennett Thriller by James Patterson and James O. Born - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316273985 | Published October 8, 2018

An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down --- and, despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children sustains a mysterious injury. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer with a flair for disguise. Bennett taps his best investigators and sources, and they fan out across the five boroughs. But the leads they're chasing turn out to be phantoms. The assassin takes advantage of the chaos, enticing an officer into compromising Bennett, then luring another member of Bennett's family into even graver danger.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - Fiction

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781984830159 | Published October 9, 2018

BRIDGE OF CLAY is the breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge --- for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

Bright Ruin by Vic James - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780425284186 | Published October 9, 2018

The lower classes must give 10 years in service to Britain’s powerfully gifted rulers. With one uprising crushed by the glittering elite, commoners and aristocrats alike now take sides for a final confrontation. At the center of it all are Abi Hadley and her brother, Luke. Each has reason to hate the ruling Jardine family. Abi, who was once their servant, now seeks revenge for a terrible wrong. Luke was imprisoned on their whim --- but his only hope may be an alliance with the youngest and most powerful of the clan, the cold and inscrutable Silyen Jardine. Risking everything to end a bright and shining tyranny, Abi, Luke and Silyen find themselves bound by a single destiny. Their actions will change their fates --- and the world --- but at a cost almost too terrible to contemplate.

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 13+

Poppy | 9780316420235 | Published October 9, 2018

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore --- even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - Fiction

Harper | 9780062294449 | Published October 9, 2018

The accident that killed Eddie in THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN left an indelible mark on Annie, the young girl whose life he saved. Injured, scarred and unable to remember why, Annie’s life is forever changed by a guilt-ravaged mother who whisks her away from the world she knew. When, as a young woman, she reconnects with Paulo, her childhood love, she believes she has finally found happiness. As the novel opens, Annie is marrying Paulo. But when her wedding night ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey --- and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

The Witch Elm by Tana French - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Viking | 9780735224629 | Published October 9, 2018

Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who has dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life --- he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden --- and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316435512 | Published October 9, 2018

Irene Steele's idyllic life is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of his death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John's.

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps - Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction

Touchstone | 9781501184710 | Published October 16, 2018

In this stunningly candid memoir, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From film to television to Instagram and now to the page, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard - Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062881830 | Published October 30, 2018

Mare Barrow's blood is red --- the color of common folk --- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince --- the friend --- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

Paperback

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501172175 | Published October 2, 2018

Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. But everything changes the night James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. It turns out that his revelation is just the tip of the iceberg: a larger scandal is about to explode. James stands accused of a terrible crime, and their family is shoved into the spotlight as his trial begins. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, another woman is working to destroy Sophie’s husband. Sophie remains convinced of James’ innocence and is desperate to protect her precious family from the rumors that threaten to rip them apart. Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda?

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368036986 | Published October 2, 2018

Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous --- and extremely high-tech --- fairies. He kidnaps one of them, Holly Short, and holds her for ransom in an effort to restore his family's fortune. But he may have underestimated the fairies' powers. Is he about to trigger a cross-species war?

Dark Triumph: His Fair Assassin, Book 2 by Robin LaFevers - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328567666 | Published October 2, 2018

Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped.

Follow Me (The Amateurs, Book 2) by Sara Shepard - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781484746363 | Published October 2, 2018

It was the perfect night for a party. That is, until twenty-one-year-old Chelsea Dawson disappeared. The social media star was last seen enjoying a beautiful summer night at the Jersey Shore with her friends. But after an explosive fight with her ex-boyfriend, she vanished without a trace. When Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison hear about the suspected kidnapping, they notice a jarring detail about the victim: she looks exactly like Aerin's sister, Helena, who was killed five years earlier. Seneca is convinced she knows who killed Helena, and she can't shake the feeling that the same person has taken Chelsea.

Fresh Complaint: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides - Fiction, Short Stories

Picador | 9781250192721 | Published October 2, 2018

Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail,” Jeffrey Eugenides’ first collection of short fiction presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family leads her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs - Humor, Memoir, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781476734507 | Published October 2, 2018

A.J. Jacobs has received some strange emails over the years, but this note was perhaps the strangest: “You don’t know me, but I’m your eighth cousin. And we have over 80,000 relatives of yours in our database.” Who are these people, he wondered, and how do I find them? So began A.J.’s three-year adventure to help build the biggest family tree in history. His journey would take him to all seven continents. He drank beer with a US president, found himself singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and unearthed genetic links to Hollywood actresses and real-life scoundrels. After all, we can choose our friends, but not our family.

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Simon & Schuster | 9781501139161 | Published October 2, 2018

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology.

Messenger by Lois Lowry - Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328466204 | Published October 2, 2018

Trouble is brewing in Village. Once a utopian community that prided itself on welcoming strangers, Village will soon be cut off to all outsiders. As one of the few able to traverse the forbidding Forest, Matty must deliver the message of Village’s closing and try to convince Seer’s daughter Kira to return with him before it’s too late. But Forest is now hostile to Matty as well. Now he must risk everything to fight his way through it, armed only with an emerging power he cannot yet explain or understand.