23 Upcoming Books Librarians, Editors, and Booksellers Think You'll Love

Posted by Hayley on May 22, 2019
Love an inside scoop? So do we! That's why we're big fans of BookExpo America, the largest annual book trade fair in the United States, where librarians, editors, publishers, and booksellers meet up to talk about their favorite upcoming books.

This year's BookExpo will take place next week in New York City, but we're giving you a sneak peek now. We rounded up the titles publishing insiders are planning to discuss at the book fair's panels and sessions, including the highly anticipated first novel from Ta-Nehesi Coates, plus new works from Elizabeth Strout, Malcolm Gladwell, Eoin Colfer, and Tomi Adeyemi, and more.

Browse the books below and add what catches your eye to your Want to Read shelf! Each of these buzzy titles will be hitting stores over the next several months.


Fiction
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Release date: June 11

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Release date: Sept. 17

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Release date: Sept. 24

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Release date: Oct. 15

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Release date: Jan. 7



Nonfiction
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Release date: July. 9

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Release date: Sept. 10

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Release date: Oct. 8



Young Adult
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Release date: Aug. 20

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Release date: Sep. 17

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Release date: Sep. 10

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Release date: Dec. 3



Children's Books
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Release date: Aug. 9

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Release date: Aug. 27

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Release date: Sep. 10

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What soon-to-be-published book are you most excited to read? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by Eule (new)

Eule So excited to get a new Artemis Fowl book after all that time. <3


message 2: by Stan (new)

Stan Wow! Nothing grabbed my attention!


message 3: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn I can’t wait to read some of these! They look awesome!


message 4: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Gosh, what's wrong with me? I didn't see anything that peaked my interest!


Latanya (CraftyScribbles) Several of these books sit on my TBR already and I cannot wait to read them.


message 6: by Bella&#x1f338; (new)

Bella&#x1f338; I got an ARC of The Warehouse and it was so good! Definitely recommend reading it!


message 7: by Jatoria (new)

Jatoria Walker none looks good to me


message 8: by Kat (new)

Kat This was a great blog post. I really like it when GR blogs changes it up and recc's different books, rather than just shuffling the same few titles over and over in various blogs, and this gave me a bunch of new titles to add to my list!


message 9: by Jatoria (new)

Jatoria Walker me Too


message 10: by Richard (new)

Richard Recursion. 'Nuff said.


message 11: by Philip (new)

Philip I don't see anything on this list that's of any interest to me .

I have these on Pre-Order -

Where the Ice Falls: The Falls Mysteries J.E. Barnard Aug 10
Silent Night, Deadly Night (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery Book 4) Vicki Delany Sep 3
Fatal Cajun Festival: A Cajun Country Mystery Ellen Byron Sep 10
Elevator Pitch Linwood Barclay Sep 17
In Rhino We Trust: A Jenny Willson Mystery Dave Butler Sep 28
The Grey Zone: A Jack Taggart Mystery Don Easton Oct 12


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan I love Elizabeth Strout, so I am excited about Olive, Again.


message 13: by Nitya (new)

Nitya The Water Dancer, Pavi Sharma and Frankly in Love!! What a gorgeous post~


message 14: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Pron I love Philippa Gregory so looking forward to that!


message 15: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Stan wrote: "Wow! Nothing grabbed my attention!"

Same here.


message 16: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I feel like you can never go wrong with a Malcolm Gladwell book.


message 17: by Almira (new)

Almira Curious as to who the librarians, editors and booksellers are that think this list consists of something I "would love"... Nothing on the list comes close to my usual interests.


message 18: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly A Phillipa Gregory's new book. I just love her!


message 19: by Sally (new)

Sally None of these appeal to me.


message 20: by Eileen (new)

Eileen Ohara I don't see any that appeal to me either. Maybe Philippa Gregory.


message 21: by Kierra (new)

Kierra van Huyssteen nothing pops my eyes


message 22: by K8 (new)

K8 ... I can't be the only one who hated the first Legacy of Orisha book, right? So over-hyped.

Anyways, I appreciate these "Upcoming releases" lists. There's always at least one book that catches my interest!


message 23: by Michael (new)

Michael Connolly . . . but few are chosen
A Different Path to Coming of Age
Michael Connolly, Richard Olive, and John Tuohey

…but few are chosen is the story of three boys coming of age in the mid-1950’s. Growing up in working class Irish Catholic neighborhoods in the Northeastern United States, they are desperate to escape lives of loneliness, petty crime, and violence. At the age of thirteen, ready to enter high school they each come to the same life changing, and possibly life-saving decision–to enter a seminary and begin their journeys toward the priesthood.
The book chronicles Mike, John, and Ollie’s fears, frustrations, hopes, and dreams while they proceed on their very unique path to adulthood via St. John’s Atonement Seminary in Montour Falls, New York. There, the three meet, eventually become lifelong friends, and begin the transition to being successful and contributing members of society. Lives that would undoubtedly have ended poorly are turned around in the structured, orderly, caring, and predictable life of the seminary. For the first time the boys come to realize that life is more than just raised voices and clenched fists. Led by priests on the faculty they learn responsibility, restraint, patience, and concern for others. They develop determination without aggression, and apply their new-found abilities to study, sports, and relationships.


message 24: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Morgan wrote: "Gosh, what's wrong with me? I didn't see anything that peaked my interest!"

I didn't either.


message 25: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey The Revolution of Birdie Randolph looks interesting.


message 26: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Monk Nicole wrote: "I feel like you can never go wrong with a Malcolm Gladwell book."

Agree


message 27: by Pam (new)

Pam Carmichael I have to have the Last Widow by Karin Slaughter I have read all her books and just love her writing, there were two other's as well, sorry to hear most of you did not find anything interesting here


message 28: by Laura-Lee (new)

Laura-Lee Spedding Looking forward to reading what Olive is up to this time around.


message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Morgan wrote: "Gosh, what's wrong with me? I didn't see anything that peaked my interest!"

For future reference, it's 'piqued'.


message 30: by Lee (new)

Lee Yeah i agree with most of you, not much there that takes my fancy. I just finished the second book in the the other side trilogy and have to say i've thoroughly enjoyed it so far.
i'm now on elanor oliphant is completely fine after hearing rave reviews about it but i'm struggling so far. if it doesn't pick up soon it'll be getting ditched. Anyone else feel the same, or is it just me? lol


message 31: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Our book club read #1 by Adeyemi and loved it. Hope #2 is as good. Looking forward to more about Olive too.


message 32: by Philip (new)

Philip Higgins Still no "Winds of Winter". I was hoping for another Westeros fix to help come down from the end of the TV series. Come on George, none of us are getting any younger (Valar Morghulis etc)


message 33: by Renee (new)

Renee Stan wrote: "Wow! Nothing grabbed my attention!"

You're not alone in this.


message 34: by Callista (new)

Callista Bowright Where is The Sixth of September by Callista Bowright...? Given excellent professional reviews and starred by Pacific Reviews as a book of exceptional merit and put forward for an award. You don't seem to be promoting it.....


message 35: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Lee wrote: "i'm now on elanor oliphant is completely fine after hearing rave reviews about it but i'm struggling so far. if it doesn't pick up soon it'll be getting ditched. Anyone else feel the same, or is it just me? lol

It's OK. I didn't find it a dreadful waste of time, but I'm glad libraries exist -- it isn't so good that I'd spend money on it. Take that as you will. If you're really not enjoying the book, I'd ditch it -- you won't be missing anything!


message 36: by Lee (new)

Lee Jasmine wrote: "Lee wrote: "i'm now on elanor oliphant is completely fine after hearing rave reviews about it but i'm struggling so far. if it doesn't pick up soon it'll be getting ditched. Anyone else feel the sa..."

Good to know thanks, don't see it lasting much longer now.


message 37: by Philip (new)

Philip Higgins Callista wrote: "Where is The Sixth of September by Callista Bowright...? Given excellent professional reviews and starred by Pacific Reviews as a book of exceptional merit and put forward for an award. You don't s..."

"Self praise is no recommendation" springs to mind.


message 38: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Little I've added a fair few of these to my TBR... First time I'm excited to buy these as they are released, instead of a few years later! Lol


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