New Adult Books October 2023

Updated September 27, 2023
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The Berry Pickers
Peters, Amanda.
2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize Winner Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Finalist A four-year-old Mi'kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty...
The Coming Wave : Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma
Suleyman, Mustafa/ Bhaskar, Michael.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An urgent warning of the unprecedented risks that AI and other fast-developing technologies pose to global order, and how we might contain them while we have the chance--from a co-founder of the pioneering artificial intelligence company DeepMind...
Doppelganger : A Trip into the Mirror World
Klein, Naomi.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | National Indie Bestseller A New York Times notable book of 2023 "I've been raving about Naomi Klein's Doppelganger . . . I can't think of another text that better captures the berserk period we're living through." -...
Family meal : a novel
Washington, Bryan
"Tender and poignant, Washington's latest hits the spot." - PEOPLE Magazine From the bestselling, award-winning author of Memorial and Lot, an irresistible, intimate novel about two young men, once best friends, whose lives collide again after a loss.
Flee north : a forgotten hero and the fight for freedom in slavery's borderland
Shane, Scott
A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year A riveting account of the extraordinary abolitionist, liberator, and writer Thomas Smallwood, who bought his own freedom, led hundreds out of slavery, and named the underground railroad, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and...
The Graham effect
Kennedy, Elle
The first book in the delicious, icy-hot Campus Diaries series, a spinoff of BookTok sensations Off-Campus and Briar U, by New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy. Gigi Graham has exactly three goals: qualify for the women's national hockey team, win Olympic gold, and step out of...
How to Say Babylon
Sinclair, Safiya.
A New York Times Notable Book A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! With echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of the author's struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian...
The last island : discovery, defiance, and the most elusive tribe on earth
Goodheart, Adam
"A deft combination of adventure, history, reportage and elegy."--Washington Post A journey to the coast of North Sentinel Island, home to a tribe believed to be the most isolated human community on earth. The Sentinelese people want to be left alone and will shoot deadly...
Let Us Descend
Ward, Jesmyn.
OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * Instant New York Times Bestseller * Shortlisted for the 2024 Carnegie Medal for Excellence From Jesmyn Ward--the two-time National Book Award winner, youngest winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and MacArthur Fellow--comes a...
Madonna : A Rebel Life
Gabriel, Mary.
New York Times Editors' Choice, One of NPR's Best Books of the Year In this "infinitely readable" biography, award-winning author Mary Gabriel chronicles the meteoric rise and enduring influence of the greatest female pop icon of the modern era: Madonna (...
Mcu : The Reign of Marvel Studios
Robinson, Joanna/ Gonzales, Dave/ Edwards, Gavin.
Marvel Entertainment was a moribund toymaker not even twenty years ago. Today, Marvel Studios is the dominant player both in Hollywood and in global pop culture. How did an upstart studio conquer the world? In MCU, beloved culture writers Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards draw...
Murder by Degrees
Mukerji, Ritu.
For fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd, Murder by Degrees is a historical mystery set in 19th-century Philadelphia, following a pioneering woman doctor as she investigates the disappearance of a young patient who is presumed dead. Philadelphia, 1875: It is the...
North woods : a novel
Mason, Daniel
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A sweeping novel about a single house in the woods of New England, told through the lives of those who inhabit it across the centuries--"a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic" (The Washington Post) from the Pulitzer...
The Reformatory
Due, Tananarive.
A New York Times Notable Book "You're in for a treat. The Reformatory is one of those books you can't put down. Tananarive Due hit it out of the park." --Stephen King A gripping, page-turning novel set in Jim Crow Florida that follows Robert Stephens...
The secret hours
Herron, Mick
A gripping standalone spy thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Slow Horses, with a riveting reveal about a disastrous MI5 mission in Cold War Berlin--an absolute must-read for Slough House fans. New from the author of Slow Horses, now an Apple...
Starling house
Harrow, Alix E.
"This book has everything you could possibly want this fall...a cursed town, a haunted house, a vivid & eerie setting--plus, characters willing to risk everything." --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club October '23 Pick) Starling House is a gorgeous, modern...
The vaster wilds
Groff, Lauren
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, TIME, and others "Part historical, part horror, part breathless thriller, part wilderness survival tale, The Vaster Wilds is a story...
Hill, Nathan
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * The New York Times best-selling author of The Nix is back with a poignant and witty novel about a modern marriage and the bonds that keep people together. Mining the absurdities of contemporary society,...
Wild Girls : How the Outdoors Shaped the Women Who Challenged a Nation
Miles, Tiya.
Harriet Tubman, forced to labor outdoors on a Maryland plantation, learned from the land a terrain for escape. Louisa May Alcott ran wild, eluding gendered expectations in New England. The Indigenous women's basketball team from Fort Shaw, Montana, recaptured a sense of pride in physical prowess...
Witch of wild things
Vasquez Gilliland, Raquel
Legend goes that long ago a Flores woman offended the old gods, and their family was cursed as a result. Now, every woman born to the family has a touch of magic. Sage Flores has been running from her family-and their "gifts"-ever since her younger sister Sky died. Eight years...

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