This Month in Adult Books: September 2022

Reading recommendations for adults
September 9, 2022
Featured Title
Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
The author of Little Fires Everywhere returns with a new book set in a future dystopian society where neighbors spy on each other and people with Asian features are frequently attacked on the street. 12 year old Bird Gardner lives with his father, a demoted librarian, and yearns for his Chinese American mother who fled three years earlier after violating the PACT (Preserving American Culture and Traditions) Act. He knows looking for her is dangerous, but when he receives a mysterious letter he cannot resist searching. Her words have become a battle cry in the resistance movement. This is a story, both lyrical and chilling, of family bonds, the power of storytelling, art, and activism.

New & Upcoming
The coolest trend this October will be books! Check out debuts from the likes of Onyi Nwabineli, Someday, Maybeand Lee Gyum-yi, The Picture Bride, or revisit the origins of a classic in Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese in a reimagining of the story of Isobel Gamble, the woman who inspired the character of Hester Prynne. Nonfiction readers and fans of books like Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat won’t want to miss the newest book from Buzz Bissinger, the author of Friday Night Lights, with The Mosquito Bowl, about a football game played just prior to Guadalcanal in December 1944.   
Check This Out!
If you've been enjoying The Rings of Power check out a list of books to read for fans of epic fantasy such as The Lord of The Rings.  
What We’re Reading
Let’s Not Do That Again by Grant Ginder
If you are a fan of books like The Nest, Fleishman is in Trouble or others in the fiction subgenre that has been described as “rich white people problems,” then this is a book you might want to pick up. It’s a darkly funny comedy about privilege, politics, family, and of course, New York. Congresswoman Nancy Harrison is running for Senate against a former actor, her son Nick is writing a musical about Joan Didion, and her daughter Greta is an internet sensation for throwing a champagne bottle through a restaurant window during a protest in Paris. Shenanigans and a bit of romance ensue as the various characters have to figure out what is really important in life. The audio version is a particular delight and will have you filled with laughter.

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