Yes, Barack Obama’s memoir publishes today, but it is joined by a wealth of high-profile new releases. There are also memoirs and personal essays from Rachel Bloom, Cazzie David, Ree Drummond, Michael J. Fox, Dolly Parton — and new fiction from David Baldacci, Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke, Brandon Sanderson and Danielle Steel, plus Rupi Kaur’s third collection of poetry, and still more.
The week will include the National Book Awards on Wednesday night and the Booker Prize selection on Thursday. With the NYT about to publishing their lists of 100 Notable Books and the top 10 books of the year, TBR editor Pamela Paul and deputy editor Andrew LaVallee discuss their process: “There hasn’t been a lot of crossover between the shortlists and longlists that have come out from other institutions thus far. There’s only been one book that was on both the Booker Prize list and the National Book Award finalist list, which is Douglas Stuart’s ‘Shuggie Bain.’ It doesn’t feel like there’s a coalescing around one particular title.”
- 22 new works of fiction
- 28 new nonfiction titles
- More new children’s and YA titles
We consult a number of sources in compiling our weekly lists and PM members can see our lists for the coming three months through this reference page. But if you want to make sure your key titles are on our radar, now you can use this form to submit brief details as well: publun.ch/submitNotable. Please submit your notable titles at least 3 months prior to pub date.