The best new book releases to get you out of a reading slump


Looking for a new book to get lost in? From sweeping epics to page-turning mysteries to a brand new Sally Rooney, we round up the best new book releases. 

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising is the searing new novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. Set in the star-studded world of Malibu in 1983, the book follows a group of glamorous people as they celebrate the end of summer at a memorable party.

“By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.”

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

One of the most anticipated book releases of 2021, Normal People author Sally Rooney returns with her third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You (releasing September). The book follows Alice, a writer in her 20s coming to terms with fame, and her best friend, Eileen who is getting over a breakup.

Exploring complex relationship dynamics, sexual desire, heartbreak and mental health, Beautiful World is sure to be an instant classic for Rooney fans.

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

The perfect book for fans of The Goldfinch and All The Light We Cannot See, Maggie Shipstead’s Great Circle is a sweeping historical epic that follows the lives of a daredevil female aviator and the Hollywood rebel who will play her on the big screen.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Another highly-anticipated new release being published this September, bestselling author Liane Moriarty is back with a new mystery thriller, Apples Never Fall. 

According to the blurb, the book follows the Delaneys, a seemingly happy family. When mother Joy disappears, the children begin to re-examine their parents marriage and family history – were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household?

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Described as “a hug in book form” Matt Haig (The Midnight Library) rewrites the self-help genre with The Comfort Book. A wonderful non-fiction read with endlessly quotable tidbits of hope and inspiration, this book is the perfect pick-me-up.

My Amy by Tyler James

10 years after her tragic death, Amy Winehouse’s best friend since age 13, Tyler James shares his honest and tender portrait of his beloved friend – from their early days as insecure teenagers to the highs and lows of fame.



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