September is going to be awesome. How do I know? Because of all these awesome September 2018 book covers coming out. It was a challenge to narrow this list down (and it’s longer than usual), because they’re all just so good!
Caveat about not judging books by their covers, yadda yadda. Feast your eyes on these beauties.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Out September 25 from Dutton. (I can’t wait to read this one!)
Analee, in Real Life by Janelle Milanes. Out September 18 from Simon Pulse.
And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, Rovina Cai (illustrator). Out September 4 from Walker Books.
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, afterward by Viviana Mazza. Out September 1 from Katherine Tegen Books.
The Caregiver by Samuel Park. Out September 25 from Simon & Schuster.
Citizen Illegal by José Olivarez. Out September 4 from Haymarket Books.
Enchantments: A Modern Witch’s Guide to Self-Possession by Mya Spalter. Out September 11 from Lenny.
The End of the Moment We Had by Toshiki Okada, translated by Samuel Malissa. Out September 1 from Pushkin Press.
Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer by Catherine Guthrie. Out September 25 from Skyhorse Publishing.
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan. Out September 18 from Algonquin Young Readers.
Hippie by Paulo Coelho, translated by Eric M.B. Becker. Out September 25 from Knopf Publishing Group.
Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer. Out September 4 from Soho Teen.
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming. Out September 18 from Beacon Press.
I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi. Out September 4 from Random House.
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. Out September 4 from Gallery Books.
Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee. Out September 4 from by Little, Brown Spark.
Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart. Out September 4 from Random House.
The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis. Out September 4 from Kids Can Press.
No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses by Stephen Lane. Out September 12 from ForeEdge.
Nobody Cares: Essays by Anne T. Donahue. Out September 18 from ECW Press.
The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents by Corey Brettschneider. Out September 18 from W.W. Norton Company.
Ordinary People by Diana Evans. Out September 11 from Liveright.
Ponti by Sharlene Teo. Out September 4 from Simon & Schuster.
A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma. Out September 4 from Algonquin Young Readers.
Rosewater by Tade Thompson. Out September 18 from Orbit.
Sadie by Courtney Summers. Out September 4 from Wednesday Books. (Y’all, if you don’t read Sadie immediately, I don’t know what to do for you. It is incredible. I can’t remember any other book that had me covering pages with my hands so I didn’t spoil something a few lines down.)
She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak, edited by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan, and Rafeeat Aliyu. Out Sept. 12 from Cassava Republic Press.
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Out September 4 from Grove Press.
Splitsville by Howard Akler. Out September 11 from Coach House Books.
Trans Teen Survival Guide by Fox Fisher, Owl Fisher. Out September 21 from by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens, edited by Marieke Nijkamp. Out September 18 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll. Out September 18 from Farrar Straus Giroux.
Vanishing Twins: A Marriage by Leah Dieterich. Out September 4 from Soft Skull Press.
White as Silence, Red as Song by Alessandro D’Avenia. Out September 4 from Thomas Nelson.
The Wildlands by Abby Geni. Out September 4 from Counterpoint LLC.