Hot Titles – New Summer Books!


We have a lot of popular best sellers at the Waban Library Center – books that typically have long waiting lists at other libraries.  We are also happy to take recommendations for books from our patrons.  Come in and check out these and many more hot titles! We also have a new collection of Playaways – all in one devices for you to listen to a favorite book.  See below for our entire collection!

booksWLC June 2018 New Summer Books

Adult Fiction









Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
The Lost Family by Jenna Blum
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Cloister by James Carroll
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
The Outsider by Stephen King
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain (paperback)
 Death at La Fenice AND Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
There There by Tommy Orange
How Hard Can It Be? By Alison Pearson
The Overstory by Richard Power
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva
The Parking Lot Attendant by Nafkote Tamirat
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (July 10th)
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisburger

Adult Non Fiction

Fascism:A Warning by Madeline Albright
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by J  Carreyou
Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton
Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
More With Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple by Jodi Moreno
How to Change Your Mind: What The New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
Saladish by Ilene Rosen
Calypso by David Sedaris

Short Stories

Florida by Lauren Groff
Property : Stories Between Two Novellas by Lionel Shriver
Last Stories by William Trevor

WLC March 2018 New Spring Books

Adult Fiction

The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
White Houses by Amy Bloom
Long Way from Home by Peter Carey
The Misfortune of Marion Palm by Emily Culliton
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Munich by Robert Harris

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss
The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

Sunburn by Laura Lippman
Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira
 Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell (3 BOOKSThe first in the series, “A Question of Upbringing,” second, “A Buyer’s Market,” and third, “The Acceptance World”.

Alternative Side by Anna Quindlen
You Think it, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian (requested by Paul Kaufman)
The Punishment She Deserves: A Lynley Novel by Elizabeth George
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
To Die But Once: A Masie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman

Adult Non Fiction


My Floral Affair by Rachel Ashwell
Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership by James Comey (2 copies!)
Untangled by Lisa D’Amour

Broad Band by Claire Evans
Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World by Joshua B. Freeman

Half-Baked Harvest by Tieghan Girard
Enlightenment Now by Stephen Pinker
The Yes Brain by Daniel Siegel
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
The RBG Workout by Patrick Walsh
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Childrens Books

Picture Books








Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
A Birthday for Hannah by Linda Petrie Bunch
Islandborn by Junot Diaz
This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming
Rescue & Jessica : A Life Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downe
The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
Be Kind by Pat Miller
Moon by Alison Oliver
Bear and Wolf by Daniel Salmieri
They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer
I GOT IT! By David Wiesner
A Busy Creature’s Day Eating by Mo Willems
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide for New Arrivals by Mo Wil

                                                     Board Books

Before and After by Jean Jullien 

Graphic Novel

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
All Summer Long by Hope Larsen (May 1st)
New Big Nate: Silent But Deadly by Lincoln Pierce
Dog Man & Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey
Secret Coders: Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (Teen Graphic)

Easy Readers/Beginning Chapter

Get A Hit, Mo! By David A. Adler
Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover by Cece Bell
Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar by James Dean
Snail & Worm Again by Tina Kugler – 2018 T Geisel Honor book
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
A Big Day for Baseball by Mary Pope Osborne and A G Ford (Magic Tree House #29)
Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder


Far From the Tree by Robin Benwa
Double Happiness by Nancy Tupper Ling
A Different Pond by Bao Phi
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Junior Fiction

Rebound by Kwame Alexander
The Penderwicks at Last by Jeanne Birdsall
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) by Roshani Chokshi
Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans by Russell Ginns
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
Hunger by Donna Jo Napo
Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant

Non Fiction


Awesome Science Experiments for Kids by Crystal ChattertoVotes for Women: American Suffragists and the Battle of the Ballot by Winifred Conkling
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood
This is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father by Khizr Khan



One thought on “Hot Titles – New Summer Books!

  1. Hi Marian
    You can search for a book and check its availability by going to Library Catalog below Hot Titles button.
    Unfortunately you cannot reserve it online.
    Please call the Library at 617-244-0700 to reserve or hold it for you and we will be glad to do that for you.
    Volunteer Librarian

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