Hot Titles – New Winter 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!

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Adult Fiction


If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
The Mllkman by Anna Burns
The Red Coat: A Novel of Boston by Dolley Carlson
Run Away by Harlan Coben
News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray
Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III
Judgment by Joseph Finder
The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam
The Best American Short Stories of 2018 by Roxane Gay
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Trinity by Louisa Hall
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
Elevation by Stephen King
Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon
Good Riddance by Eleanor Lipman
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Widows of Malabar by Sujata Massey
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The Street by Ann Petry
In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin
Shantaram by Gregory Roberts
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
Come With Me by Helen Schulman
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Winter by Ali Smith
Spring by Ali Smith
An American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis

Adult Non Fiction



Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott
American Prison:A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight
Grant by Ron Chernow
The Last Whalers by Doug Bock Clark
Comfort in an Instant by Melissa Clark
Elephant Company by Vicki Croke
Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt
Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love and Food by Ann Hood
My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen by Diane Kochilas
Almost Everything, Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott
The Fifth Risk by Micheal Lewis
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Dining In by Alison Roman

Season: Big Flavor, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma
Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious by Michael Solomonov

Children’s Books

Picture Books

What Can A Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Dreamers by Yuri Morales

Presto & Zesto in Limboland by Arthur Yorinks and Maurice Sendak, illus. by Maurice Sendak
A House That Once Was by Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith
Llama, Llama Loves to Read by Adrianne Dewdney
Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares
Carmela, Full of Wishes by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson
Good Rosie by Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Drawn Together by Minh Le
Santa Claus Bruce by Bryan Higgins
A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Saunders
Dear Substitute by Liz Scanlon
Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin

Easy Readers/Beginning Chapter

The Missing Baseball (Zach and Zoe Mystery) by Mike Lupica
I Lost My Tooth by Mo Willems

Junior Fiction


The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Sunny by Jason Reynolds
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Dear Sister by Alison McGhee
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
The Third Mushroom by Jennifer Holm


Boots on the Ground by Elizabeth Partridge
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca

Junior Graphic Novels


Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey
Positively Izzy by Terri Libenson
Miss Communication : Tales from the Locker by Jennifer Holm

Teen Graphic Novel


Hey Kiddo by Jarret J. Krosockza
Illegal by Andrew Donkin and Eoin Colfer
Home After Dark by David Small

Teen Fiction

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi 

One thought on “Hot Titles – New Winter 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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