Hot Titles – New Spring 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!


Brand new books on the shelves waiting for you! Just in time for Spring  reading!!


Adult Fiction

In this Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren,
The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkle,
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen,
American War by Omar El Akkad,
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline,
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid,
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout,
The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan,
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck,
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Short Stories

What is not yours is not yours by Helen Oyeyemi



Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour
Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman
Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Food52 A New Way to Dinner   A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs
Settle for More by Megyn Kelly
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer paperback
Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Café by Ana Sortun
The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting by Shefali Tsabary
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Adult Fiction




Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
The Terranauts by  T. C. Boyle
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
Moonglow:  by Michael Chabon
Night School by Lee Child  
The Girls by Emma Cline
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Leave Me by Gayle Forman
The Trespasser by Tana French  
If I Forget You by Thomas Christopher Greene
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Razor Girl by Carl Hiassen
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Behold the Dreamers by  Imbolo Mbue
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  (this just won the National Book Award for Fiction!)
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson




Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids by Nicholson Baker
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John Le Carre
Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do To Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children by Marjorie Ingalls
Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Well, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight and Parents Should Just Relax by Robert and Sarah LaVine
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
A Tale of Love and Tenderness by Amos Oz
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
ADHD Nation: Children, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic
by Alan Schwarz
The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee
Vegan Bowl Attack! by Jackie Sobon
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst  by Jeffrey Toobin
Small Victories by Julia Turchen
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


                              Children’s Books – Spring

                                              Picture Books

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Life on Mars by Jon Agee
Six Dots by Jen Bryant.
Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer
Triangle by Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett
Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Tom Lichtenheld
XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex
Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestre

                                         Board Books
Tinyville Town: I am a Firefighter by Brian Briggs
Tinyville Town: I am a Veterinarian by Brian Briggs



Who Is Hillary Clinton? by Heather Alexander
The Presidents by James Barber
Who Was Muhammed Ali? by James Buckley, Jr.
Maker Lab:28 Super Cool Projects  by Jack Challoner and Jack Andraka
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark  by Debbie Levy
Presenting Buffalo Bill (biography) by Candace Fleming
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk by Sy Montgomery
The Great White Shark Scientist by Sy Montgomery
Some Writer! by Melissa Sweet
How to Code by Max Wainewright


                                            Easy Reader/Beginning Chapter

Lucy by Randy Cecilby Randy Cecil
We Are Growing! by Mo Willems and Laurie Keller
The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale
The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon Hale
Rescue on the Oregon Trail #1 in the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner
Nancy Clancy, Late Breaking News by Jane O’Connor

Junior Fiction

Brixton Brothers: The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett and
Adam Rex
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donaghue
The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz
The Night Journey by Kathryn Lasky
Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern
Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Boss Baby! adapted by Tracey West

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth by Molly Bang andPenny Chisholm
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Carson
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? by Dorothy Hoobler
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by SteveSheinkin

Graphic Novels

Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence
Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends by Lincoln Peirce
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson













One thought on “Hot Titles – New Spring 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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