Hot Titles – New Fall and 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!


Brand new books on the shelves waiting for you! Just in time for Fall /  Winter reading!!


Adult Fiction

City of Light by Lauren Belfer paperback
The Life Writer by David Constantine paperback   
The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davie    Houghton Miflin Harcourt  
Siracusa by Delia Ephron    Blue Rider
The Girl Who Wrote on Silk by Kelli Estes paperback    
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin     St. Martin’s Press  
The Whistler by John Grisham
Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
The Last Child by John Hart      paperback  
Iron Horse  by John Hart       paperback
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Faithful by Alice Hoffman     
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard      paperback  
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
A Gambler’s Anatomy by Michael Lethem
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel      
Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy
Still Here by Lara Vapnyar
The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

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 – Fall and Winter

                                              Picture Books

Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah OHora
Thankful by Eileen Spinelli
Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems

Board Books

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Crayons Book of Colors by Drew Daywalt
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis
Digger Dozer Dumper by Hope Vestergaard  

Picture Books



Rescue Squad No. 9 by Mike Austin
How This Book Was Made
by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex
My House by Byron Barton
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt   
Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins
In Plain Sight
by Richard Jackson
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohara
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
What Do You Do With a Problem? By Kobi Yamada

Sophie’s Squash Go to School by Pat Zeitlow





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

Inspector FlyTrap by Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell
Pete the Scuba Cat by James Dean
Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave by James Dean 
Where Are You Going Baby Lincoln? By Kate DiCamillo
Dory Fantasmagory Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon
Cody Harmon, King of Pets by Claudia Mills
Night of the Ninth Dragon (#55 Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne

Junior Fiction


Mrs. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Nine, Ten by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley

Full of Beans by Jennifer Holm
The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe
Last Man Out by Mike Lupica
The Best Man by Richard Peck
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John Ritter
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
The Candy Smash by Jacqueline Davies
The Magic Trap by Jacqueline Davies

                                                      Junior Fiction

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down #11 by Jeff Kinney
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Naylor
As Brave As You Are by Jason Reynolds
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
Star Wars: Rouge One: The Ultimate Visual Guide DK Children 


Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought To Life written and illustrated by  Ashley Bryan
I Am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer

Graphic Novels

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Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
March 2 and March 3 by John Lewis (March 3 just won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature!)
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs by Lincoln Pierce
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeir













One thought on “Hot Titles – New Fall and 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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