New 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.  

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Adult Fiction

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani
Death in Brittany
 by Jean-Luc Bannalec
A Wonderful Stroke of Luck by Ann Beattie
Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin
The Guest Book
by Sarah Blake
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
When We Left Cuba
 by Chanel Cleeton
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Temper by Layne Fargo
A Great Deliverance
by Elizabeth George
City of Girls by Elizabeth George
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
The Button Man by Andrew Gross
The Parisian
 by Isabella Hammad

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra (paperback)
The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey
Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan
The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
A Better Man by Louise Penny
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Chances Are by Richard Russo
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Editor by Stephen Rowley
The Island of Sea Women 
by Lisa See
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
The Far Field by Madjuri Vijak
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Adult Non Fiction



The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The British are Coming by Rick Atkinson
by Robert Caro
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Atomic Habits
 by James Clear
The Moment of Lift by  Melissa Gates
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
The Good Nurse: A Sure Stoory of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber
Girl Stop Apologizing
by Rachel Hollis

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
The Pioneers by David McCullough
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out by Bill McKibben
Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher
Nanaville by Anna Quindlen
Saving Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl

Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers by Nicole Rucker
 by Dani Shapiro

The Mueller Report by The Washington Post
Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 
by Mitchell Zuckoff


Children’s Books

Board Books

Be Bold, Baby by Alison Oliver

Picture Books

Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by Caille Andros
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
Circle by Mac Barnett
Square by Mac Barnett
The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
Good Morning, Snowplow
by Deborah Bruss
Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark
Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Otto & Pio by Marianne Dubuc
Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers
If I was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano
P is for Pterodactyl
by Raj Haldar

Now What? A Math Tale by Robie Harris
You Are New by Lucy Knisley
Dragon Nights
byJ. R. Krause

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
My Heart by Corinna Luyken
Vroom! by Barbara McClintock
What is Given From the Heart
 by Patricia McKissack

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
Nine Months by Miranda Paul
The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero
The Bell Rang by James Ransome
Another by Christian Robinson
Good Boy by Sergio Ruzzier
The Wonkey Donkey by Craig Smith
We are Grateful: Otsalihiga by Traci Sorrel
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
by Jonathan Stutzman


Easy Readers/Beginning Chapter

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
A Piglet Named Mercy
by Kate DiCamillo
See Otto (The Adventures of Otto) by David Milgrim
Harold & Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat
Fox the Tiger
by Cory R. Tabor
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1988 by Lauren Tarshis
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis

Junior Fiction

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
Blended by Sharon Draper
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Hunt
A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata
Where the Heart is by Jo Knowles
Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai
Season of Styx Malone
by Kemal Magoon
Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
by Marisa Meyer
Up for Air by Laura Morrison
Max and the Midknights
by Lincoln Pierce
Lu by Jason Reynolds
Pay Attention Carter Jones by Gary Schmidt
The Unsung Hero of Birdson, USA by Brenda Woods
American Street
by Ibo Zobol


The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett
The Elephant by Jenni Desmond
Someday We Will Fly
by Rachel DeWoslan
Timelines of Everything by DK
Crossing on Time by David Macaulay
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
by Joyce Sidman
Moth: An Evolution Story by Isabel Thomas
Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life
by Laurie Wallmark
Enemy Child: Story of Normal Mineta by Andrea Warren
The Roots of Rap by Carole Boston Weatheford
by Adrienne Wright

Junior Graphic Novels

The Unwanted: Stories of Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Dog Man: Brown of the Wild #6 by Dan Pilkey
Odd Gods by David Slavin
by Tillie Walden


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Picture Us in the Light
by Kelly Gilbert
We Are OK by Nina LaCour
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
What the Night Sings
by Vesper Stamper
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Other Words for Home
 by Jasmine Warga


1 thought on “New Books!

  1. Hi Marian
    You can search for a book and check its availability by holding the cursor over Books/CD and clicking on Library Catalog.
    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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