From grade school to parenthood, September attracts a similar attention distinct from any other month throughout our lives. It’s like the friend who cancels plans at the last minute, then complains that they never do anything ‘exciting’. It’s the raisin in an oatmeal cookie disguising itself all too well as a Hershey’s chocolate chip. It’s the parking curb that’s always just a hair closer to your hubcap than you think. In sum, September is the party-pooper: the quasi-autumnal spoilsport of a season full of warmth, fun, and laxed responsibility.
And yet, regardless of the countless back-to ‘you-know-what’ sales on everything from snack packs to SUVs, it’s also a month that sees thousands of new books hit the market every year. So, we’ve made a little cheat sheet for you to be ahead of the game!
Want to free yourself from those Sunday scaries? Why not challenge some real nightmares in L. L. McKinney’s new gripping fantasy thrillerA Crown So Cursed?
Still thinking about the Women’s World Cup in all its sapphic glory? Meryl Wilsner’sCleat Cute is sure to score.
And, if you’re still not quite ready for summer to end, give Adam Sass’ campy YA horrorYour Lonely Nights Are Over a shot—after all, who knows what the next school year will hold, maybe you’ll team up to take down a serial killer too!
No matter what you’re looking for, our list has something for you. If you have a book coming out in the near future (or represent someone who does) please fill out this form for consideration in our upcoming lists.