Whatever your favorite genre is (thriller, romance, biography ...) we've compiled the best books that need to be on your reading list this month. Some are new and noteworthy, while others are books our editors loved and that everyone seems to be raving about. We think you'll love them, too. Go ahead, give them a read!

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1. 'Children of Blood and Bone' by Tomi Adeyemi — Check Price

Best Overall

Henry Holt and Co.

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) is a knockout. The immediate New York Times best-seller has already landed a movie deal with Fox 2000, and it has fans eagerly waiting for the second book in the trilogy.

Zélie Adebola has the chance to bring magic back to her people after a ruthless king has taken it away. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie tries to outrun the monarchy before they take away magic for good. The only thing she needs to be careful of is her growing feelings for the enemy.

2. 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman — Check Price

Best Fiction

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Gail Honeyman’s debut novel enchanted fans with its delightful story of friendship. The book even grabbed the attention of Reese Witherspoon, who selected Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine as one of her Hello Sunshine book club picks. This quirky novel is funny, heartwarming, and even suspenseful at times. It’s definitely one of those books you can finish in one sitting.

Socially awkward Eleanor Oliphant finds her life changing when she and her office’s IT guy help an old man who’s fallen on the sidewalk. The three of them develop an unexpected friendship and help each other out of their lives of isolation.

3. 'Boy Erased' by Garrard Conley — Check Price

Best Nonfiction

Riverhead Books

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Garrard Conley’s story shows the hard reality LGBTQ people still face today. This memoir discusses Conley’s experience in conversion therapy, and it's just as heart-breaking as it is triumphant.

As the son of a Baptist pastor, Conley was terrified to face his sexuality. After being outed to his family, he had a choice to either attend conversion therapy to be “cured” or risk losing his family. Through his painful journey, Conley found the understanding and strength to become his true self.

4. 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas — Check Price

Best to Read Before the Film

Balzer + Bray

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Angie Thomas’ novel The Hate U Give is so powerful and culturally important. The book has received countless awards and recognition, including the Michael L. Printz Award and the William C. Morris Award.

In the book, Starr Carter is split between the poor neighborhood she lives in and the fancy prep school she attends. Her world changes when she witnesses her unarmed friend shot dead at the hands of a police officer.

Now a major headline in national news, Starr needs to find her voice to stand up for what's right. The movie adaptation hits theaters this fall and stars Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Issa Rae (Insecure), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), and K.J. Apa (Riverdale).

5. 'All We Ever Wanted' by Emily Griffin — Check Price

Best Fall Read

Ballantine Books

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If you loved Emily Griffin's other best-sellers, Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, you’ll be just as swept away with All We Ever Wanted.

Worlds collide and change in a flash. A photograph snapped during a drunken moment at a party changes everything for the people in this page-turner. Word gets out to the entire community, and three characters — Nina (part of Nashville’s elite), Tom (a single dad working three jobs), and his daughter Lyla — find themselves at the heart of the scandal.


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6. 'The President is Missing' by James Patterson and Bill Clinton — Check Price

Best Political Thriller

Little, Brown and Company and Knopf

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This book — written by one of America’s favorite mystery writers and a former President of the United States — delivers an entertaining thriller that's proven to be an instant best-seller.

The President is Missing is set over the course of three days, and it shows the true vulnerabilities of the nation. Clinton lends authentic detail and information about the inner workings of what happens in the White House that make this thriller feel even more real.

7. ‘Something In the Water’ by Catherine Steadman — Check Price

Best Psychological Thriller

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For those fans of Girl on the Train, Into the Water, and A Stranger in the House, you’ll love this debut novel from Catherine Steadman. Something in the Water was Reese Witherspoon’s June pick for her Hello Sunshine book club, and readers couldn’t put it down.

The perfect couple — Erin, an on-the-rise documentary filmmaker, and Mark, an investment banker — head to Bora Bora for their dream honeymoon. When they see something in the water while scuba diving, everything changes. They have to decide to either speak up or keep their discovery to themselves. This psychological thriller will take you on a wild ride as Erin and Mark’s decision leads to a destructive chain of events.

8. ‘The Sun Does Shine’ by Anthony Ray Hinton — Check Price

Best Memoir

St. Martin's Press

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The Sun Does Shine is a memoir that'll take you on an emotional journey. It's one of Oprah’s most recent book club selections, and you won't want to put it down.

Anthony Ray Hinton knew he was innocent when he was charged in 1985 with two counts of capital murder. Being a black man with no money in the South, he was sentenced to death by electrocution. Living life on death row filled him with anger and hopelessness, but Hinton found a way to transform his spirit and survive the next 30 years in a 5-foot-by-7-foot jail cell. Thanks to civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, he was finally released in 2015.

9. ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn — Check Price

Best Read Before the Series

Broadway Books

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If you thought Gone Girl was a wild ride, wait until you get a taste of Camille Preaker in Sharp Objects. Flynn’s novel, now an HBO limited series starring Amy Adams, will keep you up at night. Be sure to read the book before you start the show.

Reporter Camille Preaker is sent back to her tiny hometown on an assignment to cover the murder of two preteen girls. As Camille has to deal with her neurotic mother and a half-sister she hardly knows, she finds herself unraveling her past and strangely identifying with the victims a little too closely.

10. ‘When Life Gives You Lululemons’ by Lauren Weisberger — Check Price

Best Quick Read

Simon & Schuster

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When Life Give You Lululemons is a Devil Wears Prada novel that's been the perfect companion for the beach this summer. It’s made countless "best books of the summer" lists for 2018, and readers are loving it.

Now a Hollywood image consultant to the stars, Emily Charlton has left Miranda Priestly in the past. Emily knows it's going to be a team effort to help a former supermodel with her comeback after she gets a DUI and has a hard fall from stardom. Along with a high-powered attorney, Emily must navigate the merciless American public and find one unexpected ally along the way: Miranda Priestly herself.

11. 'The Outsider' by Stephen King — Check Price

Best Horror

Scribner

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There’s a lot of buzz around Stephen King’s latest novel, The Outsider. Fans say that it’s classic King; suspenseful and haunting. You’ll be up into the wee hours of the night until you finish.

After a young boy’s body is discovered in the local town park, evidence points to one of the city’s most popular residents. What seems to be an ironclad case thanks to DNA evidence takes a dark turn as the investigation expands and new, harrowing answers surface.

12. 'Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo' by Zora Neale Hurston — Check Price

Best Historic Nonfiction

Amistad

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Zora Neale Hurston’s story about Cudjo Lewis — the last-known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade — was written in the late 1920s and was rejected from Viking Press in 1931 due to the unconventional dialect. Two years ago, a literary agent, Joy Harris, started representing Hurston’s trust, which included some of her unpublished works. Harris was finally able to get Barracoon published 87 years after its rejection.

Barracoon — the original title from Hurston — is defined as an enclosure in which black slaves were temporarily confined. The book tells Lewis’ firsthand account of his life, and after so many years in the making, you won't want to put this one down.

13. 'Educated: A Memoir' by Tara Westover — Check Price

Best Coming-of-Age

Random House

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Critics and readers are so taken by Westover’s coming-of-age story. Educated quickly hit the New York Times best-seller list, and it'll most likely stay there for weeks to come. Once you start, it’ll completely envelop you and stay with you long after you finish.

Tara Westover was the daughter of a survivalist family in the mountains of Idaho. She never went to school, never saw a doctor, and spent her days stewing herbs for her mother and salvaging metal for her father. When one of her brothers gets himself into college and comes back to inform her of the world beyond their isolated mountain, she decides she deserves a new kind of life. Self-taught and educated enough to be accepted to college, Tara finds herself traveling the world.

14. 'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. FinnCheck Price

Best Airport Read

William Morrow

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Life in New York City is lonely for Anna Fox. She lives alone, never goes outside due to her agoraphobia, and loves to spy on her neighbors. It isn’t until the Russells move into the house across the street that things start to change once Anna sees something she shouldn’t — something so shocking she begins to not know what’s real and what’s imagined.

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