12 of the best September book releases to add to your wish list

Caroline Allen
Contributor
September's top book selection offers something for everyone [Photo: Yahoo UK]

There’s no better accessory for autumn than a book you just can’t put down.

Luckily, September welcomes some of the most hotly anticipated fiction of 2019. Think Margaret Atwood, Stephen King and Cecelia Ahern.

Whether you’re searching for your next paperback to wind-down with of an evening, or Kindle read on the go, these are the books to buy this September. Each will leave you suitably tantalised, trust us on this one.

Keep scrolling for the best upcoming releases of seriously good reads that are available to pre-order now. Happy reading.

1. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | 10 September 2019

The much anticipated follow up to Handmaid's Tale. [Photo: Amazon]

This sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale answers the questions we’ve been waiting decades for (that’s right, the bestselling dystopian novel first came out in 1985).

The wait is over to find out what happened to Offred. Margaret Atwood neatly answers all of the questions we’ve been dying to ask for the past 23 years, with a nod to the current world we live in thrown in for excellent measure.

Hardcover | £12.49 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £9.99 | Shop here

2. The Institute by Stephen King | 10 September 2019

This man's talent knows no bounds. [Photo: Amazon]

Stephen King has produced another literary hit, which offers up some subtle similarities to Carrie and The Shining. Namely, it centres around a teenager with special powers.

This suspenseful novel sees children from around America abducted because of their special gifts - think telepathy and telekinesis. It follows the story of 12-year-old Luke Ellis, The Institute’s latest recruit.

This book has a Stranger Things vibe to it. It’s no secret Stranger Things owes a lot to Stephen King’s work and we all know he’s a fan, so the link is unsurprising.

Hardcover | £10 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £10.99 | Shop here

3. Postscript by Cecelia Ahern | 19 September 2019

Holly Kennedy is back, we repeat, Holly Kennedy is back. [Photo: Amazon]

It has been 15 years since Cecelia Ahern’s P.S I Love You emotionally scarred us for life.

And, it’s 12 years since Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler’s portrayal of Holly and Gerry left us crying for a solid hour and a half.

Cecelia Ahern is back with the long-awaited sequel, which shows us how Holly is doing seven years after the death of Gerry. Tissues at the ready...

Hardcover | £12.99 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £8.99 | Shop here

4. Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks | 5 September 2019

The Sunday Times Bestseller is at it again. [Photo: Amazon]

You will not be able to put this book down. Like Adele Parks’ recent hit, I Invited Her In, there’s something addictive about her writing which shines through as early as the first chapter.

This domestic thriller followers the marriage and secrets of Daisy and Simon, a seemingly perfect couple.

Paperback | £5.59 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £3.99 | Shop here

5. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates | 24 September 2019

From the author of Between The World And Me. [Photo: Amazon]

Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t afraid to highlight the atrocities of humanity. His National Book Award-winning novel, Between The World And Me tackles America’s fraught racial history, whilst The Water Dancer delves into American slavery.

Interestingly, he wrote this book in its earliest form back in 2009 (before Between The World And Me). We’re pleased to see it has surfaced 10 years later to serve as a poignant reminder of America’s past.

It follows Hiram Walker as he attempts to escape from slavery - the only world he has ever known.

Paperback | £24.70 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £9.99 | Shop here

6. Black Nowhere by Reece Hirsch | 1 September 2019

This series launch will have you on the edge of your seat. [Photo: Amazon]

There’s something great about being embroiled in a book series from the start. This fantastic series launch will form part of the Lisa Tanchik series, an FBI agent tasked with taking down cybercriminals.

Her job is to take down Nate Fallon, a Stanford student who started using the dark web as an experiment of sorts. He quickly becomes entangled in illegal activity.

Hirsch is the writer behind The Insider, a 2011 International Thriller Writers Award finalist, which draws on his experience as an attorney. We’re expecting good things.

Hardcover | £19.99 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £3.98 | Shop here

7. Frankly In Love by David Yoon | 12 September 2019

A high-school story set it Southern California, what's not to love? [Photo: Amazon]

This book tells the tale of a Korean high-school senior living in Southern California. His parents will only let him date Korean girls, which is highly inconvenient seeing as he is in love with Brit Means.

This book has To All The Boys I Loved Before vibes about it, from the setting to the storyline.

It’s aimed at a young adult audience, but similarly to TATBILB there’s something about it which will appeal to everyone.

Paperback | £7.99 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £3.99 | Shop here

8. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett | 24 September 2019

The Dutch House is a dark fairytale blended with humour and wit. [Photo: Amazon]

If you’ve read Bel Canto by the this number one New York Times Bestselling author, you’ll know what we mean when we say that Ann Patchett has a unique ability to inject humour into the most unlikely of topics.

The Dutch House is no exception.

It’s a dark post-WWII fairytale centred around The Dutch House, a mansion in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The house, which was meant to be a nice place to live by all accounts, begins to unravel everybody in it.

Hardcover | £15.78 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £6.23 | Shop here

9. American Royals by Katharine McGee | 5 September 2019

Imagine if America had a royal family. [Photo: Amazon]

This book speaks to everything we love in a holiday read. It’s Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl. It’s easy-reading, but the quality of writing from Katharine McGee is sublime as well.

The Washingtons are America’s Royal Family. They’re scandalous and rich, the ultimate combination for a book of this kind.

If you find yourself binge watching Gossip Girl, this addictive new modern fairytale is just up your street.

Paperback | £5.99 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £4.99 | Shop here

10. Well Met by Jen DeLuca | 5 September 2019

A heartwarming storyline that will keep you engrossed from start to finish. [Photo: Amazon]

Next up is another wonderful holiday read. This one’s from debut author, Jen DeLuca.

Feeding your enjoyment on the enemies to lovers plot that so many romance novels follow. This one comes with a twist, though, because it’s primarily set at a Renaissance Faire in Willow Creek, Maryland.

Emily relocates to Willow Creek, which she sees as somewhat of a pitstop on her way to somewhere else, but when she meets Simon, the irritating teacher involved in the Renaissance Faire she’s volunteering for, that all changes.

Paperback | £12.28 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £8.49 | Shop here

11. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 20th Anniversary Edition by Stephen Chbosky | 24 September 2019

The 20th anniversary edition features a new letter from Charlie. [Photo: Amazon]

There’s a real joy in collecting the special edition copies of our favourite books. To that end, we wanted to alert you to the 20th anniversary edition of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

This cult novel is a coming-of-age tale of heartbreak, hilarity and honesty. This new release features a new letter from the main protagonist, Charlie Kelmeckis.

It’ll make a fabulous addition to your collection.

Hardcover | £19.76 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £5.99 | Shop here

12. No Judgements by Meg Cabot | 24 September 2019

The queen of chick-lit is back with another royal flush. [Photo: Amazon]

Meg Cabot could write a shopping list and we’d be the first to pick it up.

What’s unique about her adult romance writing is that the heroine in the novel is always smart, determined and ambitious. Bree Beckham is just that.

She has just escaped her emotionally abusive ex and she finds herself on Little Bridge Island, Florida as the storm of the century is about to hit.

If you’re an animal lover and romance lover, this book will speak to you on so many different levels.

Paperback | £8.99 | Shop here

Kindle Edition | £4.99 | Shop here

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