New Books September 2020

A book list containing all the new books in September 2020!

Are you ready for the new books in September 2020?? Almost every single book on this list is from a blockbuster author!! I honestly can say this is one of the best months of 2020 for new book releases.

The most anticipated September 2020 new books include a sequel to American Royals by Katharine McGee, Fredrik Backman’s new novel, and the sequel to one of my all time favorite romance novels, Well Met!!

Also included on the New Books September 2020 list are novels from Ruth Ware and Nicholas Sparks. I didn’t even realize he was still writing?? You know I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of the latest Sparks.

Included below are brief summaries of these new books and my thoughts if I had the opportunity to read them already. Hopefully that will help you decide whether or not these books are for you!

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New Books September 2020

  • Majesty by Katharine McGee (Young Adult)
  • All The Devils are Here by Louise Penny (Mystery)
  • Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (General Fiction)
  • One by One by Ruth Ware (Mystery/Thriller)
  • The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett (Historical Fiction)
  • Grown by Tiffany Jackson (Young Adult)
  • Well Played by Jen DeLuca (Chick Lit / Romance)
  • Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey (Romance)
  • The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picault (Women’s Fiction)
  • The Return by Nicholas Sparks (Fiction)
  • A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Fantasy)


majestyMajesty by Katharine McGee
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: September 1, 2020

Summary: The sequel to the smash hit, American Royals, is here!!!  Majesty picks up where we left off, diving right into a flurry of activity. For those who haven’t read American Royals yet (go do that right now!!!!) these novels imagine an America where George Washington was crowned king. His descendants now rule in modern day. | Amazon

My Rating: 4.5 Stars – A rare sequel that lives up to the original!




all the devilsAll The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache #16)
Genre: Mystery
Publish Date: September 1, 2020

Summary: Another installment in the widely popular Inspector Gamache series! If you’re a fan, this will be an auto-buy book. I am still working my way through the series, so admittedly I didn’t look too closely at the synopsis. I’m going to highly recommend this series to literally everyone though. I adore the charming characters, unexpected twists and turns, and beloved Inspector leading the charge. | Amazon





anxious peopleAnxious People by Fredrik Backman
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: September 8, 2020

Summary: In most cases, the summary of Backman’s books doesn’t do them justice. So I’ll just say there’s a hostage situation involving an apartment full of (as the title says) anxious people. The story takes place over just one day, but jumps back in time as we get to know all the characters involved. | Amazon

My Rating: 3 Stars – I’ve heard great reviews from other readers, but this was a little slow and didn’t have the same impact as his other novels.




one by oneOne by One by Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Publish Date: September 8, 2020

Summary: Just in time for colder weather, Ruth Ware brings a chilling thriller to the book world. When a group of employees on a corporate retreat get snowed in at a chalet, at first it seems ideal. But fighting for survival against people you can’t exactly trust turns an idyllic scene into a nightmare. | Amazon

My Rating: 5 Stars – I was riveted from beginning to end!! And I don’t even usually like murder mysteries!




Are you interested in any of these new books September 2020? Share which ones in the comments!


evening and the morningThe Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publish Date: September 15, 2020

Summary: Ken Follett’s popular Pillars of the Earth series is getting a prequel! Dive back into this ancient world with his latest new release. In his classic style, this story set in the Dark Ages is told from multiple perspectives. A young boatmen who’s life is turned upside down after a Viking raid. A noblewoman who finds the local traditions of her husband’s land are centered around a brutal fight for power. A monk who is attempting to transform his humble abbey into a center of learning.  | Amazon




grownGrown by Tiffany Jackson (BIPOC Author)
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: September 15, 2020

Summary: A young singer wakes up with blood on her hands and no memory of the previous night. Then she finds out the R&B artist who discovered her is dead… The police are now asking questions and she’s left wondering what happened. Because the controlling and manipulative artist certainly gave her a motive to kill him.  | Amazon





well playedWell Played by Jen DeLuca
Genre: Romance / Chick Lit
Publish Date: September 22, 2020

Summary: Return to the Renaissance Faire!! Well Met is one of my all-time favorite books, so I have high hopes for Well Played. Although Stacey loves her summers working at the Faire, she vows to get her life together by next year, including finding The One. In the off season, she starts exchanging messages with her Faire fling, but when the next season starts, he’s not who she expects! | Amazon





tools of engagementTools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: September 22, 2020

Summary: The third installment of the Hot and Hammered series features a house flipping contest and an enemies to lovers romance! Bethany and Wes end up teaming up together to work on a seemingly hopefully house renovation. These books are heavy on the steam, so they’re not for the faint of heart!  | Amazon






the book of two waysThe Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picault
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publish Date: September 22, 2020

Summary: When flight attendants inform passengers that the plane is about to crash, Dawn’s brain jumps to a man from her past and not her husband. When she becomes the only survivor, she’s given a chance to fly wherever she wants. Will she go back to Boston and her regular life and family? Or fly to Egypt where she last saw Wyatt and pursued a career in archaeology?  | Amazon







returnThe Return by Nicholas Sparks
Genre: Fiction
Publish Date: September 29, 2020

Summary: When Trevor takes over his grandfather’s cabin in a small North Carolina town, he’s mostly just hoping to regroup from his military injury. Instead, he starts falling for a local and gets unexpectedly pulled into the life of a teen. Both girls seem to be hiding something, though. | Amazon





a deadly educationA Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
Genre: Fantasy
Publish Date: June 9, 2020

Summary: The Scholomance is a school for the magically gifted that is known to kill you if you don’t succeed. At least until our heroine starts to unlock its secrets. Novik is well known for her magical tales and I’m always excited to read another fantasy book in a school setting!! | Amazon






Which of these September 2020 new book releases are you most excited to read?


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  1. I’m a fan of the Louise Penny series too, and like you am working my way through the novels. I thought it would finish when Penny’s husband died but she somehow, amazingly found the courage to start writing again.

    1. I had no idea that happened! That is amazing she was able to continue. Makes me want to read them even more to support her!

  2. I’m most looking forward to Anxious People. I saw you gave it 3 stars – I’ve loved all the books by Bachman that I’ve read, so I’m hoping I’ll fall in love with this one too.

    1. I hope so too! I’m always happy to see a positive review of his books. He’s still an all time favorite author!

  3. So many good books this month! I am having trouble controlling my ordering of them… but very tempted with Majesty and Well Played and One by One especially. I also ordered Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, which sounds like it’s going to be excellent.

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