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The Top Ten New Novels To Read This Month

Ready to jump into a new novel? Check out ten of the most exciting new novels this September, including a bonus deluxe edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, we may earn a commission if you choose to buy through our links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Also, every item on this list was selected by The Silver Petticoat Review owners. Please read our disclosure for more information. 

The start of the new Autumn season is officially here! Why not reward yourself with a cup of hot cocoa, a slice of pumpkin bread, and a lovely new book to read? Every month, we share our most anticipated books that will hopefully help you discover your next read. For September, our list includes highly anticipated new titles with starred reviews and books that we also can’t wait to dive into!

Escape to France and dream of their mouth-watering cuisine or go back in time and enjoy a sweet and romantic Regency Christmas story. Also notable this month is the latest from best-selling authors Susanna Clarke and Garth Nix.

Not to mention, an absolutely stunning new special edition of Pride and Prejudice. Whatever your mood or genre preference, we hope to share our monthly top picks and assist you with your next read.

(Note: We have not read every novel on this list, so we can’t vouch for each book’s quality or content. Furthermore, we based this list on research and what we believe sound like good reads.)

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September 1, 2020, New Book Releases

#1: Fable
Fable Book Cover

Genres: YA, Fantasy, Adventure, Pirates, High Fantasy, Romance

Do you love action, adventure, and an epic forbidden romance all in one package? Take a look at the first book in this high fantasy duology. Overall, this is the book for you if you love Pirates of the Caribbean. Plus, this one is getting several good reviews as well!

#2: An Ivy Hill Christmas
An Ivy Hill Christmas Book Cover

Genres: Clean & Wholesome, Christian Fiction, Holiday, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

As the weather cools, the season of Christmas romance begins! So, if you love Julie Klassen’s other Ivy Hill novels, then you will likely love this sweet Regency Christmas romance. Thankfully, this longish novella is also standalone if you want to jump in and enjoy some historical holiday cheer.

September 8, 2020

#3: The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux (Contemporary Escapism w/Romance)
The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux Book Cover

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, France, Domestic Fiction

Are you looking for pure escapism in your next read? Look no further than this contemporary romance set in the South of France.

When Sophie’s reputation as a chef is ruined, she moves to France to help her sick grandmother. Here, she learns to discover herself, her dreams, and maybe even find love along the way. So, savor this culinary new novel and try not to get too hungry from all the delicious-sounding French cuisine!

September 15, 2020

#4: Legendborn
Legendborn Book Cover

Genres: Contemporary Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy Romance, Retellings, Magic, Young Adult

This contemporary urban fantasy is City of Bones with a dash of intriguing King Arthur mythology. With several starred reviews, Legendborn is sure to be one of the most anticipated books of the entire Fall season.

Overall, if you love mystery, action, romance, and Southern Black Girl Magic, Legendborn should be at the top of your list! But, mostly, I’m excited about the cool modern-day Arthurian world-building.

#5: The Paris Secret
The Paris Secret Book Cover

Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, WWII, Australian Literature

Vintage Fashion, a sweeping love story, and an emotional historical fiction novel from best-selling author Natalie Lester, what’s not to love? In The Paris Secret, a mystery about a secret Dior wardrobe unfolds in three timelines and tells the story of 3 different women. With several rave reviews, The Paris Secret is sure to be one of the best new historical fiction novels released this month!

#6: Piranesi
Piranesi Book Cover

Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Literary Fiction, Mystery

Sure, Piranesi doesn’t have a love story, but the latest from Susanna Clark is sure to be epic all the same! In this original and unique fantasy novel, Piranesi tells the tale of Piranesi and his house. It’s a story of mysteries and depth and will likely only make sense once we read it! In short, check out this one of you like literary fantasy and, of course, the author.

September 22, 2020

#7: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Book Cover

Genres: Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Alternate History

From the same author who brought us Sabriel (one of the best romantic YA fantasies of all time), comes another exciting fantasy with an intriguing female protagonist and masterful world-building. This time, the story takes place in an alternate 1983 with magic and bookseller mythology. I am so in.

#8: A Most English Princess: A Novel of Queen Victoria’s Daughter
A Most English Princess Book Cover

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance, Victorian, Biographical Fiction

Are you missing the Victoria TV series, or love historical fiction about famous royals? If so, you’ll want to dive into this exquisite sounding novel about Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter Vicky and her engagement and marriage to the heir of Prussia.

Basically, this is a new historical fiction novel from a promising debut author! Perfect for fans of period dramas like VictoriaDownton Abbey, and The Crown.

September 29, 2020

#9: Furia
Furia Book Cover

Genres: Young Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance, Sports, Realistic Fiction

As a Reese’s Book Club pick, this YA novel is already getting a ton of good buzz. Excellent reviews aside, this romantic coming of age soccer story reminds me of Bend it Like Beckham but set in Argentina, and that is awesome! Overall, if you like books about following your dreams with a dash of romance, then Furia may be the book for you.

#10: Ties that Tether
Ties that Tether Book Cover

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural Romance, Women’s Fiction

For a romantic new read, jump into this novel about love, culture, and family. In Ties that Tether, a Nigerian immigrant woman falls for a white man after promising her dying father to only marry a Nigerian man.

Of course, things get more emotional and crazier when a surprise pregnancy comes into the picture. In short, if you love multicultural love stories, Ties that Tether is a buzzy new novel, sure to be a great choice!

#BONUS: Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters’ Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand

Pride and Prejudice 19 letters deluxe edition book cover

Have you ever wanted to hold a handwritten letter by Mr. Darcy? Then you definitely need to take a look at this stunning new edition of Pride and Prejudice. This special edition includes 19 letters all “handwritten” by the characters that you hold in your hands. Not to mention, the entire presentation by Barbara Heller looks absolutely gorgeous!

Other Fantastic New Novels to Read This Month Include:

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*The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (Literary Romance, Women’s Fiction)

*A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (High Fantasy, YA, Magic, Horror)

*Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie (Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction)

*The Inheritance Games by (YA Mystery, Fantasy, Romance)

*The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Christian Historical Romance, Clean & Wholesome)

*Miracle Creek Christmas by Krista Lynne Jensen (Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Clean & Wholesome)

*Murder at Hotel 1911 by Audrey Keown (Cozy Mystery)

*Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (YA, Retellings, Magical Realism, Contemporary Romance)

*The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci’s Italy (Historical Fiction, Renaissance, WWII)

*The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox (Gothic, Historical Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery)

*Recommended For You by Laura Silverman (YA, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Jewish Fiction)

*The Return by Nicholas Sparks (Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction)

*Shine by Jessica Jung (YA, Contemporary Romance, Asian Literature)

*Skyhunter by Marie Lu (YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian)

*Unbirthday by Liz Braswell (YA, Fairy Tale, Retellings, Fantasy)

What new books do you plan to read? Let me know in the comments!

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, we may earn a commission if you choose to buy through our links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Also, every item on this list was selected by The Silver Petticoat Review owners. Please read our disclosure for more information. 

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By on September 23rd, 2020

About Autumn Topping

In second grade, Autumn wrote her first story, “The Spinach Monster,” and hasn't stopped writing since. Intrigued by the tales her grandmother told of vampires, witches, and ghosts as a girl, she's always been drawn to the fantastic. Later, Autumn studied English and Creative Writing (continuing her love for classic literature and everything old-fashioned) and graduated with an MA in Children’s Literature and an MS in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. Currently, she co-runs this lovely site and works as a YA Librarian.

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