10 New Books We’re Dying To Read In September

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Remember books? Well, they’re totally still a thing, and we’d encourage you to pick up one or two this month in order to exercise your brain in ways Netflix, for all of its glory, can’t. Here, ten books launching in September that we think are well worth a read.

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What Happened, By Hillary Rodham Clinton

Speaking of juicy, this book is rumored to include many a takedown of those who opposed Hillary, including Bernie Sanders. Those of us who are still wondering what the hell happened in 2016 will likely devour this tome in one sitting.

What Happened, $18

Release date: September 12

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It's Messy: On Boys, Boobs, And Badass Women, By Amanda De Cadenet

This book of essays written by The Conversation host Amanda de Cadenet is at the top of our list this month, as it promises to be one of the juiciest reads of the year. It's Messy covers everything from Ms. de Cadenet's youth (early fame, teen pregnancy, a stint in juvie) to her thoughts on raising children in the era of Trump and everything in between, including marriages to not one but two different rock stars.

It's Messy: On Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women, $25

Release date: September 19

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Braving The Wilderness: The Quest For True Belonging And The Courage To Stand Alone, By Brené Brown

We first became fans of author and PhD Brené Brown after reading The Power of Vulnerability, and you may know her from her viral TED Talk of the same title. She's since written several books—her latest is Braving the Wilderness, and we're 100% onboard with its message based on this excerpt alone: "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are."

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone, $17

Release date: September 12

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Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History, By Katy Tur

Let's face it—the 2016 election and its resultant presidency are more incredible than anything a fiction writer could have dreamed of. Here, NBC correspondent Katy Tur details her experience on the campaign trail with President Trump, who once riled up a crowd against her to such an extent that she had to be protected by the Secret Service.

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, $17

Release date: September 12

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The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How To Make Your Life Better (And Other People's Lives Better, Too), By Gretchen Rubin

You likely recognize Gretchen Rubin as the author of the popular 2009 book The Happiness Project. Here, she delves deep into her concept of "The Four Tendencies," which basically asserts that people can be categorized by the specific ways in which they meet inner and outer expectations. Take her quiz here to get a sense of where you fall on her spectrum in advance of buying the book.

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too), $16

Release date: September 12

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Little Fires Everywhere, By Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng's first book, Everything I Never Told You, was named Amazon's Book of the Year in 2014. According to early reviews, her second novel is a riveting read you'll binge like it's 2017 TV.

Little Fires Everywhere, $19

Release date: September 12

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The Origin Of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures), By Toni Morrison

This book by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison examines the language of race and racism in America and is therefore a timely (and yet hopefully not timeless) read for us all.

The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures), $21

Release date: September 18

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Forest Dark: A Novel, By Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss' book The History of Love is a favorite of ours, so we will definitely be picking up her latest effort. After all, the NYT didn't call her "one of America's most important novelists" for nothing. Forest Dark details the paths of two very different characters who end up, somehow, in the same Israeli desert.

Forest Dark: A Novel, $20

Release date: September 12

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Devotion (Why I Write), By Patti Smith

Though nothing Patti Smith has written has been as compulsively readable and re-readable to us as Just Kids, we hang on her every published word regardless. In this book, she lets us peek behind the curtain of her creative process, which is a gift the artists among us will certainly accept with gratitude.

Devotion (Why I Write), $17

Release date: September 12

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David Bowie: A Life, By Dylan Jones

This epic book on Bowie draws from more than 180 interviews with the icon's friends, lovers, enemies and more and weaves them together in the style of an oral history such as Please Kill Me. We may have to call in sick to devour this, the world's last new interaction with the legend.

David Bowie: A Life, $20

Release date: September 12