10 New Fiction Books: September

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New Books We add hundreds of new books to our collections every month at Dublin City Libraries, including the most recent bestsellers. But how do you go about getting your hands on them?

Well, if there's a specific new title you're looking for, the best way to see if it's available is to visit the online catalogue, reserve it and have it delivered to your local branch.
But if you fancy a browse of the latest new titles and are willing to be struck by reading inspiration, then this blog is for you!


Finding a new book to read

While there's nothing quite like browsing the collection in your local library and stumbling across a gem, you may not be seeing the newest titles on the shelf in your local branch, purely because we have so many new books constantly in transit between branches and borrowers.

Now, we could publish spreadsheets of hundreds of new titles each month, but as you're most likely carrying a significant mental load of 'not-to-be-missed' TV shows and 'essential-listening' podcasts in your head already, we've opted to take a different approach. We've decided to pick out just 10 new books from a variety of genres each month, to give you a flavour of the newest titles available to reserve.

Maybe you'll see one you'd like, maybe you won't, but we hope they'll give you an insight into what's new in the publishing and reading world and are, of course, available to reserve online with your library card and PIN. Simply click on the book cover or title to be taken to the reserve page on the Libraries Ireland website.
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Needless to say, our greatest resource is the staff in our branch libraries, so don't be shy about asking them for a recommendation or to see what's new!
Here's hoping inspiration strikes! Happy reading!

10 New Fiction Titles: September 2019

1. The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

The Girl WHo Lived Twice
Continuing Steig Larsson's Millennium Series, this latest installment in the franchise sees Lisbeth Salander face her nemesis, by way of Everest and the Russian criminal underworld.

2. Filter This by Sophie White

Filter This

Filter This is the first novel from Sunday Independent Life magazine journalist Sophie White, and focuses on an ambitious 'mummy influencer' who has some serious #lifegoals to sort out.

3. The Last Days of El Comandante by Alberto Barrera Tyszka
The Last Days of El Comandante

From the award-winning author of The Sickness comes a shocking new portrait of life in Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, set during the final days of his life.

4. Paris Syndrome by Lucy Sweeney Byrne

Paris Syndrome

Lucy Sweeney Byrne is a writer from Greystones, Co. Wicklow and this is her first published collection of 11 stories, which follow a young woman travelling around the world, from Donegal to Mexico. 

5. The Dirty Dozen by Lynda La Plante

The Dirty Dozen

The fifth book in the Sunday Times bestselling Jane Tennison series, Lynda La Plante's protagonist is the first female detective ever posted to the Flying Squad, or 'the Sweeney', but the 'Dirty Dozen' boys' club and Jane's new colleagues don't think a woman is up to the job...

6. Becoming Belle by Nuala O'Connor

Becoming Belle

Nuala O'Connor's new novel is based on the true story of Isabel Bilton, a 19th century dancer who became a member of the Irish aristrocracy as the Countess of Clancarty, aka "the peasant countess".

7. A Killing Fire by Faye Snowden

A Killing Spree

When homicide Detective Raven Burns shoots a suspect who has what turns out to be an unloaded weapon, she finds that she must confront both the demons of her past and the stains on her soul in order to stop a killer.

8. French Exit by Patrick Dewitt

French Exit

From the Booker-shortlisted author of The Sisters Brothers comes a dark comedy about a recently widowed mother and son who escape the confines of upper class New York for Paris.

9. The Devil to Pay: The Story of Alice & Petronilla by Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan

The Devil to Pay

Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan's new novel focuses on the true story of Alice Kyteler, the wealthiest woman in Leinster, and Petronilla of Meath, her maid, who stood accused of witchcraft in Kilkenny in 1324.

10. Inland by Téa Obreht


As featured on Barack Obama's summer reading list, the new novel from the Orange prize-winning author of The Tiger's Wife  is the story of two very different lives colliding in the lawless lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893.

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