The bad news is that summer's over. The good news? That fall is prime time for major book releases. Below, I've highlighted a few of the biggest sure-to-be bestsellers that you can look forward to in the coming weeks.


The Shelter by Harlan Coben
Putnam, $18.99
Best-selling adult author Harlan Coben debuts his first book for teens. The story is about Mickey Bolitar, a teen whose hard life perks up when he gets an awesome girlfriend—until she disappears as part of a shocking conspiracy.

The Race by Clive Cussler
Putnam, $27.95
Clive Cussler is back with another story starring Detective Isaac Bell. The backdrop of this adventure is a competition in 1910 for the first aviator to cross the U.S.A. in less than 50 days.

Revenge at Bella Terra by Christina Dodd
Signet, $7.99
Romantic suspense author Christina Dodd follows up Secrets of Bella Terra with another nail-biter about the handsome Di Luca brothers and their troubled vineyard.


Goddess of Vengeance by Jackie Collins
St. Martin's Press, $26.99
Nobody does sexy and glam like Jackie Collins. Her latest Lucky Santengelo story is a whirl of passion and revenge—all set in Vegas.

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Margaret K. McElderry Books, $18.99
The author of Crank and Fallout has written a companion book to Impuse, about four high-school seniors and their ideas of perfection.

New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb
Putnam, $27.95
Homicide cop Eve Dallas faces her most intense case yet in J.D. Robb's latest "In Death" novel.


Lethal by Sandra Brown
Grand Central, $26.99
Sandra Brown's latest thriller is the keep-you-guessing story of how a beautiful widow gets intertwined with a mass murderer. Spoiler alert: He may not be who you think he is . . . and their chemistry is electric.

Reamde by Neal Stephenson
William Morrow, $35
The author of Anathem delivers an epic technothriller that will take readers around the world. (It'll also keep them busy for a while, at 1,000+ pages.)


The Affair by Lee Child
Delacorte Press, $28
Readers who love Child's series starring military cop Jack Reacher will be thrilled with this novel that finally tells his back story.

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
MIRA, $16.95
It's never too early to start getting excited for Christmas, especially if you have Debbie Macomber to get you in the spirit. In this latest Cedar Cove installment, you'll find romance, plenty of surprises . . . and an abandoned basket of puppies who need a home.

Want more fantastic book recommendations organized by date? See our 25 most anticipated books for fall. (Coming up soon are The Art of Fielding, What It Is Like to Go to War, The Night Circus and Life Itself.) Still can't find something good to put on your to-be-read list? Browse the September issue of BookPage.

What sure-to-be bestsellers are you most looking forward to?

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