5 new books you won’t want to miss this week, including John Grisham – USA TODAY
When the weather turns brisk and fall is in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book. We’ve picked 10 new releases that will captivate your imagination while you sip on some hot cocoa.
USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Doubleday, fiction, on sale Oct. 24)
What it’s about: Three law school students, drowning in debt, decide to expose the hedge-fund operator behind a chain of shady, third-tier law schools —including their own.
The buzz: Grisham is having a busy year; he already had a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller this summer with Camino Island, the tale of crooks who steal F. Scott Fitzgerald’s manuscripts from Princeton.
2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond (William Morrow, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)
What it’s about: The popular Food Network personality’s latest cookbook offers “Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives.”
The buzz: Drummond’s Dinnertime hit No. 3 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list in 2015.
3. Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush (Grand Central, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)
What it’s about: Joint memoir by the Bush twins, daughters of former president George W. Bush.
The buzz: Jenna and Barbara will do a #BookmarkThis Facebook Live chat with USA TODAY on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
4. Fifty Years of 60 Minutes by Jeff Fager (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)
What it’s about: It’s subtitled The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast.
The buzz: Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes, looks back at the newsmagazine’s storied history on its 50th anniversary.
5. An American Family by Khizr Khan (Random House, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 24)
What it’s about: A memoir by Gold Star parent Khan, the Pakistani immigrant who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and made headlines for criticizing Donald Trump.
The buzz: “A politically pointed immigrant success story mingled with equally pointed tragedy,” says Kirkus Reviews.