Books: New and noteworthy: Colbert’s ‘Confessions’ – USA TODAY
USA TODAYÃ¢Â€Â™s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
1. Stephen ColbertÃ¢Â€Â™s Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 5)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: New humor book collects Ã¢Â€ÂœconfessionsÃ¢Â€Â from the late-night hostÃ¢Â€Â™s popular TV segment.
The buzz: Colbert has a proven track record as an author; his 2007 title I Am America (and So Can You!)Ã‚Â Ã‚Â made it to No. 2 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list.
2. Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb (St. MartinÃ¢Â€Â™s Press, fiction, on sale Sept. 5)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: In the latest in a long-running futuristic suspense series, Lt. Eve DallasÃ‚Â investigates the murder of an unsavory social-media gossip columnist who was blackmailing A-listers on the side.
The buzz: An Ã¢Â€Âœenjoyable treat for loyal fans and curious new readers alike,Ã¢Â€Â says Booklist.
3. It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 5)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: The popular HGTV duo known as the Property Brothers write a memoir in alternating chapters.
The buzz: The twinsÃ‚Â teamed up on a previous book project, Dream Home, a best-selling home-improvement guide.
4. Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies by Dick Gregory (Amistad, non-fiction, on sale Sept. 5)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: Looks at key events in the history of black Americans, up through the Black Lives Matter movement.
The buzz: This final book by the comedian and civil rights activist was completed before he died on Aug. 19 at age 84.
5. The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews (Little, Brown, fiction, on sale Sept. 5)
What itÃ¢Â€Â™s about: Debut novel about brothers who fleeÃ‚Â Ireland for New York City after stealing money from the IRA, with the 1939 WorldÃ¢Â€Â™s Fair as a backdrop.
The buzz: ItÃ¢Â€Â™s an Indie Next pick of independent booksellers. Ã¢Â€ÂœA masterpiece,Ã¢Â€Â says Robert McDonald of The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Ill.
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