New and Notable in Memoirs & Biographies

Looking to learn more about what goes on in the mind of celebrities, athletes, and politicians? Check out these memoirs and biographies that are coming to the Pratt soon. Happy reading!

Honor Bound
by Amy McGrath and Chris Peterson eBook
Chasing Me To My Grave
by Winfred Rembert and Erin I. Kelly eBook
by Anita Hill
The Boys
by Ron Howard and Clint Howard

Act Like You Got Some Sense
by Jamie Foxx and Nick Chiles
Sorry Not Sorry
by Alyssa Milano
Going There
by Katie Couric

We Are Not Broken
by George M. Johnson
Please Don’t Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes
by Phoebe Robinson
Over It
by Lolo Jones
by Danny Trejo and Donal Logue
by Brandon P. Fleming
and Cornel West

The Latest in YA Fiction

Whether you are looking for thrills and chills this fall or to travel to a fantasy world, these books from bestselling YA authors are sure to entertain! Go ahead and download a copy from Overdrive Teens or stop by your local branch to pick up a book.

The hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestselling YA fantasy about Tarisai’s quest to change her fate. With the lives of her loved ones on the line, and a handsome new stranger she can’t quite trust, Tarisai must learn whether to die for justice . . . or to live for it.

Redemptor , by Jordan Ifueko, eBook

For fans of Us and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes a witchy story full of black girl magic as one girl’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, while revealing to her an even darker future.

Bad Witch Burning , by Jessica Lewis, eBook

In this much-anticipated series opener, fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home—and uncover ancient deadly secrets.

Beasts Of Prey, by Ayana Gray, eBook

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!

White Smoke, by Tiffany D. Jackson, eBook

Explosive action and swoon-worthy suspense collide in this riveting conclusion to the Skyhunter duet from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu.

Steelstriker ,by Marie Lu, eBook

Build Better Habits this September

If you are looking to reset this fall, check out a personal development book this September from the Pratt. They’re a great way to inspire new habits for a new season!

The world’s leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small. B.J. Fogg brings his experience coaching more than 40,000 people to help you lose weight, de-stress, sleep better, or achieve any goal of your choice. You just need Fogg’s behavior formula: make it easy, make it fit your life, and make it rewarding.

Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving—every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people’s minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life. 

Think Again by Adam Grant

The Big Leap
by Gay Hendricks
Ten To Zen
by Owen O’Kane

Boundary Boss
by Terri Cole

Spotlight on Hispanic Writers

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a new book to read. From memoirs and biographies to rom-coms and thrillers, there’s so much culture to enjoy and learn from. Happy reading!

Infinite Country
By Patricia Engel
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
Her Body and Other Parties
By Carmen Maria Machado

Book | eBook
The Soul of a Woman
By Isabel Allende
Book | eBook
The Soul of a Woman
By Isabel Allende
Book | eBook
A Taste of Sage
By Yaffa S. Santos


L.A. Weather
By María Amparo Escandón
Book | eBook
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
By Crystal Maldonado
Book | eBook
 Fruit of the Drunken Tree
By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
A Lot Like Adios
By Alexis Daria
 Ordinary Girls
By Jaquira Díaz
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
Once I Was You
By Maria Hinojosa
Book | eBook
Island Affair
By Priscilla Oliveras
Book | eBook

Download the Personal Stories of Gold Medal Gymnasts

In honor of National Gymnastics Day (September 18th), celebrate these athletes that dazzle in the Gymnastics world! With stories of dedication and grit, we’re sure you’ll flip over these memoirs and biographies. Get inspired today!

Looking back at her incredible career, Simone Biles details her entry into gymnastics at just six years old and her rise to becoming the most decorated American gymnast of all time. With candor, she discusses her daily disciplines, the importance of speaking up, and why female empowerment matters.

I Know This To Be True: Simone Biles, by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday eBook

Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!

I Got This, by Laurie Hernandez, eBook

In the official autobiography from four-time Olympic gold-winning and record-setting American gymnast Simone Biles, she shares how her faith, family, passion, and perseverance has made her one of the top athletes and gymnasts in the world—and how you too can overcome challenges in your life.

Courage To Soar, by Simone Biles and Michelle Burford, eBook

Memoirs from Across the Sports World

The Mamba Mentality
by Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson
One Life
by Megan Rapinoe and Emma Brockes eBook
Letters To A Young Athlete
by Chris Bosh and Pat Riley