Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club 2022 for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library! | All Ages

Summer Reading Challenge: June 21 to August 27, 2022
This summer, join the Discover Your Summer Reading Club to read, get rewards, enter raffles for prizes, and more!
Read at least 20 minutes a day for 30 days during the challenge to win the completion prize! More details below.

LOG YOUR READING: June 21 – August 27, 2022

Log your reading digitally using Beanstack Online or the Beanstack Mobile App!

If you prefer to log your reading on paper, you can pick up your paper reading log at any library location or download and print your own log with the links below.

What Counts As Reading?

Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga • Audiobooks • E-books • Online Articles • Gaming Manuals • Cereal Boxes • Street Signs • As a Family • During Storytimes • To Pets and Toys • And more! Check out our Book Lists below to get started!

YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0-5

  • Reading to a child each day helps them to become a READER!
  • Color a circle in the reading log for each day you read together or log your reading in Beanstack.
  • Complete 10, 20, and 30 days of reading and return your log for a variety of books and prizes.
  • Attend a library program to earn digital Raffle Tickets towards a prize!

KIDS, TEENS, & ADULTS

  • Read every day!
  • Read at least 20 minutes a day, then color or check off a circle on your reading log (or log your reading in Beanstack).
  • Complete 10, 20, and 30 days of reading and return your log for a variety of books and prizes.
  • Write a book review or attend a library program to earn digital Raffle Tickets towards a prize!

BOOK REVIEWS = RAFFLE TICKETS

  • Write a review for each book you have read, and submit it on Beanstack or to a librarian.
  • Earn a digital Raffle Ticket for each review written for a chance to win a prize!

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Check out our Discover Your Summer themed events, happening at several library locations throughout the summer!

Raymond Jordan Senior Center Book Club

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! | Adults

Raymond Jordan Senior Center
Third Thursday of the Month | 10:00-11:00 AM | Adults

Come join us for a fascinating book club at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center! Do you love to read about real life events? Are you intrigued by learning more about others’ stories and experiences – whether in the present or the past? If so, then meet us at the Raymond Jordan Senior Center for our monthly Book Club, where we delve into the heart of historical fiction, non-fiction, and even memoir.

Fiction On Order

This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month.

If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our Ask-a-Librarian service.

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July 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Afia, NekesaHarlem SunsetHistorical Mystery - Harlem Renaissance #2
Alers, RochelleAlong the ShoreRomance - Book Club #2
Alexander, KiannaCan't Resist HerTwo very determined women--in love, at odds, and risking a lot on a second chance.
Andrews, DonnaRound Up the Usual PeacocksCozy Mystery - Meg Langslow #31
Armfield, JuliaOur Wives Under the SeaFiction
Arthur, A. C.Happy is on HiatusFiction
Austin, Lynn N.Long Way HomeChristian Historical
Avery, JoySweeter than HoneyRomance - Honey Hill #2
Babalola, BoluHoney and Spice A young woman who has no interest in love unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about.
Baker, CamilleThe Moment We Met A meddling app says she's about to meet her match, but which of the four possibilities is the one--and more importantly, is she ready for love?
Baldacci, DavidThe 6:20 ManMystery
Balogh, MaryRemember LoveHistorical Romance - Ravenswood #1
Barrett, RubyThe Romance RecipeRomance
Bazawule, BlitzThe Scent of Burnt Flowers Fleeing persecution in 1960s America, a Black couple seeks asylum in Ghana, but fresh dangers and old secrets threaten their newfound freedom.
Beauman, NedVenomous LumpsuckerA dark and witty story of environmental collapse and runaway capitalism.
Bennett, Robert JacksonLocklands Urban Fantasy - Founders #3
Bhat, ShashiThe Most Precious Substance on EarthFiction
Billingham, MarkThe Murder BookMystery - Tom Thorne #18
Blair, MelissaA Broken BladeKeera is a killer. As the king's Blade and his most gifted assassin, she is called upon to hunt down a mysterious figure called the Shadow who is moving against the Crown.
Blumberg, ChandraStirring Up LoveTwo rivals whose passion for food and their communities brings them together in ways they never expected.
Bowen, RhysWhere the Sky Begins Historical Fiction
Brayden, MelissaThe Last Lavender SisterRomance
Brenner, JamieGilt A famous family jewelry dynasty and the hidden past that could topple it all.
Bromley, KateHere for the DramaWorking as an assistant for a celebrated, feminist playwright, an aspiring author is invited to London to help stage a play and finds herself falling for her boss's nephew.
Brook, KateNot Exactly What I Had in MindFiction
Brown, EleanorAny Other FamilyThree very different adoptive mothers who face the impossible question: What makes a family?
Brown, SandraOverkillThriller
Brown-Newton, DorothyReign and Jahiem: Luvin' on his New York SwagUrban Fiction
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Apple Creek AnnouncementInspirational - Creektown Discoveries #3
Bulle, Estelle-SarahWhere Dogs Bark with Their TailsThe tales of one family and their larger-than-many-lives sister, Antoine, weaves together the vibrant, epic story of Guadeloupe and its diaspora.
Burton, Jeffrey B.The LostMystery - Mace Reid K-9 #3
Cambron, KristyThe Italian BallerinaAt the height of the Nazi occupation of Rome, an unlikely band of heroes comes together to save innocent lives.
Carlisle, KateThe Paper CaperCozy Mystery - Bibliophile #16
Cast, P. C.Into the Mist Practical Magic meets Station Eleven in this gripping take on female power and the inevitable, destructive path of violent patriarchies.
Castillo, LindaThe Hidden OneMystery - Kate Burkholder #14
Center, KatherineThe BodyguardHired as superstar actor Jack Stapleton's bodyguard, Hannah Brooks must pose as his girlfriend while visiting his family's ranch in Texas.
Chambers, BeckyA Prayer for the Crown-ShyScience Fiction - Monk and Robot #2
Chang, K-MingGods of WantShort Stories
Chiaverini, JenniferSwitchboard Soldiers Historical Fiction
Child, LincolnChrysalisThriller
Christopher, AdamShadow of the SithLuke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Clark, JulieThe Lies I Tell Thriller
Coble, ColleenEdge of DuskA brand-new series set in the Upper Peninsula that incorporates beloved characters from Coble's Rock Harbor series.
Coleman, Ashley M.Good Morning, LoveFollows Carlisa Henton as her life comes undone after a chance meeting with a rising pop star.
Colgan, JennyAn Island WeddingRomance - Mure #5
Cooper, HelenThe Other Guest After a shocking death at a luxurious Italian resort, two very different women must question everything-and everyone-they love in order to untangle truth from lies.
Coulter, CatherineReckoningMystery - FBI Thriller #26
Crawford, IsisA Catered Doggie WeddingCozy Mystery - Mystery with Recipes #17
Crewe, PaddyMy name is YipWestern
Crouch, BlakeUpgrade When his DNA is rewritten with a genetic-engineering breakthrough beyond anything the world has seen, Logan Ramsey finds his transformation threatening everything around him as he is forced to take sides in a fight to save humankind.
Dailey, JanetSomebody like SantaRomance
Dark, Alice ElliottFellowship Point Fictino
Davis, AmbriaCan't Be That Other WomanThis blazing tale of a dangerous love triangle will leave you wondering: Can two women share one man?
Davis, BrandieBrooklynUrban Fiction - Carl Weber's Kingpins
Davis, DaveyX Fiction
Davis, LindseyDesperate UndertakingHistorical Mystery - Flavia Albia #10
Dean, SunyiThe Book EatersOut on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book's content after eating it.
Deb, SopanKeya Das's Second ActA box in the attic leads one Bengali American family down a path toward understanding the importance of family, even when splintered.
Delany, Martin R.Blake; Or the Huts of AmericaHistorical Fiction
Delany, VickiMurder Spills the Tea Cozy Mystery - Tea by the Sea #3
Dodd, ChristinaPoint Last Seen Thriller
Doiron, PaulHatchet IslandMystery - Mike Bowditch #13
Douglas, ClaireThe Couple at Number 9A couple who inherit what seems to be their dream home, until they make a horrifying discovery.
Edwards, RachelLuckyFiction
El-Arifi, SaaraThe Final StrifeIn the first book of a fantasy trilogy with its roots in the mythology of Africa and Arabia, three women band together against a cruel empire that divides people by blood.
Ellis, DavidLook CloserThriller
Emerson, RamonaShutterA forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force who sees the ghosts of crime victims is caught in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque's most dangerous cartels when a furious ghost sets her on a path of vengeance.
Emrys, RuthannaA Half-Built GardenScience Fiction
Erlick, NikkiThe Measure When every person, all over the globe, receives a small wooden box bearing the same inscription and a single piece of string inside, the world is thrown into a collective frenzy.
Estleman, Loren D.Monkey in the MiddleMystery - Amos Walker #30
Fairbrother, AlisonThe Catch A young woman searches for the truth about her father and the secrets of her family.
Feehan, ChristineRed on the RiverParanormal Romance - Sunrise Lake #2
Feist, Raymond E.Master of FuriesFantasy - Firemane #3
Fischer, NanSome of It Was RealA psychic on the verge of stardom who isn't sure she believes in herself and a cynical journalist with one last chance at redemption are brought together by secrets from the past that also threaten to tear them apart.
Ford, JamieThe Many Daughters of Afong MoyA powerful exploration of the love that binds one family across the generations.
Francis, FelixIcedMystery - Dick Francis #10
Freeman, BrianRobert Ludlum's the Bourne SacrificeThriller - Jason Bourne #17
Gailey, SarahJust Like HomeCalled back home by her mother, Vera must not only face the love she had for her serial-killer father, but also confront the secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder house.
Garwood, JulieGrace Under FireRomantic Suspense - Buchanan/FBI #14
Gerritsen, TessListen to Me Mystery - Rizzoli & Isles #13
Gervais, JuneJobs for Girls with Artistic FlairAn artistic teen growing up in a conventional Long Island town in 1985 convinces her older brother to give her a job in his tattoo parlor where she learns to embrace her quirkiness in her art and her life.
Goldberg, LeeMovielandMystery - Eve Ronin #4
Gomillion, AgnesThe Seed of CainScience Fiction - Record Keeper #2
Goodman, CarolThe Disinvited Guest A group of friends are isolated on a remote island with a history of foul play.
Graham, HeatherAura of NightParanormal Romance - Krewe of Hunters #37
Greaney, MarkArmoredAfter losing part of his left leg, a former Close Protection Agent takes a job as a mall cop in Virginia to support his family, but runs into an old friend who has a much more intriguing job offer.
Griffiths, EllyThe Locked RoomMystery - Dr. Ruth Galloway #14
Habib, ConnerHawk Mountain An English teacher is gaslit by his charismatic high school bully in this tense story of deception, manipulation, and murder.
Haddad, JoumanaThe Book of QueensA book of history, heritage, loyalty, religion, feminism, families, and the Armenian genocide.
Hadero, Meron.A Down Home Meal for These Difficult TimesShort Stories
Hall, Alexis J.Husband MaterialRomance - London Calling #2
Hall, Rachel HowzellWe lie here
Hamid, MohsinThe Last White ManAs people across the land awaken in new incarnations, Anders, whose skin turns dark, confides only in Oona, an old friend turned new lover, deciding to use this as chance at a kind of rebirth.
Hardt, HelenSmolderRomance - Steel Brothers #22
Hare, LouiseMiss Aldridge RegretsIn 1936 London, down-on-her-luck actress Lena Aldridge is offered the role of a lifetime in New York, and, sailing aboard the Queen Mary, is drawn into the fold of an obscenely wealthy family and their bizarre family dynamic where her greatest performance will be for her life.
Hariri-Kia, ImanA Hundred Other GirlsHow far would you go to keep the job a hundred other girls are ready to take?
Herbert, BrianSands of DuneScience Fiction Short Stories
Hillier, JenniferThings We Do in the DarkParis Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.
Ho, LaurenLucie Yi is not a romantic An ambitious career woman signs up for a co-parenting website only to find a match she never expected.
Hockman, AngieDream On A law student wakes up from a car accident with memories of a boyfriend she's never met, only to run into him in a flower shop a year later.
Hokeah, OscarCalling for a Blanket DanceA moving and deeply engaging debut novel about a young Native American man finding strength in his familial identity.
Iglesias, GabinoThe Devil Takes You HomeA genre-defying thriller about a father desperate to salvage what's left of his family--even if it means a descent into violence.
Irwin, SophieA Lady's Guide to Fortune-HuntingHistorical Romance
Itäranta, EmmiThe Moonday LettersScience Fiction
Jackson, BrendaThe House on Blueberry LaneRomance - Catalina Cove #6
Jackson, DanielleThe Accidental Pinup Rival photographers are forced to collaborate on a body-positive lingerie campaign, but they might have to readjust their focus when sparks fly.
Jackson, K. M.Knot AgainRomance - Real Men Knit #2
Jackson, LisaThe Girl Who SurvivedRomantic Suspense
Jackson-Brown, AngelaThe Light Always BreaksHistorical Fiction
James, HollyNothing But the TruthFiction
Jamieson, TrentThe Stone RoadFantasy
Jean, EmikoMika in Real LifeMika is at her lowest point when she receives a phone call from Penny--the daughter she placed for adoption sixteen years ago.
Jennings, AlexThe Ballad of Perilous GravesMusic is magic in this vibrant and imaginative debut novel set in a fantastical version of New Orleans where a battle for the city's soul brews between two young mages, a vengeful wraith, and one powerful song.
Jin, MengSelf-Portrait with GhostShort Stories
Johnson, MatInvisible Things Science Fiction
Kaplan, IsabelNSFW A novel about a young woman trying to succeed in Hollywood without selling her soul.
Khalid, ZainBrother Alive A debut novel about family, sexuality, and capitalist systems of control, following three adopted brothers who live above a mosque in Staten Island with their imam father.
Kingfisher, T.What Moves the DeadA gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic The Fall of the House of Usher.
Knecht, RosalieVera Kelly: Lost and FoundMystery - Vera Kelly #3
Kochai, Jamil JanThe Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other StoriesShort Stories
Koontz, Dean R.The Big Dark SkyThriller
Krow, LeynaFire Season The story of three scheming opportunists--a banker, a conman, and a woman with an extraordinary gift--whose lives collide in the wake of a devastating fire in the American West.
La Rosa, ErinFor Butter or WorseChef Nina Lyon finds her dreams of stardom dashed after clashing with her cooking challenge show co-host so badly it causes her to quit on live tv, forcing her nemesis to beg for her return.
Lee, JayciBooked on a FeelingRomance
Liu, KenSpeaking BonesFantasy - Dandelion Dynasty #4
Livesay, TraceyAmerican Royalty A prince who wants to live out of the spotlight falls for a daring American rapper who turns his life, and the palace, upside down.
Lopez, Angelina M.After Hours on Milagro StreetOpposites attract in this rivals-to-lovers romance.
Macomber, DebbieThe Best Is Yet to ComeRomance
Malliet, G. M.Augsta HawkeCrime writer Augusta Hawke puts her sleuthing skills to the test to solve the mystery of her disappearing neighbors in the first entry in a new series.
Manfredi, FrancescaThe Empire of DirtThree generations of women must face their secrets and regrets when an old family curse awakens.
Mantel, HilaryLearning to TalkShort Stories
March, NevPeril at the ExpositionHistorical Mystery - Captain Jim and Lady Diana #2
Marra, AnthonyMercury Pictures presents A brilliant woman must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini's Italy to 1940s Los Angeles.
Martin, CharlesThe Record KeeperFiction
Martin, JessicaFor the Love of the BardRomance
Martin, MadelineThe Librarian SpyA novel inspired by the true history of America's library spies of World War II.
Matheson, NadineThe Binding RoomMystery - Inspector Anjelica Henley #2
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Sweet Remnants of SummerMystery -Isabel Dalhousie #14
McClellan, BrianIn the Shadow of LightningAn epic fantasy where magic is a finite resource--and it's running out.
McDonald, EdDaughter of RedwinterFantasy
McKinney-Whetstone, DianeOur Gen Residents of an active-living retirement community revert to lives of youthful indulgence, even as time-bomb secrets of their pasts tick toward explosion.
Mead, TomDeath and the ConjurorStumped by a confounding murder, the Scotland Yard detective on the case calls on retired stage magician-turned-part-time sleuth Joseph Spector in this series opener.
Meadows, FozA Strange and Stubborn EnduranceHistorical Fantasy
Méndez, Yamile SaiedTwice a QuinceañeraAn accomplished young woman decides to throw herself a quinceañera (times two) for her 30th birthday after calling off her wedding.
Menon, LilyThe Sizzle ParadoxRomance
Migo, BlackQueen of the Zoo 2Urban Fiction
Mihalik, JessieEclipse the MoonScience Fiction Romance - Starlight's Shadow #2
Mina, DeniseConfidenceMystery - Anna and Fin #2
Miranda, MeganThe Last to VanishA thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town of Cutter's Pass.
Monroe, KatrinaThey Drown Our DaughtersHorror
Montimore, MargaritaActs of VioletFiction
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaThe Daughter of Doctor Moreau When the arrival of Eduardo Lizalde sets in motion a dangerous chain of events, Carlota Moreau finds her carefully constructed world falling down around her as passion is ignited in the sweltering heat of the jungle where a motley group of monstrosities await.
Morrow, RebeccaCorinne Fiction
Murata, SayakaLife CeremonyShort Stories
Na'ColeTori and Jace: Trapped in His LoveUrban Fiction
Nicieza, FabianThe Self-Made WidowTwo unlikely sleuths investigate a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage.
Nieh, DanielTake No NamesA young man on the run from a furtive past, in search of a quick payday in Mexico City, finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous international scheme.
Obaro, TomiDele weds Destiny The story of three once-inseparable college friends in Nigeria who reunite in Lagos for the first time in thirty years.
Obuobi, ShirleneOn rotation With her life crashes down around her, a med student who's spent her life being the Perfect Immigrant Daughter questions everything - her career, her friendships and her taste in men - until she meets someone who changes everything.
Okparanta, ChineloHarry Sylvester BirdFiction
Onda, RikuFish Swimming in Dappled SunlightPart psychological thriller, part murder mystery.
Patterson, JamesShatteredThriller - Michael Bennett #14
Pearse, SarahThe RetreatDetective Elin Warner uncovers the truth behind the suspicious deaths on a stunning island getaway.
Peltier, N. G.Don't Go Baking My HeartRomance - Island Bites #2
Peterson, TracieBeyond the Desert SandsChristian Historical - Love on the Santa Fe #2
Poston, AshleyThe Dead Romantics Romance
Pulley, NatashaThe Half Life of Valery KAn epic Cold War novel set in a mysterious town in Soviet Russia.
Ragnar JónassonOutsideMystery
Reichs, KathyCold, Cold BonesMystery - Temperance Brennan #21
Reid, AvaJuniper & ThornA young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father.
Reilly, MatthewThe One Impossible LabyrinthThriller - Jack West Jr. #7
Reynolds, AllieThe swellPoint Break meets And Then There Were None in a pulse-pounding beach read that explores the dangerous ties between a group of elite surfers who are determined to find the perfect waves at any cost...even murder.
Riley, VanessaSister Mother WarriorA novel of the Haitian Revolution based on the true-life stories of two extraordinary women.
Rimmer, KellyThe German WifeHistorical Fiction
Rochon, FarrahThe Hookup PlanRomance - Boyfriend Project #3
Roffey, MoniqueThe Mermaid of Black ConchFiction
Rosenberg, Lisa WilliamsonEmbers on the WindThe past and the present converge in this tale of women connected by motherhood, slavery's legacy, and histories that span centuries.
Rosenfelt, DavidHoly ChowCozy Mystery - Andy Carpenter #25
Roy, LucindaFlying the CoopScience Fiction - Dreambird Chronicles #2
Schaitkin, AlexisElsewhereA community in which girls become wives, wives become mothers and some of them, quite simply, disappear.
Schubach, AlannaThe NobodiesFiction
Scott, AnikaThe Soviet SistersA historical novel filled with secrets, lies, and betrayals, following two spy sisters during the Cold War.
Shipman, ViolaThe Edge of SummerFiction
Silva, DanielPortrait of an Unknown WomanThriller - Gabriel Allon #22
Sims, JonathanThirteen StoreysThe only way out is up.
Sivak, ZoeMademoiselle RevolutionThe story of a biracial heiress who escapes to Paris when the Haitian Revolution burns across her island home.
Slaughter, JodieBet on ItRomance
SlmnGodlessMystery - Bloodlines #2
Smith, Wilbur A.Storm TideA historical epic set against the backdrop of the American revolution.
Soomro, TaymourOther Names for LoveA debut novel about a boy's life-changing summer in rural Pakistan.
Steel, DanielleThe ChallengeFiction
Stevens, NellBriefly, a Delicious LifeA lively, daring ghost story about a teenage ghost who falls in love with a writer who doesn't know she exists.
Sullivan, Mecca JamilahBig Girl A young, plus-size girl in 1990s Harlem tries to meet the lofty expectations of her painfully proper mother, sharp-tongued grandmother and her mostly white Upper East Side prep school while finding solace in the music of Biggie Smalls and Aaliyah.
Swinson, KikiPlaying Their GamesMystery - Yoshi Lomax #2
Talty, MorganNight of the Living RezTwelve striking, luminescent stories that breathe life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future.
Taylor, Sarah StewartThe Drowning SeaMystery - Maggie d'Arcy #3
Thompson, JeanThe Poet's HouseA young woman gets swept up in the rivalries and love affairs of a dramatic group of writers.
Thor, BradRising TigerThriller - Scot Harvath #21
Tieu, JulieCircling Back to YouRomance
Todd, AnnaThe FallingRomance
Tremblay, PaulThe Pallbearers ClubA volunteer pallbearer for poorly attended funerals in the 80s, a 17-year-old loner meets a cool girl who has an obsessive knowledge of strange, terrifying things. He tries to make sense of it years later, but she keeps making cuts to his manuscript.
Turonek, E. RayeRural Route 8Urban Fiction
Turtledove, HarryThree Miles DownScience Fiction
Vaughan, SarahReputation A politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home.
Walters, MinetteThe Swift and the HarrierHistorical Fiction
Ware, Ruth.The It GirlA woman searches for answers a decade after her friend's murder.
Weaver, AshleyThe Key to DeceitMystery - Electra McDonnell #2
Wenzel, Olivia1,000 Coils of FearFiction
Wesley, JamieFake It Till You Bake It  A reality star and a cupcake-baking football player pretend to be a couple in order to save his bakery.
White, AlexAugust Kitko and the Mechas from SpaceWhen an army of giant robot AIs threatens to devastate Earth, a virtuoso pianist becomes humanity's last hope.
White, KateThe Second HusbandA woman's seemingly perfect second marriage is rocked by a discovery about the death of her first husband.
Wiggs, SusanSugar and Salt Fiction
Williams, RacquelRiding ShotgunUrban Fiction
Williams, ShanoraThe Wife BeforeA new bride's fairytale marriage becomes a prison of secrets.
Williams, TadInto the NarrowdarkFantasy - Last King of Osten Ard #3.1
Wisdom, AlisonThe Burning SeasonFiction
Wise, A. C.HookedA reimagining about what happened to Captain Hook after Neverland.
Wojtas, OlgaMiss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire MenaceMystery - The Prefect's Adventures #2
Wong, CecilyKaleidoscope Fiction
Woods, StuartBlack DogMystery - Stone Barrington #62
Wynne, PhoebeThe RuinsFiction
Yuknavitch, LidiaThrustAs rising waters--and an encroaching police state--endanger her life and family, a girl with the gifts of a carrier travels through water and time to rescue vulnerable figures from the margins of history.
ZariAbsolute PowerWar may be bad for business, but sometimes, it's necessary to move your business into the future.
Zevin, GabrielleTomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Two friends--often in love, but never lovers--come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.
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June 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Aaron, RachelThe Last Stand of Mary Good CrowBetter than gold, magical crystals kick off the Great Sioux War of 1876. Mary Good Crow can hear the voice in the rocks, but guiding miners with it leads her to secrets everyone will kill for.
Abreu, Caio FernandoMoldy StrawberriesIn eighteen exhilarating stories, Caio Fernando Abreu navigates a Brazil transformed by the AIDS epidemic and stifling military dictatorship of the 80s.
Addison, KatherineThe Grief of StonesFantasy - Cemeteries of Amalo #2
Alford, MaryAmong the InnocentTen years ago, Leah Miller's entire Amish family was murdered. Now, after a string of new homicides with the same MO, it appears the killer has returned with one target in mind: Leah. Can she and the new chief of police stop the killer before it's too late?
Anderson, ToniCold SilenceRomantic Suspense
Bailey, TessaMy Killer VacationRomance
Barrett, LornaClause of DeathCozy Mystery - Booktown #16
Barton, FionaLocal Gone MissingDetective Elise King investigates a man's disappearance in a seaside town where the locals and weekenders are at odds.
Basu, SamitThe City InsideScience Fiction
Bayard, LouisJackie & MeA historical novel depicting Jackie Kennedy and her iconic marriage-in-the-making to an elusive John F. Kennedy, narrated by Jack's best friend and fixer, Lem Billings.
Belfer, LaurenAshton Hall A frustrated academic still reeling from her husband's betrayal moves into Ashton Hall with her young son and tries to come up with answers after they discover the remains of a woman walled into a forgotten part of the manor.
Bervoets, HannaWe Had to Remove This PostA group of young colleagues working as social media content monitors--reviewers of violent or illegal videos for an unnamed megacorporation--who convince themselves they're in control . . . until the violence strikes closer to home.
Binnie, ImogenNevadaFiction
Bondurant, MattOleander City Historical Fiction
Brady, AliThe Beach TrapTwo best friends torn apart by a life-altering secret. One summer to set the record straight.
Brooks, GeraldineHorseA discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history.
Carlson, MindyHer Dying Day A mystery writer's sudden disappearance leads a budding filmmaker down a dark road to treachery, murder, and long-buried sins.
Christopher, Andie J.Thank You, NextAlex Turner is never The One--but always the last one an ex dates before finding love--and now she's determined to find out why.
Clark, GeorgiaIsland TimeThis is one island you won't want to be rescued from.
Clarke, DianaThe Hop Fiction
Coates, DarcyFrom BelowNo light. No air. No escape. Hundreds of feet beneath the ocean's surface, a graveyard waits...
Cole, Audrey J.The Final HuntThriller
Cross, TyN2 DeepTeka is a correctional officer, who gets entangled with two inmates who where friends.
Dawson, JunoHer Majesty's Royal CovenA Discovery of Witches meets The Craft in this epic fantasy about a group of childhood friends who are also witches.
Deane, MayaWrath Goddess Sing Historical Fantasy
Dermansky, MarcyHurricane Girl Fiction
Dimitri, FrancescoNever the WindFantasy
Dorn, AnnaExalted Fiction
Drew, AlanThe Recruit Thriller
Edwards, MartinGuilty Creatures: A Menagerie of MysteriesClassic Mystery
Escobar, MarioThe Teacher of Warsaw Historical Fiction
Evans, Mary AnnaThe Physicists' Daughter A 20-year-old factory assembly line worker discovers the carbon parts she assemble have nothing to do with boats, but are intended for a secret government initiative-The Manhattan Project-and that her factory may be a target for sabotage.
Finney, KatoyaToy ChestUrban Fiction
Fordham, RachelWhere the Road BendsChristian Historical
Freeman, RuSleeping AloneShort Stories
Goldberg, Leonard S.The Blue DiamondHistorical Mystery - Daughter of Sherlock #6
Hahn, TaylorThe LifestyleThis debut recasts Jane Austen's meddlesome heroine Emma as a 30-something New York lawyer, and her plan for solving everyone's relationship issues is a foray into the swinger scene.
Hallinan, TimothyRock of AgesMystery - Junior Bender #8
Harlan, KathrynFruiting BodiesShort Stories
Harrison, KimTrouble with the CursedUrban Fantasy - Hollows #16
Harrow, Alix E.A Mirror MendedFantasy - Fractured Fables #2
Hartstone, JoeyThe LocalA freewheeling, small-town attorney takes on a national murder trial when an out-of-town client is accused of killing a federal judge in Texas.
Herzog, WernerThe Twilight WorldHistorical Fiction
Hilderbrand, ElinThe Hotel Nantucket Fiction
Holleran, AndrewThe Kingdom of SandA man who moved to Florida to look after his aging parents--during the height of the AIDS epidemic--and has found himself unable to leave after their deaths.
Holmes, LindaFlying Solo A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love.
Hutchings, RenUnder Fortunate StarsScience Fiction
Hutson, AshleyOne's Company Fiction
Johansen, IrisA Face to Die ForMystery - Eve Duncan #28
Kandic Torres, ChristineThe Girls in Queens Reunited when their beloved Mets are on a historic run for the playoffs, two Latinx women, Kelly and Brisma, must decide if the fierce loyalty of their past is enough to sustain the future when their friend, Brian is accused of sexual assault.
Lane, S. R.Eight Weeks in ParisA lost novel of Bell Epoque Paris comes to the silver screen with an A-list cast. But will on-set drama doom the filming of this gay love story before it starts?
Lapierre, AlexandraBelle GreeneBased on the true story of Belle da Costa Greene, a woman who defied all odds to carve out a destiny of her own choosing.
Laskey, CeliaSo Happy for You A wedding weekend spirals out of control in this bold, electrifying, hilarious novel about the complexities of female friendship.
Libby, GillianFour Ways to Wear a DressRomance
Lovering, CarolaCan't Look AwayThriller
Maberry, JonathanKagen the DamnedFantasy
McKeegan, ColleenThe Wild One A deadly childhood secret that binds three young women threatens to destroy their lives.
Mehl, NancyFree FallChristian Suspense - Quantico Files #3
Miller, Sam J.Boys, Beasts & MenA teen who can control the ambient digital cloud falls for a con man, and a survivor of an alien invasion worries he brought something infectious back from the Arctic.
Moehling, JoshuaAnd There He Kept HerWhen misguided teenagers Jesse Crawford and Jenny Wheeler are forced to rob Emmett Brown to escape impossible circumstances, what starts as a home invasion quickly turns into a nightmare for the teens.
Mollen, JennyCity of Likes Fiction
Moore, Meg MitchellVacationland Fiction
Moshfegh, OttessaLapvonaIn a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test.
Moss, TaraThe Ghosts of Paris Mystery - Billie Walker #2
Nunez, ElizabethNow Lila KnowsCaribbean professor Lila Bonnard arrives in Vermont for a short-term teaching position and is forced to confront the terrible legacy of American (in)justice.
O'Donnell, ParaicThe Maker of Swans In the dead of night, shots ring out over the grounds of a sprawling English estate.
Ohman, JulesBody GrammarA coming-of-age queer love story set in the glamorous but grueling world of international modeling.
Oke, JanetteUnfailing LoveInspirational - When Hope Calls #3
Parker, AmyVirgins in Their BedsA feminist retelling of One Thousand and One Nights.
Patel, NamrataThe Candid life of Meena Dave A woman embarks on an unexpected journey into her past in a novel about identity, family secrets, and rediscovering the need to belong.
Patterson, JamesEscapeMystery - Black Book Thriller #3
Pook, LizzieMoonlight and the Pearler's DaughterAn adventure story set against the backdrop of the dangerous pearl diving industry in 19th-century Western Australia.
Rukeyser, RebeccaThe Seaplane on Final Approach A young woman seeks out experience on a remote Alaskan homestead.
Sager, RileyThe House Across the Lake A recently fired Broadway star flees to a remote Vermont lake house, only to find out that the area has a history of missing women.
Santos Donaldson, DavidGreenland Fiction
Schorr, MeredithAs Seen on TVA rom-com about a city girl who goes in search of small-town happiness, only to discover life--and love--are nothing like the TV movies.
Seifert, MaryMaverick, Movies & MurdersCozy Mystery
Shalvis, JillThe Friendship PactRomance - Sunrise Cove #2
Steel, DanielleSuspects Thriller
Stronach, SaschaThe DawnhoundsGideon the Ninth meets Black Sun in this queer, Māori-inspired debut fantasy about a police officer who is murdered, brought back to life with a mysterious new power, and tasked with protecting her city from an insidious evil threatening to destroy it.
Swirsky, RachelJanuary FifteenthScience Fiction
Taddeo, LisaGhost LoverShort Stories
Taylor, JodiAnother Time, Another PlaceScience Fiction - Chronicles of St. Mary's #12
Vatner, JonathanThe Bridesmaids UnionFiction
Wang, JackWe Two AloneShort Stories
Webb, Brandon, and John David MannCold FearThriller - Finn #2
Whishaw, IonaFramed in FireHistorical Mystery - Lane Winslow #9
White, AdamThe Midcoast Fiction
Wilder, AvaHow to Fake it in Hollywood A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship...and discover that their feelings might be more than a PR stunt.
Witemeyer, KarenIn Honor's DefenseInspirational - Hanger's Horsemen #3
Wolfe, ToyaLast Summer on State Street A coming-of-age debut about friendship, community, and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago during one life-changing summer.
Woods, CarolineThe Lunar Housewife An up-and-coming journalist who stumbles onto a web of secrets, deceptions, and mysteries at a popular new literary magazine.
Screams From the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the MonstrousHorror
May 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abdullah, ChelseaThe Stardust ThiefInspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, The Stardust Thief weaves the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.
Adelmann, MariaHow to Be EatenDebut novel that reimagines classic fairy tale characters as modern women in a support group for trauma.
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Red Hot PokerMystery - Darling Dahlias #10
Alharthi, JokhaBitter Orange TreeFiction
Armentrout, Jennifer L.The War of Two QueensParanormal Romance - Blood and Ash #4
Armstrong, KelleyA Rip Through TimeWhile visiting her dying grandmother in Edinburgh, a homicide detective out on a jog is beaten unconscious and wakes up in the body of a housemaid, left for dead in the exact same spot in 1869.
Bamford, EmmaDeep WaterResponding to a rescue call in the Indian Ocean, a captain discovers a mortally injured man and his traumatized wife, who describes how their exotic trip to a tiny, remote island forced her to become a murderer.
Banker, Ashok K.The Blind King's WrathFantasy - Burnt Empire Saga #3
Barclay, LinwoodTake Your Breath Away Thriller
Barnhill, Kelly ReganWhen Women Were Dragons After the Mass Dragoning of 1955, when thousands of women, including her beloved Aunt Marla, transformed into dragons, left a trail fiery destruction and took to the skies, young Alex Green must face the consequences of this event as she learns to accept people as they really are.
Batsha, NishantMother Ocean Father Nation On a fictional island in the Pacific blending aspects of Fiji, Uganda, and Trinidad, two siblings take different paths when violence against the Indian community explodes in 1985.
Batuman, ElifEither/OrDuring her sophomore year at Harvard, Selin's quest for self-knowledge leads to certain conclusions about the universal importance of parties, alcohol, and sex, in the follow-up to The Idiot.
Bays, CarterThe Mutual Friend Romance
Bentley, DonTom Clancy: Zero HourThriller - Jack Ryan, Jr. #9
Berry, SteveThe Omega FactorThriller
Bessette, AliciaSmile Beach MurderThis all-new mystery series stars Callie Padget, a former reporter-turned-bookshop clerk in the Outer Banks, who is drawn into a mystery involving a deadly fall at a lighthouse that could be linked to her past.
Blake, AudreyThe Surgeon's DaughterIn the 19th century, Nora Beady is chosen to work with the only female professor in her medical school to develop the caesarian section, drawing the wrath of her male peers and professors as she risks everything to help revolutionize this life-saving surgery.
Bliss, JacksonAmnesia of June BugsFiction
Brown, DaleCountdown to Midnight Thriller - Nick Flynn #2
Brown, GrahamClive Cussler's Dark VectorThriller - NUMA Files #19
Brown, Rita MaeThrill of the Hunt Cozy Mystery - Jane Arnold #14
Bryce, Denny S.In the Face of the Sun To escape an abusive marriage, Frankie Saunders flees across the country to Los Angeles with her reckless, profane Aunt Daisy, who will do whatever it takes to settle old scores and resolve the past.
Burke, James LeeEvery Cloak Rolled in BloodMystery - Holland Family #4
Butcher, Jim, et. alHeroic HeartsFantasy Short Stories
Byrne, JamesThe GatekeeperThriller
Cain, MattThe Secret Life of Albert EntwistleForced into retirement, former postman Albert Entwistle, with no friends, family or hobbies, forms a brave plan to start truly living, seek the happiness he's always denied himself and find the courage to look for the man he loved and lost years ago but has never forgotten.
Caña, NatalieA Proposal They Can't RefuseKamilah, a Puerto Rican chef and Liam, an Irish American whiskey distiller, are blackmailed by their grandfathers into getting married or risk losing the building that houses both their businesses.
Carr, JackIn the BloodThriller - James Reece #5
Chaon, DanSleepwalk A high speed and darkly comic road trip through a near future America with a bighearted mercenary.
Chavez, LorenzoThe Light of a Cuban SonThe moving story of a boy determined to stay true to who he is and find happiness against all odds.
Chen, KirstinCounterfeit The story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise--an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship.
Chen, MikeBrotherhoodScience Fiction - Star Wars
Cleeton, ChanelOur Last Days in BarcelonaWhen Isabel Perez travels to Barcelona to save her sister Beatriz, she discovers a shocking family secret.
Clipston, AmyThe View from Coral CoveWhen a jilted romance novelist returns to the small beach town she once loved, she discovers not only inspiration but also a romance to call her own.
Cobb, May K.My Summer DarlingsThree lifelong friends plus a dangerous, sexy new stranger in town add up to a scorching summer of manipulation, obsession, and murder.
Cowie, AmberLast One AliveA team of researchers exploring the myth of a witch find their numbers mysteriously dwindling.
Crosley, SloaneCult ClassicFiction
Cross-Smith, LeesaHalf-Blown RoseA woman remakes her life after her husband's betrayal, leading to a year of travel, art, and passion.
Dayle, DennardEverything AbridgedShort Stories
Dent, LizzyThe SetupOne woman's impulsive fib jump starts a summer of reinvention and learning about love, life, and what it means to accept yourself.
Dev, SonaliThe Emma Project Romance - Rajes #4
Edwards, K. D.The Hourglass ThroneUrban Fantasy - Tarot Sequence #3
El-Wardany, SalmaThese Impossible ThingsA debut novel of three best friends navigating love, sex, faith, and the one night that changes it all.
Espach, AlisonNotes on Your Sudden Disappearance Fiction
Estep, JenniferTear Down the ThroneFantasy - Gargoyle Queen #2
Evans, RobertAfter the RevolutionScience Fiction
Fajardo-Anstine, KaliWoman of light In 1930s Denver, Luz "Little Light" Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, begins having visions that transport her to her Indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory where she must save her family stories from disappearing into oblivion.
Feltman, AmyAll the Things We Don't Talk AboutRaised by their neurodivergent father, a nonbinary teenager grapples with the sudden reappearance of his dazzling and destructive mother, Zoe, who abandoned them and fled to Europe on their first birthday.
Fishman, LillianActs of Service Fiction
Flores, Fernando A.ValleyesqueShort Stories
Foley, AaronBoys Come FirstThree Black, gay, Millennial men search for love and professional success in Detroit while navigating real friendships, Grindr hookups and family drama in the debut novel.
Fortune, CarleyEvery Summer AfterFiction
Foster, LoriThe Honeymoon CottageRomance
Fowler, Therese AnneIt All Comes Down to ThisThree sisters come together to sell the family's summer cottage in Maine, which becomes complicated by an enigmatic ex-con with his own hidden past.
Gates, EvaDeath by Beach ReadCozy Mystery - Lighthouse Library #9
Gear, Kathleen O'NealThe Ice GhostScience Fiction - Rewilding Reports #2
Gentill, SulariThe Woman in the LibraryFour strangers in a library strike up a friendship. One of them is a murderer. As they each share their stories, which one has something to hide?
Giffin, EmilyMeant to Be A restless golden boy and a girl with a troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even begins.
Gilbert, VictoriaA Fatal BookingCozy Mystery - Book Lover's B&B #3
Graham, HeatherSound of DarknessParanormal Romance - Krewe of Hunters #36
Greenwood, KerryThe Lady With the Gun Asks the QuestionsShort Stories - Phryne Fisher
Guillory, JasmineBy the BookRomance - Meant to Be #2
Gutierrez, KatieMore Than You'll Ever KnowTold through alternating timelines, this mystery and family drama follows struggling crime writer Cassie Brown as she becomes obsessed with a 1985 murder case involving a woman whose double life led to murder.
Hall, Alexis J.A Lady for a DukePresumed dead, Viola Carroll takes the opportunity to live freely despite losing her wealth, title, and closest companion, unaware of the shattering impact her loss has had on him.
Han, JosephNuclear Family Fiction
Hansen, JosephGravediggerMystery - Dave Brandstetter #6
Hardt, HelenGarnetRomantic Suspense - Gems of Wolfe Island #3
Harper, LanaFrom Bad to CursedParanormal Romance - Witches of Thistle Grove #2
Hatcher, Robin LeeI'll Be Seeing YouChristian Fiction
Heartfield, KateThe Embroidered BookHistorical Fiction
Heltzel, AnneJust Like MotherThe last time Maeve saw her cousin, Andrea, was the night she escaped the cult they were raised in; then, years later, Andrea suddenly reappears.
Hemley, RobinOblivionFiction
Henry, M. B.All the Lights Above UsHistorical Fiction
Hernandez, TreasureDaughter of a Queen PinWhen tragedy strikes, Krystal is faced with decisions that could alter the fate of her entire generation for years to come.
Herrera, AdrianaA Caribbean Heiress in ParisThree best friends at the 1889 World's Fair have goals: going to the most scandalous places in Paris, kissing disreputable men and absolutely not falling in love.
Herron, MickBad ActorsThriller - Slough House #8
Higgins, KristanOut of the Clear Blue SkyFiction
Holm, Chris F.Child ZeroScience Fiction
Horowitz, AnthonyWith a Mind to KillThriller - James Bond #41
Hua, VanessaForbidden City A teenage girl living in 1960s China becomes Mao Zedong's protégée and lover--and a heroine of the Cultural Revolution.
Hughes, A. J.A Life: Worth LivingRomance
Huguley, PiperBy Her Own DesignThe incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of the most famous wedding dresses in US history.
Hunt, AngelaApostle's SisterChristian Historical
Ishola-Ayodeji, AbiPatience is a Subtle Thief Embarking on a desperate search to find her mother, who was banished from their compound in Nigeria years ago, Patience unexpectedly reconnects with her cousin who draws into a world of crime.
Jenner, NatalieBloomsbury GirlsHistorical Fiction
Jensen, Danielle L.The Inadequate HeirFantasy Romance
Karp, MarshallSnowstorm in AugustMystery
Kawakami, MiekoAll the Lovers in the NightFiction
Kay, Guy GavrielAll the Seas of the WorldHistorical Fantasy
KeeseHood ConsigliereTwo street-wise hustlers have been successfully robbing big time drug dealers throughout the city for years, but their luck could be running out.
Khavari, KateA Botanist's Guide to Parties and PoisonsAttempting to blaze a new trail for women at the University College London in 1923, research assistant Saffron Everleigh becomes involved in solving the murder of a professor's wife who appeared to have been poisoned at a school dinner party. First in a new series.
KingpenConcrete Killa 3Urban Fiction
Koepp, DavidAurora When a solar storm knocks out the power across the globe, Aubrey Wheeler, in Aurora, Illinois, becomes the fierce protector of her suburban neighborhood, while across the country, her brother, a Silicon Valley CEO, hunkers down in his gilded desert bunker, leading to a long-overdue reckoning between siblings.
Korelitz, Jean HanffThe LatecomerWhen her triplets, who have no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, leave for college, their mother Johanna decides to have a fourth child and wonders what role the "latecomer" will play in her already fractured family.
Kotomi, LiSolo DanceFiction
Ladd, Sarah E.The Letter From Briarton ParkIn Regency England, one letter will alter a young woman's fate when it summons her to Briarton Park---an ancient place that holds the secrets of her past and the keys to her future.
Lama, Tsering YangzomWe measure the earth with our bodies The story of a Tibetan family's journey through exile.
Laskar, Devi S.CircaFollows a young Indian American woman who, in the wake of tragedy, must navigate her family's expectations as she grapples with a complicated love and loss.
Lauren, ChristinaSomething WilderRomance
Lea, AmySet on YouA gym nemesis pushes a fitness influencer to the max in this steamy debut romantic comedy.
Leary, AnnThe FoundlingThe story of two friends, raised in the same orphanage, whose loyalty is put to the ultimate test when they meet years later at a controversial institution--one as an employee; the other, an inmate.
Lee, DonThe PartitionShort Stories
Lee, Marie Myung-OkEvening HeroFiction
Little, JacquelineThe Narrative of The Life of TheresaChristian Fiction
London, StefanieThe Dachshund Wears PradaHow do you start over when the biggest mistake of your life has more than one million views?
Lustbader, EricOmega RulesThriller - Evan Ryder #3
MacMillan, LindsayThe Heart of the DealFiction
Magee, AudreyThe ColonyIn 1979, as violence erupts all over Ireland, two outsiders travel to a small island off the west coast in search of their own answers, despite what it may cost the islanders.
Mallery, SusanThe Boardwalk BookshopFiction
Manawatu, BeckyAuēFiction
March, Joseph MoncureThe Set-UpWritten in 1928, The Set-Up is a long narrative poem about the boxing underworld - a hard-boiled tragedy told in syncopated rhyming couplets.
Martin, KatThe Last MileMystery - Blood Ties, The Logans #2
McCoy, SarahMustique Island A sun-splashed romp with a rich divorcee and her two wayward daughters in 1970s Mustique, the world's most exclusive private island.
McKenzie, MosesAn Olive Grove in EndsA young man is faced with a fraught decision: escape a dangerous past alone, or brave his old life and keep the woman he loves.
McKevett, G. A.Murder most GraveCozy Mystery - Granny Reid #4
McKinty, AdrianThe IslandA family that just wanted a nice vacation finds themselves running for their lives.
McNeil, PeterPostal RebootUrban Fiction
McNeil, PeterPostal ll RedemptionUrban Fiction
McPhail, Diane C.The Seamstress of New OrleansHistorical Fiction
McTiernan, DervlaThe Murder Rule Mystery
Melchor, FernandaParadaisFiction
Michalski, LizDarling GirlIn this modern-day reimagining of the classic, to save her daughter's life one woman must take on the infamous Peter Pan--who is not the innocent adventurer the fairy tales make him out to be . . .
Michelle, NikoJiltedAvery Booker is beautiful, successful, and ready to pledge forever to Lloyd, starting with the elaborate wedding ceremony she's wanted for so long. Avery's happy; Lloyd's happy, but the pregnant woman who objects is not.
Miro, J. M.Ordinary MonstersAt an institute where children with gifts have been gathered, they discover the truth about their abilities and that the worst monsters sometimes come bearing the sweetest gifts.
Momplaisir, FrancescaThe Garden of Broken ThingsA novel about one family wading through the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010.
Monaghan, AnnabelNora goes off scriptA heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage's collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.
Moore, ChristopherRazzmatazz Fantasy - Sammy and the Cheese #2
Mottley, LeilaNightcrawlingWhen a drunken altercation with a stranger turns into a job she desperately needs, Kiara starts nightcrawling until her name surfaces in an investigation exposing her as a key witness in a massive scandal within the Oakland Police Department.
Murphy, NoraThe FavorThriller
Natera, CleyvisNeruda on the Park An upwardly mobile young Manhattan lawyer and her parents react to the gentrification of their Dominican neighborhood.
Nawaz, ZarqaJameela Green ruins everythingA disillusioned American Muslim woman becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization, and in the process, reconnects with her loved ones and her faith. 
Noyes, E. J.If I Don't AskRomance
O'Connell, RyanJust by Looking at HimA gay TV writer with cerebral palsy fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world.
Odle, E. V.The Clockwork ManScience Fiction
Offutt, ChrisShifty's BoysMystery - Mick Hardin #2
Oliveras, PriscillaWest Side Love StoryA heart-stirring romance of star-crossed love, feuding familias, and the bonds of sisterhood.
Orenstein, HannahMeant to be MineFiction
Palmer, DanielMy Wife is MissingThriller
Patel, Naheed PhirozeMirror Made of RainFiction
Patrick, PhaedraThe Messy Lives of Book PeopleThe house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish.
Pavone, ChrisTwo Nights in LisbonMystery
Payne, MarcusThe Set Up: Part IDenarius Payne must choose between his family, his values, and his love for the streets.
Peguero, RobinWith PrejudiceNo one knows what happened that night. Seven strangers must decide.
Perrotta, TomTracy Flick Can't Win A new satirical novel about ambition, coming-of-age in adulthood, and never really leaving high school politics behind--featuring Perotta's most iconic character of all time.
Polito, Frank AnthonyRenovated to DeathJust as they are about to start filming the renovation of twin brothers Terry and Tom Cash's local Tudor, real-life domestic partners and stars of a new reality TV show Peter and JP discover Tom Cash dead and must chip away at the clues to catch a killer.
Pooley, ClareIona Iverson's rules for commutingRomance
Quirk, MatthewRed Warning Thriller
Rari, Paper BoiRan Off on da PlugUrban Fiction
Ray, CateGood HusbandsThree wives, one letter, and an explosive secret that will change everything.
Rekulak, JasonHidden PicturesA supernatural thriller about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange and disturbing secrets.
Riley, LucindaThe Murders at Fleat HouseMystery
Rio, KingThe Cocaine Princess 4Urban Fiction
Robert, KateeWicked BeautyRomance - Dark Olympus #3
Robert, KateeDesperate Measures: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #1
Robert, KateeLearn My Lesson: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #2
Robert, KateeA Worthy Opponent: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #3
Robert, KateeThe Beast: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #4
Robert, KateeThe Sea Witch: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #5
Robert, KateeQueen Takes Rose: A Dark Fairy Tale RomanceRomance - Wicked Villains #6
Rovin, JeffCall of DutyThriller - Tom Clancy's Op-center #21
Rowe, ChristopherThese Prisoning HillsA post-apocalyptic Appalachian weird fiction novella.
Runde, KatieThe Shore A mother and her two daughters grapple with heartbreak, young love, and the weight of family secrets.
Ryan, EimearHolding Her Breath Fiction
Ryan, JenniferThe Wedding Dress Sewing Circle Three plucky women lift the spirits of home-front brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration.
Schellman, KatharineLast Call at The NightingaleFirst in a captivating Jazz age mystery series.
Sebastian, CatThe Perfect Crimes of Marian HayesFleeing to the countryside after shooting her evil, murderous husband, the Duchess of Clare turns to a charismatic blackmailer, highwayman and con-artist for help.
Sereno, AnnieBlame it on the BrontësShe's going to write her own happy ending.
Shapiro, Barbara A.Metropolis The interlocking stories of six characters whose only connection is their units at a storage facility, where a tragic accident will either tear them apart or help them salvage their own precarious lives.
Shipstead, MaggieYou have a friend in 10AShort Stories
Sinclair, RoslynTruth and MeasureWhat happens when the world's fiercest fashion editor learns she's pregnant-and her distracting assistant is the only one she can turn to?
Smith, AliCompanion Piece Fiction
Snelling, LauraineA Time to BloomChristian Historical
Songsiridej, AlyssaLittle RabbitFiction
St Clair, ScarlettA Game of RetributionFantasy Romance - Hades Saga #2
Sterling, SienaTell Us No SecretsThriller
Stibbe, NinaOne Day I Shall Astonish the WorldA frank, tender, and poignantly funny story about the ebb and flow of female friendship over half a lifetime.
Stoker, SusanFinding MonicaRomance - Seal Team Hawaii #4
Swan, ErinWalk the Vanished EarthIn the tradition of Station Eleven, Severance and The Dog Stars, a beautifully written and emotionally stirring dystopian novel about how our dreams of the future may shift as our environment changes rapidly, even as the earth continues to spin.
Taylor, Phoebe AtwoodThe Cape Cod MysteryMystery
Toltz, SteveHere Goes NothingFiction
Townsend, JacindaMother Country Fiction
UntamedNever Again, No More 6: Karma's PaybackUrban Fiction
Vercher, JohnAfter the Lights Go OutA harrowing and spellbinding story about family, the complications of mixed-race relationships, misplaced loyalties, and the price athletes pay to entertain.
Villada, CamilaBad GirlsFiction
Vowel, ChelseaBuffalo Is the New BuffaloPowerful stories of "Métis futurism" that envision a world without violence, capitalism, and colonization.
Walker, SaraiThe Cherry RobbersA feminist gothic about the lone survivor of a cursed family of sisters, whose time may finally be up.
Walter, HeatherMisruleFantasy - Malice #2
Warren, Susan MaySunburstChristian Romance - Sky King Ranch #2
Waxman, AbbiAdult Assembly RequiredA young woman arrives in Los Angeles determined to start over and discovers she doesn't need to leave everything behind after all.
Weir, AlisonThe Last White RoseHistorical Fiction - Tudor Rose #1
White, KierstenHide Fourteen contestants embark on a seven-day competition and the chance to win $50,000 if they can successfully play hide and seek in an abandoned amusement park without being found and eliminated.
Whitten, HannahFor the ThroneFantasy - Wilderwood #2
Williams, Beatriz, et. alThe Lost Summers of Newport A novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day.
Yolen, Jane, et. alThe Reinvented Heart : Tales of Futuristic RelationshipsRomance Short Stories
Yoon, DavidCity of OrangeA man wakes up alone and injured in an apocalyptic landscape and must learn how to survive with only vague memories of how he got there.
Zak, ErinThe hummingbird sanctuaryRomance
April 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Aaronovitch, BenAmongst Our WeaponsFantasy - Rivers of London #9
Adams, ElleryThe Vanishing TypeCozy Mystery - Secret, Book, and Scone #5
Adams, SarahThe Cheat SheetIs it ever too late to leave the friend zone? The heartwarming friends to lovers romance that became a sensation on TikTok.
Al-Nakib, MaiAn Unlasting HomeA multigenerational saga spanning Lebanon, Iraq, India, the United States, and Kuwait that brings to life the triumphs and failures of three generations of Arab women.
Alexander, TjChef's KissA high-strung pastry chef's professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive nonbinary kitchen manager.
Ali, MonicaLove MarriageA captivating social comedy and a profoundly moving, revelatory story of two cultures, two families, and two people trying to understand one another.
Allen, Samantha JaynePay Dirt RoadFriday Night Lights meets Mare of Easttown in this small-town debut mystery about an unlikely private investigator searching for a missing waitress.
Andrews, Mary KayThe HomewreckersFiction
Atherton, NancyAunt Dimity and the Enchanted CottageCozy Mystery - Aunt Dimity #25
Barnhill, KellyWhen Women Were DragonsIn 1950s America, thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons.
Bellinger, Demisty D.New to LibertyDepicting the strength and resolve of three unforgettable women growing up in a society that refuses to evolve, this novel, told in three parts - in 1933, 1947, and 1966 - offers a snapshot of mid-century America during which these women's actions have consequences for generations to come.
Benson, JendellaHope and GloryLeaving her glamorous life in LA, Glory Akindele returns to London to mourn her father's death and discovers that her previously close family has fallen apart and decides to stay and try to reunite them.
Bestor-Siegal, AmandaThe CaretakersA debut told from the points of view of six women and centered around a group of au pairs in a wealthy Parisian suburb, one of whom is arrested after a sudden and suspicious tragedy strikes her host family.
Birch, TonyThe White GirlAustralia's leading indigenous storyteller makes his American debut with this immersive and deeply resonant novel, set in the 1960s, that explores the lengths we'll go to save the people we love.
Birchall, KatyThe Wedding SeasonRomance
Bird, SarahLast Dance on the Starlight PierHistorical Fiction
Bird-Wilson, LisaProbably RubyAn Indigenous woman adopted by white parents goes in search of her identity in this unforgettable debut novel about family, race, and history.
Black, AnnaWho Do I Run ToA love triangle with a married man spirals out of control.
Black, HollyBook of NightBest-selling YA author Black makes her adult debut with this urban fantasy where the shadows have not only eyes but teeth as well--and feeding them is the way to magical power.
Black, JuneauMirror LakeCozy Mystery - Shady Hollow #3
BlaqueDirty DNAUrban Fiction
BlaqueDirty DNA 2Urban Fiction
BlaqueDirty DNA 3Urban Fiction
Bohjalian, ChrisThe LionessA luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage.
Bowery, LizLove, Hate & ClickbaitWhen a misleading photo of them goes viral, political consultant Thom Morgan and data analyst Clay Parker--sworn enemies working with a presidential candidate--are forced to fake a relationship to save the campaign.
Brennan, AllisonThe Wrong VictimMystery - Quinn & Costa #3
Brock, KimberlyThe Lost Book of Eleanor DareHistorical Fiction
Brown, JanelleI'll be YouTwo identical twin sisters and former child actors have grown apart--until one disappears.
Brown, TaylorWingwalkersA former WWI ace pilot and his wingwalker wife barnstorm across Depression-era America, performing acts of aerial daring.
Bunn, DavisEmerald TideChristian Fiction - Miramar Bay #6
Cameron, MarcCold SnapThriller - Arliss Cutter #4
Carcaterra, LorenzoNonna Maria and the Case of the Missing BrideWhen a crime on a beautiful Italian island stumps the police, locals turn to the nosy, elderly widow Nonna Maria.
Cañas, IsabelThe HaciendaMexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches...
Chadburn, MelissaA Tiny Upward ShoveA fictionalized account of real life Canadian serial killer Willie Pickton and his final victim.
Chavez, HeatherBlood Will TellA twisty novel about the bond between two sisters--and the crimes one covers up to protect the other.
Chen, LisaActivities of Daily LivingA debut novel on the interconnection between work and life, loneliness and kinship, and the projects that occupy our time.
Chu, LilyThe Stand-InA famous actress wants Gracie to be her stand-in, but she must be escorted by the most attractive and infuriating man she's ever met.
Clare, JessicaGo Hex YourselfRomance
Close, JenniferMarrying the KetchupsA comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all.
Cooney, C. S. E.Saint Death's DaughterFantasy
Cotugno, KatieBirds of CaliforniaRomance
Crowley, JohnFlint and MirrorFrom the author of Little, Big comes an exquisite fantasy.
Dailey, JanetHope CreekRomance - New Americana #6
Dalglish, DavidThe Bladed FaithA usurped prince prepares to take up the mantel of a deadly assassin and reclaim his kingdom, his people, and his slain gods.
Dallas, SandraLittle SoulsHistorical Fiction
Davidson, PaulThe Small StuffWhat if the reason we find the love of our life isn't due to fate, chance, or plain dumb luck-but because of the decisions everyone around us ends up making?
Davis, ElizabethI Love You, I Hate YouRomance
Day, ElizabethMagpieA taut, psychological suspense novel about a perfect couple and their seemingly perfect roommate.
Devlin, MalcolmAnd Then I Woke UpIn a world reeling from an unusual plague, monsters lurk in the streets while terrified survivors arm themselves and roam the countryside in packs.
Diaz, HernanTrustHistorical Fiction
Dillsworth, LianneTheatre of MarvelsSet in Victorian London, an irresistible story of an ambitious young Black actress, an orphan from the slums who has finally achieved a dubious stardom as "The Great Amazonia, a savage African queen"--but everything she has fought for depends on hiding the secret of her own identity.
Dumond, SusieQueerly BelovedA people-pleasing bridesmaid-for-hire falls for the crushable new lesbian in town. Will she finally find her happily ever after--and her own voice?
Elliott, K.Street FameUrban Fiction
Emezi, AkwaekeYou Made a Fool of Death With Your BeautyLearning how to feel joy while healing from loss, Feyi Adekola starts dating the perfect guy, but discovers she has feelings for someone else who is off limits and must decide just how far she is willing to go for a second chance at love.
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsThe Sweet LifeChristian Fiction
Fisher, TarrynAn Honest LieThriller
Ford, John M.AspectsFantasy
Fre$hBetrayal of a ThugOrphaned Yayo goes from rags to riches, but his ascension is rife with turmoil and tragedy.
Fuller, KathleenLove in Plain SightChristian Romance - Amish Mail-Order Bride #3
Gabhart, Ann H.When the Meadow BloomsChristian Historical
Gallon, MichaelThe Murder QueensUrban Fiction
Gibson, RachelDrop Dead GorgeousFiction
Glass, JuliaVigil HarborWhen two unexpected visitors arrive in an insular coastal village, they threaten the equilibrium of a community already confronting climate instability, political violence, and domestic upheavals.
Gray, ClaudiaThe Murder of Mr. WickhamA summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen's Mr. Wickham--one of literature's most notorious villains--meets a sudden and suspicious end.
Griffith, NicolaSpearForging her own bright path, a young woman, armed with a stolen hunting spear and mended armor, embarks on a journey to the court of Artos, king of Caer Leon.
Grisham, JohnSparring PartnersShort Stories
Gwynne, JohnThe Hunger of the GodsFantasy - Bloodsworn #2
Hadlock, JodyThe Lives of Diamond BessieHistorical Mystery
Harper, Rachel M.The Other MotherWhile attending Brown, Jenry, a musical prodigy, sets out to learn about his late father until his estranged grandfather makes an admission that leads Jenry down a new path - one that ends a web of secrecy that binds this family together even as it keeps them apart.
Hart, MichelleWe Do What We Do in the DarkA novel about a young woman's life-altering affair with a much older, married woman.
Hartnett, AnnieUnlikely AnimalsA lost young woman returns to small-town New Hampshire under the strangest of circumstances.
Hedlund, JodyTo Tame a CowboyChristian Romance - Colorado Cowboys #3
Henry, EmilyBook LoversOne summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming...
Hightower, LaurelBelowHow far would you go to help a stranger?
Hillerman, AnneThe Sacred BridgeMystery - Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito #7
Hossain, Saad Z.Kundo Wakes UpScience Fiction
Hubbard, ColleenHousebreakingFollowing a long-standing feud and looking to settle the score, a woman decides to dismantle her home--alone and by hand--and move it across a frozen pond during a harsh New England winter.
Hunter, DeniseMulberry HollowChristian Romance - Riverbend #2
Janovsky, TimothyNever Been KissedRomance
Jimenez, AbbyPart of Your worldRomance
Kann, ClaireThe Romantic AgendaJoy is in love with Malcolm. But Malcolm really likes Summer. Summer is in love with love. And Fox is Summer's ex-boyfriend.
Katsu, AlmaThe FervorThe author of literary horror novels The Hunger and The Deep turns her psychological and supernatural eye on the horrors of the Japanese American internment camps in World War II.
Kenyon, SherrilynShadow FallenParanormal Romance - Dream-Hunter #5
Kingfisher, T.Nettle & BoneThis isn't the kind of fairytale where the princess marries a prince. It's the one where she kills him.
Kingsbury, KarenThe Baxters: A PrequelChristian Romance
Knight, ElizaThe Mayfair BookshopA dual-narrative story about Nancy Mitford--one of 1930s London's hottest socialites, authors, and a member of the scandalous Mitford Sisters--and a modern American desperate for change.
Kohda, ClaireWoman, EatingA young, mixed-race vampire must find a way to balance her deep-seated desire to live amongst humans with her incessant hunger in this debut novel.
Koomson, DorothyI Know What You've DoneDo you have any idea what the people you know are capable of?
Kurkov, AndreĭGrey BeesWith a warm yet political humor, Ukraine's most famous novelist presents a balanced and illuminating portrait of modern conflict.
Lacour, NinaYerba BuenaThe debut adult novel by the bestselling and award-winning YA author Nina LaCour, following two women on a star-crossed journey toward each other.
Lanier, Martina M.A Resilient LoveUrban Fiction
Larkin, MichelleSecret AgentRomance
Lazar, ZacharyThe Apartment on Calle UruguayFiction
Llanos-Figueroa, DahlmaA Woman of EnduranceThis groundbreaking novel illuminates a little discussed aspect of history--the Puerto Rican Atlantic Slave Trade--witnessed through the experiences of Pola, an African captive used as a breeder to bear more slaves.
LowkeeFinessed: play chess or get check'dA story of love, loss, loyalty and the strength it requires to survive the streets.
Marcelo, TifKnow You by HeartRomance
Martinez, GuillermoThe Oxford BrotherhoodMystery
McBrayer, LaurenLike a House on FireA debut novel about a woman at a turning point in her life, and what happens when she discovers the spark that makes her feel whole again.
McCulloch, AmyBreathlessThriller
McGuire, SeananSeasonal FearsFantasy - Alchemical Journeys #2
McMahon, JenniferThe Children on the HillThriller
McMillan, RachelThe Mozart CodeChristian Historical
Meyer, DeonThe Dark FloodMystery - Benny Griessel #7
Michaels, FernSecretsThriller
Miller, KirstenThe ChangeBig Little Lies meets The Witches of Eastwick in this story about three women whose midlife crisis brings unexpected new powers, putting them on a collision course with the evil that lurks in their wealthy beach town.
Miller, Linda LaelCountry BornRomance - Painted Pony Creek #3
Moore, NiyahMy Hustler, My Enemy : Rise of a Street QueenCrime kingpins learn the hard way to "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer..."
Moore, YolandaThe Streets Will TalkUrban Fiction
Naga, NoorIf an Egyptian Cannot Speak EnglishAn Egyptian American woman visiting her parents' homeland begins a dark romance with an unemployed photographer who is addicted to cocaine and living in a rooftop shack in Cairo.
Nagendra, HariniThe Bangalore Detectives ClubThe first in a charming, joyful crime series set in 1920s Bangalore, featuring amateur detective Kaveri and her husband Ramu.
Newman, LeighNobody Gets Out AliveShort Stories
Oduor, OkwiriThings They LostThis debut novel tells the story of a lonely girl living in a small African town and her struggle to free herself from her mercurial, charming mother.
Paretsky, SaraOverboardMystery - V.I. Warshawski #22
Patel, VaishnaviKaikeyiThis debut reimagines the life of the infamous queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana, an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come.
Pen, KweenMona LizaUrban Fiction
Penelope, L.Savage CityParanormal Romance
Perkins-Valdez, DolenTake My HandA novel about a young Black nurse's shocking discovery and burning quest for justice in post-segregation Alabama.
Phillips, GaryOne-Shot Harry1963 Los Angeles provides a powerful backdrop in this historical crime novel about an African American forensic photographer seeking justice for a friend--perfect for fans of Walter Mosley, James Ellroy, and George Pelecanos.
Pinborough, SarahInsomniaEmma Averill worries that her crippling insomnia is a sign that she's slowly going insane--like the mother she's worked so hard to leave in her past.
Player, DelmontThe Birth of a GangsterUrban Fiction
Pratt, TimPrison of SleepScience Fiction - Journals of Zaxony Delatree #2
Quick, AmandaWhen She DreamsRomantic Suspense - Burning Cove, CA #6
Richardson, Kim MicheleThe Book Woman's DaughterFiction - Book Woman of Troublesome Creek #2
Rio, KingThe Cocaine Princess 2Urban Fiction
Rio, KingThe Cocaine Princess 3Urban Fiction
Roberts, NoraNightworkRomantic Suspense
Rodale, MayaThe Mad Girls of New YorkA novel based on the fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who would stop at nothing to expose injustices against women in 19th century New York.
Rollins, JamesKingdom of BonesThriller - Sigma Force #16
Rose, JenevaOne of Us Is DeadOpulence. Sex. Betrayal ... Sometimes friendship can be deadly.
Rothchild, SaschaBlood SugarIntroducing the most likable murderess you will ever meet.
Rubio, Marytza K.Maria, Maria: & Other StoriesShort Stories
Saint, JenniferElektraA reimagining of the story of one of Greek mythology's most infamous heroines.
SaynomoreMob Ties 6Urban Fiction
Scherm, RebeccaA House Between Earth and the MoonFiction
Scott, MarynStandomRomance
SequaiaLoving a Girl Like YouFame and love combined can be either the greatest combination or the worst. For these star-crossed lovers, which will it be?
Shin, Kyung-SookVioletsFollows a neglected young woman's search for human connection in contemporary Seoul.
Simon, ChristineThe Patron Saint of Second ChancesThe self-appointed mayor of a tiny Italian village is determined to save his hometown no matter the cost in this debut novel.
Sinha, MadiAt Least You Have Your HealthBehind the chic veneer of a wellness clinic lies a dangerous secret.
SlmnRaceA gripping thriller about a reporter risking his life to expose corrupt policing and destroy the system from within before it destroys him.
Stanford, ClaireHappy for YouA novel about a young woman who takes a job at a tech company looking to break into the "happiness market"--even as her own happiness feels more unknowable than ever.
Starford, RebeccaAn Unlikely SpyHistorical Fiction
Story, Rosalyn M.Sing Her NameThe intertwined stories of two singers whose lives connect across time.
Straub, EmmaThis Time TomorrowFiction
Sussman, ElissaFunny You Should AskFiction
Tchaikovsky, AdrianEyes of the VoidScience Fiction - The Final Architecture #2
Thayer, NancySummer LoveFiction
Thayne, RaeAnneSummer at the CapeRomance - Cape Sanctuary #4
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Madison SquareHistorical Mystery - Gaslight #25
Thorogood, RobertThe Marlow Murder ClubTo solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero...
Tukes, RomellCoke GirlzUrban Fiction
Van Pelt, ShelbyRemarkably Bright CreaturesFor fans of A Man Called Ove, a ... debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium--and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago.
Vara, VauhiniThe Immortal King RaoA debut novel rewrites the history of big tech into a mythic immigrant story of dystopian proportions.
Vo, NghiSiren QueenImmortality is just a casting call away...
Waters, JohnLiarmouth: A Feel-Bad RomanceFiction
Weiner, JenniferThe Summer PlaceFiction
Wiley, SoonWhen We Fell ApartA young Korean American man's search for answers about his girlfriend's mysterious death becomes a soul-searching journey into his own bi-cultural identity.
Williams, RacquelLovin' a Virginia Bad GirlNyesha, Kymani, and Yohan get caught up in a messy, page-turning love triangle.
Wilson, CarterThe New NeighborThriller
Winn, KarenOur Little WorldFiction
Winslow, DonCity on FireThe first novel in an epic crime saga.
Winter, DawnSedating ElaineFiction
Wiseman, BethThe Bookseller's PromiseChristian Fiction - Amish Bookstore #1
Wright, Jaime JoThe Souls of Lost LakeWren Blythe has long enjoyed being among the Northwoods, helping her father with programming at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess, who still roams the woods.
March 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abu-Jaber, DianaFencing with the King Amani discovers a poem on an airmail paper that slipped out of one of her father's books and becomes determined to learn more about its author, her grandmother, who arrived in Jordan during World War I.
Aguirre, AnnBoss WitchRomance - Fix-It Witches #2
Ahmad, AaminaThe Return of Faraz AliSent back to his birthplace, Lahore's notorious red-light district, to hush up the murder of a girl, a man finds himself in an unexpected reckoning with his past.
Akers, W. M.Westside Lights Historical Mystery - Westside #3
Alexander, EllieLost Coast LiteraryA young editor inherits her grandmother's estate only to learn that her editing pen has the power not only to change stories but also to change lives.
Ali, KasimGood IntentionsA debut novel about a young man who has hidden a romance from his parents, unable to choose between familial obligation and the future he truly wants.
Allingham, MerrynMurder at Primrose CottageCozy Mystery - Flora Steele #3
Alpsten, EllenThe Tsarina's Daughter Historical - Tsarina #2
Andrews, BrianDark AngelThriller - Shepherds #2
Andrews, V. C.Becoming My SisterTwo sisters face love, rivalry, and a shocking disappearance amidst the luxury of Palm Springs.
Bahr, DaneThe Houseboat This psychological thriller set in small town Iowa in the 1960s pits a detective struggling with his own demons against a mysterious outcast who may or may not be a serial killer.
Baldree, Travis.Legends & Lattes A hot cup of fantasy slice-of-life with a dollop of romantic froth.
Banwo, Ayanna LloydWhen We Were Birds A mythic love story set in Trinidad, this radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.
Barasch, CaitlinA Novel Obsession An aspiring novelist finds herself stalking--and writing about--her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.
Barenbaum, RachelAtomic AnnaThree generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and right the wrongs of their past.
Bennett, Claire-LouiseCheckout 19Fiction
Bennett, S. J. All the Queen's Men Cozy Mystery - Her Majesty the Queen Investigates #2
Bhanoo, SindyaSeeking Fortune ElsewhereShort Stories
Bishop, AnneCrowbonesUrban Fantasy - World of the Others #3
Black, CaraMurder at the Porte de VersaillesMystery - Aimée Leduc #20
Blanco Calderón, RodrigoThe NightRecurring blackouts envelop Caracas in an inescapable darkness that makes nightmares come true.
Blædel, Sara.A Harmless Lie Mystery - Louise Rick/Camilla Lind #10
Bond, GwendaThe Date from HellParanormal Romance - Match Made in Hell #2
Bova, BenSam Gunn Jr.Science Fiction - Sam Gunn #3
Brayden, MelissaExclusiveSkylar Ruiz lands the TV reporting job of a lifetime, but is she willing to sacrifice it all for the love of her longtime crush, anchorwoman Carolyn McNamara?
Broaddus, MauriceSweep of StarsWhen the old powers seek to destroy the Muungano empire and all that they've built, three people leader Amachi Adisa, warrior Fela Buhari and captain Stacia Chikeke prepare for battle while searching for the answers that could save them all.
Bulawayo, NoVioletGlory Inspired by the unexpected fall by coup of the longtime president of Zimbabwe, the book describes a fictional nation of animals on the path to true liberation after the sudden fall of Old Horse.
Burchell, KristinCourt of VenomFantasy
Burton, Tara IsabellaThe World Cannot GiveArriving at St. Dunstan's Academy in Maine, shy, sensitive Laura Stearns falls under the spell of charismatic, neurotic overachiever Virginia, who gives her purpose until the new school chaplain challenges Virginia, forcing Laura to decide how far she will let her devotion to Virginia go.
Byler, LindaA Beacon of Light Inspirational Romance - Long Road Home #2
Carr, RobynA Family AffairRomance
Chou, Elaine HsiehDisorientationWhile finishing her PhD dissertation on the late canonical poet Xiao-Wen Chou, graduate student Ingrid Yang discovers a curious note in the archives and upends her entire life trying to unravel the note's message, ultimately making an explosive discovery.
Clark, Andrea YaryuraOn a Night of a Thousand StarsA young couple confronts the start of Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s, and a daughter searches for truth twenty years later.
Cole, LeeGroundskeepingFiction
Colgan, JennyWelcome to the School by the Sea The first book of a new series, set at a charming English boarding school on the sea.
Comfort, JenThe Astronaut and the StarA romantic comedy featuring an astronaut tasked with training a Hollywood actor for a space flick.
Cooper, Sharon C.Business Not as UsualRomance
Corey, James S. A.Memory's LegionScience Fiction Short Stories
Cranor, EliDon't Know ToughFiction
Crosby, EllenBitter RootsCozy Mystery - Wine Country #12
Croucher, LexReputationWhen she meets a wealthy member of the in-crowd, bookish and sheltered Georgina is introduced to the upper levels of Regency aristocracy where she begins to wonder if she'll ever fit in - or if the price of entry into this glittering world is higher than she's willing to pay.
Davenport, N. E.The Blood TrialsBlending fantasy and science fiction, this debut kicks off a duology of loyalty and rebellion, in which a young Black woman must survive deadly trials in a racist and misogynistic society to become an elite warrior.
DeYoung, AndrewThe TempsThey're underemployed. Underpaid. And trying to survive the end of the world while trapped inside an office complex. Who knew temp work could be this dangerous?
Deeds, MarionComeuppance Served ColdA hard-boiled historical fantasy of criminality and magic, couched in the glamour of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Dolan, LianLost and Found in ParisWhen her husband announces he's fathered twins with another woman, Joan books a last-minute trip to Paris as an art courier where she, after the priceless drawings are stolen, is led on a treasure hunt all over the city hoping to recover the lost art, and her own sense of adventure.
Doller, TrishThe Suite SpotRomance
Downes, AnnaThe Shadow HouseThriller
Eason, LynetteDriving ForceChristian Suspense - Elite Guardians #1
Elliot, AmandaSadie on a PlateLanding a coveted spot on her favorite TV show, chef Sadie, a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene, arrives in NYC and has a spontaneous one-night fling, or she thought was a one night, until she arrives on set and gets the surprise of her life.
Ellis, ShellyTruth, Lies, and Mr. GreyFiction - Three Mrs. Greys #2
Folk, KateOut There: StoriesShort Stories
Fu, MelissaPeach Blossom SpringHistorical Fiction
Gainza, MaríaPortrait of an Unknown Lady The story of an auction house employee on the trail of an enigmatic master forger.
Galgut, DamonThe PromiseFiction
Garmus, BonnieLessons in ChemistryIn the early 1960s, chemist and single mother Elizabeth Zott, the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show due to her revolutionary skills in the kitchen, uses this opportunity to dare women to change the status quo.
Garrett, KellyeLike a SisterWhen death of her half-sister Desiree, a disgraced reality TV star, is ruled an overdose, Lena Scott knows that can't be the case and becomes determined to find justice for Desiree, even if means unraveling her family's darkest secrets - or ending up dead herself.
Gelernter, J. H.Captain Grey's GambitHistorical Fiction - Captain Grey #2
Gillham, David R.Shadows of Berlin Historical Fiction
Ginder, GrantLet's Not Do That AgainFiction
Gladstone, MaxLast ExitAfter being able to travel between alternate realities, wizard Zelda Quiang gathers her friends from the past to help defend the world against her ex-lover, Sal.
Glenn, RoyManipulationUrban Fiction
Gorcheva-Newberry, KristinaThe Orchard Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union--but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.
Graham, HeatherCrimson SummerRomantic Suspense
Grande, ReynaA Ballad of Love and Glory A sweeping historical saga following a Mexican army nurse and an Irish soldier who must fight, first for their survival and then for love, amidst the atrocity of the Mexican-American War
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate Chip CupcakeCozy Mystery - Death By Chocolate #5
Green, JaneSister StardustInspired by a true story, this book reimagines the glamorous and tragic life of fashion icon and socialite Talitha Getty through the eyes of Claire, a young woman in search of adventure who is drawn into Talitha's orbit, forever changing her life.
Gurnah, Abdulrazak Admiring SilenceFiction
Gurnah, Abdulrazak Memory of DepartureFiction
Gurnah, Abdulrazak Pilgrims WayAn extraordinary depiction of the life of an immigrant, as he struggles to come to terms with the horror of his past and the meaning of his pilgrimage to England.
Hannon, IreneSea Glass CottageInspirational - Hope Harbor #8
Hansen, JosephSkinflickMystery - Dave Brandstetter #5
Harkin, JoTell Me An Ending Never Let Me Go meets Black Mirror in this speculative debut about a tech company that deletes unwanted memories.
Harper, ElodieThe Wolf DenA slave and prostitute in Pompeii's notorious Wolf Den brothel, Amara, once the beloved daughter of a doctor in Greece, is buoyed by the sisterhood she forges with the other women and dream of a new beginning - if she can pay the high price for her freedom.
Harris, C. S.When Blood LiesHistorical Mystery - Sebastian St. Cyr #17
Harvey, Kristy WoodsonThe Wedding VeilFollows four extraordinary women across generations, bound by a beautiful wedding veil and a connection to the Vanderbilt legacy that changes their lives - and history as they know it.
Heath, LorraineGirls of Flight CityHistorical Fiction
Hepworth, SallyThe Younger WifeThriller
Heron, FarahKamila Knows BestToo busy with her friends' love lives, hardly giving thought to her own, Kamila Hussain refuses to let herself get distracted by her growing feelings for a longtime friend of the family until her secret nemesis sets her sights on him.
Hetherington, VictoriaAutonomyIn a near future ravaged by illness, one woman and her AI companion enter a dangerous bubble of the superrich.
Hill, EdwinThe Secrets We ShareThriller
Hill, SusanA Change of CircumstanceMystery - Simon Serrallier #11
Holland, SamThe Echo ManThriller
Holmberg, Charlie N.Star FatherFantasy - Star Mother #2
Holton, IndiaThe League of Gentlewomen WitchesParanormal Romance - Dangerous Damsels #2
Hood, JoshuaRobert Ludlum's the Treadstone TransgressionThriller - Treadstone #3
Hubbard, LadeeThe Last Suspicious HoldoutShort Stories
Hubscher, LibbyIf You Ask MeWhen an advice columnist's picture-perfect life implodes, she opts to go rogue.
Huchu, T. L.Our Lady of Mysterious AilmentsUrban Fantasy - Edinburgh Nights #2
Hyde, AllegraEleutheriaAfter meeting a renowned Harvard professor who betrays her, a naïve, young idealist finds a guide to fighting climate change and is inspired to move to Eleutheria in the Bahamas to join the author and his ecowarriors.
IndiaRich Wives AssociationThe life of a celebrity wife is supposed to be all glitz and glamour. However, when the lights dim and the paparazzi fade, living life in the fab lane comes with a price.
Johnson, Chantal V.Post-TraumaticA dedicated lawyer who advocates for mentally ill patients makes a bold move during a family reunion that leaves her alone in new and terrifying ways, causing her to unravel.
Jones, SolomonC.R.E.A.M. about the StreetsUrban Fiction - C.R.E.A.M. #1
Jones, SolomonPayback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.Urban Fiction - C.R.E.A.M. #2
K'wanPromise BrokenAfter losing her mother and the abandonment of her father, Promise has two goals: graduate from high school and be loved. Her pursuit of these goals will lead to life-altering events.
Kava, AlexFallen CreedMystery - Ryder Creed K9 #7
Kazbek, KatyaLittle Foxes Took Up MatchesA powerful story of sexual awakening and acceptance voiced by a protagonist coming of age in post-Soviet Russia.
Keneally, ThomasThe Dickens Boy The son of England's most famous author, Edward Dickens, is sent to Australia to make something of himself - or at least fall out of the public eye - where he works hard to prove to his parents and himself that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness.
Kenyon, SherrilynEve of DestructionParanormal Romance - League: Eve of Destruction #1
Keyes, MarianAgain, RachelFiction
Kravetz, Lee DanielThe Last Confessions of Sylvia P. Bridging fact and fiction to imagine the life of a revered writer, this masterful literary novel follows a seasoned curator as she, vetting the 55-year-old handwritten journals of Sylvia Plath, discovers she is connected to Plath's legacy in an unexpected way.
Lansdale, Joe R.Born for Trouble : The Further Adventures of Hap and LeonardMystery
Lastufka, AlanFace the NightRookie police sketch artist Adriana just drew the wrong face. A face with no name, with no voice, but with one hell of a secret...
Lewis, Amy O.Half-Told TruthsMystery - Colorado Skies #2
Li, Grace D.Portrait of a ThiefOcean's Eleven meets The Farewell in this heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums.
Lin, HudsonGoing PublicRomance - Jade Harbour Capital #2
Loizou, PolisA Good YearHorror
Luna, LouisaHideoutMystery - Alice Vega #3
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Revenge TourMystery - Sunny Randall #10
Macmillan, GillyThe Long Weekend A group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape, only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home.
Margolin, PhillipThe Darkest PlaceMystery - Robin Lockwood #5
Marie, TinaMy Heart Beats for YouSometimes, even true love isn't enough to prevent bad choices.
May, FrancescaWild and Wicked ThingsIn the aftermath of World War I, a naive woman is swept into a glittering world filled with dark magic, romance, and murder.
Maz, WilliamThe Bucharest DossierThriller
McCoy, TajSavvy Sheldon Feels Good As HellWhile renovating her house and her life, Savvy Sheldon finds things going not as planned and soon realizes that she should have started her renovation the other way around, beginning with how she sees and loves herself before she can love someone else.
Medel, ElenaThe WondersDuring the Women's March in 2018 Madrid, Alicia, unaware that the mother who left her years ago is in the crowd, searches for a man who, for a few hours, will make her forget her husband and the life he expects them to live.
Miller, CarolThe Fool Dies LastThe Bailey sisters may be the only ones able to interpret the meaning behind a bizarre series of murders in the first entry in the Fortune Telling Mysteries series.
Miller, VanessaSomething GoodWhen three women find their lives inextricably linked after one terrible mistake, they must work together to make the most of their futures and the challenges before them.
Monroe, MaryEmpty VowsPopular, generous, forty-something widow Jessie Tucker decides to make herself indispensable to recently widowed Hubert Wiggins but is disappointed when he is not everything she dreamed he would be and instead turns her attentions to a much younger man.
Montgomery, JessThe EchoesHistorical Mystery - Kinship #4
Monáe, JanelleThe Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty ComputerIn a totalitarian world where thoughts - as a means of self-conception - are controlled or erased by a select few, and your life is dictated by those who feel they have the right to decide your fate, Jane 57821 remembers and breaks free.
Morrey, BethDelphine Jones Takes a ChanceFiction
Mueller, Sara A.The Bone OrchardA dying emperor charges his favorite concubine with solving his own murder, and preventing the culprit, which undoubtedly is one of his three terrible sons, from taking control of an empire.
Murphy, JenniferScarlet in Blue Follows Blue and her artist mother Scarlet as they finally settle down in a small Michigan beachfront town where Blue thrives as her mother prepares to escape the shadow of her traumatic past, no matter what the cost.
Neuvel, SylvainUntil the Last of MeScience Fiction - : Take Them to the Stars #2
Novak, BrendaSummer on the IslandRomance
Nović, SaraTrue BizTaking readers into a residential school for the deaf, this coming-of-age novel follows three people - a rebellious transfer student, the school's golden boy and the headmistress - as they each deal with personal and political crises and find their lives inextricable from one another - and changed forever.
O'Leary, BethThe No-ShowThree women who seemingly have nothing in common find that they're involved with the same man.
O'Nan, StewartOcean StateA story of working-class life in Rhode Island and the terrible things love makes us do, told through the alternating perspectives of four women at the heart of the murder of a high school student.
O'Shea, T.J.Beyond the BlueRomance
Osman, DiriyeThe Butterfly JungleShort Stories
Osunde, EloghosaVagabonds!In Nigeria, the lives of a group of vagabonds - the poor, the queer, the drivers and dancers, the abused, displaced and vulnerable - intertwine in bustling markets and underground clubs, churches and hotel rooms where they are seized and challenged by spirits who command the city's dark energy.
Oyebanji, AdamBraking DayAn engineer-in-training on a generation ship that escaped an inhospitable Earth sees a young woman floating out in space without a helmet and must decide whether to ignore it and secure his family's place among the elite or uncover the truth.
Painter, LynnMr. Wrong NumberA steamy message from a random wrong number turns into an anonymous relationship.
Pandian, GigiUnder Lock & Skeleton KeyTempest Raj, while visiting her dad's latest renovation project, discovers the body of her former stage double and wonders if she was the original target.
Patterson, James, and Maxine Paetro22 SecondsMystery
Patterson, James, and J.D. BarkerDeath of the Black WidowThriller
Pederson, David S.Murder on Monte VistaHistorical Mystery
Pellegrino, AmandaSmile and Look PrettyWhat happens when four assistants risk everything to say enough is enough?
Perry, AnneThree Debts PaidHistorical Mystery - Daniel Pitt #5
Powell, GarethStars and BonesWhen her sister disappears while responding to a mysterious alien distress call, Eryn insists on being part of the crew sent to look for her.
Power, RoryIn a Garden Burning GoldTwins Rhea and Lexos have spent an eternity working with their father to keep control over the seasons, tides, stars and people but might face each other on the battlefield as an independence movement grows, putting the siblings at odds.
Reedus, NormanThe RavagedFiction
Reich, ChristopherOnce a ThiefThriller - Simon Riske #4
Rigetti, SusanCover StoryAn ambitious young woman gets trapped in a charismatic con artist's scam.
Riley, VanessaA Duke, the Spy, an Artist, and a LieHistorical Romance - Rogues and Remarkable Women #3
Roanhorse, RebeccaFevered StarFantasy - Between Earth and Sky #2
Roe, LisaWelcome to the NeighborhoodGinny Miller's remarriage is a great opportunity to move with her quirky eleven year-old daughter to an upscale New Jersey suburb, but reality in the Real Housewives of NJ town isn't everything she hoped it would be.
Ronan, KelseyChevy in the Hole The love story of an interracial couple, recovering addict August "Gus" Molloy and urban farmer Monae Livingston, as told through two generations of their families living in and around Detroit.
Rosenfelt, DavidCitizen K-9Cozy Mystery - K Team #3
Runcie, James The Great Passion Told through the story of Bach's writing of the St. Matthew's Passion, this meditation on grief and music follows 13-year-old Stefan Silbermann who is taken under the tutelage of Bach and drawn into Bach's family life, escaping the cruelty of his classmates.
Scalzi, JohnThe Kaiju Preservation SocietyWhen an old acquaintance desperately needs her help, Jamie Gray is transported to an alternate dimension where she must save large creatures called Kaiju from others who have found their way to the world - and who threaten humankind back on Earth with their carelessness.
Scurati, AntonioM: Son of the CenturyAn epic historical novel that chronicles the birth and rise of fascism in Italy through the eyes of its founder, Benito Mussolini.
Searles, JohnHer Last Affair In this tense and atmospheric thriller of love found and lost again, three individuals find their lives intertwined as they reconnect with their past, to deadly effect.
Segura, AlexSecret identity In 1975, when the comic book industry is struggling, Carmen Valdes, an assistant at Triumph Comics, finds things taking a strange turn when she helps create a new female character - a project that leads to murder and plunges her into a dangerous world of secrets and resentments.
Shade, AnneHer Heart's DesireRomance
Sharma, NishaDating Dr. Dil Romance
Shelton, PaigeThe Burning PagesCozy Mystery - Scottish Bookshop #7
Shepherd, PengThe Cartographers When her estranged father is found dead with a seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, cartographer Nell Young soon discovers the map is extremely valuable - and that a mysterious collector will stop at nothing to destroy it and anyone who gets in the way.
Shocklee, MichelleCount the Nights by StarsChristian Historical
Sim, TaraThe City of DuskFantasy
Singh, SonyaSari, Not SariThe beautiful young CEO of Breakup, a highly successful company helping people manage their relationship breakups, Manny Dogra has an identity crisis and makes a deal with an irritating client who agrees to give her a crash course in being "Indian."
Sorell, GinaThe Wise WomenA popular advice columnist for 40 years, Wendy Wise decides to meddle in her own troubled daughters' lives even though they are holding on some resentments from childhood, while her daughters discover that Wendy has been hiding more than a few problems of her own.
Sosa, MiaThe Wedding CrasherCrashing the wedding of complete strangers who don't belong together, Solange agrees to be the former groom's pretend girlfriend to make up for her interference, and as they fake date for the benefit of his colleagues, they form an undeniable connection.
Spencer, KateIn a New York MinuteRomance
Spindler, EricaThe Detective's DaughterA woman risks everything to solve the cold case that destroyed her father-but will it destroy her as well?
Steel, DanielleBeautifulFiction
Sten, CamillaThe Resting PlaceEleanor inherits a house tucked away in the Swedish woods from her cruel grandmother and seeks the truth about her grandmother's murder.
Straight, Susan.MeccaFiction
Stringfellow, Tara M.MemphisTold over the course of 70 years, this debut novel traces three generations of a Southern Black family and one daughter, who, channeling her rage into art, discovers with the power of her paint brush, she can change her family's legacy.
Stuart, DouglasYoung MungoIn Glasgow, Mungo and James, who should be enemies due to their religious beliefs, fall in love, dreaming of finding somewhere they belong, while Mungo works hard to hide his true self from all those around him to protect them both from the danger their relationship brings.
Sutanto, Jesse Q.Four Aunties and a WeddingRomance - Aunties #2
Swanson, PeterNine Lives Mystery
Tawada, YōkoScattered All Over the EarthA mind-expanding, cheerfully dystopian new novel by a winner of the National Book Award.
Tector, AmyThe Honeybee EmeraldsAlice Ahmadi, a shy intern at a struggling Parisian magazine, finds herself drawn into decades-old secrets when she discovers a priceless necklace previously owned by some of history's most iconic and glamorous women.
Trigiani, AdrianaThe Good Left UndoneHistorical Fiction
Varela, AlejandroThe Town of Babylon Returning to his hometown to care for his ailing father, Andres, a gay Latinx professor, decides to attend his 20-year high school reunion where he encounters the long-lost characters of his youth and must confront these relationships to better understand his own life.
Wallace, David FosterSomething to Do with Paying AttentionFiction
Ward, Amanda EyreThe Lifeguards Three mothers who have raised their kids together find the perfect world they have so painstakingly created shattered by the unthinkable when a secret their three boys - all lifeguards - have been keeping is revealed.
Ward, J. R.Lover ArisenParanormal Romance - Black Dagger Brotherhood #20
Warner, SondiLead Me AstrayParanormal Romance
Waters, MarthaTo Marry and to MeddleHistorical Romance - Regency Vows #3
Wegert, TessaDead WindMystery - Shana Merchant #3
White, KarenThe Shop on Royal StreetMystery
Wilkes, AllyAll the White Spaces Something deadly and mysterious stalks the members of an isolated polar expedition.
Williams, SheilaThings Past Telling Recalling the last 100-plus years of her triumphant and tumultuous life, the narrator shares how her midwifery skills allowed her to sometimes transcend the racial and class barriers of her enslavement and how she never lost her sense of self.
Winning, JoshThe Shadow GlassA thrilling race against the clock to save the world from fantasy creatures from a cult 80s film.
Winstead, AshleyFool Me OnceRomance
Wong, KhanThe Circus InfiniteA circus takes down a crime boss on the galaxy's infamous pleasure moon.
Zarou, Paul AzizArab Boy DeliveredMichael Haddad, the teenage son of Palestinian immigrants, comes of age during the tumultuous sixties in his family's neighborhood grocery store in New York City.
Zhang, Jenny TinghuiFour Treasures of the SkyA Chinese girl struggles to find her place in the 1880s American West after being kidnapped and smuggled, working at a calligraphy school and a San Francisco brothel as anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country.
February 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abraham, DanielAge of AshFirst volume of a monumental epic fantasy trilogy that unfolds within the walls of a single great city, over the course of one tumultuous year, where every story matters, and the fate of the city is woven from them all.
Albert, AnnabethSink or SwimRomance - Shore Leave #2
Alexander, KiannaCarolina BuiltThe novelized life of real estate magnate Josephine N. Leary in a previously untold story of passion, perseverance, and building a legacy after emancipation in North Carolina.
Andrews, IlonaFated BladesTwo members of the genetically-enhanced ruling families of planet Rada, in a constant fight for power and dominance for eons, must put aside their ill will and work together secretly to prevent evil forces from using universe-altering technology.
Armas, ElenaThe Spanish Love DeceptionA romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date a colleague and bring him to her sister's wedding.
Armstrong, KelleyThe Deepest of SecretsMystery - Casey Duncan #7
Asher, AprilNot the Witch You WedParanormal Romance
Ashley, T.Capturing CelesteUrban Fiction
Ashton, EdwardMickey7The Martian meets Dark Matter in this science fiction thriller, in which Mickey7, an expendable, refuses to let his replacement clone Mickey8 take his place.
Au, JessicaCold Enough for SnowFiction
Bailey, TessaHook, Line, and SinkerRomance - Bellinger Sisters #2
Baldacci, DavidDream TownThriller - Aloysius Archer #3
Barr, LisaWoman on FireA gripping tale of a young, ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece.
Barron, StephanieJane and the Year Without a SummerHistorical Mystery - Jane Austen #14
Barry, QuanWhen I'm Gone, Look for Me in the EastIn a windswept Mongolia, estranged twin brothers make a journey of duty, conflict, and renewed understanding.
Beaton, M. C.Death of a Green-Eyed MonsterCozy Mystery - Hamish Macbeth #34
Belloc Lowndes, MarieThe Chianti FlaskClassic Mystery
Billingsley, ReShonda TateMiss Pearly's GirlsFour estranged sisters must return to rural Arkansas when their mother is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Bird, KristenThe Night She Went MissingEach mother is sure she knows who is responsible, but they all have their own secrets to keep and reputations to protect. And the lies they tell themselves and each other may just have the potential to be lethal in this riveting debut.
Birdsong, Destiny O.Nobody's MagicThree novellas about African American women grappling with their families' and communities' attitudes toward their albinism.
Black, JuneauCold ClayCozy Mystery - Shady Hollow #2
Blackburn, Lynn H.Malicious IntentChristian Suspense - Defend and Protect #2
Blake, OlivieThe Atlas SixChosen to compete for five spots within The Alexandrian Society, the protectors and benefactors of the world's greatest source of knowledge, six powerful young magicians must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to win one of the coveted spots.
Bowen, RhysWild Irish RoseHistorical Mystery - Molly Murphy #18
Box, C. J.Shadows ReelMystery - Joe Pickett #22
Brown, VanessaThe Darker Side of MeFiction
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Sugarcreek SurpriseInspirational - Creekside Discoveries #2
Candlish, LouiseThe HeightsThriller
Cannon, JulieMy Secret ValentineRomance
Carlson, MelodyLooking for LeroyChristian Romance
Chase-Riboud, BarbaraThe Great Mrs. EliasThe author of the award-winning Sally Hemings now brings to life Hannah Elias, one of the richest black women in America in the early 1900s.
Clark, AshleyWhere the Last Rose BloomsChristian Fiction
Clipston, AmyFoundation of LoveIn the first installment of a new series, an Amish widower with three grown sons discovers that another chance at love may be waiting for him.
Coben, HarlanThe MatchMystery - Wilde #2
Connealy, MaryThe Element of LoveChristian Historical
Coulter, CatherineThe Grayson Sherbrooke Otherworldly AdventuresHistorical Mystery - Books 1-5
Cramer, SofieText for YouFiction
Crimp, ImogenA Very Nice GirlAn ambitious young opera singer is caught between devotion to her craft and an all-consuming affair with an older man.
Dailey, JanetCalder GritRomance - Calder Brand #2
Dams, Jeanne M.Murder in the ParkIntroducing spirited female sleuth Elizabeth Fairchild in the first of the new Oak Park Village mystery series, set in 1920s Illinois.
Darnielle, JohnDevil HouseMystery
Deibel, JenniferLady of Galway ManorChristian Historical
Deveraux, JudeA Relative MurderMystery - Medlar #4
Dick, KayTheyA dark, dystopian portrait of artists struggling to resist violent suppression.
Dixon, Ariel DelgadoDon't Say We Didn't Warn YouTwo sisters unite to survive a traumatic upbringing--from absentee parents to a wilderness camp for troubled teens.
Domingo, AnniBreaking the Maafa ChainThe story of two sisters' struggle for true freedom in the mid-nineteenth century as their paths diverge in the middle passage--one to the court of Queen Victoria, the other to an American plantation.
Donnelly, Lara ElenaBase NotesA New York City perfumer accepts an intricate and dangerous commission from a super wealthy client and manipulates struggling artists into being his accomplices until plans start to unravel and a tenacious private investigator is on his heels.
Doyle, RoddyLife Without ChildrenShort Stories
Drakeford, ScottRise of the MagesEmrael Ire must embrace his abilities as a warrior and his place as last of the ancient Mage Kings to save his brother with the help of an undercover mage.
Dugoni, RobertThe Silent SistersThriller - Charles Jenkins #3
Eddings, MazeyA Brush with LoveWhile anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program, Harper doesn't have time to be more than "just friends" with an adorable first year dental student who threatens to undo her carefully ordered life.
Egan, JenniferThe Candy HouseA "sibling novel" to A Visit from the Goon Squad--an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity and meaning in a world where memories and identities are no longer private.
Engberg, KatrineThe HarborMystery - Korner and Werner #3
Evanovich, JanetThe Recovery AgentThe launch of a new series that blends wild adventure, hugely appealing characters, and pitch-perfect humor.
Everett, ElizabethA Perfect EquationHistorical Romance - Secret Scientists of London #2
Falade, David WrightBlack Cloud RisingSergeant Richard Etheridge, the son of a slave and her master, must prove that his troops in the African Brigade are skilled and trustworthy as they raid the areas occupied by the Confederate Partisan Rangers in the fall of 1863.
Fawcett, JenniferBeneath the StairsA woman returns to her hometown after her childhood friend attempts suicide at a local haunted house--the same place where a traumatic incident shattered their lives twenty years ago.
Fay, KimLove & SaffronThis witty and tender novel follows two women in 1960s America as they discover that food really does connect us all, and that friendship and laughter are the best medicine.
Feehan, ChristinePhantom GameParanormal Romance - GhostWalker #18
Felker-Martin, GretchenManhuntBeth and Fran spend their days traveling the ravaged New England coast, hunting feral men and harvesting their organs in a gruesome effort to ensure they'll never face the same fate.
Fellman, IsaacDead CollectionsA whirlwind romance between a vampire archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body.
Ferencik, EricaGirl in IceThriller
Finlay, AlexThe Night ShiftThriller
Fluke, JoanneCaramel Pecan Roll MurderCozy Mystery - Hannah Swenson #28
Fowler, Karen JoyBoothDescribes the multiple scandals, family triumphs and disasters that took their toll on the 10 children of celebrated Shakespearean actor Junius Booth as the North and the South reached a boiling point and the Civil War broke out.
Frost, CarolineShadows of Pecan HollowFourteen years after being abducted and forced into a life of crime, Kit must reckon with her past when her kidnapper shows up on her doorstep, drawing her back into his orbit.
Gould, LeslieThreads of HopeChristian Fiction
Gran, SaraThe Book of the Most Precious SubstanceA mysterious book that promises unlimited power and unrivaled sexual pleasure. A down-on-her-luck book dealer hoping for the sale of a lifetime. And a twist so shocking, no one will come out unscathed.
Gray, Shelley ShepardEdgewater RoadMystery - Rumors in Ross County #1
Greaney, MarkSierra SixThriller - Gray Man #11
Hamilton, HugoThe PagesHistorical Fiction
Hansen, JosephThe Man Everybody Was Afraid OfMystery - Dave Brandstetter #4
Hardt, HelenBlazeRomance - Steel Brothers Saga #21
Harrison, CoraSpring of HopeHistorical Mystery - Gaslight #4
Harrison, Suzette D.The Dust Bowl OrphansHistorical Fiction
Hart, RobThe Paradox HotelScience Fiction
Hendricks, GreerThe Golden CoupleA maverick therapist who lost her license due to controversial methods, Avery agrees to help golden couple Marissa and Mathew Bishop overcome Marisa's cheating, setting all three of them on a collision course.
Henwood Hoen, ToryThe ARCFiction
Herring Blake, AshleyDelilah Green Doesn't CarePressured into photographing her estranged step-sister's wedding, Delilah Green reluctantly returns home to Bright Falls where she finds herself falling for one of the stuck-up bridesmaids after the pair are forced together during party preparations.
Heti, SheilaPure ColourFiction
Hill, WhitneySecrets and TruthsParanormal Romance - Otherside Heat #1
Jackson, KosokoI'm So (Not) Over YouPretending to still be his ex's current boyfriend in front of his parents, Kian reluctantly winds up being Hudson's plus-one at a splashy Georgia wedding and the pair find themselves in need of hashing out their true feelings.
Jenkins, James D.The Valancourt Book of World Horror StoriesShort Stories
Jio, SarahWith Love from LondonWhen a woman inherits her estranged mother's bookstore in London's Primrose Hill, she finds herself thrust into the pages of a new story--hers.
Johansen, RoyKiller ViewMystery - Kendra Michaels #9
Jorge, LídiaThe Wind Whistling in the CranesFiction
Kanon, JosephThe Berlin ExchangeHistorical Thriller
Kate, LaurenBy Any Other NameRomance
Kauffman, RebeccaChorusEach of the seven Shaw siblings describe their own versions of the two events that altered their lives, first the untimely death of their mother and second a shocking teen pregnancy in a story of familial loss, recovery and hope.
Kelly, Simone#1544A suspenseful and mystical twist-filled thriller about a father and daughter with supernatural abilities.
Kistler, BonnieThe CageTwo professional women--colleagues at an international fashion conglomerate--enter an elevator together . . . but only one is alive when they reach the ground floor.
Kuhns, John D.They Call Me IshmaelHistorical Fiction
Larkwood, A. K.The Thousand EyesFantasy - The Serpent Gates #2
Lashay, TaveyahRequiem: OriginsUrban Fiction
Lashay, TaveyahRequiem: ExposedUrban Fiction
Ledwidge, MichaelBeach WeddingWhen Terry Rourke is invited to a small town in the Hamptons for his brother's wedding, he can't help but take another look at a decades-old murder trial there that rocked the very foundations of his family.
Lee, StanThe Devil's Quintet: The Armageddon CodeScience Fiction
Leon, DonnaGive Unto OthersMystery - Guido Brunetti #31
Liardet, FrancesThink of MeHistorical Fiction
Lloyd, ElleryThe ClubA smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs.
Lund, EmmeThe Boy With a Bird in his ChestFleeing to Washington to hide in plain sight with his family, Owen Tanner, who has a bird in his chest, feels joy and acceptance, despite living in a constant state of fear, in a community that embraces him for who he is.
Macallister, GreerScorpicaFive hundred years of peace between queendoms shatters when girls inexplicably stop being born.
MacNeal, ElizabethCircus of WondersHistorical Fiction
Mallery, SusanThe Summer Getaway Romance
Mandel, Emily St. JohnSea of TranquilityA novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets.
Manguso, SarahVery Cold PeopleGrowing up in the frozen, snow-padded town of Waitsfield, Massachusetts, Ruthie, dealing with shame handed down from her immigrant ancestors and her indomitable mother, and violence endured by her high school friends, wonders if she'll ever get out of this town alive.
Mayquist, KitTripping ArcadiaWorking for one of Boston's most elite families, Lena discovers they are responsible for the ruin of her own family and embarks on a poison-filled quest for revenge that leads her into a hedonistic world where she must decide how much she is willing to risk for payback.
McGuire, SeananSpelunking Through Hell: A Visitor's Guide to the UnderworldUrban Fantasy - InCryptid #11
McHugh, MandyChloe Cates is MissingThe disappearance of a young internet celebrity ignites a firestorm of speculation on social media, and to find her a detective will have to extinguish the blaze.
McKenzie, PepiStreet Life: RedemptionUrban Fiction
Mellors, CocoCleopatra and FrankensteinFiction
Meltzer, BradThe Lightning RodThriller - Zig and Nola #2
MiashaSecret Society: All We Have Is UsUrban Fiction - 15th Anniversary Edition
Michaels, FernFear Thy NeighborRomantic Suspense
Mihalik, JessieHunt the StarsTo earn enough money to keep her bounty hunting crew together, Octavia Zarola accepts a job from her sworn enemy, a ruthless former general who ignites her anger and desire, and uncovers a peace-threatening political plot.
Montgomery, BrielleThe Appraisal 2Urban Fiction
Moorcock, MichaelElric of MelniboneFantasy - Elric Saga #1
Morris, AmeliaWildcatFiction
Moss, SarahThe FellThriller
Moustadraf, MalikaBlood Feast: The Complete Short StoriesShort Stories
Murugan, PerumalPyreAfter meeting in a small southern Indian town where he works, Saroja and Kumaresan quickly marry before returning to Kumaresan's family village, where they hope to build a happy life together. But they are harboring a terrible secret: Saroja is from a different caste than Kumaresan, and if the villagers find out, they will both be in grave danger
Myers, AdeleThe Tobacco WivesHistorical Fiction
Nickson, ChrisThe Blood CovenantHistorical Mystery - Simon Westlow #4
Ojeda, MónicaJawboneFernanda and Annelise are so close they are practically sisters: a double image, inseparable. So how does Fernanda end up bound on the floor of a deserted cabin, held hostage by one of her teachers and estranged from Annelise?
Osho, AndiAsking for a friendThree best friends decide it's time to ditch the dating apps and play the love game by their own rules. They're going to ask people out in real life...but only for each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Pataki, AllisonThe Magnificent Lives of Marjorie PostHistorical Fiction
Pek, JaneThe VerifiersWhile working for Veracity, a referral-only online-dating detective agency, Claudia breaks protocol to investigate when a client disappears and uncovers a maelstrom of personal and corporate deceit.
Peterson, TracieAlong the Rio GrandeChristian Historical - Love on the Santa Fe #1
Phillips, C. N.The BronxUrban Fiction - Carl Weber's Five Families of New York #3
Pierlot, CielBluebirdA lesbian gunslinger fights spies in space.
Piñeiro, CaridadThe Family She Never MetA multigenerational story that explores the resilience of three Cuban American women and the price they've all paid for their family.
Pitoniak, AnnaOur American FriendA mysterious first lady. The intrepid journalist writing her biography. And the secret that could destroy them both.
Qiu, XiaolongThe Shadow of the EmpireThe legendary Judge Dee Renjie investigates a high-profile murder case in this mystery set in seventh-century China.
Quinn, KateThe Diamond EyeHistorical Fiction
Radley, AmandaReading HerRomance
Ravn, OlgaThe EmployeesScience Fiction
Raybourn, DeannaAn Impossible ImpostorHistorical Mystery - Veronica Speedwell #7
Reekles, BethLockdown on London LaneRomance
Reimonenq, AldenThe Upside-Down TreeHistorical Fiction
Rio, KingThe Cocaine PrincessAlexus Costilla was raised by her father, a ruthless Mexican drug cartel boss, and her mother, a strong-spirited black woman with an MBA from Harvard. So, it's no surprise that when Alexus forgoes academia for the dope game, she quickly becomes one of the best to ever do it.
Rivers, FrancineThe Lady's MineChristian Historical
Robuck, ErikaSisters of Night and FogA novel based on the extraordinary true stories of an American socialite and a British secret agent whose acts of courage collide in the darkest hours of World War II.
Ross, RebeccaA River EnchantedFantasy - Elements of Cadence #1
Sagara, MichelleSword and ShadowFantasy - Wolves of Elantra #2
Sanderson, BrandonDawnshardFantasy - Stormlight Archive #3.5
Sandford, JohnThe InvestigatorLetty Davenport, the brilliant and tenacious adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, takes the investigative reins in the newest thriller from Sandford.
Scott, KieranWish You Were GoneThriller
Scottoline, LisaWhat Happened to the BennettsThriller
Serle, RebeccaOne Italian SummerFiction
Silver, JosieOne Night on the IslandWhen a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it's fate of a different kind?
Smith, Jennifer E.The Unsinkable Greta JamesFiction
St James, SimoneThe Book of Cold CasesA true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings.
Staub, Wendy CorsiThe Other FamilyThriller
Sundin, SarahUntil Leaves Fall in ParisChristian Historical
Swan, RichardThe Justice of KingsSir Konrad Vonvalt, the most feared if the Emperor's Justice, and his protege, Helena Sedanka, investigate the murder of a provincial aristocrat and unearth a conspiracy that stretches to the very top of Imperial society.
Turnbull, BrynThe Last Grand DuchessThis sweeping novel takes readers behind palace walls to see the end of Imperial Russia through the eyes of Olga Nikolaevna Romanov, the first daughter of the last Tsar.
Tyler, AnneFrench BraidFiction
Vidich, PaulThe MatchmakerThriller
Walsh, RosieThe Love of My LifeWhen Emma suffers a serious illness, her husband, an obituary writer, unravels her dark past, and she must somehow prove to him that she really is the woman he married, but first, she must tell him about the other love of her life.
Ward, CatrionaSundialRob is forced to make one last trip out to Sundial, her parent's property in the wild Mojave desert where dark secrets are buried, when a frightening accident in her home reveals a disturbing discovery in her oldest daughter's bedroom.
Washington, Rodney H.Born in a MangerUrban Fiction
Wayne, StevenShe Was My Best ManUrban Fiction
Wesley, Valerie WilsonA Fatal GlowCozy Mystery - Odessa Jones #2
Wibberley, EmilyThe Roughest DraftRomance
Wiedlin, IeshiaThere You AreRomance
Winspear, JacquelineA Sunlit WeaponHistorical Mystery - Maisie Dobbs #17
Woods, StuartA Safe HouseMystery - Stone Barrington #61
Wrobel, StephanieThis Might HurtA dark, thrilling novel about two sisters--one trapped in the clutches of a cult, the other in a web of her own lies.
Youers, RioNo Second ChancesThriller
Zambra, AlejandroChilean poetA young Chilean man who inherited his love of poetry from his stepfather helps an American journalist both literally and figuratively lost in Santiago.
January 2022
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Albertson, Alana QuintanaRamón and JulietaJulieta is a gifted chef in an authentic but failing Mexican restaurant. Ram¢n is the heir apparent to his family's highly successful chain of Mexican restaurants. A chance meeting on Day of the Dead challenges Julieta to decide what community and familial loyalties truly mean.
Allen, JayneBlack Girls Must Be MagicFiction - Black Girls Must Die Exhausted #2
Allende, IsabelVioletaTells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.
Anderson, Kevin J.Gods and DragonsFantasy - Wake the Dragon #3
Ashley, KristenThe Girl in the MistRomantic Suspense - Misted Pines #1
Asim, JabariYonderThe Water Dancer meets The Prophets in this spare, gripping, and beautifully rendered novel exploring love and friendship among a group of enslaved Black strivers in the mid-19th century.
Assadi, Hannah LillithThe Stars are Not Yet BellsFifty years after Elle Ranier came to Lyra island with her husband to find the source of mysterious lights, she looks back on her life on the island and at a secret she herself has guarded for decades.
Avery, JoySomething So SweetIn Honey Hill, North Carolina, mayor Lunden Pierce finds her historical town threatened by the arrival of her childhood sweetheart who plans to sell the inn he?s inherited, along with the honeybees living in its yard, and will do anything in her power to change his mind.
Ballard, FalonLease on LoveBeach Read meets The Flatshare in this debut rom-com about a down-on-her-luck young woman who turns an innocent mix-up between a dating app and a roommate app into a new chance at love.
Barnes, S. A.Dead SilenceTitanic meets The Shining in this SF horror novel in which a woman and her crew board a decades-lost luxury cruiser and find the wreckage of a nightmare that hasn't yet ended.
Bass, ElizabethA Letter to Three WitchesRomance
Bell, DarceyAll I WantA young couple with a baby on the way moves to an old Victorian house in rural, upstate New York. Strange happenings contribute to their disintegrating marriage-and to their terrifying descent into the darker side of human nature.
Bellefleur, AlexandriaCount Your Lucky StarsRomance - Written in the Stars #3
Berenson, LaurienShow me the BunnyCozy Mystery - Melanie Travis #28
Black, DanielDon't Cry for MeOn his deathbed, a dying Black man writes a letter to his estranged, gay son and shares with him the truth that lives in his heart and tries to create a place where the pair can find peace.
Black, JuneauShady HollowThe first book in the Shady Hollow mystery series, in which we are introduced to the village of Shady Hollow, a place where woodland creatures live together in harmony--until a curmudgeonly toad turns up dead and the local reporter has to solve the case.
Blackburn, Lizzie DamilolaYinka, Where is Your Huzband?A 30-something, Oxford-educated, British Nigerian woman with a high-paying job and good friends must find a date for her cousin?s wedding with the help of a spreadsheet and her best friend.
Blake, SarahClean AirClimate Fiction
Bleiweiss, RickPignon Scorbion & the Barbershop DetectivesIn this mystery debut, a quirky detective and ensemble cast of characters is set against the backdrop of small-town England in the 1910s.
Braffet, KellyThe Broken TowerFantasy - Barrier Lands #2
Branum, ReneeDefenestrateFiction
Brazier, Eliza JaneGood Rich PeopleFor fans of Parasite and Ready or Not--a destitute woman pretends to be someone else and moves into the lower floor of a Los Angeles duplex, and inadvertently becomes a target in the twisted game of the wealthy family upstairs.
Buccola, AllisonCatch Her When She FallsThriller
Cassidy, LukeIron AnnieFiction
Castro, V.Mestiza BloodHorror Short Stories
Chamberlain, DianeThe Last House on the StreetFiction
Chang, Lan SamanthaThe Family ChaoWhen Big Leo, the owner of Fine Chao restaurant is found dead, his three sons are reunited and fall under suspicion, and must reckon with the legacy of their father?s outsized appetites and own future survival.
Chen, MikeLight Years from HomeWhen their brother who has been missing for fifteen years suddenly returns, changed, Evie and Kass Shao must cast aside their differences to hide him from the FBI and an entire alien army who are in fast pursuit.
Clarke, Cassandra RoseThe BeholdenFantasy
Cosimano, ElleFinlay Donovan Knocks 'em DeadMystery - Finlay Donovan #2
Coyle, CleoHoney RoastedCozy Mystery - Coffeehouse #19
Cumming, CharlesBox 88At the funeral of his best friend, a member of a top-secret transatlantic black ops team falls into a trap and is helpless while his pregnant wife is abducted and held as collateral for information he is sworn to protect.
Cutts, JennyThe Never Ending FallMystery - Falling Awake #3
Daley, SarahObsidianShade Nox is the only witch in a land of wizards ? a fiend, a rogue, a wanted criminal.
Dawson, Delilah S.The ViolenceWhen a mysterious illness sweeps the nation, resulting in sudden, explosive bouts of animalistic rage, Chelsea, who has been abused by her husband for years, uses the opportunity to liberate herself from him once and for all.
De Cadenet, GiaGetting His Game BackRomance
DeMeester, KristiSuch a Pretty SmileHorror
Dee, SandraNever, Now, or LaterThree attractive, modern, and educated African American girlfriends living in the inner-city of Detroit confront the tumultuous challenges of life as they find themselves heading down differing paths.
Delany, VickiA Three Book ProblemCozy Mystery - Sherlock Holmes Bookshop #7
Elizabeth, CarolynThe Raven and the BansheeA passionate tale of vengeance, forgiveness, second-chance love and redemption in a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas.
Elliott, KateServant MageA lowly fire mage finds herself entangled in an empire-spanning conspiracy on her way to discovering her true power.
Everhart, DonnaThe Saints of Swallow HillWhere the Crawdads Sing meets The Four Winds in a unique setting?the turpentine camps and pine forests of the American South during the Great Depression.
Faulkner, KatherineGreenwich ParkHelen innocently befriends Rachel at a prenatal class despite the woman?s unbecoming behavior and has no idea her new friend has ulterior motives and is on a vindictive mission to ruin the lives of her extended family.
Fellowes, JessicaThe Mitford VanishingHistorical Mystery - Mitford Murders #5
Foley, LucyThe Paris ApartmentA locked room mystery set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide.
Fox, HesterA Lullaby for WitchesGothic Fiction
Frederick, JenSeoulmatesRomance
Freeman, BrianThe UrsulinaMystery - Shelby Lake #2
Freeman, SaraTidesThe story of a lost woman who walks out of her life and washes up in a seaside town.
Fu, KimLesser Known Monsters of the 21st CenturyShort Stories
Gala, MarcialCall me CassandraA young boy in 1970s Cuba searches for his identity as he moves from childhood to adolescence firmly believing he was born in the wrong body and that he is the reincarnation of the Trojan princess Cassandra.
Gigl, RobynSurvivor's GuiltMystery - Erin McCabe #2
Golden, ChristopherRoad of BonesAn American producer eager to score a big hit travels to Siberia to shoot a reality series along the desolate Kolyma Highway and gets more thrills than he bargained for.
Gramont, Nina DeThe Christie AffairWhy would the world's most famous mystery writer disappear for eleven days? What makes a woman desperate enough to destroy another woman's marriage? How deeply can a person crave revenge?
Green, JocelynDrawn by the CurrentChristian Historical
Greene, CharlotteThe Wedding SetupRomance
Gudenkauf, HeatherThe Overnight GuestA woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm.
Guterson, DavidThe Final CaseFrom the author of Snow Falling on Cedars, a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life.
Hadley, TessaFree LoveHistorical Fiction
Haigh, JenniferMercy StreetAs anti-abortion protests intensify, a counselor at the Mercy Street clinic is in a constant state of fear and turns to an affable pot dealer through whom she meets a random assortment of customers, one of whom may unwittingly bring about the destruction of the clinic.
Hairston, AndreaRedwood and WildfireHistorical Fantasy
Hall, AlexisSomething FabulousA delightfully witty historical romance featuring a reserved duke who's betrothed to one twin and hopelessly enamoured of the other.
Hallett, JaniceThe AppealFor fans of Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell, this mystery follows a community rallying around a sick child--but when escalating lies lead to a dead body, everyone is a suspect.
Hamilton, KarenThe Ex-HusbandA woman fleeing her past as a con artist finds herself trapped aboard a cruise ship with someone who not only knows about that past, but will stop at nothing to get revenge.
Hansen, EssaAzura GhostScience Fiction - The Graven #2
Hansen, JosephDeath ClaimsMystery - Dave Brandstetter #2
Hansen, JosephFadeoutPublished fifty years ago, the first Dave Brandstetter novel shattered stereotypes and redefined the Private Eye novel as we know it.
Hansen, JosephTroublemakerMystery - Dave Brandstetter #3
Hardt, HelenFlameRomance - Steel Brothers Saga #20
Harris, KaiWhat the Fireflies KnewA coming-of-age novel told by almost-eleven-year-old Kenyatta Bernice (KB), as she and her sister try to make sense of their new life with their estranged grandfather in the wake of their father's death and their mother's disappearance.
Hawks, ArlemBeyond the Lavender FieldsIn Marseille, on the eve of the French Revolution, a royalist and a revolutionary clash and struggle to navigate their relationship in a society that forces people to choose sides.
Hedlund, JodyNever Leave MeChristian Romance
Henkel, CallaOther People's ClothesTwo American ex-pats obsessed with the Amanda Knox trial find themselves at the nexus of murder and celebrity in glittering late-aughts Berlin.
Higgins, Chencia C.D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a WeddingTo elevate her brand, a closeted social media influencer goes on a reality TV show where she must convince her family and friends she's getting married to the love of her life in six weeks.
Hoover, ColleenReminders of HimA troubled young mother yearns for a shot at redemption in this heartbreaking yet hopeful story.
Huf, TammyeA More Perfect UnionHistorical Fiction
Hunt, La Jill et. alFull Figured 16Urban Fiction
Hurwitz, GreggDark HorseThriller - Orphan X #7
Ide, JoeThe Goodbye CoastIn this colorful reinvention of a classic, Philip Marlowe finds himself tangled in two missing persons cases.
James, ChantalNone But the RighteousFiction
James, MarlonMoon Witch, Spider KingFantasy - Dark Star #2
Jance, J. A.Nothing to LoseMystery - J.P. Beaumont #25
Janowitz, BrendaThe Liz Taylor RingThree siblings. A priceless family ring. One legendary love story.
Jen, GishThank you, Mr. NixonShort Stories
Jonas, Julia MayVladimirA beloved English professor faces a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students--a situation that becomes more complicated when she develops an obsession of her own.
Jurczyk, EvaThe Department of Rare Books and Special CollectionsA librarian's quiet life is turned upside down when a priceless manuscript goes missing. Soon she has to ask: what holds more secrets in the library--the ancient books shelved in the stacks, or the people who preserve them?
Kelk, LindseyOn a Night Like ThisRomance
Kellerman, JonathanCity of the DeadMystery - Alex Delaware #37
Kelly, AnitaLove & Other DisastersThe first openly nonbinary contestant on America's favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this romantic comedy debut.
Kennedy, ElleGood Girl ComplexRomance
King, Stephen, and Richard ChizmarGwendy's Final TaskHorror - Gwendy's Button Box #3
Kukafka, DanyaNotes on an ExecutionA work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life.
Kuzniar, M. A.Midnight in EverwoodHistorical Fantasy
Lackey, MercedesThe Silver Bullets of Annie OakleyFantasy - Elemental Masters #16
Lake, Rae B.Dare to RideMarcus Heavy is the founder of the Heavy Sinners Motorcycle Club. They specialize in the drug game, prostitution, blackmail, and murder. You cross any member of the club, and that's the end of your life.
Layne, LaurenMade in ManhattanA reverse My Fair Lady tale about a pampered Manhattan socialite who must teach an unpolished drifter from the Louisiana Bayou how to fit in with New York City's upper crust.
Lutz, LisaThe AccompliceThriller
Maas, Sarah J.House of Sky and BreathFantasy - Crescent City #2
Maddox, JaimeParis RulesRomance
Manansala, Mia P.Homicide and Halo-HaloMystery - Tita Rosie's Kitchen #2
Mandanipour, ShahriarSeasons of PurgatoryShort Stories
Maren, MeshaPerpetual WestAs Alex and Elana try to make their home among the academics and young leftists in El Paso and Juárez, they are pulled from each other by an affair with a lucha libre fighter, their struggles to define themselves, and the loud cry of home.
Matthews, MimiThe Siren of SussexHistorical Romance
May, NikkiWahalaA debut novel following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group.
Meier, LeslieEaster Bonnet MurderCozy Mystery - Lucy Stone #28
Mitchard, JacquelynThe Good SonThe gripping, emotionally charged novel of a mother who must help her son after he is convicted of a devastating crime.
Montgomery, SelenaNever TellCriminal psychologist Dr. Erin Abbott wants nothing more than to live a quiet life. That means no danger, no intrigue-and absolutely no romance. But when Erin suspects a serial killer is roaming New Orleans, her investigation throws her straight into the arms of the only man who can help her.
Moore, ScottoBattle of the Linguist MagesIn modern day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the Governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire.
Morrison, ToniRecitatif: A StoryA beautiful, arresting story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner.
Morrow, Bethany C.Cherish FarrahThriller
Nagamatsu, SequoiaHow High We Go in the DarkFor fans of Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven, a debut that follows a cast of intricately linked characters over hundreds of years as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague.
Nakamura, FuminoriMy AnnihilationWhat transforms a person into a killer? Can it be something as small as a suggestion?
Newman, Jay HartleyUndermoneyAn electrifying debut thriller about a group of American operatives who secretly take over the world's largest dark money fund.
Nijkamp, MariekeKith & KinFantasy: Critical Role Vox Machina
O'Connell, J. P.Hotel PortofinoA historical drama about a British family who opens an upper-class hotel on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring Twenties.
Olde Heuvelt, ThomasEchoHorror
Onyebuchi, TochiGoliathIn this ambitious novel, dense with perspectives and social commentary, Onyebuchi dreams up disparate lives in a crumbling future America--with gentrifiers returning to Earth from space colonies and laborers trying to make a precarious living--while leaving room for moments of beauty and humor.
Osler, RobDevil's Chew ToyFor fans of Carl Hiaasen and Armistead Maupin, this light mystery follows an unlucky in love--and life--teacher who unwittingly ends up the prime suspect in a disappearance.
Otsuka, JulieThe SwimmersA novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool.
Parker, T. JeffersonA Thousand StepsThriller
Parks, AdeleWoman Last SeenThriller
Patterson, James, and Dolly PartonRun, Rose, RunA thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive.
Patterson, James, and Howard RoughanStealMystery - Instinct #3
Percy, BenjaminThe Unfamiliar GardenScience Fiction - The Comet Cycle #2
Peterson, TracieEver ConstantChristian Historical - Treasures of Nome #3
Petrie, NicholasThe RunawayMystery - Peter Ash #7
Preston, DouglasDiablo MesaMystery - Nora Kelly #3
Rice, Anne, and Christopher RiceThe Reign of OsirisHorror - Ramses the Damned #3
Robb, J. D.Abandoned in DeathMystery - In Death #54
Robert, KateeElectric IdolRomance - Dark Olympus #2
Robinson, ShaunaMust Love BooksA heartfelt debut following a young woman who discovers she'll have to ditch the dream job and write her own story to find her happy ending.
Rutkoski, MarieReal EasyThriller
Sanchez, DavidAll Day is a Long TimeFor fans of Denis Johnson and Ocean Vuong: A debut novel about coming of age on Florida's drug-riddled Gulf Coast and the enigmatic connection between memory and self.
Sanchez, RafaelBeen Had PaperUrban Fiction - Rise of the Fam #1
Schaffhausen, JoannaLast Seen AliveMystery - Ellery Hathaway #5
Shalvis, JillThe Family You MakeShalvis begins a new series--Sunrise Cove--set near beautiful Lake Tahoe, with a heartwarming story of found family and love.
Shiloh, ToniIn Search of a PrinceBrielle Adebayo's simple life as a teacher unravels when she discovers she is a princess in the African kingdom of Oloro Ilé and must immediately assume her royal position.
SlmnGods & Gangsters 3Urban Fiction - Illuminati #3
Slocumb, BrendanThe Violin ConspiracyA riveting page-turner about a Black classical musician's desperate quest to recover his lost violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.
Solomon, Rachel LynnWeather GirlA TV meteorologist and a sports reporter scheme to reunite their divorced bosses with unforecasted results.
Speakman, ShawnThe Tempered Steel of Antiquity GreyScience Fiction
Stabenow, DanaDisappearance of a ScribeHistorical Mystery - Eye of Isis #2
Steel, DanielleHigh StakesFiction
Sullivan, SophieHow to Love Your NeighborEnemies-to-lovers meets HGTV in this frothy, effervescent romantic comedy.
Tan, Sue LynnDaughter of the Moon GoddessA young woman's quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path--where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.
Taylor, BradEnd of DaysThriller - Pike Logan #16
Thomas, MorganManywhereShort Stories
Todd, CharlesA Game of FearHistorical Mystery - Inspector Ian Rutledge #24
Tokarczuk, OlgaThe Books of JacobFollows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe.
Tracy, P. J.Desolation CanyonMystery - Detective Margaret Nolan #2
Vample, J. B.Right as ReignRomance
Walters, RonDeep DiveScience Fiction
Wang, WeikeJoan is OkayA novel about a marvelously complicated woman who can't be anyone but herself.
Webb, HeatherThe Next Ship Home: A Novel of Ellis IslandHistorical Fiction
Weber, MarcusPhilly Girl 2Urban Fiction
Wilkerson, CharmaineBlack CakeIn this debut novel, two estranged siblings deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.
Willberg, T. A.Marion Lane and the Deadly Rose Historical Mystery - Marion Lane #2
Williams, BrittaniThe Streets Keep Pulling Me BackGo on a roller coaster ride with Tank, a man who battled a tortured past to become a "made man," determined to win no matter what he must do, or who he must hurt in the process.
Willingham, StacyA Flicker in the DarkTwenty years after Chloe Davis' father was convicted of killing half a dozen young women, someone seems to be celebrating the anniversary by extending the list.
Young, ErinThe FieldsSome things don't stay buried. It starts with a body--a young woman found dead in an Iowa cornfield, on one of the few family farms still managing to compete with the giants of Big Agriculture.
December 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Alers, Rochelle et. alRosie's Curl and Weave: Four NovellasRomance
Andreades, Daphne PalasiBrown GirlsFour friends, all young women of color, reconcile their immigrant backgrounds that require them to be obedient, dutiful daughters, with the freedoms of American culture while growing up in a vibrant community in Queens, New York.
Apostol, GinaBibliolepsyA literature fan in 1980s Philippines who tracks down authors and pursues romantic connections with them believes that her country can be saved by love, sex and books as civil unrest grows against the kleptocratic, brutal rule of Ferdinand Marcos.
Armstrong, KelleyHigh JinxUrban Fantasy - Cursed Luck#2
Atkins, AceRobert B. Parker's Bye Bye BabyMystery - Spenser #49
Bartels, ErinThe Girl who Could Breathe Under WaterChristian Fiction
Beharrie, ThereseAnd They Lived Happily Ever AfterSuccessful romance author Gaia Anders has a secret: anything she dreams at night is magically written into her bestselling novels.
Belle, KimberlyMy Darling HusbandThriller
Benedict, MarieHer Hidden GeniusThe story of Rosalind Franklin, who, despite an environment of harassment and bullying in the late 1940s and 1950s, worked in a stringent, scientific manner and became one of the first scientists to map the structure of DNA.
Benson, J. C.Am I My Brother's Keeper?Mystery
Bernal, RafaelHis Name Was DeathClimate Fiction
Blake, DenaLove by ProxyTess has a secret crush on her best friend, Sophie, so the last thing she wants is to help Sophie fall in love with someone else, but how can she stand in the way of her happiness?
Blumberg, ChandraDigging Up LoveRomance
Brennan, AllisonThe Sorority MurderThriller
Brightwell, EmilyMrs. Jeffries and the Midwinter MurdersHistorical Mystery - Mrs. Jeffries #40
Brightwell, EmilyMrs. Jeffries Demands JusticeHistorical Mystery - Mrs. Jeffries #39
Brown, AdesinaWhere the Rain Cannot ReachFantasy
Burke, AlafairFind MeA Manhattan defense lawyer searches for her missing best friend, a person who never recovered from amnesia after an accident, with the help of a homicide detective who thinks the disappearance might be related to a cold case.
Burrows, Grace et. alDuke the HallsHistorical Romance Anthology
Cantor, JillianBeautiful Little FoolsAfter the events of The Great Gatsby, West Egg police officers discover a diamond hair pin near the millionaire’s pool putting three women under suspicion for the murder of Jay Gatsby and mechanic George Wilson.
Chan, JessamineThe School for Good MothersAfter one moment of poor judgment involving her daughter Harriet, Frida Liu falls victim to a host of government officials who will determine if she is a candidate for a Big Brother-like institution that measures the success or failure of a mother’s devotion.
Christie, AgathaA Deadly Affair: Unexpected Love StoriesMystery Short Stories
Cleland, Jane K.Jane Austen's Lost LettersCozy Mystery - Josie Prescott Antiques #14
Coble, ColleenA Stranger's GameChristian Suspense
Cogman, GenevieveThe Untold StoryFantasy - Invisible Library #8
Collette, AbbyA Killer SundaeCozy Mystery - Ice Cream Parlor #3
Collins, Anna E.Love at First SpiteRomance
Collins, KimmyRide or Die: Khadijah & BundyCatch a glimpse into the life of Khadijah Caldwell, a young lady who is suffering from the recent loss of both her parents and trying to learn how to become a woman in a world full of pain.
Collins, MandaAn Heiress's Guide to Deception and DesireHistorical Romance - Ladies Most Scandalous #2
Cranor, JeffreyYou Feel it Just Below the RibsA fictional autobiography in an alternate 20th Century that chronicles one woman's unusual life, including the price she pays to survive and the cost her choices hold for the society she is trying to save.
Cruz, ElleHow to Survive a Modern-Day Fairy taleA quirky, people-pleasing bookworm who is internet-famous for decorating cookies falls for the CEO of a huge tech company hailed as the next Mark Zuckerberg and the pair try to navigate their personal and professional differences together.
Davis, FionaThe Magnolia PalaceWhen mod English model Veronica Weber, while at the Frick museum, chances upon a series of hidden messages, she is led on a hunt that could not only solve her financial woes but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family.
De León, AyaQueen of Urban ProphecyWhen she is chosen to headline her record label’s first-ever all-female national tour, Deza, a young female rap superstar, goes up against brutal industry misogyny and corporate big money to claim respect for herself—and for everyone and everything she believes in.
De'kariStraight Beast ModeUrban Fiction
Dolla, SmooveMoney GameUrban Fiction
Dolla, SmooveMoney Game 2Urban Fiction
Dovalpage, TeresaDeath Under the PerseidsMystery - Havana #4
Eason, LynetteLife FlightHelicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to stress, but an emergency landing in a raging storm with a critical patient on board would test the limits of the best of pilots. When news of a serial killer reaches her, it's clear the stress has just begun.
Ellis, JayceIf You Love SomethingAfter a successful restauranteur learns that his grandmother has terminal cancer and that she’s willing half of her state to his ex-husband, he contests the will and discovers embers that could potentially reignite and reunite them.
Eriksson, KjellThe Deathwatch BeetleMystery - Ann Lindell #9
Estleman, Loren D.Cutthroat DogsMystery - Amost Walker #29
Evison, JonathanSmall WorldIn this epic historical novel set in multiple time periods, present-day travelers on a train and their ancestors more than a century before are brought together by the history they share against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush and the development of the Continental Railroad.
Fletcher, JessicaDebonair in DeathCozy Mystery - Murder, She Wrote #54
Foster, LoriWatching Over YouRomantic Suspense - McKenzies of Ridge Trail #3
Fuller, KathleenMuch Ado About a LatteChristian Romance - Maple Falls #2
Gardner, LisaOne Step Too FarMystery - Frankie Elkin #2
Gaylin, AlisonThe CollectiveCamille Gardner is a grieving—and angry—mother who, five years after her daughter’s death, is still obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible.
George, ElizabethSomething to HideMystery - Inspector Lynley #21
Glass, SeressiaThe Love ConJoining the reality show competition Cosplay of No Way, gamer Kenya Davenport, required to have a significant other, and asks her best friend to roleplay as a couple in love, but when real feelings get involved, it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had.
Gonzalez, XochitlOlga Dies DreamingIn the wake of Hurricane Maria, Olga, the tony wedding planner for Manhattan’s power brokers, must confront the effects of long-held family secrets when she falls in love with Matteo, while other family members must weather their own storms.
Grant, MiraSquare3Horror
Greengrass, JessieThe High HouseClimate Fiction
Hall, SarahBurntcoatIsolated in her large studio while a virus spreads through England, a celebrated sculptor and her new lover discover themselves forever transformed by the fears and dangers of the outside world.
Harris, JoanneA Narrow DoorThriller - Malbry #4
Harrison, M. JohnThe Sunken Land Begins to Rise AgainScience Fiction
Hawkins, RachelReckless GirlsWhen they arrive at Meroe Island, a remote island paradise in the South Pacific despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism and murder, six people find their dream vacation turning into a nightmare when history starts repeating itself.
Hawley, NoahAnthemThriller
Henderson, AliceA Blizzard of Polar Bears of SuspenseMystery - Alex Carter #2
Hernandez, TreasureCarl Weber's Kingpins: SnitchUrban Fiction
Hill, GerriThe Great CharadeRomance
Ho, Jean ChenFiona and JaneA witty, warm, and irreverent book that traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship, sexuality, identity, and heartbreak over two decades.
Holmberg, Charlie N.Star MotherFantasy
Huff Tha GreatThe Life of a Savage: Welcome to the District of ColumbiaUrban Fiction
Hughes, LorenaThe Spanish DaughterAfter inheriting a cocoa plantation in Ecuador and her husband is murdered, Puri assumes his identity to search for the truth of her father's legacy and learn the identity of the enemy who stands in the way of her birthright.
Hunter, StephenTargetedThriller - Bob Lee Swagger #12
Imrie, CeliaOrphans of the StormAn epic novel set against the backdrop of the sinking of the Titanic.
Jaeger, MeredithThe Pilot's DaughterHistorical Mystery
JenesequaReal Love From A Real OneShe's a go-getter who walks to the beat of her own drum, ready to ride for her sisters whenever and wherever, and taken by a man who would rather she play housewife than CEO. He's an undisputed king in his city, a man that commands the attention of any room he walks into, and unconcerned with matters of the heart.
Jennings, ReginaCourting MisfortuneChristian Historical - Joplin Chronicles #1
Jennings, ReginaProposing MischiefChristial Historical - Joplin Chronicles #2
Kane, DarbyThe Replacement WifeThriller
Kelly, JuliaThe Last Dance of the DebutanteHistorical Fiction
Keyse-Walker, JohnPalms, Paradise, PoisonMystery - Teddy Creque #3
Koontz, Dean R.QuicksilverThriller
Krentz, Jayne AnnLightning in a MirrorRomantic Suspense - Fogg Lake #3
Lacey, RachelRead Between the LinesWhen she discovers that romance author Brie, the woman she's fallen in love with online, is responsible for terminating her bookstore's lease, Rosie Taft closes her heart to love until Brie writes her way to a happy ending.
Laflare, ReeseThe Cocaine Diaries: Gucci's StoryUrban Fiction
Lippman, LauraSeasonal WorkShort Stories
Malliet, G. M.Death in CornwallCozy Mystery - St. Just #4
Malpas, Jodi EllenThe EnigmaRomance
Martin, KimmeryDoctors and FriendsFiction
Maxwell, AlyssaA Deadly EndowmentHistorical Mystery - Lady and Lady's Maid #7
McGuire, SeananWhere the Drowned Girls GoFantasy - Wayward Children #7
Mohamed, NadifaThe Fortune MenBased on a true event, an intimate and harrowing novel about the last man in Cardiff to be sentenced to death is a Booker Prize finalist.
Monarch, CynfulHell Hath No Fury: Be Careful With MeUrban Fiction
Moreau, LisaThe Christmas ProposalStranded together in a Christmas village on a snowy mountain, Grace and Bridget face their past and question their dreams for the future.
Navarro Aquino, XavierVelorioHaunted by the death of her sister, Camila joins the supposed utopia of Memoria, a cult led by an idealistic, yet troubled man who turns increasingly violent, forcing her and other members gather together to find a way to reclaim their home.
Neill, ChloeA Swift and Savage TideFantasy - Captain Kit Brightling #2
Nicole, LatoyaComing to the HoodUrban Fiction
Palmer, AdaPerhaps the StarsScience Fiction - Terra Ignota #4
Patterson, JamesThe HorsewomanFiction
Prins, MarkThe LatinistWhen her ex-boyfriend sabotages her career, determined to prove he has her best interests at heart, Oxford-educated Tessa Templeton scrambles to undo the damage, and in the process, makes a discovery about an obscure second-century Latin poet that could launch her career, finally freeing her from his influence.
Prose, NitaThe MaidWhen she discovers the dead body of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black in his suite, hotel maid Molly Gray finds her orderly life upended as she becomes the prime suspect in the case and is caught in a web of deception that she has no idea how to unravel.
Quick, Thadine N.Diamond$ N' the RoughUrban Fiction Short Stories
Radley, AmandaHumbugRomance
Rambo, CatYou Sexy ThingTo keep the dream of their restaurant The Last Chance alive, Niko Larson, former Admiral in the grand army of the Hive Mind, and her crew must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king.
Robotham, MichaelWhen You are MineThriller
Rollins, JamesThe Starless Crown Four strangers—a gifted student, a broken soldier, a drunken prince and an imprisoned thief, hunted by enemies old and new, must learn to trust each other in order to survive an evolving world and uncover the ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.
Rosenfeldt, HansCry WolfA dead wolf. A drug deal gone wrong. A lethal female assassin. The first book in a new mystery series by the creator of the TV series The Bridge.
Sanghani, Radhika30 Things I Love About MyselfAfter her engagement is called off and her career veers off track, Nina Mistry embarks on a journey of self-love after finding an inspirational book while locked in a holding cell in her pajamas on her 30th birthday.
Soto, AdamThis Weightless WorldScience Fiction
Stapley, MarissaLuckyLucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She's ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity when things go sideways.
Starr, KhloeDamaged: The Diary of a Lost SoulIn this debut novel, two women, one out for vengeance and one out to outrun her past, collide for a gritty, raw, and unforgettable urban thriller.
Steel, DanielleInvisibleFiction
Sykes, DorianA New GenerationUrban Fiction - Good Life #3
Thomas, Sarah LoudinThe Finder of Forgotten ThingsChristian Historical
Thompson, TadeMaking WolfMystery
Truss, LynnePsycho by the SeaCozy Mystery - Constable Twitten #4
Umrigar, Thrity N.HonorThe story of two Indian women, one a victim of a brutal crime and the other an Americanized journalist returning to India to cover the story, and the courage they inspire in each other.
UntamedWhat Goes AroundUrban Fiction - Never Again, No More #4
UntamedGame OverUrban Fiction - Never Again, No More #5
Walters, MonicaWhat's It Gonna Be?Urban Fiction
Warren, Susan MaySunriseChristian Romance - Sky King Ranch #1
Washington, C. J.The IntangibleAfter a devastating loss, Amanda Jackson develops pseudocyesis, believing she’s still pregnant, and becomes involved with a neuroscientist who, as he spirals deeper in her illness, must confront the fraught intersection of science, death and human emotion.
Williams, JibrilLoyal to the SoilThree sisters must find a way to bring their incarcerated husbands home, against all odds.
Williams, TadBrothers of the WindFantasy - Last King of Osten Ard
Winawer, MelodieAnticipationHistorical Fiction
Yanagihara, HanyaTo ParadiseSpanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, an unforgettable cast of characters are united by their reckonings with the qualities that make us human—fear, love, shame, need and loneliness.
Yardley, CathyLove, Comment, SubscribeA fun, feisty romance about high school frenemies turned unlikely collaborators.
Yvonne, TamAn Unexpected Love For ChristmasRomance
Zahn, TimothyLesser EvilScience Fiction - Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy #3
Zgheib, YaraNo Land to Light OnA young Syrian couple awaiting the birth of their son, Hadi and Sama dream of their life together until Hadi’s father dies suddenly in Jordan, and Hadi, after attending the funeral, is detained for questioning and becomes trapped in a timeless, nightmarish limbo.
Zucca, SilviaAn Astrological Guide for Broken HeartsFrustrated at the path her life has taken, Alice decides to take control of her personal life using astrology as her guide in this quirky, steamy, and hilarious romantic comedy.
November 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, MichelleHidden Treasures: A Novel of First Love, Second Chances, and the Hidden Stories of the HeartRomance
Adjapon, BisiThe Teller of SecretsIn this debut novel, Esi, a feisty Nigerian-Ghanaian girl growing up amid political upheaval in postcolonial Ghana, begins to question the hypocrisy of the patriarchal society that surrounds her, and the restrictions and unrealistic expectations placed on women.
Almada, SelvaBrickmakersA piercing and passionate novel, set in rural Argentina, about violence and masculinity.
Anders, Charlie JaneEven Greater MistakesScience Fiction Short Stories
Andrews, BrianW. E. B. Griffin Rogue AssetThriller - Presidential Agent #9
Andrews, V. C.Out of the RainFiction - Umbrella #2
Arthur, A. C.The After PartyThree women form an unbreakable bond in a sexy, suspenseful, and adventurous novel about empowerment and sisterhood through thick and thin.
Baart, NicoleEverything We Didn't SayThriller
Balogh, MarySomeone PerfectHistorical Romance - Westcott #10
Bell, TedSea HawkeThriller - Alex Hawke #12
Blanchard, AliceThe Witching TreeMystery - Natalie Lockhart #3
Bourelle, Andrew48 Hours to KillThriller
Brackston, PaulaCity of Time and MagicHistorical Fantasy - Found Things #4
Bradley, DavidThe Chaneysville IncidentUpdated with a new foreword by the author in celebration of its 40th anniversary, the classic novel about a man’s obsessive quest to uncover the circumstances of his father’s death and his town’s murky history.
Brayden, MelissaMarry MeAllison Hale attempts to plan the wedding of the century to a man who could save her family's business, if only she wasn't falling for her wedding planner, Megan Kinkaid.
Breslin, KateAs Dawn BreaksChristian Historical
Burdette, LucyUnsafe HavenThriller
Cameron, StellaThe Playing FieldsHistorical Mystery - Alex Duggins #7
Carrick, M. A.The Liar's KnotFantasy - Rook & Rose #2
Caruso, MelissaThe Quicksilver CourtFantasy - Rooks and Ruin #2
Chow, Jennifer J.Mimi Lee Cracks the CodeMystery - Sassy Cat #3
Clayton, Meg WaiteThe Postmistress of ParisAs German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, an American heiress joins the resistance and becomes known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding and uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety.
Clipston, AmyAn Amish Quilting Bee: Three StoriesChristian Fiction
Cole, BrianaCouples WantedA page-turning look behind-the-scenes of love and marriage in this sexy, suspenseful story of two couples and an intimate adventure gone very wrong...
Collins, FloraNanny DearestThriller
Cornick, NicolaThe Last Daughter of YorkHistorical Fiction
Cornwell, BernardSharpe's Assassin: Richard Sharpe and the Occupation of Paris, 1815Historical Fiction - Sharpe #22
Corsi Staub, WendyProse and ConsMystery - Lily Dale #4
Cousens, SophieJust Haven't Met You YetRomance
Daas, FatimaThe Last OneFiction
Desai, SaraThe Singles TableRomance - Marriage Game #3
Diaz, EloisaRepentanceMystery
Diaz, MillieFeet of Clay: Gus C. Garcia, Tragic Hero of the Civil Rights MovementFiction
Duffy, KimberlyEvery Word UnsaidChristian Historical
dyer, kcAn Accidental OdysseyRomance - Exlibris Adventure #2
Eggers, DaveThe EveryScience Fiction - The Circle #2
Ernshaw, SheaA History of Wild PlacesAn expert at locating missing people is asked to find the vanished, well-known author of dark, macabre children's books and is led to Pastoral, a reclusive community found in the 1970s that many believed to only be a legend.
Fawver, KurtWe are Happy, We are DoomedHorror Short Stories
Fay, ShannonInnate MagicThis debut novel in the enchanting Marrowbone Spells series features Paul Gallagher, a lower-class magician who aspires to high society through spells, wits, and irresistible charm.
Faye, LyndsayObservations by Gaslight: Stories from the World of Sherlock HolmesShort Stories
Feehan, ChristineDark TarotParanormal Romance - Carpathian #35
Feldman, SuzanneSisters of the Great WarHistorical Fiction
Flanagan, TedEvery Hidden ThingThe shady, corrupt mayor of Worcester, John O'Toole, is bent on silencing a night shift paramedic, Thomas Archer, with bribes, beatings and personal attacks after he uncovers a secret that could upend his political aspirations.
Fowler, ChristopherBryant & May: London Bridge Is Falling DownMystery - Bryant & May #20
Gamboa, SantiagoThe Night Will Be LongThriller
Garcia Gonzalez, FranciscoWhen a Robot Decides to Die and Other StoriesScience Fiction Short Stories
Gilbert, VictoriaRenewed for MurderCozy Mystery - Blue Ridge Library #6
Gillam, ConstanceThe Hookup DilemmaAfter a chance encounter with Elliott, the heir to an architecture empire, Rashida finds a building for her new restaurant until two people from their past get wind of the situation and want a piece of the building—and of their new relationship.
Glover, NicoleThe UndertakersHistorical Fantasy - Murder & Magic #2
Goddard, ElizabethDeadly TargetInspirational - Rocky Mountain Courage #2
Gonzalez, ChristopherI'm Not Hungry But I Could EatShort Stories
Gonzalez, NitaLawless Intent : Murder in the BadlandsUrban Fiction
Gould, Howard MichaelPay or PlayMystery - Charlie Waldo #3
Graves, Tracey GarvisHeard It in a Love SongNewly divorced and lonely, Layla Hilding cautiously gets to know a newly-separated dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where she teaches music.
Griffiths, EllyThe Midnight HourHistorical Mystery - Brighton #6
Hackwith, A. J.The God of Lost WordsFantasy - Hell's Library #3
Hall, CodiNick and Noel's Christmas PlaylistRomance
Harding, LisaBright Burning ThingsHaunted by her failed career and lingering childhood trauma, a former stage performer turns to alcohol but is saved from the brink of the abyss by her son whose love redirects her towards rehabilitation and redemption.
Heath, VirginiaNever Fall for Your FiancéeThe first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.
Higashino, KeigoSilent ParadeMystery - Detective Galileo #4
Holland, LucySistersongIn the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, there is old magic to be found in the whisper of the wind, the roots of the trees, and the curl of the grass.
Hooper, KayCurse of SalemMystery - Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #20
Hossain, Saad Z.Cyber MageIn post-apocalyptic Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2089, after residents have discovered how to survive with biological nanotech, Cyber Mage, the teenager moonlighting as a hacker, crosses paths with mercenary Djibrel and together they seek out the fate of the Djinn, a magical super race of genies
Jackson, Patricia A.Forging a NightmareFBI agent Michael Childs is tasked with tracking down a serial killer with an obsession for victims born with twelve fingers and toes. But he discovers something much more startling about himself...
Jago, LucyA Net for Small FishesWolf Hall meets The Favourite in Lucy Jago's A Net For Small Fishes, a gripping dark novel based on the true scandal of two women determined to create their own fates in the Jacobean court.
Jansson, SusanneWinter WaterThriller
Jefferies, DinahDaughters of WarThree sisters living in an old stone cottage in the French countryside during World War II answer the call when the Allies come .knocking
Joella, EthanA Little HopeA deeply moving, life-affirming novel about residents in a small Connecticut town facing everyday fears and desires—a lost love, a stalled career, a diagnosis—that pulls at the heartstrings and provides hope, for readers of Olive Kitteridge.
Jordan, EvelynReturn to Sweetheart LakeWhen the man who left her behind returns home years later to make amends and win her back, single mother and bakery owner Romey Michaels finds the secrets and painful memories of her past come rushing back. 
Justice, RobertThey Can't Take Your NameThis gripping crime novel pits three characters in a race against time to thwart a gross miscarriage of justice—and a crooked detective who wreaks havoc with deadly consequences.
Kapelke-Dale, RachelThe BallerinasReturning to the Palais Garnier Opera House to choreograph the ballet that will kickstart her career—and finally make things right with her former friends, ballerina Delphine quickly discovers that things have changed—and some secrets can’t stay buried forever.
Keegan, ClaireSmall Things Like TheseIn a small Irish town in 1985, coal merchant and family man, Bill Furlong, while delivering an order to the local convent, makes a discovery that forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.
Kent, KathleenThe PledgeMystery - Detective Betty #3
Kestrel, JamesFive DecembersAs the Japanese fleet heads undetected towards Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Honolulu police detective Joe McGrady is assigned to a homicide case that will take him across the pacific and change his life forever.
Killjoy, MargaretA Country of GhostsScience Fiction - Black Dawn #2
Kim, JuheaBeasts of a Little LandAfter her desperate family sells her to a courtesan school, Jade befriends JungHo, an orphan boy begging on the streets of Seoul, and must decide to pursue her dreams or risk everything in the fight for independence.
King, LilyFive Tuesdays in WinterShort Stories
King, VanessaA Certain AppealA sparkling contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in the tantalizing world of New York City burlesque, perfect for fans of The Kiss Quotient and The Roommate.
Klassen, JulieShadows of Swanford AbbeyChristian Historical
Knox, JosephTrue Crime StoryThriller
Krupitsky, NaomiThe FamilyA captivating debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself.
Kuhn, CynthiaHow to Book a MurderPerfect for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Kate Carlisle, in this series debut, small-town bookseller and literary event planner Emma Starrs is out to close the book on a killer intent on crashing the party.
Lackey, MercedesBoundariesFantasy Short Stories
Lackey, MercedesReboots : Undead Can DanceUrban Fantasy
Le Tellier, HerveThe AnomalyA novel that blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.
Lee, FondaJade legacyFantasy - Green Bone Saga #3
Lipinska, BlankaThis DayRomance - 365 Days #2
Lowell, VerityMeet Me in MadridRomance
Lozada-Oliva, MelissaDreaming of You: A Novel in VerseA macabre novel in verse of loss, longing, and identity crises following a poet who resurrects pop star Selena from the dead.
Lush, TaraCold Brew CorpseCozy Mystery - Coffee Shop #2
MacLeod, AlisonTendernessFor readers of A Gentleman in Moscow and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, an ambitious, spellbinding historical novel about sensuality, censorship, and the novel that set off the sexual revolution.
Mcgill, JerryBed StuyFrom the author of Dear Marcus comes a breathtaking novel about a fated love affair that crosses the divides of race and class.
McKinlay, JennKiller ResearchMystery - Library Lover's #12
Mehl, NancyDead FallInspirational - Quantico Files #2
Mitchell, StephenThe First ChristmasHoliday
Montgomery, SelenaDeceptionBestselling author and political leader Stacey Abrams, writing under her pen name Selena Montgomery, delivers a gripping story of a woman forced to play the hand life dealt and the FBI agent who calls her bluff.
Montgomery, SelenaRecklessBestselling author and political leader Stacey Abrams, writing under her pen name Selena Montgomery, tells an unforgettable story of a high-powered Atlanta lawyer who is forced to confront her painful past and prove her innocence to the man she loves.
Moore, NiyahA Thug's Heartbeat: Rocko's Street JusticeUrban Fiction
Morrissey, HannahHello, TranscriberA captivating mystery suspense debut featuring a female police transcriber who goes beyond the limits to solve a harrowing case.
Mukherjee, AbirThe Shadows of MenHistorical Mystery - Sam Wyndham #5
Natsukawa, SosukeThe Cat Who Saved BooksWhen a talking cat named Tiger demands that he help save books with him, high school student Rintaro Natsuki and Tiger embark on an amazing journey, liberating books from their neglectful owners and meeting a colorful cast of characters along the way.
Neswald, AmyI Know You Love Me, TooTold from multiple perspectives, the novel-in-stories follows half-sisters Ingrid and Kate as they investigate the mysteries left by their deceased father and the riddles posed by their own lives.
Noyes, E. J.Go AroundSometimes, as Federal Air Marshal Avery Weston discovers, a second chance with your ex-girlfriend flies right into your lap.
Oshetsky, ClaireChouetteAfter her owl-baby daughter is born small and broken-winged, a mother vows to raise the child to be her authentic self but discovers that her husband is on an obsessive and dangerous quest to find a “cure.”
Ousley, MarlinTrap or DieUrban Fiction
Park, Sang YoungLove in the Big CityA funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest selling recent debuts in Korea, the book tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul.
Patel, NeelTell Me How to BeWhile packing up the family home, widow Renu embarks on an emotional affair with the man she almost married while her son slips back into old habits, forcing both of them to choose between the lives they left behind and the ones they’ve since created.
Patterson, JamesThe Paris DetectiveThriller Short Stories
Pegau, CathyThe Demon EquilibriumWhen a demonic Horde threatens to unleash Hell on Earth, two women must summon every bit of their shared power to save the world.
Perry, SylvieThe Hawthorne SchoolThriller
Phyness, QueenPretty ThugzWho said girls couldn't run a drug empire?
Poyer, DavidArctic SeaThriller - Dan Lenson #21
Raman, R. V.A Dire IsleMystery - Harith Athreya #2
Ramisetti, KirthanaDava Shastri's Last DayAfter receiving a brain cancer diagnosis at 70, one of the world’s richest women tells her children that she wants to announce her death early so that she can read her obituaries, which ultimately reveal devastating secrets.
Randel, Weina DaiThe Last Rose of ShanghaiIn Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music...
Reinard, CaraInto the SoundDuring a superstorm, Holly Boswell receives a panicked call from her sister, Vivian. But when Holly arrives at a Long Island marina, there's only her sister's abandoned car.
Richardson, PerryKing of MemphisUrban Fiction
Ripper, KrisThe Life RevampRomance - Love Study #3
Rosenfield, KatNo One Will Miss HerA girl from a hardscrabble small town meets a gorgeous Instagram influencer from the big city, with a murderous twist that will shock even the most savvy reader.
Rozan, S. J.Family BusinessMystery - Lydia Chin/Bill Smith #14
Ruiz Zafon, CarlosThe City of MistShort Stories
Sagara, MichelleThe Queen of the DeadUrban Fantasy
Saunders, KateThe Mystery of the Sorrowful MaidenHistorical Mystery - Laetitia Rodd #3
Schober, CarmenAfter She FallsChristian Romance
Shafak, ElifThe Island of Missing TreesA novel about belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal.
Shaw, M. B.Murder at the CastleMystery - Iris Grey #2
Shelton, PaigeDark NightMystery - Alaska Wild #3
Shteyngart, GaryOur Country FriendsWhen a group of old friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic, they end up spending six months in isolation during which old betrayals emerge, forcing each character to reevaluate whom they love and what matters most.
Simpson, RosemaryThe Dead Cry JusticeHistorical Mystery - Gilded Age #6
Smith, Alexander McCallThe Joy and Light Bus CompanyMystery - No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #22
Spotswood, StephenMurder Under Her SkinHistorical Mystery - Pentecost and Parker #2
St Clair, ScarlettKing of Battle and BloodIn order to end a years-long war between vampires and mortals, Isolde must wed vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev. But surviving the vampire court doesn't prove to be nearly as difficult as resisting the intense attraction between her and Adrian.
Stephenson, NealTermination ShockIn a near-future world plagued by superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, heat waves, and deadly pandemics, one man has a big idea for reversing global warming despite the possible consequences for the planet and all of humanity. 
Stewart, AndreaThe Bone Shard EmperorFantasy - Drowning Empire #2
Strohmeyer, SarahDo I Know You?A woman who can identify strangers by the slightest facial details believes she has found the person responsible for her sister’s disappearance and presumed death, and attempts to disrupt her upcoming celebrity wedding to publicly expose her.
Suarez, KarlaHavana Year ZeroSex, lies, and scientific history collide in 1993 Havana.
Swinson, KikiPlaying With FireTo make her dreams of becoming a great lawyer come true, Yoshi, brilliant, calculating and reckless, infiltrates the privileged circle of the school’s wealthiest students until she gets too close to a secret she isn’t willing to keep, which could cost her more than her life.
Tchaikovsky, AdrianElder RaceA junior anthropologist on a distant planet must help the locals he has sworn to study to save a planet from an unbeatable foe.
Thomas, SherryMiss Moriarty, I Presume?Mystery - Lady Sherlock #6
Thompson, LaraOne Night, New YorkSet over the course of a single evening, this literary thriller is at once a detective story, a romance, and a coming-of-age tale.
Thompson, VictoriaCity of ShadowsHistorical Mystery - Counterfeit Lady #5
Ullrich, M.Holiday Wishes & Mistletoe KissesRomance
VanDiver, Abby L.Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of ColorMystery Short Stories
Vargas Llosa, MarioHarsh TimesDescribes the international conspiracies and conflicting interests during the Cold War that led the CIA to assist in perpetrating a coup in Guatemala in 1954, in a new novel from the award-winning author.
Vitale, IdaByobuFiction
Weiss, ElizabethThe Sisters SweetHistorical Fiction
White, Gordon B.RookfieldHorror
Wideman, John EdgarLook for Me and I'll Be GoneShort Stories
Winman, SarahStill LifeIn 1944 Tuscany, as Allied troops advance, a young English soldier has a chance encounter with a middle-aged art historian with whom he finds a kindred spirit and who sets him off on a course of events that will shape his life for the next four decades.
Witkowski, MichalEleven-InchWhat does it take to succeed as a queer teenage Eastern European sex worker in the 1990s? Eleven inches and a ruthless attitude.
Woods, StuartCriminal MischiefMystery - Stone Barrington #60
Wu, Kyle LuciaWin Me SomethingA perceptive and powerful debut of identity and belonging—of a young woman determined to be seen.
Yun, JungO BeautifulA forty-something former model trying to reinvent herself, Elinor Hanson is offered a chance to write for a prestigious magazine that forces her to come to terms with the ghosts of her past and the tortured realities of a deeply divided America.
Zachary, HughGwen, in GreenHorror
Ziada, HammourThe DrowningFiction
October 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abbs, AnnabelMiss Eliza's English KitchenHistorical Fiction
Aguirre, AnnWitch PleaseA fully modern witch who keeps her heart protected, Danica Waterhouse meets her match in Titus Winnaker, who’s been cursed to be alone, and wonders if she can find love with an old-fashioned mundane who refuses to settle for anything less than forever.
Akpan, UwemNew York, My VillageFiction
Albert, AnnabethSailor ProofRomance
Andrews, DonnaThe Twelve Jays of ChristmasCozy Mystery - Meg Langslow #30
Angoe, YasminHer Name Is KnightFeatures an elite assassin heroine on a mission to topple a human trafficking ring and avenge her family.
Anipare, Sifton TraceyYumeFantasy
Atta, SefiThe Bad ImmigrantFiction
Bailey-Smith, YvonneThe Day I Fell Off My IslandComing-of-age debut novel by the mother of Zadie Smith about a young Jamaican girl faced with the trauma of immigration, estrangement from her family, and the emotional upheaval of moving to London in the 1960s.
Bajaber, Khadija AbdallaThe House of RustAfter surviving a fantastical sea voyage to rescue her father, Aisha finds things at home growing only stranger as she, pushed towards a match with a sweet local boy, must fight for her independence by vanquishing the imprisoned snake-demon ruler of Mombasa.
Baker, A. DeborahAlong the Saltwise SeaFantasy - Up-and-Under #2
Baker, LaceyChristmas in Evergreen: Bells Are RingingHoliday Romance
Baldacci, DavidMercyMystery - Atlee Pine #4
Banville, JohnApril in SpainMystery - Quirke #8
Bates, LorisaBoxing Rings and CagesUrban Fiction - Adventures of a Diva Secret Agent #2
Beard, JanetThe Ballad of Laurel SpringsWhile searching for a subject for her fifth-grade history project, 10-year-old Grace discovers that her family’s tangled past is part of a dark legacy in which the lives of generations of women are affected by violence immortalized in folksongs.
Beaton, M. C.Down the HatchCozy Mystery - Agatha Raisin #32
Benford, GregoryShadows of EternityScience Fiction
Black, Laura GailMurder by the BookendCozy Mystery - Antique Bookshop #2
Bond, GwendaNot Your Average Hot GuyWhen a Satanic cult takes a prop spell book from her family’s escape room, claiming it’s the real deal, and summon the handsome son of the Devil himself, Callie finds herself drawn to this infuriating demon as all hell’s about to break loose.
Boyle, T. C.Talk to MeFiction
Boyle, WilliamShoot the Moonlight OutMystery
Bradford, Barbara TaylorA Man of HonorRomance - Emma Harte prequel
Brissett, Jennifer MarieDestroyer of LightInterlocking stories featuring a young woman with inhuman powers, genetically modified twin brothers and the abduction of a young girl converge across the three habitable areas of planet Eleusis after alien conquerors resettle the remains of humanity.
Brooks, TerryChild of LightIn this series debut, Auris Afton Grieg stages a desperate escape from the prison she's been in since age fifteen and meets up with an unusual stranger who claims to be a member of a magical race and insists that she is too.
Brown, Rita MaeClaws for AlarmCozy Mystery - Mrs. Murphy #30
Brown, TracySingle Black FemaleA taut, edgy, deftly spun novel about four friends grappling with the dramatic twists and turns of life, love and what it means to “make it” in America.
Butler, Robert OlenLate CityHistorical Fiction
Callahan, PattiOnce Upon a WardrobeWhen her younger brother, who doesn’t have long to live, asks her to find out where Narnia came from, brilliant Oxford scholar Megs Devonshire sets out to find the truth.
Cambridge, ColleenMurder at Mallowan HallThe housekeeper for archaeologist Max Mallowan, and his famous wife, Agatha Christie, former Army nurse Phyllida Bright is faced with murder and mayhem during a weekend party and assembles the household staff to find the killer among the Mallowan’s guests.
Cameron, MarcTom Clancy Chain of CommandThriller - Jack Ryan #21
Candon, Emma MiekoStar Wars Visions: RoninScience Fiction
Card, Orson ScottThe Last ShadowScience Fiction - Ender Wiggin Saga
Carson, ScottWhere They WaitOut-of-work war correspondent Nick Bishop takes a job writing a profile for a new mindfulness app called Clarity, which becomes more disturbing by the minute, especially when he discovers that no one with Clarity has any interest in his article—only in him.
Chambers, ClareSmall PleasuresFiction
Chancy, Myriam J. A.What Storm, What ThunderIn this unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit, the author artfully weaves together the lives of people left to deal with the aftermath of an earthquake that has shaken the capital of Haiti.
Chandler, LatoyaInsatiable Love 2: When Broken Hearts CollideUrban Fiction
Chokshi, RoshaniOnce More Upon a TimeEmbark on a perilous journey with Imelda and Ambrose as they brave magical landscapes and enchanted creatures on their quest to reclaim their heart's desire...But first they must remember what that is...
Coates, DarcyThe Haunting of Leigh HarkerHorror
Connolly, JohnThe Nameless OnesMystery - Charlie Parker #19
Corey, James S. A.Leviathan FallsScience Fiction - Expanse #9
Cornwell, PatriciaAutopsyMystery - Scarpetta #25
Cussler, DirkClive Cussler's the Devil's SeaThriller - Dirk Pitt #26
Cutts, JennyThe Long Lost SunsetCozy Mystery - Falling Awake #2
Dade, OliviaAll the FeelsAfter his involvement in a bar fight, a fading TV star winds up under the care of a former ER therapist who finds herself falling hard for him.
Dalcher, ChristinaFemlandiaAfter her husband leaves and the country sinks into total economic collapse, Miranda Reynolds and her daughter begrudgingly seek safety within the confines of Femlandia, a women-only colony founded by her mother decades ago, only to discover a horrifying secret.
DeLuca, JenWell MatchedRomance - Well Met #3
Deaver, JefferyThe Midnight LockMystery - Lincoln Rhyme #15
Deón, NatashiaThe PerishingDuring Prohibition, Lou, the first Black female journalist at the Los Angeles Times—and possibly immortal, must recover the memory of her past and make sense of the jumble of lifetimes calling to her, just as new forces rise to threaten the existence of those around her.
Due, TananariveThe BetweenHorror
Eisler, BarryThe Chaos KindThriller - John Rain #11
Elizabeth Hopkins, PaulineOf One Blood: Or, the Hidden SelfWhen Reuel Briggs, a medical student at Harvard, witnesses the performance of the beautiful singer Dianthe Lusk at a concert, he's infatuated by her talent and beauty. That next morning, Reuel is called to treat the victims of a train accident. Among them is Dianthe, seemingly dead, but he revives her using a form of mesmerism. First published 1902.
Ellicott, JessicaMurder in an English GladeHistorical Mystery - Beryl and Edwina #5
Ellis, LindsayTruth of the DivineScience Fiction - Noumena #2
Evans, Richard PaulThe Christmas PromiseChristian Fiction
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsA Season on the WindInspirational
Follett, KenNeverThriller
French, NicciThe UnheardMystery
Frost, JacquelineSlashing Through the SnowCozy Mystery - Christmas Tree Farm #3
Gabaldon, DianaGo Tell the Bees That I Am GoneHistorical Fantasy - Outlander #9
Galloway, GregoryJust ThievesMystery
Goldberg, LeeGated PreyMystery - Even Ronin #3
Granados, MarloweHappy HourFiction
Grant, Kimi CunninghamThese Silent WoodsA father and daughter living in isolation in the remote Appalachian mountains must reckon with the ghosts of their past.
Gray, Shelley ShepardA Christmas CourtshipInspirational - Berlin Bookmobile #3
Hadfield, ChrisThe Apollo MurdersIn 1973, the crew of NASA’s Apollo 18 collide with Russian astronauts on the lunar surface far beyond the reach of law or rescue.
Hall, TamronAs the Wicked WatchAfter moving from Texas to Chicago, a crime reporter becomes frustrated with the lack of coverage of a series of murders of black women.
Hancock, Anne MetteThe Corpse FlowerDanish journalist Heloise Kaldan is drawn into a nightmare when she begins receiving letter from a woman police believe is a killer, forcing her to revisit the darkest parts of her own past to confront someone she swore she’d never see again.
Hannon, IreneLabyrinth of LiesInspirational - Triple Threat #2
Harper, LanaPayback's a WitchReturning home to the magical town of Thistle Grove after a self-imposed exile, witch Emmy Harlow runs into badass Talia Avramov, who just broke up with Emmy’s crush Gareth and wants revenge, and Emmy finds herself drawn to Talia instead of Gareth when she agrees to help.
Harrison, RachelCackleAfter being dumped and needing a new start, Annie accepts a job teaching in a picturesque town in Upstate New York, where she befriends the enchanting Sophie, who seems to frighten the townsfolk and just might be a witch.
Hausmann, RomySleeplessWhen the wife of her boss kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja, an ex-convict, cannot seem to refuse, and finds herself a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is the perfect victim and the perfect murderer.
Heller, L. AlisonThe Neighbor's SecretMystery
Hickman, TriceBlindsidedThree friends who share everything, including a birthday face the biggest challenges of their lives when they confront heartache and hard truths in their romantic entanglements in the follow-up to The Other Side.
Hite, AnnAngelina's ResolveChristian Historical
Holloway, WarrenFinding Her LoveUrban Fiction
Horowitz, AnthonyA Line to KillMystery - Hawthorne and Horowitz #3
Huang-Iris, JoyThe Balance TipsFiction
Hunt, La JillPerfectly Fine ChristmasHoliday
Hunter, DeniseRiverbend GapMoving to a small North Carolina town to be near her new boyfriend, Katelyn Loveland, after a chance encounter, finds herself falling in love with local sheriff’s deputy Cooper Robinson—her boyfriend’s brother—and stands to lose everything.
Isaac, Brian ThomasAll the Quiet PlacesThe coming-of-age story of Eddie Toma, an Indigenous (Syilx) boy, told through the young narrator's wide-eyed observations of the world around him.
Iturbe, AntonioThe Prince of the SkiesHistorical Fiction
Jackson, BrendaOne Christmas WishHoliday
Jackson, K. M.How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 DaysA hilarious road-trip rom-com perfect for fans of Meet Cute and When Harry Met Sally.
Joel, AlexandraThe Royal CorrespondentIn the 1960s, an ambitious young Australian journalist must carve her own path among the scandal and intrigue of the Swinging Sixties in London where she encounters the last man she ever wanted to see who brings her dark past rushing back.
Johnson, Harold R.The Bjorkan SagasFantasy
Kawaguchi, ToshikazuTales from the CaféIn this sequel to Before the Coffee Gets Cold, four new customers get the chance to travel back in time to face up to their past in order to move on with their lives.
Kearsley, SusannaThe Vanished DaysHistorical Romance - Slains #3
Khaw, CassandraNothing But Blackened TeethA gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists.
Kim, Un-SuThe CabinetA harried office worker finds his job looking after cabinet 13, which houses files on “symptomers”—humans who strange abilities and experiences may mark the emergence of a new species—a huge headache, in this funny and fantastical novel.
Kingsbury, KarenForgiving ParisInspirational
Kingsbury, KateIn Hot Water: A Misty Bay Tea Room MysteryIn this cozy mystery series debut, the proprietress of a British-style tea shop must draw on her love for mystery novels to sleuth a murder.
Knox, MaggieThe Holiday SwapWhen they switch places, chef Charlie Goodwin, a cooking show judge, and Cass, a bakery owner, they discover that temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined especially when new romances are added into the mix.
Kuhn, SarahHollywood HeroineUrban Fantasy - Heroine Complex #5
Kwak, GeneGo Home, Ricky!A satirical novel about masculinity and tenderness, fatherhood and motherhood, set in the world of semi-professional wrestling.
Kwon, Yeo-SunLemonA woman haunted by her sister's unsolved murder transforms herself in order to cope with the pain of absence and unknowing.
Lalli, SonyaA Holly Jolly DiwaliHoliday Romance
Lamar, K.Soulless: Dead Bodies Don't BleedUrban Fiction
Lau, JackieDonut Fall in LoveBack in Toronto after a promotional tour for a bombing film, actor Ryan Kwok grieves the loss of his mother and bonds with a donut baker who agrees to teach him how to bake for an upcoming tv show.
Lescroart, JohnThe Missing PieceMystery - Dismas Hardy #19
Liu, KenThe Veiled ThroneFantasy - Dandelion Dynasty #3
Lloyd, Robert J.The Bloodless BoyWhen they are asked to investigate the discovery of a young boy drained of his blood, Robert Hooke, the Curator of Experiments at the just-formed Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge and his assistant, walk into a political hornet’s nest as they try to find the truth.
Lovesey, PeterDiamond and the EyeMystery - Peter Diamond #20
Maguire, GregoryThe Brides of MaracoorThe first in a three-book series spun off the iconic Wicked Years, featuring Elphaba's granddaughter, the green-skinned Rain.
Mahmoud, DomaCairo CirclesFiction
Malerman, JoshPearlHorror
Marske, FreyaA Marvellous LightRobin Blyth is accidentally named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society and is forced to contend with the beauty and danger operating beneath normal reality while uncovering what happened to his predecessor.
Martin, KatThe Last GoodnightRomantic Suspense - Blood Ties #1
McCloskey, DavidDamascus StationA CIA case officer falls into a forbidden relationship with a Syrian Palace official he is supposed to recruit and creates unspeakable danger when they go to Damascus to find a man responsible for the disappearance of an American spy.
Modesitt, L. E.IsolateA security specialist and isolate who is immune to the projections of empaths investigates when his employer falls under suspicion in the mysterious death of a respected political leader, resulting in a deadly struggle for control of the government.
Mondragon, SharonThe Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon LadyChristian Fiction
Montgomery, SelenaSecrets and LiesRomantic Suspense
Morabito, FabioHome Reading ServiceSentenced to a year of community service reading to the elderly after an unfortunate incident, Eduardo finds a life-changing poem by a famous Mexican poet and discovers meaning in a corrupt, unequal society.
Morelli, LauraThe Stolen LadyHistorical Fiction
Moreno, GusThis Thing Between UsA widower battles his grief, rage, and the mysterious evil inhabiting his home smart speaker.
Morgan, SarahThe Christmas EscapeHoliday Romance
Morris, Wanda M.All Her Little SecretsThe lone black female corporate attorney in midtown Manhattan discovers her white boss, and lover, dead with a gunshot wound to his head, and must deal with office suspicions and gossip when she is promoted as his successor.
Muffaz, A. M.FinchesA family's story about their ghosts in an abandoned house in a Malaysian village.
Nealon, LouiseSnowflakeFiction
Newland, CourttiaCosmogrammaA dark and incisive collection of speculative short stories set in an alternate future of interstellar space travel, robots, mythical creatures, and the uncanny.
Nwoka, OkezieGod of MercyAn Igbo village where people adhere to ancient traditions must reckon with both outside tensions from neighboring, colonized villages as well as internal changes when a war sparks between their old gods and a girl who can fly.
Okorafor, NnediNoorWhen everything goes wrong on a trip to the local market, AO, a woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations, must race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria with a Fulani herdsman named DNA in a world where everything is streamed.
Onuzo, ChibunduSankofaWhen Anna, wondering who she really is, discovers that the African father she never knew is still alive, she embarks on a journey to a small nation in West Africa where she searches for her family’s hidden roots.
Parry, AmbroseA Corruption of BloodHistorical Mystery - Raven and Fisher #3
Patterson, JamesFear No EvilThriller - Alex Cross #29
Paul, GillThe Collector's DaughterIn 1922, after Lady Evelyn Herbert and her father discover the burial place of Tutankhamun, a series of tragic events leaves her world a darker, sadder place, and 50 years later, she is forced to relive what really happened in the tomb when an Egyptian academic starts asking questions.
Perry, AnneA Christmas LegacyHistorical Mystery - Christmas #19
Perry, ThomasThe Left-Handed TwinMystery - Jane Whitefield #9
Picoult, JodiWish You Were HereFiction
Priest, CherieGrave ReservationsUrban Fantasy
Quinn, SpencerIt's a Wonderful WoofMystery - Chet and Bernie #12
Rader-Day, LoriDeath at GreenwayAfter a mistake at a London hospital leads to her dismissal as a nurse trainee, Bridey Kelly moves to Greenway House, the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie and investigates when a body washes ashore.
Radley, AmandaProtecting the LadyIf Eve Webb had known she’d be protecting royalty, she’d never have taken the job as bodyguard, but as the threat to Lady Katherine’s life draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save her, and may just lose her heart in the process.
Ray, Francis, and Donna HillYou Make It Feel Like ChristmasHoliday Romance
Reyes, RaquelMango, Mambo, and MurderMoving from New York to Coral Shores, Miami, food anthropologist Miriam gets a short-term job as a Caribbean cooking expert on a Spanish-language morning TV show, which sets the stage for murder—one that could be the recipe for her own death.
Roberts, NoraThe BecomingParanormal Romance - Dragon Heart Legacy #2
Rocklyn, Zin E.Flowers for the SeaIraxi, pregnant with a child that might not be fully human, fights for survival while being ostracized and despised for refusing a prince while trapped on an ark with survivors from a flooded kingdom.
Rose, DahliaMistletoe in JuneauA city girl spending Christmas in Alaska is drawn to the local sheriff.
Rosenfelt, DavidBest in SnowCozy Mystery - Andy Carpenter #24
Saab, GabriellaThe Last CheckmateHistorical Fiction
Sapkowski, AndrzejWarriors of GodFantasy - Hussite #2
Sawyer, Kim VogelFreedom's SongInspirational
Schulman, AlexThe SurvivorsA suspenseful, haunting novel about three brothers and their reckoning with the events of one disputed, disastrous summer.
Sebastian, CatPeter Cabot Gets LostHistorical Romance - Cabots #2
Sebastian, CatTommy Cabot Was HereHistorical Romance - Cabots #1
Sharma, AnnikaLove, Chai, and Other Four-Letter WordsDetermined not to fall in love with anyone who might disappoint her parents, Kiran Mathur finds her plans going awry when she meets her new neighbor, psychologist Nash Hawthorne.
Shipman, ViolaThe Secret of SnowFiction
Shopsin, TamaraLaserwriter IIClaire, a 19-year-old printer repair technician at a legendary 1990s New York City Mac repair shop, navigates her bohemian co-workers and an array of odd clientele.
Sindu, S. J.Blue-Skinned GodsBorn with blue skin, an Indian boy believed to be the 10th human incarnation of Vishnu, blesses pilgrims but ultimately questions his divinity.
Slayton, David R.Trailer Park TricksterUrban Fantasy - Adam Binder #2
Solomon, AsaliThe Days of AfreketeAs Liselle Belmont prepares for a dinner party, she questions her marriage and her choices, while across town, Selena finds her memories of Liselle shifting her path in life.
Sphinx, AzizaThe Burning QueenFantasy
Steel, DanielleFlying AngelsHistorical Romance
Stoker, SusanFinding KennaRomantic Suspense - SEAL Team Hawaii #3
Stone, EmilyAlways, in DecemberRomance
Storm, MelissaManic Monday, Inc.Romance - Sunday Potluck Club #3
Taite, CarsenTrial by FireWhen prosecutor Lennox Roy and public defender Wren Bishop become fierce adversaries in a headline-grabbing arson case, their attraction ignites a passion that leads them both to question their assumptions about the law, the truth, and each other.
Takeda, MichaelMothHorror
Thompson, TadeFar from the Light of HeavenA tense and thrilling locked room mystery set in the chilling emptiness of space.
Thornton, StephanieA Most Clever GirlA thrilling novel of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States.
Tieu, JulieThe Donut TrapStuck in a rut working at her parents’ donut shop, Jasmine Tran finds help in the form of an old college crush, but when their relationship doesn’t work out, she must scheme a solution to get herself out of the donut trap once and for all.
Vale, LillieThe Shaadi Set-UpRomance
Verble, MargaretWhen Two Feathers Fell from the SkyAfter disaster strikes during one of her shows, Two Feathers, a young Cherokee horse-diver on loan to Glendale Park Zoo from a Wild West show, must get to the bottom of a mystery that spans centuries with the help of an eclectic cast of characters.
Walker, RanA Burst of Gray: A Novel in 100-Word StoriesScience Fiction
Watkins, Claire VayeI Love You but I've Chosen DarknessLeaving for a speaking engagement, a writer and new mother leaves behind her domestic duties and descends into the depths of her past in the Mojave desert, meeting ghosts at every turn and pondering her way forward.
Wheelton, NancyVeterinary SurgeonRomantic Suspense
White, KarenThe Attic on Queen StreetMystery - Tradd Street #7
Williams, BeatrizThe Wicked WidowHistorical Romance - Wicked City #3
Williams, DeniseThe Fastest Way to FallRomance
Wise, A. C.The Ghost SequencesHorror Short Stories
Wiseman, BethA Season of ChangeInspirational - Amish Inn #3
Woolridge, AddieThe Bounce BackRomance
Yanique, TiphanieMonster in the MiddleFollows a Black American musician and a Catholic science teacher from the Caribbean whose newfound romance is influenced by family lore and love stories that preceded their own pairing.
September 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abercrombie, JoeThe Wisdom of CrowdsFantasy - Age of Madness #3
Aimes, PennyFor the Love of April FrenchRomance
Ákínmádé Åkerström, LoláIn Every Mirror She's BlackThree Black women are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential White man in Stockholm as they build their new lives in the most open society run by the most private people.
Alameddine, RabihWrong End of the TelescopeFiction
Albom, MitchThe Stranger in the LifeboatFiction
Alexander, EllieThe Cure for What Ales YouCozy Mystery - Sloan Krause #5
Allen, JayneBlack Girls Must Die ExhaustedFiction
Allen-Agostini, LisaThe Bread the Devil KneadA domestic noir of sex and survival set in Trinidad's capital.
Alsterdal, ToveWe Know You RememberA missing girl, a hidden body, a decades-long cover-up, and old sins cast in new light: the classic procedural meets Scandinavian atmosphere in this rich, character-driven mystery, awarded Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year.
Anderson, LilyThe Throwback ListFiction
Andrews, BrianDark InterceptThriller - Shepherds #1
Andrews, Mary KayThe Santa SuitHoliday
Anna JThe Double Cross 2: Shots FiredA trio of inseparable best friends, Selah, Vice and Skye, have their loyalty to each other tested after one of the three suddenly comes in to a large sum of money and another learns a very hard lesson.
Aoki, RykaLight from Uncommon StarsTo reclaim her damned soul, a gifted, but cursed violinist must take on seven students and try to entice each to trade their soul for fame while a starship captain races to stop the end of existence.
Appiah-Kubi, EdenThe Bennet WomenThree close friends living at Bennet house, the only all-women's dorm at Longbourn University, seek the possibilities of love while plotting their futures until their lives become entwined in an unexpected way, in a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.
Archer, JeffreyOver My Dead Body Historical Mystery - William Warwick #4
Austin, LynnThe Wish Book ChristmasInspirational
Balson, Ronald H.Defending Britta SteinHistorical - Liam Taggars and Catherine Lockhart #6
Benn, James R.Road of BonesHistorical Mystery - Billy Boyle World War II #16
Blackburn, VenitaHow to Wrestle a GirlShort Stories
Blacke, OliviaNo Memes of EscapeCozy Mystery - Brooklyn Murder #2
Block, LawrenceThe Night and the MusicMystery - Matthew Scudder #18
Bowen, RhysGod Rest Ye, Royal GentlemenHistorical Mystery - Royal Spyness #15
Brewer, NicSutureFiction
BromSlewfoot: A Tale of BewitcheryA recently widowed outcast, Abitha turns to Slewfoot, an ancient spirit who has awakened in a dark wood, for help, and together they ignite a battle between pagan and Puritan, leaving ashes and bloodshed in their wake.
Brown, Adrienne MareeGrieversA tale of what happens when we can no longer ignore what has been lost in this world.
Brown, NatashaAssemblyA woman confronts the most important question of her life.
Byrne, MonicaThe Actual StarThrough the epic saga of three reincarnated souls, this book takes readers on a journey over thousands of years and six continents where it demonstrates the entanglements of tradition and progress, sister and stranger, love and hate.
Cabot, MegNo WordsRomance - Little Bridge Island #3
Camilleri, AndreaRiccardinoMystery - Inspector Montalbano #28
Cash, WileyWhen Ghosts Come HomeWhen a plane crash lands at the nearby airfield on the coast of North Carolina, Sheriff Winston Barnes begins a murder investigation that will change the course of his life and the fate of the community he has sworn to protect.
Chakrabarti, JaiA Play for the End of the WorldA Warsaw Ghetto survivor in 1970s New York leaves a blossoming romance to travel to India and collect the ashes of his oldest friend who died there in a small Eastern village under mysterious circumstances.
Chenault, KaylaThese BonesHistorical Fiction
Child, LeeBetter Off DeadThriller: Jack Reacher #26
Childs, LauraTwisted Tea ChristmasCozy Mystery - Tea Shop #23
Chun, YeHaoShort Stories
Cisneros, SandraMartita, I Remember You/Martita, Te RecuerdoWhen she unearths a letter in a closet, Corina finds the memories of her days spent in Paris rushing back as she remembers her intense friendships with two women with whom she fell out of touch and out of mind.
Clark, Aaron PhilipUnder Color of LawThe murder of a police recruit pins a Black LAPD detective in a deadly web where race, corruption, violence, and cover-ups intersect.
Clipston, AmyThe Heart of Splendid LakeChristian Romance
Cochrun, AlisonThe Charm OffensiveSuccessful producer on the long-running reality dating show Ever After, Dev Deshpande falls for contestant Charlie Winshaw, who has better chemistry with him than any of his female co-stars.
Connelly, MichaelThe Dark HoursMystery - Renee Ballard #4
Crutcher, PaigeThe Orphan WitchA deeper magic, a stronger curse, and a family lost and found.
Dang, CatherineNice GirlsReturning home after being kicked out of college, Mary becomes obsessed with the disappearance of a rising social media star—and her former best friend—and, as hatred consumes her, discovers a link to another missing person opens up old wounds.
Daria, AlexisA Lot Like AdiósA seductive second-chance romance about a commitment-phobic Latina and her childhood best friend who has finally returned home.
De Beauvoir, SimoneInseparableA previously unpublished novel describes the intense friendship of Sylvie and Andrée, who meet at a Parisian day school and explore life together in post-World War I France.
Dervis, SuatIn the Shadow of the YaliFiction
Deveraux, JudeAn Impossible PromiseRomance - Providence Falls #2
Dewes, J. S.The Exiled FleetScience Fiction - Divide #2
Diamond, De'nesha/ Cole, BrianaJustifiedUrban Fiction
Dugoni, RobertThe World Played ChessAs his own son gets ready to leave for college, Vincent Bianco recalls his final summer before college in 1979, during which he received an education of a lifetime while working alongside two Vietnam vets as a laborer on a construction site.
Dunmore, EviePortrait of a ScotsmanHistorical Romance - League of Extraordinary Women #3
Eldridge, ToriThe Ninja BetrayedMystery - Lily Wong #3
Erdrich, LouiseThe SentenceA small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer.
ErosWhippedA naïve couple find themselves in the middle of a sexual revolution they never dreamed possible, but the aftermath leads toward a climax that threatens not only their marriage but the lives of their children as well.
Evanovich, JanetGame On: Tempting Twenty-EightMystery - Stephanie Plum #28
Evanson, Tawhida TanyaBook of WingsFiction
Ferris, JoshuaA Calling for Charlie BarnesWith help from his storyteller son, Charlie Barnes, a lifelong schemer and eternal romantic who would like out of his present circumstances, is granted a second act and, at last, through an act of selflessness and love, becomes the man his son always knew he could be.
Franzen, JonathanCrossroadsFiction
French, JonathanThe Free BastardsFantasy - Lot Lands #3
Fuller, KathleenMatched and MarriedInspirational - Amish Mail-Order Bride #2
Gereaux, TaraSaltusFiction
Grisham, JohnThe Judge's ListMystery - Lacy Stoltz #2
Hamilton, CaseyMenafter10Told in a series of interconnecting stories of strangers and friends using a popular hookup app, MENAFTER10 is a rich and raw depiction of how hard it is being Black, gay, and online.
Harrow, Alix E.A Spindle SplinteredA new version of a classic story, splicing the threads of the Sleeping Beauty stories.
Harry, KahilahSoulsFantasy
Hazelwood, AliThe Love HypothesisTo convince her best friend that she is on her way to a happily ever after, third-year Ph.D. candidate Olive Smith, who doesn’t believe in long-lasting romance, forms a fake relationship with Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant and soon finds their experiment putting her own heart under the microscope.
Herbert, BrianDune: The Lady of CaladanScience Fiction - Dune: Caladan #2
Hernandez, TreasureRaleigh-DurhamUrban Fiction - Carl Weber's Kingpins
Hoffman, AliceThe Book of MagicFiction - Practical Magic #4
Howzell Hall, RachelThese Toxic ThingsThriller
Hunting, HelenaWhen Sparks FlyRomance
Igharo, JaneThe Sweetest RemedyRomance
Itami, EmilyFault LinesA bored, frustrated Japanese housewife begins living two lives when she meets a successful restaurateur and rediscovers the freedom and the electric pulse of her beloved Tokyo and realizes that she has to make a choice.
Jakubowski, MaximDaggers DrawnMystery anthology
Jayatissa, AmandaMy Sweet GirlWhen the man who knows her darkest secret is murdered, Paloma is afraid that this is all somehow tangled up in the desperate actions she took to escape Sri Lanka so many years ago and wonders if her secret died with him—or if she is in greater danger.
Johnson, CraigDaughter of the Morning StarMystery - Walt Longmire #17
Johnson, Jocelyn NicoleMy MonticelloShort Stories
Jones, GaylPalmaresIn a world impacted by greed, conquest and colonial desire, Almeyda, a Black slave girl who, after a fugitive slave settlement called Palmares is destroyed, embarks on a life-altering journey across Brazil to find her husband, lost in battle.
Kasulke, CalvinSeveral People are TypingWhen his consciousness is uploaded into his company’s internal Slack channels, boosting his productivity, Gerald, who works for a PR firm, as his reality becomes more absurd, enlists the help of a co-worker to help him escape—and to find out what happened to his body.
Kelley, J. S.Gutter MageWhen his infant son is kidnapped by a mage guild in a kingdom where everything runs on magic, Lord Edmund seeks assistance from Rosalind Featherstone, known as the Gutter Mage, who is feared by even the most magically adept.
Khaw, CassandraThe All-Consuming WorldGetting back together for one last mission — saving a missing and much-changed comrade and solve the mystery of their last disastrous mission — a diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals must battle their own traumas to survive a universe sapient ageships who want them dead.
Kinsella, SophieThe Party CrasherFiction
Kirkpatrick, JaneThe Healing of Natalie CurtisChristian Historical
Klune, T. J.Under the Whispering DoorAfter he dies, a curious and powerful being gives Wallace one week to cross over to the land of the dead, and Wallace, who finally starts to learn about all the things he missed in life, sets about living a lifetime in seven days.
Knausgaard, Karl OveThe Morning StarA novel about what we don’t understand and our attempts to make sense of our world nonetheless.
Kristoff, JayEmpire of the VampireFantasy
Kuhn, M. J.Among ThievesForced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers and thieves, Ryia Cautella, the deadliest blade in Carrowwick, flees the Guildmaster who rules over the five kingdoms of Thamorr and fights for her freedom.
Lattari, KatieDark Things I AdoreForty years after a deadly incident resulted from the secrets and dark ambitions of a group of outcasts at an arts camp in Maine, an art professor is threatened by his star protégé who somehow found out what happened.
Le Carre, JohnSilverviewGiving up his high-powered career to run a bookshop in a small English seaside town, Julian Lawndsley finds his life upended by Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, who is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.
Lewis, AmyA Mountain of EvidenceA woman on the run from one complicated criminal situation is drawn into a murder case.
Lewis, Linden A.The Second RebelScience Fiction - First Sister #2
Lish, AtticusThe War for GloriaFiction
Lobe, MaxA Long Way from DoualaA coming-of-age tale follows two friends on a raucous journey across Cameroon as they grapple with grief, sexuality, and dreams of Europe.
Lucas, RobynPaper Doll LinaOne rip is all it takes to expose the devastating truth behind a seemingly perfect life.
Macomber, DebbieDear SantaRomance
Malfi, Ronald DamienCome With MeHorror
Mallery, SusanThe Christmas Wedding GuestRomance - Wishing Tree #1
Mandelo, LeeSummer SonsWhen his best friend dies of an apparent suicide, Andrew uncovers lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death.
Marcott, LindsayMrs. Rochester's GhostThriller
Marillier, JulietA Song of FlightFantasy - Warrior Bards #3
Martin, AlexaMom Jeans and Other MistakesWith her life a total disaster, Instagram star Jude, broke due to her latest bad decision, and her best friend, Lauren, a single mother, decide to move in together, and soon realize that their new townhouse can only hold so much baggage.
Mas, VictoriaThe Mad Women's BallUnder the cover of the Madwomen’s Ball—when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere Asylum in Paris—19-year-old Eugenie, who can see spirits, is determined to escape and seek those who will believe in her.
Mattson, James HanReprieveIn 1997, four contestants make it to the final cell of a full-contact haunted escape room in Lincoln, Nebraska, made famous for its monstrosities, booby-traps, and ghoulishly costumed actors. If the group can endure these horrors without shouting the safe word, "reprieve," they'll win a substantial cash prize--a startling feat accomplished only by one other group in the house's long history.
Mayor, ArcherMarked ManMystery - Joe Gunther #32
McCreary, MarcyThe Disappearance of Trudy SolomonMystery
McDermid, Val1979Journalist Allie Burns teams up with another aspiring investigative journalist, Danny Sullivan, for a series of stories in 1979 Glasgow about international tax fraud and a domestic terrorist group that create enemies and get one of them killed.
McGuire, SeananWhen Sorrows ComeUrban Fantasy - October Daye #15
Meltzer, JeanThe Matzah BallHiding her career as the best-selling author of Christmas romance novels from her family, chronically ill Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, a “nice Jewish girl,” needing inspiration for her Hanukkah romance, must attend a high-end Jewish music celebration but her summer camp arch enemy stands in her way.
Michaels, FernSanta CruiseRomance
Mina, DeniseRizzioA new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history-the bloody assassination of David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, in the queen's chambers in Holyrood Palace.
Monroe, MaryOnce in a LifetimeWhen she accidentally receives another woman’s passport during the holiday season, Judith Guthrie, whose brother is on the waiting list for a life-giving transplant, decides to deliver it in person and finds her small gesture resulting in a series of big choices and big miracles.
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaCertain Dark ThingsA pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore.
Moretti, KateThe SpiresThriller
Morris, HeatherThree SistersAfter surviving years of imprisonment in Auschwitz, three Slovakian sisters travel to Israel where the battle for freedom takes on new forms as they face the ghosts of their past and secrets they have kept from each other to find true peace and happiness.
Nesbø, JoThe Jealousy Man and Other StoriesMystery
Nix, SusannahMy Cone and OnlyRomance
Novak, BrendaKeep Me Warm at ChristmasRomance - Silver Springs #9
Novik, NaomiThe Last GraduateFantasy - Scholomance #2
Osman, RichardThe Man Who Died TwiceMystery - Thursday Murder Club #2
Ozeki, RuthThe Book of Form and EmptinessWhen he begins hearing voices one year after his father’s death, 13-year-old Benny Oh, seeking refuge in the library, meets a colorful cast of characters, including his very own Book, a talking thing, who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.
Papillon, BukiAn Ordinary WonderAn extraordinary literary debut about a Nigerian boy's secret intersex identity and his desire to live as a girl.
Parnell, SeanLeft for DeadThriller - Eric Steele #4
Patel, SajniFirst Love, Take TwoA doctor doing her residency, Preeti Patel, discovers too late that her new roommate is her ex-boyfriend, Daniel, who is still super-hot and an amazing cook but was driven away by her traditional and strict family.
Patterson, James2 Sisters Detective AgencyThriller
Pearce, CateTraitors of the Black CrownFantasy
Penny, Louise/Clinton, Hillary RodhamState of TerrorA passionate young foreign service officer, a dedicated journalist, and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state must team up to defeat an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs.
Perry, AnneA Darker RealityMystery - Elena Standish #3
Peterson, TracieWaiting on LoveInspirational - Ladies of the Lake #3
Pomare, J. P.The Last GuestsA wife finds herself racing for answers when the decision to rent out her family vacation home takes a deadly turn.
Powers, RichardBewildermentA widowed astrobiologist and single father to a troubled son contemplates an experimental neurofeedback treatment that trains the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain.
Pride, ChristineWe Are Not Like ThemThe lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one White, is severely tested when one woman’s husband, a police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager, while the other woman, a reporter, covers this career-making story.
Qiu, XiaolongInspector Chen and the Private Kitchen MurderMystery - Inspector Chen #12
Raybon, PatriciaAll That Is SecretHistorical Mystery
Rector, CatThe Goddess of Nothing At AllA dark fantasy LGBTQA+ Norse Myth Retelling from the eyes of Sigyn, Loki's wife.
Rocha, KitThe Devil You KnowRomanc e - Mercenary Librarians #2
Russell, CraigHydeThe chief detective of Edinburgh in Victorian Scotland is shocked and appalled when he finds himself at the scene of a grisly murder, with no idea how he got there in this reimagining of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Ryan, Hank PhillippiHer Perfect LifeLily Atwood, a beloved television reporter with fame, fortune, Emmy awards, and a young daughter is spooked when the anonymous source who feeds her tips begins suddenly giving her inside information about her own life.
Seeck, MaxThe Ice CovenMystery - Detective Jessica Niemi #2
Shade, AnneLove and Lotus BlossomsOn her path to self-acceptance and true passion, Janesse will risk everything—and possibly everyone—she loves.
Simone, SierraSaintRomance
Smith, Frederick/ Cruz, Chaz LamarBusy Ain't the Half of ItRomance
Smith, Ian K.Wolf PointMystery - Ashe Cayne #2
Smith, WilburNew KingdomHistorical - Ancient Egyptian #7
Soyinka, WoleChronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on EarthDuyole Pitan-Payne realizes that someone is trying to stop him from assuming a prestigious job in the United Nations after discovering that a wily entrepreneur is stealing body parts from a Nigerian hospital for use in rituals.
St Clair, ScarlettA Touch of DarknessRomance
St James, DorothyA Perfect BindCozy Mystery - Beloved Bookroom #2
Starling, CaitlinThe Death of Jane LawrenceJane Shoringfield hopes to marry, but she soon finds out that her husband-to-be has a dark secret in this gothic fantasy horror.
Steel, DanielleThe ButlerFiction
Sterling, ErinThe Ex HexVivienne Jones must find a way to break her Ex Hex on Rhys Penhallow, while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry, when the town falls under the attack of murderous wind-up toys, a pissed-off ghost and a talking cat with some interesting things to say.
Strout, ElizabethOh William!The iconic heroine of My Name is Lucy Barton recounts her complicated, compassionate relationship with William, her first husband—and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidant—and the lives they eventually built with other people.
Swamy, ShrutiThe ArcherA coming-of-age novel set in the Bombay of the 1960s and 1970s.
Toews, MiriamFight NightA novel about three generations of women.
Torre, A. R.The Good LiePsychologist Dr. Gwen Moore, who has treated California’s most depraved predators, teams up with defense attorney—and desperate father—Robert Kavin to create a psych profile of the Bloody Heart serial killer and his victims to clear Robert’s client’s name.
Towles, AmorThe Lincoln HighwayIn June of 1954, 18-year-old Emmett Watson, released after serving 15 months for involuntary manslaughter, discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car and have hatched a different plan for Emmett’s future.
Tursten, HeleneAn Elderly Lady Must Not Be CrossedMystery
Unger, LisaLast Girl GhostedThriller
Vásquez, Juan GabrielSongs for the FlamesShort Stories
Ward, CatrionaThe Last House on Needless StreetWhen a neighbor moves in next door, a family of three—a teenage girl who isn’t allowed outside, a man with memory loss and a house cat who reads the bible—are terrified that the unspeakable secret that binds them together will be exposed.
Waugh, DaisyIn the Crypt with a CandlestickA comedic mystery full of sharp drama, sly wit, and a smidgeon of murder in the vein P. G. Wodehouse, Julian Fellowes, and Agatha Christie.
Whittall, ZoeThe SpectacularFiction
Williams, ChristeRatchet Tales of a HousewifeRhia becomes bored in her marriage and everyday life. In her attempt to find herself, she finds more than she bargained for.
Williams, JoyHarrowScience Fiction
Williams, TiaThe Perfect FindWill a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line risk it all for a secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback for good?
Woods, StuartFoul PlayMystery - Stone Barrington #59
August 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abe, ShanaThe Second Mrs. AstorAfter losing her husband on the RMS Titanic, Madeleine Astor, who is constantly surrounded by scandal, finds her status elevated to that of a virtuous, tragic heroine and must decide whether to accept the role assigned to her or carve out her own extraordinary path.
Adlakha, SarahShe Wouldn't Change a ThingSliding Doors meets Life After Life in this story about a wife and mother who is given the chance to start over at the risk of losing everything she loves.
Airgood, EllenTin Camp RoadFiction
Albert, AnnabethOut of CharacterRomance - True Colors #2
Albert, Susan WittigHemlockCozy Mystery - China Bayles #28
Alexander, JennetI Kissed a GirlLilah Silver is an up-and-coming actress who longs to break out from the B-rate horror flicks she's known for. When she gets the chance to star in her first leadrole, she'll need some major help from makeup artist and special effects guru Noa Birnbaum to shine brighter than all the rest.
Allain, SuzanneMiss Lattimore's LetterHistorical Romance
Ashley, JenniferDeath at the Crystal PalaceHistorical Mystery - Below Stairs #5
Aswānī, ʻAlāʼThe Republic of False TruthsIn 2011 Cairo, as tensions are rising in the city, the lives of several individuals collide — a new generation who finds a voice and love across class divides as the revolution gains strength.
Bailey, AnnaWhere the Truth LiesWhen her best friend Abigail goes missing after a party in the woods, Emma sets out to discover the truth and is trapped in a web of secrets, betrayal, and murder in a town from where there is no escape.
Bannister, JoChina RosesMystery - Hazel Best & Gabriel Ash #8
Barker, PatThe Women of TroyHeld captive by the victorious Greeks, one time Trojan queen Briseis, formerly Achilles slave, forges alliances when she can with Priam’s aged wife, the defiant Hecuba and the disgraced soothsayer Calchas, all the while shrewdly seeking her path to revenge.
Barnett, ShawnaWindfallFantasy
Bartz, AndreaWe Were Never HereThriller
Billingham, MarkRabbit HoleA long-term patient in an acute psychiatric ward, Alice Armitage, a former police officer, launches her own investigation when two of her fellow patients are murdered and finds her life unraveling further when she realizes she can trust no one—not even herself.
Blakemore, A. K.The Manningtree WitchesWhen a newcomer who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General arrives in a small English town in 1643, Rebecca West must quell the rumors of covens, pacts, and bodily wants to save the women of Manningtree from themselves.
Burke, James LeeAnother Kind of EdenMystery - Holland Family #4
Buxton, Kira JaneFeral CreaturesScience Fiction - Hollow Kingdom #2
Camden, ElizabethCarved in StoneChristian Historical
Chin, YZEdge CaseA Malaysian immigrant working at a tech start-up in New York City to secure a green card tries to determine what went wrong as she searches for her husband who mysteriously packed up and left.
Chizmar, RichardChasing the BoogeymanThriller
Cho, ZenSpirits Abroad: StoriesFantasy Short Stories
Ciesielski, J'nellThe Ice SwanAmid the violent last days of the glittering Russian court, a Russian princess on the run finds her heart where she least expects it.
Clark, WahidaThe Virus Brought Me My First LoveRomance
Cleeves, AnnThe Heron's CryMystery - Two Rivers #2
Cleveland, KarenYou Can RunTo get her son back, CIA analyst Jill Bailey must do something she thought she’d never do with the help of a hard-hitting journalist, forcing them both to confront their loyalties to family and country.
Coes, BenThe IslandThriller - Dewey Andreas #9
Connolly, SheilaThe Secret StaircaseMystery - Victorian Village #3
Cook, RobinViralThriller
Córdova, ZoraidaThe Inheritance of Orquídea DivinaPerfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, and Sarah Addison Allen, a novel about a family searching for the truth hidden in their past and the power they've inherited.
Corthron, KiaMoon and the MarsSet in the impoverished Five Points district of New York City in the years 1857-1863, this novel is told through the eyes of Theo, an orphan living between the homes of her Black and Irish grandparents, as the nation divides and marches to war.
Coulter, CatherineVortexThriller - FBI #25
Crouch, KatieEmbassy WifeAmanda Evans discovers that her husband’s real motive in accepting a Fulbright to study in Namibia is to find a woman he left behind 20 years earlier.
De Robertis, CarolinaThe President and the FrogThe former president of an unnamed Latin American country receives a journalist in his famed gardens to discuss his legacy and the dire circumstances that threaten democracy around the globe.
Demchuk, DavidRed XHorror
Doerr, AnthonyCloud Cuckoo LandFollows four young dreamers and outcasts through time and space, from 1453 Constantinople to the future, as they discover resourcefulness and hope amidst peril in the new novel by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See.
Dykes, AmandaYours Is the NightChristian Historical
Eason, LynetteHostile IntentInspirational - Danger Never Sleeps #4
Edwards, LouisRamadan RamseyWhen Ramadan Ramsey, the son of a ninth generation New Orleans African American and a Syrian refugee, turns 17, he sets off to find the father he has never known.
Elliott, LexieHow to Kill Your Best FriendThriller
Escandón, María AmparoL.A. WeatherFollows the Los Angeles-based Alvardo family as they take critical looks at their internal and external relationships while struggling with a fierce local drought, impending evacuations, secrets, deception, betrayal and making some tough decisions.
Eskens, AllenThe Stolen HoursMystery
Faye, LyndsayThe King of Infinite SpaceAfter his Broadway theater baron father dies mysteriously, Ben Dane, his best friend Horatio and his artist ex-fiancé Lia, on one explosive night, are drawn into otherworldly events where the only outcome is death.
Feeney, AliceRock Paper ScissorsTen years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget. Think you know the person you married? Think again.
Feito, VirginiaMrs. MarchWhen someone suggests that the protagonist in her husband's latest book is based on her, Mrs. March questions everything she believes about her husband as she embarks on a harrowing journey that builds to near psychosis - one that may uncover a killer and the long-buried secrets of her past.
Ferguson, SarahHer Heart for a CompassExpected to make an advantageous marriage, Lady Margaret Montagu Scott rebels shortly before her betrothal is announced and flees to Ireland, befriending a group of similarly-minded, independent women.
Flynn, Vince / Kyle MillsEnemy at the GatesThriller - Mitch Rapp #20
Gable, MichelleThe Bookseller's SecretAristocrat, author, bookseller, WWII spy: a thrilling novel about real-life literary icon Nancy Mitford.
Gaynor, HazelThree Words for GoodbyeHistorical Fiction
Gideon, MelanieDid I Say You Could GoFiction
Graham, HeatherThe UnknownParanormal Romance - Krewe of Hunters #35
Gray, JohnChasing ManhattanChristian Fiction
Gregory, DarylRevelatorReturning to the backwoods of Tennessee for her grandmother’s funeral, and to check on Sunny, a mysterious 10-year-old girl her grandmother adopted, professional bootlegger Stella soon discovers that Sunny is a direct link to her buried past and her family’s destructive faith.
Groff, LaurenMatrixCast out of the royal court, 17-year-old Marie de France, born the last in a long line of women warriors, is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey where she vows to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects.
Halle, KarinaThe Royals Next DoorWhen elementary school teacher Piper Evans, who leads a quiet, reclusive life, finds herself in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks her tight-knit community, she must decide what she is willing to give up to have her own happily ever after.
Hambly, BarbaraScandal in BabylonMystery - Silver Screen Historical Mystery #1
Hamilton, Laurell K.A Terrible Fall of AngelsThe author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series introduces readers to Detective Zaniel Havelock, who investigates a world where Angels and Demons walk among humans and sometimes interfere with them.
Hamya, JoThree RoomsForced to return home jobless and alone, a young woman, searching an apartment of her own, struggles to live a meaningful life on her terms, unsure if she’ll ever be able to afford to do so.
Harrison, NicolaThe Show GirlIn 1927, Olive McCormick, a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, accepts a marriage proposal that forces her to decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves.
Hawkins, PaulaA Slow Fire BurningThree women unknown to each other are each questioned in connection with the gruesome murder of a young man found on a London houseboat.
Hearne, KevinPaper & BloodFantasy - Ink & Sigil #2
Heller, PeterThe GuideThriller
Hill, GerriRed Tide at Heron BayRomance
Hoang, HelenThe Heart PrincipleRomance - Kiss Quotient #3
Howard, Catherine Ryan56 DaysThriller
Indridason, ArnaldurThe Darkness KnowsWhen the frozen body of a businessman who disappeared 30 years earlier is found in the icy depths of the Langjökull glacier, former detective Konrad is called out of retirement to reopen this case that has weighed on his mind for decades.
Jeng, Sarah ZachrichThe Other MeWhen she accidentally opens a door to an alternate reality where she never pursued her dreams, free-spirited artist Kelly, now married to a man she barely knows, tries to put the pieces together, shifting reality even more, which could cost her everything.
Jewell, LisaThe Night She DisappearedThriller
Johansen, IrisHigh StakesMystery
Johnson, LizBeyond the TidesChristian Romance
Jones, Stephen GrahamMy Heart Is a ChainsawIn her quickly gentrifying rural lake town, Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for.
K'WanThe Reluctant KingUrban Fiction
Kallmaker, KarinSimply the BestRomance
Kellerman, JonathanThe BurningMystery - Clay Edison #4
Kleeman, AlexandraSomething New Under the SunWhile in Hollywood overseeing the production of a film adaptation of one of his books, novelist Patrick Hamlin discovers that a company behind a mysterious new brand of synthetic water is responsible for the recent droughts and wildfires and teams up with a starlet to investigate the city’s darker side.
Kluger, JeffreyHoldoutWalli Beckworth refuses to leave her post at the international space station after an accident forces her colleagues to evacuate in the hopes of using her position to save her niece working as a healthcare provider in the Amazon jungle.
Krueger, William KentLightning StrikeMystery - Cork O'Connor #18
Kurian, VeraNever Saw Me ComingWhile taking part in an unusual clinical study that brings together some of the most dangerous minds, Chloe Sevre, a Freshman honor student—and diagnosed psychopath with an IQ of 135—goes from hunter to prey when one of the participants is murdered.
Lawrence, JenGuardianFantasy
Lefteri, ChristySongbirdsA poacher who traps songbirds in Cyprus and sells them on the black market, Yiannis dreams of finding a new way of life with his love, Nisha, but when Nisha disappears, he works with her employer to unravel the truth, taking him to the darker side of a migrant’s life.
Lester, NatashaThe Riviera HouseWhen she mysteriously inherits a home on the Riviera, Remy Lang, while working on her vintage fashion business, finds a catalog of the artworks stolen during World War II and makes a shocking discovery that leads her on an extraordinary journey to the past.
Lewis, BeverlyThe BeginningChristian Fiction
Lu, S. QiouyiIn the Watchful CityScience Fiction
Luchette, ClaireAgatha of Little NeonFiction
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Stone's ThrowMystery - Jesse Stone #20
McCreight, KimberlyFriends Like TheseThriller
McKinlay, JennWait for ItRomance
Meier, LeslieHalloween Party MurderMystery
Michaels, Fern19 Yellow Moon RoadRomantic Suspense - Sisterhood #33
Mizushima, MargaretStriking RangeMystery - Timber Creek K-9 #7
Montgomery, SelenaHidden SinsStacey Abrams, writing under her pen name, tells a chilling tale of lost love, dark family secrets, and hard-won redemption.
Moore, TaylorDown RangeIn this action-packed debut thriller for fans of C. J. Box and Jack Carr, DEA agent Garrett Kohl fights to protect his home on the Texas High Plains when a vicious criminal enterprise comes after his family.
Moriarty, LianeApples Never FallThriller
Moyes, JojoNight MusicAfter her husband dies, leaving her with a mountain of debt, classical violinist Isabel Delancey and her children are forced to move to a now- dilapidated manor she inherited in the English countryside.
Mullen, ThomasMidnight AtlantaHistorical Mystery - Darktown #3
Muller, MarciaIce and StoneMystery - Sharon McCone #35
Neville, StuartThe House of AshesMystery
Ngamije, RemyThe Eternal Audience of OneFollows the coming-of-age journey of Séraphin as he flees Rwanda during the Civil War and makes sense of his reality as his life intersects with a cast of unforgettable characters, in this provocative tale of family, migration, friendship, war, identity, and race.
Oates, Joyce CarolBreatheFiction
Okonkwo, JoeKiss the Scars on the Back of My Neck: StoriesShort Stories
Park, SuzanneSo We Meet AgainWhen her cooking channel becomes an actual media company with the help of the Daniel Choi, an M&A lawyer and successful video game streamer, Jess Kim falls in love with the man who happens to work for the company she just recently quit in a spectacular fashion.
Parker, LucyBattle RoyalAfter being kicked off by judge Dominic De Vere on a baking-competition show, an otherwise successful London baker, Sylvie Fairchild, returns to Operation Cake as a judge, setting off an intense rivalry and maybe a bit of romance.
Patterson, JamesThe Jailhouse LawyerThriller
Patterson, Ryan D., Sr.Whose Fault?Christian Fiction
Pearce, A. J.Yours CheerfullyHistorical Fiction - Emmeline Lake #2
Penelope, L.Requiem of SilenceFantasy - Earthsinger #4
Penny, LouiseThe Madness of CrowdsMystery - Chief Inspector Gamache #17
Preston, Douglas, and Lincoln ChildBloodlessThriller - Agent Pendergast #20
Reece, WillaWildwood WhispersFulfilling a final promise to her best friend Sarah, Mel Smith travels to a small Appalachian mountain town where she finds connection to the land and traditions but also to something—or someone—that may have had something to do with Sarah’s untimely death.
Ritter, JoshThe Great Glorious Goddamn of It AllA novel about the last days of the lumberjacks is told by of one of the greatest lumberjacks of all who recounts tales rife with murder, mayhem, avalanches and bootlegging in the tiny timber town of Cordelia, Idaho.
Robb, J. D.Forgotten in DeathMystery - Eve Dallas #53
Rochon, FarrahThe Dating PlaybookRomance - Boyfriend Project #2
Rooney, SallyBeautiful World, Where Are YouFiction
Rose, KarenSay GoodbyeMystery - Sacramento #3
Ruffin, Maurice CarlosThe Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: StoriesShort Stories
Sagara, MichelleCast in ConflictFantasy - Chronicles of Elantra #16
Salvatore, R. A.Starlight EnclaveFantasy - Way of the Drow #1
Sampson, FreyaThe Last Chance LibraryWhen her library is threatened with closure, June Hones, to save the place and the books that mean so much to her, must make some changes to her solitary life by opening her heart to the world around her and fighting for what she believes in.
SaundraA Hustler's Queen: ReloadedA good girl turned L.A. drug kingpin's lady discovers lethal skills, mega success--and deadly secrets--she never banked on...
Schaffert, TimothyThe Perfume ThiefIn 1941 Paris, 80-something Clementine, a reformed con artist who bottles her favorite extracts for the ladies of cabarets, is recruited to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer that has fallen into the hands of a Francophile Nazi bureaucrat.
Schaffhausen, JoannaGone for GoodChicago Detective Annalisa Vega investigates when a new tally is added to the body count of the Lovelorn Killer, a notorious, local serial killer who has evaded the police and been dormant for 20 years. First in a new series.
Singh, NaliniLast GuardParanormal Romance - Psy-Changeling Trinity #5
Slimani, LeilaIn the Country of OthersAfter marrying a handsome Moroccan soldier during World War II, a young Frenchwoman is torn as tensions mount between the locals and the French colonists.
Snicket, LemonyPoison for BreakfastLemony Snicket investigates his own possible murder after receiving a note under his door stating that his breakfast was poisoned.
Sparks, NicholasThe WishFiction
Stage, ZojeGetawayTwo sisters and a best friend go on a hiking getaway, but tensions from their shared past flare up as someone appears to be stalking them.
Steel, DanielleComplicationsFiction
Stewart, AmyMiss Kopp InvestigatesHistorical Mystery - Kopp Sisters #7
Stoker, SusanFinding LexieRomantic Suspense - SEAL Team Hawaii #2
Sullivan, Michael J.NolynFantasy - The Rise and Fall #1
Talick, CarrieBeware the MermaidsFiction
Thomas, Trisha R.What Passes as LoveA young woman pays a devastating price for freedom in this heartrending and breathtaking novel of the nineteenth-century South.
Toibin, ColmThe MagicianA portrait of writer Thomas Mann, a man profoundly flawed and unforgettable, his magnificent and complex wife Katia, and the times in which they lived—the first world war, the rise of Hitler, World War II, the Cold War, and exile.
Tolkien, J. R. R.The Nature of Middle-earthThe first ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's final writings on Middle-earth.
Turnbull, CadwellNo Gods, No MonstersOne October morning, Laina gets the news that her brother has been shot and killed by Boston cops. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something much stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know it.
Weber, CarlThe Education of Nevada DuncanThe heir to a crime family finds himself targeted by an enemy and he'll need more than his family by blood to save him.
Weber, MarcusPhilly GirlUrban Fiction
Westgate, MeredithThe Shimmering StateAfter their minds and memories are warped by a new drug call Memoroxin, an emerging photographer and an aspiring actress must figure out, with the help of an ambitious yet conflicted doctor, how they got there and why they are inexplicably drawn to each other.
Whitehead, ColsonHarlem ShuffleA furniture salesman in 1960s Harlem becomes a fence for shady cops, local gangsters, and low-life pornographers after his cousin involves him in a failed heist.
Wood, DaisyThe Clockmaker's WifeHistorical Fiction
Woods, StuartClass ActMystery - Stone Barrington #58
Wright, SherylIllusion LakeA secret consortium, a bent banker, and a desperate lawyer are all that stand between Elliott Snowmaker and the inheritance of her great-uncle’s failing aircraft restoration business.
Yong, JinA Heart DividedFantasy - Legends of the Condor Heroes #4
Zhang, CynthiaAfter the DragonsIn an overheated Beijing, researcher Elijah Ahmed and activist Xiang Kaifei must confront hard truths if there is any hope for themselves or the dragons they love.
July 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abbott, MeganThe TurnoutWhen a suspicious accident occurs at their family-run ballet studio just at the onset of the annual performance of The Nutcracker, sisters Dara and Marie Durant find their delicate balance threatened by an interloper.
Ackerman, SaraRadar GirlsHistorical Fiction
Adams, Lyssa KayIsn't it Bromantic?Romance - Bromance Book Club #4
Adams, Sara NishaThe Reading ListWorking at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she’s facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter.
Ahmed, NawaazRadiant FugitivesSeema, nine months pregnant and estranged from the black father of her unborn son, attempts to reconcile with the family who exiled her after she came out as a lesbian.
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo LilyMystery - Darling Dahlias #9
Alderson, KaiaSisters in ArmsThe first Black women allowed to serve in the army, Grace Steele and Eliza Jones, helping form the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, navigate their way through the segregated ranks, finally making it overseas where they do their parts for the country they love.
Alderton, DollyGhostsFiction
Allan, GabbyMuch Ado About NauticalingCozy Mystery - Whit and Whiskers #1
Anam, TahmimaThe Startup WifeBrilliant coder and possessor of a Pi tattoo, Asha is poised to revolutionize artificial intelligence when she is reunited with her high school crush, Cyrus Jones.
Andrews, DonnaMurder Most FowlMystery - Meg Lanslow #29
Arudpragasam, AnukA Passage NorthAfter learning of his grandmother’s caretaker’s supposedly accidental death after falling down a well, Krishan makes the journey from Columbo into the war-torn Northern Province for the funeral in this fictional account of Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war.
Atkins, AceThe HeathensMystery - Quinn Colson #11
Awad, MonaAll's WellA college professor with chronic back pain, painkiller dependence, and a failed marriage meets three strange benefactors who know her past and offer her a tantalizing future.
Bailey, TessaIt Happened One SummerRomance
Baker, ChandlerThe HusbandsWhen Nora meets a group of high-powered women whose husbands’ are supportive unlike her own, she discovers that the women use an unorthodox method of couples’ therapy that has transformed their lives — one that is worth killing for.
Barry, MaxThe 22 Murders of Madison MayInvestigating the murder of Madison May, reporter Felicity Staples unwittingly follows the killer into a different dimension where Madison May is murdered again and, while hunting an elusive man, uncovers the opportunity and danger of living more than one life.
Bell, MattAppleseedTwo supernatural brothers who plant an apple orchard in eighteenth-century Ohio reel from the unforeseen circumstances after climate change ravages the earth and centuries later leaves the company they founded unfairly owning all the world’s resources.
Beverly-Whittemore, MirandaFierce Little ThingFiction
Blackett, LauraThe Very Nice BoxA designer of storage boxes for a Brooklyn-based furniture company, Ava Simon, who hasn’t been close to anyone in years, falls under the spell of her charismatic new boss who, as their relationship progresses, is not who he claims to be.
Brown, SandraBlind TigerRomantic Suspense
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Walnut Creek WishInspirational - Creekside Discoveries #1
Buchanan, GregSixteen HorsesWith the town of Ilmarsh, England, falling into panic and paranoia due to disappearances, arson and mutilations, local police detective and Veterinary Forensics expert Cooper Allen must risk everything to uncover the truth behind these terrifying and threatening mysteries.
Burke, AnnaSea WolfScience Fiction - Compass Rose #2
Burrowes, GraceMiss DelectableHistorical Romance - Mischief in Mayfair #1
Butler, NickolasGodspeedThree troubled construction workers get entangled in a dangerous plan against an impossible deadline.
Cameron, LindsayJust One LookThriller
Candlish, LouiseThe Other PassengerThriller
Carl, JoannaThe Chocolate Raccoon RigmaroleCozy Mystery - Chocoholic #18
Carter, RebelPride and PassionHistorical Romance - Gold Sky #6
Castillo, LindaFallenMystery - Kate Burkholder #13
Chambers, BeckyA Psalm for the Wild-BuiltScience Fiction - Monk & Robot #1
Chiarella, JessicaThe Lost GirlsTo find the truth about her sister’s disappearance 20 years earlier, Marti Reese, the host of a true crime podcast, teams up with a woman who, fighting to overturn her brother’s murder conviction, believes there is a link between the two cases.
Chiaverini, JenniferThe Women's MarchHistorical Fiction
Christie, AnnetteThe RehearsalsAfter a disastrous rehearsal dinner, Megan Givens and Tom Prescott vow to call their wedding off, until they wake up the next morning stuck together in a time loop, destined to relive the worst day of their lives.
Christopher, Andie J.Hot Under His CollarFather Patrick Dooly questions his faith and his life in the church after spending time with benefactor Sasha Finerghty, who steps in to solve a fundraising issue while also harboring a secret crush on the priest.
Conner, M. ShellyEverymanHistorical Fiction
Contino, KristinA House Full of WindsorFiction
Curran, Eileen PatriciaHungry HillA portrait of a woman forced to re-envision herself and her choices in the face of devastating tragedy.
Dave, LauraThe Last Thing He Told MeWhen her husband of a year disappears, Hannah quickly learns he is not who he said he was and is left to sort out the truth with just one ally- her husband's teenage daughter, who hates her.
Dave, SaumyaWhat a Happy FamilyWhen scandal threatens to tear them apart, the seemingly perfect Joshi family must rely on each other like never before.
Davidson, AshDamnation SpringFiction
Denton, Lauren K.The One You're WithFiction
Dev, SonaliIncense and SensibilityRomance - Rajes #3
Donohue, RachelThe Temple House VanishingAttending the Temple House School, Louisa, a brilliant new student, forms a fierce bond with an outlier and student provocateur, but their relationship is soon torn apart by a charismatic art teacher that leads to the unthinkable.
Dorothy KoomsonAll My Lies Are TrueThriller
Downing, SamanthaFor Your Own GoodThriller
Edwards, T. J.King of the Trap: Blood Money and Mob TiesUrban Fiction
Edwards, T. J.King of the Trap 2Urban Fiction
El Akkad, OmarWhat Strange ParadiseLooking at the global refugee crisis through the eyes of a child, this dramatic story follows Vänna, who comes to the rescue of a 9-year-old Syrian boy who has washed up on the shores of her small island and is determined to do whatever it takes to save him.
Enerson Wood, TraceyThe War NurseHistorical Fiction
Estep, JenniferCapture the CrownFantasy - Crown of Shards #1
Fesperman, DanThe Cover WifeThriller
Fielding, JoyCul-De-SacFive families on a quiet, suburban cul-de-sac deal with the shooting of one of their own and the secrets they each harbor, including newlyweds whose marriage is already on the rocks and a family who fled to Florida from California.
Flood, Stacy D.The Salt FieldsHistorical Fiction
Freeman, BrianThe Bourne TreacheryThriller - Jason Bourne #16
Freeman, Elijah R.The Hottest Summer EverAfter a dramatic and dysfunctional childhood, Kush meets Redd in the streets of Atlanta. Together with Bear, a mastermind who is seemingly a Jack of all trades, they put together a crew and pull a number of capers to raise their status.
Fung, Pik-ShuenGhost ForestA debut that explores love, grief, and forgiveness through the story of a daughter separated from her father by the handover of Hong Kong.
Gayle, MikeAll the Lonely PeopleAfter lying about his perfect retirement life to his daughter in Australia, a Jamaican immigrant scrambles to make his actual life resemble the one he claimed to have when his daughter announces her intent to visit.
Gelman, LaurieYoga Pant NationFiction
Goodman, CarolThe Stranger Behind YouAfter surviving a brutal attack, Joan Lurie, who exposed a famous newspaper tycoon as a sexual predator, moves to a highly secured apartment building where she meets a 96-year-old woman who witnessed an incident long ago that may be linked to the book she is writing.
Graham, HeatherThe ForbiddenThriller - Krewe of Hunters #34
Gray, Erick S.Urban Love IsBest friends Terrance, Trey, Ash, and Devin grew up together in Queens, New York. While bonded by friendship, can they count on each other when life gets heavy and their complex love lives threaten the very essence of their being?
Greenwood, KerryDeath in DaylesfordMystery - Phryne Fisher #21
Griffiths, EllyThe Night HawksMystery - Ruth Galloway #13
Guillory, JasmineWhile We Were DatingRomance - Wedding Date #6
Guran, PaulaFar Out: Recent Queer Science Fiction and FantasyScience Fiction and Fantasy
Hall, K. L.The Illest TabooUrban Fiction
Hart, Carolyn G.Ghost Blows a KissMystery - Bailey Ruth Ghost #10
Hartl, SoniaHeartbreak for HireRomance
Hatcher, Robin LeeMake You Feel My LoveChristian Fiction
Hawk, Jordan L.Blind TigerParanormal Romance - Pride #1
Hendrix, GradyThe Final Girl Support GroupA real-life “final girl”— the one girl always left standing at the end of a horror movie — Lynette Tarkington, who survived a massacre 22 years ago, along with five other final girls, works to overcome her past until someone becomes determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.
Hirahara, NaomiClark and DivisionReleased from a Japanese internment camp in 1944, Aki Ito moves to Chicago to be with her sister, Rose, only to lose her in subway train accident on the event of their reunion and vows to learn what really happened.
Hoby, HermioneVirtueFiction
Hoffmann, AdaThe FallenScience Fiction
Hostin, SunnySummer on the BluffsIn the exclusive black beach community of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, the three unofficial "goddaughters" of Amelia Vaux Tanner, successful women from different backgrounds, gather for one last summer together before Amelia moves to the south of France and gives her home to one of them.
IndiaPlatinum PersuasionA woman with tragic beginnings finds love and her voice on her way to stardom ... will the spotlight dim her hard-earned shine?
Isaka, KotaroBullet TrainA dark, satirical thriller by the bestselling Japanese author, following the perilous train ride of five highly motivated assassins.
Jafari, SaraThe MismatchAfter graduating from university, Soraya Nazari decides it’s time to get the life experience she is lacking due to her strict upbringing and distracts herself with Marcus Evans, with whom she could never fall in love, until she realizes there is more to him than she originally thought. 
Jeffers, Honoree FanonneThe Love Songs of W.E.B. Du BoisTo come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey, the daughter of an accomplished doctor and a strict schoolteacher, embarks on a journey through her family’s past.
Jefferson, KenyattaEye for an EyeUrban Fiction
Jin, HaA Song EverlastingYao Tan, a popular singer, is placed on a government blacklist and can never return to China after performing at a private gig sponsored by a supporter of Taiwan’s secession.
Jones, DaryndaA Good Day for ChardonnayRomantic Suspense - Sunshine Vicram #2
Jones, SandieThe Guilt TripThriller
Killens, John OliverThe Minister PrimarilyThe eagerly anticipated publication of a long-lost novel from legendary writer and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.
Kim, David HoonParis Is a Party, Paris Is a GhostIn a strangely distorted Paris, a Japanese adoptee is haunted by the woman he once loved.
King, Joy DejaToxicUrban Fiction
King, StephenBilly SummersThriller
Kitamura, Katie M.IntimaciesFiction
Kleypas, LisaDevil in DisguiseHistorical Romance - Ravenels #7
Kopacz, AnitaShallow WatersCast into mid-1800s America, Yemaya, a Yoruba deity, must confront the greatest evils of this era while searching for the man who sacrificed his own freedom for the chance at hers.
Korelitz, Jean HanffThe PlotWildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.
Kupersmith, VioletBuild Your House Around My BodyThe fate of an unhappy woman who disappears in 2011 while living in Saigon is entwined with a teenager who gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation in 1986 and a woman who captures a two-headed cobra in 2009.
Lange, TraceyWe Are the BrennansFiction
Lapena, ShariNot a Happy FamilyThriller
Larkin, AllisonThe People We KeepFiction
Macomber, DebbieIt's Better This WayRomance
Mairal, PedroThe Woman from UruguayFiction
Matthews, OwenRed TraitorSet during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this gripping novel of suspense follows KGB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vasin as he chases an American spy embedded at the highest echelon of Soviet power and uncovers an ominous top-secret undertaking called Operation Anadyr.
Maynard, JoyceCount the WaysFiction
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Man with the Slver SaabMystery - Detective Varg #3
McConaghy, CharlotteOnce There Were WolvesWhen a farmer is mauled to death after she reintroduces 14 gray wolves into the remote Scottish Highlands, Inti Flynn knows where the town will lay blame and makes a reckless decision to protect them no matter what the cost. 
McKevett, G. A.A Few Drops of BittersCozy Mystery - Savannah Reid #26
McQueen, LatanyaWhen the Reckoning ComesReturning to her hometown for a plantation wedding, Mira is forced to acknowledge her history and save herself from what is to come as slaves who were tortured mercilessly roam the land seeking revenge on the descendants of those who tortured them.
Miller, Derek B.How to Find Your Way in the DarkMystery - Sheldon Horowitz #0.5
Miller, KristinThe Sinful Lives of Trophy WivesThriller
Miranda, MeganSuch a Quiet PlaceWhen the woman implicated in the murder of a couple in their formerly idyllic and close-knit neighborhood returns to Hollow’s Edge, suspicion spreads like a virus and it soon becomes apparent to Harper Nash that not everyone told the truth about the night of the murder.
Moore, YolandaC.R.E.A.M.Urban Fiction
Moore, YolandaC.R.E.A.M. 2Urban Fiction
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaThe Return of the SorceressFantasy
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaVelvet Was the NightIn 1970s Mexico City, Maite, a secretary with a penchant for romance novels, searches for her missing neighbor, Leonora, a beautiful art student, which leads her to an eccentric gangster who longs to escape his own life, and together, they set out to discover the dangerous truth.
Morgan, BethA Touch of JenA funny and terrifying debut novel looks at a love triangle so toxic that it breaks the order of the universe and unleashes a literal monster.
Morris, ErnestSecrets in the DarkUrban Fiction
Morris, ErnestSecrets in the Dark 2Urban Fiction
Murphy, JulieIf the Shoe FitsMeant to Be
Myers, AlexThe Story of SilenceAfter been hidden away and raised as a boy to avoid the King's harsh decree which forbids women from receiving any inheritence, Silence navigates their nonbinary identity while dreaming of knighthood.
North, ClaireNotes from the Burning AgeScience Fiction
Oh, TemiBlack Sci-Fi Short StoriesScience Fiction
Ottoman, E EThe CompanionHistorical Romance
Palmer, Andrew The BachelorFiction
Paris, B. A.The TherapistWhen a mysterious man turns up on her doorstep, claiming that a murder took place 18 months before in her new home, Alice becomes obsessed with finding the truth. 
Parker-Chan, ShelleyShe Who Became the SunWhen the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongban, given the fate of greatness, dies during a brutal attack, his sister, escaping her own fated death, uses her brother’s identity to claim another future altogether—her brother’s abandoned greatness.
Parks, BradUnthinkableThriller
Patterson, James, and J. D. BarkerThe NoiseMystery
Patterson, James, and Brian SittsThe ShadowMystery
Penelope, L.Cry of Metal & BoneFantasy - Earthsinger #3
RentaHeaven Got a GhettoWhat happens when a street dude named Ghetto finds Heaven, a soft-hearted woman?
Richmond, MichelleThe Wonder TestIntroduces a tough and spirited new protagonist, FBI Agent Lina Connerly, in this exhilarating race to save Silicon Valley teens from their own parents’ ambition and greed.
Ro, HazelI Didn't Think You ExistedAfter accepting her long-distance boyfriend’s marriage proposal, Tiffany Tate moves to Texas to begin her new life with David, but quickly realizes the person she thought she knew is hiding many secrets.
Robins, Navi'Soul's SurvivorUrban Fiction
Robinson, JeremyThe DarkHorror
Roper, RichardWhen We Were YoungFiction
Roy, LucindaThe Freedom RaceBred and raised in captivity on one of the plantations in the Homestead Territories of the Disunited States, Ji-Ji Lottermule, who unknowingly holds the key to breaking the grip of the Territories, must unravel the very real voices of the dead to free them all.
Rwizi, C. T.Scarlet OdysseyFantasy
Sagara, Michelle 1963-The Emperor's WolvesFantasy - Wolves of Elantra #1
Sahota, SunjeevChina RoomIn 1929 rural Punjab, Mehar and her new sisters-in-law are locked at work in the family’s “china room,” while trying to figure out which of three brothers is her new husband, setting off events that impact a descendent in 1999.
Score, LucyForever NeverRomantic Suspense
Sebastian, LauraHalf Sick of ShadowsElaine, the Lady of Shalott, learns of the ancient and tragic prophecies about her and her friends on the mystical island of Avalon and tries to use outlawed magic to change the destinies of Guinevere, Lancelot, Morgana and Arthur.
Shepard, SaraSafe in My ArmsThriller
Silva, DanielThe CellistThriller - Gabriel Allon #21
Slaughter, KarinFalse WitnessThriller
SlmnGoddess of WarUrban Fiction
SlmnThe God Particle 2On the mean streets where dog eats dog there is always one that has sharper claws and bigger teeth, and in New York her name is Egypt.
So, Anthony VeasnaAfterpartiesShort Stories
Spielman, Lori NelsonThe Star-Crossed Sisters of TuscanyVisiting an octogenarian relative in Italy who declares that she will break a family curse that has prevented all second-born daughters from marrying, three second daughters embark on a journey to help their great-aunt fulfill her final wish. 
Stevens, ChevyDark RoadsThriller
Styles, T.Truce: A War Saga Urban Fiction
Styles, T.Truce 2: The War of The Lou's Urban Fiction
Styles, T.Truce 3: Sins of The FathersUrban Fiction
Styles, T.Truce 4: The Finale Urban Fiction
Tanabe, KarinA Woman of IntelligenceA former translator at the United Nations who has become a bored 1950s housewife is asked to join the FBI as an informant after a man from her past has become a high-level Soviet spy.
Tchaikovsky, AdrianShards of EarthAn extraordinary space opera about humanity on the brink of extinction, and how one man's discovery will save or destroy us all.
Thor, BradBlack IceThriller - Scot Harvath #20
Thornton, JeanneSummer FunFiction
Trai'quanThug LifeUrban Fiction
Trai'quanThug Life 2Urban Fiction
Trai'quanThug Life 3Urban Fiction
Tukes, RomellA Dopeboy's DreamUrban Fiction
Tukes, RomellJack Boyz N Da BronxUrban Fiction
Tukes, RomellKillers on Elm StreetUrban Fiction
Tukes, RomellKillers on Elm Street 2Urban Fiction
Tukes, RomellKillers on Elm Street 3Urban Fiction
Turano, JenTo Write a WrongInspirational - Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency #2
Turonek, E. RayeDeadliest IntuitionA heart-pounding psychological thriller of how far someone will go to keep their secrets ...
Valente, Catherynne M.The Past is RedScience Fiction
Vaughn, CarrieQuestlandHired by an eccentric billionaire tech genius to take back his island – a place where fantasy can become reality – from a rogue employee, literary professor Dr. Addie Cox must navigate the deadly traps of Insula Mirabilis as well as her own past trauma.
Webb, BrandonSteel FearDiscovering that there is a serial killer onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, disgraced Navy SEAL sniper Finn finds suspicion falling on him as a newcomer and must expose the real killer while searching for redemption.
Weiss, LeahAll the Little HopesHistorical Fiction
Wendig, ChuckThe Book of AccidentsHaunted by their tragic pasts, Nate and Maddie Graves move back to their hometown with their son, Oliver, who becomes involved with a strange boy who has a taste for dark magic that puts them at the heart of a battle of good vs evil.
Williams, ShanoraThe Perfect RuinThriller
Winstead, AshleyIn My Dreams I Hold a KnifeReturning to Duquette University for her 10-year reunion, ready to flaunt her achievements, Jessica Miller soon discovers that someone has set an elaborate trap to catch the real killer of her friend Heather 10 years ago and close the cold case for good.
Woods, GenesisWhat Bae Won't Do: FinaleUrban Fiction - What Bae Won't Do #2
Yoder, RachelNightbitchAn artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced that she is turning into a dog and, as her symptoms intensify, struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity a secret, until she meets a group of mothers who may also be more than what they seem.
June 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, TaylorHairpin BridgeNot accepting that her estranged twin sister committed suicide, Lena Nguyen interviews the highway patrolman who allegedly discovered her body, but who is mentioned by name in the last text her sister ever sent.
Addison, KatherineThe Witness for the DeadWhile serving the common people Amalo, Thara Celehar, a Witness for the Dead, finds his skills leading him out of the quiet and into a morass of treachery, murder and injustice, in this stand-alone sequel to The Goblin Emperor.
Ah'millionLevels to This ShytUrban Fiction
Ah'millionLevels to This Shyt 2Urban Fiction
Angelo, MichelleUnapologetically MisunderstoodA novel centered around Jonae and her complicated relationships with her mother and a wealthy businessman whom she believes is potentially her future.
Aubray, CamilleThe GodmothersGodmothers to one another’s children, four women, who married into a prosperous Italian family, must come together, despite secrets and betrayals, when their husbands are forced to leave them during World War II, pitting them against notorious gangsters who run the streets of New York City.
Austin, Lynn N.Chasing ShadowsChristian Historical
Balogh, MarySomeone to CherishRomance - Westcott #8
Benedict, Marie, and Victoria Christopher MurrayThe Personal LibrarianHired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library, Belle de Costa Greene becomes one of the most powerful women in New York despite the dangerous secret she keeps.
Bentley, DonTom Clancy Target AcquiredThriller - Jack Ryan, Jr. #6
Berenson, LaurienPup FictionCozy Mystery - Melanie Travis #27
Bova, BenPower ChallengesScience Fiction - Jake Ross #4
Brenner, JamieBlushReturning with her mother to her parents’ North Fork Long Island winery, college-age Sadie discovers that her Grandma Vivian once ran a “trashy” book club and decides to reinstate it as a way to reconnect the family.
Brodie, EmmaSongs in Ursa MajorIn 1969, Jane Quinn, an aspiring singer, gets the chance of a lifetime when she goes on tour with Jesse Reid, a folk music superstar, and as their partnership turns into a passionate love affair, Jane discovers too late the dark secret beneath his music.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Return to the Big ValleyInspirational
Bryant, NiobiaHer PleasureUrban Fiction - Mistress #6
Burton, Jeffrey B.The KeepersCozy Mystery - Mace Reid K9 #2
Cain, KellyAn Acquired TasteRomance
Campbell, JackBoundlessScience Fiction
Carlisle, KateLittle Black BookCozy Mystery - Bibliophile #15
Castro, V.The Queen of the CicadasHorror
Clark, TracyRunnerMystery - Chicago #4
Coates, DarcyThe Whispering DeadWhen Keira wakes in a strange forest, she can remember only two things: she can see ghosts, and strange, mask-wearing men are hunting her.
Colgan, JennySunrise by the SeaRomance - Little Beach Street Bakery #4
Crawford, TaugjayeYour Gangsta Love Keeps Pulling Me BackUrban Fiction
Dahlan, SarinaResetScience Fiction
Dailey, JanetSanta's SweetheartRomance - Christmas Tree Ranch #4
Dee, ElbieShe Didn't Know About MeUrban Fiction
Dent, LizzyThe Summer JobWhen Heather, her world class wine expert best friend, ditches a summer job at a highland Scottish hotel, Birdy wonders if she can survive the summer pretending to be her, especially when she falls in love with a man who thinks she is someone else.
Diesel, VonHard and RuthlessUrban Fiction
Diesel, VonHard and Ruthless 2Urban Fiction
Diesel, VonMob Town 251What begins as a game for conniving playa Keith turns into a cycle of lust, disgust, and murder when everyone becomes a victim of their own stratagem.
Doan, Amy MasonLady SunshineInheriting The Sandcastle — a sprawling estate that was once a gathering place for musicians, artists and free spirits — from her great aunt, Jackie Pierce finds a way to bring it to life again while trying to solve a 20-year-old mystery that reveals dark secrets.
Doiron, PaulDead by DawnMystery - Mike Bowditch #12
Dorey-Stein, BeckRock the BoatFiction
Dragun, MonetTo the Thug I Loved BeforeIt's hard for a woman to heal from a broken heart when she constantly tells herself: I belong to the thug I loved before.
Ellroy, JamesWidespread PanicA novel about the king of the 1950s Hollywood underground--a tale of pervasive paranoia filled with communist conspiracies, FBI finks, celebrity smut films, and strange bedfellows.
Enjeti, AnjaliThe Parted EarthWhen a pregnancy loss uproots her life, Shan begins the search for her estranged grandmother and, piecing together her family history shattered by the Partition of India, discovers how little she actually knows about the women in her family and what they endured.
Evison, JonathanLegends of the North CascadesComing home after three tours in Iraq, Dave Cartwright, unable to connect to the people around him, takes his daughter to live in a cave in the wilderness of the North Cascades after tragedy strikes.
Feehan, ChristineMurder at Sunrise LakeThe owner of Sunrise Lake resort high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Stella Harrison must face her traumatic past, with the help of a mysterious man, when her premonitions reveal that a killer is out there.
Fletcher, JessicaKilling in a Koi PondCozy Mystery - Murder, She Wrote #53
Foster, LoriThe Summer of No AttachmentsFiction - Summer Friends #2
Frankel, LaurieOne Two ThreeThe Mitchell sisters — teenage triplets — find everything changing in their town when a handsome new student enrolls at Bourne Memorial High who happens to be their family’s sworn enemy.
French, NicciWhat to Do When Someone DiesIn this ingenious stand-alone thriller, a grieving wife is forced to ask: Which is worse: infidelity or murder?
Friedland, ElyssaLast Summer at the Golden HotelPerfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, this funny, nostalgia-filled story follows the Goldman and Weingold families as they, amid drama and scandal, try to save the Golden Hotel – their beloved getaway in the Catskills.
Gabhart, Ann H.Along a Storied TrailInspirational
Galchen, RivkaEveryone Knows Your Mother is a WitchHistorical Fiction
Gear, Kathleen O'NealThe Ice LionScience Fiction - Rewilding Reports #1
Gear, W. MichaelDissolutionScience Fiction - Wyoming Chronicles #1
Gilbert, VictoriaBooked for DeathCozy Mystery - Book Lovers B&B #1
Gilbert, VictoriaReserved for MurderCozy Mystery - Book Lovers B&B #2
Goldberg, LeonardThe Abduction of Pretty PennyHistorical Mystery - Daughter of Sherlock Holmes #5
Gonzalez James, ElizabethMona at SeaFiction
Griffiths, EllyThe Night HawksMystery - Dr. Ruth Galloway #13
Hall, BrianThe Stone Loves the WorldFiction
Hall, KerstinStar EaterElfred Raugh, horrified by the reality of preserving the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline, becomes a spy for a shadowy cabal, gaining access to the highest reaches of the Sisterhood where she enters a world of opulent parties, subtle deceptions and unexpected bloodshed.
Harris, NathanThe Sweetness of WaterA profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever.
Harrison, KimMillion Dollar DemonFantasy - Hollows #15
Harrison, M. JohnThe Sunken Land Begins to Rise AgainScience Fiction
Hedlund, JodyCome Back to MeScientist Marian Creighton was skeptical of her father's lifelong research of ancient holy water--until she ingests some of it and finds herself transported back to the Middle Ages. With the help of an emotionally wounded nobleman, can she make her way back home? Or will she be trapped in the past forever?
Henkin, JoshuaMorningside HeightsWhen the health of her husband, a brilliant Shakespeare professor, starts declining, Pru, struggling on her own and feeling isolated, meets a man with whom the possibility of new romance blooms until her estranged stepson, a wealthy biotech investor, come back into their lives.
Higgins, KristanPack up the moonRomance
Holton, IndiaThe Wisteria Society of Lady ScoundrelsA member of the Wisteria Society, Cecilia Bassingwaite, an ideal Victorian lady who is also a thief, meets her match in a sometimes assassin who has been hired to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society.
Howarth, PaulDust Off the BonesHistorical Fiction - Only Killers and Thieves #2
Hume, VirginiaHaven PointA debut novel about the generations of a family that spends summers in a seaside enclave on Maine's rocky coastline, for fans of Elin Hilderbrand, Beatriz Williams, and Sarah Blake.
Imamura, NatsukoThe Woman in the Purple SkirtExploring envy, loneliness, power dynamics and the vulnerability of unmarried women, this novel of suspense follows the Woman in the Yellow Cardigan as she becomes dangerously obsessed with the Woman in the Purple Skirt, whom she befriends in an attempt to get close to.
Jackson, LisaThe Third GraveRomantic Suspense - Reed and Gillette #4
Jarelle, NathanBeyond PoetryTrapped in Philadelphia's imagined warzone known as "Brooke's Rowe", Junior attempts to avoid becoming a statistic in this tragic tale connecting love, poetry, and the pursuit of happiness.
Jestin, VictorHeatwaveFiction
Johnson, DianeLorna Mott Comes HomeIn her 60s, Lorna Mott Dumas decides to leave her 20-year marriage to her French second husband and return to her native San Francisco to pick up a life she left behind, which goes hilariously awry.
Joshi, AlkaThe Secret Keeper of JaipurBack in the Pink City where he was once a wily street urchin, Malik, assigned to help Samir Singh’s feckless son Ravi build the new public cinema, finds his livelihood, reputation and the people he loves most threatened after Ravi implicates him in a ruthless scandal.
King, Laurie R.Castle ShadeHistorical Mystery - Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes #17
KingpenConcrete KillaUrban Fiction
KingpenConcrete Killa 2Urban Fiction
Krauze, GabrielWho They WasFiction
Kuo-li, ChangThe SniperJason Bourne meets John McClane in this electrifying Taiwanese thriller about a young special-forces sniper ordered to assassinate a high-level government official, and a seasoned homicide detective called in to investigate a series of grisly murders that lead to a criminal conspiracy at the highest levels of power. 
Lackey, MercedesBeyondFantasy - Founding of Valdemar #1
Lake, JossFuture FeelingAn embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse a young man--and must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save him.
Lansdale, Joe R.Moon LakeMystery
Layne, LaurenTo Sir, With LoveLove Is Blind meets You've Got Mail in this romantic comedy following two 30somethings who meet on a blind dating app--only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.
Lea, CarolineThe Metal HeartDuring World War II, on a remote Scottish Coast, Dorothy, while caring for sick and wounded Italian soldiers, is drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle, until the tensions between the islanders and outsiders deepen, testing their loyalty and desire.
Lee, JonathanThe Great MistakeHistorical Mystery
Leky, MarianaWhat You Can See from HereFiction
Levien, MarissaThe World Gives WayScience Fiction
Levy, E. J.The Cape DoctorThis story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of the most well-respected physicians of his time is inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry.
Liu, MarjorieThe Tangleroot Palace: StoriesFantasy
Loyalty / Williams, AshleyCuffed Me A Young BossUrban Fiction
LoyaltyCuffed Me A Young Boss 2Urban Fiction
LoyaltyCuffed Me A Young Boss 3Urban Fiction
Lozano, BrendaLoopWritten in a sometimes irreverent style, in short fragments that at points are more like haikus than narrative prose, this is a truly original reflection on love, relationships, solitude and the aesthetics and purpose of writing.
Mackintosh, ClareHostageA claustrophobic thriller set over twenty hours on one airplane flight, with the heart-stopping tension of The Last Flight and the wrenching emotional intensity of Room.
Martin, CharlesThe Letter KeeperInspirational - Murphy Shepherd #2
McHugh, LauraWhat's Done in DarknessThriller
McKinney, KelseyGod Spare the GirlsFiction
Mendez, PaulRainbow MilkSeeking a fresh start in London after escaping a repressive religious community, Jesse finds himself at a lost for a new center of gravity and turns to sex work, music and art to create his own notions of love, masculinity and spirituality.
Meruane, LinaNervous SystemFiction
Miles, TerryRabbitsThis fast-paced technothriller takes readers into an underground alternate reality game where the future of the world depends on a player named K.
Mohammed, CelestePleasantviewIn this novel-in-stories about a fictional town in Trinidad, Mohammed reveals the dark side of the Caribbean dream.
Montclair, AllisonA Rogue's CompanyHistorical Mystery - Sparks & Bainbridge #3
Montgomery, BrielleThe AppraisalPaid to bait unsuspecting partners to determine their loyalty, Jayla Morgan, taking “seductress” to a whole new level, finds her twisted lies and scandalous exploits standing in the way of true love with the man of her dreams.
Mott, JasonHell of a BookA work of fiction goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole.
Neilan, PaulThe Hollywood SpiralHired to find an escort who possesses a program/entity that can bend reality to the whims of its user, hard-drinking PI Harrigan must face off against crime gangs, mercenaries and The First Church Multiverse as a rapidly approaching comet threatens to destroy them all.
Nicieza, FabianSuburban DicksThe cocreator of Deadpool presents this highly entertaining debut novel that follows a very pregnant former FBI profiler as she, with her five kids in tow, tries the solve the murder of a gas attendant with the help of a disgraced local journalist.
Noblin, Annie EnglandMaps for the GetawayFiction
Norton, GrahamHome StretchFiction
O'Keefe, Megan E.Catalyst GateScience Fiction - Protectorate #3
Offutt, ChrisThe Killing HillsMystery
Oke, JanetteSustaining FaithInspirational - When Hope Calls #2
Palmer, DianaNotoriousRomance - Long, Tall Texans #53
Peynado, BrendaThe Rock Eaters: StoriesShort Stories
Phillips, Susan ElizabethWhen Stars CollideRomance - Chicago Stars #9
Pittman, RayneshaCarl Weber's Kingpins: West CoastDesperate to get out South Central Los Angeles, Temper Chey, after a brief escapade with one of the most infamous Crip kingpins, finds her plans changing despite the promise she made to her uncle.
Prose, FrancineThe VixenIn 1953, at a distinguished New York publishing firm, Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate is tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg — a project that makes him realize that everyone around him are not what they seem.
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams: Cause and EffectsMotivated by kingpin dreams, success is not an option for Maleek, it's a must.
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams 2: No Snitches, No SuspectsUrban Fiction
Rari, Paper BoiKingpin Dreams 3Urban Fiction
Ray, EleanorThe Missing Treasures of Amy AshtonFor fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Evvie Drake Starts Over comes a funny and tender debut about a reclusive artist whose collection has gotten out of control--but whose unexpected friendship with a pair of new neighbors might be just what she needs to start over.
Reid, AvaThe Wolf and the WoodsmanInspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, a debut novel follows Évike, a young pagan woman, as she, rescued by Gáspár, the one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen—and a disgraced prince, makes a tenuous pact to stop his brother from instigating a violent reign.
Ricciardi, DavidShadow TargetThriller - Jake Keller #4
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder and MemoriesRondo has a plan to get rich, but will his aspirations lead him down a tumultuous road filled with money, murder, and memories that outweigh the amenities of wealth?
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder, and Memories 2Urban Fiction
Rice, Malik D.Money, Murder and Memories 3Urban Fiction
Richards, EmilieThe House GuestsWhen her step-daughter steals money belonging to Amber, a woman who has since been evicted along with her teenage son, Cassie invites them to move in with her and as they each form friendships, Cassie discovers that Amber is trying to outrun her dark past.
Robert, KateeNeon GodsTo escape her controlling mother, an arranged marriage and the ultra-modern city of Olympus, Persephone Dimitrou makes a devil’s bargain with a man who she once believed was a myth who awakens her heart and body to a world she never knew existed.
Rodriques, EliasAll the Water I've Seen Is RunningAfter learning that his close friend from high school has died, Daniel returns to North Florida from New York to meet up with his old classmates and try to find meaning in their friend’s passing.
Ryan, KennedyReelFirst volume in a series with a Hollywood tale of wild ambition, artistic obsession, and unrelenting love.
Sager, RileySurvive the NightThriller
Saylor, StevenDominus: A Novel of the Roman EmpireHistorical Fiction
SaynomoreMob TiesUrban Fiction
SaynomoreMob Ties 2Urban Fiction
Scott, CavanStar Wars: The Rising StormScience Fiction - The High Republic
Sebastian, CatThe Queer Principles of Kit WebbLord Holland--going against his gentlemanly behavior to save himself and a beloved friend to reclaim a book that once belonged to his mother--takes lessons in thievery from Kit Webb, with whom he falls in love despite the impediments in their path.
SequaiaMeant to Be YoursHer heart is healing. His has been broken since she left. Can coming together again be for the best?
Sestanovich, ClareObjects of Desire: StoriesShort Stories
Shalvis, JillLove for BeginnersRomance - Wildstone #7
ShanicexlolaYours to BareUrban Fiction
Sharpson, NeilWhen the Sparrow FallsScience Fiction
Shriver, LionelShould We Stay or Should We GoFiction
Sohn, Won-PyungAlmondA teenager born with a brain condition that makes it difficult to feel emotions has his world shattered when he loses his devoted mother and grandmother and finds himself in a surprising friendship with the school bully.
Steadman, CatherineThe Disappearing ActA British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the sudden disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition.
Stetz-Waters, KareliaSatisfaction GuaranteedWhen she inherits a sex toy store, along with a gorgeous co-owner named Selena, Cade Elgin, a buttoned-up professional, must mix business with battery-operated pleasure if she wants both the shop and her relationship with Serena to work.
Suarez, DarielThe Playwright's HouseFiction
Suri, TashaThe Jasmine ThroneWhen Malini, trapped in an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters, witnesses her servant’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled — and the course of a kingdom is forever changed.
Taddeo, LisaAnimalJoan returns to Los Angeles to come to terms with a childhood trauma and forge the power to fight back against the people who hurt her.
Taylor, BrandonFilthy AnimalsShort Stories
Taylor, Sarah StewartA Distant GraveMystery - Maggie D'arcy #2
Thompson, Aggie BlumI Don't Forgive YouThriller
Thomson, ZangbaThree Black Boys: Tomorrow After SupperThree childhood friends put their lives on the line to rescue a victim plagued with the deadly black fever disease.
Vernon, P. J.Bath HausFinally sober and with his life back on track, Oliver Park visits a gay bathhouse in a moment of weakness and races home to his partner, bruised and barely escaping with his life, to begin a web of ongoing lies.
Vernon, P. J.When You Find MeMystery
Wahrer, CaitlinThe DamageThriller
Waldon, LacieThe LayoverStranded in a luxury resort in paradise with her nemesis, former pilot Jack Stone, flight attendant Ava Greene begins to second-guess everything she thought she knew about him and everything she thought she wanted from her life.
Warkentin, ElyssaThe Ghost At The WindowHistorical Mystery
Weber, DavidGovernorScience Fiction - Ascent to Empire #1
Wecker, HeleneThe Hidden PalaceFiction - Golem and the Jinni #2
White, KateThe FiancéeThriller
Williams, JenA Dark and Secret PlaceMystery
Wilson, F. PaulDouble ThreatA small-town woman tries to conceal that an alien consciousness has invaded her head and given her the gift of healing but still finds herself the targeted by members of a mysterious desert cult.
Wilson, SusanWhat a Dog KnowsFiction
Winfrey, KerryVery Sincerely YoursRomance
Wise, A. C.Wendy, DarlingWhen Peter Pan returns, taking her daughter Jane instead of her, Wendy must follow Peter back to Neverland and rescue Jane--and finally face the darkness at the heart of the island.
Wiseman, BethAn Unlikely MatchInspirational - Amish Inn #2
May 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Afia, NekesaDead Dead GirlsThe start of an new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance.
Alers, RochelleThe Beach HouseRomance - Book Club #2
Anderson, RebeccaIsabelle and AlexanderHistorical Romance
Armstrong, KelleyCursed LuckThe first book in a new fantasy series about a curse weaver in Boston and her encounter with the scion of a wealthy family of luck workers.
Arnett, KristenWith TeethThe story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love.
Banker, AshokA Dark Queen RisesFantasy - The Burnt Empire #2
Bazelon, LaraA Good MotherReturning from maternity leave, LA attorney Abby Rosenberg agrees to defend a young mother accused of murdering her husband, a decorated combat veteran, and as evidence mounts against her client, the case that careens toward an outcome no one expects, especially Abby.
Bean, JaymeUntouchedThriller
Beckman, AliciaBitterroot LakeWhen four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Beckman's suspense debut.
Bellefleur, AlexandriaHang the MoonRomance
Blackstock, TerriAftermathA childhood friend and the faith she taught him got Dustin through his childhood. But friendship might be what destroys him now, and his faith is slipping away.
Blau, Jessica AnyaMary JaneAlmost Famous meets Daisy Jones and the Six in this funny, wise and tender novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's coming of age in 1970s Baltimore, caught between her straight-laced family and the progressive family she nannies for - who happen to be secretly hiding a famous rock star and his movie star wife for the summer.
Blau, SarahThe OthersThriller
Bliss, HarperAt Your Most BeautifulRomance
Bly, MaryLizzie & DanteOn the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford decides to take one last lavish vacation on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast, with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend.
Bromley, KateTalk Bookish to MeRomance
Brown, DaleArctic Storm RisingFirst in a new series, featuring U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Nick Flynn on the hunt for Russian commandos in the mountains of Alaska.
Brundage, ElizabethThe Vanishing PointAt Rye Adler's funeral, they didn't bury his body - or the rivalry of his closest enemy.
Buehlman, ChristopherThe Blacktongue ThiefSet in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, The Blacktongue Thief begins a fantasy adventure unlike any other.
Cantrell, ChristianScorpionAn intelligence analyst for the CIA, Quinn Mitchell, to catch a killer leaving a trail of bodies around the globe, must grapple with the Epoch Index, a massive database that can reveal almost anything about anyone, until a shocking twist makes her question everything she thought she knew.
Cargill, C. RobertDay ZeroScience Fiction
Carter, EvaHow to Save a LifeFiction
Carter, Mary DixieThe PhotographerThriller
Chamberlain, LaurynFriends from HomeFiction
Cho, ZenBlack Water SisterA reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy.
Clark, P. DjèlíA Master of DjinnIn 1912 Cairo, a new world where the Egyptian Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities maintains an uneasy peace, the Ministry’s youngest agent, Fatima, must stop an imposter who threatens to tear apart the very fabric of this new Egyptian society.
Clipston, AmyThe Jam and Jelly NookFiction - Amish Marketplace #4
Cobb, MayThe Hunting WivesThe Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder.
Collins, BridgetThe BetrayalsAn intricate and utterly spellbinding literary epic brimming with enchantment, mystery, and dark secrets.
Cronin, MarianneThe One Hundred Years of Lenni and MargotFiction
Cusk, RachelSecond PlaceA haunting fable of art, family, and fate.
Dorn, L. R.The Anatomy of DesireFor fans of riveting true crime docuseries a la Serial and Making a Murderer, The Anatomy of Desire is a modern tale of crime and punishment exploring unbridled ambition, blinding passion, and the dark side of desire.
Evans, LissaV for VictoryHistorical Fiction
Feng, Linda RuiSwimming Back to Trout RiverA novel set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution follows a father's determination to reunite his family before his daughter Junie's twelfth birthday, even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light.
Fisher, DavidThe Executive OrderThriller
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsAt Lighthouse PointChristian Fiction
Fraser, JackieThe Bookshop of Second ChancesA woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller.
Frederick, JenHeart and SeoulRomance
Fuller, ClaireUnsettled GroundWhen their mother dies suddenly, 51-year-old twins Jeanie and Julius, who have limited exposure to the outside world, strive to find a way forward until secrets from their mother’s past come to light, forcing them to question who they are.
Gates, EvaDeadly Ever AfterMystery - Lighthouse Library #8
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Lost MadonnaMystery - Auntie Poldi #4
Gnuse, A. J.Girl in the wallsA suspenseful coming-of-age novel about an orphan hiding within the walls of her former family home--and about what it means to be truly seen after becoming lost in life.
Goldman, FranciscoMonkey BoyTells the tale of Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer who grapples with his heritage, career, and growing up Guatemalan and Jewish in America.
Gordon, DavidAgainst the LawMystery - Joe the Bouncer #3
Gray, Shelley ShepardAn Amish SurpriseInspirational - Berlin Bookmobile #2
Groen, HendrikTwo Old Men and a Baby: Or, How Hendrik and Evert Get Themselves Into a JamFiction - Hendrik Groen #3
Gunning, Sally CabotPainting the LightA historical novel of love, loss, and reinvention, set on Martha's Vineyard at the end of the nineteenth century.
Haines, CarolynIndependent BonesMystery - Sarah Booth Delaney #23
Hall, AlexisRosaline Palmer Takes the CakeA scrumptious and sweet romantic comedy from the "dizzyingly talented writer" of Boyfriend Material.
Hankin, LauraA Special Place for WomenIt's a club like no other. Only the most important women receive an invitation. But one daring young reporter is about to infiltrate this female-run secret society, whose bewitching members are caught up in a dark and treacherous business.
Harris, Joanne M.HoneycombA lushly illustrated set of dark, captivating fairy tales.
Harris, Zakiya DalilaThe Other Black GirlTired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books, 26-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel is hired until she after a string uncomfortable events, is elevated to Office Darling, leaving Nella in the dust.
Harrison, Mette IvieThe Prodigal DaughterMystery - Linda Wallheim #5
Henry, EmilyPeople We Meet on VacationTwo best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.
Henry, Veronica G.BacchanalEvil lives in a traveling carnival roaming the Depression-era South. But the carnival's newest act, a peculiar young woman with latent magical powers, may hold the key to defeating it. Her time has come.
Herron, RachaelHush Little BabyA twisty thriller that asks how tightly we are bound to our pasts, how much we can trust those around us, and how far a mother will go to protect her child.
Holahan, CateHer Three LivesAn up-and-coming social media influencer from the Caribbean and her fiancé, a successful architect from a privileged family, find their bond tested by disapproving relatives, a traumatic home invasion and growing suspicions about each other.
Holloway, Karla F. C.Gone Missing in HarlemMystery - Harlem #2
Holloway, WarrenKings of the NightUrban Fiction
Hostin, SunnySummer on the BluffsA novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.
Huchu, T. L.The Library of the DeadRopa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker, and she now speaks to Edinburgh's dead - carrying messages to the living - but when she learns someone is bewitching children she investigates and discovers an occult library, a taste for hidden magic,and a wealth of Edinburgh's dark secrets
Hummel, MariaLesson in RedThriller
Hyde, Catherine RyanSeven Perfect ThingsFiction
Jackson, BrendaFollow Your HeartRomance - Catalina Cove #4
Jackson-Brown, AngelaWhen Stars Rain DownA young woman’s coming of age against a backdrop of an unseasonably hot summer in 1936 Georgia is upended by KKK activities that raise questions about her community’s unacknowledged racism and the kind of person she wants to be.
James, E. L.Freed: Fifty Shades Freed as Told by ChristianRomance - Fifty Shades of Grey #6
Jarvis, NicoleThe Lights of PragueScience and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague.
Johansen, IrisThe BulletMystery - Eve Duncan #27
Kawakami, MiekoHeavenFiction
Kitt, SandraWinner Takes AllRomance - Millionaire's Club #1
Korelitz, Jean HanffThe PlotWildly successful author Jacob Finch Bonner, who had stolen the plot of his book from a late student, fights to hide the truth from his fans and publishers, while trying to figure out who wants to destroy him.
Künsken, DerekThe House of StyxScience Fiction
Lam, Thien-KimHappy EndingsDetermined to make her sex toy business a success, Trixie Nguyen teams up with her ex, a struggling restaurant owner, and, as both businesses pick up, they find their steamy truce turning into something more.
Lauren, ChristinaThe Soulmate EquationRomance
Lawrence, MarkThe Girl and the MountainFantasy - The Book of the Ice #2
Leitch, WillHow LuckyA debut novel about a fiercely resilient young man living with a physical disability, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his door.
Lenze, UllaThe Radio OperatorBased on a true story, a gripping historical novel about a German immigrant who becomes embroiled in a Nazi spy ring operating in New York City in the early days of World War II.
Lin, HudsonHard SellRomance - Jade Harbour Capital #1
Lin, TomThe Thousand Crimes of Ming TsuReimagines the classic Western through the eyes of a Chinese American assassin on a quest to rescue his kidnapped wife and exact his revenge on her abductors.
Lippman, LauraDream GirlThriller
Logan, KylieA Trail of LiesMystery - Jazz Ramsey #3
Lovell, PosyThe Kew Gardens GirlsHistorical Fiction
Lovely, LutishiaBlind AmbitionA tale of one woman's shocking discovery--and how it turns her and her celebrity sister's different worlds upside down.
Lustbader, Eric VanThe Kobalt DossierThriller - Evan Ryder #2
Malerman, JoshGoblin: A Novel in Six NovellasHorror
Mangan, ChristinePalace of the DrownedThriller
Marashi, NasimI'll Be Strong for YouDebut novel that follows the lives of three young women in Tehran over the course of two seasons as they pursue their wildly different dreams even as they discover that it may mean breaking with the past and endangering their longstanding friendship.
Massey, SujataThe Bombay PrinceMystery - Perveen Mistry #3
McDowell, ChristinaThe Cave DwellersA novel in the vein about what Washington, DC's high society members do away from the Capitol building and behind the closed doors of their stately homes.
McElroy, AlexThe AtmospheriansFiction
McFarlane, AilsaHighway BlueA young couple goes on the run in this retro road novel.
McQuiston, CaseyOne Last StopCynical August starts to believe in the impossible when meets Jane on the subway, a mysterious punk rocker she forms a crush on, who is literally displaced in time from the 1970s and is trying to find her way back.
Michaelides, AlexThe MaidensWhen a member of a secret society known as The Maidens is murdered, a brilliant, but troubled, group therapist finds her obsession with proving the guilt of an untouchable Cambridge University professor spiraling out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her life.
Montgomery, ErikaA Summer to RememberExperience the salty breeze of a Cape Cod summer as it sweeps through this sparkling, romantic, and timeless debut novel tinged with a love of old Hollywood.
Morgan, SarahThe Summer SeekersFiction
Murphy, Sara FlanneryGirl OneOrphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in this twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood.
Nkweti, NanaWalking on Cowrie Shells: StoriesShort Stories
Noyes, E. J.Pas de DeuxRomance
O'Hagan, AndrewMayfliesFiction
O'Leary, BethThe Road TripTwo exes reach a new level of awkward when forced to take a road trip together.
Oakley, ColleenThe Invisible Husband of Frick IslandArriving on Frick Island, a young ambitious journalist stumbles upon a fascinating story — an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not exist — and upends lives of this eccentric community as he tries to make a name for himself.
Ojeda, Ivan MonalisaLas Biuty Queens: StoriesShort Stories
Okungbowa, Suyi DaviesSon of the StormA sweeping tale of violent conquest and forgotten magic set in a world inspired by the pre-colonial empires of West Africa.
Park, Ishle YiAngel & HannahTold in seasons, this hip-hop love story follows Hannah, a Korean American girl from Queens, New York, and Angel, a Puerto Rican boy from Brooklyn, as their forbidden love wildly blooms along the Jackie Robinson Expressway in the spring of 1993.
Parks, AdeleJust My LuckThriller
Parks-Ramage, JonathanYes, DaddyFollows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
Patterson, JamesThe President's DaughterThriller
Percy, BenjaminThe Ninth MetalA powerful new metal arrives on Earth in the wake of a meteor shower, triggering a massive new "gold rush" in the Midwest and turning life as we know it on its head.
Pinsker, SarahWe Are SatellitesScience Fiction
Posey, RafeThe Stars We ShareHistorical Fiction
Pulley, NatashaThe KingdomsFantasy
Punke, MichaelRidgelineHistorical Fiction
Reid, Taylor JenkinsMalibu RisingFour famous siblings throw an epic end-of-summer party that goes dangerously out of control as secrets and loves that shaped this family’s generations come to light, changing their lives forever.
Riley, LucindaThe Missing SisterHistorical Romance - Seven Sisters #7
Rimmer, KellyThe Warsaw OrphanHistorical Fiction
Ripper, KrisThe Hate ProjectWhen Oscar finds a new job helping Jack clean out his deceased grandmother's house, the two attempt a frenemies-with-benefits situation only for things to take a turn.
Ritz, CheriLove's No JokeRomance
Rosen, RenéeThe Social GracesThe author of Park Avenue Summer throws back the curtain on one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Alva Vanderbilt and the Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age.
Rovin, JeffThe Black OrderThriller - Tom Clancy's Op-Center #20
Rowley, StevenThe GuncleWhen Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP) for short, takes on the role of primary guardian for his young niece and nephew, he sets “Guncle Rules,” but soon learns that parenting isn’t solved with treats or jokes as his eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility.
Rutherfurd, EdwardChinaHistorical Fiction
Shaara, JeffThe Eagle's ClawHistorical Fiction - A Novel of the Battle of Midway
Shepard, JimPhase SixOne of the few survivors of a mysterious outbreak in Greenland, 11-year-old Aleq must deal with crushing guilt for what he may have unleashed from a mining site, while two Epidemic Intelligence Service agents work together to head off the cataclysm.
Shipman, ViolaThe Clover GirlsFiction
Silva, SamanthaLove and FuryHistorical Fiction - A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft
Slor, ZhannaAt the End of the World, Turn LeftMasha remembers her childhood in the former USSR, but found her life and heart in Israel. Anna was just an infant when her family fled, but yearns to find her roots. When Anna is contacted by a stranger from their homeland and then disappears, Masha is called home to Milwaukee to find her.
Snelling, LauraineThe Seeds of ChangeChristian Historical
Spufford, FrancisLight PerpetualHistorical Fiction
St Aubyn, EdwardDouble BlindFiction
Starford, RebeccaAn Unlikely SpyA twisting, sophisticated World War II novel following a spy who goes undercover as a part of MI5--in chasing the secrets of others, how much will she lose of herself?
Stratman, LivCheat DayFiction
Swinson, DavidCity on the EdgeAn American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family.
Takamura, KaoruLady JokerThe English-language debut of the Japanese modern master tells the story of five men who meet weekly at the racetrack and whose disaffection with their lives causes them to conspire on a kidnapping to extract blood money from corrupt financiers.
Tapper, JakeThe Devil May DanceMystery - Charlie and Margaret Marder #2
Thurm, MarianThe Blackmailer's Guide to LoveFiction
Tucker, KarenBewildernessSet in rural, poverty-stricken North Carolina, this novel follows two young women--best friends--as they struggle to free themselves from opioid addiction.
Tucker, NancyThe First Day of SpringTwenty years after killing a boy when she was 8 years old, Chrissie wants a fresh start for her and her 6-year-old daughter, Molly, but the past will not leave her and Molly alone, forcing Chrissie to find a new way to take matters into her own hands.
Vo, NghiThe Chosen and the BeautifulTreated as an exotic attraction by her peers, Jordan Baker, queer and Asian, has the world of illusion, magic and mystery at her fingertips but the most important doors remain closed to her until she can figure out a way to open them.
Waller, ErickaDog DaysA debut novel about the way dogs can bring out the best in us in the face of life's challenges.
Wang, KathyImpostor SyndromeThis Silicon Valley satire follows Alice, a first generation Chinese American who discovers suspicious activity on her company’s server which violates the company’s privacy policies and may lead back to the chief operating officer.
Weaver, AshleyA Peculiar CombinationThe first in the Electra McDonnell series from Edgar-nominated author Ashley Weaver, set in England during World War II.
Weir, AlisonKatharine Parr, The Sixth WifeHistorical Fiction - Six Tudor Queens #6
West, MonicaRevival SeasonThe daughter of one of the South's most famous Baptist preachers discovers a shocking secret about her father that puts her at odds with both her faith and her family.
Whitten, HannahFor the WolfA debut fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn't the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.
Williams, BeatrizOur Woman in MoscowHistorical Fiction
Williams, PreslaysaA Lowcountry BrideA talented dress designer leaves New York to care for her father in Charleston, South Carolina and accepts a job at a local wedding gown shop only to find herself falling for the store’s owner.
Williams, TiaSeven Days in JuneSeven days to fall in love, fifteen years to forget, and seven days to get it all back again.
Winters, Ben H.The Quiet BoyA legal thriller that follows a sixteen-year-old who suffers from a neurological condition that has frozen him in time--and the team of lawyers, doctors, and detectives who are desperate to wake him up.
Wynne, PhoebeMadamDiscover the secrets of Caldonbrae Hall in this riveting, modern gothic debut set at a secretive all girls' boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula.
Yoon, DavidVersion ZeroFired after questioning what his company does with the data they collect, and then blackballed across Silicon Valley, data whiz Max and his friend Akiko team up with a reclusive tech to get even by rebooting the internet, which has unintended — and disastrous — consequences.
April 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abrams, StaceyWhile Justice SleepsPlunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery Keene, now the legal guardian of power of attorney for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, must unravel the clues he left behind in regards to a dangerous conspiracy that has infiltrated the highest power corridors of Washington.
AimeeAlways BelieveRomance
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo LilyMystery - Darling Dahlias #9
Ames, JonathanA Man Named DollA deliciously noir novel about idiosyncratic private detective Happy Doll and his quest to help a dying friend in a sun-blinded Los Angeles.
Andrews, Mary KayThe NewcomerFiction
Babalola, BoluLove in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, RetoldA debut anthology that reimagines cultural folk and love stories from West Africa, Greek mythology and Middle East legend, from the tale of an unappreciated Nigerian goddess to the story of a powerful Ghanaian spokeswoman’s fateful decision.
Bangs, EllyUnityScience Fiction
Bannalec, Jean-LucThe Granite Coast MurdersMystery - Brittany Murders #6
Barclay, LinwoodFind You FirstThriller
Birchall, KatyThe Secret BridesmaidA professional bridesmaid, Sophie, hired for the society wedding of the year, must win over a reluctant bride and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann, the bride’s dashing son—all while keeping her true identity a secret and her dignity intact.
Bohjalian, ChrisHour of the WitchA resourceful Puritan woman in 1662 Boston plots to escape a violent marriage only to find herself targeted by her disapproving and superstitious neighbors for failing to save a child’s life.
Bolender, MirahFortress of MagiFantasy - Chronicles of Amicae #3
Boschwitz, Ulrich AlexanderThe PassengerA German World War I veteran endures escalating persecution for his Jewish heritage in 1938 Berlin before embarking on a series of train journeys to uncover vital information and then escape the country.
Boyden, AlinaGifting FireFantasy - Stealing Thunder #2
Brandman, MichaelRisk FactorMystery - Buddy Steel #4
Brown, CarolynHummingbird LaneRomance
Bryce, Denny S.Wild Women and the BluesIn an award-winning debut novel, a sharecropper's daughter navigates celebrity encounters, bootlegging, and gangster activities in Jazz Age Chicago before sharing her story with a grieving film student nearly a century later.
Bunn, DavisThe Cottage on Lighthouse LaneInspirational - Miramar Bay #5
Caldwell, ChristiSomeone Wanton His Way ComesEstablishing the Mismatch Society, a group that saves young ladies from the terrible fate of love and marriage, widowed Lady Sylvia Elton and her proteges wreak havoc on the romantic prospects of London’s frustrated male peerage until the tables are turned.
Cameron, MarcBone RattleThriller - Arliss Cutter #3
Caritj, AnnaLeda and the SwanWhen her classmate, Charlotte, disappears after a wild campus party, Leda, who is now dating Charlotte’s ex, becomes dangerously obsessed with finding her and begins to fear for her own life.
Carr, JackThe Devil's HandThriller - James Reece #4
Chambers, BeckyThe Galaxy, and the Ground WithinScience Fiction - Wayfarers #4
Chapman, Clay McLeodWhisper Down the LaneWhen Sean’s favorite teacher is investigated in 1980 after a ritualistically murdered rabbit is discovered on school grounds, he tells a white lie that starts a chain reaction that comes back to haunt him 30 years later.
Cho, ZenSpirits Abroad: StoriesFantasy
Christy, BryanIn the Company of KillersAn investigative wildlife reporter and secret CIA spy pursues a vengeful opportunity to capture the man responsible for a friend’s death by infiltrating the offices of a woman he once loved.
Cipri, NinoDefektScience Fiction - Finna #2
Clark, GeorgiaIt Had to Be YouRomance
Clarke, Amy SuiterGirl, 11A true-crime podcaster tackles an unsolved serial-killer case from her years as a social worker only to trigger a series of events involving eerily similar murders.
Cleeton, ChanelThe Most Beautiful Girl in CubaAt the end of the 19th century, reporter Grace Harrington and a courier secretly working for Cuban revolutionaries in Havana free “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba” who has been unjustly imprisoned—a mission that forces them all to fight for their freedom as war looms on the horizon.
Coble, ColleenThree Missing DaysInspirational - Pelican Harbor #3
Cussler, Clive, and Jack Du BrulThe SaboteursThriller - Isaac Bell #12
Danan, RosieThe Intimacy ExperimentThe co-founder of a popular sex-education platform joins forces with a young rabbi who would save his cash-strapped synagogue to host a seminary series on modern intimacy, before their professional partnership is complicated by their unexpected attraction.
Dave, LauraThe Last Thing He Told MeAfter her husband disappears, Hannah Hall quickly realizes he isn’t who he said he was and that his 16-year-old daughter, who wants nothing to do with her, may hold the key to figuring out his true identity.
Deaver, JefferyThe Final TwistMystery - Colter Shaw #3
Deese, NicoleAll That Really MattersChristian Romance
Dewes, J. S.The Last WatchThe Expanse meets Game of Thrones in J. S. Dewes's fast-paced, sci-fi adventure The Last Watch, where a handful of soldiers stand between humanity and annihilation.
Dillon, AlenaThe Happiest Girl in the WorldFiction
Doyle, Arthur ConanThe Parasite and Other Tales of TerrorHorror
Ducornet, RikkiTrafikScience Fiction
Dumas, HenryEcho Tree: The Collected Short Fiction of Henry DumasFiction
Ellis, ShellyThe Three Mrs. GreysDiscovering in the wake of a murder attempt that they are married to the same man, three women consider if they will unite or compete to survive life-risking threats.
Fabry, ChrisA Piece of the MoonFiction
Fields, TriciaThe DrummersMystery - Josie Grey #6
Francis, PatryAll the Children Are HomeFiction
Fredericks, MariahDeath of a ShowmanHistorical Mystery - Jane Prescott #4
García Sáenz, EvaThe Water RitualsMystery - Inspector Unai Lopez de Ayala #2
Garvin, EileenThe Music of BeesThree strangers navigating grief and devastating setbacks cross paths in a rural Oregon town, where they find unexpected friendship, healing and new chances on local honeybee farm.
Gelernter, J. H.Hold FastA desperate sea battle; a fortune risked on the turn of a card; a duel at dawn with the loser…Patrick O’Brian meets James Bond.
Goddard, ElizabethPresent DangerInspirational - Rocky Mountain Courage #1
Gould, LeslieA Patchwork PastInspirational - Plain Patterns #2
Graham, HeatherThe UnforgivenThriller - Krewe of Hunters #33
Grierson, MichelleBecoming LeidahHistorical Fiction
Grisham, JohnSooleySamuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams … and even bigger challenges off the court.
Gwynne, JohnThe Shadow of the GodsFantasy - Bloodsworn #1
Hammer, AlisonLittle Pieces of MeFiction
Hannon, IreneBlackberry BeachInspirational - Hope Harbor #7
Hardaker, CarolineComposite CreaturesScience Fiction
Harwood, J. J. A.The Shadow in the GlassWhen a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life — seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases — lowly maid Ella soon discovers that each wish comes with a high price and must decide whether it’s one she is willing to pay.
Heiny, KatherineEarly Morning RiserFalling in love with Duncan, the world’s most prolific seducer of women, Jane finds herself part of an unconventional family, which includes his best friend and ex-wife, when one terrible car crash permanently intertwines her life with Duncan’s.
Henderson, JuliettaThe Funny Thing About Norman ForemanA 12-year-old aspiring comedian pushes the limits of his lesser talents to travel across the country and honor a dead best friend’s dream of performing in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Hilderbrand, ElinGolden GirlFiction
Hilderbrand, ElinReunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton FrankFiction
Hillerman, AnneStargazerMystery - Leaphorn, Chee, and Manuelito #6
Hilliard, M. E.The Unkindness of RavensWhen she stumbles upon the body of her best friend — a death that could be linked to several others, librarian Greer Hogan employs what she has read in detective novels to investigate until she realizes that she may have helped convict an innocent man in her own husband’s murder.
Hogle, SarahTwice ShyRomance
HoneyThe Final SinUrban Fiction - Vexed #3
Hunter, StephenBasil's WarAn accomplished agent in the British Army, Basil St. Florian embarks on his toughest assignment yet as he, going undercover in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, searches for an ecclesiastic manuscript that holds the key to a code that could prevent the death of millions.
Hur, Angela Mi YoungFolklornA Korean-American particle physicist learns she can’t run from ancient magic when her mother’s prophetic warning that the women in their family were cursed and destined to repeat the lives of their ancestors from Korean myths and legends comes true.
Hutton, CallieThe Sign of DeathCozy Mystery - Victorian Mystery #2
Jalaluddin, UzmaHana Khan Carries OnWhen the halal restaurant where she waitresses is threatened by new competition, a rising podcaster uncovers a long-buried family secret and falls for a rival before their community is upended by a hate attack.
Jance, J. A.Unfinished BusinessMystery - Ali Reynolds #16
Jenoff, PamThe Woman with the Blue StarInspired by the harrowing true stories of those who hid from the Nazis in the sewers, this emotional testament to the power of friendship follows Ella, an affluent Polish girl, as she helps Sadie and her pregnant mother survive despite the worsening dangers of the war.
Johnstone, CaroleMirrorlandReturning to her gothic childhood home in the wake of her estranged twin’s disappearance, Cat uncovers long-held secrets involving her sister’s left-behind clues and a mysterious treasure hunt.
Jonasson, RagnarThe Girl Who DiedA new teacher in a remote Icelandic village investigates after she is plagued by nightmares of a white-clad little girl in her rented attic apartment that happens to be the site of a local legendary haunting.
Jones, Stephen MackDead of WinterMystery - August Snow #3
Karrington, BlakeFaith and TrustDespite feeling that Trust has too much money for the legal endeavors he describes to her, Faith believes him until the Feds burst in and she must decide if she has it in her to stand by him.
Kerangal, Maylis dePainting TimeFocusing on craftmanship during her training at the famous Institut de Peinture in Brussels, Paula embarks on an international career before she is assigned the monumental task of creating a reproduction of a famous paleolithic art cave.
Kingsbury, KarenA Distant ShoreChristian Romantic Suspense
Kornher-Stace, NicoleFirebreakIn a future world ruled by corporations in a perpetual civil war, expert gamer Mallory is offered a dangerous side job looking for a missing girl who may be linked to an online character.
Kubica, MaryLocal Woman MissingThriller
Kuznetsova, MariaSomething UnbelievableFiction
Lelchuk, S. A.One Got AwayThriller - Nikki Griffin #2
Lostetter, Marina J.The Helm of MidnightWhen a death mask imbued with the spirit of a historical serial killer is brazenly stolen by thieves, an outbreak of terrifying murders reveals the mind of a calculating perpetrator who is searching for answers.
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's PaybackMystery - Sunny Randall #9
MacGregor, K. G.Words UnsaidRomance - Shaken #5
Maikranz, D. EricThe Reincarnationist PapersThe basis for the major motion picture Infinite.
Mallery, SusanThe StepsistersFiction
Manansala, Mia P.Arsenic and AdoboThe first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes—one that might just be killer…
Marcelo, TifIn a Book Club Far AwayAfter not speaking for eight years, three former best friends who bonded as Army wives with a book club reluctantly reunite to help care for one of the trio’s children while undergoing emergency surgery.
Martin, EmilyFloodpath
McCall Smith, AlexanderTiny Tales: Stories of Romance, Ambition, Kindness, and HappinessShort Stories
McCall Smith, AlexanderYour Inner HedgehogFiction - Professor Dr. von Igelfeld #
McCracken, ElizabethThe Souvenir MuseumShort Stories
McFarlane, MhairiJust Last NightFiction
McKenzie, CatherineSix Weeks to LiveThriller
Michaels, FernHiddenIn the first in a brand-new series, brother and sister Cullan and Luna Bodman are drawn into a dangerous mystery through an antique with a complicated past.
Miller, Linda LaelCountry ProudRomance - Painted Pony Creek #2
Monroe, Mary AliceThe Summer of Lost and FoundFiction - Beach House #7
Mozley, FionaHot StewFiction
Nelson, Caleb AzumahOpen WaterA first novel about two young Black artists in London falling in and out of love.
Newland, CourttiaA River Called TimeA monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics, and conscience, set in parallel Londons.
Nguyen, EricThings We Lost to the WaterLeaving Vietnam behind, Huong and her two sons adapt to life in New Orleans in different ways as they search for identity as individuals and as a family until disaster strikes the city, forcing them to find a new way to come together.
Oloixarac, PolaMonaMona trades the temptations of California for a small gray village in Sweden where she is trapped with her mostly male competitors – and with her own demons.
Osworth, A. E.We are Watching Eliza BrightThriller
Ozick, CynthiaAntiquitiesAn elderly trustee of the now defunct Temple Academy for Boys, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, as he prepares to write a memoir of his days at the school, navigates between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school’s ethos and his fascination with his own family’s heritage.
Palmer, D. J.The Perfect DaughterThriller
Phillips, GinFamily LawWhen an ambitious female lawyer becomes the victim of harassment, she must decide what’s more important: her family’s safety or the rights she’s fighting for.
Poeppel, AmyMusical ChairsFiction
Quick, AmandaThe Lady Has a PastRomantic Suspense - Burning Grove, California #5
Reilly, MatthewThe Two Lost MountainsThriller - Jack West Jr. #6
Roberts, NoraLegacyAfter launching her own line of yoga and workout videos, Adrian Rizzo begins receiving death threats, which lead her back home to Maryland, where she, with the help of her childhood crush, must find the truth when the threats escalate to murder.
Ross, LeonePopishoLiving in a world where everyone is born with a small but destiny-shaping magical ability, Xavier is anointed to prepare a perfect wedding meal for a governor’s daughter, before an unknown vandal raises difficult questions.
Rossner, RenaThe Light of the Midnight StarsFiction
Saint, JenniferAriadneA feminist retelling of the Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur follows Ariadne as she, defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, helps Theseus kill the Minotaur.
Sethi, MiraAre You Enjoying?: StoriesShort Stories
Sharratt, MaryRevelationsHistorical Fiction
Sherri, JohnniLove and the Game 3Urban Fiction
She?ori, Ya?arahAquariumA debut novel follows two sisters, both deaf and raised in seclusion by deaf parents, and the shattering consequences that unfold when that isolation comes to an end.
Shipstead, MaggieGreat CircleA century after daredevil female aviator Marian Graves’s disappearance in Antarctica, actress Hadley Baxter is cast to play her and immerses herself in the role as their fates — and their dreams — become intertwined.
Shua Dusapin, ElisaWinter in SokchoFiction
Silber, JoanSecrets of HappinessFiction
Silvey, CatrionaMeet Me in Another LifeA man and a woman continually cross paths in different realities in a speculative love story that explores what truly defines us and how our choices can change everything.
Smith, WilburLegacy of WarHistorical Fiction - Courtney #18
Solomon, RiversSorrowlandFleeing from the strict religious compound where she was raised, Vern, in the safety of the forest, gives birth to twins, and to keep her small family safe, unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of.
St John, KatherineThe SirenThriller
Sullivan, MarkThe Last Green ValleyHistorical Fiction
Sutanto, Jesse Q.Dial A for AuntiesAccidentally causing the death of a blind date, Meddy is persuaded by her meddlesome Chinese-Indonesian mother and aunts to dispose of the body, which upends a billionaire’s wedding and Meddy’s reunion with a former flame.
Swann, StaceyOlympus, TXWeaving elements of classical mythology into a thoroughly modern family drama, this novel follows the Briscoe family as prodigal son March returns home and with his arrival, marriages are upended and even the strongest of alliances are shattered.
Sweeney-Baird, ChristinaThe End of MenThe women survivors of a near-future pandemic that has killed most of the world’s men struggle to document victim stories, rebuild society, and develop a vaccine.
Szpara, K. M.First, Become AshesFantasy
Thayer, NancyFamily ReunionFiction
Thompson, VictoriaMurder on Wall StreetHistorical Mystery - Gaslight #24
Thorne, SallySecond First ImpressionsRomance
Tompkins, JoAnneWhat Comes AfterFiction
Villoso, K. S.The Dragon of Jin-SayengFantasy - Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #3
Walter, HeatherMaliceIn this darkly magical retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Alyce, an evil sorceress, finds an ally in Princess Aurora and wonders if she can lift Aurora’s curse so that together they can forge a new world.
Ward, J. R.Lover UnveiledParanormal Romance - Black Dagger Brotherhood #19
Warren, Tiffany L.All the Things I Meant to Tell YouKimberly’s dreams are about to come true at her lavish destination wedding, until her fiancé’s past relationships turn it into a nightmare, while Hahna finds herself at odds with her young boyfriend and Twila seeks revenge for an assault.
Weber, CarlDeath on the BeachUrban Fiction - Influence #2
Weiner, JenniferThat SummerFiction
Weir, AndyProject Hail MaryThe sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission to save both humanity and the earth, Ryland Grace is hurtled into the depths of space when he must conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.
Weisberger, LaurenWhere the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are PrettyWhen her husband is arrested in an Ivy League admissions sting, jeopardizing everything she worked so hard for, Peyton, co-anchor of a hit morning show, soon discovers that this is not the worst of it as dark secrets in their posh world come to light.
Wells, MarthaFugitive TelemetryScience Fiction - Murderbot #6
White, KarenThe Last Night in LondonA journalist in 2019 London interviews a World War II-era model to learn the story of the woman’s best friendship with a Royal Air Force pilot’s wife, who was catapulted by the Blitz into a web of intrigue and secrets.
Woods, StuartJackpotMystery - Teddy Fay #5
Wright, RichardThe Man Who Lived UndergroundAn explosive, previously unpublished novel from the 1940s by the legendary author of Native Son and Black Boy.
Yan, GelingThe Secret TalkerReceiving psychologically disturbing emails from an unknown adversary, a professor's wife is forced to confront her dark past in China while investigating her stalker's personal motives in a desperate effort to save her marriage.
Zahn, TimothyStar Wars: Thrawn AscendancyScience Fiction - Greater Good #2
March 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Ackerman, Elliot2034: A Novel of the Next World WarThriller
Alammar, LaylaSilence Is a SenseRendered mute by trauma in war-torn Syria, an isolated young woman witnesses the small dramas of her neighbors in England while writing pseudonymous stories about her refugee experiences, before a local hate crime challenges her voicelessness.
Alexander, TashaThe Dark Heart of FlorenceMystery - Lady Emily #15
Alyan, HalaThe Arsonists' CityFiction
Andrews, AlexandraWho Is Maud Dixon?Working for a mysterious novelist known as Maud Dixon, Florence Darrow accompanies her to Morocco where her new novel is set – and where she, after a terrible accident and no sign of Maud, decides to become Maud, claiming the life she’s always wanted.
Archer, JeffreyTurn a Blind EyeMystery - William Warwick #3
Axelrod, XioThe Girl With Stars in Her EyesRomance
Babitt, DebbieSaving GraceThriller
Baldacci, DavidA Gambling ManThriller - Aloysius Archer #2
Bannister, IlonaWhen I Ran AwayEscaping the September 11 attacks aboard the Staten Island Ferry, Gigi marries a fellow survivor and moves to London, where she confronts the anguish of her trauma, her brother’s death, and the unspoken pain of motherhood.
Barry, AvaWindhallThriller
Beaton, E. J.The CouncillorThis Machiavellian fantasy follows a scholar's quest to choose the next ruler of her nation amidst lies, conspiracy, and assassination.
Bell, HettieKnit, Purl, a Baby and a GirlJoining a knitting circle when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant, Poppy creates baby blankets, booties and hats before falling in love with the group’s charismatic leader, Rhiannon, who transforms Poppy’s understandings about relationships and family.
Bennett, S. J.The Windsor KnotA crime series debut that finds 90-year-old Elizabeth II turning detective when MI5 bungles the murder case of a young Russian pianist at Windsor Castle.
Berry, FlynnNorthern SpyThriller
Bissell, TomCreative Types: And Other StoriesShort Stories
Bowen, RhysThe Venice SketchbookInheriting her beloved great-aunt’s sketchbook, a recently divorced woman uncovers mysteries about her great-aunt’s star-crossed romance with a nobleman in World War II Venice.
Bracher, BeatrizAntonioFiction
Brennan, AllisonTell No LiesMystery - Mobile Response Team #2
Brockmeier, KevinThe Ghost Variations: One Hundred StoriesShort Stories
Brown, GregoryThe Lowering DaysGrowing up in a riverside region of 1980s Maine, three brothers from the Penobscot Nation find their childhood innocence shattered by a nearby paper mill fire that divides their community.
Bybee, CatherineChanging the RulesRomantic Suspense
Cabot, AmandaDreams RekindledChristian Historical
Callahan, PattiSurviving SavannahA tale based on the Pulaski disaster of 1838 follows the efforts of a Savannah history professor to guest-curate a museum collection of wreck artifacts while researching the stories of 11 family members who were aboard the doomed steamship.
Cantor, JillianHalf LifeReimagines the pioneering, passionate life of Marie Curie using a parallel structure to create two alternative timelines, one that mirrors her real life, one that explores the consequences for Marie and for science if she'd made a different choice.
Carofiglio, GianricoThree O'Clock in the MorningVisiting Marseilles to seek medical care, an estranged father and his epileptic son endure two caffeine-imbued nights of bonding in the culturally rich city while encountering a diverse array of remarkable locals.
Carter, MichaelaLeonora in the Morning LightHistorical Fiction
Cherezinska, ElzbietaThe Widow QueenHistorical Fiction
Clark, C. L.The UnbrokenIn an epic fantasy unlike any other, two women clash in a world full of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire.
Cohen, SamSarahland: StoriesShort Stories
Crosby, EllenThe French ParadoxMystery - Wine Country #11
Darznik, JasminThe BohemiansA novel of one of America’s most celebrated photographers, Dorothea Lange, explores the wild years in San Francisco that awakened her career-defining grit, compassion, and daring.
Day, Kate HopeIn the QuickA young and ambitious woman astronaut’s life is upended by a fiery love affair that threatens the rescue of a 12-years-lost spacecraft and its crew of survivors.
Desai, SaraThe Dating PlanA characteristically obedient Indian-American software engineer, determined to avoid a loveless arranged marriage by her traditional parents, enlists a childhood crush, required to marry in order to secure his inheritance, to be her decoy fiancé.
Dickey, Eric JeromeThe Son of Mr. SulemanFiction
Diofebi, DarioParadise, NevadaA luxury casino bombing on the Vegas strip is connected to political power grabs that embroil a high-stakes poker player, a cocktail waitress, an Italian tourist, and a Mormon journalist in a fight for the city’s survival.
Divya, S. B.MachinehoodIn 2095, when her client is killed in front of her, Weiga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, discovers that a new and mysterious terrorist group called The Machinehood is responsible and that they are just getting started.
Dobson, MelanieThe Curator's DaughterA young girl, kidnapped on the eve of World War II, changes the lives of a German archaeologist forced into the Nazi Party and—decades later—a researcher trying to overcome her own trauma.
Dray, StephanieThe Women of Chateau LafayetteA multi-generational saga based on true events is set in an extraordinary castle in the heart of France, where a schoolteacher, a socialite. and a noblewoman question their roles and identities in the face of three major wars.
Dupee, JenniferThe Little French Bridal ShopRenovating an inherited colonial property in her Massachusetts hometown to manage painful losses, Larissa buys a wedding gown as a private joke, only to have word of her impending nuptials spread throughout the community.
Edgarian, CarolVeraHistorical Fiction
Ellison, J. T.Her Dark LiesDisregarding messages from an anonymous texter who claims her fiancé is not the man he pretends to be, Claire travels to Italy for her destination wedding before harrowing discoveries and accidents expose ominous family secrets.
Fernandez, NonaThe Twilight ZoneFiction
Figueroa, JamieBrother, Sister, Mother, ExplorerFiction
Finlay, AlexEvery Last FearThriller
Flynn, Laurie ElizabethThe Girls Are All So Nice HereThriller
Fox, CandiceGathering DarkRisking her freedom and custody of her son to help a former cellmate find her missing daughter, a once-respected surgeon requests the assistance of the detective who arrested her for murder a decade earlier.
Freitas, DonnaThe Nine Lives of Rose NapolitanoA woman who never wanted to be a mother reconnects with her estranged husband in the wake of unexpected news and is challenged to reevaluate herself in an unanticipated role.
Garcia, GabrielaOf Women and SaltThe daughter of a Cuban immigrant battles addiction and the fallout of her decision to take in the child of an ICE detainee, while her mother wrestles with displacement trauma and complicated family ties.
Gavin, KateTable for TwoRomance
Gigl, RobynBy Way of SorrowErin McCabe is a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of profound personal change—until a newsworthy case puts both her career and safety in jeopardy.
Ginsburg, MelissaThe House UptownAn emotional coming-of-age novel about a young girl who goes to live with her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her mother.
Glover, NicoleThe ConductorsHaving used her wits and magic to help dozens of slaves escape, a former Underground Railroad conductor settles down among the Black elite of Philadelphia with her husband, where they investigate cases that white authorities refuse.
Graff, Andrew J.Raft of StarsFleeing into the woods believing that they have accidentally murdered an abusive parent, two young boys, unaware that they have become the focus of a desperate search, navigate dangerous natural threats in their effort to survive.
Grattan, ThomasThe Recent EastUnexpectedly inheriting her parents’ abandoned mansion in East Germany, a woman who defected to New York in childhood revisits her deserted hometown while her children become increasingly estranged in the face of the community’s growing neo-Nazi sentiments.
Greenidge, KaitlynLibertieComing of age as a free-born Black woman in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson struggles against her mother’s medical aspirations for her when she finds herself more drawn to a musical career that could compromise her autonomy.
Hall, StevenMaxwell's DemonThriller
Handler, RebeccaEdie Richter Is Not AloneFiction
Hardt, HelenCherishedRomance
Harris, C. S.What the Devil KnowsMystery - Sebastian St. Cyr #16
Harris, Joanne M.OrfeiaEmbarking on a quest in alternate-world dimensions to save her lost daughter, a heartbroken mother is challenged to give up something precious in exchange, from a song or memory to her own personal freedom.
Harrison, CoraSummer of SecretsMystery - Gaslight #3
Hepworth, SallyThe Good SisterThriller
Herron, PaulBreakoutAn imprisoned ex cop and a rookie correctional officer team up to survive and exact vengeance when their Miami jail is abandoned in the wake of two colliding Category 5 hurricanes.
Hibbert, TaliaAct Your Age, Eve BrownRomance - Brown Sisters #3
Hoffmann, R. J.Other People's ChildrenFiction
Holmberg, Charlie N.SpellmakerHistorical Fantasy - Spell #2
Houston, GabrielaThe Second BellFantasy
Hubscher, LibbyMeet Me in ParadiseReluctantly leaving home for the first time since her journalist mother’s death, Marin visits a tropical island spa before a series of embarrassing events reveal her sister’s secret matchmaking agenda.
Hudson, C. J.R.I.C.O.Vanessa “Sunny” McCord reluctantly accepts her father’s offer to take over his drug empire, but instead of being horrified by street life, she discovers her desire for the good life outweighs her sense of compassion and human decency.
Jackson, JoshilynMother May IThriller
Jerkins, MorganCaul BabyA fiction debut by the author of Wandering in Strange Lands finds a would-be mother rendered the unexpected caregiver of a niece’s unplanned baby, who a matriarch predicts will restore their family’s prosperity.
Jimenez, AbbyLife's Too ShortRomance - Friend Zone #3
Kaplan, Mitchell JamesRhapsodyEntranced by the musical genius of George Gershwin, a talented pianist and restless society wife embarks on a decade-long affair that is complicated by guilt, the dynamics of Jazz Age New York and Gershwin’s early death.
Katsu, AlmaRed WidowRecruited by the CIA’s Chief of the Russian Division amid rumors of a department mole, former Moscow Field Station handler Lyndsey Duncan teams up with a murdered director’s widow to expose a life-threatening web of secrets.
Kayode, FemiLightseekersA Nigerian psychologist travels to a remote southern border town to uncover the truth about the murder of three university students.
Kelly, Martha HallSunflower SistersHistorical Fiction - Caroline Ferriday #3
Kepnes, CarolineYou Love MeThriller - You #3
Kim, Bo-youngI'm Waiting for You: And Other StoriesScience Fiction
King, StephenLaterMystery
Krien, DanielaLove in Case of EmergencyFive very different women navigate respective hopes, ambitions, challenges and disappointments before finding themselves hurtling toward an unanticipated new way of living.
Lahiri, JhumpaWhereaboutsFollows the routines of a misfit city dweller who experiences a year of remarkable transformation in the aftermath of a parent’s death.
Lee, AndreaRed Island HouseA tale of love and identity that follows two decades in a marriage between an African-American professor and her wealthy Italian husband in tropical Madagascar.
Lennon, J. RobertSubdivisionFiction
Lovering, CarolaToo Good to be TrueAccepting the proposal of an older, sophisticated man after a whirlwind courtship, a woman struggling with severe OCD throws herself into wedding plans before discovering her fiancé’s secret past and deceptive agenda.
Lundberg, SofiaA Question Mark Is Half a HeartFiction
Marr, ElleLies We BuryThriller
Martin, MadelineThe Last Bookshop in LondonHistorical Fiction
Matheson, NadineThe Jigsaw ManSerial Crimes Unit DI Anjelica Henley races to stop a copycat killer and prevent her own death before the ruthless murderer who is being imitated takes matters into his own hands.
Mbue, ImboloHow Beautiful We WereA young revolutionary risks everything to secure her people’s freedom when her small African village is decimated by an American oil company that reneges on promises of reparation.
McLain, Guy A.Drawing Without an EraserFiction - Local Author
McLain, PaulaWhen the Stars Go DarkRetreating to her childhood foster home in the wake of a tragedy, a veteran missing-persons detective becomes entwined in the search for a local teen whose disappearance eerily resembles an unsolved case from the detective’s past.
McMahon, JenniferThe Drowning KindInvestigating an estranged sibling’s suspicious drowning at their grandmother’s estate, a social worker connects the tragedy to the unsolved case of a housewife who in 1929 allegedly succumbed to the consequences of a wish-granting spring.
Mehmedinovic, SemezdinMy HeartAn intimate work of autobiographical fiction by the author of Sarajevo Blues traces the experiences of a writer who in the wake of a life-risking heart attack reevaluates his past as a member of a Bosnian war refugee family.
Moccia, FedericoOne Step to YouPublished for the first time in English, a modern Romeo and Juliet romance by an internationally best-selling author follows the star-crossed love affair between two individuals from profoundly opposing worlds.
Monroe, MaryMrs. WigginsHistorical Fiction
Montgomery, JessThe StillsHistorical Mystery - Kinship #3
Munier, PaulaThe Hiding PlaceMystery - Mercy Carr #3
Murakami, HarukiFirst Person Singular: StoriesShort Stories
Neubauer, Erica RuthMurder at Wedgefield ManorHistorical Mystery - Jane Wunderly #2
Nickson, ChrisTo the DarkHistorical Mystery - Simon Westlow #3
Nolan, MeganActs of DesperationFiction
Novak, BrendaThe Bookstore on the BeachFiction
O'Keefe, Megan E.Steal the SkyMurder and mayhem derail a con-man’s carefully laid schemes in this swashbuckling debut that blends elements of Firefly and steampunk.
O'Rawe, RichardNorthern HeistA former IRA bank robber bases his fast-paced thriller on one of the biggest (and still unsolved) bank-robberies in history.
Oyeyemi, HelenPeacesFiction
Patterson, James, and Maxine Paetro21st BirthdayMystery - Women's Murder Club #21
Penner, SarahThe Lost ApothecarySecretly dispensing poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them, a London apothecary triggers unintended consequences that shape three lives across multiple centuries.
Perry, AnneDeath with a Double EdgeHistorical Mystery - Daniel Pitt #4
Phillips, C. N.BrooklynGroomed to take over a powerful family organization, a young man harboring a secret wish to be a professional chef replaces his dream with a growing obsession to exact justice on the person responsible for his father’s murder.
Pressfield, StevenA Man at ArmsA jaded legionary from the first century AD Roman Empire is confronted by an inexplicable event when intercepts a suspected fanatic’s letter to insurrectionists in Corinth.
Qiu, XiaolongBecoming Inspector ChenMystery - Inspector Chen #11
Quade, Kirstin ValdezThe Five WoundsA first novel by the award-winning author of Night at the Fiestas finds a man accepting the role of Jesus in his New Mexico community’s Good Friday procession, before his personal goals of redemption are challenged by a daughter’s pregnancy.
Robins, Navi'Soul's TemptationUrban
Robinson, PeterNot Dark YetMystery - DCI Banks #27
Rosenberg, Joel C.The Beirut ProtocolThriller - Marcus Ryker #4
Rosenfelt, DavidAnimal InstinctMystery - K Team #2
Ross, Ann B.Miss Julia Happily Ever AfterCozy Mystery - Miss Julia #23
Ruchti, CynthiaFacing the DawnChristian Fiction
Sandford, JohnOcean PreyMystery - Prey #31
Santopolo, JillEverything AfterFiction
Sathian, SanjenaGold DiggersA satirical coming-of-age story follows the experiences of an Indian-American teen in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, who joins his crush’s plot to use an ancient alchemical potion to meet high parental expectations, triggering devastating consequences.
Sayers, ConstanceThe Ladies of the Secret CircusA magical story spanning from Jazz Age Paris to modern-day America of family secrets, sacrifice, and lost love set against the backdrop of a mysterious circus.
Schanoes, Veronica L.Burning Girls and Other StoriesFantasy
Scott, RileyOn the RocksRomance
Sears, MichaelTower of BabelScraping by as a foreclosure profiteer after a spectacular fall from grace, a once high-powered Manhattan attorney is implicated in an informant’s murder and forced to confront greedy developers, mobsters, activists and rivals to clear his name.
Shelton, PaigeDeadly EditionsCozy Mystery - Scottish Bookshop #6
Shin, AnnThe Last ExilesFalling in love against a backdrop of political turbulence in North Korea, two Pyongyang university students are separated when one makes a desperate choice to save his starving family.
Siegal, NinaYou'll Thank Me for ThisA psychological thriller based on the popular Dutch tradition of blindfolding and dropping teens and pre-teens in the middle of a forest—and what happens when it goes horribly wrong.
Smallwood, ChristineThe Life of the MindFiction
Smith, Jill EileenMiriam's SongChristian Historical
Standiford, NatalieAstrid Sees AllLonging for glamour and adventure after the death of her father, Phoebe dives into the party underworld of 1984’s East Village, where she struggles against painful secrets and her own self-destructive impulses.
Steel, DanielleFinding AshleyFiction
Sten, CamillaThe Lost VillageObsessed with the vanishing residents of an old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt and her crew set up camp and are soon plagued by strange events that makes them realize they are not alone.
Stonex, EmmaThe LamplightersFiction
Strawser, JessicaA Million Reasons WhyFiction
Swanson, PeterEvery Vow You BreakThriller
Sweeney, Cynthia D'AprixGood CompanyFiction
Swinson, KikiPublic Enemy #1Urban
Sykes, DorianThe Good Life 2Urban
Taite, CarsenSpirit of the LawRomance
Talley, LizAdultingSelf-destructive actress Chase London. agreeing to attend life coach Olivia Han’s “adulting” boot camp, heads to a refuge in the wilds of Northern California where they work together to create refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past.
Tan, SandiLurkersThe story of a wary Los Angeles community of immigrants, lovers, and predators who find their daily realities upended by a suicide, a drama teacher with boundary issues, and a lonely gay novelist.
Terry, PamelaThe Sweet Taste of MuscadinesFiction
Thayne, RaeanneThe Path to Sunshine CoveRomance
Theroux, PaulUnder the Wave at WaimeaA once-famous surfer confronts aging, privilege and mortality when he accidentally kills a man and makes an astonishing discovery about his personal link to the victim.
Thomas, ClaireThe PerformanceAn unbending professor on the cusp of retirement, a philanthropist with a traumatic past, and a theater usher worried for her girlfriend become unexpected companions during a play that is interrupted by a suddenly out-of-control wildfire.
Tsumura, KikukoThere's No Such Thing as an Easy JobFiction
Updike, JohnNovels 1978-1984Fiction
VanderMeer, JeffHummingbird SalamanderSent taxidermied specimens of two endangered species, a software manager becomes the target of the ecoterrorists and wildlife traffickers behind a catastrophic global conspiracy.
Verdon, JohnOn Harrow HillMystery - Dave Gurney #7
Vlautin, WillyThe Night Always ComesWorking multiple jobs to buy a home that will give her family much-needed stability, Lynette is sidelined by a betrayal that forces her to consider dangerous options among the hustlers and wealthy elite controlling her booming city.
Wallace, KaliDead SpaceAfter a life-altering terrorist attack, a woman working dead-end security job for a powerful asteroid-mining company is contacted by a fellow victim who claims to have shocking information about their shared tragedy just before he is murdered in space.
Walsh, S. KirkThe Elephant of BelfastHistorical Fiction
Walter, Laura MayleneBody of StarsA debut novel by an award-winning short-story writer imagines a dangerously psychic alternate-reality world where the birthmarks, freckles and moles on a woman’s body determine her future role and security.
Walton, DawnieThe Final Revival of Opal & NevAccepting a contract from a fledgling record company, a talented music artist in early 1970s New York endures racist responses to her activism, before a reunion interview decades later reveals explosive secrets.
Waters, MarthaTo Love and to LoatheHistorical Romance - Regency Vows #2
West, Kathleen 1978-Are We There Yet?Fiction
Wideman, John EdgarYou Made Me Love You: Selected Stories, 1981-2018Fiction
Williams, PipThe Dictionary of Lost WordsIn a debut novel based on actual events, as a team of male scholars compiles the first Oxford English Dictionary, one of their daughters decides to collect the “objectionable” words they omit.
Wilson, DianeThe Seed KeeperA haunting novel spanning several generations, The Seed Keeper follows a Dakhóta family’s struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.
Winslow, W. S.The Northern ReachA grieving mother keeps vigil by the coast of her Maine community while her neighbors endure the hardships of dirt farming, bootlegging, and tourism throughout the 20th century.
Winter, JessicaThe Fourth ChildOvercome by spiritual restlessness as her children gain independence, a devout Catholic adopts a child from Eastern Europe whose complicated needs estrange the woman from her biological children.
Wright, JulieA Captain for Caroline GrayHistorical Romance
Yejide, MorowaCreatures of PassageFiction
Zak, ErinGuarding EvelynRomance
Zeniter, AliceThe Art of LosingThe Algerian-French daughter of a man who claims he does not remember the past discovers her heritage when her grandmother’s return to their native home reveals their family’s secret past and the inescapable legacies of colonialism.
February 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Banks, RussellForegoneA septuagenarian leftist documentary filmmaker gives a last interview from his mythologized life to a former star student to whom he discloses his experiences as a draft dodger who fled to a new life in Montreal.
Bauer, BelindaExitA literal-minded widower who discreetly volunteers to help terminally ill people die by assisted suicide makes a terrible mistake that renders him a fugitive.
Benjamin, AliThe Smash-UpUpended by his wife’s newfound activism, a once-successful businessman begins questioning everything in the face of scandalous allegations and a naïve houseguest.
Bentley, DonThe Outside ManThriller - Matt Drake #2
Berenson, AlexThe Power CoupleEmbarking on a European family vacation to revitalize their marriage, two government employees find the limits of their bond tested when their daughter goes missing from a Barcelona club.
Birkby, MichelleThe House at Baker StreetWhen Sherlock Holmes turns away the case of the persecuted Mrs. Laura Shirley, Mrs. Hudson and Mary Watson resolve to help a fellow woman in need but soon find the investigation becoming far bigger than either of them as they are plunged into a world of extortion and murder.
de Bodard, AlietteFireheart TigerFantasy
Bolaño, RobertoCowboy Graves: Three NovellasFiction
Box, C. J.Dark SkyMystery - Joe Pickett #21
Briggs, PatriciaWild SignUrban Fantasy - Alpha and Omega #6
Brooks, TerrySmall Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020Fantasy
Callihan, KristenMake It SweetRomance
Castillo, LindaA Simple MurderMystery - Kate Burkholder Short Stories
Champaneri, PriyankaThe City of Good DeathA debut novel of family and love, memory and ritual and the ways in which we honor the living and the dead that takes readers inside India’s holy city of Banaras follows the lives of inseparable cousins Pramesh and Sagar, who live in a death hostel.
Chandler, LatoyaInsatiable LoveLatavia Carter tries to salvage the pieces of her broken marriage and regain her trust in herself after a one night stand with Darnell Carter causes her life to spiral out of control.
Charles, Janet Skeslien The Paris LibraryBased on a true story, the novel describes how a lonely, 1980s teenager befriends an elderly neighbor and uncovers her past as a librarian at the American Library in Paris who joined the Resistance when the Nazis arrived.
Chen, Te-PingLand of Big Numbers: StoriesA debut story collection offering a kaleidoscopic portrait of life for contemporary Chinese people, set between China and the United States.
Chiavaroli, HeidiThe Orchard HouseTwo women, one living in present day Massachusetts and another in Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House soon after the Civil War, overcome their own personal demons and search for a place to belong.
Childs, LauraHaunted HibiscusMystery - Tea Shop #22
Clayborn, KateLove at FirstReturning to the apartment where he was unforgettably entranced by an unknown woman’s voice, Will encounters an uncannily familiar tenant who sabotages his efforts to interfere in the lives of her close-knit neighbors.
Coben, HarlanWinA high-suspense follow-up to the best-selling The Boy from the Woods is presented from the viewpoint of Myron Bolitar’s fan-favorite sidekick, Windsor Horne Lockwood III.
Conley, SusanLandslideFiction
Cooper, HelenThe Downstairs NeighborThriller
Cosimano, ElleFinlay Donovan is Killing ItWhen struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan is mistaken for a contract killer, she inadvertently accepts the offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet, discovering that crime in real life is a lot harder than fiction.
Coster, NaimaWhat's Mine and YoursIntegrated into a predominantly white high school, an anxious young Black student and a half-Latina whose mother would have her pass as white join a bridge-building school play that shapes the trajectory of their adult lives.
Cross-Smith, LeesaThis Close to OkayFiction
Cussler, CliveFast IceThriller - Numa Files #18
Dailey, JanetCalder BrandA first installment in a Calder series spin-off is set in the late 1800s and follows the experiences of a vengeful cowboy and an aspiring doctor whose respective ambitions are complicated by past demons and an illegitimate child.
Dalglish, DavidVoidbreakerFantasy - The Keepers #3
Davies, CarysThe Mission HouseTaking refuge in a mission house in a remote hill town in India, an Englishman fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary life bonds with a Padre’s daughter against a backdrop of escalating religious tensions.
De Rosnay, TatianaFlowers of DarknessMoving into an ultra-modern artist residency in scenic Paris, a novelist seeking tranquility in the aftermath of a divorce begins experiencing ominous trepidation about the apartment building and the true agenda of those behind its creation.
Deveraux, JudeMeant to BeHistorical Fiction
Dobmeier, TracyGirls with Bright FuturesLocked in competition for a single admittance into Stanford, the mothers of three prep-school students confront their worst nightmares and doubts about each other’s true characters when their daughter applicants are violently targeted.
Doller, TrishFloat PlanHiring a sailor to navigate the boat trip she planned before her fiancé’s death, Anna begins healing from a broken heart in the wake of an unexpected romance.
Downing, DavidWedding StationMystery - John Russell #7
Duchovny, DavidTruly Like LightningFollows the experiences of a former Hollywood stuntman-turned-Mormon polygamist who is blackmailed by an ambitious developer to enroll his children in public school.
Edmondson, LaurenLadies of the HouseAfter her father’s involvement in a public scandal, Daisy must navigate the sale of the family home, her sister’s inconvenient crush and her best friend writing an expose in a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility.
Ellis, BellaThe Diabolical BonesMystery - Brontë Sisters #2
Engel, PatriciaInfinite CountryFiction
Estleman, Loren D.The Eagle and the ViperAlternative History
Evanovich, JanetThe BountyMystery - Fox and O'Hare #7
Everett, ElizabethA Lady's Formula for LoveHistorical Romance
Feehan, ChristineLightning GameParanoramal Romance - Ghostwalker #17
Ferrada, Maria JoseHow to Order the UniverseFiction
Finch, CharlesAn Extravagant DeathMystery - Charles Lenox #14
Fine, JuliaThe Upstairs HouseRecovering from a difficult childbirth, a woman caring for her newborn alone while her husband travels for work suffers a psychological unraveling that causes her to see the ghost of famed children’s book author, Margaret Wise Brown.
Fisher, Suzanne WoodsThe Moonlight SchoolBased on true events, a young woman used to the finer things in life arrives in small town Appalachia in 1911 to help her formidable cousin combat adult illiteracy by opening moonlight schools.
Freeman, BrianInfiniteSurviving the accident that killed his wife, Dylan begins experiencing bizarre hallucinations of himself before encountering an unfamiliar psychiatrist who claims they have been engaging in parallel-universe hypnotherapy treatments.
Frey, DanThe Future Is YoursInventing a computer with a remarkable ability to browse the internet one year into the future, two best friends form a meteoric startup company in Silicon Valley before their innovation reveals a coming year that is anything but promising.
Gailey, SarahThe Echo WifeA precarious arrangement between a man, his wife and his wife’s clone explodes in a violent confrontation that forces the two women to figure out a creative way to stay out of prison.
Gonzalez, BetinaAmerican DeliriumDepicts a small Midwestern community where people and wildlife begin behaving in violently erratic ways that prevent a taxidermist from revealing his findings about a mysterious hallucinogen.
Graham, HeatherDanger in NumbersRomantic Suspense
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate SnickerdoodleMystery - Death by Chocolate #4
Greaney, MarkRelentlessThriller - Gray Man #10
Griffiths, EllyThe PostScript MurdersMystery - Harbinder Kaur #2
Hardiman, RebeccaGood EggsThree generations of a boisterous Irish family are upended by a matriarch’s shoplifting activities and an upbeat American home aide whose initial support catapults the family into the worst crisis they have ever faced.
Hashimi, NadiaSparks Like StarsAdopted from Afghanistan 40 years earlier by an American diplomat in the aftermath of a coup and assassination, Aryana has a chance encounter with the soldier who saved her life and killed her family.
Henry, MadeleineThe Love ProofInspired by her connect to her first love, Sophie, a physics prodigy, is determined to prove that true loves belong together in all realties.
Heron, FarahAccidentally EngagedA delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest.
Herron, MickSlough HouseThriller - Slough House #7
Hood, JoshuaRobert Ludlum's The Treadstone ExileThriller - Treadstone #2
Hopkins, PaulineOf One Blood: Or, the Hidden SelfHorror
Hunt, La JillLarge and in ChargeUrban
Ide, JoeSmokeMystery - IQ #5
Irvin, KellyHer Every MoveChristian Suspense
Ishiguro, KazuoKlara and the SunWaiting to be chosen by a customer, an Artificial Friend programmed with high perception observes the activities of shoppers while exploring fundamental questions about what it means to love.
Jance, J. A.Missing and EndangeredMystery - Joanna Brady #19
Johansen, ErikaBeneath the KeepFantasy - Queen of the Tearling #4
Johnson, NancyThe Kindest LieNeeding to reconnect with the baby she gave up for adoption years earlier, an Ivy League-educated Black engineer uncovers devastating family secrets before her bond with a young white misfit scandalizes her racially torn community.
Jones, CherieHow the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her HouseLala must deal with a chain of events that have terrible consequences when her petty criminal husband is interrupted in his attempt to rob one of the mansions in their "paradise" home of Baxter Beach, Barbados.
Khadra, YasminaKhalilReevaluating his choices when the ISIS suicide bomb he attempted to detonate malfunctions, a young Moroccan in Belgium learns that the assignment had been part of a training test and that his terrorist cell has another mission for him.
Knox, ElizabethThe Absolute BookWriting a successful book about the proper care of libraries, a woman with a haunted past is approached by a police officer for help solving a case involving an ancient scroll box and a library fire in her grandparents’ home.
Koontz, DeanThe Other EmilyHaunted by the unsolved disappearance of the love of this life a decade earlier, writer David Thorne visits her suspected killer in prison before meeting a woman who uncannily resembles the person he lost.
Landau, AlexisThose Who Are SavedGiven hours to report to an internment camp when Nazis occupy France, a Jewish-Russian émigré places her young daughter in the care of a trusted governess before an unexpected opportunity to escape to America leads to a heartbreaking separation.
Langan, SarahGood NeighborsFiction
Layden, EmilyAll GirlsNine young women embark on personal and scholarly journeys of self-discovery at a prestigious New England prep school, where their evolving voices are shaped by a scandal that the administration would cover up.
Leigh, StephenAmid the Crowd of StarsScience Fiction
Leon, DonnaNo Going BackMystery - Commissario Guido Brunetti #30
Livings, JackThe Blizzard PartyA 6-year-old narrator recounts the catastrophic nor’easter that struck Manhattan on February 6, 1978 and a wild party on the Upper West Side attended by a man who planned to drown himself in the Hudson River.
Lockwood, PatriciaNo One is Talking About ThisFiction
Lowe, KatiePossessionA true-crime podcast reopens a 10-year-old murder case involving a skeptical police officer, a suspicious best friend, a convicted teen who swears he is innocent and a wife who does not remember anything.
Margolin, PhillipA Matter of Life and DeathMystery - Robin Lockwood #4
Martine, ArkadyA Desolation Called PeaceScience Fiction - Teixcalaan #2
Mason, MegSorrow and BlissPushing away her devoted husband, a once-successful writer moves back into her bohemian childhood home, where she struggles to come to terms with the mental illness that has overshadowed her life.
Maxwell, EverinaWinter's OrbitAfter being forced by his Emperor grandfather into a marriage of convenience to unite their planets, Prince Kiem discovers that his intended, Count Jainan, is a suspect in his late husband’s death despite it being ruled an accident.
May, PeterThe Night GateMystery - Enzo Macleod #7
Meissner, SusanThe Nature of Fragile ThingsMoving to early 20th-century San Francisco to escape New York tenement life, an Irish mail-order bride uncovers transformative secrets involving a silent child and two other women before her precarious existence is upended by the great earthquake of 1906.
Menon, LilyMake Up Break UpTrying to get her relationship app off the ground, Annika Dev becomes frustrated and maybe a little intrigued when a business rival with whom she shared a Las Vegas summer fling moves into an office adjoining her workspace.
Meuret, TiffanyA Flood of PosiesFantasy
Michaels, FernNo Way OutStruggling to remember the accident leading to her boyfriend’s disappearance, a coma patient and video-game developer starts over in rural Mississippi, before an inexplicable reunion threatens everything she has rebuilt.
Mihalic, SusanDark HorsesFifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery struggles to reclaim her life from her abusive father, who demands strict obedience in all aspects of her life inside and outside of the riding arena.
Modesitt, L. E.Fairhaven RisingFantasy - Saga of Recluce #22
Moning, Karen MarieKingdom of Shadow and LightUrban Fantasy - Fever #11
Moniz, Dantiel W.Milk Blood Heat: StoriesA debut collection explores such topics as human connections, race, womanhood, inheritance and inner darkness in a series of intergenerational tales featuring protagonists in the sultry cities and suburbs of Florida.
Moore, NiyahCold SummerUrban - Sand Cove #2
Nguyen, Viet ThanhThe CommittedA sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer finds the unnamed “man of two minds” and his blood brother dealing drugs in 1980s Paris, where he navigates the worlds of privileged clients while trying to reconcile two politically polarized friends.
Oates, Joyce CarolThe (Other) You: StoriesShort Stories
Ogden, AimeeSun-Daughters, Sea-DaughtersAfter sparking a war by choosing her land-dwelling love over her Sea-Clan, Atuale tries to save her husband and his people from an incurable plague in this reimagining of The Little Mermaid as a space opera.
Okri, BenPrayer for the Living: StoriesShort Stories
Oliva, AlexandraForget Me NotThriller
Osborne, KarenEngines of OblivionScience Fiction - Memory War #2
Parini, JayBenjamin's CrossingThe acclaimed and now-classic biographical novel of Walter Benjamin's last days--adapted into screenplay form.
Patterson, JamesThe Palm Beach MurdersMystery
Patterson, JamesThe Red BookThriller - Black Book #2
Pearse, SarahThe SanatoriumAccompanying family members to an isolated Swiss Alps hotel to recuperate from a traumatizing case, a woman detective uncovers the fates of long-ago tuberculosis patients who went missing from the property years earlier when it operated as a sanatorium.
Peterson, TracieDestined for YouA smallpox survivor who would protect her family and a railroad manager whose reunion with a brother is shattered by an act of vengeance find comfort and support in each other.
Polk, C. L.SoulstarFantasy - Kingston Cycle #3
Purnell, Brontez100 BoyfriendsAn irreverent, dirty, and profoundly intimate collection of vignettes exploring gay male desire, loneliness, sex, and self-sabotage.
Quinn, CateBlack WidowsFollows the life and death of Blake Nelson, a Mormon who adopted the old polygamous ways and lived alone with his three wives, all of whom hate each other.
Quinn, KateThe Rose CodeJoining the elite Bletchley Park codebreaking team during World War II, three women from very different walks of life uncover a spy’s dangerous agenda against a backdrop of the royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip.
Rai, AlishaFirst Comes LikeRomance - Modern Love #3
Raybourn, DeannaAn Unexpected PerilHistorical Mystery - Veronica Speedwell #6
Reardon, BryanLet Her LieFacing the likely end of his career after a public misstep, a rising documentary filmmaker boldly decides to pursue the story of a serial killer who was captured before ending the life of a mysterious final victim.
Redfearn, SuzanneHadley and GraceWhen Hadley, who has just escaped an abusive marriage, crosses paths with Grace, a new mother hoping to put her rough past behind her, they must decide how must they are willing to risk for each other when danger catches up to both of them.
Rogers, MorganHoney GirlAfter completing her Ph.D. in astronomy, a young, straightlaced, Type A personality black woman goes on a girls’ weekend to Vegas to celebrate and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t even know.
Romano-Lax, AndromedaAnnie and the WolvesSacrificing everything to research the life of her idol, Annie Oakley, a modern-day historian who would heal from one tragedy to prevent another discovers a journal that reveals the formative events that compelled Oakley’s emergence as a gifted sharpshooter.
Russo, KateSuper HostRenting out his West London home in the wake of marital and career setbacks, an award-winning artist rediscovers his sense of purpose through relationships with a lonely American, a tortured fellow artist and a cautiously optimistic divorcée.
Ryan, JenniferThe Kitchen FrontAn indebted young widow, a freedom-seeking kitchen maid, the wife of a wealthy but unkind man and a trained chef navigating sexism compete for a once-in-a-lifetime spot hosting a BBC cooking program during World War II.
Salih, ZakLet's Get Back to the PartyReconnecting with a childhood friend in the weeks after the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, an art history teacher observes the contrast between his own closeted youth and the open relationships of a younger generation.
Scottoline, LisaEternalAn aspiring writer, an athlete from a professional cyclist family and a mathematics prodigy find their bond tested by a love triangle and the spread of anti-Semitism and fascism in 1937 Italy.
Silverman, JenWe Play OurselvesAfter a blistering public shaming, a promising young playwright heads to Los Angeles to reinvent herself and work on a semi-documentary about a group of teen girls who have a Fight Club inspired by the book and film.
Simpson, Leanne BetasamosakeNoopiming: The Cure for White LadiesIn fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson&;s Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, and a deep, abiding commitment to Anishinaabe life to tell stories of resistance, love, and joy.
Singh, NaliniQuiet in Her BonesWhen the bones of missing socialite Meera Rai are discovered in the forest that surrounds her elite neighborhood, her son Aarav is determined to uncover the ugly truth that lives beneath the moneyed elegance – but no one is ready for the murderous secrets that emerge.
Souljah, SisterLife After DeathThe long-awaited sequel to the best-selling The Coldest Winter Ever continues the gritty experiences of a returned Winter Santiaga.
Stabenow, DanaSpoils of the DeadMystery - Liam Campbell #5
Steel, DanielleThe AffairFiction
Sundin, SarahWhen Twilight BreaksChristian Historical
Todd, CharlesA Fatal LieHistorical Mystery - Inspector Ian Rutledge #23
Tudor, C. J.The Burning GirlsAssigned to a remote English countryside parish after a suspicious suicide, an unconventional vicar and single father investigates the village's tragic history and the recent disappearances of two teens.
Vida, VendelaWe Run the TidesBest friends Eulabee and Maria Fabiola have a vehement falling out after disagreeing on the nature of an act they witness while walking to their upscale all-girls' school, and Maria Fabiola's sudden disappearance soon after exposes dark community secrets.
Wagers, K. B.Out Past the StarsScience Fiction - Farian War #3
Whitaker, ChrisWe Begin at the EndA guilt-ridden police chief and a tough-as-nails woman who was forced to support her family as a girl work together to protect loved ones when the latter’s father is released after 30 years in prison.
Wilkinson, GinaWhen the Apricots BloomThree very different women navigate the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood in turn-of-the-millennium Iraq, in a debut novel inspired by the author's experiences as an award-winning foreign correspondent in Baghdad during the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Willig, LaurenBand of SistersEschewed by her wealthy graduated classmates, a former scholarship student reluctantly volunteers to help World War I French civilians before finding herself surrounded by desperate families in villages decimated by German bombs.
Winspear, JacquelineThe Consequences of FearHistorical Mystery - Maisie Dobbs #16
Woods, StuartDouble JeopardyMystery - Stone Barrington #57
Youers, RioLola on FireBlackmailed by a witness after robbing a convenience store, a desperate man is forced to commit a burglary before realizing that a young woman and he have been rendered pawns in an organized crime dispute.
January 2021
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abriel, AnitaLana's WarMourning a brutal double loss, Russian countess’s daughter Lana is recruited into the resistance on the French Riviera and goes undercover to gain access to the Gestapo leader who killed her husband.
Alden, K. D.A Mother's PromiseBased on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, describes the story of Ruth Ann Riley, who had her first child taken from her after being sent to an institution and her fight against forced sterilization.
Anderson, Kevin J.VengewarFantasy - Wake the Dragon #2
Andrews, V. C.The Umbrella LadyThriller - Umbrella #1
Apostol, GinaThe Revolution According to Raymundo MataA sight-impaired, avid reader traces his Manila childhood and revolutionary activities at the side of Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal against a backdrop of Spanish colonial-era violence.
Ardone, ViolaThe Children's TrainA tale based on true events follows the experiences of a boy in post-World War II Italy, who joins thousands of other children from the south to live with adoptive families in the less-desperate north.
Armstrong, KelleyA Stranger in TownMystery - Rockton #6
Ashcroft, JennyMeet Me in BombayA homesick Englishwoman falls in love with a charismatic man who opens her eyes to the beauty and culture of 1913 Bombay, before their relationship is complicated by a disapproving parent and the harsh realities of war.
Baker, RaneissaW.I.F.EAfter surviving almost seven hard years of federal prison, Ray "Assa" Jones returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his mind on trading his past life of illegal hustling for a new legal one.
Baker, RaneissaW.I.F.E PT 2Urban Fiction
Baratz-Logsted, LaurenJoint CustodyA devoted pooch resorts to escalating means, including the consumption of chocolate, to make the Man and Woman who share custody of him get back together, before the arrival of a New Man prompts even more drastic doggy measures.
Beckett, L. X.DealbreakerScience Fiction - Gamechanger #2
Benjamin, MelanieThe Children's BlizzardThe best-selling author of The Aviator’s Wife draws on oral histories of the Great Plains blizzard of 1888 to depict the experiences of two teachers, a servant and a reporter who risk everything to protect the children of immigrant homesteaders.
Berry, SteveThe Kaiser's WebThriller - Cotton Malone #16
Bonidan, CathyThe Lost ManuscriptDiscovering an abandoned manuscript in her Brittany hotel room, a woman falls in love with the story and begins a life-changing correspondence with its mysterious writer.
Boyd, WilliamTrioA film location in 1968 Brighton is riotously upended by a scandalous intelligence investigation into the secret lives and loves of a novelist, an actress and a movie producer.
Brazier, Eliza JaneIf I DisappearInvestigating the disappearance of her favorite true-crime podcaster, an outcast follows clues to the site of an isolated ranch before uncovering sinister truths about other women who have gone missing from the property.
Broder, MelissaMilk FedTransitioning from her Jewish faith to dieting to maintain an illusion of existential control, Rachel bonds with an Orthodox woman at a frozen yogurt shop before embarking on a journey of food, desire and spiritual fulfillment.
Brown, Rita MaeOut of HoundsCozy Mystery - Jane Arnold #13
Bruce, CamillaIn the Garden of Spite: A Novel of the Black Widow of La PorteRendered desperate and ruthless by men who forced her to endure brutal suffering, a calculating woman becomes the most prolific female serial killer in American history in her determination to survive and claim a life on her own terms.
Burdick, SerenaFind me in HavanaHistorical Fiction
Bush, KeishaNo Heaven for Good BoysForced by an unscrupulous teacher to join a pack of child beggars, a Senegalese boy works beside his cousin to survive Dakar’s black-market organ traders, rival thieves and student protests.
Carrick, M. A.The Mask of MirrorsReturning to Nadezra bent on revenge, con artist Renata Viraudax finds her plan of tricking her way into a noble house and securing her fortune thwarted by the discovery that she holds the key to saving all her worlds.
Chen, MikeWe Could Be HeroesTwo superpowered individuals who have lost all memory of their real identities use their respective powers to commit or fight crime before teaming up together to stop the mad scientist behind a devastating medical conspiracy.
Childs, LauraEgg ShootersCozy Mystery - Cackleberry Club #9
Coleman, JaQuavisThe Streets Have No QueenUrban Fiction
Dalton, Julie CarrickWaiting for the Night SongCadie returns to her childhood home to confront her estranged best friend and the dark secret they both share and must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the land she loves.
Dean, AbigailGirl AThriller
Delany, VickiA Curious IncidentCozy Mystery - Sherlock Holmes Bookshop #6
Desmond, SeanSophomoresAn Irish-American man in 1987 Dallas succumbs to alcohol addiction in the wake of a wrenching diagnosis, while his wife serves as a juror on an illuminating high-profile murder case and their son finds academic encouragement from an enigmatic teacher.
Dorsey, TimTropic of StupidMystery - Serge Storms #24
Doshi, AvniBurnt SugarShortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a searing literary debut novel set in India about mothers and daughters, obsession and betrayal.
Dyer, EricaGood Girlz With Hood HabitsHow much would you be willing to lose for money and love? With everything to lose but so much more to gain, how far will three women go in order to build a name for themselves?
Eaton, EllieThe DivinesPiecing together memories from her teen years at an elite English boarding school, Josephine gradually exposes a violent secret behind why the once-prestigious institution abruptly closed in disgrace.
Enriquez, MarianaThe Dangers of Smoking in Bed: StoriesShort Stories
Falvey, PatriciaThe Titanic Sisters: A Riveting Story of Strength and FamilyHistorical Fiction
Fellowes, JessicaThe Mitford trialHistorical Mystery - Mitford Murders #4
Fisher, HelenFaye, FarawayA happily married mother of two daughters faces an impossible choice when she is transported back in time to 1977, the year before her own mother died.
Fluke, JoanneTriple Chocolate Cheesecake MurderCozy Mystery - Hannah Swensen #27
Fowler, ChristopherOranges and LemonsMystery - Bryant & May #19
Gifford, ElisabethThe Good Doctor of WarsawHistorical Fiction
Gornichec, GenevieveThe Witch's HeartA subversive reimagining of Norse mythology traces the experiences of a banished witch whose unexpected passionate relationship with the trickster Loki produces three remarkable offspring before her family is targeted by wrathful gods.
Gosling, VictoriaBefore the RuinsA multilayered debut finds a woman forced to confront a haunting summer from the past shaped by a stolen diamond necklace, a man on the run, and a devastating betrayal.
Gray, Shelley ShepardA Perfect Amish RomanceBookmobile librarian and matchmaker Sarah Anne Miller discretely assists an Amish youth who would obtain his GED and a heartbroken reader who becomes his tutor in this series debut.
Green, ElizabethConfessions of a Curious BooksellerFiction
Green, JocelynShadows of the White CityChristian Fiction
Griep, MichelleThe Thief of Blackfriars LaneNewly commissioned officer Jackson Forge intends to clean up the crime-ridden streets of Victorian London even if it kills him, when he crosses paths with the notorious swindler Kit Turner.
Grushin, OlgaThe Charmed WifeThirteen years after marrying Prince Charming and having two children, a dissatisfied Cinderella sneaks out to obtain the services of a witch known to provide love potions to disgruntled housewives, but instead of rekindled romance, she wants her husband dead.
Hardt, HelenFollow Me UnderRomance
Harper, JaneThe SurvivorsHaunted by guilt for a reckless and consequential mistake in his youth, Kieran returns to his coastal hometown and his struggling fishing-industry parents, before the discovery of a body on the beach reveals long-held secrets.
Harris, CharlaineThe Russian CageUrban Fantasy - Gunnie Rose #3
Harrison, JamieThe Center of EverythingRecuperating from a head injury that has scrambled her perception of time, a Montana native attends a family reunion before the disappearance of a beloved friend dredges up painful memories.
Hart, JohnThe UnwillingThe younger brother of a wrongly implicated Vietnam veteran and ex-con races to uncover the truth about a young woman’s murder and the brutal realities of war that shaped his brother’s darker nature.
Hawks, ArlemGeorgana's SecretHaving spent her early life at sea in the guise of her father’s cabin boy, a young woman falls in love with a Royal Navy lieutenant who challenges her pessimism about finding a respectable husband.
Haynes, NatalieA Thousand ShipsAn award-winning retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of its women follows the stories of a vigil-keeping Penelope, an Amazon princess rival of Achilles and three goddesses whose feud sparks a tragic conflict.
Hernandez, TreasureThe Girls of South BeachAssaulted by the pimp who once promised her a life of luxury, seductive Anissa Burke turns the tables on her abuser and seizes control of his ring before rebuilding it into South Beach’s highest-paid escort service.
Hobson, BrandonThe RemovedA Cherokee family takes in a remarkable foster child on the eve of the Cherokee National Holiday and anniversary of a loved one’s death.
Hockman, AngieShippedCompeting for the same promotion, a workaholic marketing manager and her e-mail nemesis discover their mutual attraction when they meet for the first time while researching their company’s cruise line in the Galápagos Islands.
Holroyde, ClaireThe EffortDiscovering that a dark comet near Jupiter will eventually hit Earth and destroy all known life, a NASA Near-Earth Object scientist and his indomitable girlfriend assemble an international team to prevent a global catastrophe.
Hopkins, BenCathedralHistorical Fiction
Horrocks, CaitlinLife Among the TerranautsShort Stories
Hubbard, LadeeThe Rib KingExploited by the white family that took him in as a servant 15 years earlier, a Black orphan becomes tragically enraged by how his employers mindlessly profit from the talents of a hired black cook.
Hunt, LairdZorrieFiction
Hurwitz, GreggProdigal SonMystery - Orphan X #6
Iggulden, ConnThe Gates of AthensHistorical Fiction - Athenian #1
IndiaMarried to the MoneyBetrayed countless times, twenty-six-year-old Chanel Franklin, on a journey to obtain the finer things in life, learns some valuable lessons, both physical and mental, that come with a high price – her life.
Johansen, Roy and IrisBlink of an EyeMystery - Kendra Michaels #8
Johnson, Joshua PhillipThe Forever SeaFantasy
Johnson, SadeqaYellow WifeBorn on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.
Johnstone, William W.Outlaw CountryWestern - Smoke Jensen #3
Kelly, GretaThe Frozen CrownFleeing to her allies in the south when her realm is overrun by the forces of a mad emperor, a young heiress is embroiled in labyrinthine political games that threaten to expose her secret magical nature.
Kelly, JuliaThe Last Garden in EnglandGiven the opportunity of a lifetime to restore an admired designer’s famed historic gardens, Emma uncovers long-hidden secrets about her role model and three women who lived on the property during World War II.
Kim, Ae-RanMy Brilliant LifeEnjoying a vicarious but rich life through the stories of his parents, conversations with an older neighbor and the books he reads, a boy pens a manuscript documenting his parents’ rather embellished romance, with riotous results.
Koryta, MichaelNever Far AwayPlaced in witness protection in remote northern Maine, Leah risks exposing herself to the dangerous forces of her past when her homesick children run away.
Lee, Chang-RaeMy Year AbroadAn everyday American college student finds his life transformed by a Chinese-American businessman who unexpectedly takes him under his wing on a series of whimsical, heartbreaking and darkly shocking adventures throughout Asia.
Leicht, StinaPersephone StationScience Fiction
Loedel, DanielHades, ArgentinaA medical student in Buenos Aires must decide how far he’s willing to go for his childhood crush and the group of insurgents she’s joined as more and more people like her are disappeared by an oppressive military junta.
Long, H. M.Hall of SmokeEpic Fantasy
MacLaren, SharleneHer Steadfast HeartChristian Fiction
Malerman, JoshA House at the Bottom of a LakeDiscovering an extraordinary house at the bottom of a lake in their Michigan community, two teens fall passionately in love while struggling to choose between the property’s ethereal freedoms and the safety of the world above.
Mallery, SusanThe Vineyard at Painted MoonDevastated by a divorce that she admits was inevitable, MacKenzie finds her attempts to move away from the only family and source of employment she has ever known complicated by an unplanned pregnancy.
Masood, Syed M.The Bad Muslim DiscountA homesick Pakistani immigrant chafing against the strictures of his family’s new devout Muslim life in California and a young woman who barely escaped war-torn Baghdad upend their community in the aftermath of a fateful chance encounter.
Maxwell, AlyssaA Sinister ServiceHistorical Mystery - Lady and Lady's Maid #6
McGuire, SeananAcross the Green Grass FieldsFantasy - Wayward Children #6
McKevett, G. A.Murder at Mabel's MotelCozy Mystery - Granny Reid #3
Meier, LeslieIrish Parade MurderCozy Mystery - Lucy Stone #27
Melinek, JudyAftershockMystery - Dr. Jessie Teska #2
Morris, ErnestDeath by AssociationOn the east side of Allentown, Pennsylvania, sits the most drug-infested projects. Outsiders consider them a death trap because there is only one way in and one way out. It has birthed hundreds of hustlers, but none compared to these two.
Morris, ErnestDeath by Association 2Urban Fiction
Mosley, WalterBlood GroveMystery - Easy Rawlins #15
Mosse, KateThe City of TearsHistorical - Burning Chambers #2
Murphy, StacieA Deadly FortuneHistorical Mystery
Niemi, MikaelTo Cook a BearBecoming Laestadius’s faithful son and disciple in 1852 Sweden, runaway Jussi works with the famous pastor to track down a killer who is targeting maids, unaware of the evil closing in on them.
O'Donnell, ParaicThe House on Vesper SandsA Victorian-inspired supernatural mystery by the award-winning author of The Maker of Swans follows the experiences of a Cambridge dropout and his savvy detective partner, who connect a paramour’s disappearance to a bizarre suicide.
Okorafor, NnediRemote ControlWhen an alien artifact turns her into Death’s adopted daughter, Sankofa, with her name being the only tie to her family and her past, searches for answers as cities fall in her wake.
Peters, TorreyDetransition, BabyA trans woman, her detransitioned ex, and his cisgender lover build an unconventional family together in the wake of heartbreak and an unplanned pregnancy.
Petrie, NickThe BreakerMystery - Peter Ash #6
Pinter, JasonA Stranger at the DoorMystery - Rachel Marin #2
Pittman, RayneshaDisrespectfully YoursUnhappily married, Meagan believes she has found love with Devin, a man young enough to be her own child, but when a past she never knew existed is exposed, her eyes are opened to the immediate danger she is in.
Pratt, TimDoors of SleepZax Delatree, who ends up in a new reality every time he falls asleep, must elude a very determined killer who is after the blood running through his veins, which holds the power to travel through worlds.
Pronzini, BillThe Paradise AffairMystery - Carpenter and Quincannon #9
Quartey, KweiSleep Well, My LadyMystery - Emma Djan #2
Quotah, EmanBride of the SeaFiction
Reynolds, AllieShiverA reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover that someone has deliberately stranded them at a remote mountaintop resort during a snowstorm, where ominous things begin to happen.
Rice, LuanneThe Shadow BoxPreparing for an exhibit that includes a piece about the domestic violence she once endured at the hands of her gubernatorial candidate husband, an artist survives a home invasion only to find herself pitted against dangerous corrupt forces.
Rosenbaum, BenjaminThe UnravelingGrowing up in a distant future and galaxy where biotechnology has revolutionized gender and cybernetics have abolished privacy, young Fift is challenged by a controversial relationship that sparks a revolution against strictly enforced societal mandates.
Rous, EmmaThe Perfect GuestsThriller
Rowland, Laura JohPortrait of PerilHistorical Mystery - Victorian Mystery #5
Sacks, RebeccaCity of a Thousand GatesA college student in illegal territory, a journalist covering regional violence, a new father and a teen soldier struggle to survive in the contemporary West Bank against a backdrop of ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Schaffhausen, JoannaEvery Waking HourMystery - Ellery Hathaway #4
Schwarz, Liese O'HalloranWhat Could Be SavedFiction
Seligman, KatherineAt the Edge of the HaightWitnessing a murder that threatens her already precarious existence, a young homeless woman is pressured to return to her family in tech-driven, race-torn San Francisco.
Shannon, SamanthaThe Mask FallingFantasy - Bone Season #4
Simone, R.My Husband's Mistress is MeUrban Fiction
Skelton, DouglasThe Blood Is StillMystery - Rebecca Connolly #2
Smith, Alexander McCallPianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic KindAn anthology of 14 stories by the best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series imagines the rich lives and loves behind everyday people featured in pictures from the London Sunday Times photograph archives.
Solomon, Rachel LynnThe Ex TalkAn experienced public radio producer and a newcomer with a master’s degree clash over the disparate advice they administer during an unexpectedly popular radio show.
St James, DorothyThe Broken SpineCozy Mystery - Beloved Bookroom #1
Stewart, AmyDear Miss KoppHistorical Mystery - Kopp Sisters #6
Tracy, P. J.Deep Into the DarkFramed for the murder of a friend’s abusive ex, war veteran Sam Easton turns for help to up-and-coming LAPD detective Margaret Nolan, a fallen soldier’s sister who would prove Sam’s innocence.
Tschida, SamSiri, Who Am I?Waking from a coma with no memory of who she is, a wealthy millennial tries to piece together her identity through her social-media activity before following leads to a billionaire’s home and the site of a suspicious accident.
UntamedKarma's BrewUrban - Never Again, No More #3
Waggoner, C. M.The Ruthless Lady's Guide to WizardryA down-and-out fire witch and a young gentlewoman join forces against a deadly conspiracy.
Walker, Ann MarieHappy Singles DayRomance
Walker, Laura JensenHope, Faith, and a CorpseCozy Mystery - Faith Chapel #1
Weber, CarlThe Family Business 6Urban Fiction
Weber, David, and Chris KennedyInto the LightScience Fiction - Out of the Dark #2
Wesley, Valerie WilsonA Glimmer of DeathThe first in a new thrilling new series starring a women with an extraordinary psychic gift follows widow Odessa Jones as she, to prove her co-worker’s innocence, investigates the murder of a volatile man who had a lot of enemies.
Whitlow, RobertTrial and ErrorA small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he’s determined to find them both---no matter the cost.
Windling, TerriThe Wood WifeFantasy
Wingate, MartyGlamour GirlsEnlisting in the women’s Air Transport Authority during World War II, talented aviatrix Rosalie Wright heroically serves in the face of male skepticism before finding herself torn between a cynical, wisecracking playboy and a heartthrob fellow pilot.
Youngson, AnneThe Narrowboat SummerAbandoning their previous lives, two friends agree to drive a third friend’s narrowboat through the canals of England while she awaits a life-saving operation, drawing them all together to forge a new path forward.
December 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Andersen, SusanThe Ballad of Hattie TaylorHistorical Romance
Antoinette, AshleyButterfly 3Struggling to move on after the heartbreaking loss of Messiah, Morgan Atkins finds herself torn between love and duty when her betrothal to a man she does not love is complicated by two unexpected reunions.
Askaripour, MateoBlack BuckA blazing, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cultlike, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems.
Atkins, AceRobert B. Parker's Someone to Watch Over MeMystery - Spenser #48
Audrain, AshleyThe PushA devoted mother with a painful past gradually realizes that something is very wrong with her daughter, a fear that is complicated by her husband’s dismissive views and the birth of a healthy son.
Balzano, MarcoI'm Staying HereTrina, a young teacher in 1923 defies Mussolini’s order to abolish German as a teaching language in the annexed Austrian territory but refuses the “Great Option” of Hitler’s Germany in 1939 to join the Reich and leave Italy.
Barry, KevinThat Old Country MusicShort Stories
Beers, Georgia/ Cummings, Maggie/ Riley, FionaAll I Want for ChristmasRomance Novellas
Benedict, MarieThe Mystery of Mrs. ChristieClaiming amnesia after going missing for more than a week in late 1926, up-and-coming mystery author Agatha Christie pens a chilling story that brashly implicates her war-hero husband.
Brackston, PaulaThe Garden of Promises and LiesFantasy - Found Things #3
Brown, JamelLoyal to the HustleGully always knew that he would join the family business, including drug running, gun running, and murder, but now with a family of his own, Gully finds his feelings starting to change, especially after losing friends and family in the process of keeping the hustle going.
Caldwell, JosephLazarus RisingFiction
Candlish, LouiseThe Other CoupleWhen a millennial couple and a Gen X couple fall into an obsessive friendship, envy turns deadly in this addictive novel of suspense
Cavanagh, SteveTwistedThriller
Chase, LorettaTen Things I Hate About the DukeHistorical Romance - Difficult Dukes #2
Child, LincolnThe Scorpion's TailMystery - Nora Kelly #2
Clare, AlysThe Outcast GirlsHistorical Mystery - World's End Bureau Victorian #2
Clark, AshleyDress Shop on King StreetInspirational
Cogman, GenevieveThe Dark ArchiveFantasy - Invisible Library #7
Coleman, JaQuavisThe Stiletto AgreementOne wife. One mistress. One deadly game of sex, deception, and betrayal...
Cornwell, PatriciaSpinThriller - Captain Chase #2
Cousens, SophieThis Time Next YearBorn in the shadow of a boy who was born moments earlier and heralded as 1990 London’s first baby, Minnie encounters her more fortunate rival on various disastrous birthdays before making unexpected discoveries when they both turn 30.
Crawford, IsisA Catered Book Club MurderCozy Mystery - Mystery With Recipes #16
Davies, Peter HoA Lie Someone Told You about YourselfA family grapples with the decision to terminate a pregnancy after receiving catastrophic test results and must deal with questions that reverberate down the years.
De Leon, AyaA Spy in the StruggleSuccess used to be this savvy lawyer's only rule. But now she's putting everything on the line to bring a killer corporation to justice.
Diamond, De'neshaCollateralMystery - Parker Crime #3
Dicks, MatthewThe Other MotherA teenage boy copes with the rupture of his family by viewing his mother in an unusual light.
Dickson, ShirleyOur Last GoodbyeAfter her mother’s death in 1943, a young, British woman decides to become a nurse and finds herself working alongside a handsome and funny man and wonders why he isn’t fighting in the war.
Dodd, ChristinaWrong AlibiSentenced to life in prison for a murder she did not commit, 18-year-old Evelyn escapes and works under an alias at a wilderness camp, where her chance at revenge is complicated by a former employer’s mysterious connections.
Eason, LynetteActive DefenseInspirational - Danger Never Sleeps #3
Ekbäck, CeciliaThe HistoriansCoordinating precarious World War II peace agreements between Germany and neutral Sweden, a young negotiator teams up with the Minister of Foreign Affairs to investigate the racially charged events behind a friend’s suspicious death.
Emmett, S. C.The Poison PrinceFantasy - Hostage of the Empire #2
Emmett, S. C.The Throne of the Five WindsFantasy - Hostage of the Empire #1
Engberg, KatrineThe Butterfly HouseMystery - Korner and Werner #2
Fisher, TarrynThe Wrong FamilyAn off-kilter narrator witnesses the slow unraveling of a couple’s strained marriage that erupts in unexpected ways in a chilling tale of domestic suspense.
Frear, CazShed No TearsMystery - Cat Kinsella #3
Fuller, KathleenA Double Dose of LoveRomance - Amish Mail-Order Bride #1
Gallen, MichelleBig Girl, Small TownThis debut follows the experiences of a plucky chip-shop worker whose coming-of-age in the post-Troubles years is upended by abandonment and growing tensions between local Catholics and Protestants.
Gardner, LisaBefore She DisappearedInvestigating the cold-case disappearance of a Haitian teen in a gritty Boston neighborhood, Frankie Elkin navigates resident and police resistance as well as the challenges of her own sobriety before risking her life to uncover the truth.
Garrison, ZariaFamily ReunionUrban Fiction
Gohlke, CathyNight Bird CallingHistorical Christian
Goldberg, LeeBone CanyonMystery - Eve Ronin #2
Graves, StephanieOlive Bright, PigeoneerHistorical Mystery
Greeley, MollyThe Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de BourghA reimagining of the story of Jane Austen’s mysterious character depicts a rejected young heiress who fights a life-long addiction before discovering health and passion in the London home of her cousin, Colonel John Fitzwilliam.
Grippando, JamesTwenty: A Jack Swyteck NovelThriller - Jack Swyteck #17
Hannah, KristinThe Four WindsA Depression-era woman confronts a wrenching choice between fighting for the Dust Bowl-ravaged land she loves in Texas or pursuing an uncertain future in California.
Hardt, HelenAwakenedRomance - Steel Brothers Saga #16
Harper, KarenUnder the Alaskan IceRomantic Suspense - Alaska Wild #2
Hauck, Rachel/ Wade, Becky/ Ganshert, KatieSay I Do: Three Wedding StoriesChristian Romance Novellas
Hauty, ChrisSavage RoadThriller - Hayley Chill #2
Hawke, SamCity of LiesFantasy - Poison Wars #1
Hawke, SamHollow EmpireFanasy - Poison Wars #2
Hawkins, RachelThe Wife UpstairsSupplementing her modest income by stealing small valuables from her gated-community clients, a broke dog-walker endeavors to win the heart of a wealthy bachelor before learning his late wife’s own rags-to-riches story.
Hedlund, JodyA Cowboy for KeepsRomance - Colorado Cowboys #1
Henderson, TresserBig Girls Drama 2Urban Fiction
Hernandez, Treasure/ Moore, MichelGirls from Da Hood 14Urban Fiction
Hill, EdwinWatch HerMystery - Hester Thursby #3
Hoover, ColleenLaylaWhen the personality of the woman he loves is changed by the trauma of a severe accident, Leeds takes her to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met, before her escalating behavior complicates his ability to help another guest.
Innes, Louise R.Death at a Country MansionWhen overly dramatic opera star Dame Serena Lavante – and her best friend’s mother – Is murdered, Surrey, England hairdresser Daisy Thorne must get to the root of the case with the help of a handsome Detective Inspector.
Johnson, JaneThe Sea GateMourning her late mother, Rebecca sets out for Cornwall to help an elderly cousin save her beloved home and discovers attic treasures, a mysterious tunnel from the cellar to the sea and long-buried secrets.
Johnson, Julia ClaiborneBetter Luck Next TimeThe novel follows the experiences of a former Yale student whose life at a 1930s Reno divorce ranch is upended by a shy woman and a thrice-divorced pilot.
Johnson, TaraAll Through the NightHistorical Christian
Jones Jr, RobertThe ProphetsTwo enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation find refuge in each other while transforming a quiet shed into a haven for their fellow slaves, before an enslaved preacher declares their bond sinful.
Kane, DarbyPretty Little WifeA twisty domestic suspense novel that asks one central question: shouldn't a dead husband stay dead?
Kaufman, MichaelThe Last ExitThe secret to eternal life is closely guarded by people who will do anything to protect it—even if it means destroying everything in their path.
Kellerman, FayeThe Lost BoysMystery - Decker and Lazarus #26
Kellerman, JonathanSerpentineMystery - Alex Delaware #36
Krentz, Jayne AnnAll the Colors of NightRomantic Suspense - Fogg Lake #2
Lloyd, ElleryPeople Like HerA successful media influencer’s morally questionable relationship with the truth exposes deep psychological cracks in her marriage at the same time her family is targeted by a violently obsessed fan.
Lourey, JessBloodlineThriller
MacRae, MollyHeather and HomicideMystery - Highland Bookshop #4
Maddox, JaimeLove Changes EverythingRomance
Mannion, UnaA Crooked TreeFinding solace in the trees her late Irish immigrant father taught her to revere, a teen in 1980s Pennsylvania finds her young life shattered in the wake of a summer evening gone terribly wrong.
Marshall, TyKeys to the KingdomThe novel introduces readers to urban fiction’s newest crime family as they experience the powerful legacy of tradition and blood, the seductive lure of power, and the ultimate game of sibling rivalry.
McCall, Amaleka G3someUrban Fiction - Love Sisters #3
McLaughlin, DanielleThe Art of FallingA woman finds her precarious marriage and career thrown into turmoil by a reckoning with an old friend and an enigmatic woman’s claim that she is the true creator of a famous work of art.
Merbeth, KristynFortunaScience Fiction - Nova Vita Protocol #1
Merbeth, KristynMemoriaScience Fiction - Nova Vita Protocol #2
Morelli, LauraThe Night PortraitA tale told in two historical periods follows da Vinci’s ambitious 1492 creation of Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine and a conservator’s life-risking effort to save the painting from Nazi destruction centuries later.
Moss, SarahSummerwaterA series of vignettes offer the idle thoughts of a group of strangers vacationing in a Scottish holiday park during a very rainy day, lost in their own little worlds, until a shocking event unites them.
Moss, TaraThe War WidowWhen her career is sidelined by returning male soldiers, World War II correspondent Billie Walker reopens her late father's private investigation agency, only to be swept up in a dangerous missing-persons case.
Murray, Victoria ChristopherWrathFiction - Seven Deadly Sins #4
North, AnnaOutlawedA riveting adventure story features a fugitive girl, a mysterious gang of robbers, and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West.
Parris, S. J.The Dead of WinterHistorical Mystery - Giordano Bruno novellas
Patterson, JamesThe RussianMystery - Michael Bennett #13
Payne, MelissaMemories in the DriftFiction
Powell, KarenThe River WithinFiction
Probst, JenniferOur Italian SummerThree generations of women in the Ferrari family must heal the broken pieces of their lives on a trip of a lifetime through picturesque Italy.
Reybaud, FannyMademoiselle De MalepeireA modern translation of Fanny Reybaud's 19th-century romance and murder mystery, where a captivating portrait of a beautiful aristocrat inspires a young scholar to discover the subject's true identity, only to uncover a French Revolution-era tale of murder and deception.
Rimmer, KellyThe Things We Cannot SayIn a story of love, loyalty, honor and perseverance, a woman in the present searches for answers to a family mystery from the past that leads to the discovery of a heartbreaking World War II love story, which reveals truths she never expected.
Robb, J. D.Faithless in DeathMystery - In Death #52
Robson, JenniferOur Darkest NightHiding from the Nazis in the guise of a Christian farmer’s wife, a Jewish woman is met with suspicion by a Nazi official who harbors a vendetta against the former seminary student posing as her husband.
Russell, TristaLove HandlesFiction
Ryan, RachelThe Woman Outside My DoorThriller
Shalvis, JillThe Forever GirlReturning to her hometown to attend an estranged friend’s wedding, Maze navigates unexpected secrets with her childhood circle of friends while discovering that she still has feelings for a long-ago crush.
Sise, KatieOpen HouseThriller
Smith, Michael FarrisNickA tale inspired by Fitzgerald’s famous narrator imagines the life of Nick Carraway before Gatsby, depicting a war-traumatized, heavily drinking man who embarks on a doomed journey of redemption from Paris to New Orleans.
Soule, CharlesStar Wars: Light of the JediA new Star Wars saga set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace finds the heroes of the Jedi Order confronted by an unexpected sinister force while defending the Republic from a catastrophic hyperspace disaster.
Steel, DanielleNeighborsFiction
Stoker, SusanTrusting SkylarRomance - Silverstone #1
Sullivan, SophieTen Rules for Faking ItRomance
Summers, Chelsea G.A Certain HungerFiction
Swallow, JamesThe Dark VeilScience Fiction - Star Trek: Picard #2
Tarkington, EdThe Fortunate OnesExposed to the privileges and depravity of wealth when his mother’s connections gain him entry into an elite Nashville boarding school, Charlie faces a difficult choice years later while supporting a friend’s morally questionable political campaign.
Tate, Courtney EvanThe Last to See HerThriller
Taylor, BradAmerican TraitorThriller - Pike Logan #15
Thompson, VictoriaCity of SchemesHistorical Mystery - Counterfeit Lady #4
Thornton, Chris HardingPickard County AtlasWhile following the local town miscreant, a dusty Nebraska town’s sheriff’s deputy, Harley Jensen, runs into Pam Reddick, a young woman looking for an escape from the chains of motherhood, marriage and her husband’s dark family history.
Torre, A. R.Every Last SecretThriller
Vo, NghiWhen the Tiger Came Down the MountainFantasy - Singing Hills Cycle #2
Watts, MadeleineThe Inland SeaFiction
Wegert, TessaThe Dead SeasonMystery - Shana Merchant #2
Willberg, T. A.Marion Lane and the Midnight MurderAfter a filing assistant at Miss Brickett’s Investigations & Inquiries is murdered, her colleague and first year inquirer-in-training is framed for the crime and must sort through hidden alliances and WWII secrets to clear her name.
Williams, DeniseHow to Fail at FlirtingChallenged by her friends to start enjoying her life when her university department is cut, a Type-A overachiever embarks on a daring to-do list that involves leaving an abusive ex and pursuing a career-risking fling with a charming stranger.
Williams, EleyThe Liar's DictionaryTasked with identifying false entries in an encyclopedic dictionary before it is digitized, a young intern questioning her sexuality and place in the world uncovers the laugh-out-loud mountweazels of a disaffected Victorian lexicographer.
Wingate, MartyMurder is a MustMystery - First Edition Library #2
Woods, StuartHush-HushMystery - Stone Barrington #56
November 2020
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Abdullah, KiaTake It BackThriller
Aimaq, JasmineThe Opium PrinceAccidentally killing a young Kochi girl while driving through Kabul, an Afghan-American foreign-aid worker is confronted by an opium dealer’s threats, the loss of his marriage and wrenching guilt over the local regime’s indifference.
Alexander, EllieWithout a BrewMystery - Sloane Krause #4
Andrews, V. C.Whispering HeartsFantasy - House of Secrets #3
Archer, JeffreyHidden in Plain SightHistorical Mystery - William Warwick Chronicle #2
Archer, JeffreyThe Short, the Long and the TallShort Stories
Baldacci, DavidDaylightMystery - Atlee Pine #3
Barres, E. A.They're GoneA northern Virginia freelance editor and a Baltimore bartender search for answers and scramble to protect their surviving loved ones on a night when the seemingly unrelated deaths of their husbands expose devastating secrets.
Baxter, CharlesThe Sun CollectiveA mother searches for her son, a once promising actor, who has fallen victim to a local community group and its enigmatic leader.
Beaton, M. C.Hot to TrotMystery - Agatha Raisin #31
Blanchard, AliceThe Wicked HourMystery - Natalie Lockhart #2
Bradby, TomDouble AgentMystery - Kate Henderson #2
Brayden, MelissaTwo to TangleRyan Jacks has been a player all her life, but the new chef at Tangle Valley Vineyard changes everything. If only she wasn’t off the menu.
Breck, ElizabethAnonymousA San Diego private investigator and true-crime podcaster investigates the threats of an unknown adversary who has possible ties to the unsolved disappearances of two young women from the Gaslamp Quarter’s club district.
Brooks, KarenThe Lady Brewer of LondonReopening her late mother’s brewery when her family is bankrupted by a tragedy at sea, a woman in 15th-century London teams up with a brothel owner to protect loved ones from dangerous rivals.
Bruen, KenA Galway EpiphanyMystery - Jack Taylor #16
Bunn, T. DavisBurden of ProofSuspense
Bybee, CatherineEverything ChangesRomance - Creek Canyon #3
Callender, Kacen