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March/April Staff Picks

Banned from selling anything written this century, bookstore manager Maggie Banks, to keep the business afloat, starts an underground book club that unexpectedly unearths a town secret that could upend everything in The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin

The Lending Library by Aliza Fogelson

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald





After her husband, the greatest love of her life, commits suicide, a young woman finds the strength to move on with the help of her tight-knit Nigerian family in Someday, Maybe.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Furrows by Namwali Serpell

Yinka, Where Is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damilola Blackburn

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle





What would you do if you knew your life's potential? That's the question facing the residents of Deerfield, Louisiana, in The Big Door Prize when a DNAMIX machine appears in their local grocery store that claims to use the science of DNA to tell you your life's potential.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins




Started Early, Took My Dog follows the story of two detectives as they take on challenging circumstances in both their lives, with the hope of doing good for others. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Love You More by Lisa Gardner

Racing the Devil by Charles Todd





Ten months after her mother's death, the narrator of The Hero of This Book takes a trip to London. The city was a favorite of her mother's, and as the narrator wanders the streets, she finds herself reflecting on her mother's life and their relationship.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl




In The Luminaries, Winnie Wednesday is determined to restore her family's good name by taking the deadly hunter trials on her sixteenth birthday, but soon discovers a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh





Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone revolves around the antics of the Cunningham family, and their family reunion held in a snowbound mountain retreat.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia




How to Sell a Haunted House takes on the haunted house trope in a hilarious and terrifying novel that explores the way your past--and your family--can haunt you like nothing else.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Slade House by David Mitchell 

It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan

The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon





On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly however that the letter was sent to the wrong person, and that the events surrounding the inheritance are mysterious in The Death of Mrs. Westaway.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney 

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell 




In Atlas of the Heart, author Brene Brown takes us on a journey through 85 of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human in this informative and moving read. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Bittersweet by Susan Cain

Already Enough by Lisa Olivera

The Book of Moods by Lauren Martin





With her signature sense of humor and down-to-earth storytelling, Lauren Graham opens up about her years working in the entertainment business--from the sublime to the ridiculous--and shares personal stories about everything from family and friendship to the challenges of aging gracefully in Hollywood in Have I Told You This Already?

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler

In Pieces by Sally Field

Brother & Sister by Diane Keaton




Meredith Maggs hasn't left her house in 1,214 days, but whether she likes it or not the world is coming to her door in Meredith, Alone.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver 

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood





The Alchemist tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving






January/February Staff Picks

Fifty Words for Rain is a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance - and the unexpected ally that will change everything - in post-World War II Japan. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers





When college sweethearts Frankie and Ezra broke up before graduation, they vowed to never speak to each other again. Ten years later, on the eve of the new millennium, they find themselves back on their snowy, picturesque New England campus together - and unexpectedly wearing wedding bands, with no idea how they go there in The Rewind

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer

The No-Show by Beth O'Leary




Set against the Indian Termination Act of 1953, residents of the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota must come together to help protect their tribe and themselves in this moving story of strength and resilience in The Night Watchman

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Cherokee America by Margaret Verble

There There by Tommy Orange 

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee





The Great Alone follows the Allbright family's move to the Alaskan wilderness in the 1970's, and the ensuing challenges they face there. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant

The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller






Unmask Alice provides a fascinating reveal of the author behind "Go Ask Alice" and how she conned everyone into believing she was a therapist (she wasn't). If you believed that "Go Ask Alice" or "Jay's Journal" were the real diaries of actual teenagers, you need to read this book and discover the truth. The author's research could have been better documented, but overall this book was an eye-opener.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Lee Israel 

Con/Artist by Tony Tetro 

The Professor and the Parson by Adam Sisman




In The Dead Romantics, a disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling and humorous debut. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A Ghost In Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling  

The American Rommate Experiment by Elena Armas 





Two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame in Daisy Jones & the Six.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie 

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub   

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau 





Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead follows Damon as he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Home by Toni Morrison  

Gun Love by Jennifer Clement

If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery





Babel is a fantasy novel that grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan





In the years after World War II, the Senter family built an Eden-like life on their isolated dairy farm in rural Maine, but when tragedy strikes, the close-knit family is shattered in Beneficence.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen





Good health starts in your gut and Help Yourself gives some tasty recipes and tips to help improve your diet. The "Melted Onions" recipe is especially good. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Cook for Your Gut Health by America's Test Kitchen

The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton 

The Plant Paradox Cookbook by Steven R. Gundry






Best Reads of 2022 Staff Picks

A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with magical forces to help rescue her baby brother and ward off  a sinister invasion in The Wee Free Men

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde 

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson







The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek follows Cussy Mary Carter, a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, as she tries to bring reading to the small community of Troublesome despite prejudices against her blue skin tone.

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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 

True Sisters by Sandra Dallas 






A retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, What Moves the Dead follows retired soldier Alex Eaton and their efforts to help solve the illness that is falling on their childhood friend Madeline Usher.   

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James 

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig  







After being victims of a carjacker attack, the Bennetts are visited later the same night by the FBI and are advised to enter the witness protection program in What Happened to the Bennetts

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The Island by Adrian McKinty

Stay Awake by Megan Goldin 







One morning when commuters on a train to London help save the life of another, the eclectic group of people with little in common, except their commute, discover that a chance encounter can blossom into much more in Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting

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Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner 

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams 








When cutthroat literary agent Nora is coerced into a vacation by her younger sister, the last person she expects to meet is brooding editor Charlie with whom she does not have a fond history in Book Lovers

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By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate 

Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan 








The Foundling follows 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.

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The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick  

The Forgotten Room by Karen White 








Set in 1960s California, Lessons in Chemistry is a hilarious, idiosyncratic and uplifting story of a female scientist whose career is constantly derailed by the idea that a woman's place is in the home, only to find herself starring as the host of America's most beloved TV cooking show.  

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple  

Her Hidden Genius by Marie Benedict 








Where the Crawdads Sing is a fan-favorite mystery/coming of age story about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open.

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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent 

The Scent Keeper by Erica  Bauermeister







In this memoir that spans dozens of countries worldwide, a young girl and her family adopt one new identity after another, and run from both the law and the secrets that will eventually catch up to all of them in Nowhere Girl

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The Less People Know About Us by Axton Betz-Hamilton

Why Didn't You Tell Me? by Carmen Rita Wong








November/December Staff Picks

Creepy, suspenseful, but not scary, The Hacienda is an atmospheric novel set in Mexico shortly after the Mexican War for independence. A young bride travels with her new husband to his estate, Hacienda San Isidro, located in a rural area. The house is not what she had imagined as the truth about San Isidro is slowly revealed.  

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro

When I Sing, Mountains Dance by Irene Solà  



Whether you are a questioning teen, a teacher or parent looking for advice, or anyone wanting to learn the language of respect, The ABC's of LGBT+ is an essential guide to help you learn all things LGBT+. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson

What's the T? by Juno Dawson

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski 



In this powerful novel about the cost of ambition and success, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback at an age when the world considers her past her prime in Carrie Soto is Back

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid




Strangers on a London bus unite to help an elderly man find his missed love connection in the heartwarming novel The Lost Ticket

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club by Roselle Lim

Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley

The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton by Eleanor Ray





Set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco, On the Rooftop is a stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with her children's real ambitions. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

The Kindest Lie by Nancy Johnson

What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster




The owner of the world's leading disaster management company chronicles the unseen world behind the yellow tape, and explores what it means to be human after a lifetime of caring for the dead in Personal Effects

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Devil Never Sleeps by Juliette Kayyem

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala





From award-winning actor Stanley Tucci, Taste is a walk through his life growing up in an Italian family all the way through his days in Hollywood. Told with his famously wry humor, this is a book that's hard to put down. Beware- it will make you hungry!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Rachael Ray 50 by Rachael Ray

Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen




Who doesn't love a one pan meal? No one, apparently, as there are many different versions of a twelve inch skillet all over the world! The World in a Skillet shares those far-reaching recipes with you.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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That Noodle Life by Mike & Stephanie Le

Cook Like a Local by Chris Shepherd 

Lidia's a Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl by Lidia Bastianich 





The New Rules of Aging Well provides readers with small, simple lifestyle changes that will help one to feel better as they get older.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Great Age Reboot by Michael Roizen 

Ageless by Andrew Steele 

The Blue Zones Challenge by Dan Buettner 





Gun Island follows Deen Datta on a journey that will upend everything he thought he knew about himself, about the Bengali legends of his childhood, and about the world around him. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen






September/October Staff Picks

What if you once had a painful memory removed? And what if you were offered the chance to get it back? Tell Me an Ending follows four characters grappling with the question of what to remember--and what they hoped to forget forever.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Zed by Joanna Kavenna 

You Feel It Just Below the Ribs by Jeffrey Cranor 

Dare to Know by James Kennedy 




100 Animals That Can F*cking End You provides funny but informative information on different animals and their less-than-friendly tendencies.

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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The Social Life of Animals by Ashley Ward  

30 Animals That Made Us Smarter by Patrick Aryee

Fuzz by Mary Roach 





The Book of Dreams is a psychological fiction novel that features a warm and magical exploration of the thresholds between life and death. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler 

The Friend by Sigrid Nunez





Say Nothing is a mesmerizing book examining the bitter conflict of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and its aftermath, using the McConville case of the 1970's as a starting point. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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We Don't Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole 

The Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan 

The Troubles by Tim Pat Coogan 




The Woman in the Library is an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship in the wake of murder and mystery. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk

The Verifiers by Jane Pek




In Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter the life of the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter is brought to life, and her influence on her family and the nation detailed. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

The Missing Kennedy by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff

The House of Kennedy by James Patterson 




Cheryl Suchors resolves to hike all of the peaks of the White Mountains in 48 Peaks, and takes us along the physical and emotional journey in the ten years it takes her to accomplish this. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Push by Tommy Caldwell

North by Scott Jurek 

Everything Left to Remember by Steph Jagger 





Love, honor, and justice are at the center of Allende's Zorro, taking readers through the beginnings of the iconic hero's life and identity. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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The Vineyard by María Dueñas

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa






The Nineties offers a hilarious take on 1990s popular culture, politics, sports, literature, and music. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen 

Don't Make Me Pull Over! by Richard Ratay

Vamps and Tramps by Camille Paglia






After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution in Next Year in Havana.  

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

A Hundred Suns by Karin Tanabe

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan





March/April Staff Picks

Told in Cleopatra's own voice, The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a richly detailed tale of ambition, passion, and betrayal in the ancient Egyptian world.


Rating: 5/5 Stars


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Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff


A History of Ancient Egypt by John Romer


The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran




Emily’s House focuses on Margaret Maher, Emily Dickinson's longtime maid, whose bond with - and ultimate betrayal of - the poet ensured Dickinson's work would live on.


Rating: 5/5 Stars


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White Houses by Amy Bloom


Miss Austen by Gill Hornby


The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper



Cloud Cuckoo Land follows four young dreamers and outcasts through time and space, from 1453 Constantinople to the future, as they discover resourcefulness and hope amidst peril.


Rating: 5/5 Stars


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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin


People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks



The Cat I Never Named is a memoir about a girl growing up during the Bosnian War, and is still timely today. She experiences typical teen emotions while also trying to survive in the face of prejudice and immediate danger. When she rescues a stray cat, it becomes a mascot and source of hope for herself and her family.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee




All your sapphic dark academia desires fulfilled! The death of five "witches" in the school's history becomes an all-too-real research project for a group of senior students in A Lesson in Vengeance, with plenty of twists!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Broken Things by Lauren Oliver

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus





If you loved the Gilded Age, art, and strong female characters, you will love The Magnolia Palace.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Sea Gate by Jane Johnson

The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

A Woman of Intelligence by Karin Tanabe






The Maid is a charming murder mystery with likeable characters that will keep you turning the pages to see who murdered Mr. Black.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz





A librarian inherits a bookshop from her estranged mother, leading her halfway across the world on a journey of self-discovery in With Love from London.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan






Before the Coffee Gets Cold is a delightful book of short stories about a unique cafe that offers patrons a chance to revisit the past...but there are rules. Remember this-a visit to the past will change nothing in the present. Except possibly one's point of view.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig




Secrets, obsession and vengeance converge in this thriller Last Girl Ghosted, where an online dating match turns into a deadly cat-and-mouse game.  

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

False Witness by Karin Slaughter 





When Savannah Cade quickly stuffs her manuscript for a romance novel in a secret nook at work, a mystery editor finds her work and offers corrections in Meet Me in the Margins.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson

Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters

This Won’t End Well by Camille Pagán





Love Walked In is an unconventional love story about a woman looking for romantic love, who finds another kind of love instead. A sweet, somewhat uneven first novel that will have you rooting for all the characters and wanting to read the next book in the series.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey

The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins




Arriving at a new planet after the destruction of Earth, a young girl named Petra discovers she is the only survivor to remember her time on their home planet, and is the only person who can now keep the memories of her past alive in The Last Cuentista.


Rating: 5/5 Stars


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Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri


Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed


The Giver by Lois Lowry



When Lily realizes she has feelings for a girl in her math class, it threatens Lily's oldest friendships and even her father's citizenship status in Last Night at the Telegraph Club.


Rating: 4/5 Stars


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Pulp by Robin Talley


We Are Okay by Nina LaCour


One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite



In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer in I Must Betray You

Rating: 4/5 Stars


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Internment by Samira Ahmed

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson






January/February Staff Picks

A high school history teacher in a small Colorado town, Guthrie is raising his two young sons alone in Plainsong. When one of his students, Victoria, becomes pregnant and needs support, Guthrie helps two elderly ranchers take the young woman into their home, and an unlikely extended family is born.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The Flicker of Old Dreams by Susan Henderson



The Story of Beautiful Girl centers around a woman who can't speak, a man who is deaf, and a widow who finds herself suddenly caring for a newborn baby who are divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran




Two strangers - a man who gave up his career as a heart surgeon, and a young girl who needs a new heart - meet by chance and both of their lives change. When Crickets Cry is a quiet and moving story set in the South.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Blue by Danielle Steel

Facing the Dawn by Cynthia Ruchti

The Summer House by Lauren K. Denton





Call of the Wild set in space! A teen girl must train a monstrous wolf for high-stakes dog sled race in Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves, on a planet where the extreme temperatures and wildlife aren't as dangerous as the other racers.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He

Warcross by Marie Lu

Caraval by Stephanie Garber




When All Is Said revolves around the powerful reminiscences of an eighty-year-old Irishman whose story of love and loss keeps you searching for the secrets and mysteries in his past.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Henry, Himself by Stewart O'Nan

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Dependents by Katharine Dion





Rose Keller and Tate Russo have been climbing for years, training in harsh weather and traveling all over the world in Above All Else, but will their ultimate challenge of summiting Mount Everest prove to be too much?

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Trapped by Michael Northrop

Peak by Roland Smith





The Island of Sea Women is a touching story of two friends, Mi-ja and Young-sook, and their lives as haenyeo sea divers on the Korean island of Jeju from the late 1930’s through the early 2000’s.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky






Best Reads of 2021 Staff Picks

A pair of neighbors bond over their shared love of Irish folktales, but family secrets and the cold-case of a missing schoolgirl leads to a search for answers in Mr. Flood’s Last Resort.

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An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

The Family Plot by Megan Collins






The Space Between Worlds is set in a multiverse where multiples of your doppelgangers can exist, data collector Cara must figure out why one of her copies mysteriously disappeared, and uncover a larger plot that threatens all worlds.

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Extinction Game by Gary Gibson

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz






In Firekeeper’s Daughter Daunis Fontaine must go undercover to help solve a murder case and protect her community in this coming-of-age crime novel.  

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The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus






Station Eleven looks at the lives of five theater troupe members from before and after the collapse of civilization, and how their relationships and dedication to art help sustain them.

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd






Combining multiple genres into one novel, The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu follows title character Ming Tsu travels across the West to take back his kidnapped wife, and settle scores along the way with a band of magic wielders.

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The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie 






Volunteer ‘Lunch Mother’ Rose’s reputation is cast in doubt in Save Me after an explosion occurs at her school, and a girl is seriously injured after Rose believes she had already evacuated her from the building…

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Mothers and Other Liars by Amy Bourret

Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers






From the underground cities of Cappadocia to smuggling tunnels on the US-Mexico border, the world beneath our feet is every bit as vivid and evocative as the world we see around us in Subterranea.  

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Underground Worlds by David Farley

Atlas of Dark Destinations by Peter Hohenhaus






When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, he is given a week to cross over, and sets out to live the life he never had in Under the Whispering Door.

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Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow






Bullied for being overweight, Ellie finds comfort from criticism in her swimming pool and best friend, and may eventually find the support to be her own unique self in Starfish.  

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly






When sixteen year-old Finn is killed from a car accident that leaves her family members and best friend alive but grieving in In an Instant, Finn stays suspended between worlds and unable to move on until her family does as well.  

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Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg 

All the Water in the World by Karen Raney






As her senior capstone project, Pippa is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past in A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

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The Amateurs by Sara Shepard

People Like Us by Dana Mele






The Storyteller, written by Dave Grohl, details his life as a young kid idolizing musicians and slowly growing up to help form bands such as Scream, Nirvana, and the Foo Fighters – while also performing with other leading artists.

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Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix by Philip Norman

Acid for the Children by Flea





Inseparable best friends Kate and Tully have vowed to be there for each other forever, and have stayed true to their promise for thirty years, until events and choices in their lives tear them apart in Firefly Lane.  

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First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo






The Inheritance Games follows Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out - but her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune.

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The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson





Cursed to repeat his eighteenth year until a girl falls in love with him, Prince Rhen begins to regain hope when he finally meets Harper, but soon both learn it will take more than breaking the curse to save them both in A Curse So Dark and Lonely.

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Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest







Fall 2021 Staff Picks

The Long Call brings detective Matthew Venn back to his hometown of  North Devon, where his estrangement from the community hangs over his determination to solve the case of a mysterious dead body found on the beach shore.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

Firewatching by Russ Thomas

Still Life by Louise Penny



Ice Bound : A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole centers around Jerri Nielsen's experience as the single physician at the South Pole Research Center during the winter of 1999. Jerri's story of survival is motivational and heroic.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Blink of an Eye by Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard

I Had to Survive by Dr. Roberto Canessa and Pablo Vierci

Endurance by Alfred Lansing 



Mary Berry Cooks to Perfection : Step by Step features recipes by the renowned English chef/baker and The Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry. Mary Berry cooks everything to perfection and in this book she shares the recipes with you!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Aran: Recipes and Stories From a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland by Flora Shedden

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten

The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro by Erin Jeanne McDowell




The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox is a great book to help everyone figure out what to do with all of those essential oils! Helps to eliminate the toxic chemicals in the home and replace them with simple time honored natural solutions.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health & Home by Jan Berry

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Traditional Home Remedies by Martha White 




Prim and proper English ladies stealing, murdering, and treasure hunting after tea time? What's not to love about The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A Lady's Formula for Love by Elizabeth Everett

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner 




The Devil in the White City chronicles the building of the Chicago World Fair of 1893 under the influence of Daniel H. Burnham, as well as the notorious serial killer of the same period, H.H. Holmes. Though some chapters about the building and architectural design of the fair may not interest all readers, the personalities and events of the time are certainly entertaining.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Death in the City of Light by David King

The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream by Dean Jobb

The Ghosts of Eden Park by Karen Abbott



The Woods are Always Watching features two girls alone in the woods, being hunted - this book is a fast-paced horror thriller that doesn't hold any punches! If you enjoyed watching “There's Someone Inside Your House” you'll love this one!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

The Perfect Place to Die by Bryce Moore

14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph




Set in fictitious ancient Japan, Across the Nightingale Floor follows 16 year old Takeo who is caught in a world filled with magic and political rivalry. Born into a spiritual people known as the Hidden, but sharing similarities to a group of assassins with special abilities known as the Tribe, Takeo must decide where his loyalties lie.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk



The Dinner is a captivating story of two sets of parents faced with the dilemma of dealing with their sons' horrific crime.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Defending Jacob by William Landay





The Library Book chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire of 1986 and its aftermath. This book reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the actor long suspected of setting the fire, and delves into the evolution of libraries and their functions.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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A Bookshop in Berlin by Françoise Frenkel

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart Kells

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer



J.P. Morgan's very knowledgeable and savvy archivist maneuvers her way into becoming indispensable to him and his library collection in The Personal Librarian , while at the same time harboring a secret.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett




Born a Crime chronicles Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, Noah’s reflections on his growth from childhood to adulthood are both witty and insightful.  

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie 

Angry Optimist by Lisa Rogak 

Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault 




Empire of Pain presents shocking revelations about Big Pharma and the explosion in drug dependence in America.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou 

Dopesick by Beth Macy 

Death in Mud Lick by Eric Eyre 





May/June 2021 Staff Picks

Hidden Valley Road is the true story of an American family whose 6 of the 10 boys in the family of 12 children had been diagnosed and treated for schizophrenia.  

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Educated by Tara Westover 

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 





As Anna Kerrigan gets older in Manhattan Beach, she seeks to find more information about the disappearance of her father when she was a young girl. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Light Over London  by Julia Kelly 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 





In You Should Have Known, Grace is living the perfect life with a perfect pediatric oncologist husband and child and her career as a psychotherapist until a murder in the neighborhood disrupts everything with terrible consequences.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh 

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff 

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy 





In The Remains of the Day, ever proper and faithful Master Butler Sevens goes on holiday for the first time after many years of devoted service to Lord Darlington and begins to examine and regret the choices he made in his life. 

Rating:4/5 Stars

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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon 

Abdication by Juliet Nicolson 

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl 





Life in the Australian Outback is fraught with danger and violence from natural disasters at every turn but it can be even more destructive when secrets threaten to destroy family members who must rely on each other to survive in "The Lost Man."

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Descent by Tim Johnston 

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White 

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich 





A Stranger Here Below is a historical fiction mystery set in the early 1800s in Pennsylvania, featuring a young deputy trying to solve the mystery of a murder while also trying to figure out why the old judge in town committed suicide. The deceased did not know each other, but are the cases related? This was a slow developing story but held my interest throughout, due to the excellent character development and the complexity of the two converging mysteries. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

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Nighthawk's Wing by Charles Fergus 

A Thousand Falling Crows by Larry D. Sweazy 

The Widows by Jess Montgomery 



In This Will Be Funny Someday, a teenage girl stumbles into performing at a stand-up comedy club. Growing up is never easy, but it can be funny. 

Rating: 5/5 stars

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 

We are all Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen 

I Never by Laura Hopper 





Mr. King is back to his good old horror in Later. He's still my favorite wordsmith!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Black Out by Lisa Unger

Help for the Haunted by John Searles 

The Blind by A.F. Brady






The Talk Funny Girl is a quiet coming of age story about perseverance and strength in the face of abuse, set in New Hampshire 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent 

Caught by Harlan Coben 

The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne 





The Good Sister, follows the lives of twin sisters, Fern and Rose, and their potentially sociopathic mother, or so you think. Alternating between Fern's life and Rose's journal, Hepworth unravels their past to reveal that not everything is as it seems when it comes to their relationship and upbringing. Even with a somewhat predictable twist, it was such an enjoyable and simply unputdownable read!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena 

The Push by Ashely Audrain



Uncommon Type is a collection of short stories. Each story features a typewriter, with some stories highlighting the typewriter more than others. Narrated by Tom Hanks, the audiobook is a must listen!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Trajectory by Richard Russo 

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz 

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson 





Think Like a Monk is a guide on how to live a more meaningful life filled with practical exercises and stories from Shetty's experience as a monk. Highly recommended his podcast, On Purpose, as well!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown 

Want by Lynn Steger Strong

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 





The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared is a humorous story about the quirky Allan Karlsson and a series of adventures he embarks on after breaking out of the nursing home on the eve of his 100th birthday. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson 

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 

Anxious People by Frederick Backman




The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a heartwarming and introspective story about one man's journey to deliver a letter to an old lover and memories and people he meets along the way.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows 

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 




March/April 2021 Staff Picks

Act Your Age, Eve Brown, the latest installment in the Brown Sisters series, is a steamy rom-com where opposites attract. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion





Get wrapped up in The Wife Upstairs. A complicated love triangle is at the center of this psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of B.A. Paris.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Turn of the Key  by Ruth Ware

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson 

Gray Mountain by John Grisham 





Benedict's clever use of multiple unreliable narrators and alternating timelines  in The Mystery of Mrs. Christie perfectly set up a Christi-like twist at the end of this multi-staff pick. 

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 

A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell 

The Dilemma by B.A. Paris 




Untamed is a fast-paced candid memoir encouraging women to be brave with their lives. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Girl, Wash Your Face  by Rachel Hollis

Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown 






Looking for a new YA Read? Check out The Gilded Ones, the first book in the Deathless series. You'll fly through the pages of this action-packed, culturally diverse fantasy read. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 




A Curse So Dark and Lonely  is a must read! The first book in the Cursebreaker series, this YA read is full of fairytale inspired world-building. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst





Another great installment in the Cormoran Strike series. The suspenseful cold-case mystery that unfolds in Troubled Blood  will keep you turning the pages. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 

The Murder House by James Patterson 

Memory Man by David Baldacci 



February 2021 Staff Picks

What if you had made a different choice? Or were able to fix your regrets? The Midnight Library exists between life and death, containing shelves of books giving readers a glimpse into another life they could have lived. A multi-staff pick, this is an engaging story about what is truly important in life. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer 



Get lost in a fast-paced virtual reality with Ready Player One. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough with this Sci-Fi read!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan 

Ready Player Two by Ernest Kline 

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson





It's hard to know what to believe in Leave the World Behind. A suspenseful thriller that finds a vacationing couple unsure of whether to trust the unexpected knock from an older couple on their cabin door.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena




Looking for a new nonfiction read? Dark Archives is an engaging book that explores some of the rarest books in history. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Lost Gutenberg by Margaret Leslie Davis

Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Rego Barry

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett







A collection of stories; Somewhere in the Unknown World  uncovers the lives and stories of refugees living in Minnesota. A fascinating nonfiction read!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Once I Was You by Maria Hinojosa

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

Mind Platter by Najwa Zebian 





After confessing a secret to a stranger on a train, Selena's seemingly perfect life is upended. A thrilling mystery unfolds as Selena realizes to be more careful about who she shares her secrets with. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin 

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn




Get ready for Taco Tuesday with a variety of delicious taco recipes! You'll be sure to find a recipe or two that you'll enjoy. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Tex-Mex From Scratch by Jonas Cramby

Tex-Mex by Ford Fry

Ama: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen by Josef Centeno





Do you love cooking and history? Look no further than Delicious, a culinary historical fiction novel about Billie whose just accepted a position at Delicious Magazine, leading her to uncover the correspondence between James Beard and LuLu Swan during World War II. An unputdownable read! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg

Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen

Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman



Set in 1940s Japan, family secrets unravel in The Inugami Curse, spurring a series of murders. Will the Inugami's be able to identify the murderer before it's too late? 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Malice by Keigo Higashino 

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson




January 2021 Staff Picks


In The Husband's Secret,  everything Cecilia thought she knew was turned upside down the day she prematurely discovered a letter that was to be read after her husband's death.  As secrets unravel, Cecilia's seemingly perfect family is left hanging in the balance as she navigates the life-changing repercussions of guilt and secrecy. The pages just flew by! 

Rating: 4/5 stars 

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The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty,

Under the Influence by Joyce Maynard 



Immerse yourself in ancient wisdom with Lives of the Stoics. Holiday's latest work on Stoicism explores the core tenets (Courage, Temperance, Justice, and Wisdom) of this philosophy through mini-biographies of various stoics throughout history. From Zeno to Marcus Aurelius, this accessible work explores the fascinating history of this philosophy. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

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A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living by Massimo Pigliucci

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius by Donald Robertson

How to Be An Epicurean: The Ancient Art of Living Well by Catherine Wilson 



A multi-staff pick, Spoiler Alert is a cute romantic comedy that is perfect for fans of fanfiction! 

Rating: 5/5 stars 

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What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw by Leah Stewart

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert 





Love a good mystery? Looking to start a new series? Look no further than Grainger's, An Accidental Death. Get wrapped up in ex-DCI agent Smith's case in which he puts his life in danger to uncover the truth. You won't want to stop listening to this engaging audiobook!

Rating: 4/5 stars

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Still Life by Louise Penny

The Darkest Evening by Ann Cleeves

Missing presumed by Susie Steiner




A perfect book for a new year, The Gifts of Imperfection is an inspiring self-help read that explores Brown's 10 tenets to living wholeheartedly. You'll be finding your courage and embracing imperfection by the end of this read!  

Rating: 5/5 stars

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Almost Everything by Anne Lamott 




Aaronovitch's latest Peter Grant Novel, False Value is an intricately plotted humorous urban fantasy read. You'll definitely want to check out the latest installment in this series. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

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London Falling by Paul Cornell,

The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

Storm Front by Jim Butcher 




Do you enjoy psychological fiction, love triangles, and clairvoyance? Make sure to check out Leonardo's Handwriting, an engaging Russian novel that will leave you wondering until the last page. 

Rating: 5/5 stars

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Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina

The Kukotsky Enigma by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryau 



Best Reads of 2020 Staff Picks

Darling Rose Gold is a fascinating story of a disturbing mother-daughter relationship with a satisfying outcome. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Mother-In-Law  by Sally Hepworth 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Sharp Objects  by Gillian Flynn 





Love a great horror read? Look no further than Devolution! This suspenseful bigfoot thriller will keep you turning the pages through this action-packed adventure that reads like a podcast.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Bird Box  by Josh Malerman

The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer 




Looking for a new psychological suspense read? Check out Little Cruelties!

It's amazing how the characters in this family story followed me around for days. The three brothers were terrible people in their own way but I was fascinated by how the author could describe sibling rivalry with such depth and subtlety. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars 

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Baby Teeth  by Zoje Stage

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica 

Descent  by Tim Johnson 



Do you enjoy heartwarming stories with authentic characters?  Make sure to read Plainsong!  A satisfying work of domestic fiction that brings together a group of individuals combating the feelings of loneliness in small town Colorado. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 

Miller's Valley  by Anna Quindlen 

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane 




Dear Evan Hansen is a moving story about a disturbed young man's suicide and the pervasive complications caused by his death. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Fangirl  by Rainbow Rowell

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Goodbye Days  by Jeff Zentner





If you love Scotland, Outlander, or just men in kilts, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other is for you!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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McCarthy's Bar by Pete McCarthy

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot  by Robert MacFarlane

Castles, Follies, and Four-Leaf Clovers by Rosamund Burton 





Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is an absorbing look into a psychotherapist's own struggles with personal issues as she helps her patients navigate their own. I found the stories of the patients fascinating, and was genuinely interested in seeing the growth in their lives due to their therapy. The pages just flew! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle



In Dear Edward,  a twelve-year old boy is the sole survivor of a plane crash that kills 182 passengers, including his parents and older brother. The story alternates between his life afterwards, in which he lives with his Aunt & Uncle as he struggles with his grief, and the hours before the crash itself. The reader gets to know some of the other passengers on the doomed flight as well. While I loved this book, it is a heart-breaking coming-of-age story with an unforgettable character in Edward.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

One Summer by David Baldacci 

The Dependents  by Katherine Dion 

Talking to Strangers is a thought-provoking exploration into how our interactions with strangers can go wrong. Gladwell uses a variety of societal and cultural references to explain his theory in this fascinating read! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert

Presence by Amy Cuddy

Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turkle 




Lady Clementine is a compelling and well-researched look into the ambitious life of Clementine Churchill and her relationship with political powerhouse Winston Churchill. Perfect for all anglophiles and  historical fiction fans! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars
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That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Brown 

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

The Queen's Secret by Karen Harper



November 2020 Staff Picks

Ng's captivating novel, Little Fires Everywhere explores the complexities of motherhood in a suspenseful character driven story set in the seemingly perfect town of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Make sure you have enough time to read this book in one sitting; you want to put it down!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung 



Castillo's latest installment in her Kate Burkholder series puts main character, Police Chief Burkholder, in contact with a fellow cop from her past in The Outsider. The two women work together to find the truth in this fast-paced and suspenseful Amish crime thriller. You'll want to read this entire series!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

A Bad Day For Sunshine by Darynda Jones



In need of a new Rom-com? Look no further than, The Happy Ever After Playlist! Grieving the loss of her Fiancé, Sloan takes a second chance on love when a runaway puppy and it's owner come into her life. This is a laugh-out-loud lighthearted story with wonderfully relatable characters.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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The Switch by Beth O'Leary

Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

No Judgements by Meg Cabot



Upon returning to her hometown to report on a murder investigation, Camille Preaker relives her childhood as the investigation unfolds. Sharp Objects is a dark and disturbing story with a shocking ending that is perfect for fans of psychological suspense! 

Rating: 4/5 Stars 

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Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel 

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides



It seemed to good to be true. Over the course of one Summer, Cecily and Grant have a whirlwind romance in The Lies that Bind. But when Grant goes missing, lies begin to unravel as Cecily uncovers his truth. While predictable, this intricately plotted latest from Giffin is a fast paced romance read!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Ghosted by Rosie Walsh 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 



Four friends form The Thursday Murder Club at their retirement village to discuss unsolved crimes until they end up working on their first real case. This likeable cast of characters works together to help the Police solve a murder in this witty and suspenseful mystery. You'll want to add this one to the top of your To-Be-Read list!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

Death at Breakfast by Beth Richardson Gutcheon 



The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is an engaging historical fantasy that spans centuries following the immortal life of Addie LaRue. An introspective story that reminds the reader to be careful for what you wish for.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 

The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston 




Perfect for all bibliophiles! The Lions of Fifth Avenue is an engaging historical fiction read that alternates between two different time periods as a grandmother and granddaughter work to uncover missing books that were stolen from the New York Public Library. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams 

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester



October 2020 Staff Picks

Are you looking for a new historical fiction read? The Exiles is a fascinating history lesson.

I've always been curious about how Great Britain could possibly transport and support a convict community in far off Australia and Van Diemen's Land while dispersing the native population. Here is a glimpse of what conditions must have been like. At times the suffering is so hard to bear but the authorbrings hope to her family of characters who persevere despite terrible conditions. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Pull of the Stars  by Emma Donoghue

The Secret River by Kate Grenville 

Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough


Looking for a psychological fiction read?

Everything I Never Told You  is a heart-breaking story about a family tragedy where each generation suffers the pain of being different and the inability to communicate.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Gravity Is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty 

Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok

Saints for All Occasions  by Courtney J. Sullivan




"What would happen if you shared your truth?" One notebook containg this question brings together six strangers as they face their truths in The Authenticity Project. A heartwarming and reflective novel. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars 

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The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Star-Crossed by Minnie Dark 





Try Ann Patchett's, The Dutch House on audio. It's an engaging historical fiction listen! 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 

The Last Romantics  by Tara Conklin 

Ask Again, Yes  by Mary Beth Keane






Love a great mystery? You won't want to put down The Mother-In-Law. Family secrets unravel in this suspensful family drama that will keep you guessing to the last page.

Rating: 4/5 Stars.

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The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell 

The Lake House by Kate Morton





In need of a new series to read? Try book one, My Brilliant Friend, in Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Miller's Valley by Anna Quindlen

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner





This story about being a gay teenager during the start of the AIDS crisis is told through lyrical and haunting prose.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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Like a Love Story  by Abdi Nazemian 

Ziggy Stardust and Me  by James Brandon 

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo





 Looking for a young adult read? Try The Fountains of Silence  for a fantastic historical fiction read.

Rating: 5/5 Stars 

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Lovely War  by Julie Berry 

Shame of Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall






Love nonfiction reads? Check out Humankind: A Hopeful History. This book is just what we need in this era of division and unrest. Bregman upends many recent philosophers with his encouraging news that we can and will have a brighter future.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval N. Harari 

The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar 




Iron Chef Michael Symon share his own health concerns and some delicious recipes to reduce inflammation in his cookbook, Fix it With Food. The recipes are easy to follow. My own personal favorite is the baked eggs with mushrooms, collards and onions. 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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Help Yourself: A Guide to Gut Health for People Who Love Delicious Food by Lindsay Maitland Hunt

The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook: 80 One-pot Recipes to Nourish Your Family Using Your Instapot, Slow Cooker, or Sheet Pan by Steven R. Gundry 

Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power and Feed Your Potential by Haile Thomas 


Neighbors Eudora, Rose and Stanley form an unlikely friendship in this heartwarming story. You won't want to put down The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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A Man Called Over by Fredrick Backman 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 

Love Story of Missy Charmichael by Beth Morrey 





Love a great Romcom? Hibbert's series The Brown Sisters features strong women in funny romantic stories. You'll definetly want to give both, Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown a read. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars 

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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory 

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang



Donlea's twisty thriller The Suicide House will keep you guessing until the end. A perfect October read.

Rating:  4/5 Stars

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Never Tell by Lisa Gardner

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

The Late Show by Michael Connelly





A multi-staff pick 1Q-84 is a post-modern story with elements of magical realism. Murakami's writing style and imagery will stay with you long after you finish this intricately plotted work of literary fiction. 

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi 

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides




Looking for a new Sci-Fi read? Make sure to check out Automatic Reload. Steinmetz combines futuristic maintenancepunk with moments of tenderness in this actionpacked read.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

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Lock In by John Scalzi

The Warehouse by Rob Hart

Zero Sum Game by S.L. Huang