Marilyn Recommends

Updated December 1, 2023
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Moon over Soho
Aaronovitch, Ben
With the fire on high
Acevedo, Elizabeth
From New York Times bestselling author of POET X comes a story of a girl with talent, pride and a little bit of magic that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant during freshman year, Emoni Santiago's life has been about making the tough decisions, doing...
What to say next
Buxbaum, Julie
"What to Say Next reminds readers that hope can be found in unexpected places." -Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes a story about two struggling teenagers who find an unexpected connection just when they need...
Summerlost
Condie, Ally
Summer will never be the same again for Cedar. Desperate to outrun their grief, her family move to their mother's hometown for the long holiday. Despite the change of scene, Cedar can't escape her memories, and then strange gifts start to appear in the night as if by magic. When Leo...
American dirt
Cummins, Jeanine
An absolutely remarkable thing
Green, Hank
If you came across AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING at 3 a.m. in New York City . . . Would you keep walking? Or do the one thing that would change your life forever? The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture....
Turtles all the way down
Green, John
John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars is back, with a book hailed by the Guardian as 'a new modern classic'. 'It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.' Sixteen-year-old Aza never...
Faithful
Hoffman, Alice
She was disappearing inch by inch, vanishing into thin air, and then one day a postcard arrived . . . There was no return address, no signature, only a scrawled message: Say something. Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl growing up on Long Island until one night a terrible road...
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
Honeyman, Gail
The Sunday Times bestseller 'Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live ...
Illuminae
Kaufman, Amie
Kady and Ezra thought their break up was messy until they witnessed their entire world literally falling apart. Now Kady and Ezra are piecing together what's left of their lives, and their romance, and trying to survive an intergalactic war. An innovatively designed story that's best described as...
Lady in the lake
Lippman, Laura, author
A stunning, multi-voiced thriller - tackling race, gender politics, and the volatility of mid '60s America - from one of today's most interesting crime writing voices.
Burnt paper sky
Macmillan, Gilly
Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing. But what really happened that fateful afternoon? Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the...
The library book
Orlean, Susan
The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief reopens the unsolved mystery of one of the most catastrophic library fires in history and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries.
Where the crawdads sing
Owens, Delia
OVER 12 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE A NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For years, rumours of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews...
La belle sauvage
Pullman, Philip
Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his d mon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates...
Wayward son
Rowell, Rainbow
Wayward Son, the sequel to Carry On, is the stunning new YA novel by the bestselling author of Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell. With all of her signature wit and heart, this is Rainbow at her absolute best.The story is supposed to be over.Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain....
Paris library, the
Charles, Janet Skeslien
Something in the water
Steadman, Catherine
"A psychological thriller that captivated me from page one. What unfolds makes for a wild, page-turning ride! It's the perfect beach read!"--Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) How far would you go be truly happy? Erin is a...
Strange the dreamer
Taylor, Laini
A brand new, heart-stopping novel and the first in a thrilling duology from the much-loved author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Laini Taylor. STRANGE THE DREAMER is the story of: - the aftermath of a war between gods and men - a mysterious city stripped of its name...

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