Library Staff Recommendations

Enjoy these fiction and nonfiction books for adults recommended by the staff at Lewisville Public Library.

Updated July 7, 2023
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People we meet on vacation
Henry, Emily
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers and Beach Read comes a sparkling novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations. Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall...
Written in red
Bishop, Anne.
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. As a...
Miller, Madeline
This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times). In the house of Helios,...
Daisy Darker
Feeney, Alice
Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice FeeneyDaisy Darker's family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied and pretended not to see . . .Daisy Darker is arriving at her...
The book of lost names
Harmel, Kristin
Perfect for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Book Thief, this is an astonishing story of bravery, resilience and hope from an internationally bestselling author.
All the children are home a novel
Francis, Patry
A sweeping saga in the vein of Ask Again, Yes following a foster family through almost a decade of dazzling triumph and wrenching heartbreak--from the author of The Orphans at Race Point. Set in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts, All the Children Are Home...
I am Pilgrim
Hayes, Terry
"I Am Pilgrim is simply one of the best suspense novels I've read in a long time." --David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "The pages...
Empire of pain the secret history of the Sackler dynasty
Keefe, Patrick Radden
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation...
Winter garden
Hannah, Kristin
Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestsellerFirefly LaneandTrue Colorscomes a powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the...
The mercies : a novel
Hargrave, Kiran Millwood
After the men in an Arctic Norwegian town are wiped out, the women must survive a sinister threat in this "perfectly told" 1600s parable of "a world gone mad" (Adriana Trigiani).   Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on...
The sun down motel
St. James, Simone
Upstate NY, 1982. Viv Delaney knows something isn't right at the Sun Down motel, where she works as a night clerk, and she's determined find out what. Upstate NY, 2017. Carly Kirk has always been fascinated by her aunt Viv who disappeared from the Sun Down before Carly was born. Using a small...
The four winds
Hannah, Kristin
"The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the...
The personal librarian
Benedict, Marie
In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world as she helps build a world-class collection. But...
The song of Achilles
Miller, Madeline
Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong,...
The house in the cerulean sea
Klune, TJ
A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER! A 2021 Alex Award winner! The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner! An Indie Next Pick! One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring...
Moon called
Briggs, Patricia
THE FIRST MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL! Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon...  Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can...
Daughter of the Blood
Bishop, Anne.
'Darkly mesmerising' - Locus The first in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's captivating Black Jewels trilogy. The Darkness has had a Prince for a long, long time. Now the Queen is coming. For years the realm of Terreille...
A strange and stubborn endurance
Meadows, Foz
"Many a reader longing for a sense of homecoming in the realm of romantic fantasy will find it in A Strange and Stubborn Endurance."--Jacqueline Carey "Stolen me? As soon to say a caged bird can be stolen by the sky." Velasin vin Aaro never...
A taste of gold and iron
Rowland, Alexandra
A sweeping fantasy romance set against the backdrop of an Ottoman Empire-inspired world, A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland is perfect for fans of A Marvellous Light and The Goblin Emperor.'A delicious tangle of romance, fealty and dangerous politics' - Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine...
The power
Alderman, Naomi
The dead romantics
Poston, Ashley
Florence Day is the ghostwriter for a prolific romance author. When her new editor won't give her an extension, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive: she must return home for the first time in a decade to help bury her beloved...
The devotion of suspect X
Higashino, Keigo
Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her...
Brain on fire : my month of madness
Cahalan, Susannah
Brain on Fire is the stunning debut from journalist and author Susannah Cahalan, recounting the real-life horror story of how a sudden and mysterious illness put her on descent into a madness for which there seemed to be no cure 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity...
Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves : a novel
Danielewski, Mark Z.
THE MIND-BENDING CULT CLASSIC ABOUT A HOUSE THAT'S LARGER ON THE INSIDE THAN ON THE OUTSIDE * A masterpiece of horror and an astonishingly immersive, maze-like reading experience that redefines the boundaries of a novel. ''Simultaneously reads like a thriller and like a...
Cultish : the language of fanaticism
Montell, Amanda
The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power. What makes "cults" so intriguing and...
So happy for you : a novel
Laskey, Celia
*A PureWow Best Beach Read of Summer 2022* *A Washington Post Best Book of June* *An Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Summer*? *A Glamour Best New Book to Get Your Summer Started* *A Vogue Queer Book to Read This Summer*
Everyone in my family has killed someone
Stevenson, Benjamin
Curl up with this page-turning mystery perfect for fall Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this "utterly original" (Jane Harper), "not to be missed" (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern...
The charm offensive : a novel
Cochrun, Alison
The happy ever after playlist
Jimenez, Abby
From the New York Times bestselling author of Part of Your World comes a romantic comedy full of "fierce humor and fiercer heart" about how one adorable puppy brings together two perfect strangers (Casey McQuiston, NYT bestselling author of Red, White...
Magic for liars : a novel
Gailey, Sarah
A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir inMagic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.
American dirt
Cummins, Jeanine
"Extraordinary." --Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel of las Americas. It's the great world novel This is the international story of our times. Masterful." --Sandra Cisneros ...
Just last night : a novel
McFarlane, Mhairi
"I cannot remember the last book I loved as much... a luminous, heart-achingly beautiful love letter to friendship. Knockout!" -- Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author International bestseller Mhairi McFarlane explores lifelong friendships, long-buried secrets, and...
One true loves : a novel
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
* Now a major film! * Author of the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo * Named a Best Book of Summer by Cosmopolitan * InStyle * Redbook * Us Weekly * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Bustle<...
What you wish for
Center, Katherine
"The story's message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth."--Kirkus (starred review)...
Every heart a doorway
McGuire, Seanan.
Winner: 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series Winner: 2017 Hugo Award Winner: 2017 Alex Award Winner: 2017 Locus Award Winner: 2016 Nebula Award Nominated: 2017 World Fantasy Award ...
In five years
Serle, Rebecca
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick "In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won't forget." --Chloe Benjamin, New...
Thank you for listening : a novel
Whelan, Julia
From the author of My Oxford Year, Julia Whelan's uplifting novel tells the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator--who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident--and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate...
Dark matter
Crouch, Blake
SOON TO BE A MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES STARRING JOEL EDGERTON The thriller of the year from Blake Crouch, author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy"Brilliant. A book to remember. I think Blake Crouch just invented something new" Lee ChildAre you happy in your life?Those are the last words Jason...
Never have I ever
Jackson, Joshilyn
"Wonderful--suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat.  This feels like the book Jackson was born to write." --Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author Named a Best Book by USA Today * People * The ...
The code breaker : Jennifer Doudna, gene editing, and the future of the human race
Isaacson, Walter
A Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington Post The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a "compelling" (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna...

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