Staff Picks Summer 2023

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Updated July 11, 2023
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Never never. Part one
Hoover, Colleen
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Never stop...Never forget...Just remember. Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us joins forces with Tarryn Fisher, the New York Times bestselling author of The...
Daisy Jones & The Six
Reid, Taylor Jenkins
Sawkill girls
Legrand, Claire
"Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power." --Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth "An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength." --Mindy McGinnis, author of The...
The woman in the library
Gentill, Sulari
USA TODAY BESTSELLER * MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD NOMINEE * 2022 BOOKPAGE BEST MYSTERIES AND SUSPENSE * LIBRARY READS TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2022 * CRIME READS BEST NEW CRIME FICTION "Investigations are launched, fingers are pointed, potentially dangerous liaisons unfold and I was turning those...
All good people here : a novel
Flowers, Ashley
*A gripping debut thriller from the host of the #1 podcast CRIME JUNKIE* THE NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you liked I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK and SHARP OBJECTS, you will love this! 'A stunning debut from a fresh new voice in the thriller space' --Karin Slaughter<...
Nothing to see here
Wilson, Kevin
A New York Times Bestseller  *  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, The A.V. Club, Buzzfeed, and PopSugar ...
Off the Map
Doller, Trish.
Trish Doller's idyllic romance Off the Map proves sometimes a wrong turn can lead to the exact right destination. On the road to love, you don't need a GPS... Carla Black's life motto is "here for a good time, not for a long time." She's been...
The lost apothecary
Penner, Sarah
With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time. Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century...
Demon Copperhead : a novel
Kingsolver, Barbara
From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible comes this heart-rending instant classic.
The measure
Erlick, Nikki
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! "A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope--read with us." --Jenna Bush Hager ...
The idea of you
Lee, Robinne
Included on The Skimm's 2020 list of Eight Books Both You and Mom Will Love "The sleeper hit of the pandemic . . . . There is no escapism like reading about a nearly middle-aged woman embarking on a glittering, global love affair with a thoughtful young sex god . . . . It's...
Armada : a novel
Cline, Ernest.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A rollicking alien invasion thriller that embraces and subverts science-fiction conventions, from the author of the worldwide phenomenon Ready Player One  "Exciting . . . mixes Star Wars, ...
Harper, Jane.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FOR 2023At a busy festival site on a warm spring night, a baby lies alone in her pram, her mother having vanished into the crowds. A year on, Kim Gillespie's absence casts a long shadow as her friends and loved ones gather deep in the heart of South Australian wine...
Children of ruin
Tchaikovsky, Adrian
In this powerful sci-fi thriller, a human outpost lies derelict in space until a scout ship discovers it, and a planet best left unexplored. From the author of the hugely acclaimed Children of Time, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Children of Ruin is set in the same universe,...
All the dangerous things
Willingham, Stacy
" Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past in All the Dangerous Things. One year ago, Isabelle Drake...
Kennedy, Louise, (Ph. D.)
The Cloisters
Hays, Katy
The Secret History meets Ninth House in this sinister, atmospheric novel . . . the discovery of a mysterious deck of tarot cards lays bare shocking secrets within a close-knit circle of researchers at New York's famed Met Cloisters museum. 'Beguiling and...
I have some questions for you
Makkai, Rebecca
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by TIME, NPR, USA Today, Elle, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, AARP, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and more "Unputdownable and unforgettable." --Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less is Lost...
An Immense World: ; How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
Yong, Ed.
'Wonderful, mind-broadening... a journey to alternative realities as extraordinary as any you'll find in science fiction' The Times, Book of the Week 'Magnificent' Guardian Enter a new dimension - the world as it is truly...
The holdout : a novel
Moore, Graham
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and bestselling author of The Last Days of Night. . . .   An ID Book Club...
Under alien skies : a sightseer's guide to the universe
Plait, Philip
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the universe? How would Saturn's rings look from a spaceship sailing just above them? If you were falling into a black hole, what's the last thing you'd see before getting spaghettified? While traveling in person to most of these amazing...
The mostly true story of Tanner & Louise
Oakley, Colleen
Twenty-one-year-old Tanner Quimby needs a place to live. Preferably one where she can continue sitting around in sweatpants and playing video games nineteen hours a day. Since she has no credit or money to speak of, her options are limited, so when an opportunity to work as a live-in caregiver for...
Tress of the Emerald Sea
Sanderson, Brandon
#1 New York Times Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson brings us deeper into the Cosmere Universe with a standalone adventure that will appeal to fans of The Princess Bride.The only life Tress has known on her island home in an emerald-green ocean has been a...
Bond girl
Duffy, Erin.
The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street in this fast-paced, hilarious odyssey in four-inch heels. Whilst some bankers take 15 minutes to agree on a font size for a presentation, Alex Gerrett discovers that it takes her only one minute to lose her new bank $93,000 on her first trade....
Yours Truly
Jimenez, Abby.
A novel of terrible first impressions, hilarious second chances and the joy in finding the perfect match from 'a true talent' (EMILY HENRY). Readers are absolutely loving Yours Truly! 'Literally the best book I ever read' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐...
The Trackers
Frazier, Charles.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain and Varina, a stunning new novel that paints a vivid portrait of life in the Great Depression Hurtling past the downtrodden communities of Depression-era America, painter Val Welch travels westward to the rural town of Dawes,...
The golden doves
Kelly, Martha Hall
Two female spies risk everything to hunt down an infamous Nazi in this sweeping, profound tale of bravery from the bestselling author of Lilac Girls. "A riveting story of two brave and amazing women who work in the French resistance during World War II . . . a triumph!"...
Upgrade : a novel
Crouch, Blake
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "If Michael Crichton had written a superhero novel, it would look a lot like Upgrade."--The New York Times Book Review "You don't so much sympathize with the main character as live inside his skin."--DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York...
The maze
De Mille, Nelson
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille returns with a "genuinely thrilling" (The New York Times) suspense novel featuring his most popular character, former NYPD homicide detective John Corey, called out of retirement to investigate a string of grisly murders--inspired...
Crown of feathers
Pau Preto, Nicki
Age range 12+ An Ember in the Ashes meets Three Dark Crowns in this lush fantasy novel about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a secret group of warriors that rides phoenixes into battle. In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand...
When we had wings
Lawhon, Ariel
From three bestselling authors comes an interwoven tale about a trio of World War II nurses stationed in the South Pacific who wage their own battle for freedom and survival. The Philippines, 1941. When U.S. Navy nurse Eleanor Lindstrom, U.S. Army nurse Penny Franklin, and Filipina nurse...
Someone else's shoes
Moyes, Jojo
A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else's shoes?
Seven girls gone
Brennan, Allison
"Set among Louisiana's swamps and brooding atmosphere, 'Seven Girls Gone' is a complex mystery whose characters are as intriguing as the storyline." --The Denver Post When nobody will talk and corruption runs deep, turning to outsiders is the only way to make sure...
All that is mine I carry with me : a novel
Landay, William
From the New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob. . . .A mother vanished. A father presumed guilty. There is no proof. There are no witnesses. For the children, there is only doubt.One afternoon in November 1975, ten-year-old Miranda Larkin comes home from school to find...
A gentleman in Moscow
Towles, Amor
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers--Now a Paramount+ with Showtime series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Table for Two, a ...

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