Happy November, dear readers! Here’s what’s new in the world of books for the month. As usual, there are plenty of great reads to choose from, so be sure to add some of these titles to your reading list. From heartwarming tales to edge-of-your-seat thrillers, November has something for everyone. So get cozy by the fireplace and dive into a good book!
NOVEMBER 2022 NEW BOOKS BY WEEK:
Small Game by Blair Braverman
A gripping debut novel about a survival reality show gone wrong that leaves a group of strangers stranded in the northern wilds.
Toad by Katherine Dunn, Foreword by Molly Crabapple
A previously unpublished novel of the reflections of a deeply scarred and reclusive woman from the cult icon Katherine Dunn, the author of Geek Love.
The Islands by Dionne Irving
Powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida, and more.
The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi
From acclaimed and beloved poet Franny Choi comes a poetry collection for the ends of worlds—past, present, and future. Choi’s third book features poems about historical and impending apocalypses alongside musings on our responsibilities to each other and visions for our collective survival.
FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP
Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli
A stunning and witty debut novel about a young woman’s emotional journey through unimaginable loss, pulled along by her tight-knit Nigerian family and the love and laughter she shared with her husband.
To Fill a Yellow House by Sussie Anie
A moving debut novel set in London tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young first-generation immigrant and the white, middle-aged owner of a local charity shop.
Hold You Down by Tracy Brown
Mercy and Lenox Howard have always only had each other. Growing up on the mean streets of Harlem with an absent mother meant that they had to have each other’s backs. Now young, brilliant mothers are determined to survive in New York City while raising their two sons, who have bright futures ahead of them.
BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence
Chicano Bakes : Recipes for Mexican Pan Dulce, Tamales, and My Favorite Desserts by Esteban Castillo
In this companion cookbook to Chicano Eats, the blogger and winner of the Saveur Best New Voice People’s Choice Award shows off the sweet and dreamy side of Chicano cuisine in 80 recipes for irresistible desserts, cakes, tamales, pan dulce, and drinks.
The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family by Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung, Sarah Leung
The family behind the acclaimed blog The Woks of Life shares 100 of their favorite home-cooked and restaurant-style Chinese recipes.
On Writing (and Writers): A Miscellany of Advice and Opinions by C. S. Lewis
A definitive collection of wisdom on every style of writing and a celebration of the transformative power of the written word from one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the modern age, C. S. Lewis, the beloved author of the Chronicles of Narnia series, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and other revered classics.
Coffee Self-Talk: 5 Minutes a Day to Start Living Your Magical Life by Kristen Helmstetter
Short affirmations to help you boost your self-esteem, find happiness, and attract the magical life of your dreams—all with your next cup of coffee!
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell
A stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds, set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell’s hit debut, Winter’s Orbit
A Restless Truth by Freya Marske
Magic! Murder! Shipboard romance! The second entry in Freya Marske’s beloved The Last Binding trilogy, the queer historical fantasy series that began with A Marvellous Light
The Voyage of the Forgotten by Nick Martell
In this twistingly beautiful and epically thrilling conclusion to the fantasy trilogy The Legacy of the Mercenary King, Michael, the infamous Kingkiller, and Serena, the Hollow Queen, race against the odds to have the future they’ve worked so hard to protect…or risk bringing about the end of the world.
GOTHIC & HORROR
Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm, Translated by Saskia Vogel
Powerfully inventive and atmospheric, this a modern gothic story of nine young women sent to work at a remote Alpine hotel and what happens when one of them goes missing
White Horse by Erika T. Wurth
A gritty, vibrant debut about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit.
MYSTERY & THRILLERS
The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah
Honeymooners at a posh resort receives an ominous warning with deadly consequences in the latest gripping, twisty psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Hannah.
The Prisoner by B.A. Paris
Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child in Paris to making it on her own in London as she builds a life for herself. Then she meets Carolyn, a kind woman who offers her a job. Soon, Amelie is swept up in a glamorous London lifestyle and marries handsome billionaire Ned.
The Cloisters by Katy Hays
The Secret History meets Ninth House in this sinister, atmospheric novel following a circle of researchers as they uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters.
Flight Risk by Cherie Priest
Inconsistent psychic Leda Foley and Seattle detective Grady Merritt return to solve the case of a missing couple in this sequel to the “delightful” (The New York Times Book Review) mystery Grave Reservations.
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
This is not just another novel about a dead girl. Instead, two women—one alive, one dead—are brought together in the dark underbelly of New York City to solve a tragic murder.
A Book Club to Die For by Dorothy St. James
When an exclusive book club member is checked out, spunky librarian Trudell Becket must sort fact from fiction to solve the murder.
Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
In this series debut, a mysterious bookshop visitor dies under murderous circumstances, compelling the Christie sisters and their cat, Agatha, to call on all they’ve learned about solving mysteries from their favorite novelist.
The Girls in Navy Blue by Alix Rickloff
A gripping and compelling dual-timeline novel about three women who joined the Navy during WWI to become yeomanettes and the impact their choices had on one of their descendants in 1968.
The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey by Serena Burdick
In this exciting new historical novel, a writer’s wife in Edwardian England goes missing, creating a literary scandal. Her great-great-granddaughter must discover what truly happened to break their family curse.
Gilded Mountain by Kate Manning
Sylvie Pelletier is the irrepressible young heroine of this sweeping historical novel, set in Moonstone, Colorado, in 1907. Hers is the tale of a hardscrabble education about right and wrong and the consequences of speaking out against injustice.
How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow
Becky Albertalli meets Casey McQuiston in this sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas enemies-to-lovers rom-com, as college freshman Shani’s internship is interrupted by a whirlwind winter fling.
Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho
The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakeries fall in love despite their families’ feud in this delicious debut rom-com perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Gloria Chao.
The Hunger Between Us by Marina Scott
For fans of Elizabeth Wein and Ruta Sepetys, an absorbing, fast-paced YA debut novel about a girl’s determination to survive and save her best friend during the Nazi siege of Leningrad.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard
A new contemporary fantasy world from the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, Susan Dennard.
Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer
It’s 1979, and Jasmine Zumideh is ready to get out of her stale Southern California suburb and into her dream school, NYU, where she’ll major in journalism and cover New York City’s exploding music scene.
The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch
After a decade apart, two exes wake up with wedding bands on their fingers—and no idea how they got there. Throughout one New Year’s Eve, they have to face up to whether they can overcome and reevaluate their complicated past and look toward the future in this whip-smart rom-com from New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch.
A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
‘Tis the season for a Bromance Book Club matchmaking mission! This time, they’re pulling out the mistletoe for everyone’s favorite country music star, Colton, and his second chance at love.
Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun
A festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.
A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams
Preslaysa Williams returns to the Lowcountry with a heartwarming story about a second-chance romance.
Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin
Love isn’t always by the books in this charming romantic comedy about a bookseller discovering how to be the main character in her story.
Never Rescue a Rogue by Virginia Heath
In this Regency rom-com, when a Duke and a reporter team up to uncover his family’s secrets, their search brings up more than they bargained for—including their feelings for each other.
Eat, Drink, and Be Murray: A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites by Andy Murray
A family cookbook is full of beloved Murray favorites from celebrated chef and owner of the Caddyshack restaurant in Florida, Andy Murray. With lots of stories, snapshots, and a Foreword from renowned actor and Andy’s older brother, Bill Murray.
The Perfect Loaf: The Craft and Science of Sourdough Breads, Sweets, and More: A Baking Book by Maurizio Leo
A dynamic, authoritative sourdough baking bible for those looking to build confidence in the craft with a wide range of foolproof recipes, from pan loaves to pizza to doughnuts, by the beloved blogger and resident bread baker at Food52
What’s for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People by Claire Saffitz
A love letter to dessert by the New York Times bestselling author of Dessert Person
The Pasta Queen: A Just Gorgeous Cookbook: 100+ Recipes and Stories by Nadia Caterina Munno, with Katie Parla
TikTok sensation and beloved home cook Nadia Caterina Munno, a.k.a. The Pasta Queen, presents a cookbook of never-before-shared recipes featuring the signature pasta tips and tricks that are 100% authentic to Italian traditions—and just as gorgeous as you are.
Galatea by Madeline Miller
An enchanting short story from Madeline Miller that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion, now in hardcover for the first time
A Sliver of Darkness by C. J. Tudor
The debut short story collection from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man, hailed as “Britain’s female Stephen King” (Daily Mail), features ten bone-chilling and mind-bending tales.
And Yet by Kate Baer
The second full-length poetry collection from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Kind of Woman.
Novelist as a Vocation by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel, Ted Goossen
A charmingly idiosyncratic look at writing, creativity, and the author’s novels.
Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson
From the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here comes an exuberant, big-hearted novel about two teenage misfits who spectacularly collide one fateful summer and the art they make that changes their lives forever.
We All Want Impossible Things by Catherine Newman
For lovers of Meg Wolitzer, Maria Semple, and Jenny Offill comes this raucous, poignant celebration of life, love, and friendship at its imperfect and radiant best.
Flight by Lynn Steger Strong
The new novel from the critically acclaimed author of Want, told through the shifting voices of a family gathering for Christmas in upstate New York after the death of their beloved matriarch, at odds over the settling of her estate—a novel about art, grief, shame, ambition, joy, and the American safety net.
The Lemon by S. E. Boyd
Set in the intersecting worlds of fine dining, Hollywood, and the media, this a darkly hilarious and ultimately affecting story about the underside of success and fame and our ongoing collaboration in devouring our cultural heroes.
The Magic Kingdom by Russell Banks
From one of America’s most beloved storytellers—a profound novel about belief, betrayal, and the transformation of one corner of the country.
FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP
Anon Pls. by DeuxMoi
From the creator of @DeuxMoi, “the Internet’s best gossip” Instagram (The Cut), comes a debut novel about a fashion assistant who, burnt out from her job, starts a celeb gossip blog on a whim—and must grapple with its wildfire success and how it affects her career, friends, and life. Inspired by DeuxMoi’s real life, this is perfect for fans of Lauren Weisberger, Sophie Kinsella, and Sally Rooney.
None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive by Carolyn Prusa
Perfect for fans of Maria Semple and Jennifer Weiner, this intelligent and witty debut novel follows Ramona through the forty-eight hours after her life has been upended by the discovery of her husband’s affair and an approaching Category Four hurricane.
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, this a shattering novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to the community and unsanctioned love.
BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIR
Transformer: A Story of Glitter, Glam Rock, and Loving Lou Reed by Simon Doonan
In this funny and poignant memoir and cultural history, the television personality, columnist, and author of Drag pays homage to Lou Reed’s groundbreaking album Transformer on its fiftieth anniversary and recalls its influence on his coming of age and coming out through the glam rock.
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger
Lucy Foley meets Ruth Ware in this chilling locked-room thriller about three couples who rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway to die for from the bestselling author of Last Girl Ghosted.
A Christmas Deliverance by Anne Perry
A courageous doctor and his apprentice fight to save London’s poor—and discover that the hearts of men can be colder than a winter chill—in this gripping holiday mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
The Family Game by Catherine Steadman
A wealthy, eccentric family. A time-honored tradition. Or a deadly game of survival? One woman is about to find out if she has what it takes to join her husband’s family in this riveting, must-read thriller from the author of Something in the Water.
The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett
An artfully written debut is an exhilarating, atmospheric campus thriller reminiscent of The Secret History and The Likeness.
Dead Men Don’t Decorate by Cordy Abbott
Art, murder, and a secret dating back centuries collide in Cordy Abbott’s delightful cozy mystery series debut, perfect for fans of Jane K. Cleland.
Viviana Valentine Gets Her Man by Emily J. Edwards
Life as a secretary in New York just got tougher when Viviana Valentine’s boss goes M.I.In this debut historical mystery is perfect for fans of Susan Elia MacNeal and Frances Brody.
Even Though I Knew the End by C. L. Polk
C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers into a fantastical noir. A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago’s divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.
By the Book by Amanda Sellet
In this “smart, engaging romance,”* a teen obsessed with nineteenth-century literature tries to cull advice on life and love from her favorite classic heroines to disastrous results. (*Booklist, starred review)
Muse by Brittany Cavallaro
American Royals meets The Winner’s Curse is the first book in a new Y.A. duology from New York Times bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro, set in an alternate history American monarchy where a girl grapples for control of her own life in the middle of a looming war.
Runestone Saga: Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima
Sweeping adventure, breathtaking twists of fate, and immersive worlds based on Norse mythology are woven into this first volume of the Runestone Saga from the New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Realms and Shattered Realms series.
Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon
A snowstorm like this hits Atlanta only once every hundred years. But as the city is blanketed in snow, the warmth of young love just might melt the ice…
Cursed by Marissa Meyer
The stunning sequel to Gilded, a young adult Rumpelstiltskin retelling from Marissa Meyer.
Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade
Olivia Dade once again delivers a warm and wonderful romantic comedy about two co-stars who once had an incredible one-night stand—and after years of filming on the same remote island, are finally ready to yield to temptation again…
Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne
A woman goes head-to-head with the CEO of a corporation threatening to destroy her neighborhood in this fresh and modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by debut author Nikki Payne.
Before Your Memory Fades by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Follows four new customers in a little Tokyo café where customers can travel back in time.
The Wilderwomen by Ruth Emmie Lang
Ohioana Book Award finalist Ruth Emmie Lang returns with a new cast of ordinary characters with extraordinary abilities.
Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan
The stunning sequel to Daughter of the Moon Goddess delves deeper into beloved Chinese mythology, concluding the epic story of Change—the daughter of Chang’e and the mortal archer, Houyi—as she battles a grave new threat to the realm in this powerful tale of love, sacrifice, and hope.
Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse
Celeste, a card sharp with a need for justice, take on the role of advocatus diaboli to defend her sister Mariel, accused of murdering a Virtue, a member of the ruling class of this mining town, in a new world of dark fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse.
The Serpent in Heaven by Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris returns to her alternate hist,ory of the United States, where magic is an acknowledged but despised power in this fourth installment of the Gunnie Rose series.
MYSTERY & THRILLERS
Bleeding Heart Yard by Elly Griffiths
A murderer strikes at a school reunion—but the students are no strangers to death—in this propulsive, twisty thriller from the internationally bestselling author of the Ruth Galloway Mysteries.
The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz
In New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz’s ingenious fourth literary whodunit following The Word is Murder, The Sentence Is Death, and A Line to Kill, Horowitz becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation—and only one man can prove his innocence: his newly estranged partner in solving crime, Detective Hawthorne.
How to Survive Everything by Ewan Morrison
“One of the most provocative, intelligent, and original novelists working in Britain today” (Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting) makes his American debut with this darkly comic and electrifyingly twisty thriller with echoes of Emily St. John Mandel, Lionel Shriver, and Richard Powers, in which a teenage girl and her brother are abducted by their survivalist father who believes the apocalypse has begun.
A Ghost of Caribou by Alice Henderson
Building upon the highly acclaimed debut of Alice Henderson’s A Solitude of Wolverines and its follow-up thriller A Blizzard of Polar Bears comes the eagerly anticipated and electrifying third installment, A Ghost of Caribou, in which wildlife biologist Alex Carter encounters an unsolved murder and a town in turmoil while in search of this majestic, all-but-vanished animal.
Idol, Burning by Rin Usami, Translated by Asa Yoneda
The novel that lit the Japanese publishing world on fire: From a breathtaking up-and-coming twenty-first-century century Catcher in the Rye that brilliantly explores toxic fandom, social media, and alienated adolescence.
They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howrey
A magnetic tale of betrayal, art, and ambition, set in the world of professional ballet, New York City during the AIDS crisis, and present-day Los Angeles.
Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers by Emma Smith
A history of one of humankind’s most resilient and influential technologies over the past millennium—the book.
Have I Told You This Already? : Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember by Lauren Graham
From the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and the New York Times bestselling author of Talking as Fast as I Can come a candid, insightful, and wildly entertaining second essay collection.
Africa Risen by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight
From an award-winning team of editors comes an anthology of thirty-two original stories showcasing the breadth of fantasy and science fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora.
The World Deserves My Children by Natasha Leggero
A laugh-out-loud funny collection of insightful and razor-sharp essays on motherhood in our post-apocalyptic world from comedian Natasha Leggero.
Musical Tables by Billy Collins
A collection of more than 125 small poems, all new, each a thought or observation compressed to its emotional essence–from the former United States Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author of Aimless Love.
Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell
My Plain Jane meets The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this daring tale of female agency and revenge about a queer teenage vigilante in Victorian England from a New York Times bestselling author.
Cocktail Time! : The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun by Paul Feig
Elegant man-about-town and the director of Bridesmaids, Spy, and A Simple Favor Paul Feig serves up a beautifully designed cocktail and lifestyle guide with hilarious stories.
Baking Bread with Kids: Trusty Recipes for Magical Homemade Bread by Jennifer Latham
The only book kids and parents need to make their delicious bread at home—and make it fun, simple, and easy, with 20+ recipes for ages seven and up. No fancy tools are needed!
HOME & GARDEN
AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home by Jeanine Hays, Bryan Mason
A powerful, visually stunning celebration of Black homeownership, featuring inspiring homes and family histories of notable Black Americans—including chef Alexander Smalls and actor Danielle Brooks.
How to Live with Objects: A Guide to More Meaningful Interiors by Monica Khemsurov, Jill Singer
A modern guide to personalizing your home with meaningful objects, from contemporary design collectibles to travel souvenirs, with advice on how to acquire and style them, by the founders of the trendsetting magazine Sight Unseen.
Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life by Marie Kondo
From the #1 bestselling sensation and Netflix star comes her inspirational visual guide to elevating the joy in every aspect of your life, with more than 100 photographs of the Marie Kondo lifestyle.
Dickens and Prince by Nick Hornby
From the bestselling author of Just Like You, High Fidelity, and Fever Pitch, a short, warm, and entertaining book about art, creativity, and the unlikely similarities between Victorian novelist Charles Dickens and modern American rock star Prince.
The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama
Practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world—from the #1 bestselling author of Becoming and former First Lady Michelle Obama
Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life by Brigitta Olubas
The first biography of Shirley Hazzard, the author of The Transit of Venus and a writer of “shocking wisdom” and “intellectual thrill” (The New Yorker).
The Lindbergh Nanny by Mariah Fredericks
Mariah Fredericks’ propulsive new novel, The Lindbergh Nanny, examines one of America’s most famous kidnapping cases from the lens of its favorite suspect, putting Betty Gow at the center of her own story for the first time.
FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP
A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and the Noel Collection comes A Christmas Memory, a poignant, deeply felt novel about loss, grief, the healing power of forgiveness, and the true meaning of the holiday season.
Defending Alice : A Novel of Love and Race in the Roaring Twenties by Richard Stratton
Set in 1920s New York, an addictively readable, thorough entertaining historical novel involving sex and secrets, race and redemption, and power and privilege—based on a sensational real-life case that made international headlines—in which the marriage between a working-class black woman and the scion of one of America’s most powerful white families ends in a scandalous annulment lawsuit.
Extinction by Bradley Somer
Deep in the mountains a ranger watches over the last surviving grizzly bear. With the natural world exhausted, Ben has dedicated himself to protecting this single fragment of the wild. One night, he hears poachers, come to hunt his bear. A heart-pounding chase begins, crossing forests and mountainsides. Sometimes hunter, sometimes prey—Ben must choose the bear’s fate and his own. Is he willing to lay down his life for a dying breed? Is he willing to kill for it?
She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai, Naruki Nagakawa, Translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
For fans of Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs and Murata Sayaka’s Earthlings, this Japanese bestseller from renowned anime director Makoto Shinkai features four inspirational and heartwarming vignettes following women and their cats in their quests for love and connection.
MYSTERY & THRILLERS
All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce
A sinister novel based on the real Bloody Benders, a family of serial killers in the old West bound by butchery and obscured by the shadows of American history.
Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake
An interior designer who’s never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.
Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese
Opposites become allies to fool their matchmaking friends in this swoony reimagining of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.
The Man I Never Met by Elle Cook
Is it possible to love someone you’ve never met? A young woman finds out in this sweeping will-they-or-won’t-they love story that begins with a chance wrong number dial. . . .
Great Short Books : A Year of Reading—Briefly by Kenneth C. Davis
A delightful, entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time from a bestselling historian, author, and lifelong reader.
Butts by Heather Radke
A fascinating journey into the scientific and cultural history of the female butt, for fans of Mary Roach and Leslie Jamison.
Finale : Late Conversations with Stephen Sondheim by D.T. Max
A New Yorker writer’s illuminating and deeply personal collection of interviews with the late Stephen Sondheim, conducted in the last years of the artist’s life—conversations that reveal the legendary composer-lyricist as he was rarely seen in public.
One Jump at a Time by Nathan Chen
In this exhilarating memoir, three-time World Champion and Olympic gold-medalist Nathan Chen tells the story of his remarkable journey to success, reflecting on his life as a Chinese American figure skater and the joys and challenges he has experienced—including the tremendous sacrifices he and his family made, and the physical and emotional pain he endured.
Pride of a Nation : A Celebration of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (An Official U.S. Soccer Book)
The first official history of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, celebrating nearly four decades of the team’s athletic excellence and cultural impact and featuring 250 full-color photographs
Smitten Kitchen Keepers : New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman
The long-awaited new book from the best-selling and beloved author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and Smitten Kitchen Every Day—a collection of essential recipes for meals you’ll want to prepare again and again.
At Midnight : 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined by Dahlia Adler
A dazzling collection of original and retold fairy tales from fifteen acclaimed and bestselling YA writers
BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIR
A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing : A Memoir Across Three Continents by Mary-Alice Daniel
A poetic coming-of-age memoir that probes the legacies and myths of family, race, and religion—from Nigeria to England to America.
All the Broken Places by John Boyne
From the New York Times bestselling author John Boyne, a devastating, beautiful story about a woman who must confront the sins of her own terrible past, and a present in which it is never too late for bravery.
The Sorcerer of Pyongyang by Marcel Theroux
The acclaimed author of the “sublime” (The New York Times) Far North, a finalist for the National Book Award, returns with a mesmerizing novel about a North Korean boy whose life is irrevocably changed when he stumbles across a mysterious Western book—a guide to Dungeons & Dragons.
Angels of the Resistance by Noelle Salazar
From the bestselling author of The Flight Girls comes another World War II story inspired by true events, about courageous women who risked everything for country, for family, and for each other.
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle
USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Belle returns with a deeply addictive read exploring the dark side of the digital world and having your life on display when a mommy-blogger’s assistant goes missing and all eyes turn to the blogger’s family for clues.
Winterland by Rae Meadows
Disappearing Earth meets Little Girls in Pretty Boxes in this captivating novel about a young girl who is tapped to be a part of the Soviet Union’s gymnastics system.
Isabel Puddles Abroad by M.V. Byrne
Feisty senior sleuth Isabel Puddles—Lake Michigan’s answer to Miss Marple—strikes out for new territory across the pond in the newest cozy mystery by veteran TV writer M.V. Byrne. Full of charm, rich storytelling, and mellow humor, the Mitten State Mysteries are sure to delight fans of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegone tales, Jessica Fletcher and Lee Hollis’s Poppy Harmon series.
Steeped in Secrets by Lauren Elliott
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mysteries, the first installment in a new series featuring Shay Myers, intuitive gemologist and owner of a New Age tea and crystals shop in beautiful coastal California’s Monterey Peninsula.
Alone with You in the Ether by Olivie Blake
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six comes an intimate and contemporary study of time, space, and the nature of love. Alone With You In The Ether explores what it means to be unwell, and how to face the fractures of yourself and still love as if you’re not broken.
The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman
A dazzling contemporary literary fantasy set in the brutal world of ivory tower academia and an exploration of reclaiming personal power in the aftermath of abuse by Lambda Award-winning author Isaac Fellman.
FAMILY & FRIENDSHIP
A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella
From the author of A Little Hope—a Read with Jenna Bonus Pick—comes an enormously powerful and life-affirming novel about three individuals whose lives intersect in unforeseen ways.
Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet
Sharp and subversive, this delightfully messy YA rom-com offers a sly wink to the classic Little Women, as teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in the shadow of her literary namesake.
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Small-town drama, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery collide in this YA debut that explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations.
House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur
A contemporary YA debut, with magical realism elements, about an Afghan-Uzbek girl who confronts the ghosts of her immigrant family’s past, inspired by the Afghan-Uzbek author’s own history.
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
For fans of American Royals and Anna K, a girl enters a dating competition to get revenge on her royal-adjacent ex-boyfriend, and ends up falling for another girl on the show.
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