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(Updated 7-19-2017)

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RECENT Favorites — within the past year
OLDER Favorites — over the past few years
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Alice Network
Kate Quinn

Enthralling. A female spy during WW I and an unconventional American socialite in 1947.
Lying Game
Ruth Ware

Four women carrying a terrible secret from boarding school days; now it's about to be unearthed, literally. Unputdownable.
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land
Monica Hesse

Devastating fires set by two doomed lovers. Real life police procedural.

Meddling Kids
Edgar Cantero

Kid detectives all grown up revisit their last case. Hints of Scooby Doo and H.P. Lovecraft make for a wacky, fast-paced whirl.

Before We Were Yours
Lisa Wingate

A poignant novel of children kidnapped and sold as orphans. Based on real history.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Matthew Sullivan

A page-turner with a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books. What's not to love?
Breakdown
B.A. Paris

Cass sees a woman in a stalled car who later turns up dead. Then…the phone calls begin. Chilling.
Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

A captivating, complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure. Your head will spin.

Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
Nina Riggs

A tender, funny memoir of a young woman facing death & meditating on the meaning of life.
Spoonbenders
Daryl Gregory

What could go wrong in a family with superpowers, troubled by the feds and the mafia? Great fun with weird physics and metaphysics.
Final Girls
Riley Sager

A young girl survives a murderous massacre. But now, 10 years on.... A masterful suspense story.
Sunshine Sisters
Jane Green

On screen she was a beautiful star—at home, a narcissistic, disinterested mom. Now she calls her 3 daughters home. Uh-oh.
Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Francis Spufford

Adventures of a young, mysterious Brit in colonial Manhattan...where things get quickly out of hand.
Watch Me Disappear
Janelle Brown

The disappearance of a charismatic mother leaves her family to piece together her secrets in this propulsive novel.
Goodbye, Vitamin
Rachel Khong

A young woman goes home to care for her ailing father: funny and inescapably moving.
What We Lose
Zinzi Clemmons

Thandi loses her mother, learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her life. An exciting new fictional voice.
He Said / She Said
Erin Kelly

Laura knows she's seen something terrible happen between a man and a woman. But he denies it.
Where the Light Falls: A Novel of the French Revolution
Allison and Owen Pataki

A portrait of the Reign of Terror and the ever-present threat of the guillotine. Dramatic and well researched.
It's Always the Husband
Michele Campbell

Three college friends' lives are inextricably linked after the death of a friend. A moody, twisty whodunit.
Who Is Rich?
Matthew Klam

A middle-aged cartoonist contem-plates marriage, monogamy and life. Hilarious and thought-provoking—a modern satire.




Recent Favorites


Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins

My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante

The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Truly Madly Guilty 
Liane Moriarty

Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

Life We Bury
Allen Eskins

Circling the Sun
Paula McClain

So You've Been Publicly Shamed
John Ronson

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout

Spool of Blue Thread
Anne Tyler

The Girls
Emma Cline

Summer Before the War 
Helen Simonson

Woman in Cabin 10
Ruth Ware

Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Before the Fall
 
Noah Hawley

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Dead Wake 
Erik Larson

Miller's Valley
Anna Quindlen

Wright Brothers
David McCullough

Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende

Our Souls at Night
Kent Haruf

Rent Collector
Camron Wright

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff

Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Boston Girl
Anita Diamant

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

What She Knew
Gilly Macmillan


Older Favorites


Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown

A Man Called Ove 
Fredrik Bachman

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

Light Between Oceans
H.D. Stedman

Me Before You
JoJo Moyes

Ordinary Grace
Kent Kruege

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin

My Beloved World
Sonia Sotomayor

Rosie Project 
Graeme Simison

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver

Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng

Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

Station Eleven 
Emily St. John Mandel
Round House
Louise Erdrich

Goldfinch 
Donna Tartt

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Being Mortal 
Atul Gawande

Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty

The Circle
Dave Eggers

Orphan Train
Christina Baker Klein

Underground Girls of Kabul 
Jenny Nordberg

Brooklyn
Colm Toibin

What Alice Forgot
Liane Moriarty

We Are...Completely Beside Ourselves 
Karen Fowler

The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton

Wild...Lost and Found on the...Trail
Cheryl Strayed

Where'd You Go, Bernedette
Maria Semple

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookshop
Robin Sloan


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