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Daughters of Victory

Reminiscent of Janet Fitch’s novels about the Russian Revolution, Saab’s book indulgently lingers too long in several plot complications.

Queen of Thieves

The author’s writing style is often clever and sharp, but sometimes settles into cliche. The story comes to a satisfying, if predictable, ending. For readers who have a fondness for English characters.

You Must Remember This

Fans of Agatha Christie will love the red herrings and large cast of interesting characters. Recommended for most libraries; large libraries or those with large numbers of mystery readers may need multiple copies.

The Girls in Navy Blue

This extraordinary novel follows the stories of strong women who undertake struggles and become stronger for it. Peggy’s journey renovating the cottage recalls Frances Mayes’s memoir Under the Tuscan Sun and its run-down villa.

Really Good, Actually

There are some funny moments in this light read, but Heisey goes a little over the top in trying to represent peak millennialism via Maggie’s sexual exploration and niche interests. The characters are mostly relatable, all flaws properly accounted for, although they come across as exaggerated examples of personality types.


Dimaline’s latest adult work (after Empire of Wild) will appeal to readers looking for feminist tales of women hexing the patriarchy.


Miller’s adaptation is as gut-wrenching and heart-warming as its inspiration. It’s sure to please readers who grew up on Little Women and are now parents themselves.

Anywhere You Run

In this viscerally frightening novel of the Jim Crow era, Morris writes a stunning, heartbreaking portrayal of being Black in the 1960s U.S. South.

Blood & Ink: The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime

This enthralling, well-researched book will be a nice addition to libraries’ true-crime and mass communication sections.

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