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The Spite House

One part road trip, one part family relationships, and one part haunted house, serve this update on genre staples to showcase the voice of a rising new writer to an audience that adores the classics.
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The Cradle of Ice

Recommended where the first book was popular.
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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi

An energetic start to a pirate fantasy trilogy, filled with magic, mayhem, and self-reflection. Fans of Jenn Lyons’s storytelling will want to pick up Chakraborty’s (“Daevabad Trilogy”) new series.
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Death and Croissants

The charming mystery, released in 2021 in the UK, is a fast-paced, witty story for those who enjoy dry British humor.

Stone Cold Fox

This is excellent writing for a debut author and is a must-read for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Lisa Unger’s Confessions on the 7:45.

Some Desperate Glory

The first novel from Tesh (“Greenhollow” novellas) is an intriguing space opera and study of radicalization, indoctrination, and what happens when one breaks free in the most absolute way.
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Murder by Definition

Lehane’s complex follow-up to Murder Off the Page will interest fans of the bleak series and readers who enjoy cold-case stories.

The Golden Spoon

With meticulous plotting and the grand backdrop of a country home, this is a thoroughly entertaining, well-crafted read. Highly recommended for all mystery collections and for those who appreciate an ensemble cast in their whodunits.
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Mastering the Art of French Murder

Agatha Christie meets cozy mystery in this fun tale from Cambridge (“Phyllida Bright” mysteries). Historical fiction readers and fans of cozy suspense will want to add this mystery to their to-be-read pile.

One Last Secret

Readers will race through the pages of this serpentine psychological thriller only to find a shocking, dramatic conclusion no one saw coming.

Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide

An amusing and cheeky tale with excellent pacing replete with droll observations.
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Blown by the Same Wind

This book could serve as a stand-alone novel, but readers who enjoyed the first three novels in the series will like catching up with Ellie, Slip, and the other unusual characters in Cold Storage.
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The Kind Worth Saving

Psychological thriller fanatics will scramble to complete this satisfyingly twisty novel.
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VAMPS: Fresh Blood

Arend creates an exciting world of civilized vampires that hold power and weight even inside the human hierarchy. It’s an alluring and fast-paced read for fans of The Atlas Six, A Deadly Education, and True Blood.
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A Wealth of Deception

Esden’s background in and extensive knowledge of antiques is evident in the follow-up to The Art of the Decoy. The complex story will appeal to fans of Jane K. Cleland’s “Josie Prescott Antiques” mysteries.

A Small Affair

Collins avoids the sophomore slump with her second novel, a big win that positions her as an up-and-coming author with more tech-savvy stories to tell.

The Scourge Between Stars

Brown’s debut novella is highly recommended for readers who like their science-fictional thrills to be both real and out of this world at the same time.

A Sinister Revenge

The best-selling author of Killers of a Certain Age brings her trademark humor to this compelling historical mystery.
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World Running Down

Engaging prose and compelling dialogue make this novel an easy read that will appeal to teen and adult readers who enjoy sci-fi that addresses social justice issues. This is the traditionally published debut novel from Hess, who has previously written the self-published “Travelers” and “Hep Cats of Boise” series.
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Vinyl Resting Place

Will appeal to cozy mystery readers, fans of family-centered small-town mysteries, and music lovers.
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Off the Deep End

This is a well-done mystery with a plausible yet surprising ending.
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Karma of the Sun

For readers of post-apocalyptic cli-fi who enjoy magic-infused stories that don’t center Western cultures.
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Critical Mass

This is a fantastic tech-minded sci-fi in the vein of Kim Stanley Robinson.

Murder in Postscript

The atmosphere of Victorian London with its class differences are essential elements in this delightful character-driven historical mystery for fans of Katharine Schellman or Dianne Freeman.

The Lies of the Ajungo

This short but deeply affecting parable will unveil new perspectives to readers long after it’s done. Highly recommended.
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Threadneedle

Already a bestseller in the UK, Thomas launches an engrossing, magic-filled series that follows the coming-of-age of a witch against the backdrop of modern London.
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The Scarlet Circus

This fourth volume in a series of short fictions and poetry from multiple award-winning Yolen (The Midnight Circus) showcases her enchanting storytelling and lyrical voice.
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The Curator

King’s (Double Feature) latest is a masterpiece of storytelling to be enjoyed by readers who love language and the fantastical.

The Ferryman

The velvety prose, the creepy heart-clenching suspense, and the meaning and emotion layered into every word all give rise to an incredibly thought-provoking sci-fi thriller from Cronin (The City of Mirrors).
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Lost in Paris

The compelling story, filled with actual artists, models and writers, will appeal to readers who enjoy fact-based mysteries involving history, racism, and conditions in post-war Paris.
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Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun

The plot moves fast, with lots of action and moments where readers will wonder how a situation will end. This book is the third in a series and relies a lot on the events of previous books. Readers who love fast-paced, action-packed mysteries should pick this up.

Furious Heaven

The second “Sun Chronicles” book (after Unconquerable Sun) continues the complex action and intrigue from the first volume. Expansive space opera at its finest.
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The Last Tale of the Flower Bride

Chokshi’s (Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality) adult debut is recommended for lovers of gothic romance, magical realism, and stories where fairy tales come true, especially when they shouldn’t.

A Killing of Innocents

Crombie is as skilled as Louise Penny or J.D. Robb in developing characters while entwining personal lives with riveting police investigations. With four years since A Bitter Feast, the previous book in the series, the author’s fans will be eager to catch up with her characters.

Hell Bent

Fans of the series will be thrilled to reenter the world of Lethe house, and the current popularity of dark academia will send it to the top of TBR piles.
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The Heiress at Sea

Caldwell, following The Duke Alone, continues the stories of the chatty and charming McQuoid sisters butting heads with reluctant members of the ton, with some added swashbuckling for good measure.
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Love and Other Flight Delays

Smart, multicultural, and diverse in professions and ages, this contemporary romance collection from Williams (Do You Take This Man) is perfect for readers who crave happily-ever-afters. Previously published in ebook and audio formats as the “Airport Novellas” series, this collection includes all three stories in print for the first time.
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A Kiss in the Moonlight

Will appeal to readers seeking an enemies-to-lovers Regency romance with a dash of espionage. Recommended for fans of Sabrina Jeffries, Grace Burrowes, and Sophie Irwin.
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Token

This smart and steamy novel from Kendall (Played) will appeal to readers who enjoy their contemporary romance with a healthy dose of social commentary and story lines featuring fake dating and strong female friendships. Give to fans of Jasmine Guillory.
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Sizzle Reel

Readers who enjoy new adult romances with characters who are discovering themselves and their identities or those with an interest in the Hollywood setting will appreciate the latest from Greenwald (Effectuation).
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Mr. and Mrs. Witch

Bond’s (The Date from Hell) unique take on the witch and hunter feud is fantastically imagined and makes for an exhilarating, modern paranormal romance.

Yours Truly

Fans of Jimenez (Part of Your World) will clamor for this book, and first-time readers of hers will want to explore her backlist.
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The Plus One

This is a must-read for fans of Eddings (Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake), filled with moments of comedic relief and steamy, intimate scenes.
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One Month of You

A sensitive romance that explores the emotional weight of inherited disease and how it can shape a life even when dormant. Fans of Jojo Moyes or Talia Hibbert will find this story moving.
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Not the Plan

Readers will enjoy this unabashed peek into the (fictional) world of politics with a romantic twist from De Cadenet (Getting His Game Back).
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Hotel of Secrets

Biller’s (The Brightest Star in Paris) novel, set in 1877 and casting back through Maria’s family history, starts in a tangle of storylines but quickly casts a deeply engaging spell, pulling readers into an effortless and fun yet serious read, rich in banter, chemistry, friendship, and danger.
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In Isabeau’s Eyes

Characters from Leigh’s classic “Nauti” series pop up in the start of this new “Kentucky Nights” series, filled with steam, suspense, and a dash of mystery.
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Solomon’s Crown

The love story between Richard and Philip is achingly romantic, but some readers may be disappointed by the lack of a lasting happily-ever-after. Those who can accept that part of the ending will find themselves swept away into a heart-wrenching, romantic historical saga.
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The Love Wager

A fun, flirty, and timely read from Painter (Mr. Wrong Number), with likable characters to boot.

Best Served Hot

This romantic comedy from Elliot (Sadie on a Plate) is a sexy slow burn with sizzling chemistry between the well-developed protagonists. Julie and Bennett fall in love over countless meals, and the descriptions of the foods they consume are incredibly described and guaranteed to make readers salivate. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Infamous

Croucher’s (Reputation) novel is witty, well-written, and heartfelt and will intrigue those looking for writerly heroines and friends-to-lovers romance between women.
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Her Lessons in Persuasion

Frampton’s (Four Weeks of Scandal) series starter showcases two fiercely headstrong protagonists playfully matching wits. Bram’s quirky friends are immensely fun, adding generous amounts of humor to the romance, and fans will be excited to see each of their stories revealed in future installments.
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Dog Days Forever

Richard (An Unexpected Christmas) delivers small-town, Southern atmosphere in this story with some sexy scenes and vulnerable characters, who readers can easily champion as they grapple with larger issues such as the death of a parent.
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The Most Likely Club

This fun and relatable book leans heavily on the nostalgia, mentioning many of the trends, shows, and stereotypes of the late ’90s, which will appeal to readers who have lived through that time. Recommend to readers looking for a story that tackles issues while also providing laughs.
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The Weeds

This subtle, intelligent work—arranged like a catalogue of plants, complete with sketches
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The Sisters We Were

While technical descriptions detract from emotional build-ups, Baldwin’s debut still offers an insightful and empathetic view into the daily struggles of living with obesity. A solid entry for titles with plus-sized heroines.

The Light at the End of the World

Highly recommended for readers interested in history, politics, and literary fiction.

The Bandit Queens

This is a deeply human book, with women surviving and overcoming in their culture while still remaining a part of it. Similar in feel to Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
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Once We Were Home

Readers familiar with The Yellow Bird Sings will learn more about the characters in that book here. An excellent addition to historical fiction collections.

This Other Eden

Harding’s luscious, perfectly knit narrative delivers a sober understanding of human nature and racial hatred.
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The Glassmaker’s Wife

The latest novel by Martin (a Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2006’s The Bright Forever) is inspired by the true story of Betsey Reed’s 1845 trial. Fans of Chris Bohjalian’s Hour of the Witch will love this tale of loyalty, honor, and matters of the heart that leads to a traumatic conclusion.

Biography of X

A tour-de-force in literary and artistic realms, this engrossing story of breakaway artist X will challenge readers on many levels.
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Hungry Ghosts

A highly recommended story of family and class divides that will break readers’ hearts.

Dust Child

Achingly honest and ultimately hopeful; essential reading for U.S. audiences.

The Queen of Dirt Island

This could be an incredibly sad story were it not for Ryan’s ability to infuse the irony of Irish humor into its darkest corners. Light glimmers just as the story fades to black. His expert storytelling and the strength and resilience of his characters make this so much more than just another Irish family saga. Highly recommended.

Essex Dogs

Highly recommended for fans of Bernard Cornwell or Ken Follett who are looking for a high-stakes, immersive war story.

In the Upper Country

This fascinating series of stories within stories reflects the fragmentary history of African and Indigenous people experiencing the effects of enslavement, particularly from a Canadian perspective. Engrossing and intensely readable, this book represents just the beginning of a larger narrative, with many chapters yet to be told; very highly recommended.
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Juno Loves Legs

Might appeal to readers who enjoy bleak, atmospheric, character-driven novels, and would be an appropriate addition to any fiction collection.
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Earth’s the Right Place for Love

Berg continues to channel her own version of Fannie Flagg with her small-town Southern tale that goes back in time to fill in the details of a memorable character’s life.
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Call and Response: Stories

Moeng, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford with an MFA from the University of Mississippi, writes with lush, heartfelt intensity that illuminates contemporary Botswana for readers who value complex female characters navigating a rapidly changing world.
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The Society of Shame

Roper’s second novel (after Eden Lake) is simultaneously a sendup of internet fame and a love letter to earnest activists. The comic tale’s mother-daughter journey keeps it grounded and refreshing.
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Black Candle Women

A cozy autumn or winter read with a main cast of complex Black women. Brown’s debut tackles generational trauma in an engaging and heartfelt way.
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The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise

Tanner and Louise’s growing bond is funny and heartwarming and gives heart to Oakley’s (The Invisible Husband of Frick Island) latest, but the sharp, witty dialogue and plotting keep the story from becoming too saccharine. A great read-alike for fans of the television show Hacks.
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The Blue Window

Berne (The Dogs of Littlefield) has crafted an insightful novel about family secrets and the emotional trauma that reverberates through three generations.
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The Faraway World: Stories

Engel’s character-focused short stories are thought-provoking and intense; readers of literary fiction will enjoy this masterfully written collection.

Muckross Abbey and Other Stories

With frequent nods to both contemporary and classic ghost-story writers (Daphne Du Maurier, Henry James), the success of these stories lies not just in the well-crafted writing but in the conscious mixing of a shape-shifting old world with an unreliably secure modern world. A masterly recharging of a treasured literary tradition that Murray clearly loves and respects.
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In a Land Without Dogs the Cats Learn To Bark

Twenty years in the making, this saga alludes to the romantic work of Lermontov while also doing a great reprise of the jazz scene in Tbilisi. Compelling notes of Keith Gessen, Gary Shteyngart, and Jonathan Safran Foer will resonate for readers keeping up with Soviet absurdities in ex-USSR states.

The Deluge

This is a stunning achievement that may earn a place among dystopian and apocalyptic classics like 1984 and On the Beach. And perhaps most of all, it’s an unflinching and utterly compelling call to action to prevent an all-too-possible future.
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The House of Eve

This is a moving work of women’s fiction with timely perspective on racism, colorism, and pre-Roe women’s rights in the United States of the 1950s. Fans of Tayari Jones, Brit Bennett, and Jeni McFarland will want to check it out.
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I Could Live Here Forever

Many readers will feel they can identify with this portrait of self-discovery, messy emotions, and challenging relationships. Fans of Halperin’s first novel will also enjoy this offering.
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Varina Palladino’s Jersey Italian Love Story

There are a lot of laughs despite the mayhem and drama, and of course, many family dinners (with recipes!), but it is love that permeates and elevates this terrific Italian family saga. Adriana Trigiani fans will feel right at home here; a slightly more food-centric read-alike is Angelina’s Bachelors by Brian O’Reilly.
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Bitter Medicine

Urban fantasy readers will appreciate the well-crafted hidden world, and lovers of bad boy or Mafia romances will see Luc as their darkly delicious type, all while Elle’s long sacrifice will break readers’ hearts. Fans of Sarah J. Maas’s epic paranormal fantasies will also find much to savor in Tsai’s debut.

Assassin of Reality

As with the previous book, inventive storytelling delves into philosophical concepts such as time, meaning, and language. This is a novel that transcends genre and will astound readers looking for serious, contemporary fiction.

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Nothing But the Truth

James’s debut makes for a highly entertaining audio, perfect for fans of Shauna Robinson or Leigh Stein. Libraries won’t be disappointed.

Our Wives Under the Sea

This haunting book transcends genre distinctions and will likely appeal to readers of literary fiction, horror, and psychological drama. Highly recommend for all audio fiction collections.

Switchboard Soldiers

Chiaverini’s many fans will be clamoring for this highly recommended audio. Share also with readers who enjoy learning about little-known accomplishments of women in history.
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Queen of Dust

Dare, who also writes contemporary romance as Hanna Earnest, here pens a science-fiction romance that leans heavily into its tropes and brings forth a successful story. Fans of enemies-to-lovers will be thrilled with this book.

It’s One of Us

Ellison (Her Dark Lies) spotlights the issue of infertility, based on her own experiences, then adds betrayal, obsession, and familial ties that bind to create a tension-filled story with an intriguing theme. Readers will race through the pages to an end they didn’t see coming.
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The Easy Life

While this early work is less taut than her best novels, Duras plumbs the harshness of Francine’s life and the catastrophic effect that Francine’s detachment has on those around her.
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Hayley Aldridge Is Still Here

This is a perfect, unputdownable book for fans of celebrity gossip and pop-culture fiction.

The Devil You Know

The series protagonist is a wonderfully complex and likable character, as are the supporting cast. Tracy’s ability to weave multiple plots into a satisfying story makes this a must-read for mystery lovers.
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Three Can Keep a Secret

Readers who enjoy the library and community connections in Victoria Gilbert’s “Blue Ridge Library” mysteries will want to try this mystery that hints at future answers to the ongoing story line of the murder of Greer’s husband.
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How To Turn into a Bird

The escapist scenario may remind readers of Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees, and the theme of the value and place of nonconformity in today’s society will ring true.
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Right Girl, Wrong Side

The latest from Baird (after First Bride To Fall) is perfect for fans of Netflix’s Love in the Villa and those looking for a romantic beach read.

Artist

Ma skewers his cast’s overblown sense of entitlement and lack of self-awareness with terrific deadpan wit. While subplots concerning the misuse of royalty payments owed to artists whose music is popular in karaoke bars and the inner workings of public arts foundations prove a bit dry, Ma’s perspective on the value of originality, the power of celebrity, and the debt one generation of artists owes to those that follow are truly thought-provoking.

Blood of the Virgin

A stunningly ambitious, emotionally complex work from an artist with a distinct perspective on the pursuit of artistic fulfillment.
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One Night with the Duke

Though it’s possible that fans of Malpas’s contemporary romances might be satisfied with this effort, those who typically enjoy Regency romances are unlikely to be as forgiving. This novel is unevenly paced, with inconsistent characters who feel out of place in their setting, and provides an unnecessarily convoluted plot.

The Do-Over

Park’s (So We Meet Again) latest does an excellent job of navigating topics of anxiety, self-doubt, nepotism, and misogyny through an enjoyable second-chance romance with great characters. This book is an essential read and highly recommended.
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My Soul Twin

In this fraught tale of how the sins of the parents haunt and punish their offspring, the tension and sadness are almost too much to bear. Billed as a modern-day Wuthering Heights.
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Super Spy

A tightly plotted, high-stakes masterwork about the terrible cost of life in the shadows.
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