2024 Texas Topaz Adult Nonfiction Reading List

Texas Library Association has created a list that highlights outstanding nonfiction published during the past three years that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. Here are the items from the 2024 the Texas Topaz Reading List that are in the TBP collection.

For More Information: 2024 Texas Topaz List_Adult Annotated (txla.org)

ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: FROM EMBALMERS TO EXECUTIONERS, AND EXPLORATION OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE DEATH THEIR LIFE’S WORK by Hayley Campbell (DB 110278)
ART THIEF: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, CRIME, AND A DANGEROUS OBSESSION by Michael Finkel (DB 115367, LB 14518)
ATLAS OF THE HEART: MAPPING MEANINGFUL CONNECTION AND THE LANGUAGE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE by Brené Brown (DB 106540, BR 24796 IN PROCESS, LB 13602)
BARBIZON: THE HOTEL THAT SET WOMEN FREE by Paulina Bren (DB 103460)
BEAVERLAND: HOW ONE WEIRD RODENT MADE AMERICA by Leila Philip (DB 112050)
COBALT RED: HOW THE BLOOD OF THE CONGO POWERS OUR LIVES by Siddharth Kara (DB 112317)
FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM: A MEMOIR OF FOOD, FAT, AND FAMILY by Rabia Chaudry (DB 113084, LB 14612)
FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KU KLUX KLAN’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA, AND THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED THEM by Timothy Egan (DB 114864)
FOREVER WITNESS: HOW DNA AND GENEALOGOY SOLVED A COLD CASE DOUBLE MURDER by Edward Humes (DB 112528)
FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THINGS by Matthew Perry (DB 110888, LB 14205)
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM: AND OTHER HELPFUL RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO BECOME AMERICAN by Wajahat Ali (DBC 27456)
GREAT ESCAPE: A TRUE STORY OF FORCED LABOR AND IMMIGRANT DREAMS IN AMERICA by Saket Soni (DB 113144)
HIJAB BUTCH BLUES: A MEMOIR by Lamya H. (DB IN PROCESS)
HYSTERICAL: A MEMOIR by Elissa Bassist (DB 113145)
JACQUES PEPIN ART OF THE CHICKEN: A MASTER CHEF’S PAINTINGS, STORIES, AND RECIPES OF THE HUMBLE BIRD by Jacques Pepin (DB 112702, BR 24763 IN PROCESS)
LIFE IN FIVE SENSES: HOW EXPLORING THE SENSES GOT ME OUT OF MY HEAD AND INTO THE WORLD by Gretchen Rubin (DB 114675 IN PROCESS, LB 14423)
LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES by Michelle Obama (DB 111237, BR 24710 IN PROCESS)
MONSTER’S BONES: THE DISCOVERY OF T REX AND HOW IT SHOOK OUR WORLD by David K. Randall (IN PROCESS)
MY FIRST POPSICLE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FOOD AND FEELINGS (LB 14504)
ROUGH SLEEPERS: DR. JIM O’CONNELL’S URGENT MISSION TO BRING HEALING TO HOMELESS PEOPLE by Tracy Kidder (IN PROCESS)
SCENES FROM MY LIFE: A MEMOIR by Michael Kenneth Williams (DB 109789)
STAY TRUE: A MEMOIR by Hua Hsu (DB 110669)
TELL ME EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION by Erika Krouse (DB 108142)
UNRAVELING: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE WHILE SHEARING SHEEP, DYEING WOOL, AND MAKING THE WORLD’S UGLIEST SWEATER by Peggy Orenstein (DB 113482)
WE SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS: THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP by Will Schwalbe (DB 113625)
YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A MEMOIR by Maggie Smith (DB 115170)

Near Death Experiences

What happens after we die? Nobody knows for sure, but some people claim to have had a sneak peek. Here are some books written by and about people who have lived to tell the tale. Some are spiritual in nature, and others are more scientific in scope, but all deal with what happens after we shuffle off this mortal coil.

En Español

CIELO ES REAL: ASOMBROSA HISTORIA DE UN NINO PEQUENO DE SU VIAJE AL CIELO Y VOLVER por Todd Burpo (DB 74966)
NOVENTA MINUTOS EN EL CIELO: UNA HISTORIA REAL DE VIDA Y MUERTE por Don Piper (DB 65953)
VIA RAPIDA AL CIELO by Ned Dougherty (DB 93451)

English Language

AFTER: A DOCTOR EXPLORES WHAT NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES REVEAL ABOUT LIFE AND BEYOND by Bruce Greyson (DB 109313)
BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN: A REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF MIRACLES, ANGELS, AND LIFE BEYOND THIS WORLD by Kevin Malarkey (DB 73849, LB 06931)
CLOSER TO THE LIGHT: LEARNING FROM CHILDREN’S NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES by Melvin Morse (DB 32154)
DYING TO LIVE: NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES by Susan J. Blackmore (DB 62729)
EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT by Betty J. Eadie (DB 35949, BR 09687)
GOD AND THE AFTERLIFE: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW EVIDENCE OF NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE by Jeffrey Long (LB 08358)
GOD’S HOUSE CALLS: FINDING GOD THROUGH MY PATIENTS by Jim Roach (DBC 05595)
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL: A LITTLE BOY’S ASTOUNDING STORY OF HIS TRIP TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Todd Burpo (DB 72633, BT 03900, LB 09117)
IMAGINE HEAVEN: NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES, GOD’S PROMISES, AND THE EXHILARATING FUTURE THAT AWAITS YOU by John Burke (DB 87596)
LIFE AFTER LIFE: THE INVESTIGATION OF A PHENOMENON—SURVIVAL OF BODILY DEATH by Raymond A. Moody (DB 101280)
MY DESCENT INTO DEATH: A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE by Howard Storm (DB 61973)
NINETY MINUTES IN HEAVEN: A TRUE STORY OF DEATH AND LIFE by Don Piper (DB 63761)
OPENING HEAVEN’S DOOR: WHAT THE DYING MAY BE TRYING TO TELL US ABOUT WHERE THEY’RE GOING by Patricia Pearson (DBG 09071)
PROOF OF HEAVEN: A NEUROSURGEON’S JOURNEY INTO THE AFTERLIFE by Eben Alexander (DB 75791, LB 07431)
RECOLLECTIONS OF DEATH by Michael B. Sabom (BR 05470)
SAVED BY THE LIGHT: THE TRUE STORY OF A MAN WHO DIED TWICE AND THE PROFOUND REVELATIONS HE RECEIVED by Dannion Brinkley (DB 38855, BR 09540)
SEASON IN HELL: A MEMOIR by Marilyn French (DB 49158)
TO HEAVEN AND BACK: A DOCTOR’S EXTRAORDINARY ACCOUNT OF HER DEATH, HEAVEN, ANGELS, AND LIFE AGAIN; A TRUE STORY by Mary C. Neal (DB 75227)
TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH: A STORY OF DISCOVERY by Miguel Ruiz (DBC 02765)
WAKING UP IN HEAVEN: A TRUE STORY OF BROKENNESS, HEAVEN, AND LIFE AGAIN by Crystal McVea (DB 77639)

Blind and Low Vision Book Characters in Honor of Louis Braille

Louis Braille, who was born on January 4, 1809, and died on January 6, 1852, was a blind French educator who developed the braille printing and writing system to make reading and writing accessible for individuals who are blind or experience low vision. Celebrate his memory this month with these books that feature characters who are blind or have low vision:

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
DB 79182, LB 08913, BT 13561 (physical braille), BR 23326 (e-braille)

AOSAWA MURDERS by Riku Onda
DB 99103, BRG 04470 (e-braille)

ARRANGEMENT by Mary Balogh
DB 77497

DEAREST ROGUE by Elizabeth Hoyt
DB 81933

FORTUNE FAVORS THE WICKED by Theresa Romain
DB 85434

GREEK LESSONS: A NOVEL by Kang Han
DB 114737

IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A NOVEL by Edward Hoagland
DB 87210, LB 09100, BR 21809

SIGN FOR HOME: A NOVEL by Blair Fell
DB 116605, BR 24152

SONG OF THE SHANK by Jeffery Renard Allen
DB 79514

SUMMER GUEST: A NOVEL by Alison Anderson
DB 85713

SURRENDER, NEW YORK: A NOVEL by Caleb Carr
DB 86567

WHAT IS VISIBLE? by Kimberly Elkins
DB 78666, BR 20466

Reimagining Sherlock Holmes

Do you love reading the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle? Perhaps you loved how Robert Downey Jr. portrayed him in the recent movie adaptations or enjoyed how Benedict Cumberbatch depicted the detective in the BBC television series Sherlock. Here are several re-imaginings of the consummate detective. Some stories imagine him in his youth, others place him at the height of his career, while others depict him in retirement with a young apprentice. Some explore the lives of other characters found in the original stories such as Professor Moriarty and Irene Adler. Other books follow the exploits of younger relatives and descendants. We’ve even included books for younger readers at the bottom of the list. For you nonfiction types, we’ve included two books that delve into the story behind the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon.

Series

Baskerville Affair Series
STUDY IN SILKS by Emma Jane Holloway (DB 78656)
Holmes on the Range Series
HOLMES ON THE RANGE by Steve Hockensmith (DB 63619)
Irene Adler Mysteries Series
GOOD NIGHT, MR. HOLMES by Carole Nelson Douglas (DB 40584, BR 09382)
Mary Russell Novel Series
BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE; OR, ON THE SEGREGATION OF THE QUEEN by Laurie R. King (DB 39416, LB 12588)
Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota Series
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RED DEMON by Larry Millett (DBC 02731)
Sherlock Holmes Pastiche Series
SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION: BEING A REPRINT FROM THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN H. WATSON, MD by Nicholas Meyer (DB 087051, BR 03999)
Sherlock Holmes Series
HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz (DB 81256, LB 07014)

Stand Alone Novels

FIFTH HEART by Dan Simmons (DB 81067)
ITALIAN SECRETARY: A FURTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Caleb Carr (DB 63029, LB 09794)
LAST SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY by Michael Dibdin (DB 17497)
NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES ORIGINAL STORIES BY EMINENT MYSTERY WRITERS edited by Martin Harry Greenberg (DB 29286)
RETURN OF MORIARTY by John Gardner (DB 80188, BR 02588)  
REVENGE OF THE HOUND by Michael Hardwick (DB 27688)                                               
SHERLOCK HOLMES VS DRACULA: THE ADVENTURE OF THE SANGUINARY COURT by Loren D. Estleman (DB 12126)

Nonfiction

FROM HOLMES TO SHERLOCK: THE STORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CREATED AN ICON by Mattias Bostrom (DB 89810)
SCIENCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: FROM BASKERVILLE HALL TO THE VALLEY OF FEAR, THE REAL FORENSICS BEHIND THE GREAT DETECTIVE’S GREATEST CASES by E. J. Wagner (BRG 02113)

Juvenile Fiction Series

Enola Holmes Mystery Series
CASE OF THE MISSING MARQUESS by Nancy Springer (DB 66634)
Grades 6-9
Sherlock Files Series
ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD SECRET by Tracy Barrett (DB 67717, BR 19972)
Grades 4-7
Sherlock Lupin and Me Series
SHERLOCK, LUPIN, AND ME by Irene Adler (DB 83551)
Grades 5-8
Young Sherlock Holmes Series
DEATH CLOUD: SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE LEGEND BEGINS by Andy Lane (DB 73573, LB 07113)
Grades 9-12

January is Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when we honor the generosity of America’s blood donors and highlight the importance of donating blood regularly for those who are able to do so.

Did you know that every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more?

If you are able, consider donating blood. Below are some nonfiction books about blood for adults and children as well as one fiction book that features a blood donor who travels to a small town to donate her rare blood and finds love along the way. 

For more information: https://www.aabb.org/for-donors-patients/national-blood-donor-month

Adult Nonfiction

BLOOD: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION by Chris Cooper (DB 115447)
BLOOD MONEY: THE STORY OF LIFE, DEATH, AND PROFIT INSIDE AMERICA’S BLOOD INDUSTRY by Kathleen McLaughlin (DB 114750)
NINE PINTS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE MONEY, MEDICINE, AND MYSTERIES OF BLOOD by Rose George (DB 94206)

Juvenile Nonfiction

BLOOD! NOT JUST A VAMPIRE DRINK by Stacy McAnulty (DB 110037) Grades Kindergarten-3
CHARLES DREW: THE INNOVATOR OF THE BLOOD BANK by Aaron Talley (DB 115453) Grades 3-6
SEEING RED: THE TRUE STORY OF BLOOD by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (DBC 06727) Grades 4-7

Adult Fiction

PIECE OF MY HEART by Sharon Sala (DB 94768)

Goodreads 2023 Choice Awards Announced

The social cataloging website for book lovers, Goodreads, has just announced their readers’ Choice Awards for 2023. The Texas Talking Book Program has a good number of them in our collection. Are you looking for a new author? Goodreads members chose WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS) as their debut novel for this past year. Are you more interested in non-fiction? POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415) was chosen as the best non-fiction book.  Perhaps you’ve had a busy holiday season and don’t want to read anything too heavy. Readers selected HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS) as their favorite romance novel.  No matter which genre you enjoy, the bibliophiles at Goodreads have chosen a favorite book published this year. Contact us and we can help you find your next favorite book.

For more information: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2023

Best Fiction

YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS)

Best Historical Fiction

WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)

Best Romance

HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS)

Best Romantasy

FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206)

Best Fantasy

HELL BENT by Leigh Bardugo (DB 112194, BR 24761 IN PROCESS)

Best Science Fiction

IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by T. J. Klune (DB 114494)

Best Horror

HOLLY by Stephen King (DB 116600 IN PROCESS, BR 25169 IN PROCESS)

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

DIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca Ross (DB 116476 IN PROCESS)

Best Debut Novel

WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)

Best Nonfiction

POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415)

Best Memoir & Autobiography

WOMAN IN ME by Britney Spears (DB 116686 IN PROCESS)

Best History & Biography

WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY, AND MURDER by David Grann (DB 113965, LB 14399)

Best Humor

BEING HENRY: THE FONZ…AND BEYOND by Henry Winkler (DB IN PROCESS)

That All May Play: Accessible Games and a Game Bibliography

The Texas Talking Book Program is excited to announce the launch of its new game collection!

A variety of braille, tactile, and large print games are available for check out to individual patrons and institutions starting in 2024. There are a mix of board and card games that everyone can enjoy.

Games can be checked out for 45 days. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to borrow these games, there are no options to renew your loan. Individuals can check out one game at a time. Institutions can borrow up to five games simultaneously. Even if the game you want is currently loaned to another patron, we can always add it to your request list, so that you’ll be sent it once it is available.

This is a growing collection so check back throughout the year to see what new acquisitions we’ve made.

Perhaps you’d rather just read about games. Here are some books about board games, card games, and strategy games.

Backgammon: Tactile

Fiction

GAMBLER’S ANATOMY by Jonathan Lethem (DB 86013)

Cards (Spades, Poker, Euchre, etc.): Braille and Large Print

Fiction

PLAYING THE CARDS YOU’RE DEALT by Varian Johnson (DB 106454) Grades: 4-7

Nonfiction

HOYLE’S RULES OF GAMES: DESCRIPTIONS OF INDOOR GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE, WITH ADVICE ON SKILLFUL PLAY; BASED ON THE FOUNDATIONS LAID DOWN BY EDMOND HOYLE (DB 53859; BR 14229)

Checkers: Tactile

Nonfiction

PLAY WINNING CHECKERS: OFFICIAL AMERICAN MENSA GAME BOOK by Robert Pike (BR 12569)

Chess: Tactile

Fiction

FOCUSED by Alyson Gerber (DB 95432; LB 12619) Grades: 5-8
GRANDMASTER by David Klass (DB 78852) Grades: 6-9
LORDS OF THE WHITE CASTLE by Elizabeth Chadwick (DB 58566)
NERD SERIES
OBSESIÓN ENFERMIZA por Axael Velasquez (en español: DB 113336) para grados: 9-12
NOT AN EASY WIN by Chrystal D. Giles (DB 113356) Grades: 3-6
QUEEN’S GAMBIT by Walter S. Tevis (DBC 17656; en español: DB 105896)

Nonfiction

CHESS IN TEN LESSONS by Larry Evans (LB 02735)
IMMORTAL GAME: A HISTORY OF CHESS, OR HOW 32 CARVED PIECES ON A BOARD ILLUMINATED OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WAR, ART, SCIENCE, AND THE HUMAN BRAIN by David Shenk (DB 101961; BR 17706)
UNDERSTANDING CHESS MOVE BY MOVE by John Nunn (DB 106626)
WINNING CHESS: TACTICS AND STRATEGIES by Ted Nottingham (DB 52571) Grades: 5-8

Monopoly: Braille

Nonfiction

MONOPOLISTS: OBSESSION, FURY, AND THE SCANDAL BEHIND THE WORLD’S FAVORITE BOARD GAME by Mary Pilon (DB 81188)
PASS GO AND COLLECT $200: THE REAL STORY OF HOW MONOPOLY WAS INVENTED by Tanya Lee Stone (DBC 17272) Grades: 2-4

Parcheesi: Tactile

Fiction

FACESPACE by Adrian Chamberlain (DBG 08643) Grades: 5-8

Scrabble: Braille

Fiction

FINGERTIPS OF DUNCAN DORFMAN by Meg Wolitzer (DB 75236) Grades: 5-8
QUEEN OF THE TILES by Alkaf Hanna (DB 111410) Grades: 9-12

Nonfiction

WORD NERD: DISPATCHES FROM THE GAMES, GRAMMAR, AND GEEK UNDERGROUND by John D. Williams, Jr. (DB 82637)

NPR’s Book Concierge 2023

National Public Radio (NPR) has just released the Book Concierge for 2023. This is NPR’s annual, interactive, year-end reading guide. They compile their list by requesting staffers and trusted critics to nominate their favorite books of the year. Then, the editors and producers at NPR Books sit down and select their favorites. 

The books on this list cover a variety of genres such as biographies, book club ideas, and nonfiction as well as the more traditional categories like mysteries and thrillers, and historical fiction. We have indicated the categories that NPR assigned each book beneath the title in BOLD.

The Texas Talking Book Program has a good number of them in our collection. We even have some of them in Spanish. We have placed those at the top of the list under the heading En Español. No matter which genre you enjoy, the staff at National Public Radio have chosen a favorite book published this year. Contact us and we can help you find your next favorite book.

For more information: https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=list&year=2023

En Español

ALAS DE SANGRA por by Rebecca Yarros (DB en proceso)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
EDAD DEL VICIO por Deepti Kapoor (DB 115648 en proceso)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
INVENCIBLE VERANO DE LILIANA por Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 107986)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
NUESTRA PARTE DE NOCHE por Mariana Enriquez (DBG 17386)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
OTRA GRAN OBRA MAESTRA DEL CINE por Tom Hanks (DB en proceso)
(Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
 PACTO DEL AGUA por Abraham Verghese (DB en proceso)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
SPARE: EN LA SOMBRA por Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 114176)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
TRENZA DEL MAR ESMERALDA por Brandon Sanderson (DB 114177)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
VIENTO CONOCE MI NOMBRE por Isabel Allende (DB 115997)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)

English Language

ABOVE GROUND by Clint Smith (DB 113995, BR 24835 IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks)
ABSOLUTION by Alice McDermott (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
AGE OF VICE by Deepti Kapoor (DB 111733, LB 14194)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
ALL THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ME by Patrick Bringley (DB 113368)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For Art Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Staff Picks)
ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
(Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
AMERICAN STORY by Kwame Alexander (DB 111856)
(For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Nonfiction)
ASTOR: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN FORTUNE by Anderson Cooper (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
BEAST YOU ARE: STORIES by Paul Tremblay (DB IN PROCESS)
(Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, The Dark Side)
BEE STING by Paul Murray (DB IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BETTER THE BLOOD by Michael Bennett (DB 114557)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BIG SWISS by Jen Beagin (DB 113281)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
BIOGRAPHY OF X by Catherine Lacey (DB 113971)
(Book Club Ideas, For History Lovers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton (DB 115924)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
BLACKOUTS by Justin Torres (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Let’s Talk About Sex, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN by Jessica Knoll (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Staff Picks)
BURN IT DOWN: POWER, COMPLICITY, AND A CALL FOR CHANGE IN HOLLYWOOD by Maureen Ryan (DB 115381)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
BUT WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW?: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE 60S GIRL GROUPS by Laura Flam and Emily Seiu Liebowitz (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, For Music Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
CASSANDRA IN REVERSE by Holly Smale (DB 115359)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
CENTRE by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi (DB IN PROCESS)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around the World, The Dark Side)
CHAIN GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (DB 114336)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For Sports Lovers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
CHOOSING FAMILY: A MEMOIR OF QUEER MOTHERHOOD AND BLACK RESISTANCE by Francesca T. Royster (DB 114746)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction)
COUNTRY OF THE BLIND: A MEMOIR AT THE END OF SIGHT by Andrew Leland (DB 115575, BR 25166)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Science!)
COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese (DB 114896)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
CROOK MANIFESTO by Colson Whitehead (DB 115398)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
CUBAN HEIRESS by Chanel Cleeton (DB 113946)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Tales From Around The World)
DAY by Michael Cunningham (IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
DOS AND DONUTS OF LOVE by Adiba Jaigirdar (DB 116288)
(Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Young Adult)
EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAERIES by Heather Fawcett (DB 112234, BR 24964 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
EMPTY THEATRE: OR THE LIVES OF KING LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA AND EMPRESS SISI OF AUSTRIA (QUEEN OF HUNGARY), COUSINS, IN THEIR PURSUIT OF CONNECTION AND BEAUTY DESPITE THE EXPECTATIONS PLACED ON THEM BECAUSE OF THE EXCEPTIONAL GOOD FORTUNE OF THEIR STATUS AS BELOVED NATIONAL FIGURES by Jac Jemc (DB 114965)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Historical Fiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
ENCHANTERS by James Ellroy (DB IN PROCESS)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Rather Long, The Dark Side)
EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers (DB 116273)
(For Art Lovers, Kids’ Books, Seriously Great Writing)
FAMILY LORE by Elizabeth Acevedo (DB 116553 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
FAMILY MEAL by Bryan Washington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KU KLUX KLAN’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA, AND THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED THEM by Timothy Egan (DB 114864)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant (DB 116220)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Science!, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR IN PROCESS)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
FRAUD by Zadie Smith (DB 116592 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
GHOST AT THE FEAST: AMERICA AND THE COLLAPSE OF WORLD ORDER by Robert Kagan (DB 112901)
(For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
GOLDEN SPOON by Jessa Maxwell (DB IN PROCESS)
(Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Staff Picks)
GONE TO THE WOLVES by John Wray (DB IN PROCESS)
(For Music Lovers, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
GOOD NIGHT, IRENE by Luis Alberto Urrea (DB 114929)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
GREAT ESCAPE: A TRUE STORY OF FORCED LABOR AND IMMIGRANT DREAMS IN AMERICA by Saket Soni (DB 113144)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
GUEST by Emma Cline (DB 114407, LB 14446, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Let’s Talk About Sex, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
HALF KNOWN LIFE: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE by Pico Iyer (DB 114178)
(Biography & Memoir, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
HANG THE MOON by Jeannette Walls (DB 114958, BR 25113 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, The States We’re In)
HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS)
(Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
HEAT WILL KILL YOU FIRST: LIFE AND DEATH ON A SCORCHED PLANET by Jeff Goodell (DB 116475 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Science!, Staff Picks)
HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBride (DB 115655 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano (DB 113288, LB 14282, BR 25090 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, For Sports Lovers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
HOLLY by Stephen King (DB 116600 IN PROCESS, BR 25169 IN PROCESS)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, The Dark Side)
HOUSE OF EVE by Sadeqa Johnson (DB 112651)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Love & Romance)
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix (DB 112120, LB 14730)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Mysteries & Thriller, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU by Rebecca Makkai (DB 112960, LB 14575)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
IMMORTAL LONGINGS by Chloe Gong (DB 116607)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND OTHER CONFESSIONS OF ALEJANDRA KIM by Patricia Park (DB 113468)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Young Adult)
IN MEMORIAM by Alice Winn (DB 116108)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
INVISIBLE SON by Kim Johnson (DB 116471 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, The Dark Side, Young Adult)
JOVITA WORE PANTS: THE STORY OF A MEXICAN FREEDOM FIGHTER by Aida Salazar (DB 114313)
(Biography & Memoir, For History Lovers, Kids’ Books, Nonfiction, Tales From Around The World)
JULIETA AND THE ROMEOS by Maria E. Andreu (DB IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Young Adult)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig (DB 115189, BR IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
KüNSTLERS IN PARADISE by Cathleen Schine (DB 115236)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, The States We’re In)
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by C. Pam Zhang (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Cookbooks & Food, Eye-Opening Reads, Rather Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
LAST ANIMAL by Ramona Ausubel (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Science!, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
LAST DEVIL TO DIE by Richard Osman (DB 116412 IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World)
LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWitt (DB 116100, LB 14519, BR 25013 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
LIKE LAVA IN MY VEINS by Derrick Barnes (DB 116558 IN PROCESS, BR 25048 IN PROCESS)
(Comics & Graphic Novels, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Staff Picks)
LILIANA’S INVINCIBLE SUMMER: A SISTER’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE by Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 115091)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
LONE WOMEN by Victor LaValle (DB 114718)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
LONELY HEARTS BOOK CLUB by Lucy Gilmore (DB 114734)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
LOOT by Tania James (DB 115153)
(For History Lovers, Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
MADONNA: A REBEL LIFE by Mary Gabriel (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, For Music Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER by H. G. Parry (DB 113984)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction)
MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE by Tom Hanks (DB 114593, LB 14418)
(Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
MAMA SHAMSI AT THE BAZAAR by Mojdeh Hassani (DB 114019 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Kids’ Books, Tales From Around The World)
MANY ASSASSINATIONS OF SAMIR, THE SELLER OF DREAMS by Daniel Nayeri (DB 114135)
(Funny Stuff, Historical Fiction, Kids’ Books, Tales From Around The World)
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo (DB 112758)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Rather Long, The States We’re In)
MONSTERS: A FAN’S DILEMMA by Claire Dederer (DB 114924)
(Book Club Ideas, For Art Lovers, For Music Lovers, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
MUCH ADO ABOUT NADA by Uzma Jalaluddin (DB 116291)
(Identity & Culture, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
MUSEUM OF FAILURES by Thirty N. Umrigar (DB 116437 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
MY MURDER by Katie Williams (DB 115403, LB 14422)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
MY NAME IS BARBRA by Barbra Streisand (DB 116687 IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, For Music Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell (DB 116345 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
NORTH WOODS by Daniel Mason (DB 116389 IN PROCESSS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
OLD GOD’S TIME by Sebastian Barry (DB 114027)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING by Elissa Sussman (DB 115336)
(For Music Lovers, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, No Biz Like Show Biz, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ORDINARY NOTES by Christina Elizabeth Sharpe (DB 114934)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
OSCAR WARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD IN GOLD, SWEAT, AND TEARS by Michael Schulman (DB 114470)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
OUR MIGRANT SOULS: A MEDITATION ON RACE AND THE MEANINGS AND MYTHS OF “LATINO” by Hector Tobar (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, The States We’re In)
OUR SHARE OF NIGHT by Mariana Enriquez (DB 115900)
(Historical Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
PINEAPPLE STREET by Jenny Jackson (DB 113575, BR 24904 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
POSTCARD by Anne Berest (DB 115072)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
PROMISES OF GOLD/ PROMESAS DE ORO by Jose Olivarez (DB 114551 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Staff Picks)
QUEEN OF DIRT ISLAND by Donal Ryan (DB 114146, BR 24899 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
QUIETLY HOSTILE: ESSAYS by Samantha Irby (DB 115194)
(Biography & Memoir, Funny Stuff, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Staff Picks)
RACHEL INCIDENT by Caroline O’Donoghue (DB 115387, LB 14692)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
RAW DOG: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HOT DOGS by Jamie Loftus (DB 115180)
(Biography & Memoir, Cookbooks & Food, Funny Stuff, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
REDISCOVERY OF AMERICA: NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE UNMASKING OF U. S.  HISTORY by Ned Blackhawk (DB 115217 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
REMEMBER by Joy Harjo (DB 115904, BR 25039 IN PROCESS)
(For Art Lovers, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry)
RINGMASTER: VINCE MCMAHON AND THE UNMAKING OF AMERICA by Abraham Riesman (DB 114335)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Reads, For Sports Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks)
ROMAN STORIES by Jhumpa Lahiri (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Idea, Identity & Culture, Rather Short, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays & Poetry, Tales From Around The World)
ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld (DB 113860, LB 14285, BR 24945 IN PROCESS)
(Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, No Biz Like Show Biz, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ROUGH SLEEPERS: DR JIM O’CONNELL’S URGENT MISSION TO BRING HEALING TO HOMELESS PEOPLE by Tracy Kidder (IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
SING HER DOWN by Ivy Pochoda (DB 114455)
(Book Club Ideas, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SMALL MERCIES by Dennis Lehane (DB 114456, LB 14406)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SOIL: THE STORY OF A BLACK MOTHER’S GARDEN by Camille T. Dungy (IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks)
SOME DESPERATE GLORY by Emily Tesh (BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction)
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes (DB 112338, LB 14576, BR 25197 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
SPARE by Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 112017, LB 14392)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
SPELL OF GOOD THINGS by Ayobami Adebayo (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow (DB 116445 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
STUDY IN DROWNING by Ava Reid (DB 116420 IN PROCESS)
(Love & Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, Young Adult)
STOLEN COAST by Dwyer Murphy (DB 115407)
(Mysteries & Thrillers, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
SYMPHONY OF SECRETS by Brendan Slocumb (DB 114928)
(Book Club Ideas, For Music Lovers, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction)
THERE WILL BE FIRE: MARGARET THATCHER, THE IRA, AND TWO MINUTES THAT CHANGED HISTORY by Rory Carroll (DB 113821)
(Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Rather Long, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
THICKER THAN WATER: A MEMOIR by Kerry Washington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN by Susanna Hoffs (DB 115330)
(Book Club Ideas, For Music Lovers, Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Tales From Around The World)
THIS OTHER EDEN by Paul Harding (DB 113243, BR 24845 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Rather Short, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
THORNHEDGE by T. Kingfisher (DB 116446 IN PROCESS, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Rather Short, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett (DB 116555 IN PROCESS, BR 25129 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Love & Romance, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
TRANSLATION STATE by Ann Leckie (DB 116532 IN PROCESS)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
TRESS OF THE EMERALD SEA by Brandon Sanderson (DB 115506 IN PROCESS, BR 24995 IN PROCESS)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks)
TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren (DB 115235)
(Family Matters, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks)
ULTRA-PROCESSED PEOPLE: THE SCIENCE BEHIND FOOD THAT ISN’T FOOD by Chris van Tulleken (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Cookbooks & Food, Eye-Opening Reads, Nonfiction, Science!, Staff Picks)
UNRAVELING: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE WHILE SHEARING SHEEP, DYEING WOOL, AND MAKING THE WORLD’S UGLIEST SWEATER by Peggy Orenstein (DB 113482)
(Biography & Memoir, Eye-Opening Book Family Matters, For History Lovers, It’s All Geek To Me, Nonfiction, Rather Short, Staff Picks)
VAMPIRES OF EL NORTE by Isabel Cañas (DB 116478 IN PROCESS)
(Historical Fiction, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Thrillers, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World, The Dark Side)
VASTER WILDS by Lauren Groff (DB 116370, BR IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, The Dark Side, The States We’re In)
VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto (DB 113039, LB 14540)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Mysteries & Thrillers, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
VICTORY CITY by Salman Rushdie (DB 112519, LB 14581)
(Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Tales From Around The World)
VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Funny Stuff, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY, & MURDER by David Grann (DB 113965, LB 14399)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, For History Lovers, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WARRIOR GIRL UNEARTHED by Angeline Boulley (DB 114761, BR 25116 IN PROCESS)
(Identity & Culture, Mysteries & Thrillers, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In, Young Adult)
WE COULD BE SO GOOD by Cat Sebastian (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Let’s Talk About Sex, Love & Romance)
WE WERE ONCE A FAMILY: A STORY OF LOVE, DEATH, AND CHILD REMOVAL IN AMERICA by Roxanna Asgarian (DB 114060)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
WELLNESS by Nathan Hill (DB 116388 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Love & Romance, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
WICKED BARGAIN by Gabe Cole Novoa (DB 113355)
(Identity & Culture, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction, Tales From Around The World, Young Adult)
WIND KNOWS MY NAME by Isabel Allende (DB 115139, LB 14397, BR 25001 IN PROCESS)
(Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, Historical Fiction, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing)
WITCH KING by Marth Wells (DB 114938)
(Rather Long, Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction)
WITHOUT CHILDREN: THE LONG HISTORY OF NOT BEING A MOTHER by Peggy O’Donnell Heffington (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Eye-Opening Reads, Family Matters, For History Lovers, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WITNESS: STORIES by Jamel Brinkley (DB IN PROCESS)
(Rather Short, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, The States We’re In)
WOLVES OF ETERNITY by Karl Ove Knausgard (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Rather Long, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
WOMAN IN ME by Briteny Spears (DB IN PROCESS)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, For Music Lovers, No Biz Like Show Biz, Nonfiction, Staff Picks)
WRECK: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR OF BECOMING A MOTHER by Cassandra Jackson (DB 115198)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Identity & Culture, Nonfiction, Staff Picks, The States We’re In)
WREN, THE WREN by Anne Enright (DB IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Realistic Fiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks, Tales From Around The World)
YEAR MY LIFE WENT DOWN THE TOILET by Jake Maia Arlow (DB IN PROCESS)
(Family Matters, Funny Stuff, Identity & Culture, Kids’ Books)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS)
(Book Club Ideas, Identity & Culture, Realistic Fiction, Staff Picks, The Dark Side)
YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A MEMOIR by Maggie Smith (DB 115170)
(Biography & Memoir, Book Club Ideas, Family Matters, Nonfiction, Seriously Great Writing, Short Stories, Essays, & Poetry, Staff Picks)

The Most Magical Time of the Year: Christmas Fantasy Fiction

The December holiday season is fairly magical to begin with, and then you add in these books to take things just one step further. Starting with the original Christmas fantasy tale, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, this list contains Christmas stories with a fantastic twist.

CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens (DB 70685, BR 18852, LB 00573)
DARK IS RISING by Susan Cooper (DB 50256, BR 13420, LB 04042)
GREMLINS by George Gipe (DB 20923)
HIDDENSEE: A TALE OF THE ONCE AND FUTURE NUTCRACKER by Gregory Maguire (DB 89905)
HOGFATHER: A NOVEL OF DISCWORLD by Terry Pratchett (DB 52689, BR 22358)
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (DB 76605)
SCANDAL IN BATTERSEA by Mercedes Lackey (DB 98418)
STUPIDEST ANGEL: A HEARTWARMING TALE OF CHRISTMAS TERROR by Christopher Moore (DB 68133)
SUGAR QUEEN by Sarah Addison Allen (DB 67522, BR 18155)

Conserje de libros de la Radio Pública Nacional para 2023

El Radio Publico Nacional (NPR siglas en inglés) acaba de lanzar Conserje de Libro para 2023. Esta es un guía de lectura anual interactivo de fin de año de NPR. Recopila su lista solicitando al personal y a críticos de confianza que nominen a sus libros favoritos del año.  Luego, los editores y productores de NPR se sientan y seleccionan sus favoritos.

Los libros de esta lista cubren una variedad de géneros como biografías, ideas para clubes de lectura y no ficción, así como las categorías más tradicionales como misterios y thrillers, y ficción histórica. Hemos indicado las categorías que NPR asignó a cada libro debajo del título en negrita.

Para más información: https://apps.npr.org/best-books/#view=list&year=2023

ALAS DE SANGRA por by Rebecca Yarros (DB en proceso)
(Hablemos De Sexo, Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
EDAD DEL VICIO por Deepti Kapoor (DB 115648 en proceso)
(Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Identidad y Cultura, Misterios y Novelas de Suspenso, Bastante Largo, Ficción Realista, Cuentos de Todo El Mundo, El Lado Oscuro)
INVENCIBLE VERANO DE LILIANA por Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 107986)
(Biografía y Memorias, Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, No Ficción, Escritura Realmente Genial, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
NUESTRA PARTE DE NOCHE por Mariana Enríquez (DBG 17386)
(Novela Histórica, Misterios y Novelas de Suspenso, Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Lectura Realmente Genial, Cuentos de Todo El Mundo)
OTRA GRAN OBRA MAESTRA DEL CINE por Tom Hanks (DB en proceso)
(Material Cómico, No Hay Negocio Como el Mundo del Espectáculo, Ficción Realista, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
PACTO DEL AGUA por Abraham Verghese (DB en proceso)
(Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Asuntos Familiares, Novela Histórica, Bastante Largo, Lectura Realmente Genial, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
SPARE: EN LA SOMBRA por Prince Harry Duke of Sussex (DB 114176)
(Biografía y Memorias, Ideas para Clubes de Lectura, Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, No Ficción, Bastante Largo, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario, Cuentos de Todo el Mundo)
TRENZA DEL MAR ESMERALDA por Brandon Sanderson (DB 114177)
(Bastante Largo, Ciencia Ficción, Fantasía y Ficción Especulativa, Selecciones del Personal Bibliotecario)
VIENTO CONOCE MI NOMBRE por Isabel Allende (DB 115997)
(Lecturas Reveladoras, Asuntos Familiares, Novela Histórica, Identidad y Cultura, Ficción Realista, Lectura Realmente Genial)