Beat the holds lists at your library and check out these hot new bookish books—hitting shelves soon!
How Can I Help You: A Novel by Laura Sims
From the author of Looker comes this “compulsive and unforgettable novel” (Mona Awad) of razor-sharp suspense about two local librarians whose lives become dangerously intertwined.
“An insidiously readable psychological trap set by and for its two unforgettable and unforgiving protagonists . . . I couldn’t have loved this book more.”—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
“No one writes about obsession like Laura Sims. I may never look at libraries the same again.”—Samantha Downing, author of A Twisted Love Story
Available July 18th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
The Wishing Game: A Novel by Meg Shaffer
Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.
“Clever and hopeful . . . a love letter to reading and the power that childhood stories have over us long after we’ve grown up.”—V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
“Meg Shaffer’s beautiful novel is part Willy Wonka, part magical realism, and wholly moving. It broke my heart and patched it over and reminded me that even as an adult, if you look hard enough, you can find the child still inside you.”—Jodi Picoult,New York Times bestselling co-author of Mad Honey
Available May 30th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
The Little Village of Book Lovers: A Novel by Nina George
A young woman with the extraordinary power to bring soulmates together searches for her own true love in this tender, lyrical standalone novel inspired by the “bona fide international hit” (The New York Times Book Review) The Little Paris Bookshop.
In Nina George’s New York Times bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop, beloved literary apothecary Jean Perdu is inspired to create a floating bookstore after reading a seminal pseudonymous novel about a young woman with a remarkable gift. The Little Village of Book Lovers is that novel.
Available July 25th in Hardcover, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.
On Fire Island: A Novel by Jane L. Rosen
A book editor spends one last summer on Fire Island in this sparkling and surprising new novel from the author of A Shoe Story.
“Dazzling . . . as funny as it is poignant, nostalgic as it is sharp.”—Carley Fortune, New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After
“Wanna get away? Spend a delicious, idyllic summer On Fire Island with a cast of characters who will win your heart and soul. Rosen’s intimate, detailed descriptions of the charms of Fire Island provide an irresistible escape.”—Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Five-Star Weekend
Available May 23rd in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
The Hundred Loves of Juliet: A Novel by Evelyn Skye
A woman fleeing her disastrous marriage discovers that she is part of a legendary love story that spans lives, years, and continents in this modern-day reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
“Romantic, realistic, and fanciful, a love-for-all-times story. I couldn’t put this book down and I really wanted Helene and Sebastien to have a happy ending . . . and I’ll just say I was very surprised!”—Nancy Thayer,New York Times bestselling author of All the Days of Summer
“A rare and charming retelling that asks the question: what if Romeo and Juliet had another chance? What if they had a hundred? The Hundred Loves of Juliet is a celebration of life as it comes, and love as we find it.”—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics
Available August 1st in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
The Bookbinder: A Novel by Pip Williams
A young British woman working in a book bindery gets a chance to pursue knowledge and love when World War I upends her life in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club pick The Dictionary of Lost Words.
The Bookbinder is a story about knowledge—who creates it, who can access it, and what truths get lost in the process. Much as she did in the international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams thoughtfully explores another rarely seen slice of history through women’s eyes.
Available August 1st in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Summer Reading: A Novel by Jenn McKinlay
When a woman who’d rather do anything than read meets a swoon-worthy bookworm, sparks fly, making for one hot summer fling in New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay’s new rom-com.
“Summer Reading is a pure delight! Has all the elements of a perfect story: small island setting, a feisty yet vulnerable heroine, and a nerdy hero who stole my heart.”—Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of Our Italian Summer
“With the light touch of a whisk-you-away rom com, Summer Reading explores some of the most important relationships in our lives. The characters are fresh and beautifully drawn, and the chemistry is magic. It’s the perfect summer vacation.”—Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
Available May 16th in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Thief Liar Lady: A Novel by D. L. Soria
“Happily Ever After” is a total scam, but at least this time the princess is the one controlling the grift—until her true love arrives and threatens to ruin the whole scheme. Intrigue, magic, and wit abound in this Cinderella fairytale reimagining, perfect for fans of Heather Walter and Naomi Novik.
“A dazzlingly magical, thrilling, and inventive take on a beloved classic.”—Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch
“A fairy tale with a delightful con-artist twist, Thief Liar Lady is Cinderella as you’ve never seen her before—sly, subversive, and not at all demure.”—Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of Damsel
Available July 11th in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
A Novel Disguise: A Novel by Samantha Larsen
When Miss Tiffany Woodall assumes the identity of her half-brother after his death, she realizes she isn’t the only one with a secret to hide in this historical series debut, perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn and Sherry Thomas.
“Clever, mysterious, and utterly enjoyable. A Novel Disguise by Samantha Larsen is the first in this librarian focused series . . . Layered and suspenseful, a fun escape!”—B.R. Myers, author of A Dreadful Splendor
“Tiffany Woodall, who leads a cast of unforgettable and diverse characters, is a captivating, enterprising, and relatable heroine anyone would cheer for . . . I can’t wait to see what happens next!”—Clara McKenna, author of The Stella and Lyndy Mysteries
Available May 16th in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.