Sneak Peek: July 2020 Indie Next List

The July 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE SAFE PLACE by Anna Downes ISBN: 9781250264800, on sale 7/14/20 “British actress Downes’ debut novel is a slow burn of a story with Emily picking up on snippets of conversations as a breadcrumb trail leads her to an astounding conclusion. A great read for […]

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Debut Spotlight: THE SECOND HOME (6/4/20)

This beach season, dive into a sophisticated debut about second homes, second families, and second chances. THE SECOND HOME by Christina Clancy has all the family drama, devastating secrets, and palpable characters that a reader could ever want. Set in Cape Cod and moving through the lives of three siblings, THE SECOND HOME is the […]

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Spotlight: Modern Family (5/28/20)

For anyone who wished they were part of the Pritchett family, it’s not too late with this behind-the-scenes oral history in today’s MODERN FAMILY spotlight! MODERN FAMILY: The Untold Oral History of One of Television’s Groundbreaking Sitcoms by Marc Freeman From the millions who loved the show, most don’t know the stories behind the action. […]

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Extra! Extra!: May Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. The New York Times reviews PHILOSOPHER OF THE HEART + THE CELESTIAL HUNTER + A HIGH FIVE FOR GLENN BURKE + PELOSI + THE BOOK OF V. + THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION NPR reviews NETWORK EFFECT; Fresh Air interviews John Moe [THE HILARIOUS WORLD […]

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Author Spotlight: HOLLYWOOD PARK (5/27/20)

This author spotlight features Airborne Toxic Event’s frontman Mikel Jollett with his incredible story of family, friendship, hardship, and love. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his is a story of fierce love and family […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes an absorbing political biography and the historical account of an infamous shipwreck. PELOSI by Molly Ball97812502528695/5/2020 An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball. “Political junkies and teens looking for role […]

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Debut Spotlight + Jane Austen Spotlight (5/26/20)

Today we set the spotlight on two of our favorite things: debuts and Jane Austen (!) with a big-hearted novel of a community in Austen’s final home town and the transformation of the bookish ugly duckling of the Bennet sisters to a woman with choices of her own. THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner […]

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Day’s YA: THE HENNA WARS

Hi, YA folks! Samantha is back for another Day’s YA Guest Post! THE HENNA WARS by Adiba Jaigirdar9781624149689Available now from Page Street KidsAges 14 and up The Cast:Nishat + Priti = Sisters + BFFs having the best summer, until… Flávia = Nishat’s childhood friend / newfound crush transfers to Nishat’s school Chyna = Nishat’s sworn […]

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YA Spotlight: THE BONE THIEF (5/22/20)

This YA spotlight takes us on a spine-tingling journey with the finale to THE BONE CHARMER duology. In Ivory Hall, Saskia is determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of the past, present, and future. A thirst for revenge, a search across Kastelia, and stolen bones, this fantasy-thriller is exactly the conclusion we needed. THE BONE THIEF by Breeana […]

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THE NIGHTINGALE Read-Alikes

If you cried your way through Kristin Hannah’s THE NIGHTINGALE (like I did) and are still thinking about sisters Isabelle and Vianne, you are not alone. It’s hard to find a story as moving and filled with love as THE NIGHTINGALE, but check out these read-alikes that are guaranteed to hit you in the feels… […]

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