Author Spotlight: Paul Doiron (8/10/22)

Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch series has become a staple for readers of wilderness thrillers, featuring a game warden who discovers that natural predators aren’t the only killers lurking in the woodlands of Maine. In the series’ newest installment, readers are swept away to Hatchet Island on the coast of Maine, where a research trip ends […]

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Sneak Peek: September 2022 Indie Next List

The September 2022 Indie Next list features 6 Macmillan titles! IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan EscofferyISBN 9780374605988 | on sale 9/6/22 4 starred reviews! “A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “A collection […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (5/3/22)

This literary fiction spotlight illuminates captivating characters with a humorous story about modern love, a tale of sisterhood and loss, and one family’s effort to preserve their culture after fleeing their country. CULT CLASSIC by Sloane Crosley 3 starred reviews! “Novelist and essayist Crosley (THE CLASP, 2015; LOOK ALIVE OUT THERE, 2018) casts a spell […]

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Author Spotlight: Sheila Heti (2/23/22)

Sheila Heti wows readers once again with her unapologetic, unusual, and unfailingly original approach to timeless subjects. In her latest novel, PURE COLOUR, Mira grapples with the death of her father in light of the dissolution of another love and looks for a way forward. PURE COLOUR An Indie Next pick! “Mixing the spiritual, philosophical, […]

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Author Spotlight: B.A. Paris (7/20/21)

LibraryReads Hall of Famer, award-winning author, and master of psychological thrillers B.A. Paris returns with the story of an ill-fated housewarming party and a thrilling exploration of finding out who you can and cannot trust. Alice and Leo move to a new neighborhood only to discover that their house and their neighbors hold some deadly […]

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Genre Friday: Sci Fi (7/16/21)

A robot giving people what they need + a glimpse into an unsettling future + the journey to save a disintegrating empire + an enchanting story of a girl making terrible mistakes = this sci fi round-up. A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT by Becky Chambers 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next […]

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Debut Spotlight (7/1/21)

We’re kicking off July with a poetic tale of war and destiny set in an epic alternate China, and a story all about personal strength and healing with three women surviving unimaginable tragedy. SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “Parker-Chan’s debut is […]

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Author Spotlight: Casey McQuiston (6/15/21)

Casey McQuiston brought love, inclusivity, and the beach read of the year with her debut novel, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE. In her new queer romantic comedy, Casey has all that plus a dash of time travel to win over readers’ hearts once again. ONE LAST STOP 2 starred reviews, the #1 LibraryReads pick, and […]

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Community Stories (6/15/21)

Today we’re taking a peek into communities with a society and family undone by suspicion and a small town story about a grandmother whose dreams see a coming death. EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR MOTHER IS A WITCH by Rivka Galchen 2 starred reviews! “Galchen’s captivating latest (after the children’s adventure RAT RULE 79) follows an illiterate […]

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Author Spotlight: Alex Michaelides (6/1/21)

Alex Michaelides shocked readers everywhere with the mind-blowing twists and turns of his debut, THE SILENT PATIENT. His second novel, THE MAIDENS, doubles down on the spellbinding psychological suspense with more murder, more obsession, and more Greek mythology. THE MAIDENS 2 starred reviews, a LibraryReads pick, and an Indie Next pick! “The intelligent, cerebral plot […]

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