February 2022 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and FINLAY DONOVAN KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD by Elle Cosimano, THE CHRISTIE AFFAIR by Nina de Gramont, NOT THE WITCH YOU WED by April Asher, and GOOD GIRL COMPLEX by Elle Kennedy are LibraryReads Picks for February 2022! FINLAY DONOVAN KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD by Elle CosimanoISBN 9781250242181 | on sale 2/1/22 “Fresh from a debut […]

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Thriller Thursday (1/6/22)

This thriller Thursday is filled with many atmospheric stories, from a compulsive tale set in a strip club, to a coming-of-age story about a missing sister in 1968 Laguna Beach, and a gripping crime debut taking place in rural Iowa. REAL EASY by Marie Rutkoski 2 starred reviews! “Veteran children’s author Rutkoski’s writing is a […]

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Debut Spotlight (1/4/22)

We’re kicking off 2022 with a couple exciting debuts featuring a status-driven wedding planner who has to learn what it really means to weather a storm and a thrilling story of fame, fortune, and the blurred lines between fact and fiction. OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez An Indie Next pick! “Warmhearted but tough-minded story […]

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YA Spotlight (1/3/22)

We are kicking off 2022 with two YA retellings including the endearing search for one girl’s birth mother sparkled with some Mamma Mia trope, and a romantic time-traveling take on Romeo and Juliet. WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick! “Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (12/17/21)

Things are heating up this Friday with the start to a delightful new series about a woman opening a school for girls, an Earl with a generous offer that is impossible to refuse, and the possibility of true love. GIRLS BEFORE EARLS: A Rogues to Lovers Novel by Anna Bennett “Bennett’s enticing characters come complete […]

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Thriller Thursday (12/16/21)

We’re solving mysteries in this Thriller Thursday with old murders resurfacing, the discovery of Jane Austen’s secret letters, the murder of a modern-day witch, some unexpected visitors in remote Alaska, a body discovered in the world of Victorian theater, and a delicious Bakeshop series installment filled with chocolate and a missing manuscript. SILENT PARADE: A […]

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YA Spotlight (12/6/21)

Today we are spotlighting a showstopping queer romance about two members of America’s favorite boy band and a post-apocalyptic adventure about the last woman on Earth. IF THIS GETS OUT by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Deitrich “Chart-topping boy band Saturday is setting off on their first European tour and at 17, it’s time for the […]

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Debut Spotlight (12/1/21)

Today we are spotlighting December’s wonderful debuts with a darkly funny story about an Indian-American family struggling with deeply buried secrets and a captivating exploration of the complexities of female friendship and the dark drive towards perfection in the world of ballet. TELL ME HOW TO BE by Neel Patel “Patel skillfully maneuvers through the […]

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NYPL’s Best Books for Teens 2021

The librarians at New York Public Library selected CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP and HURRICANE SUMMER for their list of the year’s best books for teens! CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook9781250790514 | available now“In addition to satisfying committed fans, this stellar work could function as a […]

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SLJ’s Best YA Books of 2021

School Library Journal selected TOKYO EVER AFTER as one of their Best YA Books of 2021! TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean“Vibrant descriptions of Japan and Izumi’s reactions feel cheesy but truly realistic, capturing all of the fear, excitement, and admiration one could have when visiting a country with a different culture than their own. […]

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