Maximum Shelf: BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU (8/2/21)

Yesterday’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick was BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU, a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of NORMAL PEOPLE and CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS. Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE ORPHAN WITCH (5/24/21)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Paige Crutcher’s THE ORPHAN WITCH, a spell-binding story about the sisterhood of magic and one woman’s quest to find her place in the world. Persephone May has been alone her entire life. Abandoned as an infant and dragged through the foster care system, she wants nothing more than […]

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Genre For All Spotlight: TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT

Sleepless in Seattle X The Bachelorette X THE KISS QUOTIENT?! Yes, please! If there was ever a time to jump on the rom-com bandwagon, it’s now with Sophie Sullivan’s slow-burn romance TEN RULES FOR FAKING IT. Everly Dean has had enough birthday embarrassment to last a lifetime. So this year on her big day, walking […]

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Genre For All Spotlight: THE SHADOWS

Stranger Things meets Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER? Count me in! Let’s talk Alex North’s deliciously creepy new thriller, THE SHADOWS. Last year, we were all obsessed with Alex North’s THE WHISPER MAN (PW Best Book of Summer 2019! 2 starred reviews! Indie Next pick! LibraryReads pick!). In THE SHADOWS, North offers another terrifying supernatural thriller […]

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Genre For All/Forthcoming #FridayReads Spotlight: THE SWITCH

In today’s Genre For All/Forthcoming #FridayReads mashup, I am thrilled to share my feel-good pick of the year, Beth O’Leary’s THE SWITCH. Last year, Beth O’Leary burst onto the scene with her debut THE FLATSHARE, which was just. So. Friggin’. Good! It earned multiple starred reviews, was RUSA’s Romance Reading List winner, a LibraryReads pick […]

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Maximum Shelf: DEAR CHILD (3/25/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Romy Hausmann’s English language debut, a page-turning, internationally bestselling thriller that is GONE GIRL meets ROOM: DEAR CHILD. In a windowless shack in the woods, Lena and her two children live a life that follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time […]

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Maximum Shelf: A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD

Maximum Shelf: A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Therese Anne Fowler’s exploration of class, race, and heartrending star-crossed love, A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD. For fans of Celeste Ng and Jodi Picoult comes a stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood–and the summer that changes their lives forever. In Oak Knoll, a […]

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