Greetings, all. This week was so full of new books I had to limit the number I am presenting to you to only the genre and fiction books, and not even all of those!
To start out, I need to mention the thriller,
22 SECONDS (BOOK 22 OF 22 OF THE WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB) by James Patterson, starring SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer.
I believe that because Summer is coming, the romance books are also starting to be arriving more frequently. We have:
BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry, is a clever romantic take on two people who work in the book publishing field (Nora is a literary agent and Charlie is an editor). They have met before, and have butted heads, and they somehow keep bumping into each other on Nora’s “sister’s vacation”.
LEGACY: A NOVEL by Nora Roberts is more of a romantic suspense novel, since there are death threats sent to the heroine, murders, and of course, a romance.
THE HOMEWRECKERS by Mary Kay Andrews is a funny novel about flipping houses and finding true love.
And here we have a fantasy (or magical realism) book:
THE CHANGE: A NOVEL by Kirsten Miller is a feminist revenge fantasy about 3 women who gain powers which helps them go after the evil that lurks in their wealthy beach town.
Even though the rest of the books are all considered fiction, there are many different types of fiction that are not really genre specific. For example.:
ALL THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD by Steve Almond is considered contemporary fiction or literary fiction, about two separate girls, a missing father of one of the girls, and the prime suspect: the other girl’s troubled older brother.
THE DICTIONARY OF LOST WORDS by Pip Williams is actually historical fiction. It concerns a woman who collects words discarded on the floor of the Scriptorium, an Oxford Garden shed where lexicographers were collecting words to put into the very first Oxford dictionary. Many of these words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded so the main character sets off to create her own dictionary. (This is based on true facts).
ELEKTRA by Jennifer Saint is a retelling of the story of Elektra, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, Princess Cassandra and more. This would be categorized as mythology and folk lore.
THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by Kristin Harmel. This is a WWII Historical Fiction story.
REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES: A NOVEL by Shelby Van Pelt about a woman who befriends an octopus, who helps her find clues to an incident in her past. This is either contemporary fiction or animal fiction.
As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.