Hello, and welcome back after a nice holiday weekend, certainly weather wise here in Wormtown. Or Wootown. Or Worcester.
This week’s new arrivals (and next week’s arrivals marked with an *) are mainly different types of romances, with a few non-fiction books and a thriller thrown in for sport.
Let’s start out with:
HONEY & SPICE by Bolu Babalola. This is actually considered fiction, but it really is a coming of age romance story by debut author Bolu Babalola.
Then we have: TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin. This is also considered fiction, but it is also romantic action & adventure. It’s about a boy and a girl who bond in a hospital over video games, and meet years later, only to develop a strong relationship, creating video games together, and dealing with success, tragedy, and other strong emotions.
Followed by: LORE OLYMPUS: VOLUME TWO by Rachel Smythe. This is a graphic novel, part of a series of graphic novels depicting Greek Mythology. This particular volume contains the Persephone and Hades story, with a few updates/twists.
*BARBARIAN LOVER by Ruby Dixon. This is a science fiction romance. It is the third book in the Ice Planet Barbarian series. Woman falls for alien.
*THE BEST IS YET TO COME by Debbie Macomber. A contemporary romance. A woman’s escape from grief turns to self-discovery. She meets a man who she begins to feel comfortable with, a former soldier with PTSD, and they both end up having to confront obstacles of their pasts.
*6:20 MAN: A THRILLER by David Baldacci. Another David Baldacci thriller, this time in the financial world. A woman is found dead, the ex-girlfriend, and co-worker of an ex-soldier turned financial analyst. He is dragged into a clandestine investigation into his firm, into the darkest corners of the financial industry, or grim secrets from his past in the army might be dredged up. He is also in the sights of the killer!
LEADERSHIP: SIX STUDIES IN WORLD STRATEGY by Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger examines the strategies of six great twentieth-century figures and brings to life a unifying theory of leadership and diplomacy. The figures are: Konrad Adenauer of Germany , Charles de Gaulle of France, Richard Nixon, of the U.S., Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Lee Kuan Yew from Singapore and Margaret Thatcher from Great Britain.
*AMERICAN CARTEL: INSIDE THE BATTLE TO BRING DOWN THE OPIOID INDUSTRY by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz. This book is about how some of America’s largest corporations fueled the Opioid crisis in America. The authors are the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters from the Washington Post who first uncovered the story.
As always, thank you for making our shelves your destination.