All the castles burned by Michael Nye. The story of Owen Webb, a basketball player on scholarship at a private boys’ school, and his relationship with two enigmatic men: his father – whose secrets neither Owen nor this mother suspect – and Carson, an older teen.
Daphne by Will Boast. This turns the myth of Daphne and Apollo into a modern love story about social anxiety and physical debilitation. It is at once tragic and enchanting.
Death by chocolate cherry cheesecake by Sarah Graves. While Jacobia Tiptree has moved on from fixing up houses, she still can’t resist the urge to snoop into the occasional murder in Eastport, Maine.
Eternal life by Dara Horn. What would it really mean to live forever? This is both a heady time travel novel and a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of life.
Forty dead men by Donis Casey. Here is a compassionate look at PTSD after World War I.
The great alone by Kristin Hannah. Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. And for a family in crisis, the ultimate test of the human spirit.
How to stop time by Matt Haig. A love story across the ages – and for the ages – about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetime it can take to learn how to live.
Munich by Robert Harris. Two former friends who attended Oxford accompany Hitler and Neville Chamberlain to a meeting in 1938 and are forced to make a consequential decision.
Murder in an English village by Jessica Ellicott. As friends, the boisterous and brash American Beryl couldn’t be less alike than the prim and proper British Edwina. But as sleuths in an England recovering from the Great War, they’re the perfect match.
Need to know by Karen Cleveland. In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency – and to her family.
New York fantastic edited by Paula Guran. Fantasy spreads across the five boroughs in this new anthology series collecting fantastic and extraordinary stories set in a specific urban local.
A natural by Ross Raisin. A transporting and acutely observed novel about a gay British soccer player, this captures both the world of professional soccer and the stifling pressure on the hero and his lover to hide their relationship.
The overneath by Peter Beagle. Beagle chronicles the lives of unicorns, trolls, and magicians in 13 poignant stories many of which caution readers about magic gone awry and temperamental creatures.
The plea by Steve Cavanagh. An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. Who will take the plea? This is perfect for anyone who likes a locked-room mystery wrapped inside a legal thriller on steroids.
Red clocks by Leni Zumas. Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
Sadness is a white bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher. A young Israeli soldier whose best friends are Palestinian twins is driven to the breaking point by conflicting loyalties.
Self-portrait with boy by Rachel Lyon. An ambitious young female artist accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death – an image that could jumpstart her career but would also devastate her most intimate friendship.
Semiosis by Sue Burke. Human survival hinges on a bizarre alliance in this character driven science fiction about first contact.
Seven dead by J. Jefferson Farjeon. In this classic English mystery, an amateur thief has chosen an isolated house for his first robbery. But it is no ordinary country home. While hunting for silverware to steal, he stumbles upon a locked room containing seven dead bodies.
Still me by Jojo Moyes. Louisa Clark moves to New York and is torn between high society and the life she enjoys at a vintage clothing store.
The storm king by Brendan Duffy. Haunted by dark secrets and an unsolved mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown in a tense novel in the vein of Harlan Coben.
Surprise me by Sophie Kinsella. This delves into the heart of a marriage and shows how those we love and think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most.
The taster by V.S. Alexander. Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined – one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship.
A treacherous curse by Deanna Raybourn. Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse.
Get out (2017) starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams
The Crown (2017) starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow
The two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987) starring Ann-Margret and Claudette Colbert
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) starring Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson
They shoot horses, don’t they? (1969) starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, and Gig Young
NEW MUSIC CDs:
NOW that’s what I call music, Vol. 65
Man of the woods – Justin Timberlake
Always ascending – Franz Ferdinand
Mania – Fall Out Boy
We came here to love by Sebastien Izambard
The adventures of the mountain men by Stephen Brennan. True tales of hunting, trapping, fighting, adventure, and survival in the early to mid-1800s in the Rocky Mountains.
All-American murder by James Patterson. The story of Aaron Hernandez, the New England Patriots tight end convicted of first degree murder.
Armed in America by Patrick Charles. A history of gun rights from Colonial militias to concealed carry.
Berlin, 1936 by Oliver Hilmes. This takes the reader through the 16 days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select cast of characters – Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, sportsmen and journalists, writers and socialites, nightclub owners and jazz musicians.
Bliss more by Light Watkins. How to succeed at meditation without really trying.
Everything you need to know about social media by Greta Van Susteren. Step-by-step guide to help readers understand the major social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and Snapschat, addressing important moral and behavioral issues.
Fire and fury by Michael Wolff. With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.
A good man with a dog by Roger Guay. A game warden’s journey from the woods of Maine to the swamps of New Orleans.
I am, I am, I am by Maggie O’Farrell. An extraordinary memoir told entirely in near-death experiences from one of Britain’s best-selling novelists.
Let’s talk about sleep by Daniel Barone. A guide to understanding and improving your slumber.
Norwich by Karen Crouse. The story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country – and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading well-rounded lives.
Young China by Zak Dychtwald. How the restless generation born after 1990 will change their country and the world.
FICTION – Picture Books:
Bad mood and the stick by Lemony Snicket
Bear and Chicken by Jannie Ho
Big book of Paw Patrol by Mary Tillworth
Big umbrella by Amy June Bates
Chewie and the Porgs by Kevin Shinick
Dear girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Don’t forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward
If my moon was your sun by Andreas Steinhofel
Kate, who tamed the wind by Liz Garton Scanlon
Little Mouse’s big breakfast by Christine Pym
New LiBEARian by Alison Donald
Pete the Cat: big Easter adventure by James Dean
Runaway baby brother by Katy Hudson
Surprise! by Mike Henson
This is the chick by Wendy Hartmann
Very very very long dog by Julia Patton
JUVENILE CHAPTER BOOKS
Heart and mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
Lost rainforest : Mez’s magic by Eliot Schrefer
Love sugar magic: a dash of trouble by Anna Meriano
Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides
Can I touch your hair? : poems of race, mistakes, and friendship by Irene Latham
Girl who drew butterflies : how Maria Merian’s art changed science by Joyce Sidman
Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Impact! asteroids and the science of saving the world by Elizabeth Rusch
Life on Surtsey : Iceland’s upstart island by Loree Griffin Burns
Made for each other : why dogs and people are perfect partners by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Muddy boots : outdoor activities for children by Liza Gardner Walsh
My book of rocks and minerals by Devin Dennie
Out of the box by Jemma Westing
Snowy owl invasion! : tracking an unusual migration by Sandra Markle
Spiders! strange and wonderful by Laurence Pringle
Juvenile Graphic Novels
5 worlds : the sand warrior by Mark Siegel
Aphrodite : goddess of love by George O’Connor
Ares : bringer of war by George O’Connor
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
The Mutts spring diaries by Patrick McDonnell
Poseidon : earth shaker by George O’Connor
Dinosaur train : dinosaurs are different (2015) PBS Kids
The Jetsons & WWE : Robo-Wrestlemania (2017) starring Jeff Bergman and Trevor Devall
The nut job (2014) starring Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl
The stray : a true story (2018) starring Sarah Lancaster and Michael Cassidy
We’re going on a bear hunt (2018) Norton Herrick, film producer and Joanna Harrison, film director.
Wonder (2018) starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay
Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and New York Times Book Review.