The A list by J.A. Jance. An imprisoned fertility doctor seeks revenge.
Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait by Alison Weir. The surprising life of the least known of King Henry VIII’s wives is illuminated in this volume of the Six Tudor Queens series.
At Briarwood School for Girls by Michael Knight. It’s 1994 and Leonore is a junior at Briarwood. She plays basketball. She hates her roommate. History is her favorite subject. She has told no one that she’s pregnant. Everything, in other words, is under control. Right. Sure it is.
The better sister by Alafair Burke. When a Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters – one the dead man’s widow and the other his ex – must set aside mistrust and old resentments. But can they escape the past?
The book woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson. Basically about the power of reading and libraries, this also explores the extreme rural poverty of 1930s Appalachia and labor unrest among coal miners.
The bookshop of the broken hearted by Robert Hillman. A tender novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian who is many years his senior.
A boy and his dog at the end of the world by C.A. Fletcher. When a beloved family dog is stolen, her owner sets out on a life-changing journey through the ruins of our world to bring her back in this tale of survival, courage, and hope.
The bride test by Helen Hoang. A superior romance in which a young Vietnamese woman seizes an opportunity to travel to America in hopes of finding a husband and a better life.
The Cornwalls are gone by James Patterson. An Army intelligence officer must commit a crime or lose her kidnapped husband and daughter.
The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz. 10 writers are selected for a summer-long writing retreat with the most celebrated and reclusive author in the world. But they are really entering the twisted imagination of a deranged genius, a lethal contest pitting them against one another.
A dream of death by Connie Berry. On a remote Scottish island, an American antiques dealer wrestles with her own past while sleuthing a killing, staged to recreate a 200 year old unsolved murder.
The farm by Joanne Ramos. At a luxurious secret facility in upstate New York, women who need money bear children for wealthy would-be mothers. Excellent – both as a reproductive dystopian narrative and as a social novel about women and class.
If she wakes by Michael Koryta. Slowly emerging from the coma she’s been in since a black cargo van rammed the car she was using to transport a visiting professor who was thus killed, Maine college senior Tara is targeted by a ruthless young hit man.
Lost roses by Martha Kelly. In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.
Mr. Gandy’s grand tour by Alan Titchmarsh. Free with no responsibilities, Mr. Gandy sets off for a grand tour of the type popular in the 18th century. Paris certainly, and Italy. After that, who knows? It’s sure to be either an ugly midlife disaster or an opportunity for growth.
Naamah by Sarah Blake. A retelling of Noah’s ark centered around his wife, Naamah – the woman who helped reshape the world with her hands.
Normal people by Sally Rooney. The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.
Rabbits for food by Binnie Kirshenbaum. A laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer’s slide into depression and institutionalization.
Someone knows by Lisa Scottoline. A novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.
They all fall down by Rachel Hall. Seven sinners arrive on a private island for a reckoning that will leave you breathless.
Triple jeopardy by Anne Perry. Young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime.
Two weeks by Karen Kingsbury. A pregnant 18 year old has limited time to change her mind about giving her baby up for adoption.
A wonderful stroke of luck by Ann Beattie. Set in a boarding school in New Hampshire, this is about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love.
Wunderland by Jennifer Epstein. This is a vividly written and stark chronicle of Nazism and its legacies. An absorbing exploration of friendship, betrayal, and coming to terms with the past.
Fantastic beasts: the crimes of Grindelwald (2018) starring Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp
RBG (2018) starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The accidental veterinarian by Philipp Schott. For all animal lovers, tales that are always amusing, amazing, and – once in a while – sad.
The art of happy moving by Ali Wenzke. An upbeat guide to help you survive the moving process from start to finish, filled with strategies and checklists for timing and supplies.
Auschwitz: not long ago, not far away by Robert Jan van Pelt. This tells a story to shake the conscience of the world. It is the catalogue of the first-ever traveling exhibition about the Auschwitz concentration camp, where 1.1 million people lost their lives.
Down from the mountain by Bryce Andrews. The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West today.
A Florida state of mind by James Wright. An unnatural history of our weirdest state that’s always in the news for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes.
Life will be the death of me…and you too! by Chelsea Handler. The comedian chronicles going into therapy and becoming an advocate for change.
Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich. By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change – including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful risked their careers in a desperate campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. This is their story and ours.
The man they wanted me to be by Jared Sexton. Deeply personal, this examines how we teach boys what’s expected of men in America and the long-term effects of that socialization – which include depression, shorter lives, misogyny, and suicide.
The matriarch: Barbara Bush and the making of an American dynasty by Susan Page. A vivid bio of the former First Lady, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history.
The Mueller report. The special counsel’s investigation looms as a turning point in American history.
Playing back the 80s by Jim Beviglia. For those who didn’t grow up in the 80s, this endlessly funny book will show them what the fuss was all about with the music and maybe reveal a few surprises along the way.
Out East by John Glynn. A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house – a debut memoir of first love, identity and the self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.
The pioneers by David McCullough. The settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
A woman of no importance by Sonia Purnell. The true story of a Baltimore socialite who joined a spy organization during World War II and became essential to the French Resistance.
New Children’s Books for June 2019
Babymoon by Hayley Barrett
Diggersaurs by Michael Whaite
Ernestine’s milky way by Kerry Madden-Lunsford
Grumpy monkey by Suzanne Lang
Hello, I’m here by Helen Frost
I love you all year through by Stephanie Stansbie
Karate Kakapo by Loredana Cunti
The night flower by Lara Hawthorne
Raj and the best day ever by Sebastien Braun
The unbudgeable curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess
Wake up, color pup by Taia Morley
Wordy birdy by Tammi Sauer
The adventures of a girl called Bicycle by Christina Uss
Arlo Finch in the valley of fire by John August
The benefits of being an octopus by Ann Braden
Class action by Steven B. Frank
Forgotten city by Michael Ford
Game changer by Tommy Greenwald
The House in Poplar Wood by K.E. Ormsbee
Journey of the pale bear by Susan Fletcher
Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood
The night diary by Veera Hiranandani
Nightbooks by J.A. White
Ra the mighty: cat cetective by A.B. Greenfield
Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O’Brien Carelli
Wicked Nix by Lena Coakley
Beware of the crocodile by Martin Jenkins
Caterpillar and Bean by Martin Jenkins
Inside outside by Anne-Margot Ramstein
Like a lizard by April Pulley Sayre
Map and track rain forests by Heather C. Hudak
Pass go and collect $200: the real story of how monopoly was invented by Tanya Lee Stone
The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems by Paul B. Janeczko
Shawn Mendes by Robin Johnson
Frozen by Disney
Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries Season One with Shaun Cassidy
The kid who would be king with Patrick Stewart
The LEGO movie 2 with Chris Pratt
Notes from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and New York Times Book Review.