New Adult Fiction

new bookwormThe Books of Speculation by Erika Swyler: Simon Watson mysteriously receives a book that tells the story of Amos and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling circus more than two hundred years ago, and it sets off a chain of unusual events tangled up in Simon’s family history.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by Ryan Stradal: Lars Thorvald wife leaves him and their daughter Eva. He raises Eva to share his love of food. She does and becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that’s a testament to her spirit and resilience.

The Redeemers by Ace Atkins: Quinn Colson is close to jobless. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do–bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good. At least that’s the plan. But a former flame and a safe full of secrets might derail them.

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows: Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator has her notions of real life–the social whirl of Newport and New York–totally upended and she despairs in rooming with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in a small backwater town.

After the Storm by Linda Castillo: Kate Burkholder must uncover a family’s long-hidden past to solve a brutal murder when she is plunged into a thirty year old case that takes her deep into the Amish community to which she once belonged.

Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont: An anonymously sent package arrives in the mail: a cardboard box containing sheaves of printed emails chronicling Deb’s husband’s secret life. The package is addressed to Deb, but it’s delivered into the wrong hands: her children’s.

Perfect Touch by Elizabeth Lowell: A heart-racing tale in which a former soldier turned rancher and a beautiful designer race to stop a vicious killer–a battle for survival that threatens to explode in an intense and irresistible passion.

Death by Tiara by Laura Levine: When she is hired to write lyrics for a contestant in the Miss Teen Queen America pageant, freelance writer Jaine Austen is plunged into a glittering nightmare of vicious stage moms, exacting judges and trash-talking teens after a catfight turns deadly.

 The Same Sky by Amanda War: Tells the story of Alice Conroe, a forty year old Texas barbecue owner who has the perfect life, except she and her husband long for a child. Unable to conceive, she’s trying desperately to adopt but her destiny is quickly altered by a young woman she’s never met.

The Naked Eye by Iris Johansen: Kendra Michaels was instrumental in bringing serial killer Eric Colby to justice. And yet, despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormLike it Never Happened by Emily Adrian: As one of The Essential Five theater students at her alternative high school, Rebecca Rivers is preparing to become an actress and enjoying junior year with the perfect boyfriend until life-changing rumors threaten everything.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson: In vivid poems, the author shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.

Chasing River by K.A. Tucker: After nearly dying in Dublin, Ireland, Amber Welles finds herself chasing after River Delaney, the man who saved her life. Only, Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone, and River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.

You & Me & Him by Kris Dinnison: Maggie Bowers thinks she knows what to expect her junior year of high school, but when she and her out-of-the-closet best friend Nash have feelings for the same boy she wonders if winning someone’s heart means losing her soul mate.

Joyride by Anna Banks: A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices for midnight pranking, and are soon in over their heads–with the law and with each other.

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan: At fourteen, Frances survived a slaughter that claimed the lives of her parents and best friend, Libby, but she took on Libby’s identity and wealth while plotting revenge against the powerful Wells family and now, at age eighteen, is ready to destroy them, including her first love, Grey.

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel: Told in separate voices, Lena and Aubrey, each hiding her own secrets, set off in search of the truth about Charlie, including if he is really dead, after meeting at his funeral and learning that he was dating both of them.

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff: As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on.

The Fugitive: On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo’s quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he’s ever been in before.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson: David and the Reckoners continue their fight against the Epics, humans with superhuman powers, except they may have met their match in Regalia, a High Epic who resides in Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan.

New Adult Fiction

new bookwormSilent Creed by Alex Kava: When Ryder Creed responds to a devastating mudslide in North Carolina, he becomes embroiled in a web of lies, secrets, and murder that may involve not only the government facility, but decades-old medical experiments that are the subject of current congressional hearings.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain: Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman–Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa.

Badlands by C.J. Box: Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad-a place people used to be from, but were never headed to.

Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon: Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames

Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs: When an online detective offers a possible lead in an unsolved case, Tempe’s ensuing investigation reveals the activities of a cult that practices ritual sacrifices tied to a famous unexplained light phenomenon.

Code of Conduct by Brad Thor: When four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to D.C., covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon: Struggling to forget a twisted discovery in the once-thriving hotel where they played as children, sisters Piper and Margot are forced to confront the past when their childhood friend, Amy, is accused of a horrific crime with ties to two other hotel residents.

Alert by James Patterson: After two crippling high-tech attacks, New York City is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI’s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility – but they’re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wrecking havoc.

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay: After his wife’s death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood moves back into his childhood home where he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. Soon the entire town begins to pay for the sins of its past… in blood

Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey: In a Sussex town on the southeast coast of England, a widely disliked art teacher at a posh private girls’ school disappears without explanation. As Diamond asks questions, he begins to notice unsettling connections between a seven-year-old murder and the missing art teacher.

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A Necessary End by Holly Brown: A riveting novel of psychological suspense about a woman determined to be a mother despite a past full of secrets, a husband who’s nowhere near ready for fatherhood, and a teenaged birth mother with a mysterious agenda of her own.

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall: An adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America’s heartland in the Roaring Twenties.

It’s You by Jane Porter: In the wake of a tragedy, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. When she’s summoned to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him. As she becomes part of the community, makes new friends, and hears stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again.

The Girl Who Wore Silk by Kelli Estes: Inara is exploring her aunt’s estate when she uncovers an elaborately stitched piece of fabric. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl driven from her home a century before.

Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill: When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it until her husband’s behavior grows more erratic every day, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins: Tara, once a widow, twice divorced, opens up to Cavin Lattimore. Unexpectedly, Tara finds herself dependent on the new man in her life—perhaps too much so. However perfect Tara’s life appears, things are beginning to get messy.

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher: Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature. In short, his life is a tale of woe told through a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce.

Signal by Patrick Lee: Sam Dryden lives quietly in a small coastal town in southern California, buying and fixing up old houses until an unexpected phone call pulls Dryden into the middle of a situation that’s as violent as it is baffling.

How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz: From a bestselling writer, a story of unexpected friendship—three women thrown together in college who grow to adulthood united and divided by secrets, lies, and a single night that shaped all of them.

New Fiction

new bookwormThe Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows: Miss Layla Beck, the daughter of a powerful Senator becomes totally upending when she must room with the overly eccentric Romeyn family in a small backwater town

Nemesis by Catherine Coulter: When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy turns out to only the beginning as another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously.

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee: This book is an historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch — Scout — struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Those Girls by Chevy Stevens: One night, a fight gets out of hand and three sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. They find themselves in a horrifying situation and are left with no choice but to create new lives.

Purl Up and Die by Maggie Sefton: Kelly Flynn’s summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, is off to a great start until deadly problem soon has her friend coming apart at the seams when a young woman is found dead in her ransacked apartment, and her friend’s son, Tommy, becomes the number one suspect.

The Martian by Andy Weir: Astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive.

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson: With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women’s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city–and each other.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf: In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging the confidences and memories.

Truth or Die by James Patterson: When his journalist girlfriend’s latest scoop leads to a violent confrontation, attorney Trevor Mann discovers a shocking secret that governments and terrorist organizations would do anything to possess.