April 2016 Book List



Amazon (Editor’s Picks for Spring)- these might not all be available yet


Zero K by Don De Lillo

The Nest by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

The Sellout: A Novel by Paul Beatty

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Maestra: A Novel by Saleem Haddad

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

LaRose by Louise Erdich

Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

All Stories are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer

As Close as Breathing: A Novel by Elizabeth Poliner

The 14th Colony: A Novel by Cotton Malone

The Trials of Apollo Book One The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Unashamed by LaCrae Moore

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare

Lust and Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs


Independent Booksellers  – Always report what people have been buying.


The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King

The Ancient Minstral by Jim Harrison

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

The Waters of Eternal Youth by Donna Leon

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Medicine Walk: A Novel by Richard Wagamese

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Whites by Richard Price

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Outline by Rachel Cush

My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

I Am Radar by Rief Larsen

A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

What is Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Off the Grid by CJ Box

The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The 14th Colony by Steve Berry

Felicity by Mary Oliver

Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Domenic Smith

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Family Jewels by Stuart Woods

For a Little While by Rick Bass

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

Welcome to the Night Vale by Joseph Fink

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

The Story of Kullervo by J. R. R. Tolkien

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders


Publisher’s Weekly – Some of these titles have not been published here yet


Booked by Kwame Alexander (Language, Literature and Soccer)

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Robot on rocky island) (YA)

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto by Lesley Hazelton (NF)

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse “riveting Holocaust novel”

The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (Trilogy) (YA)

The Golden Condom and Other Essays on Love Lost and Found by Jeanne Safer (NF)

The Passion of Dolssa (1241) by Julie Berry

Golden Boys: A Novel by Sonya Hartnett

Vexation Lullaby by Justin Tussing

Agony by Mark Beyer

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve

I Will Miss You Tomorrow by Heine Bakkeid

The Savages, 4th volume by Sabri Louatah

Affections by Rodrigo Hasbùn (Bolivian) (not out yet)

Badlands by Arne Dahl (Swedish) (not out yet)

War Fairy by Daniela Tully (German) (not out yet)

The Substance of Evil by Luca D’Andrea (Italian) (not out yet)

Now Let’s Dance by JC Lattés (French) (not out yet)

Yoro by Marina Perezagua (Spanish) (not out yet)

Compiled by Nancy Brisson


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