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February 2016 Book List

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy President’s Day, Happy Reading!

 

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull (fantasy)

The Goblin’s Puzzle by Andrew Chilton (fantasy)

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell “the 1st great novel of 2016”

Real Tigers by Mick Herron (spy thriller)

We Are the Ants by Shaun David (science fiction)

A Song for the Brokenhearted by William Shaw (end of a crime trilogy)

Breaking Wild by Diane Les Becquets (adult thriller)

Sudden Death by Alvaro Enrique

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, trans.by Ann Goldstein (memoir)

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir by Chris Offutt

Wreck and Order: A Novel by Hannah Tennant-Moore

Some of the Parts by Hannah Barnaby

A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbø (stand alone)

AMAZON

The Forgetting Time: A Novel by Sharon Guskin

The High Mountains of Portugal: A Novel by Yann Martel

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

A Doubler’s Almanac: A Novel by Ethan Canin

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Youngblood: A Novel by Matt Gallagher

Girl through Glass: A Novel by Sari Wilson

The Ramblers: A Novel by Aiden Donnelly Rowley

The Yid: A Novel by Paul Goldberg

Be Frank with Me: A Novel by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Under the Influence: A Novel by Joyce Maynard

The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson

Green Island: A Novel by Shawna Yang Ryan

Private Citizens: A Novel by Tony Tulahimutte

Black Rabbit Hall by Eva Chase

The Golden Son: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Where My Heart Used to Beat: A Novel by Sebastian Faulks

The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

Hide by Matthew Griffin

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, trans. by Ann Goldstein

On My Own by Diane Rehm

A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold, Andrew Soloman

The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School by Ed Boland

My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir by Chris Offutt

Walking the Nile by Levison Wood

The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights by Gail Lumet Buckley

Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcom X by Randy Roberts

Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot by Sarah Marquis

Sunny’s Nights: Lost and Found at a Bar on the Edge of the World by Tom Sultan

MYSTERY AND THRILLER

The Ex: A Novel by Alafair Burke

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

The God’s Eye View by Barry Eisler

Shaker: A Novel by Scott Frank

Keep Calm: A Thriller by Mike Bender

Arcadia: A Novel by Iain Pears

Where My Heart Used to Beat: A Novel by Sebastian Faulks

Perfect Days: A Novel by Raphael Montes

The Good Liar: A Novel by Nicholas Searle

The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore

THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS

Descent by Tim Johnston

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

Dictator by Robert Harris

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

The Guest Room by ChrisBohjalian

Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

The Door by Magda Szabo

What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell

Compiled by Nancy Brisson

 

 

 

June, 2015 Book List

 

 

Independent Booksellers

 Adultery by Paulo Coelho

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Memory Man by David Balducci

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

At the Water’s Edge Edge by Sara Gruen

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner

We Are Called to Rise by Laura McBride

Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

The Green Road by Anne Enright

The Bone Tree by Greg Iles

Mislaid by Neil Zink

The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Fateful Lightning by Jeff Shaara

Gathering Prey by John Sandford

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey

Dinner With Buddha by Roland Merullo

The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein

The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith

Rock With Wings by Anne Hellerman

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

Falling in Love by Donna Leon

Publisher’s Weekly

 The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

Zodiac Station by Tom Harper

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (Plainsong, Eventide, The Tie That Binds)

The Border by Robert McCammon

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (from the French)

The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein

The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father. One Day at a Time by Jonathan Kozol (NF)

Freedom’s Child by Jax Miller

Tin Sky by Ben Pastor

Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen

American Meteor by Norman Lock

Crazy Mountain Kiss by Keith McCafferty

A History of Money by Alan Pauls (trans from Spanish by Ellie Robins)

The Sunken Cathedral by Kate Walbert

Amazon

 Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Modern Romance by Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret

The Book of Speculation: A Novel by Erika Swyler

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Our Souls at Night: A Novel by Kent Haruf

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, John Cullen

China Rich Girlfriend : A Novel by Kevin Kwan

The Shore by Sara Taylor

Mystery and Thrillers

The English Spy by Daniel Silva

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

Day Four: A Novel by Sarah Lotz

Innocence by Heda Margolius Kovaly

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Compiled by Nancy Brisson