by Casey McQuiston
From the bestselling writer of Red, White & Royal Blue comes the perfect summer rom-com: a heartfelt and sometimes raw story about finding friends, self-confidence, and love, with a bit of the supernatural to add to the fun.
(St. Martin’s Griffin)
by Trent Dalton
Against the backdrop of WWII-era Australia, Molly Hook, with only a map, the sky, and two unlikely companions, chases down the sorcerer who cursed her family in this mesmerizing read about connection and dreams.
by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
A madman abducts the president’s daughter and sets off a special opps mission that will test everything about the leader of the free world.
(Little, Brown and Co. and Knopf)
by Joyce Maynard
A mesmerizing epic story of a family — from the exuberance of marriage to a divorce — that examines the small fissures that make up a life. Moving and intimate, this is a heartbreaker, but one to savor.
by S.A. Cosby
Two middle-aged men — one Black, one white — set out to track down their sons’ killers. In their quest for revenge, they form an unlikely friendship that expands their minds and their hearts.
by Michael Pollan
From the bestselling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, this new book challenges how we think about drugs — specifically opium, caffeine, and mescaline.
by Danielle Henderson
This heartfelt memoir of a young Black woman finding her place in the world is the laugh-out-loud story of growing up with a mother and grandmother who are ferocious, foulmouthed, and not afraid to call it like it is.
by Lawrence Wright
For those ready to read about the pandemic, you couldn’t find a better steward than Wright, author of Going Clear (about Scientology), The Looming Tower (Al-Qaeda), and the novel that seemed to predict these times, The End of October.
by Danny Trejo
Whether you’re a fan or not, this celebrity memoir will surprise you. From growing up dirt poor in L.A. to being thrown in jail and struggling with addiction, Trejo shares it all.
by C.C. Sabathia
From the tragedy, addiction, and pain of his childhood arose an extraordinarily talented MLB pitcher who was Rookie of the Year, a Cy Young Award winner, a World Series champion, and a six-time All-Star.
(Roc Lit 101)
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