1. Golden girl
by Elin Hilderbrand. A writer from Nantucket has one last summer to see what happens in the great afterlife.
2. Malibu uprising
by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Four famous siblings are throwing an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But in the course of 24 hours, your life will change forever.
3. The last thing he told me
by Laura Dave. Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and connects with his daughter from a previous relationship.
by John Grisham. Samuel Sooleymon receives a North Carolina Central basketball scholarship and decides to bring his family out of civil war-ravaged South Sudan.
by Nora Roberts. Threats escalate in rhymes and from changing locations as the daughter of a successful fitness star grows her own yoga business.
6. The other black girl
by Zakiya Dalila Harris. Tension unfolds when two young black women meet in front of the gleaming white background of the New York book publisher.
7. The midnight library
by Matt Haig. Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the life one could have lived.
8. Ave Maria project
by Andy Weir. Ryland Grace wakes up from a long sleep, alone and far from home, with the fate of humanity resting on his shoulders.
9. The hill we climb
by Amanda Gorman. The poem read on President Joe Biden’s inauguration day by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
10. While righteousness sleeps
by Stacey Abrams. When Justice Wynn falls into a coma, attorney Avery Keene is forced to uncover evidence of a controversial case.
1. How the word is passed on
by Clint Smith. An Atlantic employee examines the legacy of slavery and its impact on centuries of American history.
2. The mob. kill
by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The tenth book in the “Killing” series by the conservative commentator deals with organized crime in the United States in the 20th century.
3. What happened to you?
by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey. An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question to investigate.
4. After the fall
from Ben Rhodes. A former White House adviser and close confidante of President Barack Obama traveled the world to find out how much America’s fingerprints are on the world we have formed.
5. The premonition
by Michael Lewis. Stories of skeptics who opposed the Trump administration’s official response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Profiles include a local health officer and a group of doctors nicknamed Wolverines.
6. The Anthropocene at a Glance
by John Green. A collection of personal essays that shed light on various facets of the human-centered planet.
7. Green light
by Matthew McConaughey. The Oscar-winning actor shares excerpts from the diaries he has kept over the past 35 years.
8. The bomber mafia
by Malcolm Gladwell. A look at the key players and results of precision bombing during World War II.
9. Someone’s daughter
by Ashley C. Ford. A treatise on how a poor black girl grew up in Indiana with a family split from incarceration.
by Glennon Doyle. The activist and speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
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