Best Books of 2021 So Far (According To Book Riot)

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According to our friends over at Book Riot, these are the books people are loving the most in the first half of 2021! 

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Hanif Abdurraqib
Description: A Little Devil in America unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio. At the outset of this project, Abdurraqib became fascinated with clips of black minstrel entertainers like William Henry Lane, better known as Master Juba. Knowing there was something more complicated and deep-seated in the history and legacy of minstrelsy, Abdurraqib uncovered questions and tensions that help to reveal how black performance pervades all areas of American society. A Little Devil in America considers, critques, and praises performance in music, sports, writing, comedy, grief, games, and love.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 791.089 Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Talia Hibbert, Ione Butler
Description: Eve, the flightiest Brown sister, finds it's time to grow up and prove herself, even though she's not entirely sure how. But when she crashes into the life of Jacob Wayne, an uptight B&B owner, she has him falling hard, literally. Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and the dangerously unpredictable Eve is fluttering around, trying to "help." Before long, she has infiltrated his work, the heat between them is impossible to ignore, and it might just be melting Jacob's frosty exterior.
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Mia P. Manansala
Description: "When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. With the cops treating her like she's the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila's left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Suleika Jaouad
Description: Suleika Jaouad describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.
Call Number: 616.994 Jao
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Keito Gaku, Leo McDonagh
Description: Ryo knows he is transgender, although he cannot tell anyone, until he discovers that Jin, a new student in his class, has the same taste in clothing as he does.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Michelle Zauner
Description: A memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. In this story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. As she grew up, moving to the east coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Zau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Gabrielle Korn, Gabra Zackman
Description: "From the director of fashion and culture at Refinery29 comes a provocative and intimate collection of personal and cultural essays featuring eye-opening explorations of hot-button topics for modern women, including the uptick in internet feminism versus ongoing impossible beauty standards in media, the battle against anorexia, shifting ideals about sexuality, and much more"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: 818 Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Angeline Boulley, Isabella Star LaBlanc
Description: A Native teen goes undercover to root out the crime and corruption threatening her community.
Call Number: YA FIC Bou
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Elise (Elise M.) Bryant
Description: Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She's rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she's a true leading lady is in her own writing--in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, she's excited to finally let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just...gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. And she's ready with a list of romance novel-inspired steps to a happily ever after. Nico, the brooding artist who looks like he walked out of one of Tessa's stories, is cast as the perfect Prince Charming. But as Tessa checks each item off Caroline's list, she gets further and further away from herself. She risks losing everything she cares about--including the surprising bond she develops with sweet Sam, who lives across the street. She's well on her way to having her own real-life love story, but is it the one she wants, after all?
Call Number: YA FIC Bry
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Kazuo Ishiguro
Description: "From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara she is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ish
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Malinda Lo
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Jessica Anya Blau, Caitlin Kinnunen
Description: In 1970s Baltimore, fourteen-year-old Mary Jane is shy, quiet, and bookish, and she's glad when she lands a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of a local doctor. The house may look respectable on the outside, but inside it's a mess. And even more troublesome: the doctor is a psychiatrist who has cleared his summer for one important job, helping a famous rock star dry out. A week after Mary Jane starts, the rock star and his movie star wife move in.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Kazim Ali
Description: "An examination of the lingering effects of a hydroelectric power station on Pimicikamak sovereign territory in Manitoba, Canada"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 971.27 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Flynn Berry
Description: "A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground after the Good Friday agreement, but they never really went away, and lately, bomb threats, arms drops, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public's help in locating those responsible for this latest raid -- a robbery at a gas station -- Tessa's sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face. The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They've attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday. When the truth of what has happened to Marian reveals itself, Tessa will be forced to choose: between her ideals and her family, between bystanderism and action. Walking an increasingly perilous road, she fears nothing more than endangering the one person she loves more fiercely than her sister: her infant son" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Ber
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
Description: "When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic. One of the good ones. Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there’s a twist to Kezi’s story that no one could’ve ever expected—one that will change everything all over again" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Leigh Bardugo
Description: "As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm―and even the monster within―to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Nedra Glover Tawwab
Description: "Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy boundaries" really mean--and how can we successfully express our needs, say "no," and be assertive without offending others?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158.1 Taw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Wendy Heard
Description: When seventeen-year-old Veronica's photograph of her introverted girlfriend goes viral, they are sent into a spiral of fame and lethal danger as they navigate the turbulent waters of their relationship, secrets, acclaim, and the underground San Diego art scene.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Meg Mason
Description: "Martha Friel just turned forty. Once, she worked at Vogue and planned to write a novel. Now, she creates internet content. She used to live in a pied-à-terre in Paris. Now she lives in a gated community in Oxford, the only person she knows without a PhD, a baby or both, in a house she hates but cannot bear to leave. But she must leave, now that her husband Patrick—the kind who cooks, throws her birthday parties, who loves her and has only ever wanted her to be happy—has just moved out. Because there’s something wrong with Martha, and has been for a long time. When she was seventeen, a little bomb went off in her brain and she was never the same. But countless doctors, endless therapy, every kind of drug later, she still doesn’t know what’s wrong, why she spends days unable to get out of bed or alienates both strangers and her loved ones with casually cruel remarks. And she has nowhere to go except her childhood home: a bohemian (dilapidated) townhouse in a romantic (rundown) part of London—to live with her mother, a minorly important sculptor (and major drinker) and her father, a famous poet (though unpublished) and try to survive without the devoted, potty-mouthed sister who made all the chaos bearable back then, and is now too busy or too fed up to deal with her. But maybe, by starting over, Martha will get to write a better ending for herself—and she’ll find out that she’s not quite finished after all" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Grace Perry
Description: This collection of essays is a nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman Today's gay youth have dozens of queer peer heroes, both fictional and real, but Grace Perry did not have that luxury. Instead, she had to search for queerness in the teen cultural phenomena that the early aughts had to offer. These touch points shaped her identity, and she came out on the other side, gay.Join Grace on a journey back through the pop culture moments of the early 2000's, before the cataclysmic shift in LGBTQ representation and acceptance--a time not so long ago, that people seem to forget.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
John Green
Description: The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet--from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu--on a five-star scale. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell
Description: "Mariana Enriquez has been critically lauded for her unconventional and sociopolitical stories of the macabre: populated by unruly teenagers, crooked witches, homeless ghosts, and hungry women, they walk the uneasy line between urban realism and horror. The stories in her next collection are as terrifying as they are socially conscious, and press into being the unspoken -- fetish, illness, the female body, the darkness of human history -- with unsettling urgency. A woman is sexually obsessed with the human heart; a lost, rotting baby crawls out of a backyard and into a bedroom; a pair of teenage girls can't let go of their idol; an entire neighborhood is cursed to death by a question of morality they fail to answer correctly. Written against the backdrop of contemporary Argentina, and with resounding tenderness towards those in pain, in fear, and in limbo, this new collection from one of Argentina's most exciting writers finds Enriquez at her most sophisticated, and most chilling" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Enr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2021
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Description: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a leading physicist at work on the origins of spacetime at the intersection of particle physics and astrophysics. She is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black women to earn a PhD in physics. Here she shares with readers her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter--all with a new spin and rhythm informed by pop culture, hip hop, politics, and Star Trek. Prescod-Weinstein's vision of the cosmos is vibrant, inclusive and buoyantly non-traditional. As she makes clear, what we know about the universe won't be complete until we learn to think beyond the limitations of white-dominated science. Science, like most fields, is set up for men to succeed, and is rife with racism, sexism, and shortsightedness as a result. But as Prescod-Weinstein makes clear, we all have a right to know the night sky. By welcoming the insights of those who have been left out for too long, we expand our understanding of the universe and our place in it. This book is a vision for a world without prejudice that allows everyone to view the wonders of the universe through the same starry eyes.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 523.01 Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Description: "Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts. As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Becky Chambers
Description: "With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected. If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop. At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through. When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangers--all different species with different aims--are thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trio--an exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringes--are compelled to confront where they've been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other" --Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Tess Sharpe
Description: "Nora O'Malley's been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother's protege. But when Mom fell for a mark, Nora pulled the ultimate con--escape. For five years Nora's been playing at normal, but she needs to dust off her skills because she has three problems. Number 1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend, and Wes didn't know about her and Iris. Number 2: They all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money, but it goes from awkward to deadly, because... Number 3: Right after they enter the bank, two guys start robbing it. The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora's something else entirely. They have no idea who they're really holding hostage."--Back cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Helene Wecker
Description: "Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human—just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined—but they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other. Both Chava and Ahmad have changed the lives of the people around them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous female jinni who’s been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele—not knowing that she’s about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector. Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart—especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Wec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Krys Malcolm Belc
Description: "Essentially this book is a heavily visual memoir-in-essays that explores how the experience of gestational parenthood--conceiving, birthing, and breastfeeding my son Samson--eventually clarified my gender identity and allowed me to project a different more masculine self. Ruminating on how the experiences contained under the umbrella of "motherhood" don't fully describe my experience amplifies the outsiderness the speaker, who is almost always addressing a cis "you," sometimes his mother, sometimes strangers, mostly his cis female partner. Instead of using a straight narrative, the book circles around this concept of motherhood and of my relationship to it. The book is also an archive of my queerness, of childhood photos of me smiling impossibly wide, of my original birth certificate and the legal documents surrounding Samson's adoption. It's a direct engagement with the documentation we think constitutes a record of one's life. The book ends on an exploration of how much we can really know when we enter into parenting a person, and of my ambivalence about the "before" and "after" that is so prevalent in trans stories and that feels so outside my experience as a nonbinary transmasculine person"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.8743 Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Joan He
Description: In a near future when life is harsh outside of Earth's last unpolluted place, Cee tries to leave an abandoned island while her sister, STEM prodigy Kasey, seeks escape from the science and home she once trusted.
Call Number: YA FIC He
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Zakiya Dalila Harris
Description: "Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she's thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there's a lot more at stake than just her career"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Ladee Hubbard
Description: "For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job. The groundskeeper is part of the household's all-black staff, along with "Miss Mamie," the talented cook, pretty new maid Jennie Williams, and three young kitchen apprentices - the latest orphan boys Mr. Barclay has taken in to "civilize" - boys like August. But the Barclays fortunes have fallen, and their money is almost gone. When a prospective business associate proposes selling Miss Mamie's delicious rib sauce to local markets under the brand name "The Rib King" - using a caricature of a wildly grinning August on the label - Mr. Barclay, desperate for cash, agrees. Yet neither Miss Mamie nor August will see a dime. Humiliated, August grows increasingly distraught, his anger building to a rage that explodes in shocking tragedy. "--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hub
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Alison Bechdel, Holly Rae Taylor
Description: A graphic memoir of Bechdel's lifelong love affair with exercise, set against a chronicle of fitness fads in our times.-- From statement provided by publisher
Call Number: 613.7 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Diane Wilson
Description: "Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakota people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn't return from checking his traps. Told she has no family, Rosalie is sent to live with a foster family in nearby Mankato - where the reserved, bookish teenager meets rebellious Gaby Makespeace, in a friendship that transcends the damaged legacies they've inherited. On a winter's day many years later, Rosalie returns to her childhood home. A widow and mother, she has spent the previous two decades on her white husband's farm, finding solace in her garden even as the farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, Rosalie begins to confront the past, on a search for family, identity, and a community where she can finally belong."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Nicole Lesperance
Description: "Never whistle at the Northern Lights, the legend goes, or they'll sweep down from the sky and carry you away. Sixteen-year-old Eline Davis knows it's true. She was there ten years ago, on a frozen fjord in Svalbard, Norway, the night her mother whistled at the lights and then vanished. Now, Eli lives an ordinary life with her dad on Cape Cod. But when the Northern Lights are visible over the Cape for just one night, she can't resist the possibility of seeing her mother again. So she whistles--and it works. Her mother appears, with snowy hair, frosty fingertips and a hazy story of where she's been all these years. And she doesn't return alone. Along with Eli's mother's reappearance come strange, impossible things. Narwhals swimming in Cape Cod Bay, meteorites landing in Eli's yard, and three shadowy princesses with ominous messages. It's all too much, too fast, and Eli pushes her mother away. She disappears again--but this time, she leaves behind a note that will send Eli on a journey across continents, to the northern tip of the world: Find me where I left you" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Les
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Andrea Wang, Jason Chin
Description: Embarrassed about gathering watercress from a roadside ditch, a girl learns to appreciate her Chinese heritage after learning why the plant is so important to her parents.
Call Number: E Wan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Mariana Leky, Tess Lewis
Description: "On a beautiful spring day, a small village in Western Germany wakes up to an omen: Selma has dreamed of an okapi. Someone is about to die. But who? As the residents of the village begin acting strangely (despite protestations that they are not superstitious), Selma's granddaughter Luise looks on as the imminent threat brings long carried secrets to the surface. And when death comes, it comes in a way none of them could have predicted"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lek
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Everina Maxwell
Description: "Summoned before the Emperor, Prince Kiem-a famously disappointing minor royal and the Emperor's least favorite grandchild-is commanded to renew the empire's bonds with its newest vassal planet. The prince must marry Count Jainan, the recent widower of another royal prince of the empire. But the Jainan suspects his late husband's death was no accident. And Prince Kiem discovers that Jainan is a suspect himself. But broken bonds between the empire and its vassal planets leaves the entire empire vulnerable, so together they must prove that their union is strong while uncovering a possible conspiracy. In the shadows of a secret past and an insecure future, Kiem an Jainan must come together to protect both of their worlds."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Max
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
Mary H. K. Choi
Description: "Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June’s three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all narc with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad’s money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don’t want anything to do with each other. That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her. Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they’re willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she’s sick, too?" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 13, 2021
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A Little Devil In America : Notes In Praise Of Black Performance
Hanif Abdurraqib
791.089 Abd
The 2000s Made Me Gay : Essays On Pop Culture
Grace Perry
306.766 Per
Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Talia Hibbert, Ione Butler
FIC Hib
The Anthropocene Reviewed
John Green
306 Gre
Arsenic And Adobo
Mia P. Manansala
FIC Man
The Dangers Of Smoking In Bed : Stories
Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell
FIC Enr
Between Two Kingdoms : A Memoir Of A Life Interrupted
Suleika Jaouad
616.994 Jao
The Disordered Cosmos : A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, And Dreams Deferred
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
523.01 Pre
Boys Run The Riot. 1
Keito Gaku, Leo McDonagh
The Ex Talk
Rachel Lynn Solomon
FIC Sol
Crying In H Mart : A Memoir
Michelle Zauner
B Zau
The Galaxy, And The Ground Within
Becky Chambers
FIC Cha
Everybody Else Is Perfect : How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, And Likes
Gabrielle Korn, Gabra Zackman
818 Kor
The Girls I've Been
Tess Sharpe
LP FIC Sha
Firekeeper's Daughter
Angeline Boulley, Isabella Star LaBlanc
YA FIC Bou
The Hidden Palace
Helene Wecker
FIC Wec
Happily Ever Afters
Elise (Elise M.) Bryant
YA FIC Bry
The Natural Mother Of The Child : A Memoir Of Nonbinary Parenthood
Krys Malcolm Belc
306.8743 Mal
Klara And The Sun
Kazuo Ishiguro
FIC Ish
The Ones We're Meant To Find
Joan He
YA FIC He
Last Night At The Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo
YA FIC Lo
The Other Black Girl
Zakiya Dalila Harris
LP FIC Har
Mary Jane : A Novel
Jessica Anya Blau, Caitlin Kinnunen
FIC Bla
The Rib King : A Novel
Ladee Hubbard
FIC Hub
Northern Light : Power, Land, And The Memory Of Water
Kazim Ali
971.27 Ali
The Secret To Superhuman Strength
Alison Bechdel, Holly Rae Taylor
613.7 Bec
Northern Spy
Flynn Berry
LP FIC Ber
The Seed Keeper : A Novel
Diane Wilson
FIC Wil
One Of The Good Ones
Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
YA FIC Mou
The Wide Starlight
Nicole Lesperance
YA FIC Les
Rule Of Wolves
Leigh Bardugo
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