Book List

Summer 2022 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published from July through September recommended by your EPLS librarians. Download the printable list here.


Fall 2022 Book List | A list of fiction titles to be published from April through June recommended by your EPLS librarians. Download the printable list here.


May 2022

Book: Violeta

Love Marriage

Ali, Monica

A story about who we are and how we love in Today's Britain - with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage, and family. 
Book: Gods and Dragons The Homewreckers
Andrews, Mary Kay
When Hattie's husband died when she was only 25, now she's being cast in a renovation reality show with a male lead who will either be a love interest or the ultimate antagonist.
Book: Son of Svea A Rip Through Time
Armstrong, Kelley
A modern-day homicide detective finds herself in Victorian Scotland, in an unfamiliar body, with a killer on the loose.
Book: Brown Girls Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage (Book 25 in the Aunt Dimity Series)
Atherton, Nancy
An inscrutable newcomer arrives in Finch; Lori is determined to befriend him, and in the process discovers Finch's own heart-wrenching past.
Book: Bibliolepsy Deep Water
Bamford, Emma
The dark side of paradise is exposed when a terrified couple reveals their daunting experience on a remote island to their rescuers, only to realize they're still in the grips of the island's secrets.
Book: The Stars Are Not Yet Bells Take Your Breath Away
Barclay, Linwood
A gripping psychological thriller about a formerly missing woman who has suddenly returned under mysterious circumstances.
Book: Bye Bye Baby Book of Night 
Black, Holly
A modern dark fantasy of shadowy thieves and secret societies in the vein of Ninth House and The Night Circus.
Book: Outcasts of the Wildwood The Lioness
Bohialian, Chris
A luxurious African safari turns deadly for a Hollywood starlet and her entourage.
Book: The Last Mrs. Summers Power Challenges (Book 4 in the Jake Ross Series)
Bova, Ben
It is time to start colonizing the solar system. Ex-astronaut, current space advisor, and all-out trouble shooter for the President, Jake Ross, is determined to make it happen.
Book: The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water The Red Arrow
Brewer, William
A Singular, cosmically charged journey through art, memory, and the ways our lives intertwine and align within the riddles of space and time.
Book: Her Hidden Genius Countdown to Midnight (Book 2 in the Nick Flynn Series)
Brown, Dale
Former U.S. Air Force officer Nick Flynn is caught up in a shadow war against allied Russian and Iran - a duo wielding a terrifying new weapon.
Book: Show Me the Bunny Clive Cussler's Numa Files #19 - (Book 19 in the NUMA Files Series)
Brown, Graham
Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew return in a thrilling new adventure continuing the bestselling series from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler.
Book: The Shattered Skies Thrill of the Hunt (Book 14 in the Jane Arnold Series)
Brown, Rita Mae
It's the start of fox hunting season in Crozet, Virginia, which means "Sister" Jane Arnold and her hounds are on the scent of another mystery. 
Book: Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? Every Cloak Rolled in Blood (Book 5 in the Holland Family Series)
Burke, James Lee
A writer grieves the death of is daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws. 
Book: Good Rich People The Hacienda
Canas, Isabel
Set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches. 
Book: Find Me Nonna Maria and the Case of the Missing Bride
Carcaterra, Lorenzo
When a crime on a beautiful Italian island stumps the police, locals turn to the trusted, elderly widow Nonna Maria.
Book: Iron Annie In the Blood (Book 5 in the James Reece Series)
Carr, Jack
When Reece recognizes a victim from a plane crash, he enlists friends from across the globe to track down her killer, unaware that he may be walking into a deadly trap.
Book: Spirits and Sourdough Meant to Be
Giffin, Emily
A restless golden boy and a girl with a troubled past navigate a love story that may be doomed before it even begins.
Book: The Last House on the Street Vigil Harbor
Glass, Julia
A symphonic novel about a coastal community confronting climate instability, political violence, lost love, and the mysteries of the sea.
Book: The School for Good Mothers By the Book - (Book 2 in the Meant to Be Series)
Guillory, Jasmine
In an attempt to impress her boss, Izzy visits beastly author Beau Towers in his home to convince him to finish his book - and finds something neither of t hem expected.
Book: Hot and Sour Suspects Second Spear - (Book 2 in the Mkalis Cycle Series)
Hall, Kerstin
When an old enemy return wielding an unstoppable weapon and Tyn is swept up in the path of destruction, she must make a choice about who she is and who she wants to be
Book: The Beholden We Do What We Do in the Dark
Hart, Michelle
A novel about a young woman's life-altering affair with a much older, married woman.
Book: A Stranger's Game Book Lovers
Henry, Emily
A by-the-book literary agent must decide if. happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for.
Book: A Killer Sundae Bad Actors - (Book 8 in the Slough House Series)
Herron, Mick
Politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating, and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.
Book: Honey Roasted Southern Man - (Book 7 in the Penn Cage Series)
Iles, Greg
About a man and a town rocked by anarchy and tragedy, but unbowed in the fight to save those they love.
Book: The Magnolia Palace The Spear Cuts Through Water
Jimenez, Simon
Two Warriors shepherd an ancient god across a broken land to and the tyrannical reign of a royal family.
Book: Getting His Game Back Outside
Jonasson, Ragnar
When a deadly snowstorm strikes the Icelandic highlands, four friends seek shelter in a small, abandoned hunting lodge. It is in the middle of nowhere and they are isolated, but they are not alone.
Book: A Three Book Problem The Latecomer
Korelitz, Jean Hanff
The story of three siblings, desperate to escape one another, and the upending of their family by the late arrival of a fourth.
Book:Mrs. March Yerba Buena
LaCour, Nina
The morning Emilie and Sara first meet at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. but the damage both carry, and the choices they have pulls them apart again.
Book: Murder on Prescott Mountain Glitterati
Langmead, Oliver K.
Enter a world of the most fantastic costumes, grand palaces in the sky, the grandest parties known to mankind and the unbreakable rules of how to eat ice cream. A fabulous dstyopian fable about fashion, family, and the feckless billionaire class.
Book: Mermaid Confidential Something Wilder - romance - Lily was Leo's greatest regret, and how he has a chance to right the wrongs, but only if they can confront their history together
Lauren, Christina
Serge A. Storms gives condo living a try in this latest acid-splashed Florida crime caper.
Book: Strangers I Know Dead Against Her - mystery - (Book 5 in the Bree Taggert Series)
Leigh, Melinda
Sheriff Bree Taggert's downfall is part of a killer's cunning design. 
Book: Life Flight Robert B Parker's Revenge Tour - mystery - (Book 10 in the Sunny Randall Series )
Lupica, Mike
Robert B Parker's PI Sunny Randall's newest case hits close to home in ways she never expected in her latest thrilling investigation. 
Book: Cutthroat Dogs Seasonal Fears - (Book 2 in the Middlegame Series) 
McGuire, Seanan
The king of winter and the queen of summer are dead. The fight for their crown begins!
Book: Small World Please Join Us - mystery
McKenzie, Catherine
Becoming the member of a women's networking group seemed to be the answer to all Nicole's problem's until they asked her to help cover up a congresswoman's crimes.
Book: Greenwich Park Strawberried Alive - cozy mystery - (Book 14 in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series)
McKinlay, Jenn
The crew from the Fairy Tale Cupcakes shop risks getting burned when they set out to find a murderer who is terrorizing their town.
Book: Savage Road The Island - mystery
McKinty, Adrian
A pulse-pounding, high-concept new thriller.
Book: The Mitford Vanishing The Murder Rule - mystery
McTiernan, Dervla 
They think I'm working hard to impress them. They think I'm here to save an innocent man on death row. They're wrong I'm going to buy him.
Book: Crimes and Covers The Dark Flood - mystery - (Book 7 in the Benny Griessel Series) 
Meyer, Deon
Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido find themselves demoted and dispatched to working on a missing person's report on student Callie de Bruin is not the level of work they are used to, but it's all they get. And soon, it takes a dangerous, deeply disturbing him. 
Book: A Heart Adrift Secrets - mystery - (Book 2 in the Lost and Found Series)
Michaels, Fern
A brother and sister who own an antique shop find themselves with life-or-death information and realize they have no one to turn to but themselves.
Book: Seoulmates Razzmatazz - fantasy
Moore, Christopher
Someone is murdering the city's drag kings, and club owner Jimmy Vasco is sure she's next on the list and wants Sammy to find the killer.
Book: Much Ado About a Latte The Favor - mystery
Murphy, Nora
Although Leah and McKenna have never met when Leah drive by McKenna's house and sees her perfect husband is not what he seems she decides to keep watch, and one day she intervenes.
Book: One Step Too Far The Perfect Golden Circle
Myers, Benjamin
The story of two rural outcasts and the crop circles they create over the course of a long, hot, and very strange summer. 
Book: Something to Hide All Fired Up - romance
Newton, Dylan
After one wild night together, two complete opposites plan to stay firmly in the friend zone, but life has other plans. 
Book: Road of Bones Overboard - mystery - (Book 22 in the V.I. Warshawski Series)
Paretsky, Sara
Legendary detective V.I. Warshawski uncovers a nefarious conspiracy during the Covid pandemic. 
Book: The Overnight Guest 22 Seconds - mystery - (Book 22 in the Women's Murder Club Series
Patterson, James and Maxine Paetro
22 seconds... until Lindsay Boxer loses her badge-or her life. 
Book: The Final Case Two Nights in Lisbon  - mystery
Pavone, Chris
A riveting thriller about a woman under pressure and how far she will go when everything is on the line. 
Book: The Ex-Husband When She Dreams - romance (Book 6 in the Burning Cove, California Series)
Quick, Amanda
Return to the 1930s Burning Cove, California, the glamorous seaside playground for Hollywood stars, mobsters, spies, and a host of others who find more than they bargain for in this mysterious town. 
Book: A Narrow Door Hidden Pictures - horror
Rekulak, Jason
A creepy and warm-hearted mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange disturbing secrets. 
Book: Reckless Girls Decimate - mystery
Rice, Christopher
A desperate familiy confronts the mysteries that lie between life and death in this sou;-gripping novel of supernatural suspense. 
Book: Anthem The Book Woman's Daughter - (Book 2 in the Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Series)
Richardson, Kim Michele
Meet Honey Lovett, the daughter of the beloved Troublesome book woman, who must fight for her own independence with the help of the women who guide her and the books that set her free. 
Book: Never Leave Me Nightwork - Greed, Desire, Obsession. Revenge. 
Roberts, Nora
They're all in a night's work... Harry Booth started stealing at nine, but when Carter LaPorte sees him as a tool, he can use Harry has to fight to truly free himself. 
Book: All of You Every Single One The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle
Ryan, Jennifer
Three plucky women lift the spirits of homefront brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration - even at weddings. 
Book: Wolf Hollow Companion Piece
Smith, Ali
A celebration of companionship in all its timeless and contemporary, legendary and un-pindownable, spellbinding and shapeshifting forms. 
Book: Light Shines on Promise Lodge This Time Tomorrow
Straub, Emma
Forty-year-old Emma Straub keeps waking up on the 16th birthday withe the opportunity to face different versions of her life and the consequences of her decisions.
Book: Targeted Poison Lilies - mystery
Tallo, Katie
Gus Monet becomes dangerously entangled with a powerful family whose wealth and success are built on dark and deadly secrets. 
Book: Full Figured 16 Summer Love
Thayer, Nancy
Old secrets come to light when four friends gather on Nantucket for a life-changing reunion in this heartwarming novel of love and self-discovery. 
Book: Getting Clean with Stevie Green The Cherry Robbers
Walker, Sarai
A feminist gothic about the lone survivor of a cursed family of sisters, whose time may finally be up. 
Book: The Mystery of Albert E. Finch Adult Assembly Required 
Waxman, Abbi
A young woman arrives in Los Angeles determined to start over and discovers she doesn't need to leave behind after all.  
Book: None But the Righteous The Key to Deceit - mystery - (Book 2 in the Electra McDonnell Series)
Weaver, Ashley
A delightful World War II mystery filled with spies, murder, romance, and wit. 
Book: The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections The Summer Place
Weiner, Jennifer
When Ruby announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, the wheels are set in motion; lovers are revealed, misunderstandings abound, and family secrets come to light.
Book: The Mirror Man Elizabeth of York, the Last White Rose - (Book 1 in the Tudor Rose Series)
Weir, Alison
A spellbinding story of Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor Queen.
Book: The End of Getting Lost The Lost Summers of Newport - mystery
Williams, Baez, Kaen White, and Lauren Willig
A novel of money and secrets set among famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day. 

 

June 2022

Book: The Perfect Escape Donut Disturb - cozy mystery - (Book 15 in the Bakeshop Mystery Series)
Alexander, Ellie
The filling is looking grim for pastry chef and amateur sleuth Juliet Capshaw as Thomas and Kerry's wedding approaches.
Book: Quicksilver Long Way Home
Austin, Lynn
A young woman searches for the truth her childhood friend won't discuss after returning from World War II, revealing a story of courage, friendship, and faith.
Book: Lightning in a Mirror Local Gone Missing
Barton, Fiona
Detective Elise King investigates a man's disappearance in a seaside town where the locals and weekenders are at odds with each other.
Book: Notes on an Execution Jackie and Me
Bayard, Louis
A novel about the young Jacqueline Bouvier before she became that Jackie - and about a marriage that almost never happened. 
Book: Seven Mercies His Amish Sweetheart - (Book 3 in the Petersheim Brothers Series)
Beckstrand, Jennifer
It is Austin's turn for love, and i t's up to his younger twin siblings to show him that his best friends Hannah is the perfect with for him.
Book: Made in Manhattan Locklands - fantasy - (Book 3 in the Founders Trilogy Series)
Bennett, Robert Jackson
Sancia and her friends face and her friends face an entity whose intelligence is spread over half the globe, and to stop this unbeatable foe, they will have to pull off the most daring h eist they've ever attempted. 
Book: The Sweetheart Deal Zero Hour - (Book 9 in the Jack Ryan, Jr. Series)
Bentley, Don
Jack Ryan, Jr. is the one man who can prevent a second Korean War. 
Book: Half in Shadow The Omega Factor - mystery
Berry, Steve
Nick Lee must confront a modern-day religious crusade intent on eliminating a shocking truth from humanity's past.
Book: The Runaway Duchess Gilt
Brenner, Jamie
A luxurious and richly compelling new novel about a famous family jewelry dynasty and the hidden past that could topple it all. 
Book: In the Country of Others Horse
Brooks, Geraldine
A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.
Book: The Paris Bookseller The Accidental Newlywed Game - romance - (Book 3 in the Boots and Bouquets Series)
Burton, Jaci
What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas when one night out turns into a wedding that neither newlywed can remember.
Book: The Torqued Man The Gate-Keeper - mystery
Byrne, James
A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor - but they didn't count on one thing, the right man being in the wrong place at the right time.
Book: Perpetual West The Lies I Tell - mystery
Clark, Julie
A twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past rewrite the future. 
Book: The Siren of Sussex A Killing of Innocents - mystery - (Book 19 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Series)
Crombie, Deborah
Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James must solve the stabbing death of a young woman before panic spreads across London. 
Book: Wahala Hatchet Island - mystery - (Book 13 in the Mike Bowditch Mystery Series)
Doiron Paul
An eerie, windswept island off the coast of Maine becomes the site of a double murder and a disappearance. 
Book: Where the Drowned Girls Go It All Comes Down to This
Fowler, Therese Anne
A warm, keenly perceptive novel of sisterhood, heartbreak, home, and what it takes to remake a life at its halfway point.
Book: The Mozart Code Death by Beach Read - cozy mystery - (Book 9 in the Lighthouse Library Mystery Series)
Gates, Eva
Librarian Lucy's new historic house comes with a lot of baggage and family secrets. Can she put them to rest or will a killer bring Lucy's family to their downfall?
Book:In Easter Bonnet Murder The Woman in the Library - mystery 
Gentill, Sulari
Four strangers meet in the reading room of the Boston Public Library, passing the time, conversing, each having their own reasons for being there, and one of them is a murderer.
Book: What Might Have Been The Blue Diamond - mystery - (Book 6 in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Series)
Goldberg, Leonard
The fate of the allied forces lies in the hands of Joanna and the Watsons
Book: The Good Son The Seed of Cain - science fiction - (Book 2 in the Record Keeper Series)
Gomillion, Agnes
General Arika Cobane is stripped of her rank and power and must somehow find the strength and the will to regain her life.
Book:My Annihilation The Locked Room - mystery - (Book 14 in the Dr. Ruth Galloway Mystery Series)
Griffiths, Elly
Ruth Galloway feeling isolated from everyone until Nelson comes calling, investigating a decades-long string of murder-suicides that's looming ever close.
Book: Undermoney Lady of Bones - cozy mystery - (Book 24 in the Sarah Booth Delaney Series)
Haines, Carolyn
Sarah Booth accepts a case, which takes her on a journey to a secret underworld of beguiling cult leaders, witchcraft, and potentially, human  sacrifice. She'll have to keep her wits about her if she wants to crack this case and make it home alive.
Book: A Thousand Steps Rock of Ages - mystery - (Book 8 in the Junior Bender Series)
Hallinan, Timothy
Junior Bender, Los Angeles burglar and off-the-books detective to the felonious, is reminded that rock and roll will never die (no matter how fervently he wishes some of it would) when Hollywood's most dangerous geriatric mobster, Irwin Dressler, retains Juniors investigative services to solve a rather unharmonious problem. 
Book: The Horsewoman A Mirror Mended - fantasy
Harrow, Alix E
Ziinia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer, n ever expected the next face in the mirror needing help would be Snow White's Evil Queen. She knows her story and wants a better ending.
Book: The Unfamiliar Garden Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Higgins, Kristan
A funny and surprising new novel about second chances, and why the lies we tell ourselves are the most dangerous. 
Book: Ever Constant The Hotel Nantucket
Hilderbrand, Elin
After 19-year-old Grace died in a fire in the Hotel Nantucket, it fell into disrepair until billionaire Xavier Darling hires a staff to turn it around while Grace harmlessly haunts the place. 
Book: The Runaway The Girl Who Survived - mystery
Jackson, Lisa
The survivor of a brutal family massacre must uncover the shocking truth about a fateful night that left her forever marked. 
Book: The Maid A Face to Die For - mystery - (Book 28 in the Eve Duncan Series)
Johansen, Iris
Eve Duncan is in a fight against time while trying to unearth one of the lost secrets of the world's history. 
Book: The Starless Crown Robert B. Parker's Opium Rose - western - (Book 11 in the Cole and Hitch Series)
Knott, Robert
Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch haven't seen much trouble of late, but with recent reports of village raids, coupled with the arrival of a young widow from San Francisco, the lawmen are about to be put to the test.
Book: garden of Sins Into the West - fantasy - (Book 2 in the Founding of Valdemar Series)
Lackey, Mercedes
Baron Valdemar and his people have found a temporary haven, but it cannot hold all of them, or for long. Trouble could follow on their. heels at any moment, and there are too many people for Crescent Lake to support. Are they willing to travel to the west.
Book: All Day is a Long Time Can't Look Away - mystery
Lovering, Carola
A sexy suspense novel about the kind of addictive, obsessive love that keeps you coming back - no matter how hard you try to look away. 
Book: Highland Wolf The Unkept Woman - mystery - (Book 4 in the Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery Series)
Montclair, Allison
London, 1946, Miss Iris Sparks - currently co-proprietor of the Right Sort Marriage Bureau - has to deal with aspects of her past exploits during the recent war that have come back around to haunt her.
Book: 30 Things I Love About Myself Lapvona - fantasy
Moshfegh, Ottessa
In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disaster, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test. 
Book: Last Seen Alive Escape - mystery - (Book 3 in the Black Book Thriller Series)
Patterson, James and David Ellis
Chicago's #1 detective, Billy Harney, takes on a billionaire crime boss.
Book: Grave Danger Tracy Flick Can't Win 
Perrotta, Tom
Tracy Flick is back and, once again, is determined to take. high school politics by storm.
Book: The Family You Make Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting - romance
Pooley, Clare
Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It's a rule. But what would happen if they did? A heartwarming novel about unexpected friendships and the joy of connecting. 
Book: Alaska Escape The German Wife
Rimmer, Kelly
A gripping novel about two women from opposite sides of WWII, whose enmity culminates in a shocking event as anti-German sentiment sweeps America.
Book: Weather Girl The House Across the Lake - mystery
Sager, Riley
Casey Fletcher spends her time using her binoculars to watch Tom and Katherine Royce across the lake. When Katherine vanishes, Casey becomes consumed with finding out why?
Book: Disappearance of a Scribe Last Call at the Nightingale - mystery - (Book 1 in the Last Call at the Nightingale Series)
Schellman, Katharine
New York 1924 - Vivian Kelly's day are filled with drudgery, but by night she escapes to the underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and bands play the Charleston, where she can lose herself in the music until she discovers a body. 
Book: Invisible The Friendship Pact - romance - (Book 2 in the Sunrise Cove Series)
Shalvis, Jill
When Tae runs into Riggs Copeland again, she finds she is still intensely drawn to him, but she likes her past in the past, hence their friendship pact.
Book: John Doe Cold Case Suspects - romance
Steel, Danielle
A dedicated CIA agent becomes an unexpected ally to a woman haunted by the kidnapping of her family.
Book: Antarctica of Love Playing their Games - mystery
Swinson, Kiki
We go back to the start of wild-card lawyer Yoshi Lomax's career, where her first elite white-shoe-law job puts an inescapable target on her back.
Book: End of Days For the Throne - fantasy - (Book 2 in the Wilderwood Series)
Whitten, Hannah
Red's sister Neve is trapped in a mysterious land of twisted roots lost gods and mountains made of bone, and the only clues to her are magic mirror and a dark prince who wants to bring the whole thing crumbling down.
Book: Desolation Canyon Miss Blaine's Prefect and the Vampire Menace - mystery (Book 2 in the Miss Blaine's Prefect Series)
Wojtas, Olga
Shona is drawn into a full-blown vampire hunt, involving serval notable villagers, the world-reknowed soprano Mary Garden - and even Count Dracula himself. Will Shona solve the mystery, secure justice for the murder victims and make and, make it through a deathly denouement in the hall of mirrors to return to present-day Morningside Library.