Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.
“I loved reading about Kya and her journey in this amazing story” – Kate
Funny man : Mel Brooks by Partrick Mcgillian. A deeply textured and compelling biography of comedy giant Mel Brooks, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films, and theater.
“He can be an acquired taste, but I found the back stories of Brooks’ life experiences as well as the “sausage making” of his TV, movie, and Broadway hits fascinating.” — Rick
In the Woods by Tana French is the first book in the Dublin Murder Squad series. Twenty years after witnessing the violent disappearances of two companions from their small Dublin suburb, detective Rob Ryan investigates a chillingly similar murder that takes place in the same wooded area, a case that forces him to piece together his traumatic memories.
” These mysteries have rich story lines and extraordinary characters. Listen to the audiobooks to really feel like you’re in Dublin City Centre!” — Lindsay
The Intelligence Trap : Why Smart People make dumb Mistakes by David Robson draws on cutting-edge ideas in the understanding of expertise and intelligence to reveal how smart people are equally or more prone to making mistakes, citing lessons that can be learned from the setbacks of intellectuals ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Richard Feynman.
“This book has very valuable information regarding some common errors in thinking and decision making, as well as strategies to mitigate those errors.” — Eric
The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. Surviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.
“This is a strange and atmospheric mystery with compelling characters and a plot filled with creepy twists and turns.” — Carly
Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance. In this Prohibition-era mystery, society matron Lola Woodby agrees to recover a stolen film reel for its rightful owner, but before she can retrieve it, the man in possession of the reel is killed.
” Lola and Berta made a memorable pair in this funny and engaging series starter.” — Kimberlee
Map Of The Soul: PERSONA by BTS. The record-breaking band BTS from South Korea continues to set the world on fire, and they keep the momentum going with this follow-up to their 2018 releases Face Yourself and Love Yourself: Tear.
“Although the CD is pretty much completely in Korean, I don’t find it to be a barrier at all – music is the universal language after all!” – Kristen
Internment by Samira Ahmed. Forced into an interment camp for Muslim-American citizens in a near-future United States, 17-year-old Layla Amin helps forge an alliance of new friends and outside sympathizers before becoming the leader of a revolution against the camp’s corrupt guards.
“This is and extremely powerful story of a possible near future United States. I highly recommend listening to the audio book.” — Bonny