This month in Books for Adults: December 2020

New reads for adults
December 15, 2020
Looking for some inspiration for your next great read? The colder weather and stay at home order offers the perfect opportunity to pick up a good comfort read or two. Might we suggest a cozy mystery with a fun twist? 

Featured Title: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson


This a great choice for classic and cozy mystery readers. It features Malcom Kershaw, a bookseller, who years ago wrote a blog post listing the eight most perfect murders in crime fiction. One snowy day an FBI agent comes knocking on his door with news about a recent string of crimes that mirror the murders on his list. Before long the murder makes it clear he knows secrets that Mal has been keeping for years. What else can Mal do, but begin investigating himself...

What We're Reading: Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

RING-SHOUT-(1).jpg This novella is equal parts history, fantasy, horror, folklore, and thriller and it’s all sorts of good. Set in the 1920’s when the Klan is on the rise, a group of women led by Maryse Boudreaux have taken up arms against the Ku Kluxes—who are not people, they’re actual demons, infecting the world with hate through the film “The Birth of a Nation”. Maryse leads the way with a magical sword given to her by a trio of unearthly aunties. But is it helping or spreading more hate?

New & Upcoming

As 2020 winds down there are some great new releases to check out from Written in the Stars, a charming debut f/f romance to the true story of a hidden library in Syria in The Book Collectors. Looking forward to 2021, there are plenty of books to fill your hold queues including The Four Winds, the highly anticipated new novel from Kristin Hannah and My Year Abroad, the long awaited new book from Chang-Rae Lee.  

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Have you been captivated by The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix? Take your interest in all things chess from screen to page with our reading list:  
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