Our What Should I Read Next? list is now available for new bestselling and notable fiction titles being published from May through August 2019. A copy is available online, or you may pick up a print copy at the adult reference or Main desks. All titles on the list are available to reserve through our catalog, some in multiple formats such as large print and audiobook. Returning favorites include new books by Louise Penny, Nora Roberts, Ruth Ware, and Jennifer Weiner. And what would an upcoming bestseller list be without at least one James Patterson book? This quarter he has no fewer than 4 books coming out! Try Sophia, Princess Among Beasts, The Inn, The Warning, or Unsolved. And since it’s summer a couple of books that take place in the Hamptons might pique your interest. Why not try Montauk by Nicola Harrison, a historical novel of life among the elite during the summer of 1938, or It’s Hot in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson, a contemporary story of wives taking revenge on their cheating husbands. If you are looking for a newer author try Anthony Horowitz’s The Word Is Murder, another of his homages to the classic mystery novel. This time his story is based on the Holmes and Watson theme. Please keep in mind that since this list is published so far in advance, that some publication dates and titles may be subject to change.
Celebrating love, in its many forms – these books take place on Long Island.
Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom (eBook)
Elizabeth is the only child of parents whose indifference to her is the one sure thing in her life when real love – exhilarating, passionate, heartbreaking – enters her life in the gorgeous shape of Huddie Lester.
Forced to rent out her family’s seaside Long Island home every summer just so they can afford to keep it, Ruthie goes to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame, and her teen daughter’s destructive relationship.
Heaven’s Price by Sandra Brown (Book)
Dancer Blair is confronted with a difficult choice when a career-threatening injury forces her to put her life on hold and recuperate on Long Island, where she encounters Sean, her passionate and provocative new landlord.[Read more…]
From Hempstead to the Hamptons, these thrillers all take place on Long Island
Lourdes, a young Latina detective in the NYPD, tracks a serial killer who has been operating for forty years and who may have been enabled by the chief of police himself.
Further Lane by James Brady (eBook)
The body of “America’s homemaker” Hannah Cutting washes ashore in East Hampton and journalist Beecher and book editor Alix head there to cover the story. They team up to find the truth and uncover Cutting’s manuscript while dealing with the Hamptons’ most rich and famous.More Long Island Thrillers
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Books about grumpy older women (or men) whose compassion and tenderness are displayed after their grumpiness is challenged by perfect strangers who make them think twice about their beliefs in people. Here are a few books to help you get started!
There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbors who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so?
Addie Moore has lost her husband, and one day she boldly invites a neighbor, widower Louis, whom she does not know well, to come to spend the night sleeping with her (chastely, just so that she may have someone to talk to and confide in during those particularly lonely early-morning hours). Meanwhile, Addie’s grown son is in a troubled marriage, and because of that, he dumps his son on her. Her grandson’s boyish energy attracts Louis even more than it does Addie, and once Louis gets the boy a dog, the three—no, the four, including the delightfully affectionate new pooch—form a new family unit from the spare parts surrounding them.
A curmudgeonly widower emerges from a hermit-like existence in the wake of a neighborhood murder that implicates an artistic cancer survivor who creates suspiciously realistic paintings of the crime scene in her efforts to cope, a situation that is further complicated by an abandoned teen who finds herself drawn to the chief suspect.