Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
PHPL Call Number: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE F MAT
State intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and, inevitably, a forbidden attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America’s most valuable mole in Moscow.
Annihilation by Jeff VandeMeer
PHPL Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION F VAN
Four women — a biologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and an anthropologist — set out on a scientific expedition to Area X, a quarantined zone that defies all attempts to map its terrain or understand its nature. Eleven previous missions have failed; is the twelfth time the charm, or will these intrepid explorers join their predecessors as casualties of Area X?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
PHPL Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION F CLI
Immersing himself in a mid-twenty-first-century technological virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty, and disease, Wade Watts joins an increasingly violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world’s creator.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F SEM
When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F KWA
Envisioning a summer vacation in the humble Singapore home of a boy she hopes to marry, Chinese American Rachel Chu is unexpectedly introduced to a rich and scheming clan that strongly opposes their son’s relationship with an American girl.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
PHPL Call Number: YA F BRA
Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run “rehabilitation camp” for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
PHPL Call Number: YA F HAN
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
PHPL Call Number: YA F THO
Boy Erased : A Memoir by Garrard Conley
PHPL Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 92 CONLEY
At age 19, Garrard, the son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, was outed to his parents and forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.
First Man : The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen
PHPL Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 92 ARMSTRONG
First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut Neil Armstrong-the man whose one small step changed history. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
PHPL Call Number: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE F LAR
In this this stand-alone sequel to Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” trilogy “Lisbeth Salander, a genius hacker, and Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, are drawn into a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
PHPL Call Number: GENERAL F SHA
In January 1946, London is beginning to recover from World War II, and Juliet Ashton is looking for a subject for her next book. She finds it in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
PHPL Call Number: JF TRA
The wind brings four English children a new nanny who slides up the banister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
Movie Title: Mary Poppins Returns
The Movie: A now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Monster by Walter Dean Myer
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness