Searching through endless new releases, CCPL selectors find plenty of books they want to add to their own personal to-be-read lists all the time. Here are the ones they are looking forward to the most this winter!
By Prince Harry
Released Jan. 10 - The Duke of Sussex shares his very public royal life in his new memoir. Through introspection and healing, Prince Harry pens his personal journey and life as the “spare” heir to the throne. Perfect for any reader eager for an inside look into the royal family.
By Emma Straub
Released Jan. 10 - All about hats- what makes a hat, do hats only belong on heads? From novelist Emma Straub comes a beautiful picture book that is sure to be a fun read-aloud experience with little ones!
By Maiya Ibrahim
To be released Jan. 24 - In an Arabian-inspired action-packed fantasy, 17-year-old Imani is on a mission to find her missing older brother who has been labeled a traitor. With the assistance of her sister, her nemesis, and a djinn, she leaves behind her hidden desert city, Qalia, to journey across the Swallowing Sands to bring him back. Armed with the spice magic of misra tea, Imani uses her powers to uncover many secrets hiding in the desert, but will she find her brother?
By Stephen Graham Jones
To be released Feb. 7 - In the follow-up to “My Heart is a Chainsaw,” four years have passed and Jade returns to Proofrock after her conviction is overturned. A convicted Indigenous serial killer, Dark Mill South has escaped from prison during a transfer and is after revenge in Proofrock. An entertaining slasher that is sure to keep readers eager to know what happens next.
By Sadeqa Johnson
To be released Feb. 7 - Ruby Pearsall is on the way to becoming her family’s first college graduate. Eleanor Quarles has fallen in love with a college student whose family has a hard time accepting her. In the 1950s, the two women’s plans are halted with unplanned pregnancies, and both must make difficult choices that are going to change the trajectory of their lives.
By Rebecca Makkai
To be released Feb. 21 - Podcaster Bodie Kane is drawn back to her boarding school in New Hampshire to teach a class, the same school where her classmate Thalia Keith was murdered in 1995. The case and conviction of the school’s athletic trainer Omar Evans has missing pieces and Bodie finds herself pulled into the case, where she realizes she might have insight which could change everything.