Adult eBooks

These eBooks for adults are new to our "shelves" in the last 30 days (most recent on top).


List

I'm no philosopher, but i got thoughts mini-meditations for saints, sinners, and the rest of us / Kristin Chenoweth ; foreword by Ariana Grande.
"I'm No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts, [is] an inspiring high-design, colorful book featuring philosophical-ish musings on connection, creativity, loss, love, and closure. You'll be inspired to develop your own life philosophies, as you journey through …
Terra nova a novel / Henriette Lazaridis
"The year is 1910, and two Antarctic explorers, Watts and Heywoud, are racing to the South Pole. Back in London, Viola, a photo-journalist, harbors love for them both. In Terra Nova, Henriette Lazaridis seamlessly ushers the reader back and forth between …
The cabinet of dr. leng Douglas Preston
"Astoundingly, Constance has found a way back to the place of her origins, New York City in the late 1800s, leaping at the chance, although it means leaving the present forever. Constance sets off on a quest to prevent the events that lead to the deaths o…
How to sell a haunted house Grady Hendrix.
"When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic…
The reunion a novel / Kayla Olson.
"Liv Latimer grew up on TV. As the star of the popular teen drama Girl on the Verge, Liv spent her adolescence on the screen trying to be as picture perfect as her character in real life. But after the death of her father and the betrayal of her on-screen…
The house of wolves James Patterson
"The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head–thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. …
Bad Cree a novel / Jessica Johns
"When Mackenzie wakes up with a severed crow’s head in her hands, she panics. Only moments earlier she had been fending off masses of birds in a snow-covered forest. In bed, when she blinks, the head disappears. Night after night, Mackenzie’s dreams retur…
Hell bent Leigh Bardugo
"Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy 'Alex Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory—even if it costs her a future at Lethe a…
Everybody knows Jordan Harper
"Welcome to Mae Pruett’s Los Angeles, where 'Nobody talks. But everybody whispers.' As a 'black-bag' publicist tasked not with letting the good news out but keeping the bad news in, Mae works for one of LA’s most powerful and sought-after crisis PR firms,…
You will never be found A Novel / Tove Alsterdal
"In the small mining town of Malmberget, north of the Arctic Circle, residents and their houses are being relocated. As the mine that built the town slowly swallows it street by street, building by building, the memories of the community have collapsed in…
Better the blood Michael Bennett.
"A tenacious Māori detective, Hana Westerman juggles single motherhood, endemic prejudice, and the pressures of her career in Auckland CIB. Led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man ritualistically hanging in a secret room and a puzz…
The survivalists a novel / Kashana Cauley.
"In the wake of her parents’ death, Aretha, a habitually single Black lawyer, has had only one obsession in life—success—until she falls for Aaron, a coffee entrepreneur. Moving into his Brooklyn brownstone to live along with his Hurricane Sandy-traumatiz…
The Nazi conspiracy the secret plot to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill / Brad Meltzer, and Josh Mensch.
"From the New York Times bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy and The Lincoln Conspiracy, The Nazi Conspiracy tells the little-known true story of a Nazi plot to kill FDR, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of the second World War. …
Moonrise over New Jessup a novel / Jamila Minnicks.
"It’s 1957, and after leaving the only home she has ever known, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. Instead, they seek t…
"The pushback that shows up in conversations about fat justice takes exceedingly predicable form. Losing weight is easy—calories in, calories out. Fat people are unhealthy. We’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Fat acceptance 'glorifies obesity.' The…
Dark of night Colleen Coble.
"As if the last few months haven’t been hard enough - complete with threats on her life and the return of her first love, Jon - Annie has to figure out whether or not to believe a woman who claims to be her sister, Sarah, who was abducted twenty-four year…
Peanuts every Sunday
Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white, and generations of Peanuts fans have grown up enjoying this iteration of these strips. But many who read Peanuts in their original Sunday…
Financial feminist overcome the patriarchy's bullsh*t to master your money and build a life you love / Tori Dunlap
"Tori Dunlap was always good with money. As a kid, she watched her prudent parents balance their checkbook every month and learned to save for musical tickets by gathering pennies in an Altoids tin. But she quickly discovered that her experience with mone…
Vinyl resting place Olivia Blacke
"When Juni Jessup and her sisters Tansy and Maggie put all their beans in one basket to open Sip & Spin Records, a record-slash-coffee shop in Cedar River, Texas, they knew there could be some scratches on the track, but no one was expecting to find a bod…
Muffin but the truth--a bakeshop mystery Ellie Alexander
"Ashland is known for its Elizabethan charm and touches of Shakespeare around every corner, but the surrounding Rogue Valley draws adventure enthusiasts to its outdoor wonderland of high alpine lakes, mountain ranges, and pristine rivers. Jules Capshaw an…
The lost witch Paige Crutcher.
1922. The town of Evermore off the coast of Ireland is under the protection of a Goddess. She has bestowed power upon village healer Brigid Heron to ensure the heart of magic within the Lough of Brionglóid--the lake of dreams--remains untouched. For the w…
Scatterlings: a novel Resoketswe Martha Manenzhe
"In 1927, South Africa passes the Immorality Act, prohibiting sexual intercourse between 'Europeans' (white people) and 'natives' (Black people). Those who break the draconian new law face imprisonment—for men of up to five years; for women, four years. A…
Hollywood the oral history / Jeanine Basinger
"From the archives of the American Film Institute comes a unique picture of what it was like to work in Hollywood from its beginnings to its present day. Gleaned from nearly three thousand interviews, involving four hundred voices from the industry, Holly…
Your table is ready tales of a New York City maître d' / Michael Cecchi-Azzolina.
"From the glamorous to the entitled, from royalty to the financially ruined, everyone who wanted to be seen—or just to gawk—at the hottest restaurants in New York City came to places Michael Cecchi-Azzolina helped run. His phone number was passed around a…
How far the light reaches a life in ten sea creatures / Sabrina Imbler
"A queer, mixed race writer working in a largely white, male field, science and conservation journalist Sabrina Imbler has always been drawn to the mystery of life in the sea, and particularly to creatures living in hostile or remote environments. Each es…
The January 6th report the report of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
"On January 6, 2021, insurgents stormed the U.S. Capitol, an act of domestic terror without parallel in American history, designed to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. In a resolution six months later, the House of Representatives called it "one of …
A sweet lowcountry proposal A Novel / Preslaysa Williams
"It was supposed to be the happiest day of Jaslene Simmons’ life, the day she’d say 'I do' to Marcus Clark. But when her sister dies in a tragic accident everything changes—including her once rosy future with Marcus. Jaslene instead pours all of her energ…
To get to the other side: a novel Kelly Ohlert
"Trixie isn’t exactly sure what she was thinking when she stopped her car in the middle of downtown Chicago, scooped up a chicken struggling to cross the road, and drove off… but she does know that she has to find a new home for herself and her new feathe…
The mad, mad murders of marigold way a novel / Raymond Benson
"For Scott Hatcher, a former television writer turned struggling novelist with a failing marriage to boot, social-distancing and mask-wearing feel like fitting additions to his already surreal life. When his wife Marie and neighbor John Bergman disappear …
You can hide Rebecca Zanetti
"Calling Laurel Snow’s relationship with her newly discovered half-sister challenging is an understatement. Not only does Laurel suspect Abigail is behind the mysterious disappearance of their father, but her erratic behavior also makes life in Laurel’s s…
Scot in a trap Catriona McPherson
"A mysterious object the size of a suitcase, all wrapped in bacon and smelling of syrup, can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving at the Last Ditch Motel. This year the motel residents are in extra-celebratory mood as the holiday brings a new arrival to the …
Raven unveiled Grace Draven.
"Siora has been on the run for longer than she cares to remember, from her past and her gift. Born with the ability to see and speak to ghosts, she has heard their desperate pleas as an otherworldly predator stalks the dead amid the fertile killing fields…
Why we meditate the science and practice of clarity and compassion / Daniel Goleman and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
"We all experience negative emotions from time to time. But in a world with as much frenzy and pressure as ours, it’s incredibly easy for these same emotions to become destructive. Now, by blending Eastern tradition with Western science, Why We Meditate e…
Tom Clancy red winter Marc Cameron.
"1985 -- A top secret F117 aircraft crashes into the Nevada desert. The Nighthawk is the most advanced fighting machine in the world and the Soviets will do anything to get their hands on its secrets. In East Berlin, a mysterious figure contacts the CIA w…
Desert creatures Kay Chronister
"In a world that has become treacherous and desiccated, Magdala has always had to fight to survive. At nine years old, she and her father, Xavier, are exiled from their home, fleeing through the Sonoran Desert, searching for refuge. As violence pursues th…
The two doctors górski Isaac Fellman
"Annae, a brilliant graduate student in psychiatric magic and survivor of academic abuse, can’t stop reading people’s minds. This is how she protects herself, by using her abilities to know exactly how her colleagues view her. This is how she escapes the …
Bread over troubled water Winnie Archer
"Photographer Ivy Culpepper is soon to make a home with her husband-to-be in the California beach town of Santa Sofia—but the Yeast of Eden bakery remains her second home. It’s not just a place to work, but a community. And now one member of the community…
Cast in eternity Michelle Sagara
"When Corporal Kaylin Neya is assigned front desk duty—a task hated by every Hawk—the only thing she can look forward to besides an endless stream of complaints is visits from a dotty old woman. She always brings baked goods along with information passed …
The forever witness how DNA and genealogy solved a cold case double murder / Edward Humes.
"In November 1987, a young couple from the idyllic suburbs of Vancouver Island on an overnight trip to Seattle vanished without a trace. A week later, the bodies of Tanya Van Cuylenborg and her boyfriend Jay Cook were found in rural Washington. It was a b…
Never ever getting back together Sophie Gonzales.
"Eighteen-year-old Maya Bailey enters a reality dating competition to get revenge on her cheating, royal-adjacent ex-boyfriend, and she ends up falling for another girl on the show--in fact, the girl he cheated on her with"--Provided by publisher.
The last hero a novel / Linden A. Lewis
"Astrid is finally free of the Sisterhood, yet her name carries on. She’s called the Unchained by those she’s inspired and the Heretic by those who want her voiceless once more. Now Astrid uses knowledge of the Sisterhood’s inner workings against them, ai…
Great short books : a year of reading--briefly Kenneth C. Davis
"Fall back into the joys of literature with an extraordinary book for book lovers: a compulsively readable, deeply engaging list of great short novels. A journey into short fiction designed with our contemporary attention spans in mind, Great Short Books …
To each this world Julie E. Czerneda
"To Each This World follows a desperate mission to reconnect with long lost sleeper ships, sent centuries earlier from Earth to settle distant worlds. A trio of Humans must work with their mysterious alien allies to rescue any descendants they can find on…
The murder sorority Marshall Karp
"Lower Manhattan: A sniper's bullet ends the life of a high-profile New Yorker. Five miles uptown, a second prominent victim has his throat slashed. And that's only the beginning. A network of professional assassins is on the loose in New York City. Train…
They're going to love you a novel / Meg Howrey.
"Throughout her childhood, Carlisle Martin got to see her father, Robert, for only a few precious weeks a year when she visited the brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village he shared with his partner, James. Brilliant but troubled, James gave Carlisle an…
Going rogue rise and shine twenty-nine / Janet Evanovich
"Monday mornings aren't supposed to be fun, but they should be predictable. However, on this particular Monday, Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie's Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Roso…
A quiet teacher Adam Oyebanji
"Greg Abimbola is a language teacher at the prestigious Calderhill Academy in Pittsburgh. Only that's not his real name...or the only secret he's hiding. When the murder of a wealthy parent on school premises shines an unwanted spotlight on Calderhill Aca…
Getting lost Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer.
"Getting Lost is the diary Annie Ernaux kept during the year and a half she had a secret love affair with a younger, married man, a Russian diplomat. Her novel, Simple Passion, was based on this affair, but here her writing is immediate, unfiltered. In th…
A doomful of sugar Catherine Bruns.
"There's nothing sweet about murder... Leila Khoury has always believed that everyone loved her father as much as they loved his artisanal maple syrup. But when he's killed, and she returns to Sugar Ridge, Vermont to take over his business, she starts to …
And there was light Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle / Jon Meacham.
"A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up…
The sleeping car porter Suzette Mayr
"Baxter’s name isn’t George. But it’s 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. So when the passengers call him George, he has to just smile and nod and act invisible…
Season of love Helena Greer.
"Thanks to her thriving art career, Miriam Blum finally has her decoupaged glitter ducks in a row—until devastating news forces her to a very unwanted family reunion. Her beloved great-aunt Cass has passed and left Miriam part-owner of Carrigan’s, her (ir…
The Queen her life / Andrew Morton
"Painfully shy, Elizabeth Windsor’s personality was well suited to her youthful ambition of living quietly in the country, raising a family, and caring for her dogs and horses. But when her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated, she became heir to the throne…
The world keeps ending, and the world goes on Franny Choi
"Many have called our time dystopian. But The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On reminds us that apocalypse has already come in myriad ways for marginalized peoples. With lyric and tonal dexterity, these poems spin backwards and forwards in time--…
Silent spring revolution John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the great environmental awakening / Douglas Brinkley
"Douglas Brinkley chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. W…
Dead and gondola Ann Claire.
"Ellie Christie is thrilled to begin a new chapter. She’s recently returned to her tiny Colorado hometown to run her family’s historic bookshop with her elder sister, Meg, and their beloved cat, Agatha. Perched in a Swiss-style hamlet accessible by ski go…
The Blackout Book Club Amy Lynn Green.
"In 1942, an impulsive promise to her brother before he goes off to the European front puts Avis Montgomery in the unlikely position of head librarian in small-town Maine. Though she has never been much of a reader, when wartime needs threaten to close th…
Fables and spells collected and new short fiction and poetry / adrienne maree brown
"Fables and Spells is a vibrant selection of visionary works, both previously published and brand new. Included here is brown’s most beloved story, 'The River,' as well as the two sequel tales of her Water Trio. The remaining sixty-seven pieces explore mo…
Death on a deadline Joyce St. Anthony
"As World War II rages in Europe and the Pacific, the small town of Progress is doing its part for the soldiers in the field with a war bond drive at the annual county fair. Town gossip Ava Dempsey rumors that Clark Gable will be among the participating s…
Recorder Cathy McCrumb
"Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias. Suddenly cut off from controlli…
Never rescue a rogue Virginia Heath.
"Diana Merriwell and Giles Sinclair only tolerate one another for the sake of their nearest and dearest. Everyone believes that the two of them are meant to be together, but Diana and Giles know that their constant pithy barbs come from a shared disdain—n…
How it went thirteen more stories of the Port William membership / Wendell Berry.
These "works explore the memory and imagination of Andy Catlett, one of the well-loved central characters of the Port William saga. From 1932 to 2021, these stories span the length of Andy’s life, from before the outbreak of the Second World War to the th…
The last party a novel / Clare Mackintosh.
"It's the party to end all parties….but not everyone is here to celebrate. On New Year's Eve, Rhys Lloyd has a house full of guests. His vacation homes on Mirror Lake are a success, and he's generously invited the village to drink champagne with their wea…
Even though i knew the end C.L. Polk.
"A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above. An exiled auspex who s…
The sleeping car porter Suzette Mayr
"Baxter’s name isn’t George. But it’s 1929, and Baxter is lucky enough, as a Black man, to have a job as a sleeping car porter on a train that crisscrosses the country. So when the passengers call him George, he has to just smile and nod and act invisible…
When McKinsey comes to town the hidden influence of the world's most powerful consulting firm / Walt Bogdanich & Michael Forsythe.
"McKinsey & Company is the most prestigious consulting company in the world, earning billions of dollars in fees from major corporations and governments who turn to it to maximize their profits and enhance efficiency. McKinsey’s vaunted statement of value…
Season of love Helena Greer.
"Thanks to her thriving art career, Miriam Blum finally has her decoupaged glitter ducks in a row—until devastating news forces her to a very unwanted family reunion. Her beloved great-aunt Cass has passed and left Miriam part-owner of Carrigan’s, her (ir…
What song the sirens sang Simon R. Green
"You can find everything you’ve ever dreamed of in the strange, old magical shop known as Old Harry’s Place. The problem is, not all dreams are kind. Gideon Sable--legendary master thief, conman and well-dressed rogue--and his partner in crime Annie Anyb…
The other side of the coin the Queen, the dresser and the wardrobe / Angela Kelly
"In The other side of the coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. Whether it's preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty's day with a playful joke, Angela's priority is to…
This is what it sounds like what the music you love says about you / Susan Rogers and Ogi Ogas.
"A legendary record producer-turned-brain scientist explains why you fall in love with music. This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music that reveals the secrets of why your favorite songs move you. But it's also a story o…
The marsh queen by Virginia Hartman.
"Loni Mae Murrow's life in Washington, DC is tidy, if a trifle constrained. Single and in her mid-thirties, she's a bird artist at the Smithsonian who spends her days at a desk, making elaborate drawings of belted kingfishers and scrub-jays and purple gal…
Skilled trade professionals a practical career guide / Corbin Collins.
"Welcome to the skilled trade field! If youre interested in a career in trade, youve come to the right book. So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these …
Finlay Donovan knocks 'em dead Elle Cosimano.
"From Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead-the hilarious and heart-pounding follow-up to Finlay Donovan is Killing It. "A funny and smart, twisty and surprising series."-Megan Miranda Finlay Donovan is-once again-struggl…
Burntcoat Sarah Hall.
"In an unnamed British city, the virus is spreading, and like everyone else, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness retreats inside. She isolates herself in her immense studio, Burntcoat, with Halit, the lover she barely knows. As life outside changes irr…
We could be heroes Mike Chen
Jamie woke up in an empty apartment with no memory and only a few clues to his identity, but with the ability to read and erase other people's memories, a power he uses to hold up banks to buy coffee, cat food and books. Zoe is also searching for her past…
Caste the origins of our discontents / Isabel Wilkerson.
"Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched, and beautifully written narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has …
The plague Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert.
"The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation, and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal dis…
Galatea a short story / Madeline Miller.
"In ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece--the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen--the gift of life. After marrying her, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humilit…