New year, new fiction! Start 2021 with some fresh new reads and with Warm Up With Reading, our Winter Reading program. There’s a “read what you like” route as well as an optional mini reading challenge. We also have a larger list of new fiction in January and, as always, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for personalized reading suggestions!
Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother’s position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at 18 and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail.
Prodigal Son by Gregg Hurwitz, 6th book in Orphan X series
Retiring from his Nowhere Man activities in exchange for an unofficial pardon, former government assassin Evan Smoak is entreated by a unlikely client to help rescue a fellow orphan from a dangerous foster home.
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
An unambitious college graduate accepts a job at Sumwun, the hottest NYC startup, and reimagines himself as “Buck” a ruthless salesman and begins to hatch a plan to help young people of color infiltrate America’s sales force.
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
Two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation find refuge in each other while transforming a quiet shed into a haven for their fellow slaves, before an enslaved preacher declares their bond sinful.
The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell
A Victorian-inspired supernatural mystery follows the experiences of a Cambridge dropout and his savvy detective partner, who connect a paramour’s disappearance to a bizarre suicide.
Siri, Who Am I? by Sam Tschida
Waking from a coma with no memory of who she is, a wealthy millennial tries to piece together her identity through her social-media activity before following leads to a billionaire’s home and the site of a suspicious accident.
Across The Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire, 6th book in Wayward Children series
Regan passes through a mysterious doorway before finding herself in a fantastical world of magical equines who expect humans to step up as heroes.
Nick by Michael Farris Smith
A tale inspired by Fitzgerald’s famous narrator imagines the life of Nick Carraway before Gatsby, depicting a war-traumatized, heavily drinking man who embarks on a doomed journey of redemption from Paris to New Orleans.