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5 Star Reads Suggestions


  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher (#1 in the Dresden Files)  
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 
  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis 
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 
  • No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (#1 in the series of the same name) by Alexander McCall Smith 
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan 
  • The Orphans of Mersea House by Marty Wingate 


  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (#1 in the Wheel of Time) 
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine 
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune 
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 
  • The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill 
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy 
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 


  • Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 
  • Dead Man’s Hand by James J. Butcher 
  • Sinkable by Daniel Stone 
  • Anything by author Mary Oliver (Poetry) 
  • The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks 
  • How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers Afraid of Poetry by Adam Sol 


  • The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile by Georgann Prochaska (Local Author) 
  • My Day as Regan Forester by Misty Urban (Local Author) 
  • When Nature Calls by Jannifer Powelson (Local Author) 
  • When Christmas Comes by Andrew Klavan 
  • Small Game by Blair Braverman 
  • Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi (Manga) 
  • Vector Prime by R.A. Salvatore (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order) 


  • Mashle by Hajime Komoto 
  • Blu Lonesome by Bill Pronzini 
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 
  • The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin 
  • Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 
  • Murder Cuts the Mustard by Jessica Ellicott 
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See 
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 
  • Solito by Javier Zamora 
  • Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen 
  • Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson 
  • The Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michelle Richardson 
  • Moloka’i by Alan Brennert 
  • Daughter of Moloka’i by Alan Brennert 
  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
  • Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis 
  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 


  • Hell Divers Series by Nicholas Sansbury Smith 
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline