• Welcome to Night Vale: a Novel

    By Joseph Fink (Fic Fink)

    From the creators of the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast come an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves...no matter where we live.

     


  • A Sudden Light

    By Garth Stein (Fic Stei)

    Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his glimpse of the infamous Riddell House.

     


  • The Reason I Jump: the Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism

    By Naoki Higashida (616.85882 Higa)

    Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, this is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.

     


  • Pure

    By Julianna Baggott (SF Bagg)

    In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a 16-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her left hand, meets Partridge, a “Pure” dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

     


  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    By Aimee Bender (Fic Bend)

    Being able to taste people’s emotions in food may at be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets her taste buds can’t discern.

     


  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    By Neil Gaiman (Fic Gaim)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home in Sussex, England, to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother.

     


  • The Night Circus

    By Erin Morgenstern (Fic Morg)

    Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

     


  • In the Unlikely Event

    By Judy Blume (Fic Blum)

    In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life, when thirty-five years earlier, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling.

     


  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    By M. R. Carey (Fic Care)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

     


  • Finding Jake

    By Bryan Reardon (Fic Rear)

    A heart-wrenching but redemptive story of psychological suspense told from the point of view of the father of the boy who is unaccounted for during a school shooting.

     


  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog

    By Muriel Barbery (Fic Barb)

    Renée Michel, a concierge in an elegant Paris apartment building, deliberately conceals her intelligence until it is uncovered by an unstable but intellectually precocious girl named Paloma Josse, the daughter of an upper-class family living in the upscale Parisian apartment building where Renée works.

     


  • The Book of Unknown Americans

    By Cristina Henríquez (Fic Henr)

    Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter’s difficult recovery, and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy.

     


  • All the Light We Cannot See

    By Anthony Doerr (Fic Doer)

    The paths of a blind French girl and a German boy collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of a World War II.