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12 Most Addictive Books of 2022 (So Far)

  • FICTION

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS

    MARCH 29, 2022

FICTION

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS

by Lisa Scottoline

A high-octane thriller whose hero is tossed into one impossible situation after another. Best started early in the morning. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CITY ON FIRE

    APRIL 26, 2022

FICTION

CITY ON FIRE

by Don Winslow

Plenty of pain for the characters, plenty of thrills for the reader. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    ONE STEP TOO FAR

    JAN. 18, 2022

FICTION

ONE STEP TOO FAR

by Lisa Gardner

Terrifying, primal, and very, very tense. Read it with your heart in your throat—but read it. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WHEN YOU ARE MINE

    JAN. 4, 2022

  • FICTION

    THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS

    JAN. 4, 2022

FICTION

THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS

by Jessamine Chan

An enthralling dystopian drama that makes complex points about parenting with depth and feeling. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A NOVEL OBSESSION

    MARCH 15, 2022

FICTION

A NOVEL OBSESSION

by Caitlin Barasch

Propulsive storytelling and an irresistible narrator from a sharp new writer. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    QUEEN OF THE TILES

    APRIL 19, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

QUEEN OF THE TILES

by Hanna Alkaf

An absorbing mystery that explores friendship, grief, mental health, and wordplay. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ALL THAT’S LEFT IN THE WORLD

    MARCH 8, 2022

  • TEEN

    THE AGATHAS

    MAY 3, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE AGATHAS

by Kathleen Glasgow & Liz Lawson

A generous dollop of homage to the grande dame of mystery plus buckets of clues and conundrums to savor. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DEAD END GIRLS

    MAY 10, 2022

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DEAD END GIRLS

by Wendy Heard

A romantic thriller that takes “Be Gay, Do Crime” to heart. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE MANY HALF-LIVED LIVES OF SAM SYLVESTER

    MAY 3, 2022

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