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Springing into New Reads: Exciting Books For 2024

Welcome to our guide to the best new books for Spring 2024! As the flowers begin to bloom and the days grow longer, it’s the perfect time to refresh your reading list with captivating stories and thought-provoking narratives. Whether you’re seeking thrilling adventures, heartwarming tales, or insightful non-fiction, this season’s lineup offers something for every reader. Join us as we explore the latest releases that are sure to inspire, entertain, and enrich your reading journey. From compelling debut novels to highly-anticipated thrillers, let’s dive into the literary treasures awaiting discovery this spring!

Sleeping Giants – Rene Denfeld – 3/26/24

Award-winning author Rene Denfield’s fourth novel follows the story of Amanda Dufresne, a solitary young woman who discovers while investigating her birth mother she had an older brother who died when he was nine-years old. Compelled to learn more, she enlists the help of a retired police officer, and together they discover shocking and heartbreaking truths about a foster home who took her brother in and left him to die.

End of Story – A. J. Finn – 2/20/2024

New York times best-selling author of The Woman in the Windows, A.J. Finn is back with her latest mystery thriller. In it, an expert in detective fiction Nicky Hunter, is invited to the house of a reclusive mystery novelist to help him write his life’s story before he dies. As he tells her his story, she discovers an unsolved mystery involving the disappearance of his first wife and teenage son twenty years earlier. Someone doesn’t like what she finds however, and son the past becomes the present and a new corpse suddenly appears.

The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir – RuPaul – 3/5/2024

Tony and Prime-Time Emmy award winning¬† pop culture icon RuPaul is world known for being an international drag superstar, but like most celebrities he has a story to tell many of us don’t know. In this memoir, he gives readers a “brutally honest, surprisingly poignant and deeply intimate” glance into his life as a Black, poor and queer man growing up in a broken home in San Diego. Discover how he found the power of performance, family and self-acceptance along the way to global fame and being at the forefront of changing how people feel about drag.

The Inheritance – Joanna Goodman – 3/12/2024

Canadian author Joanna Goodman’s latest novel tells the mother-daughter story of two women who must come together to claim the future they deserve. Virginia Bunt not only had an affair with a billionaire, but a secret child as well. When he died unexpectedly without a will however, she and her child were left out in the cold. Thirty years later, changes in the legal system may finally help them get what it rightfully theirs, but in order to do so, she must reconnect with her daughter and try to repair their damaged relationship.

Never Been Better – Leanne Toshiko Simpson – 3/5/2024

Leanne Toshiko Simpson is a mixed-race Yonsei writer who lives with bipolar disorder. For her first novel she pulls from personal experience of being hospitalized to tell the stories of three friends who met in the psych ward, and who are caught in a love triangle. When two of the friends decide to get married, the third arrives at the wedding with plans of telling everyone how she feels. As she tries to decide which is more important, love or recovery, she is forced to look inwards for the right decision.