"Hot List"


 

1. Wildcard by Marie Lu

Teenage hacker Emika Chen embarks on a mission to unravel a sinister plot and is forced to join forces with a shadowy organization known as the Blackcoats.

2.  Broken Beautiful Hears by Kami Garcia

Escaping to a small southern town when an injury that nobody believes was caused by her ex puts her athletic future at risk, Peyton resists her attraction to a local MMA fighter before her old and new lives collide, forcing her to confront difficult truths.

3.  An American Marriage by Taryari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

4. Adele: The Biography by Chas Newkey-Burden

The incredible story behind Grammy-winner Adele's rise to fame, tracing her humble childhood in London to the success of her first two albums.

5.  Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties.

6. Aaron Judge : the incredible story of the New York Yankees' home run-hitting phenom by David Fischer

Homering in his first major league at-bat, the 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds Aaron Judge emerged as the biggest story in baseball in 2017. A three-sport athlete in high school and a Division I ballplayer at Fresno State, the Californian was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round in 2013 and made it to the majors by August 2016. 

7.  Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

8. The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth

Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.

9. The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted and sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts, once good friends, begrudgingly travel to Spain together for a summer vacation where they uncover a secret their families kept hidden from them their entire lives.

10. A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Esther Solar is determined to break a curse that has doomed her entire family to debilitating phobias, only to encounter a new fear she hadn't counted on: falling in love.

11. Survivors Club by Michael Bornstein

The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein--who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz--and of his family.

12. I am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls - beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard - has disappeared. A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she's not the only one who can't forget.

13. Strange Weather by Joe Hill

A collection of four horror novellas: 'Snapshot,' about a criminal who can erase memories, 'Aloft,' about a man stuck on a solid cloud, 'Rain,' about when it starts raining nails, and'Loaded,' about a security guard who starts to lose his mind.

14. The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely

Hendrix and Corrina bust Hendrix's grandfather out of assisted living, and leave LA for New York in pursuit of freedom, truth, and love.

15. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Parvana, whose father was arrested by the Taliban, and whose family lives in one room of a bombed-out apartment building, must disguise herself as a boy to work and support her family.

16. Americanized : Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Learning as a teenager that her Iranian family is undocumented, 13-year-old, straight-A student Sara Saedi juggles the challenges of trying to obtain a green card with the stressful realities of being an everyday American teen.

17. American Panda by Gloria Chao

A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths-that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor., she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.

18. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri, a young con artist in eighteenth century Cairo, discovers that she is the last descendant of a powerful family of djinn healers. With the help of an outcast immortal warrior and a rebellious prince, she must claim her magical birthright in order to prevent a war that threatens to destroy the entire djinn kingdom.

19. One for Paris by Jojo Moyes 

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away--to anywhere--before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone--including herself--wrong. 

20. The Children of Willesden Lane : A True Story of Hope and Survival During World War II by Mona Golabek 

Jewish musical prodigy Lisa Jura has a wonderful life in Vienna. But when the Nazis start closing in on the city, life changes irreversibly. Although he has three daughters, Lisa's father is able to secure only one berth on the Kindertransport. The family decides to send Lisa to London so that she may pursue her dreams of a career as a concert pianist. Separated from her beloved family, Lisa bravely endures the trip and a disastrous posting outside London before finding her way to the Willesden Lane Orphanage.