Stay Awake – Megan Goldin

Gripping suspense ala Memento – Every time Liv wakes up, she has no memory after answering her phone two years ago.

Read Alike: Memento, The Silent Patient, Invisible Girl
Reviewed by: Barb

This book is:

  • Mystery / Thriller / Horror

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels – India Holton

This book is absolutely delightful, it is witty, charming with a whole society of spunky heroines and yes they fly around England in magical flying houses. A wonderful combination of historical fantasy, humor and romance, with a dash of gentile piracy, a spy or two and full of Austen references this book is a wonderfully unique adventure.

Read Alike: Soulless by Gail Carriger, Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • Romance
  • About Books or Reading

Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy

Not for the faint of heart, McCarthy’s magnum opus retells the true story of the Glanton Gang and in doing so becomes a biblical masterpiece.

Read Alike: Westerns, Dark, Great Villains
Reviewed by: Konner

This book is:

  • Westerns, Dark
  • Great Villains

Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

A book unlike anything I’ve ever read. A surreal, dreamy novel where the setting is just as much a character as any other – with equal parts thriller, magic, and a sprinkling of sci-fi. Highly recommend!

Read Alike: Never Let Me Go, The City of Brass, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Reviewed by: Cole

This book is:

  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Thriller / Horror

Daisy Jones & the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

Might be fiction but feels so real!! This book is inspired by the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac. With original lyrics and incredible illustrations of the vocals, it feels like this is a band you have known and loved already.

Read Alike: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reviewed by: Halle

This book is:

  • Fiction
  • Fast-paced
  • Light or fun

Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Tyler Jones, star of Aurora Academy, was supposed to get first pick of the best recruits for his team, but he was late. He was late because he was rescuing a girl off a derelict spaceship where she has been stuck in cryo-sleep for two centuries. No, things are not going Tyler’s way and this is just the beginning, since Aurora, the girl he rescued, seems to by wanted by some very powerful galactic authorities and they are not to fussy about eliminating witnesses. So now they are on the run with seemingly the last team you would want. This team of misfits is going to have to try and save the galaxy, assuming they can survive and not kill each other in the meantime.
I loved just about everything about this book, the characters are great, there is some really witty humor and the adventure is fun and fast paced. This book is a must read for any sci-fi fans, especially if you like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it is one of the best I have ever read.

Read Alike: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Murdebot Diaries, Firefly
Reviewed by: Robin

This book is:

  • Young Adult
  • A Diverse Pick (with a diverse author and or characters)

The Golden Enclaves – Naomi Novik

3rd and (I believe) final book in the Scholomance series. This is one of those “fate of the heroine comes true” stories, but it takes 3 books and a lot of great storyline to get there. Novik takes no shortcuts to wrap up the story of El (don’t you dare use her given name of Galadriel!) Novik’s scholomance world is so detailed, I could read the whole series again and again. Due to a couple of pretty intense scenes, you’ll find this series in Sci-Fi, even though it teeters right on the edge of Young Adult.

Read Alike: Legendborn, Harry Potter, Witches Steeped in Gold,
Reviewed by: Barb

This book is:

  • Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Young Adult Sci-Fi?

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

This book is an incredibly eye opening story. It’s a great read if you’re looking for a new or different perspective on life. The slow start is made up for after the first few pages. I couldn’t put this book down.

Read Alike: Tuesdays with Morrie, Sophie’s World, Siddhartha
Reviewed by: Emma

This book is:

  • Fiction
  • A Good Cozy Read
  • Philosophy
  • A Retelling (fairytales, classic literature etc.)