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"In this follow-up to Delilah Green Doesn't Care, Astrid is determined to bounce back from a breakup by going on a TV building reno show. When sparks fly with the show's carpenter, Astrid is thrown, having never before considered herself queer. With a little guidance from Delilah, she follows her instincts. This is a sweet/spicy romance for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexis Hall."
Amanda Chapman, Davisville Free Library, North Kingstown, RI
NoveList read-alike: Chef's Kiss by T.J. Alexander
The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson"Maggie takes a temp position at a friend's bookstore and gets more than she bargained for when she discovers the entire town seems to revolve around the legacy of author Edward Bell. Before she knows it, she's selling books from a secret stash, planning author events, and finding love. A fun read for fans of Abbi Waxman and Emily Henry."
Jaime Bink, Harford County Public Library, Whiteford, MD
NoveList read-alike: The Book Haters' Book Club by Gretchen Anthony
The Cloisters: A Novel by Katy Hays"Ann lands an internship at the Met's Cloisters museum, where she works on an exhibit about tarot cards during the Renaissance. After Ann makes a surprising discovery, she sets in motion a series of sinister twists and turns. This great debut set in the atmospheric world of dark academia is perfect for those who loved The Ninth House and Discovery of Witches."
Shari Suarez, Genesee District Library, Genesee, MI
NoveList read-alike: Consensual Hex by Amanda Harlowe
Kiss Her Once for Me: A Novel by Alison Cochrun"Financially struggling Ellie agrees to get fake-engaged for cash to help get back on her feet. But when she visits her fiancé's family for the holidays, she finds that his sister is the person Ellie fell for a year before. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find the queer holiday rom-com you've always wanted. For fans of You Had Me at Hola, Take a Hint, Dani Brown and Written in the Stars."
Andrea Tucci, Glencoe Public Library, Glencoe, IL
NoveList read-alike: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree"Weary of her boisterous warrior lifestyle, an orc hangs up her sword and pairs with a succubus to open up a coffee shop in a quirky medieval town. This light, slice-of-life speculative tale is sure to appeal to fans of cozy fantasies like A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking and The House in the Cerulean Sea."
Heidi Schaub, Multnomah County Public Library, Portland, OR
NoveList read-alike: Questland by Carrie Vaughn
Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel by Kevin Wilson"It's the summer of 1996 in the small town of Coalfield, Tennessee. Awkward teenagers Frankie and Zeke just want to make art, but lose control over their creation. This coming-of-age novel is uniquely compelling about how art can be appropriated by others and morph into legend."
Jill Minor, Washington County Public Library, Abingdon, VA
NoveList read-alike: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
A Restless Truth by Freya Marske"This second installment of The Last Binding trilogy focuses on a magical locked-room mystery aboard an early 1900s ocean liner. Full of thrills, steamy romance, and clever humor, this delightful queer historical fantasy will appeal to fans of Naomi Novik and C.L. Polk."
Jessica Trotter, Capital District Libraries, Lansing, MI
NoveList read-alike: Spellbreaker series by Charlie N. Holmberg
The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch"Frankie and Ezra run into each other at a friend's wedding, revisiting the highs and lows of their college romance, and discover a lot about themselves and each other along the way. With the 1999 college campus setting, this is a nostalgic and heartfelt journey to a bygone era.
For fans of Just Another Love Song or The Half of It."
Alicia Ahlvers, Henrico County Public Library, Henrico, VA
NoveList read-alike: The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary
Someday, Maybe: A Novel by Onyi Nwabineli"The story of a woman widowed by the suicide of her husband, who was a photographer. The story walks through her grief process and what others outside of her grief must see. A poignant story, while peppered with occasional humor, is still a tough read. For readers of You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty."
Theresa Coleman, Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis, IN
NoveList read-alike: And This Is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda
Two Wrongs Make a Right by Chloe Liese"Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing gets a modern update as Jamie and Bea, who have nothing in common, discover they have been tricked into going on a date. They decide to put on the performance...but will it end in true love? This is a dual perspective, slow burn rom-com full of wit and chemistry. Recommended for fans of Sarah Adams and Alina Jacobs."
Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO
NoveList read-alike: Ben and Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra
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