Now Read This! January 2022: Fiction Recommendations

Our Now Read This! newsletters offer suggestions for your next favorite read, from hidden gems to the latest hot pick. Available in six genres, these newsletters include:

  • a featured book of the month
  • a special event worth checking out
  • a curated selection of newly acquired and upcoming titles
  • booklists for further reading

Whether you prefer popular bestsellers or lesser-known literary fiction, your friendly BPL Reader Services Librarians have recommendations for every reader.

Answer the questions and follow the arrows in the flowchart below to get a reading recommendation from this month's Fiction A–Z newsletter. Sign up for our newsletters here.

Q1: Bookish Types or Concerned Mothers? Bookish Type → Q2: Librarian or Bookseller? Librarian: The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk | Bookseller: The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa | Concerned Mothers → Q3: Son or Daughter? Son: Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding | Daughter: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover.

This Month's Recommendations:

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Who doesn't love a mystery involving rare books and bad librarians?

The Cat Who Saved Books

A young Japanese bookseller sets out to rescue books in peril with the help of a most unusual feline.

Bright Burning Things

A downtrodden single mother shares her inner torment as alcoholism puts her at risk of losing her young son.

Reminders of Him

After being released from prison, a woman tries to reconnect with her young daughter despite having killed the girl's father.