Now Read This! July 2021: 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: Perilous Locales or Ocean Views? Perilous Locales —> Q2: In the Air or in the Woods? In the Air: Falling by T.J. Newman | In the Woods: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig | Ocean Views —> Q3: In the Afterlife or with Friends? | In the Afterlife: Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand | With Friends: Rock the Boat by Beck Dorey-Stein

This Month's Recommendations:


A packed plane 30,000 feet in the air. A pilot in a life or death race against time.

The Book of Accidents

A family that's banished itself to the woods of rural Pennsylvania finds more than they bargained for...

Golden Girl

From the green room of the afterlife, a newly dead Nantucket novelist watches life unfold without her.

Rock the Boat

Three old friends return to their seaside hometown amid upheaval in their personal lives.