Spring is almost here and full of new life…like a new book, also full of new life.  With the wide variety of genres “blooming” here at San Diego County Library we hope you can find something new to try.  We have provided a few suggestions below to tantalize you!  Happy Spring!



The Silent Oligarch by Chris Morgan Jones

Drawing on his decade of experience at the world’s largest corporate intelligence firm, Jones leads readers down into the unvarnished realities of our time in the grand tradition of John le Carre. In this debut novel, a London intelligence agent pursues a money launderer to expose the dealings of a shadowy Russian oligarch.  In a world where national borders shrink to insignificance in the face of colossal wealth and corporate power, “The Silent Oligarch” offers a new kind of hero to combat a new kind of crime. ( Penguin Press)




Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian

A romance with a vampire twist! 

The climactic novel in Lara Adrian’s “New York Times” bestselling Midnight Breed seriesIn the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery.   Find the whole series, starting with (Delacorte Press)



Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss

From the very first page of this stunning novel, readers are drawn into the lives of eight seemingly ordinary women who pass through Manhattan’s swanky Four Seasons Hotel. While offering sanctuary to some, solace to others, the hotel captures their darkest moments as they grapple with family, sex, power, love, and death.   The women in Strauss’ mesmerizing novel all suffer from an inability to connect with family, with men, and with potential friends.  Described as “New York stories, utterly wrenching with pessimistic undercurrents” and “quite sublime.”   (Harper )



Ali in Wonderland by  Ali Wentworth

Growing up in a family of political journalists–and daughter of President Reagan’s White House social secretary–Ali Wentworth rebelled against her blue-blood upbringing. Today she is an acclaimed comedic actress and writer, former “Oprah” regular, wife of political and media star George Stephanopoulos, and a mother who lets her two girls eat cotton candy before bed. Though she’s settled down, her rebellious nature thrives in her comedy and her view of her crazy world.  (Harper)



Beautiful No-Mow Yards  by Evelyn J. Hadden

It’s almost spring, what better time to re-think your yard!

In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.   (Timber Press)



The Innocent : A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel by Taylor Stevens

Stevens returns with another blockbuster thriller featuring the fearless Vanessa Michael Munroe. Tautly written, brilliantly paced, and with the same evocation of the exotic combined with chilling violence that made “The Informationist” such a success, “The Innocent” confirms Stevens’ reputation as a thriller writer of the first rank.  (Crown Publishing Group)

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