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Spring Reading Guide 2022

Our Spring Reading Guide is filled with staff recommendations for 32 brand new titles—from novels to mysteries, essays to memoirs—that we think you will love. Click on each cover to read our staff recommendation. And don't miss our Spring Reading Challenge: Read any two of the eight books we've selected from our guide, and we'll make a donation on your behalf to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, which fights the banning and censorship of books across the country.

Read all about our Spring Reading Challenge here.

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When We Were Birds: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385547260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - March 15th, 2022

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Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250811783
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

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The Swimmers: A novel Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593321331
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Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

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Groundskeeping: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320501
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Published: Knopf - March 1st, 2022

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Scattered All Over the Earth Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811229289
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Published: New Directions - March 1st, 2022

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One Italian Summer: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982166793
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Published: Atria Books - March 1st, 2022

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Probably Ruby: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593448670
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Published: Hogarth - April 12th, 2022

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Booth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593331439
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 8th, 2022

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A Ballad of Love and Glory: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982165260
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Published: Atria Books - March 15th, 2022

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Sea of Tranquility: A novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
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Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

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The Candy House: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
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Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

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City of Incurable Women Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658863
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 22nd, 2022

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The Promise: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781609457440
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

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My Volcano Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781953387165
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 22nd, 2022

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True Biz: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593241509
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Published: Random House - April 5th, 2022

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The Wedding Crasher: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062909893
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Published: Avon - April 5th, 2022

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The Verifiers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313794
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Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 2022

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The Long Weekend: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063074323
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Published: William Morrow - March 29th, 2022

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The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250820129
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Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

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The Kaiju Preservation Society Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765389121
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Published: Tor Books - March 15th, 2022

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Tripping Arcadia: A Gothic Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593185209
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Published: Dutton - February 22nd, 2022

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Braking Day Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780756418229
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Published: DAW - April 5th, 2022

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My Wandering Warrior Existence Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781648278822
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Published: Seven Seas - March 15th, 2022

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Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781640094147
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Published: Counterpoint - March 8th, 2022

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Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982150839
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Published: Atria Books - April 5th, 2022

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White Magic Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781953534019
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Published: Tin House Books - March 15th, 2022

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Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780735223943
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Published: Penguin Press - March 22nd, 2022

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Easy Beauty: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151997
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2022

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In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781609457372
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

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Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451499783
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2022

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Black Lion: Teachings from the Wilderness Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781776191482
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Published: Jonathan Ball Publishers - March 8th, 2022

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The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316279291
Availability: Backordered
Published: Voracious - March 8th, 2022