Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Cormoran Strike is coming off the heels of solving perhaps his biggest case yet when a man, Billy, accosts him in his office. While Strike is unsettled by his unbalanced demeanor, he’s also intrigued by Billy’s childhood recollection: the murder and burial of a kid. But his want to investigate is put on the back-burner after he’s approached by Minister for Culture Jasper Chiswell who’s embroiled in a blackmail scandal. Yet as Strike and his partner, Robin, begin a covert operation that takes them from the alleys of London to the House of Commons itself, they soon discover that both cases might have a deadly connection.

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Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin is back on the case—only this time she’s investigating industrial espionage. For once, it appears that she’ll get to forgo the gruesome in favor of white collar crime at a local factory. However, it’s not long before a body turns up and all evidence points to a freak accident involving a mad donkey. But Agatha knows better, and she’ll stop at nothing to clear the donkey’s name and catch the real killer.

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Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper

The Westboro Baptist Church has been a staple of Topeka, Kansas—and the American religious landscape—for decades. The inflammatory rhetoric of its congregants, who spread condemnation and cheer on tragedy, has brought them both worldwide fame and notoriety. Megan Phelps-Roper, as a granddaughter of the church’s founder, grew up with this as her backdrop, where protesting homosexuality and soldiers’ funerals with vulgar signage were regular occurrences. With an upbringing steeped in extremism, Phelps-Roper evolved not only to accept these views, but to offer full-throated support as she disseminated hateful rhetoric as a digital content manager for the church. And then Twitter changed everything.

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Commander in Cheat by Rick Reilly

During the first year of his presidency, Trump paid visits to his golf courses nearly 100 times. And while it’s hard to verify exactly how many rounds he’s officially played—considering the White House tends to blur the answer—it’s safe to assume that anyone who owns or manages sixteen courses has probably played more than a few times. But what does an affinity for greens, putts, and birdies reveal about the man who occupies the Oval Office?

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Home Alone on Hope Island by Portia MacIntosh

After being dumped by her boyfriend and being demoted at work, Lexi is looking forward to her first Christmas with family in ages. However, after arriving on her parents’ doorstep, she discovers she probably should have let them in on her plans—they’ve hopped off to a holiday in France! Faced with the prospect of Christmas alone, she chooses to stay in her parents’ cozier—though no less empty—home. But as she struggles to not let anyone know about her woeful holiday plans, one little lie snowballs into a party that’ll either be brilliant or a total disaster.

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A Warning by Anonymous

In September 2018, an anonymous member of the Trump administration authored an op-ed for the New York Times decrying the president’s actions while also suggesting there was a cabal of officials serving as a barrier against his most irrational choices. Now one year later, this same author has come forward with more of the same: this time, a book-length eyewitness assessment of the tumultuous backstage drama that’s unfolded in the highest political office in the United States.

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Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

Esme has long had aspirations of writing her own cookbook, but she’s content working as a food technologist for a television program—that is until the ghastly host gets her fired. And after her boyfriend breaks up with her on the same day, she trades in the glitz of London for her quiet hometown of Sandchester. With the bit of money she has left, she rents a rundown cottage with the hope of carving out a new path and finally achieving her culinary dream. But after an old school crush drops back into her life, Esme soon realizes she just might want to share her dream with someone else.

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