Readers’ Choice: The Top 10 Most Shelved Books in January

January 25 2019

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These are the 10 “most shelved” books on Off the Shelf right now.

Tangerine
by Christine Mangan

The blurb by Joyce Carol Oates on the cover of this book says it all: “As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated on a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock.” Just take my money! This novel about Alice Shipley, an unhappy housewife in Tangier who receives an unexpected visit from her estranged college roommate, lives up to the blurb completely with a plot full of twists, suspense, and dark secrets.

Go mad for these Hitchcockian reads.

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Tangerine
Christine Mangan

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Foe
by Iain Reid

In Iain Reid’s psychological thriller FOE, a couple’s quiet, isolated life is upended when a man in a suit visits them at their secluded home. The strange man informs them that the husband has been randomly selected to participate in the OuterMore program which will take him very far away—and that's only the start of the strange events that unravel this couple's marriage.

Not a fan of sci-fi? We’re sure you’ll love these riveting books.

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Foe
Iain Reid

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Redemption
by Stacey Lannert

REDEMPTION is a memoir by Stacy Lannert, who, after years of abuse by her father, shot and killed him and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. This is the story of Stacy’s life leading up to her sentencing, her time in prison, and her release after her sentence was commuted in 2009.

More fascinating nonfiction books for fans of these novels.

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Redemption
Stacey Lannert

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The Madwoman Upstairs
by Catherine Lowell

After her eccentric father’s death, Samantha Whipple is the presumed heir to a rumored treasure trove of documents passed down from the Brontë family. Samantha doesn’t really believe it exists, but then long-lost objects from the past begin showing up in her life and, with the help of a handsome but inscrutable Oxford professor, she is thrust into a literary mystery.

These divine book and tea pairings are steeped to perfection.

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The Madwoman Upstairs
Catherine Lowell

In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel, the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary treasure hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her father left behind and the Brontës’ own novels.

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Then She Was Gone
by Lisa Jewell

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell, THEN SHE WAS GONE is a twisty, suspenseful novel about the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance and the ways we fail to recognize the truth even when it’s right in front of us. With heightened suspense, layered storytelling, and richly drawn characters, this novel is a must-read.

These suspense, mystery, and thriller novels will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell

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Fingersmith
by Sarah Waters

Orphan Sue Trinder is raised amongst “fingersmiths”—transient petty thieves. When a fingersmith known as Gentleman asks Sue to help him con a wealthy woman out of her inheritance, she never expects to pity her helpless mark, let alone come to care for her. But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Check out the ‘5 Best Books’ we read in 2018.

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Fingersmith
Sarah Waters

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Orphan Sue Trinder is raised amongst “fingersmiths”—transient petty thieves. When a fingersmith known as Gentleman asks Sue to help him con a wealthy woman out of her inheritance, she never expects to pity her helpless mark, let alone come to care for her. But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

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Anatomy of a Scandal
by Sarah Vaughan

How much do you trust your husband? In this enthralling and heart-pounding courtroom drama, Sophie Whitehouse grapples with standing by her successful husband after he is accused of a shocking crime. An utterly absorbing read filled with breathless twists and turns, ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL explores how secrets, power, and vengeance affect women.

These real housewives of literature are not to be messed with.

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Anatomy of a Scandal
Sarah Vaughan

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The Trick
by Emanuel Bergmann

In 1934, a rabbi’s son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame as the Great Zabbatini—but living dangerous times, when he’s discovered to be a Jew his battered trunk becomes his only hope to survive. Seventy years later, a ten year-old boy in Los Angeles named Max finds a scratched up LP of Zabbatini performing, and becomes determined to find him.

Do you want to be entertained?! Check out these circus novels.

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The Trick
Emanuel Bergmann

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The Desert and Its Seed
by Jorge Barón Biza

Based on a true, tragic family story, Jorge Barón Biza’s THE DESERT AND ITS SEED opens with a taxi ride to the hospital: Eligia’s face is disintegrating from acid thrown by her ex-husband while they signed divorce papers. Mario, her son, tries to wipe the acid from Eligia’s face, but his own fingers burn.What follows is a fruitless attempt to reconstruct Eligia’s face―first in Buenos Aires, thereafter in Milan.

You’ll love this international travel list for booklovers.

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The Desert and Its Seed
Jorge Barón Biza

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November 9
by Colleen Hoover

An unforgettable love story between a writer and his muse. Fallon and Ben, an aspiring novelist, meet shortly before Fallon’s scheduled cross-country move. They proceed to reunite every year on the same date, sharing tales of their separate relationships and tribulations. As the years progress, though, Fallon begins to wonder if the life Ben has portrayed to her is actually a lie.

Roswell, New Mexico fans, add these star-crossed love stories to your shelf, today!

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November 9
Colleen Hoover

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