A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea is a community book club and is open to the public.

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Upcoming Selections

  • February: King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
  • MarchThe Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • April: Seven Days in June by Tia Williams
  • May: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Madanna
  • June: The Bandit Queen by Parini Shroff
  • July: Emily Wilde's Encyclopedia of Fairies: Book One by Heather Fawcett
  • August: Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz
  • SeptemberThe Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen
King of Battle and Blood (Adrian X Isolde) By Scarlett St. Clair Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728258416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloom Books - November 30th, 2021

An instant USA Today bestseller! From fan-favorite Scarlett St. Clair, the bestselling author of the Hades & Persephone series, comes a new fantasy filled with danger, darkness, and insatiable romance.

Their union is his revenge.


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The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy #1) By Lev Grossman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780452296299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

Lev Grossman’s new novel THE BRIGHT SWORD will be on sale July 2024

The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY

The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.”


Seven Days in June By Tia Williams Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538719091
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick is "a heady combination of book love and between-the-sheets love.” (Ruth Ware)

“Tia Williams’s book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely love


The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches By Sangu Mandanna Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593439357
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Published: Berkley - August 23rd, 2022

“This is one of my coziest reads of the last year, and I find myself thinking about its enchanted setting all the time.” - Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A warm and uplifting novel about an isolated witch whose opportunity to embrace a quirky new family—and a new love—changes the course of her life.


The Bandit Queens: A Novel By Parini Shroff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593498958
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Ballantine Books - January 3rd, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful—until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands—in this razor-sharp debut.


Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries By Heather Fawcett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593500132
Availability: For availability, email staff@bookmarksnc.org
Published: Del Rey - January 10th, 2023

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north in this “incredibly fun journey through fae lands and dark magic” (NPR), the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.


Midnight Strikes By Zeba Shahnaz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593567555
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Delacorte Press - March 14th, 2023

In this explosive fantasy debut, a provincial girl must work with an infuriatingly handsome prince to escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night over and over.


The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy By Megan Bannen Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316394215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 23rd, 2022

"A uniquely charming mixture of whimsy and the macabre that completely won me over. If you ever wished for an adult romance that felt like Howl's Moving Castle, THIS IS THAT BOOK." —Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

Hart is a marshal, tasked with patrolling the strange and magical wilds of Tanria.