New books are back! In November 2021, we received twenty-four new books - our first Friends Express order in eighteen months! The Friends Express Book Committee is meeting monthly again to purchase new titles for the Del Mar Library. Sign up for emails to get updates on the latest arrivals.

New Adult Books November 2021 



Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarity 

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Billy Summers by Stephen King

The Bookseller’s Secret by ​Michelle Gable

Breathe by Joyce Carol Oates

The Cellist by Daniel Silva

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

The Heron’s Cry by Ann Cleeves

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Matrix by Lauren Groff

The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins



Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage by Eleanor Henderson

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan 

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe     

Stories from Sea Level by Ed Vodrazka  









New Children's Books November 2021 



Out of my Heart by Sharon Draper

The Bad Guys in They're Bee-hind You! by Aaron Blabey

Spy School at Sea by Stuart Gibbs

The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy and the Snobs by ​Ann M. Martin

Narwhal's School of Awesomeness by Ben Clanton

Big Nate: Aloha! by Lincoln Peirce

Room to Dream by Kelly Yang

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot  by Jeff Kinney



How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye? by Jane Yolen

Opposites Abstract by Mo Willems

Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through!  by Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford

Rubylicious by Victoria Kann

The Smart Cookie by Jory John and Pete Oswald   

Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination by Kimberly and James Dean

PAW Patrol: The Movie: Big Golden Book by Mary Man-Kong and Emi Ordás   

Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

March  2020 



Apeirogon by Colum McCann 

The Dark Corners of the Night by Meg Gardiner

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

The Girl with the Louding Voice by ​Abi Daré

Long Range by C.J. Box

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Saint X  by Alexis Schaitkin

Trace Elements by Donna Leon

Weather by Jenny Offill




Arguing with Zombies by Paul Krugman

Dark towers : Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an epic trail of destruction by David Enrich

The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant

You Never Forget Your First: a biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe

Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis by Ada Calhoun                                                                             

February  2020 



The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Crooked River by Douglas Preston

A Divided Loyalty by CharlesTodd

Golden in Death by J.D. Robb

House on Fire by Joseph Finder

Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict

Little Gods by Meng Jin

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende


A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

A Very Stable Genius by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein

January  2020 



The Accomplice by Joseph Kanon

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins 

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston

Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Treason by Stuart Woods

The Vanishing by Jayne Anne Krentz
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner


The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner 

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

Martha Stewart's Organizing by Martha Stewart

November/December  2019



The 19th Christmas by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré

All This Could be Yours by Jami Attenberg

The Andromeda Evolution by Daniel H. Wilson and Michael Crichton

Blue Moon by Lee Child

A Cruel Deception by Charles Todd

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Guardians by John Grisham

A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci 

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber 

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

The Siberian Dilemma by Martin Cruz Smith

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

To the Land of Long Lost Friends by Alexander McCall Smith


Blowout by Rachel Maddow

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Juli Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Me by Elton John

October 2019



Bloody Genius by John Sandford

Cold Storage by David Koepp

A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman 

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay

The Institute  by Stephen King

Land of Wolves by Craig Johnson

Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Titanic Secret by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman



The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power

September 2019


Beloved by Toni Morrison

Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk 

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox

The Last Good Guy by T. Jefferson Parker

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

Outfox by Sandra Brown

The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney 

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory


How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Perfect Predator by Steffanie Strathdee and

Thomas Patterson

Range by David Epstein

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom