In this month’s roundup of the best-reviewed BookLife titles, we highlight a paranormal romance, a hoppy history, and a spiritual guide.

Nine Years of Silver


Synopsis: Foye reunites former lovers amid the search for a killer.

PW’s Takeaway: A complex, ethereal love story.

Comparable Title: Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People

Hops and History


Synopsis: Dent shares the stories behind a host of craft beer names.

PW’s Takeaway: An endearing encyclopedic survey.

Comparable Title: William Bostwick’s The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer

Rooted (In)


Synopsis: Carson’s debut offers an accessible guide to prayer and spiritual self-care.

PW’s Takeaway: Carson skillfully blends pastoral wisdom, scripture, and prayer.

Comparable Title: John Eldredge’s Knowing the Heart of God