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For Your Consideration: January 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December 2018 AND January 2019 titles for the January 2019 LibraryReads list!

*Votes due December 1! Click here for the full list of 2019 deadlines.

AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Also available in audio
Three starred reviews! The next novel of psychological suspense from the LibraryReads authors of the blockbuster bestseller THE WIFE BETWEEN US! “Another spooky tale of psychological seduction… The juxtaposed points of view, with reactions of each protagonist to the other, keep the reader guessing until the end. A great follow-up to THE WIFE BETWEEN US.”—Booklist, starred review

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OF BLOOD AND BONE: Chronicles of The One, Book 2 by Nora Roberts
On her thirteenth birthday, Fallon Swift must leave her family and train with sorcerer Mallick to become The One. “With book two in her The One trilogy, following YEAR ONE, Roberts successfully marshals her flair for crafting compelling characters and her skill at imaginative world building, on both a micro domestic scale and a macro dystopian global scale, to create a spellbinding story that will definitely delight her longtime fans as well as pique the interest of fantasy readers, who will want to see what she brings to their genre’s literary table as she continues this exciting and relevant series.” — Booklist

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THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch
Also available in audio
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot catalyzed the creation of the CIA and FBI. “In brisk, tense chapters, Meltzer and documentary TV producer Mensch relate a tale of spies and treason, conspiracy and counterintelligence at the start of the colonists’ war against Britain. A lively political thriller.” — Kirkus Reviews

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “First Conspiracy.”*

WOMEN ROWING NORTH: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher
Two starred reviews and a Library Journal Fall 2018 Editors’ Pick! From the New York Times bestselling author of REVIVING OPHELIA, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age. “While a must-read for its target audience of women moving into old age, Pipher’s engaging book is an ought-to-read for their daughters and sons as well, as it sets forth the universal message that ‘happiness is a choice and a set of skills.’” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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OUT OF THE DARK by Gregg Hurwitz
The next in the international bestselling Orphan X series, Evan Smoak takes on his most impossible target—while facing his deadliest opponent. “Evan Smoak roars back with a vengeance in the fourth Orphan X thriller….as tightly plotted, efficiently written, and, yes, as curiously plausible as its predecessors. If Jack Reacher fans haven’t checked out Smoak yet, they’re missing a sure bet.” — Booklist

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Out of the Dark.”*

HEARTS OF THE MISSING by Carol Potenza
Winner of the 2017 Tony Hillerman Prize and one of Library Journal’s Best Fall 2018 Debuts with two starred reviews! “Potenza’s outstanding debut and series launch is sure to please fans of mysteries that respectfully depict Native American culture and beliefs…Nicky, a strong, nuanced lead, inhabits a world populated by well-developed supporting characters. Another plus is Potenza’s vivid portrayal of the desert landscape. Readers will look forward to seeing a lot more of Nicky and her friends.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This action-packed mystery, which vividly evokes the beauty of the New Mexico landscape and its indigenous peoples, will attract fans of the Hillermans (Tony and Anne), leaving readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE WIDOWS by Jess Montgomery
Also available in audio
One of Library Journal’s Best Winter 2019 Debuts! After Sheriff Daniel Ross is killed, coal miner’s widow Marvena Whitcomb shows up with her own troubles at his widow’s door. “A simultaneous examination of women’s rights, coal mining, Prohibition, and Appalachian life make this is a fantastic choice for historical fiction fans.” — Library Journal

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THE NOWHERE CHILD by Christian White
One of Library Journal’s Best Winter 2019 Debuts!Winner of Australia’s 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, this debut delivers a shocker to Melbourne art teacher Kimberly Leamy, who’s told by a visiting American accountant that she may be Sammy Went, abducted at age two from her family in Manson, KY. Kimberly thinks it’s preposterous, but a little investigating introduces some big doubts.”Library Journal, pre-pub alert

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Nowhere Child.”*

GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
Award-winning British author Moss offers a fourth novel that really intrigues me. For two weeks, Silvie and her family are following her father’s passion by participating in an Iron Age reenactment in northern England, foraging for food and using rudimentary tools. Just as Silvie is realizing that life could be broader (she could go to university, for instance), the group builds the perfect replica of a ghost wall to halt invaders, and the uglier aspects of ancient life start surfacing.” Library Journal, pre-pub alert

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Ghost Wall.”*

RECEPTOR by Alan Glynn
The long-awaited sequel to Alan Glynn’s debut novel—the cult classic that became the basis for the Limitless franchiseRECEPTOR is an irresistible thriller about the seductive power, and dangers, of unlocking the human mind.

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AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE by JoAnn Chaney
2 starred reviews! What happens when you’re done making your marriage work? Men kill their wives, women kill their husbands…but sooner or later, no matter how careful you think you’ve been, you’ll get caught. “Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a shockingly firm grasp on the barbs and ennui of long-term marriage….A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: ‘If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.’ … Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit—and a zinger of a coda.Booklist, starred review

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “As Long as we Both Shall Live.”*

THE PERFECT LIAR by Thomas Christopher Greene
A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other, for fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins.

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