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For Your Consideration: May 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite May 2019 titles for the May 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due April 1!

LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS by Erika Swyler

Author of June 2015 LibraryReads pick THE BOOK OF SPECULATION
Three starred reviews!
A Library Journal Spring/Summer 2019 Top Pick

“Swyler’s beautiful story, told in eloquent prose, induces shivers of wonder. This meditation on time, loss, and the depth of human connection is both melancholy and astonishing.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Brings to mind the quintessential pioneering writer who used science to explore the human condition, Mary Shelley.”–Booklist, starred review

“Grand in scope and graceful in execution.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake

“This novel sets out to be more than a juicy family saga—it aims to depict the moral evolution of a part of American society. Its convincing characters and muscular narrative succeed on both counts.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Three starred reviews!
Exclusive interview with the author!

“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut…. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The impossible relationship between Alex and Henry is portrayed with quick wit and clever plotting. The drama, which involves political rivals, possible betrayals, and even a meeting with the queen, is both irresistible and delicious. Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston after this extremely promising start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.” —Booklist, starred review

THE NIGHT BEFORE by Wendy Walker

Author of August 2017 LibraryReads pick EMMA IN THE NIGHT
Author of
July 2016 LibraryReads pick ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN

“Walker excels at exploiting multiple timelines and ample misdirection to maximize the suspense of her twist-filled tale. Readers will be eager to see what she comes up with next.”–Publishers Weekly

THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary

“With likable main characters, spot-on dialogue, a fun premise, and plenty of drama, there’s a lot to like in this sweet story. A warm, enchanting love story perfect for fans of classic rom-coms.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SUNSET BEACH by Mary Kay Andrews

“Down-on-her-luck Drue Campbell is left with only her mother’s tumbledown bungalow, a disgrace in a getting-noticed beach town. Then her father reappears to offer her a job at his law firm, and she gets caught up in a cold-case murder.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE EARL NEXT DOOR by Amelia Grey

The first in a new series about independent young widows who are taking London by storm from bestseller Amelia Grey! After the death of her husband on the ship Salty Dove, Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, realizes she is free of an unloving, disrespectful man. She has no need, nor desire, to marry again. With the help of two widowed friends, Adeline starts a school for disadvantaged girls and rebuilds her life. Adeline is happy…until she meets the dashing future Earl of Marksworth.

SMITTEN BY THE BRIT by Melonie Johnson

“Bonnie and Theo are kind, smart, and oh-so-deserving of each other. Their love is sure to melt hearts; the chemistry is titillating; fun literary references add to the charm; and well-drawn secondary characters create additional depth and humor. Readers will be entirely smitten.”–Booklist, starred review

DARK SITE: A Sam Dryden Novel by Patrick Lee

“Bestseller Lee’s riveting third Sam Dryden novel reads like an amped-up version of TV’s Stranger Things…. This is a compulsive, nail-biting, stay-up-all-night thriller.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE UNPASSING by Chia-Chia Lin

A Library Journal Winter/Spring 2019 Best Debut!

“Lin’s majestic writing immerses the reader in the bodily experience of her characters, who writhe, paw, dig, salivate, and draw readers into their world.”–Booklist, starred review

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