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For Your Consideration: January 2018 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite December 2017 AND January 2018 titles for the January 2018 LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due November 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines.

YEAR ONE: Chronicles of the One by Nora Roberts
A December 2017 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! In the stunning beginning to an epic hardcover trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves an enthralling saga of suspense, survival, and the journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives. “Roberts’ new direction is electric and ground-breaking. A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts’ legions of fans.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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

DARK IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
During a screening of Psycho in midtown, someone sunk an ice pick into the back of Chanel Rylan’s neck, then disappeared quietly into the crowds in Times Square. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a homicide that seems carefully planned and yet oddly personal, she receives a tip from an unexpected source: an author of police thrillers who recognizes the crime—from the pages of her own book. “Robb expertly ratchets up the suspense as the endgame approaches in this deadly chess match between Eve and her cunning opponent.” — Publishers Weekly

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

BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY by Seanan McGuire
The third contemporary fantasy in the Wayward Children series, following LibraryReads picks EVERY HEART A DOORWAY and DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES! When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived.

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HELLBENT by Gregg Hurwitz
Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Evan Smoak’s handler, Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protégé and recruit for the Orphan Program. “The story moves as fast as a bullet train, and we’ve never seen Evan Smoak as emotionally exposed as he is here. Do not miss this one.” — Booklist, starred review

To request an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “Hellbent.”*

THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Two starred reviews and big movie news for this novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. “Readers who were enthralled by B.A. Paris’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL will love the skewed psychology and shifting perspectives of this domestic thriller.” — Library Journal, starred review

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Happy #BookBday (6/6/17 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday, especially when they’re great summer reads!

THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder
One of Entertainment Weekly‘s Summer’s Must-Read Books and PW‘s Best Books of Summer 2017 with two starred reviews! A bitingly funny, hugely entertaining novel in which a fractured family from the Chicago suburbs must gather in London for their eldest daughter’s marriage to an upper-crust Englishman. “Ginder takes family dysfunction to its hysterical limit in this joyously ribald, sharply cynical, and impossible-to-put-down examination of love and loyalty.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey
One of Buzzfeed’s “Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Summer” with two starred reviews!Startling and stunning and compulsively strange, Lacey’s sophomore novel is a haunting investigation into the nature of love. With otherworldly precision and subtle wit, Lacey creates a gently surreal dreamscape that’s both intoxicating and profound. A singular novel; as unexpected as it is rich.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

GRIEF COTTAGE by Gail Godwin
One of Buzzfeed’s “Thrillers You Will Devour This Summer” with two starred reviews! The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, a tragic accident, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from bestselling National Book Award finalist Godwin. “With intriguingly eccentric supporting characters and a dramatic setting, Godwin’s riveting and wise story of the slow coalescence of trust and love between a stoic artist and a grieving boy, and of nature’s glory and indifference, subtly and insightfully explores different forms of haunting and vulnerability, strength and survival. Word will spread quickly about Godwin’s tender and spellbinding supernatural novel.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (7/28/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to three new releases great for book clubs:

THE NIGHT STAGES by Jane Urquhart
A female pilot recalls her affair with a man obsessed with the disappearance of his brother in this elegiac novel of intersecting memories and the sorrows of fractured families. “Highly satisfying on many levels, this novel will have book clubs basking in its big symbols and abuzz over Tamara’s final decision.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE OTHER DAUGHTER by Lauren Willig
In 1920s Europe, a young woman discovers that her supposedly dead father is still alive and living in London with his new socially prominent family, whose happiness she sets out to destroy. “Vibrant and thrilling, Willig’s third stand-alone should garner an audience beyond fans of the Pink Carnation series.” — Booklist

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME by Beth Harbison
Reader favorite Harbison infuses the story with wit and heart even though the premise of trading places in time is well trod. High-school high jinks and the search for meaningful love make this novel both lighthearted and poignant.” — Booklist

Happy #BookBday (6/3/14 Edition)

It's a sunny summer day, perfect for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when her latest bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “A deft mixture of romance and humor in a story featuring a likable protagonist and cute critters: It’s a date Andrews fans won’t want to miss.” — Kirkus Reviews

THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig
New York Times bestseller Willig takes readers on a journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman's search for the truth about her past—and herself. “A well-rounded group of characters, clearly connected ties between alternating time periods, and a jaw-dropping conclusion make for one engaging story. Fans will appreciate the author's nod to her 'Pink Carnation' series, but this title can be read alone. A winning suggestion for any age, this satisfying novel could also be a strong book discussion selection.” Library Journal, starred review

SYLVIA, QUEEN OF THE HEADHUNTERS by Philip Eade
British journalist Eade debuts with a well-written biography of Sylvia Brett Brooke (1885-1971), a tale that doubles as a history of the last days of the Raj. Sylvia’s husband, Vyner Brooke, became the third White Rajah of Sarawak in 1917, and she dubbed herself 'queen of the headhunters' in her fanciful memoirs. Vivid portraits of some fairly crazy Brits and a way of life that deserved to be doomed.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT by Heather O'Neill
An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of LULLABIES FOR LITTLE CRIMINALS. “O’Neill has written a marvelously intriguing novel of a family in dissolution, each member of which is richly and memorably characterized. The book is beautifully written, particularly rich in simile and metaphor ('The pink clouds in the sky were delicates soaking in the sink'; 'The notes from the piano were like raindrops falling on the lake'). Compulsively readable, THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT is a delight for any night.” — Booklist, starred review  

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For Your Consideration: June LibraryReads titles

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Since the weather is getting warmer, why not take your reading al fresco? We recommend these June 2014 titles to get you in a summer state of mind. Just don't forget to nominate your favorite books by May 1!

THAT NIGHT by Chevy Stevens
A woman who was wrongly convicted of her sister's murder and served time in prison must risk everything to find out the truth and clear her name. “Stevens has crafted yet another suspenseful thriller with this tale of heartbreak, the cruelties of fate, and redemption... A compelling, exceptional read.” — Library Journal, starred review

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A DARK AND TWISTED TIDE by Sharon Bolton
In the latest Lacey Flint mystery, the detective—now part of the marine police—finds a shrouded body in the river. And that's just the first one... “Bolton, who previously published using her initials rather than her first name, turns out dependably well-plotted, well-written crime novels that have actually made me miss my subway stop. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.” — Library Journal, Spring 2014 Editors' Picks

NetGalley LogoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "Dark and Twisted Tide."

SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
Cara Kryzik is on the verge of becoming the go-to wedding florist in Savannah, even though she doesn't believe in love. But when the bride spirals into a crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she believes in. “Bestseller Andrews is at the top of her game, delivering a smart, funny perfect-for-summer read with a hopeful heart.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review on LADIES NIGHT

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THAT SUMMER
by Lauren Willig
From modern-day England to the early days of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, New York Times bestseller Willig takes readers on a journey through a mysterious old house, a hidden love affair, and one woman's search for the truth about her past—and herself.

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THE GLASS KITCHEN
by Linda Francis Lee
Three sisters move from Texas to New York City to open a restaurant in this novel about food, family, and finding true love from the author of EMILY AND EINSTEIN.

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BRUTAL YOUTH
by Anthony Breznican
Three freshmen must join forces to survive at a troubled, working-class Catholic high school with a student body full of bullies and zealots, and a faculty that's even worse in this coming-of-age story that's Fight Club meets The Breakfast Club

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THE ROMANOV SISTERS: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
by Helen Rappaport  
Historian Helen Rappaport brings the four Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov, to life in their own words, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, to illuminate the opulence of their doomed world and their courage as they faced a terrible end.

NetGalley logoAvailable on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject "Romanov Sisters."

For more June LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!

Whatcha Readin’ This Month?

Edelweiss logoEach month we receive reports about which of our titles are being downloaded on Edelweiss. Naturally, we're curious to see what you've been reading and we thought you might be interested, too!
Here are the top e-galley downloads for March 2014:

1) LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
2) TAKEN by Lora Leigh
3) THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
4) SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones
5) LILA by Marilynne Robinson
6) THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig

Keep reading and remember to nominate the books you love for LibraryReads

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Monday Fun Day! (4/8/2013 Edition)

Happy day, librarians! The weather has taken a turn for the sunny here in NYC and we hope it's doing the same in your neighborhood.

- TxLA 2013 is fast approaching! Don't forget to take a look at our full conference schedule under Conference Info above.

- Two great sunny day reads, THE BAKER STREET TRANSLATION and THE PINK HOTEL, are on Los Angeles Magazine's April Reading List.

- Lauren Willig, author of THE ASHFORD AFFAIR, wrote an article for HeroesandHeartbreakers.com on the art of putting the right characters together at the wrong time in their lives to maximize romantic tension. Read 'Author Lauren Willig on Romantic Timing' now! And get whitelisted to download a copy of the e-galley from Edelweiss:

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- In pretty things news, Hollie Chastain made some gorgeous book art featured on the Picador Book Room tumblr and Flavorwire. We ♥ it!

Hollie Chastain book art

- And finally, a complicated flow chart answering an age-old question:

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Monday Fun Day! (4/1/2013 Edition)

Happy April, librarians!

- First of all, we're excited to see THE ASHFORD AFFAIR on the April Indie Next List!

"With this standalone, new readers will have the opportunity to enjoy Willig's talent for balancing multiple, connected storylines without the added pressure of a long-standing series." -Library Journal (starred review)

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- Second, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I want you to read ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS. I'm making a lot of noise about this YA debut (see the most recent Uncharted Pages) because it's a very special story. Unfortunately it's not available to download from Edelweiss yet, but it is up on NetGalley. Send me an e-mail this week with 1. your title and 2. the e-mail address you use to sign into NetGalley. I'll hook you up with a pre-approved download link so you can start reading it now!

- Third, Carrie Vaughn, New York Times bestselling author of the Kitty Norville werewolf books, wrote a great article for the Tor/Forge blog, "How I Learned to Stop Grumbling and Love Vampires."

"Plenty of people were writing about vampires; I didn’t feel a need to throw my hat into that ring. I didn’t have anything to say about vampires that hadn’t already been said. They were, in a word, kinda boring. [...] But in creating my vampire characters, Alette and Roman and especially Rick, I discovered something. Something that vampires bring to the table that other supernatural creatures don’t: history."

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- And finally, watch the book trailer for LOST CAT:

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