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For Your Consideration: March 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite March titles for the March 2020 LibraryReads list!

Votes due February 1!

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler

A stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood – and the summer that changes their lives forever.

2 starred reviews!

“Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story. Great for book clubs and fans of Tayari Jones and Jodi Picoult.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner

Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com with a “THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS” subject line to request a NetGalley download widget.

In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. “Memoirist and award-winning children’s author Rosner challenges the Holocaust with a touch of magic (the yellow bird appears throughout), clarifying a dangerous time and place even as she offers a vibrant, affecting portrait of the mother-daughter relationship.”–Library Journal, starred review

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LibraryReads Voter Favorites 2019

You read ’em, you loved ’em, you voted for ’em, and now THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston, and THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary are LibraryReads 2019 Voter Favorites!

Thank you for making them some of your favorite books of the year.

Don’t forget you can also vote for the next monthly list (February 2020, nominations due 1/1/20)! Check out our suggestions here.

New E-Galleys for November 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

HARROW THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

Lesbian necromancers return to space in the hotly-anticipated sequel to GIDEON THE NINTH.

DEAD WEST by Matt Goldman

Minneapolis private detective Nils Shapiro is back for another thrilling, standalone adventure.

A SWEET MESS by Jayci Lee

Diversity! Rom-com! CAKE!

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: BEHELD

For this #FridayReads, we travel to colonial Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the town’s first murder is shaking the fledging colony to its core, in TaraShea Nesbit’s BEHELD.

It begins with a killing. Ten years after the Mayflower struck shore on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, the town is led by fervent Puritans who prevent the Anglican residents from worshiping as they choose. The Billingtons—Anglicans, outsiders, and rebels—have just about had enough, and that’s when a stranger arrives.

Suspenseful and literary, BEHELD is about a murder and a trial, but it’s also about the motivations—personal and political—that cause people to act in unsavory ways. Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed—and, subsequently, who gets punished? BEHELD is an intimate, personal portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship, and an exploration of what people lose and what they struggle to maintain.

Download an e-galley of BEHELD from Edelweiss here.

New E-Galleys for October 2019

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

GONE BY MIDNIGHT by Candice Fox

Crimson Lake is where people with dark pasts come to disappear—and where others vanish into thin air.

A BAD DAY FOR SUNSHINE by Darynda Jones

Police chief Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a killer on the loose.

HID FROM OUR EYES: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery by Julia Spencer-Fleming

New York Times bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming returns to her beloved Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series with new crimes that span decades.

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TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE = a November LibraryReads Pick!

Librarians love TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE! You voted, they counted, and now Matthew Dicks’ novel-in-lists is a November LibraryReads pick.

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE by Matthew Dicks

“Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form.”–Booklist

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite December titles by November 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.

Library Comic Custom Tarot Deck Sweepstakes

Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a custom tarot deck giveaway!

We’ve partnered with Library Comic to immortalize one lucky librarian and two of their coworkers in a custom tarot deck (aka get your face on a tarot card!)

Deadline to enter: October 20th, 2019

Click here for full sweepstakes details and find out how to enter.

For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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RSVP for the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Librarians, you are cordially invited to the 2019 Adult Tri-State Book Buzz!

Thursday, October 24, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Penguin Random House
Maya Angelou Conference Room / 2nd floor
1745 Broadway, between 55th and 56th Streets, New York City

Attend a full day of fun presentations from major and independent publishers to find out about next year’s big books, debut gems, cross-over titles, and in-house favorites.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP ASAP!

See you there!

NINTH HOUSE + CILKA’S JOURNEY = October LibraryReads Picks!

You voted, they counted, and NINTH HOUSE and CILKA’S JOURNEY are officially LibraryReads picks for October 2019!

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

A Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book!

The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo: a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite.

CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris

From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ comes a new story of heartbreak and healing, based on a riveting true story. From child to woman, from woman to healer, CILKA’S JOURNEY illuminates the resilience of the human spirit—and the will we have to survive.

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite November titles by October 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.
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