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THE LONG CALL is a September 2019 LibraryReads Pick!

You voted, they counted, and THE LONG CALL is officially a LibraryReads pick for September 2019!

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves

A September Indie Next pick!

“The plotting is complex and intriguing, the location comes alive, and the resolution satisfies. VERDICT Fans of Cleeves lamenting the end of the ‘Shetland’ series will find much to love in her new characters and setting.”–Library Journal, starred review

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

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE + THE WHISPER MAN = August LibraryReads Picks!

You voted, they counted, and THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE + THE WHISPER MAN are officially LibraryReads picks for August 2019!

THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center

2 starred reviews!

“Center gives readers a sharp and witty exploration of love and forgiveness that is at once insightful, entertaining, and thoroughly addictive.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The follow-up to Center’s breakout hit, HOW TO WALK AWAY (2018), in which Cassie had a brief cameo, has all the hallmarks that made readers fall in love with the previous book: an appealing (if guarded, in this case) heroine, a compelling love story, a tear-jerking twist, and a thoroughly absorbing story. Another winner from Center.”–Booklist, starred review

THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North

A PW Best Book of Summer 2019 + 2 starred reviews!

“With redemption for some and none for others, this thriller will satisfy readers of Thomas Harris and Stephen King.”–Booklist, starred review

“Readers will have a tough time putting down this truly unnerving tale, with its seemingly unexplainable elements and glimpses of broken and dangerous minds.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Megan Goldin’s Debut THE ESCAPE ROOM is a July 2019 LibraryReads Pick + Linda Castillo Enters the Hall of Fame!

Librarians know best! You’ve chosen Megan Goldin’s THE ESCAPE ROOM as a July 2019 LibraryReads pick!

“This novel is pure entertainment… cancel all your plans and call in sick; once you start reading, you’ll be caught in your own escape room–the only key to freedom is turning the last page!”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Thriller fans will eagerly turn the pages to see what happens next.”–Publishers Weekly

And Linda Castillo enters the Hall of Fame with her third LibraryReads pick, SHAMED.

Sarah Gailey’s MAGIC FOR LIARS is a June 2019 LibraryReads Pick!

The votes are counted and the list is out, and we’re happy to announce that Sarah Gailey’s MAGIC FOR LIARS is a June 2019 LibraryReads pick!

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey

A June Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews!

“There’s something for almost all readers here: family drama, romance, high-school gossip, fantasy-world building. Above all, Gailey shows us that humans are humans, even when they are magic, and they are still flawed, damaged, and oh so interesting.”–Booklist, starred review

“Gailey’s debut is an energetic modern fantasy that plays rough with relationships and personal beliefs, from youth to adulthood. Ivy’s emotional investigation will strike a chord in anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong. Highly recommended for all collections.”–Library Journal, starred review

Author Spotlight: Erika Swyler (5/2/19)

Erika Swyler is ruling the book world right now with her multi-starred, Library Journal & Indie Next Pick, LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS.

Erika Swyler is the author of book club favorite, THE BOOK OF SPECULATION, a national bestseller, a Barnes & Noble Discover, Indie Next, AND LibraryReads pick. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Catapult, VIDA, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Erika lives on Long Island (a.k.a Strong Island), NY, with her husband and a petulant rabbit. She writes, bakes, is a casual runner, and has very strong feelings about typewriters.

LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS (on shelves 5/7) is about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the cost of meaningful work. It questions how our lives have changed, what progress looks like, and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good.

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Happy #Pubday to Sally Hepworth’s THE MOTHER-IN-LAW!

Join us in wishing Sally Hepworth’s LibraryReads pick, THE MOTHER-IN-LAW, a very happy book birthday!

From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm’s length. Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envisioned. But who could fault Diana? She was a pillar of the community, an advocate for social justice who helped female refugees assimilate to their new country. Diana was happily married to Tom, and lived in wedded bliss for decades. Lucy wanted so much to please her new mother-in-law.

That was five years ago.

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Thriller Thursday (2/7/19)

A LibraryReads Pick and a Hall of Famer walk into a bar for this week’s chilling Thriller Thursday celebration.

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick!
A February 2019 Indie Next Pick!
“This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
LibraryReads Hall of Famer!
“[A]n unfolding family drama that will leave readers reeling, and the final reveal is a heartbreaker. A twisty slow burner by an author at the top of her game.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Happy #PubDay! (2/4/19)

Today’s #pubday brings us historical + literary fiction, fantasy, and comedic coming-of-age novels!

THE PEACOCK FEAST by Lisa Gornick
“Spanning a century, two coasts, and two continents, this well-researched historical novel is moving and profound, laying bare the corrosive nature of secrets and regrets and the sadness of not living one’s life to the fullest.”–Library Journal

THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib
A February 2019 LibraryReads Pick!
A February 2019 Indie Next selection!
“In her powerful debut, Zgheib masterfully chronicles the pain of an anorexic’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting diarylike structure… This is an impressive, deeply moving debut.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Author Spotlight: Seanan McGuire

When I think fantasy master, I think Seanan McGuire.

This bestselling, Nebula, Alex, Locus, and Hugo Award-winning author solidifies her rockstar status with every book she publishes, and today we celebrate all things Seanan McGuire.

Coming Soon:

MIDDLEGAME
Master storyteller Seanan McGuire introduces readers to an America run in the shadows by the Alchemical Congress, a powerful society focused on transmuting reality itself in this standalone fantasy. Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realize it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Also by Seanan McGuire:

IN AN ABSENT DREAM
Launched McGuire into the LibraryReads Hall of Fame
January 2019 Indie Next Pick
“McGuire’s fourth in the ‘Wayward Children’ series takes the concepts of fairness and common sense and twists them through the doorways of a portal fantasy with an amazing landscape and characters. Lyrical prose cuts with an honesty of losing childhood innocence that eases the heartache that sometimes accompanies coming of age.”Library Journal, starred review

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Liane Moriarty is a #BAWSE

You love her, we love her, and today we’d like to highlight the greatness that is Liane Moriarty.

From a profile in the New York Times, to amazing review and interview attention, to an extensive book tour, Liane Moriarty has it all, and we are so excited for her next blockbuster hit, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, to finally hit shelves tomorrow!

NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author! 
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018! 

“Moriarty delivers yet another surefire winner. “Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Each reveal is a delicious surprise… NINE PERFECT STRANGERS is so well written and slyly constructed that it won’t feel like enough.”Booklist

Also available from Liane Moriarty:

TRULY MADLY GUILTY 
July 2016 LibraryReads Pick!

“This novel sheds light on the truths that we all fear as parents, spouses, and friends. It’s perfect for those long summer days, but readers will have to pace themselves to not devour it in one sitting.”Library Journal, starred review

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