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For Your Consideration: June 2017 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the June 2017* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.

KNIFE CREEK by Paul Doiron
In this new edge-of-your-seat thriller from Edgar finalist and LibraryReads author Paul Doiron, Mike Bowditch delves into a long buried investigation to uncover a dangerous secret. “Mike Bowditch back stirring things up in KNIFE CREEK. @pauldoiron writes one of the best mystery series around.” — Janet Lockhart, Collection Development Librarian, Wake County Public Library, Raleigh NC

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DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire
The second book in the Wayward Children series, following the April 2016 LibraryReads pick, EVERY HEART A DOORWAY has three starred reviews! This standalone dark novel suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy explores what happened to Jack and Jill before they tumbled into Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. Thrust into a world of monsters and mad scientists, the twin girls find something they thought they’d never experience: choice. “McGuire’s exquisitely written fairy tale is about the choices that can alter the course of a life forever, lost innocence, and what it is to love and be loved.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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THE FORTUNE TELLER by Gwendolyn Womack
From the award-winning author of THE MEMORY PAINTER comes a sweeping and suspenseful tale of fate and fortune about an antiquities appraiser at a Manhattan auction house who discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, that references a priceless tarot deck and a two-thousand-year-old secret. “THE FORTUNE TELLER by Womack filled with brave women, books, libraries, and mystical qualities, easy rec for librarians and readers!” — Andrienne Cruz, Adult Services Librarian, Azusa City Library, Azusa CA

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NORMAL is a November 2016 LibraryReads pick!

FANTASTIC NEWS! NORMAL by Warren Ellis is the #9 pick on the November 2016 LibraryReads list!

Some people call it “abyss gaze.” Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you.

In this provocative near-future techno-thriller, a foresight strategist (a.k.a.: people who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom) arrives at Normal Head in the wilds of Oregon to unplug and recover, when a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake.

“Fantastic… This book may be the perfect way to sample Ellis, drawing on his fascination with futurists and the threats imposed by ever faster technology and offering a story that employs his profane poetry to a degree that may inspire cackles from fans. A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[A] fascinating near-future thriller... Readers will root for Adam as he struggles to discover what is actually going on in Normal, who is to be trusted, and what happened to Mansfield.” — Publishers Weekly

Available from Farrar, Straus & Giroux on November 29.

See the complete November 2016 list at LibraryReads.org.

LibraryReads 2016 “Favorite of Favorites” Voting Now Open

LR favorite of favoritesLovely librarians, it’s time to choose your favorite 2016 LibraryReads titles!

LibraryReads is celebrating their third year of reading and recommending great titles by inviting library staff to vote for their favorite books from the October 2015 through September 2016 lists. Remember, anybody who works in a public library in the United States can vote in this poll and you may vote even if you’ve never nominated a title (no Edelweiss or NetGalley account is needed).

There will be two rounds of voting before the final list is announced on December 1. Here’s the “Favorite of Favorites” Voting Timeline:

November 1: “Favorite of Favorites” longlist votes due
November 15: “Favorite of Favorites” shortlist votes due
December 1: “Favorite of Favorites” list released

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE!

Thanks for supporting LibraryReads and keep reading and nominating!

LibraryReads 2017 Voting Deadlines

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Here are the 2017 LibraryReads monthly list nomination deadlines:

Nominations for January 2017 LibraryReads list titles (this includes December 2016 AND January 2017 titles) are due November 20, 2016
Nominations for February 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due December 20, 2015
Nominations for March 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due January 20, 2017
Nominations for April 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due February 20, 2017
Nominations for May 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due March 20, 2017
Nominations for June 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due April 20, 2017
Nominations for July 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due May 20, 2017
Nominations for August 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due June 20, 2017
Nominations for September 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due July 20, 2017
Nominations for October 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due August 20, 2017
Nominations for November 2017 LibraryReads list titles are due September 20, 2017

Remember you can read in any format you like (print or e-) but please submit your votes via Edelweiss and NetGalley.

Wondering what this is all about? Read our LibraryReads FAQ to become an instant expert!

LJ’s Summer Promise — Debut Novels

LJ debuts“Ranging from literary biggies that boomed at BEA to hot genre fiction that got LibraryReads love, the debut novels on this list are backed by [Library Journal] reviews and/or reader interest and are definitely worth reading and recommending.” — Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
Aptly described as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest meets THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, this heartbreaking story of a 17-year-old who has lived his entire life in Ukraine’s Mazyr Hospital for Gravely Ill Children was building interest even before it received “Shout ‘n Share” acclaim.

GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter
A man grief-stricken by his wife’s sudden death stumbles around the house, barely tends his children, then opens the front door…and is whacked backward by a huge, decayed-smelling crow, the mystical black embodiment of his sorrow. Winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize; “like a prose poem in its splendid language but with its own swift flow.”

THE DRY by Jane Harper
A federal investigator from Melbourne faces his past; sold to 19 countries and bought for film.

THE NEXT by Stephanie Gangi
Dead from breast cancer, Joanna DeAngelis cannot find peace; she was bitterly hurt by former lover Ned and drifts between this world and the next, plotting revenge. This darkly fun title was celebrated at “Shout ‘n Share”; sneak-peek comments from booksellers and reviewers suggest it will be popular. readmoreremove

For Your Consideration: July 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the July 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due May 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

SIGNAL by Patrick Lee
“Two books into this series, and it’s clear that Lee has hit the jackpot. Expect the horde of out-of-breath readers gasping to keep up with Lee’s breakneck pace to keep growing exponentially with each new appearance of Sam Dryden.”
Booklist, starred review

“Lee’s thriller featuring a loner hero compares to Lee Child’s ‘Jack Reacher’ series but with the added kick of technology. Readers will wait with bated breath for the next Dryden adventure.” Library Journal, starred review

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BADLANDS by C.J. Box
“Although he’s placed kids in danger in other books, this could be the most effective of his thrillers since his Edgar-winning BLUE HEAVEN. The temperature on the northern plains may fall to 40 below, but the engine of this thriller races red hot, providing plenty of warmth to keep readers going all night.”Booklist, starred review
“Suspenseful—you can’t put it down.” — Library Journal, starred review

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AFTER THE STORM
by Linda Castillo

A tornado unearths human remains leading to a thirty-year-old cold case in Painters Mill. Meanwhile, a very emotional and personal turmoil strikes at Police Chief Kate Burkholder’s budding relationship with state agent John Tomasetti.

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THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens
The bond between sisters runs deep, especially when murder is involved… “Stevens’s fourth thriller weaves such an engrossing, suspenseful tale that readers will wish they could warn the protagonists of the dangers that lie ahead. Highly recommended for fans of the genre who relish nail-biting suspense as well as stories about the endurance of family and the human spirit.” — Library Journal, starred review

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THE LAST PILOT by Benjamin Johncock
Using the early days of the U.S. space exploration program as a backdrop, Johncock’s “impressive”* debut laces fact with fiction to tell the tale of Jim Harrison, an Air Force test pilot turned astronaut, his wife, Grace, and their gravely ill two-year-old daughter, Florence. “A marvelous, emotionally powerful novel.” — *Publishers Weekly, starred & boxed review

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St. Martin’s First – Winter 2015 E-Sampler

SMPW15samplerFriday Free Day Alert! Our buds at St. Martin’s Press have put together this fabulous debut chapter sampler just for you!

SMP has established the careers of countless bestselling authors over the years, and you can find out who is next with St. Martin’s First!

The sampler is available for direct download on ISSUU and is a Read it Now! title on NetGalley.

Titles include:

A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE by Amy Scheibe
THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST by Daniel Torday
THE WEDNESDAY GROUP by Sylvia True
THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth
THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS by Robert Glinski
THE FIGARO MURDERS by Laura Lebow
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (a February 2015 LibraryReads pick!)
A JUNE OF ORDINARY MURDERS by Conor Brady
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver
THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
DAUGHTER OF GODS AND SHADOWS by Jayde Brooks
PRETTY UGLY by Kirker Butler

Happy Reading!

For Your Consideration: June 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the June 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
A beautifully crafted and hand-illustrated debut novel about a librarian who discovers a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted his family of traveling circus performers for generations.

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SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
New York Times bestselling author Green delivers a powerful story of one woman struggling to right the wrongs of her past, with even more complications in the present.

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

THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron
In the riveting new novel from Edgar finalist Doiron, Mike Bowditch joins a desperate search for two missing hikers as Maine wildlife officials deal with a frightening rash of coyote attacks.

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THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein
Dinerstein’s debut novel about two lives that intersect ninety-five miles above the Arctic Circle is one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2015. “With provocative insights about the cruelty of abandonment, the concept of home, and the limits of parental and filial love, Dinerstein’s novel is a rich reading experience.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Thriller Thursday (2/26/15 Edition)

We’ve got a LibraryReads pick and two psychological thrillers this #ThrillerThursday:

A MURDER OF MAGPIESlibraryreads logo square by Judith Flanders
A February 2015 LibraryReads pick! “Social historian Flanders makes her fiction debut with an amusing mystery set in the eccentric world of British book publishing… The array of delightful and believable characters, as well as a neat turn at the end, will leave readers well satisfied and anticipating the next installment.”
Publishers Weekly

THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND by Colette McBeth
From the author of PRECIOUS THING (a March 2014 LibraryReads pick), comes another “…multifaceted portrayal of obsession, loyalty, and control. Melody’s reawakening and Eve’s regrets and triumphs will hook readers quickly, especially fans of female-centered psychological suspense novels like those by S. J. Watson, Lisa Unger, and Samantha Hayes.” – Booklist readmoreremove

What Are Your Patrons e-Reading?

Based on our stats, your patrons are downloading mystery, history, and magical fiction!*

Here are their top ten picks:

KILLING PATTON by Bill O’Reilly
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
THE PERFECT WITNESS by Iris Johanson
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
SON OF NO ONE by Sherrilyn Kenyon
STILL LIFE by Louise Penny
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

What are YOU reading? Based on our latest Edelweiss e-galley download stats, librarians are reading debut fiction, mysteries, and sci-fi:

1) THE SUNLIT NIGHT by Rebecca Dinerstein (A PW Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2015!)  On Sale: June 2, 2015
2) THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler  On Sale: June 23, 2015
3) THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah  Available Now
4) THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens  On Sale: July 7, 2015
5) A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (A February 2015 LibraryReads pick!)  On Sale: February 24, 2015
6) A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab (A February 2015 LibraryReads pick!)  On Sale: February 24, 2015

Add all of these titles to your e-shelves today! And remember to nominate the books you love for LibraryReads!
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