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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
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
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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Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the February 2017* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.
A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE by Kelley Armstrong
In the follow-up to Armstrong’s May 2016 LibraryReads pick, CITY OF THE LOST, Rockton town detective Casey Duncan and sheriff’s deputy Will Anders take shelter in a cave during a blizzard and discover a former resident who’s been held captive for over a year. When the bodies of two other women turn up, Casey and her colleagues must find out if it’s an outsider behind the killings or one of Rockton’s own. “Fans are already lining up in droves.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email email@example.com with the subject “Darkness Absolute.”*
THE MOTHER’S PROMISE by Sally Hepworth
Hepworth’s THE THINGS WE KEEP was a January 2016 LibraryReads pick and in her new novel, a single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker to help find a stable situation for her daughter, who suffers from a crippling social anxiety. “Readers should get ready for a good, ugly cry after reading Hepworth’s latest. Part tearjerker, part celebration of mothers, this story tugs at the heartstrings, guaranteeing that readers will smile through the tears.” — Booklist, starred review
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Mother’s Promise.”*
THE CLAIRVOYANTS by Karen Brown
Two starred reviews for this gothic-inflected psychological suspense novel that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift. “[An] arresting, unsettling, and beautiful tale. Brown enchants and haunts by making the reader question every voice, every truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle
Life in a small Iowa town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut. “Darnielle’s masterfully disturbing follow-up to the National Book Award–nominated WOLF IN WHITE VAN reads like several Twilight Zone scripts cut together by a poet.” — Booklist, starred review
We know you’re busy choosing your 2015 LibraryReads “Favorite of Favorites,” but it’s never too early to think about the next monthly list.
Here are the 2016 LibraryReads monthly list nomination deadlines:
Nominations for January 2016 LibraryReads list titles (this includes December 2015 AND January 2016 titles) are due November 20, 2015
Nominations for February 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due December 20, 2015
Nominations for March 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due January 20, 2016
Nominations for April 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due February 20, 2016
Nominations for May 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due March 20, 2016
Nominations for June 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due April 20, 2016
Nominations for July 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due May 20, 2016
Nominations for August 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due June 20, 2016
Nominations for September 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due July 20, 2016
Nominations for October 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due August 20, 2016
Nominations for November 2016 LibraryReads list titles are due September 20, 2016
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.
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.
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email email@example.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.
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
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the May 2015* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due March 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.
THIN AIR by Ann Cleeves
In the sixth book in the Shetland series, Detectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves investigate the death of a woman obsessed with the ghost of a child.
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Thin Air.”
To request a copy, please email email@example.com with the subject “Little Black Lies.”
THE ANCHORESS by Robin Cadwallader
A startling and strange debut novel set in 11th century England about a young girl’s desperate choice to isolate herself from the world.
LETTERS TO THE LOST by Iona Grey
A beautifully written and evocative story of an impossible, unstoppable love affair set in London during World War II and the present day, perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Lauren Willig, and Sarah Jio.
LIFTED BY THE GREAT NOTHING by Karim Dimechkie
The debut novel from Michener fellow Karim Dimechkie about a Lebanese-American coming of age under a loving roof and a devastating lie already has fans in Philipp Meyer, Kevin Powers, and Jim Crace.
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LibraryReads is moving the voting deadlines for each monthly list to the 20th of the month two months prior to publication.
For example, nominations for the February 2015 LibraryReads list (featuring titles with on sale/publication dates in February 2015), are due on December 20, not January 1.
Still confused? Don’t worry, we did the math for you:
Nominations for January 2015 LibraryReads list titles (this includes December 2014 AND January 2015 titles) are due November 20, 2014
Nominations for February 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due December 20, 2014
Nominations for March 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due January 20, 2015
Nominations for April 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due February 20, 2015
Nominations for May 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due March 20, 2015
Nominations for June 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due April 20, 2015
Nominations for July 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due May 20, 2015
Nominations for August 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due June 20, 2015
Nominations for September 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due July 20, 2015
Nominations for October 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due August 20, 2015
Nominations for November 2015 LibraryReads list titles are due September 20, 2015
Now go vote for your favorites!
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
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "That Night."
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
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email email@example.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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Romanov Sisters."
For more June LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
Spring is coming, we promise! If you're still stuck with winter weather, stay indoors, read, and nominate* your favorite May 2014 titles for the next LibraryReads list!
*(deadline for nominations is April 1. More details here.)
THE SNOW QUEEN by Michael Cunningham
In the “tender, funny, and sorrowful” (Booklist, starred review) new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of THE HOURS, Cunningham examines the complex dynamics between a couple and a brother and a mysterious light in the sky.
THE HOLLOW GROUND by Natalie S. Harnett
Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, this extraordinary debut tells the coming-of-age story of Brigid Howley, a young girl struggling to keep her family together despite the "curse" laid upon them generations earlier. “This cursed Irish-American clan will grab you by the brisket and not let go.” — Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O'Reilly
A tale of sorcery and passion in 17th century London—where witches haunt William Shakespeare and his dark lady, the playwright's muse and one true love. “O’Reilly casts her story with witches, doomed royals, evil courtiers, and star-crossed lovers, as if it were a Jacobean play. But her finest accomplishment is not the tribute she pays to these historical figures, but the bold imagination she displays in bringing them together.” — Publishers Weekly
INVISIBLE CITY by Julia Dahl
In Julia Dahl's accomplished debut, young journalist Rebekah Roberts finds herself drawn into her mother's tight-knit world when she's assigned to cover the murder of an Hasidic Jew. “The secretive society of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jews provides the backdrop for Dahl’s impressive debut. Dahl’s convincing dialogue and perfect pacing make for a real page-turner. And her storytelling skills illuminate the intriguing worlds of the tabloid press, Hasidism, the NYPD, and Brooklyn’s 20-somethings—as well as the fragile boundaries of family, religion, and life itself.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
When a young woman witnesses the murder of her mother who had abandoned her as a child, Detective Macy Greeley must solve the case and stop a killer in this “...haunting debut...that readers won't soon forget.” — Publishers Weekly
MY REAL CHILDREN by Jo Walton
Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Walton delivers the haunting and powerful tale of Patricia Cowan—a woman who lived two lives: one in which she marries and has four children, and the other in which she raises three children with her partner instead. Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs.
THE SHELF: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose
Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the “real ground of literature,” she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. “Rose's...understanding of readers and reading is candid and sincere.” — Library Journal
For more May LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
The holiday season is upon us!
Time is more fleeting than ever in December, so why not get your February LibraryReads nominations in early and have one less thing to worry about? Unless you're saving all your reading and nominating for a long, winter break (just make sure to submit by the January 1, 2014 deadline). We recommend a big mug of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, a cat curled up in your lap, and these February books:
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons
“As a medical thriller, this skillfully wrought debut gets high marks for building tension to a breathtaking climax." – Library Journal, starred review
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika
“Originally published shortly after the author’s death in 2002 and based on his experiences as a POW in WWII, BITTER EDEN is a beautifully crafted, absorbing read, a careful examination of human relationships, and a rare glimpse into the complexities of life in wartime.” — Booklist
RUNNER by Patrick Lee
This thriller from New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lee is the first in a new series starring retired special forces operative Sam Dryden. It's received three outstanding pre-publication reviews, sold international rights in seven countries, and the film rights were optioned by Warner Brothers with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) attached.
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
"Readers drawn to the intense emotion and zero-sum conflict of Andre Dubus III’s HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG will love this one, as will those captivated by the missing-person intrigues in Laura Lippman’s WHAT THE DEAD KNOW and Lisa Scottoline’s LOOK AGAIN." — Booklist
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene
"This is a riveting psychological novel about loss and the terrible mistakes and compromises one can make in love and marriage. Essential for fans of literary fiction." — Library Journal, starred review
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
"The buildup to each murder is extraordinarily well done and almost unbearably suspenseful. On the whole, the novel lives up to the edginess of this genre. Brrrr." — Booklist
For more February LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!