LibraryReads Chooses FANGIRL and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN! Oooh Yeaaaah!


LibraryReads' inaugural recommendation list was posted this morning and two FANTASTIC Macmillan titles made the top ten! Before we talk about the books, here's a super quick refresher of the program:

LibraryReads is a new program which harnesses the value of "library staff picks" into a single nation-wide discovery tool, a monthly list of ten newly released must-reads.

LibraryReads LogoThe #1 pick for September which was nominated by the most librarians is a teen/adult crossover title, FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell! It's a coming-of-age tale about family, first love, and fan fiction during a tumultuous freshman year of college by the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of ELEANOR & PARK. The second Macmillan title selected for the list is Louise Penny's HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, the latest exquisitely wrought installment in the award-winning and New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Gamache!

We have been championing these two incredible authors for a while now and we're ecstatic to see them both on LibraryReads' first list.



See the full September 2013 top ten list on!

LibraryReads chooses Fangirl


We're giving away a set of both FANGIRL and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN to five randomly selected librarians who nominate a title for the October list!

To enter:

1. Nominate a title—any title!—to LibraryReads via Edelweiss (full instructions on

2. Send us an e-mail from your professional e-mail address (subject: I Nominated a Book for LibraryReads!) by Tuesday, August 20th.

Don't have anything to nominate? No problem! We would love to add you to our Edelweiss whitelist so you can download all of the Macmillan e-galleys you can read without waiting for approval for each title. Details on how to get whitelisted in this post. Please note: you absolutely do not need to nominate a Macmillan title to enter the sweepstakes—nominate any title you love!

This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Details below.
UPDATE 8/21/13: 
The sweepstakes is now closed. 

Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Tuesday, August 20th 2013 to be eligible. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce his/her name on Twitter,, and any other platform we want to congratulate him/her on. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email!

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