Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the August 2017* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due June 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
When a mysterious figure appears on the village green on a cold November day in Three Pines, Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows something is seriously wrong. But, legally, all he can do is watch and wait. “Penny has a permanent spot on that enviable short list of writers who combine unwavering quality with mega-sales.” — Booklist, starred review
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker
Two starred reviews for bestselling and LibraryReads author Walker’s new thriller about two missing sisters and what happens when only one returns. “Walker’s second thriller delves into dark territory, pitting a fully dimensional cast of clever, damaged characters against each other in high-stakes mind games. Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators.” — Booklist, starred review
GONE GULL by Donna Andrews
In the 21st entry in this series, Meg Langslow is helping her grandmother at the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center for the summer when a body turns up. “Fans will find all the beloved hallmarks of this award-winning series: fresh characters, an engaging puzzle, and delightful humor.” — Library Journal
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman
The debut PI murder mystery from Goldman features an unusual crime—a murdered woman is covered in dust from hundreds of vacuum cleaner bags. “Emmy Award-winning writer Goldman (for Seinfeld and Ellen), who began his career as a stand-up comedian, not surprisingly blends his storytelling with irreverent humor. His tough yet vulnerable PI, evocative Minneapolis setting, and clever plot, which features a distinctive crime scene and multiple red herrings, will engage and intrigue.” — Library Journal, starred review & debut of the month
BONUS: Read our Q&A with Matt Goldman!
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend. “Edgar-winner Scottoline highlights the perils of our health care system in her fast-paced, heart-tugging fifth Rosato & DiNunzio novel. Readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out….” — Publishers Weekly
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email email@example.com with the subject “Exposed.”*
SAFE by Ryan Gattis
“Gattis, who has written YA and adult fiction about teens, here delivers a gritty L.A. crime novel about two men seeking redemption. The criminal life is carefully rendered, the stakes are clear, and the characters’ humanity is rich and refreshing. …this is an emotionally rich page-turner whose devastating ending still offers a glimmer of hope.” — Booklist, starred review
CLASS MOM by Laurie Gelman
A clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics. “Gelman pens an uproariously funny first novel with a relatable protagonist. Moms will clamor for this story, trying to hold back tears of laughter as Jen establishes her voice and place as the class mom.” — Library Journal, starred review
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
An audacious and dazzling debut novel for fans of Claire Messud and Lauren Groff about a woman who struggles with the sacrifices required by motherhood and how an unthinkable betrayal confirms her deepest fears. “Like Lauren Groff’s FATES AND FURIES, it’s a sharp-eyed portrait of the artist as spouse and householder.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
HAPPINESS: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After by Heather Harpham
“An award-winning writer, performer, and teacher of physical theater/improvisation, Harpham tells a heartrending story of young love, getting pregnant, her partner’s lack of interest in having children, returning home alone, then discovering hours after giving birth that something was dangerously wrong with her baby. There are terrible choices to make and a crooked little road to follow toward some kind of radiant happiness.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Happiness.”*
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