Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the October 2017* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.
FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides
“Pulitzer Prize winner Eugenides, whose novels have also been runners-up for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis, now comes up with a first collection of stories. Not surprisingly, the stories deal with identity crisis, sexual confusion, and adolescent angst, as when a poet who feels left out of the financial boom becomes an embezzler, a musician loses his dreams to the responsibilities of family, and a college freshman has an encounter on a train that redirects his future.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough
I was dead for 13 minutes. Now I want to know why. In LibraryReads author Pinborough’s twisty YA suspense novel, Natasha doesn’t remember how she ended up in the icy water that night, but she does know this—that it wasn’t an accident, and that she wasn’t suicidal.
HOW THE FINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Donna Andrews
“Andrews’s laugh-inducing, multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling mysteries feature a passel of Christmas treats, e.g., SIX GEESE A-SLAYING, and here’s another. Meg’s husband is turning his one-man show of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol into a big, splashy production, with a famed if fading actor brought in to play Scrooge. Alas, the man has enemies.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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THE TROUBLE WITH TWELFTH GRAVE by Darynda Jones
“It’s bad enough that Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is busy protecting a newbie PI venture, handling the Vatican’s inquiries about her daughter, and covering up a murder. But now her beloved but now unrecognizable Reyes, the Son of Satan, is determined to destroy the world, and when someone starts attacking humans attuned to the supernatural world, Charley can’t help but suspect him. And you thought you were having a hard day. Twelfth (obviously) in the New York Times and USA Today best-selling series.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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THE STOLEN MARRIAGE by Diane Chamberlain
“Following PRETENDING TO DANCE, New York Times best-selling author Chamberlain waltzes us down to early 1940s Hickory, NC, where Tess finds herself stuck in an airless marriage to cool, distant Henry after impulsively breaking off her engagement to her longtime love. She finds purpose by working at the newly built polio hospital but knows that townsfolk regard her with suspicion and starts sensing that her life might be danger.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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REAL AMERICAN by Julie Lythcott-Haims
A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.
JONI: The Anthology by Barney Hoskyns
“The great songwriter Joni Mitchell, who has recorded masterpiece albums over the years that still draw gasps, is here profiled in nearly 60 articles that open with a review of her first performance at L.A.’s famed Troubadour in 1968. Veteran music journalist/author Hoskyns does the compilation honors.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
A SELFIE AS BIG AS THE RITZ by Lara Williams
Pushcart Prize-nominated Lara Williams’ debut story collection is a candid, wry, and deeply moving examination of young women navigating the road map to contemporary adulthood and middle age.
MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL: A Novel of Christmas Past by Samantha Silva
Shakespeare in Love meets A Christmas Carol in this debut novel set as Dickens writes his beloved classic, which Anthony Doerr (ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE) calls “as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original…I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.”
ADMISSIONS: Life as a Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh
“Author of the New York Times best-selling memoir DO NO HARM and subject of the Emmy Award–winning The English Surgeon and Your Life in Their Hands, awarded the Royal Television Society Gold Medal, Marsh recently retired from his post at a London hospital but decided not to take it easy. Now, as he explains here, he travels to remote hospitals in places like Nepal and Pakistan to offer his services as both surgeon and teacher. With big publicity; The New Yorker calls Marsh ‘the Knausgaard of neurosurgery.’” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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