Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the September 2017* LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due July 20! Click here for the full list of 2017 deadlines.
DEAD WOMAN WALKING by Sharon Bolton
In this supenseful standalone thriller from LibraryReads author Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. But the killer’s also seen her, and he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.
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SLEEP LIKE A BABY by Charlaine Harris
In the next installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling and LibraryReads author Charlaine Harris’s Aurora Teagarden series, Roe has a newborn to care for, a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, and a new puzzle—who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to their home nurse, Virginia?
THE ESSENCE OF MALICE by Ashley Weaver
“Don’t be surprised by the Eiffel Tower on the cover; sparkling British amateur sleuth Amory Ames has traveled with husband Milo to Paris in response to a disturbing letter from his childhood nanny. She works for celebrated parfumier Helios Belanger, whose new perfume is about to be released. And our sleuthing couple is quite sure it’s not the heady scent of the perfume that makes Belanger suddenly drop dead. Fourth installment in the Edgar-nominated, 1930s-set mystery series by librarian [and LibraryReads author] Weaver.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
“Gossip reporter Larinda Mars has been murdered at a way-too-cool Manhattan nightspot called Du Vin, and Lt. Eve Dallas is dismayed to learn that her dislikable victim kept her worse secrets from her column, instead using them for blackmail. Now Eve has a lot of dirty secrets to sort through, and she’ll discover things she’d really rather not know. The latest in Robb’s “In Death” series, optioned for TV; with a national laydown on September 5.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
“Having launched himself with MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist in first fiction with best-book and Alex Award claims to fame, Sloan here keeps his San Francisco setting but makes his main subject bread. Lois Clary, a software engineer at an ambitious robotics company called General Dexterity, is bequeathed a sourdough starter by her favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurateurs when they leave town fast owing to visa problems. Soon she’s baking up a storm and confounding the jury that decides who can sell in Bay Area markets by dreaming up her own market blending food and technology.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS by Jim Fergus
The stunning sequel to the award winning novel, ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN, is told through the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government’s “Brides for Indians” program in 1873 and vows vengeance on the U.S. government for destroying her Cheyenne family’s village.
DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
A Gen-X librarian’s snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
“Anti-patent scientist Jack travels the world in her submarine, bringing affordable medication to the poor, but her mission is running into trouble. One of her drugs has led to lethal overdosing, not to mention flooding, train crashes, and a dangerous addiction to work. Now she’s being pursued by an icy-tempered military agent and his partner, a robot who unaccountably falls in love.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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