Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the February 2018 LibraryReads list!
*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines.
THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
Two starred reviews! From the author of the worldwide phenomenon, THE NIGHTINGALE, comes a story of a family in crisis and a young girl struggling to survive at the edge of the world, in America’s last true frontier: Alaska. “Hannah’s follow-up to her series of blockbuster bestsellers will thrill her fans with its combination of Greek tragedy, Romeo and Juliet-like coming-of-age story, and domestic potboiler. A tour de force.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper
When a whistleblower goes missing on a corporate team-building hike, Agent Aaron Falk must uncover secrets and betrayals among friends to find out what happened in this new thriller from the New York Times bestselling and LibraryReads author of THE DRY. “…[Harper] manages to match her debut’s intensity with another riveting, tension-driven thriller. Perfect for fans of Tana French and readers who enjoy literary page-turners.” — Booklist, starred review
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THE HUSH by John Hart
New York Times bestselling and LibraryReads author Hart’s sequel to THE LAST CHILD picks up ten years later when Johnny Merrimon is living in the wilds beyond the town where a dangerous force is at play. “Hart continues to deepen his palette in this ambitious sequel, which is distinctive enough in story and tone to be read as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Dennis Lehane’s SHUTTER ISLAND and Tom Franklin’s CROOKED LETTER, CROOKED LETTER.” — Library Journal
THE CHATEAU by Paul Goldberg
The acclaimed author of THE YID takes us behind the scenes of a Florida condo board election, delivering a wild spin on Miami Beach, petty crime, Jewish identity, and life in Trump’s America. “A master of dark, cutting humor, restless and allusive… Goldberg confirms his status as one of Jewish fiction’s liveliest new voices, walking in the shoes of such deadpan provocateurs as Mordecai Richler and Stanley Elkin.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
GIRL UNKNOWN by Karen Perry
When a young woman appears in David Connolly’s university office and says, “I think you might be my father,” the Connollys may have a chance to expand their family and how much they can love—or they may be making themselves vulnerable to menace. “Writing duo Karen Gillece and Paul Perry’s second novel (after THE INNOCENT SLEEP, 2014), is must-read literary suspense, with dueling character perspectives and sly twists forming a gut-wrenching exploration of trust, manipulation, and obsession.” — Booklist, starred review
ELOQUENT RAGE: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
A Barnes & Noble Spring 2018 Discover Great New Writers pick! With searing honesty, intimacy, and humor in the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, America’s leading young black feminist reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give the strength to keep on fighting. “An ambitious, electrifying memoir. Recommended for readers seeking contemporary social commentary that’s unrelenting yet humorous.” — Library Journal, starred review
A DANGEROUS CROSSING by Ausma Zehanat Khan
“A British-born Canadian now living in Colorado, trained in international human rights law and formerly editor in chief of Muslim Girl magazine, Khan confronts the Syrian refugee crisis directly in the next in her well-received series starring Muslim detective Esa Khattak. Old friend Audrey Clare has gone missing while working in Greece to speed the immigration of Syrian refugees to Canada, and when Esa and partner Sgt. Rachel Getty investigate, they discover that Audrey has been blamed for the murder of a French Interpol agent and a refugee from Aleppo.” — Library Journal, pre-pub alert
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EAT THE APPLE by Matt Young
Three starred reviews! For readers of Tim O’Brien’s THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Phil Klay’s REDEPLOYMENT, and Michael Pitre’s FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES, comes a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious memoir of American youth, masculinity, and the consequences of war on the psyche of a young man. “[Young] performs a certain amount of literary alchemy, using style and the space between memory and fiction to transform his raw experiences into self-lacerating works of art… A real war story told in fragments by a gifted young writer trying to come to grips with his experiences.” — Kirkus Reviews
THE WOMAN IN THE WATER by Charles Finch
In Charles Lenox’s very first case in 1850, a trunk containing the body of a young woman is found floating in the Thames River. “With its splendidly drawn characters and brisk, supple prose, this can be either an inviting introduction to readers new to Finch’s accomplished series or a winning addition to the canon for established fans.” — Booklist, starred review
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DEAD PEOPLE SUCK: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed by Laurie Kilmartin
An honest, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud guide to grief from a bestselling author/stand-up comic/Emmy-nominated writer for CONAN.
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