For Your Consideration: September 2019 LibraryReads Titles

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Download, read, and vote for your favorite September 2019 titles for the September 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due August 1!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz


“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A moving, sad, and sometimes disarmingly funny take on migration and the forces that propel us into the world.”–Kirkus Reviews



“Thrilling action, madcap humor, and a larger-than-life cast energize this cleverly plotted take on a traditional mystery. Barr surprises and entertains from start to finish.”–Publishers Weekly



“Queer necromancers vie for power, solve ancient puzzles, and cross rapiers while exploring haunted deep-space ruins in this madcap science fantasy romp that manages to be both riotously funny and heartbreaking… The result is an addictive, genre-bending book that will wow readers with its vibrant energy, endearing cast, and emotional gut-punch of a finale.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE NOBODIES by Liza Palmer


Bestselling author of CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FAT GIRL Liza Palmer’s first novel to be published in hardcover, about a failed journalist who starts over at a Los Angeles start-up, only to stumble into her biggest story yet.

29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan, author of LibraryReads pick LIES


“Sarah’s work has become a living hell, with the professor in control a famed scholar and TV host who makes millions for the university and trouble for female colleagues. But when Sarah prevents the kidnapping of a child whose father is a wealthy businessman with questionable connections, there might be a way out.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT: An Amory Ames Mystery by Ashley Weaver


“Already on her sixth mystery, Amory Ames has sailed the seas to Prohibition-era New York for childhood friend Tabitha’s wedding, where Milo is at loose ends (no liquor?) until a member of the wedding party is found murdered on the bride’s doorstep. The victim had links to the underworld, and the groom seems to be harboring secrets, so Amory and Milo get busy. From the Edgar-nominated librarian.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

A HERO BORN by Jin Yong


“In this multigenerational kung fu epic, a classic of Chinese fantasy being published in the United States for the first time, Guo Jing is the son of a murdered Song patriot, growing up humbly amid Genghis Khan’s army yet destined to become a hero-after he confronts a wily, far more gloriously raised opponent skilled in the martial arts.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine


“This impossibly endearing and clever novel sets off a depth charge of emotion and meaning.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves


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“Fans missing detective Jimmy Perez (WILD FIRE, 2018, etc.) will find a worthy successor in the equally complex Venn, who presides over an excellent mystery in this series kickoff.”–Kirkus Reviews

TINFOIL BUTTERFLY by Rachel Eve Moulton


“The narrative, both disturbing and irresistible, is propelled by these two well-imagined characters and their need for each other. This is a gripping tale of terribly human horrors.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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