Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2019 LibraryReads list!
Votes due September 1!
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
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“Fantasy readers, particularly those who love ghosts, will hungrily devour this novel.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Demand alone would necessitate purchasing multiple copies in all formats, but this is genuinely terrific.”–Library Journal, starred review
“With an aura of both enchantment and authenticity, Bardugo’s compulsively readable novel leaves a portal ajar for equally dazzling sequels.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This atmospheric contemporary novel steeped in the spirit of a mystical New Haven is part mystery, part story of a young woman finding purpose in a dark world, and is the first in a potential series.”–Booklist, starred review
CILKA’S JOURNEY by Heather Morris
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience.
SALT SLOW by Julia Armfield
“Artistic and perceptive, Armfield’s debut explores the ebbs and flows of human connection in lives touched by the bizarre.”–Kirkus Reviews
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
“Autofiction at its smartest and most effective: self-interested, self-interrogating, but never self-involved.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
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“For anyone interested in the power of rhetoric, belief, and family, Phelps-Roper’s powerful, empathetic memoir will be a must-read.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
MOLLY: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats by Colin Butcher
This heartwarming book tells the story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency—how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets.
HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares by Aarti Namdev Shahani
“Born in Morocco of Indian heritage, Shahani arrived with her family in 1980s New York City, where they eventually acquired green cards and opened a small electronics store. All was well—Shanani even won a scholarship to a prestigious Manhattan prep school—but then the family inadvertently sold watches and calculators to members of the Cali drug cartel and got caught in a long-lasting legal wrangle that nearly destroyed her father. Here is the family’s story, undoubtedly well told; Shahani is NPR’s technology correspondent and has won several awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. She’s also the youngest recipient of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship at Columbia University.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
THE FURIES by Katie Lowe
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“Drugs, sex, magic, and murder infuse this quick-paced read that will entertain teen and adult readers alike, weaving multiple layers of deception.”–Library Journal
TOIL & TROUBLE: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
“Burroughs always pulls in lots of readers and this hilarious and spellbinding memoir will generate a whirl of requests.”–Booklist, starred review
SECRETS OF THE CHOCOLATE HOUSE by Paula Brackston
“In THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS, antiques shop owner Xanthe found her way magically to the 1600s by merely touching a silver chatelaine. Now she’s back in modern-day Marlborough, but the songs emanating from a copper chocolate pot tell her that the beloved Samuel, whom she left behind as the Enlightenment was dawning, is in grave danger. Travel time!”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PECULIAR PROTOCOLS by Nicholas Meyer
“Meyer cleverly plays with his audience’s expectations, noting at the outset that the case was one of Holmes’s rare failures. Sherlockians will hope for a shorter wait for his next pastiche.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review