For Your Consideration: January 2020 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite January titles for the January 2020 LibraryReads list!

Votes due December 1!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

Email with the subject line “AMERICAN DIRT” to request a print ARC.

2 starred reviews!

“Beautiful, straightforward language drives home the point that migration to safer places is not a political issue but a human one.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey

“With a pace that is fast but not too fast…and a story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone else who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller.”–Booklist

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain

“Chamberlain’s writing is reminiscent of a quilt made up of pieces from different people, places, and times, stitched together into a single, emotional story.”–Booklist


“Woods’ writing is assured, the historical settings vivid, and her characters fully realized. Hand this to fans of Yaa Gyasi’s HOMEGOING and Octavia Butler’s KINDRED, who will appreciate this complex, genre-blending debut.”–Booklist

INTO THE FIRE: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz

“By layering his nonstop action with character development, Hurwitz has created a terrific tale.”–Publishers Weekly

CLEANNESS by Garth Greenwell

“One of Greenwell’s talents is making everyday occurrences feel dramatic and full of ambivalence and nuance… Brave and beautiful.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

UNIVERSAL LOVE: Stories by Alexander Weinstein

A hypnotic collection of speculative fiction about compassion, love, and human resilience in the technological hyper-age.

YOU’RE NOT LISTENING: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

“In an era dominated by incessant broadcasting and attention-seeking behavior on social media, listening offers both a salve and a solution.”–Booklist

A QUEEN IN HIDING by Sarah Kozloff

“This is a solid beginning to an ambitious saga of magic, intrigue, and heroism.”–Booklist

BURN THE DARK: Malus Domestica #1 by S. A. Hunt

“Immaculate worldbuilding drives this atmospheric series opener…. With a detailed setting and an ear for dialogue, Hunt captures a distinct feeling of Southern Americana.”–Publishers Weekly

WESTERING WOMEN by Sandra Dallas

“[R]eaders will enjoy this modern take on the journey West that’s rife with girl power.”--Publishers Weekly


“Fans of the popular Sarah Agnes Prine novels and new readers alike will fall in love with the smart and spirited Mary Pearl.”–Publishers Weekly

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