For Your Consideration: September 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due August 1!


“Series devotees will revel in both Penny’s evocation of Paris—every bit as sumptuous as her rendering of Three Pines—and in the increased role she allots to librarian Reine-Marie, whose research skills are crucial to untying the Gordian knot at the mystery’s core.”–Booklist, starred review


“This fair-play mystery brims with fully developed suspects and motives that are hidden in plain sight. Skillful misdirection masks the killer’s identity. This page-turner is must reading for fans as well as newcomers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

JACK by Marilynne Robinson

Two starred reviews!

“An elegantly written proof of the thesis that love conquers all—but not without considerable pain.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Myriad manifestations of pain are evoked, but here, too, are beauty, humor, mystery, and joy as Robinson holds us rapt with the exactitude of her perceptions and the exhilaration of her hymnal cadence, and so gracefully elucidates the complex sorrows and wonders of life and spirit.”–Booklist, starred review


“Each new glimpse of the past alters readers’ understanding of the present. This complex mystery will satisfy newcomers and longtime fans alike.”–Publishers Weekly

PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke

3 starred reviews!

“This is a solid crossover pick for readers whose appreciation of magical fantasy leans toward V.E. Schwab or Erin Morgenstern.”–Library Journal, starred review

“Weird and haunting and excellent.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This superbly told tale is sure to be recognized as one of the year’s most inventive novels.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

A DECEPTION AT THORNECREST: An Amory Ames Mystery by Ashley Weaver

“Those who enjoy escaping into make-believe English villages in the company of pleasant vicars, mildly eccentric aristocrats, and wily village folk will be satisfied.”–Publishers Weekly

DON’T LOOK FOR ME by Wendy Walker

“Nicole heads to the town where her mother was last seen and begins uncovering details—another vanished woman, a hole in the fence surrounding an isolated property—that could lead her to the truth.”–Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert

TO SLEEP IN A SEA OF STARS by Christopher Paolini

“The author of the YA phenomenon ERAGON crafts a first adult novel featuring Kira Navarez, who’s thrilled to be given the opportunity to explore a new world—a far-off planet that looks ready to be colonized. But there she finds a relic that transforms her life even as it poses a monstrous threat to humanity. With a whopping two-million-copy first printing.”–Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert

AND NOW SHE’S GONE by Rachel Howzell Hall

Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, AND NOW SHE’S GONE explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.

LIKES by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

2 starred reviews!

“With the exuberance of the best Elizabeth McCracken stories and the insights of Tessa Hadley, these tales are at once gorgeously rendered and empathetic. This has the feel of an instant classic.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“As clean prose dissects messy lives, these stories combine an empathetic heart with acute understanding.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred reviews

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