For Your Consideration: November 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due October 1!

TSARINA by Ellen Alpsten

“Alpsten’s debut reimagines the other Catherine—Catherine Alexeyevna, wife of Peter the Great, who took over the empire after her husband’s death in 1725 (and his torture and murder of his son, the heir apparent). The 100,000-copy first printing bespeaks in-house confidence.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert


“March fills the story with finely developed characters… She also presents an authentic view of India under British rule while exploring the challenges faced by a character of mixed race. The heartfelt ending leaves plenty of room for a sequel. Readers won’t be surprised this won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.”–Publishers Weekly

THE BOOK COLLECTORS: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War by Delphine Minoui

“Heartbreaking, inspiring, and beautifully told.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This compassionate portrayal of an engaging group of rebels serves as a testament to both the resilience of the human spirit and to the power of story. Highly recommended for those interested in current events, Middle East history and politics, and personal accounts of war.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE AWAKENING: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 1 by Nora Roberts

“Best-selling Roberts sets the bar high with the launch of her Dragon Heart Legacy trilogy, a captivating tale that not only vividly showcases her superior storytelling and characterization skills but also brightly illuminates her affinity for all things Irish.”–Booklist


A unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it. With the country at a breaking point and their romance caught in the center, these star-crossed lovers are going to have to redefine heart, home, and what they truly desire.

INK by Jonathan Maberry

“Maberry, who has never shied away from serious, complex subjects, here tackles one of the most fundamental themes of them all: the nature and transience of memory. Yes, there is a monster in the book, but this is no one-track monster story, though the idea of people losing pieces of their identities, and how they respond to the loss, packs a monstrous wallop… A brilliant and supremely scary novel.”–Booklist, starred review

THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE by Kjell Eriksson

“Eriksson’s THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE brings back popular Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell, who’s retired to the country but not for long—someone has set fire to the old schoolhouse, now housing asylum seekers, and three people are dead.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

WITHOUT A BREW: A Sloan Krause Mystery by Ellie Alexander

“Sloan Krause, a beer maven with a nose for brews, is torn between her personal problems and murder in a Washington ski town devoted to all things German… A delight for foodies, craft beer fans, and lovers of twisty mysteries with a bit of humor.”–Kirkus Reviews

IN THE LION’S DEN: A House of Falconer Novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford

“…IN THE LION’S DEN ticks all the boxes fans expect from Bradford’s romantic sagas. Bradford’s books continue to be prolific bestsellers; libraries will need to have her latest on hand to meet fan demand. “–Booklist


“Alfa Ndiaye, a young Senegalese man recruited into the French army as a rifleman, confronts the madness of World War I and his role in that madness… A searing, eye-opening tale of innocence destroyed.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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