July 2022 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and WHAT MOVES THE DEAD by T. Kingfisher (the TOP PICK!), BET ON IT by Jodie Slaughter, BOOKED ON A FEELING by Jayci Lee, and A PRAYER FOR THE CROWN-SHY by Becky Chambers are LibraryReads picks for July 2022!

PLUS Katherine Center (THE BODYGUARD), Jennifer Hillier (THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK), and Sarah Gailey (JUST LIKE HOME) enter the Hall of Fame, and Linda Castillo adds to her Hall-of-Fameness with THE HIDDEN ONE.

WHAT MOVES THE DEAD by T. Kingfisher (the top pick!)
9781250830753 | 7/12/22

“Kingfisher adds wonderful dimension and tangibility to the classic Poe story, filling it in with standout character work and scenic descriptions that linger on the palate, while fleshing out the original plot with elements as plausible as they are chilling. It’s thoroughly creepy and utterly enjoyable.”–Publishers Weekly

BET ON IT by Jodie Slaughter
9781250821829 | 7/12/22

“Slaughter refreshingly balances steamy scenes with the unfolding drama surrounding Walker’s childhood trauma and Aja’s generalized anxiety, and the romance manages to be breezy and light without trivializing either protagonist’s struggles. It’s a fun but thoughtful gem.”–Publishers Weekly

9781250621146 | 7/26/22

“Lee has written another heartwarming, upbeat, rom-com featuring Korean American protagonists in the ultimate friends-to-lovers plot. Her third ‘A Sweet Mess‘ installment is a solid purchase.”–Library Journal

9781250236234 | 7/12/22

“Quiet and contemplative, empathic and warmhearted, this masterful sequel builds on the themes of the first volume to posit a more sustainable, more caring way of life. It’s both truly comforting and endlessly thought-provoking.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Hall of Fame

THE BODYGUARD by Katherine Center
9781250219398 | 7/19/22

“Center turns gender norms on their heads in this utterly charming tale of a female bodyguard and the gorgeous movie star she’s assigned to protect… Center’s latest might be her most winning yet, a classic romantic set-up with two appealing, sympathetic leads. It’s not only a must-read for her fans, but it will likely garner her new devotees as well.”–Booklist, starred review

THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK by Jennifer Hillier
9781250763167 | 7/19/22

“Readers of Megan Goldin and Lisa Jewell will enjoy this thrilling take on a character reinventing herself but unable to run away from the past. Hillier is a must-read for the mystery genre.”–Library Journal

JUST LIKE HOME by Sarah Gailey
9781250174727 | 7/19/22

“Gailey’s newest gothic novel is painfully suspenseful and richly dark, their rushing, intoxicating writing in peak form… It’s a must-read for all gothic horror fans.”–Booklist , starred review

THE HIDDEN ONE by Linda Castillo
9781250781055 | 7/5/22

“Another impressive entry in this always-entertaining series, which continues to combine a fascinating look at the Amish community with pacy action and a tenacious, thoughtful heroine.”–Booklist

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