Download, read, and vote for your favorite September titles for the September 2022 LibraryReads list!
Votes due August 1!
“Set in England and spanning 76 years, this searing domestic noir from bestseller Fellowes (the Mitford Murders series) chronicles shy protagonist Bella’s toxic relationship with narcissistic, charismatic Kate… The tragic tale unfolds largely via revelatory snippets of conversation between the keenly drawn characters, lending a voyeuristic air. Fellowes paints an unflinching portrait of female friendship that should appeal to fans of Julie Mayhew and Leïla Slimani.”–Publishers Weekly
“Li’s measured and exquisite delivery of Agnès’ revelations conveys the balance and rebalance of the girls’ relationship over time but also illuminates the motivations of writers (fame, revenge, escape) and how power within a relationship mutates and exploits.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
New York Times bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell is back with the first in the Deviant Kings series set in a modern world but with a dark, erotic fantasy twist perfect for fans of NEON GODS.
“Themes of faith, suffering, queerness, and duty are given plenty of room to breathe as Misery and their ragtag gang of friends struggle to navigate a universe as complex and gorgeously rendered as it is hostile to those on its margins. This is a triumph.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A Dominican woman in her mid-50s living in Washington Heights must find a job while facing the forces of gentrification, globalization, and the Great Recession… A poignant portrait of one fallible, wise woman and a corner of one of New York’s most vibrant immigrant communities.”–Kirkus Reviews
“A collection of linked stories focused on one family’s tempest-tossed journeys in Jamaica and Florida… A fine debut that looks at the complexities of cultural identity with humor, savvy, and a rich sense of place.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Vivid descriptions and well-developed characters enhance the mounting tension as Layla contends with her family’s past and charts her future.”–Booklist
“The plot twists and turns are both familiar and yet full of surprises at the same time. Readers who appreciate medical gross-outs as well as psychological terror in their fiction will adore LEECH. Fans of gothic horror will devour it.”–Booklist, starred review
“A delightfully scatterbrained baker prefers one-night stands to relationships—until a sexy Australian marketing executive visits her city and turns her life upside down… This is a funny, tumultuous novel that will inspire readers to think about how different kinds of brains shape our human need for love and sex. A quirky and engaging second novel from an up-and-coming author.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Howe debuts with a cute… second-chance romance between rival teachers’ assistants… The rivals-to-lovers dynamic is good fun… and their present-day romance entertains.”–Publishers Weekly
A heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to realize their unique gift of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.
A timely story of one woman persevering in the natural world that will resonate with the millions of readers of THE GREAT ALONE, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, and Cheryl Strayed’s WILD.
“Nona’s lovely, simple, and occasionally silly voice works especially well in juxtaposition with the dark, dense backdrop of the series so far, creating a riveting contrast. Readers will be on the edges of their seats.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Flawed characters take center stage in an intense novel with a shocking conclusion.”–Library Journal, starred review
“This sparkling Regency romance from Enoch (HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SCOT) goes all out on madcap hijinks… This adorable makeshift family is sure to win hearts.”–Publishers Weekly
“The criminal conspirators are both inventively corrupt and chilling, and the cleverly constructed mystery is leavened with generous doses of Montana history, along with the welcome appearances of characters from earlier Cassie novels. The story culminates with one of Box’s most satisfying payoffs.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This romantic comedy from LaQuette is a sexy and hilarious gem, recommended for all general romance collections.”–Library Journal, starred review