Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2022 LibraryReads list!
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“Full of lusty scenes, Kennedy’s second ‘Avalon Bay’ book (following GOOD GIRL COMPLEX) is a great read for fans of the series or as a stand-alone.”–Library Journal
“Exquisite prose matches deep characterization. Kennedy deserves to win an Edgar with this captivating sophomore effort.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“In her adult debut, Hahn successfully brings likable protagonists to life in this character-driven second-chance romance, perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey. Recommended for general purchase where rom-coms are popular.”–Library Journal
“Even those unfamiliar with the classic will be hooked by this account of a capable woman standing up to the sexist and racial prejudices of her time.”–Publishers Weekly
“With similarities to Chuck Wendig’s THE BOOK OF ACCIDENTS (2021), shades of T. Kingfisher, and a dash of THE RUINS, by Scott Smith (2006), this is a Southern gothic epic that masterfully weaves elements of body, folk, and cosmic horror into something wholly new, terrifying, and utterly breathtaking.”–Booklist, starred review
A hilarious paranormal romantic comedy about a grumpy, by-the-book Nephilim and a chaotic, eternally optimistic woman that might just trigger the end of the world.
A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, LAVENDER HOUSE is Knives Out with a queer historical twist.
“Thorne’s subversion of folk horror tropes and focus on small, intimate beats make for a gripping reading experience recommended for fans of Midsommar and Jennie Melamed’s GATHER THE DAUGHTERS.”–Publishers Weekly
“A college senior sleeps with an older woman she meets at a bar only to learn the next morning that the woman is her new friend’s mom… A sexy and empowering romance.”–Kirkus Reviews
“As entertaining as it is intellectually rigorous, this taut exploration of human—and inhuman—consciousness is a knockout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
PACHINKO meets THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN in this captivating journey of a young Korean “picture bride” and her immigrant experience in 1918 Hawai’i; the next must-read for bookclubs and fans of Min Jin Lee, Yangsze Choo, and Lisa See.
“Kowal expertly weaves in red herrings and twists right up to the unmasking of the killer, and punctuates the suspense with moments of sparkling wit and the antics of Tesla’s therapy dog, Gimlet. The author’s nuanced portrayal of Tesla’s disabilities and the complexities of the technology that assists her to navigate them is particularly welcome. This is a page-turner.”–Publishers Weekly