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For Your Consideration: April 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due March 1!

TAKE ME APART by Sara Sligar

“Years after celebrated photographer Miranda Brand died unexpectedly, upending her California town, her son Theo asks one-time journalist Kate Aitken to create an archive of his mother’s work. Miranda evidently cracked under the strain of balancing work and family, but soon Kate must navigate nasty rumors about what really happened, her attraction to Theo, and her growing obsession with Miranda, fueled by her discovery of a diary that could explain everything. A debut starting to buzz.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

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Three Cheers for the February 2020 LibraryReads List!

You voted, they counted, and GOLDEN IN DEATH, OONA OUT OF ORDER, and SAINT X are officially LibraryReads picks for February 2020!

GOLDEN IN DEATH by J. D. Robb

Homicide detective Eve Dallas investigates a murder with a mysterious motive—and a terrifying weapon in this 50th series installment. “Robb shows no sign of losing steam.”–Publishers Weekly

OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore

On her 19th birthday, Oona Lockhart begins jumping to a random year of her life every New Year’s Eve, but just because life may be out of order, doesn’t mean it’s broken. “[A] delightfully freewheeling romp.”–Booklist, starred review

SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin

A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. “This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

AMERICAN DIRT is a January LibraryReads Pick + Diane Chamberlain Joins the Hall of Fame

You voted, they counted, and AMERICAN DIRT is officially a LibraryReads pick for January 2020! Plus, Diane Chamberlain joins the LibraryReads Hall of Fame with BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

4 starred reviews!

“This extraordinary novel about unbreakable determination will move the reader to the core.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“AMERICAN DIRT may be the don’t-miss book of 2020.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An important book.”–Library Journal, starred review

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN by Diane Chamberlain

A January 2020 Indie Next Pick!

“Chamberlain’s depictions of creative beauty and perseverance across time and in the face of inevitable obstacles will keep readers turning the pages.”–Publishers Weekly

For Your Consideration: March 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due February 1!

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler

A stunning page-turner about two very different families living side by side in an idyllic neighborhood – and the summer that changes their lives forever.

2 starred reviews!

“Traversing topics of love, race, and class, this emotionally complex novel speaks to—and may reverberate beyond—our troubled times.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Fowler skillfully renders her characters and their experiences into an unforgettable, heartbreaking story. Great for book clubs and fans of Tayari Jones and Jodi Picoult.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner

Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com with a “THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS” subject line to request a NetGalley download widget.

In Poland, as World War II rages, a mother hides with her young daughter, a musical prodigy whose slightest sound may cost them their lives. “Memoirist and award-winning children’s author Rosner challenges the Holocaust with a touch of magic (the yellow bird appears throughout), clarifying a dangerous time and place even as she offers a vibrant, affecting portrait of the mother-daughter relationship.”–Library Journal, starred review

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LibraryReads 2020 Voting Deadlines

Mark your calendars now for LibraryReads’ 2020 voting deadlines!

Votes for titles published in January 2020 are due December 1, 2019

Votes for titles published in February 2020 are due January 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in March 2020 are due February 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in April 2020 are due March 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in May 2020 are due April 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in June 2020 are due May 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in July 2020 are due June 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in August 2020 are due July 1, 2020

Votes for titles published in September 2020 are due August 1, 2020

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LibraryReads Voter Favorites 2019

You read ’em, you loved ’em, you voted for ’em, and now THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston, and THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary are LibraryReads 2019 Voter Favorites!

Thank you for making them some of your favorite books of the year.

Don’t forget you can also vote for the next monthly list (February 2020, nominations due 1/1/20)! Check out our suggestions here.

For Your Consideration: February 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due January 1!

THE BOATMAN’S DAUGHTER by Andy Davidson

A supernatural thriller about a young woman facing down ancient forces in the depths of the bayou.

2 starred reviews!

Davidson’s style is restrained, with a slow burn that explodes at the novel’s midpoint, making room for the plot to breathe and unravel toward the satisfying conclusion.”–Booklist, starred review

A stunning supernatural Southern gothic.“–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SAINT X by Alexis Schaitkin

A Library Journal Best Debut! A haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. “Setting the story in a fictional place, collaged and verbally photoshopped from real Caribbean settings, is daring, but this writer is fearless, and her gamble pays off.This killer debut is both a thriller with a vivid setting and an insightful study of race, class, and obsession.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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For Your Consideration: January 2020 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due December 1!

AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins

Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com with the subject line “AMERICAN DIRT” to request a print ARC.

2 starred reviews!

“Beautiful, straightforward language drives home the point that migration to safer places is not a political issue but a human one.”–Booklist, starred review

“Intensely suspenseful and deeply humane, this novel makes migrants seeking to cross the southern U.S. border indelibly individual.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE GOD GAME by Danny Tobey

“With a pace that is fast but not too fast…and a story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone else who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller.”–Booklist

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TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE = a November LibraryReads Pick!

Librarians love TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE! You voted, they counted, and now Matthew Dicks’ novel-in-lists is a November LibraryReads pick.

TWENTY-ONE TRUTHS ABOUT LOVE by Matthew Dicks

“Often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining, this superbly crafted work emphasizes the incalculable variety of the novel form.”–Booklist

Now, don’t forget to read and vote for your favorite December titles by November 1st! Need recommendations? We got ’em here.

For Your Consideration: December 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite December titles for the December 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due November 1!

DEAD ASTRONAUTS by Jeff VanderMeer

“VanderMeer is a master of literary science fiction, and this may be his best book yet.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THIN ICE by Paige Shelton

“Readers are left wondering up to the last exciting page what the answers are, and will eagerly await the second in this new Alaska mysteries series from the author of the Scottish Bookshop mysteries.”–Booklist

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