Genre For All Spotlight: THE SHADOWS

Stranger Things meets Stephen King’s THE OUTSIDER? Count me in! Let’s talk Alex North’s deliciously creepy new thriller, THE SHADOWS. Last year, we were all obsessed with Alex North’s THE WHISPER MAN (PW Best Book of Summer 2019! 2 starred reviews! Indie Next pick! LibraryReads pick!). In THE SHADOWS, North offers another terrifying supernatural thriller […]

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Genre For All Presents: Kawai Strong Washburn and SHARKS IN THE TIME OF SAVIORS

A young family is vacationing when their seven-year-old son falls overboard (which is seriously worst nightmare material)–that is, until a shark appears, cradling the child in its jaws and delivering him safely back to his family. Now the family thinks that everything is turning around for them–they’re clearly favored by the ancient Hawaiian gods–and everyone […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY (12/16/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Natalie Jenner’s THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, in which an unusual but like-minded group of individuals band together to attempt something remarkable. One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen, one of England’s finest novelists. Now it’s home to a few distant relatives and their […]

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Christmas Giveaway 2019

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow…books! Cue the lights, hang the mistletoe, and get your tastiest egg nog ready. Here’s your chance to rock around the Christmas tree and win 8 Santa-approved holiday-themed books. Enter here by Wednesday, December 18 for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on our website […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jennifer Rosner’s breathtaking WWII mother/daughter story, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses […]

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Library Comic Custom Tarot Deck Sweepstakes

Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a custom tarot deck giveaway! We’ve partnered with Library Comic to immortalize one lucky librarian and two of their coworkers in a custom tarot deck (aka get your face on a tarot card!) Deadline to enter: October 20th, 2019 Click here for […]

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Maximum Shelf: AMERICAN DIRT (8/21/19)

Maximum Shelf: AMERICAN DIRT (8/21/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jeanine Cummins’ AMERICAN DIRT–a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope. Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE FURIES

Maximum Shelf: THE FURIES

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Katie Lowe’s debut novel, THE FURIES, a page-turning, harrowing story of a girl trying to fit in, whose obsessive new friends and desperation to belong leads her to places she’d never imagined…dark, dangerous, and possibly even violent. In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead. She’s posed on a swing […]

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Macmillan Audio Sweepstakes

Macmillan Audio Sweepstakes

Our pals at Macmillan Audio are giving away copies of our most exciting Winter 2019 audio books! See below for entry details and deadlines. THE GIRLS AT 17 SWANN STREET by Yara Zgheib “In her powerful debut, Zgheib masterfully chronicles the pain of an anorexic’s distorted thinking and intense fear of food in a riveting […]

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Another LibraryReads Giveaway? Say Whaaaaa? (10/10/18)

Another LibraryReads Giveaway? Say Whaaaaa? (10/10/18)

We’re so grateful for your continued support of LibraryReads (and our many winning titles) that we’re giving away one set of ALL OF OUR 2018 LibraryReads picks to date! To enter the giveaway, simply fill in the this form by Wednesday, October 31. * This contest has ended and winners have been contacted. THE WIFE BETWEEN […]

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