Booklist‘s Top 10 First Novels of 2017 list includes two of our favorite debuts: GOODBYE, VITAMIN by Rachel Khong Rachel returns home to help her mother care for her father as he struggles with dementia in Khong’s tender, deadpan-funny, and affecting drama about memory, self, and caregiving. THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas […]
Hey hey, it’s a great day for YA! Bonnie Pipkin’s AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS is nominated for YALSA’s 2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and Melissa Albert’s THE HAZEL WOOD has two starred reviews! Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month, then join us today at 4pm EST for Early Word YA […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite December 2017 AND January 2018 titles for the January 2018 LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due November 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. YEAR ONE: Chronicles of the One by Nora Roberts A December 2017 Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! In the stunning beginning to […]
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence “Library lovers will dig the apropos subject headings she gives each letter; fellow bibliophiles will swoon at her well-articulated feelings about her favorites; all will find the breakup notes oddly cathartic (“I’m putting you in a Little Free Library”) and appreciate her book’s final, […]
Happy #ThrillerThursday to a thrilling debut and three new books from old favorites: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by B.A. Paris An August 2016 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick with two starred reviews! “Making her smash debut, Paris switches chapters between the present and the recent past, taking us along on Grace’s journey and keeping the suspense […]
The *stars* are piling up for these six outstanding mysteries: BECAUSE I’M WATCHING by Christina Dodd — THREE STARS! “Dodd continues her flawless pivoting from romance to suspense with the third book in her riveting series set in the small Washington town of Virtue Falls. Scary, sexy, and smartly written, BECAUSE I’M WATCHING is Dodd at […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the August 2016* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due June 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines. A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! In the 12th book in Penny’s #1 New York Times bestselling series, Inspector Armand Gamache has come out of retirement to […]
Gone Girl. Luckiest Girl Alive. The Girl on the Train. It may not have “Girl” in the title, but Wendy Walker’s ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN is destined to be Summer 2016’s blockbuster thriller. In fact, Reese Witherspoon already snapped up the film rights and is in talks to star. In the small, affluent town of […]
Our first #ThrillerThursday titles of the new year ALL have *starred reviews* and major accolades: ONCE A CROOKED MAN by David McCallum “David McCallum — yes, actor David McCallum of ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ and ‘NCIS’ fame — confidently embarks on a second career in his highly entertaining debut that mixes the espionage novel with […]
May is Mystery Month over at Booklist and to celebrate they’ve put together “Best of” reading lists with loads of Macmillan titles!
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
Steinhauer follows his acclaimed Milo Weaver trilogy with a stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue. A career diplomat is shot dead in Budapest in front of his disbelieving wife, who is determined to find out why. This complex tale leaves us with the feeling that, despite all the information won, lost, hoarded, and put to use, the world of intelligence is no stronger than the fragile, fallible human beings who navigate it.
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has a new case involving the murder of the last surviving sister of quintuplets, a woman with ties to Three Pines, the idyllic, off-the-grid village outside Montreal where several of Gamache’s previous adventures have been set. The novel not only puts Gamache in harm’s way but also exposes Three Pines to defilement—a cozy setting under attack from a decidedly hard-boiled world. Another bravura performance from the magnificent Penny.
THE ORPHAN CHOIR by Sophie Hannah
Teetering on the edge of sanity, Louise Beeston retreats to a country home in England, hoping to escape the haunting choir music she hears continually. This riveting stand-alone, in which suspense snowballs to a climax that is all the more dire for its everyday contemporary English setting, is absolutely haunting, in every sense of the word.