Marriages to die for, a Karin Slaughter read-alike, and the grim reaper… Welcome to this week’s #thrillerthurday! AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE by JoAnn Chaney Two starred reviews!You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them… “Chaney alternates past and present, creating an unbearably urgent narrative, and she has a […]
Download, read, and vote for your favorite December 2018 AND January 2019 titles for the January 2019 LibraryReads list! *Votes due December 1! Click here for the full list of 2019 deadlines. AN ANONYMOUS GIRL by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen Also available in audio 3 starred reviews! The next novel of psychological suspense from […]
First, if you’re not whitelisted (pre-approved) for Macmillan’s e-galleys on Edelweiss, DO IT! Then download and read these fresh, forthcoming Macmillan titles: Fiction: DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I by Alan Brennert GODSEND by John Wray PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks RECEPTOR by Alan Glynn Mystery/Thriller: THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides NO MERCY by Joanna Schaffhausen THE […]
Happy #BookBday to two new titles perfect for book clubs: IF I FORGET YOU by by Thomas Christopher Greene A July 2016 Indie Next pick! Two former lovers reconnect in this beautiful and haunting tale of great lost love. “In his powerful, emotionally moving love story, Greene candidly acknowledges life’s complexities and the many challenges […]
The July 2016 Indie Next list includes four Macmillan titles! ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by Wendy Walker The must-read summer thriller of 2016 with movie rights snapped up by Reese Witherspoon! In a small affluent town, a teenage girl is attacked at a local party and in the hours immediately after is given a controversial […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the June 2016* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due April 20! Click here for the full list of 2016 deadlines. THE HOUR OF LAND: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams “Williams, an ardent, often rhapsodic, always scrupulous witness to the living world and […]
Here are LOTS of reading recommendations courtesy of Anne’s “Three’s Company” Book Buzz at ALA Midwinter 2016: TITLE TBA* by Liane Moriarty | 9781250069795 | On Sale: July 26 MOST WANTED* by Lisa Scottoline | 9781250010131 | On Sale: April 12 THE 14TH COLONY* by Steve Berry | 9781250056245 | On Sale: April 5 ALL […]
Just like our furry friend says, today we wish a happy #BookBday to:
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika
Based on the author’s own capture in North Africa and his experiences as a prisoner-of-war in World War II in Italy and Germany, this frank and beautifully wrought novel deals with three men who must negotiate the emotions that are brought to the surface by the physical closeness of survival in the male-only camps. “BITTER EDEN is a beautifully crafted, absorbing read, a careful examination of human relationships, and a rare glimpse into the complexities of life in wartime.” — Booklist
MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy Turner
A sweeping historical set in Revolutionary War-era New England, young Resolute Talbot is sold into slavery and taught spinning and weaving–skills that place her at the secret heart of the growing rebellion against England. "Every page of Turner's engrossing and fascinating work is better than the last. Not only historical fiction fans will love this beautifully written and compelling novel." — Library Journal
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene
Inspired by a personal loss, this is a beautifully written, haunting and deeply affecting portrait of one couple at their best and worst. "This is a riveting psychological novel about loss and the terrible mistakes and compromises one can make in love and marriage. Essential for fans of literary fiction." — Library Journal, starred review
The holiday season is upon us!
Time is more fleeting than ever in December, so why not get your February LibraryReads nominations in early and have one less thing to worry about? Unless you're saving all your reading and nominating for a long, winter break (just make sure to submit by the January 1, 2014 deadline). We recommend a big mug of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, a cat curled up in your lap, and these February books:
DOING HARM by Kelly Parsons
“As a medical thriller, this skillfully wrought debut gets high marks for building tension to a breathtaking climax." – Library Journal, starred review
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika
“Originally published shortly after the author’s death in 2002 and based on his experiences as a POW in WWII, BITTER EDEN is a beautifully crafted, absorbing read, a careful examination of human relationships, and a rare glimpse into the complexities of life in wartime.” — Booklist
RUNNER by Patrick Lee
This thriller from New York Times bestselling author Patrick Lee is the first in a new series starring retired special forces operative Sam Dryden. It's received three outstanding pre-publication reviews, sold international rights in seven countries, and the film rights were optioned by Warner Brothers with director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) attached.
THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
"Readers drawn to the intense emotion and zero-sum conflict of Andre Dubus III’s HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG will love this one, as will those captivated by the missing-person intrigues in Laura Lippman’s WHAT THE DEAD KNOW and Lisa Scottoline’s LOOK AGAIN." — Booklist
THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene
"This is a riveting psychological novel about loss and the terrible mistakes and compromises one can make in love and marriage. Essential for fans of literary fiction." — Library Journal, starred review
WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
"The buildup to each murder is extraordinarily well done and almost unbearably suspenseful. On the whole, the novel lives up to the edginess of this genre. Brrrr." — Booklist
For more February LibraryReads title suggestions, view our collection on Edelweiss. Happy reading and happy nominating!
In addition to reading recommendations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday -- here's a reminder on how to get pre-approved on Edelweiss for Macmillan e-galleys:
To get Whitelisted on Edelweiss*:
1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne an email that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
3. Wait for Anne to send you a confirmation message, then download to your heart's delight and nominate titles you love for LibraryReads
*Whitelisting is only available to librarians currently employed in the U.S.
Already whitelisted and ready to read? Great! Here are some of Anne’s favorite Spring 2014 titles:
If you loved “Fatal Attraction” and “Unfaithful,” read APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty
If you dig heartfelt love stories with a dose of Southern charm, read LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen (just have a tissue handy)
If you’re a fan of Richard Yates’s A GOOD SCHOOL and other literary coming-of-age stories, read THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch
If you have a need for speed when you read (think Robert Ludlum’s Bourne books), don’t miss RUNNER by Patrick Lee
If you don’t mind gory mysteries with a touch of dark history, check out WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
If you can’t get enough of Indiana Jones-like capers, read THE BLOOD OF ALEXANDER by Tom Wilde
If you like your mysteries inspired by real-life events, read PROVIDENCE RAG by Bruce DeSilva
If you enjoyed Irène Némirovsky’s SUITE FRANCAISE, check out another posthumously discovered masterwork: EXILES RETURN by Elisabeth de Waal
If you enjoy Elizabeth Strout, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jojo Moyes, read MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell
If you’re a fan of Anita Shreve and Richard Russo, read THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene. Fun fact: it already has a starred pre-publication review from Library Journal
If you like stories about everlasting friendship, music, and going home again, read SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler
If you like unreliable narrators, read THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
If you loved Michael Faber’s THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, read SEDITION by Katharine Grant
If you’re looking for THE next must-read for teens, check out THE HAVEN by librarian favorite, award-winning and critically acclaimed author, Carol Lynch Williams
Anne is now officially outta here and on the road! In the next few days you will find her assisting the academic marketing group at NCTE in Boston. If you’re there too - stop by booth #811-813 and give her a high-five and HUG. Then she'll be off cooking and crafting and hopefully sharing all of her creations with you! (She sees a lot of mug cakes in your future).