libraryreadslogoBecause we love libraries, we're very excited about the new LibraryReads program. In case you haven't heard about it, here's how it works: Library staffers across the country nominate the books coming out each month that they've really enjoyed reading and are most eager to recommend to library patrons. The 10 that receive the most nominations are compiled onto a list of books that have the endorsement of not just one but many librarians—so you know they're going to be good. Without further ado, the September LibraryReads list:

fangirl1. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
St. Martin’s, $18.99, ISBN 9781250030955

A teen girl is torn between the safety of writing fan fiction and the vulnerability that comes with joining the real world in this romantic, witty tale.


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howthelight2. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny
Minotaur, $25.99, ISBN 9780312655471


As the holiday season approaches, the search for a missing woman draws Chief Inspector Gamache to the small town of Three Pines. (How the Light Gets In is our Top Pick in Mysteries for September. Read our review.)


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nightfilm3. NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl
Random House, $28, ISBN 9781400067886


When the daughter of a cult film director dies in a suspicious accident, investigative journalist Scott McGrath is determined to uncover the truth. (Read our interview with Pessl.)


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helpforhaunted4. HELP FOR THE HAUNTED by John Searles
Morrow, $26.99, ISBN 9780060779634


After her parents are murdered, teenager Sylvie Mason must find the courage to explore her family’s many secrets—including the strange sounds coming from their basement.


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returned5. THE RETURNED by Jason Mott
Harlequin MIRA, $24.95, ISBN 9780778315339


When the dead begin to return to their homes in cities around the world, a small Southern town feels the effects. (The Returned is our Top Pick in Fiction for September. Read our review.)


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burialrites6. BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent
Little, Brown, $26, ISBN 9780316243919


This literary debut, inspired by the true story of a woman executed for murder in Iceland in 1829, brings this remote time and place to brilliant life. (Read our review.)


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margot7. MARGOT by Jillian Cantor
Riverhead, $16, ISBN 9781594486432


What if Anne Frank’s older sister, Margot, had survived the Holocaust? YA author Cantor ponders that question with sensitivity and insight in her adult fiction debut.


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songsofwillow8. SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford
Ballantine, $26, ISBN 9780345522023


In a follow-up to the bestseller Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Ford tells the story of a Depression-era Seattle boy searching for his missing mother. (Read our interview with Ford.)


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fivedaysmemorial9. FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink
Crown, $27, ISBN 9780307718969


In the days after Hurricane Katrina, 45 people died inside New Orleans’ Memorial Medical Center. Fink recounts these dramatic events with accuracy and heart. (Five Days at Memorial is our Top Pick in Nonfiction for September. Read our review.)


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houseinsky10. A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
Scribner, $27, ISBN 9781451645606


While working as a novice journalist in Mogadishu, Lindhout and her companion were captured and held for ransom for more than a year. This harrowing memoir explains how she survived.


Which of these books are going onto your TBR list? Read more about LibraryReads here.

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