April's right around the corner, and even if it traditionally means lots of showers in the forecast, at least we'll have plenty of great books to cozy up with. The April LibraryReads list, which features ten of next month's newly published books that librarians across the country are most excited about sharing with their patrons, features something for readers of all tastes.
At the top of the list is Gabrielle Zevin's irresistible novel The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which graces the cover of our April issue. Don't miss our insightful interview with Zevin about the list-topper.
See all ten of their selections right here. Are there any that you'll be adding to your TBR list?
With just a few days left in February, let's take a look at the March LibraryReads list, which features the 10 books coming out next month that librarians across the country are the most excited about sharing with their patrons.
Coming in at #1 is Laura McHugh's The Weight of Blood, which our reviewer describes as "a tense, taut novel and a truly remarkable debut. . . . a suspenseful thrill ride that satisfies in all the right ways." (Read our full review here, and our interview with McHugh about the book here.)
What do you think, readers? Will any of the March LibraryReads books be going on your TBR list?
With February right around the corner, let's take a look at the February LibraryReads list, which features 10 books coming out next month that librarians across the country are the most excited about sharing with their patrons.
Topping the list is Red Rising by Pierce Brown, which Cindy Stevens of the Pioneer Library System in Norman, Oklahoma, proclaims as "the next great read for those who loved The Hunger Games."
While the list offers up lots of suspenseful thrillers to curl up with by the fire—The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (our Top Pick in fiction for February!) and The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin, among them—it also features much-anticipated new novels from best-selling authors Matthew Quick and Wiley Cash. See the full list right here.
What do you think, readers? Any of the books going straight to the top of your TBR list?
Get ready to add to your TBR stack! The LibraryReads December list is out and features 10 books coming out next month that have librarians across the country buzzing and eager to share with their patrons.
Topping the list is romance maven Sarah MacLean's latest addition to her best-selling Rules for Scoundrels series, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (coming 11/26). Check out our interview with MacLean in which she dishes about her affinity for historic romances and the giant, juicy secret that's revealed in the book. (Don't worry—no spoilers.)
Whether you're craving a well-crafted mystery or a compelling memoir—or just about anything else—the LibraryReads December list offers an eclectic mix of options. Is there one you're especially looking forward to reading?
The votes of librarians from across the country have been counted, and the books that garnered the most nods have been compiled into the official LibraryReads November list. At the top is Diane Setterfield's Bellman & Black, which our reviewer describes as "a slow-burning, creepily realistic tale, woven together with practical but often magically transformative prose." (Read our full review of the book and our Meet the Author interview with Setterfield.)
Check out all 10 of the books on the LibraryReads November list. Which one are you most looking forward to reading?
Enthusiastic librarians from across the country cast their votes, and 10 books emerged victorious, garnering enough nods to land on the official LibraryReads October list, which features the new-in-October books that librarians are most eager to recommend. Coming in at the top is The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion's engaging debut novel, a tale of unlikely love, which our reviewer says is, "a wacky, wonderful love story that is just plain fun to read." (Read our review here.)
Check out all 10 of the books on the LibraryReads October list. Which one are you most looking forward to reading?
Because 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:
1. 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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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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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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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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7. 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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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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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.