Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2016

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Anne ­Tyler’s Vinegar Girl gives us the story of Kate Battista, a no-nonsense young woman who doesn’t aim to please, brusquely voicing her opinions at her job as preschool teacher and at home as housekeeper for her feckless scientist father and airheaded little sister.

LibraryReads | July 2016

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Librarians from all over the country submit their favorite books of the month, featuring an exciting techno-thriller from Blake Crouch that hinges on the idea of multiple realities.

LibraryReads June 2016

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The June LibraryReads list is headlined by a delightful, modern reinvention of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew by Anne Tyler

LibraryReads May 2016

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The May LibraryReads list features a irresistible novel by Fredrik Backman about a woman who leaves her cheating husband and settles down in a town of misfits—and finding a second chance along the way.

LibraryReads April 2016

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Ten best books chosen by librarians across the country as their top reads for the month of April, featuring Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

LibraryReads February 2016

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The February LibraryReads list features Ruta Sepetys’s historical novel of adventure, maritime suspense, and 1945 Europe. Also in the month of Valentine’s Day find Debbie Macomber and new Lori Foster, plus intriguing titles from the likes of Joshilyn Jackson and Lisa Gardner. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are […]

LibraryReads January 2016

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Some welcome nonfiction makes the first LibraryReads list of the new year, with librarians favoring Bill Bryson’s latest as one of January’s best reads. Beloved fiction authors make the list too, with titles by Elizabeth Strout, Dean Koontz, and Ian Rankin also on librarians’ bedside tables. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list […]

LibraryReads Favorites of 2015

Every month LibraryReads lists the new books that librarians are reading and loving. The group’s December list is a little different: it offers a look at the best LibraryReads of the year. See below for gems from 2015 including the year’s smash hit, The Girl on the Train. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the […]

Isabel Allende | LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2015

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The Japanese Lover, Allende’s lushly detailed new work embraces the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, homosexuality in less liberal times, and immigration today