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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Rainbow Rowell

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce May Favorites

We Were Liars

At Simon & Schuster’s recent spring preview, several librarians, unbidden and with some emotion, thanked the editors present for making available All the Light We Cannot See. Others apparently agree that it’s something special, as it’s made the list of your favorite May titles. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce April Favorites

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

LJ‘s Spring Editors’ Picks highlighted Gabrielle Zevin’s new novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Apparently it’s a hit with librarians already too, as it tops the list of what you’re reading this month. Interested in getting involved? LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce March Favorites

Circle of Wives

Here’s what librarians around the country are reading and loving this month. My pick: Alice LaPlante’s A Circle of Wives, which delves into a spouse’s worst nightmare: finding out that you are an unwitting polygamist. Interested in getting involved? LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce December Favorites

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Librarians are immersed in an eclectic mix of new titles this month. Sarah MacLean’s wonderfully titled No Good Duke Goes Unpunished tops the list, with Adriana Trigiani’s The Supreme Macaroni Company also making a welcome appearance. Nonfiction makes a showing too, with librarians around the country trying new titles on writers and their relationships with […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce November Favorites

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Ahead of Halloween, librarians around the country are immersing themselves in the gothic; they name Diane Setterfield’s Bellman & Black as the October title they are enjoying most. Also  making their top ten are new titles from masters Pat Conroy and Amy Tan. Next on my list though, is a mystery with an intriguing setting: […]

Talking with Graeme Simsion about The Rosie Project

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In Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, Australian genetics professor Don Tillman wants to find a wife. Alas, schedule-bound, just plain dorky Don has never made it past a first date. Then he hits on the idea of launching a Wife Project with a questionnaire, “a purpose-built, scientifically valid instrument…to filter out the time wasters, the […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce September Favorites

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A quirky romance tops September’s LibraryReads, the monthly list featuring new books that librarians around the country nominate as their favorites.

Talking to Jamie Ford About His LibraryReads Pick, Songs of Willow Frost

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Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Ford, author of the mega-best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and now Songs of Willow Frost, which is publishing this month and has just appeared on the first LibraryReads list. Here’s the result of our conversation.   “I like complicated family stories, stories […]

YA Crossover Tops Inaugural LibraryReads List

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The inaugural LibraryReads lists ten titles (published this month and forthcoming) nominated as “favorites” by librarians from around the country.

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