November 2016 LibraryReads

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The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

October 2016 LibraryReads

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The October LibraryReads list includes historical fiction from Paulette Jiles, the latest installment of Tana French’s “Dublin Murder Squad” series, Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut, and, from Charlaine Harris, the first Aurora Teagarden mystery in more than a decade. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads […]

September 2016 LibraryReads

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A heart attack sends a woman on a difficult journey in Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a librarian takes her passion for books on the road in Jenny Colgan’s The Bookshop on the Corner, a drunken deputy crashes a christening and all bets are off in Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth, and Patrick Phillips reveals the gripping and […]

Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

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Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

August 2016 LibraryReads

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The top ten books librarians across the country can’t put down

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.