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

LibraryReads November 2015

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That Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are on any most-read list is no surprise. Also on this month’s list of what librarians are reading is a new novel by B.A. Shaprio, author of the well-received 2012 The Art Forger, and a sure-to-be-gorgeous new title by the prolific Isabel Allende. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, […]

Garth Risk Hallberg | LibraryReads Author, October 15, 2015

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An utterly absorbing speed-read notwithstanding its gorgeous 900-page heft, Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire lets readers live and breathe 1970s New York.

LibraryReads September 2015

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Some familiar names—Lee Child, Jonathan Evison, Jenny Lawson—have made this month’s LibraryReads, the list of what librarians are reading and loving lately. Happily, though, top of the list this time is a debut, Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No […]

Eli Gottlieb | LibraryReads Author, August 2015

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“I hope this novel can help contribute to a discussion of otherness in general and of humanizing that which we often regard as alien: the disabled, autistics, schizophrenics…its main purpose is finally to engage and to hold the reader inside a world.”

Laura Dave | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2015

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Interview with No. 1 vote getter Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Naomi Novik | LibraryReads Author, May 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted