March 2017 LibraryReads

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The March LibraryReads list has something for everybody. Set at the end of World War II, Jessica Shattuck’s new book deals with the reprcussions of war, love and rebuilding lives. Say Nothing by Brad Parks is a suspenseful ride filled with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat, while bestselling […]

Neil Gaiman | LibraryReads Spotlight, February 15, 2017

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In the introduction to Norse Mythology, his resonant re-creation before our very eyes of the enduring legends starring one-eyed god Odin, dangerously mischievous Loki, and more, multi-award-winning fantasy author Neil Gaiman says of the world’s many traditions, “If I had to declare a favorite, it would probably be for the Norse myths.”

February 2017 LibraryReads

Norse Mythology

With the new year in full swing, there is no question that this issue of LibraryReads will bring you new and exciting adventures. This month’s list includes master storyteller Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Norse myths; Clare Mackintosh introduces us to her new thriller I See You; while Alex George pulls at our heartstrings with a story of friendship, pain, and hope.

Spotlight | Katherine Arden, LibraryReads Author, January 2017

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Rooted in Russian history and folklore and told in language as extravagantly beautiful as the fire bird itself, Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale brings us Vasilisa Petrovna, a village girl with royal bloodlines and more mysterious, magical antecedents who saves her corner of medieval Russia and effectively all humankind.

LibraryReads December 2016/January 2017

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You will find the December/January LibraryReads list thrilling, with books like Peter Swanson’s Hitchcock-like thriller, a suspense filled murder mystery from Barry Brunonia, and award-winning author Jane Harper’s heart-racing debut mystery.

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