LJ Talks to First Novelist Aja Gabel | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

Gabel’s thoroughly absorbing debut clarifies the special intimacy that’s inevitably a part of playing in a string quartet, but it goes a step further. As Gabel noted in a phone conversation with LJ, “This setup is ripe for plumbing human ­relationships.”

Prepping for BookExpo 2018 | Librarian Friendly Programs

While one LJ editor prepares for a BookExpo 2018 panel by perusing 75 books, add these LibraryReads events to your BEA calendar.

April 2018 LibraryReads

Read away those winter blues with some books off the April LibraryReads list. A twisted take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, Unbury Carol by award-winning author Josh Malerman is a haunting story that will have you guessing till the last page; Curtis Sittenfeld’s new collection of short stories uncovers the deepest emotions that make […]

Tayari Jones Portrays a Complex American Marriage | LibraryReads Author

However engaging her prose, Tayari Jones is not the sort of author who tosses off fiction meant merely for entertainment. After completing Silver Sparrow, an LJ Best Book and NEA Big Read about the two daughters of a bigamist father, she wanted to dig into another timely and topical issue.

March 2018 LibraryReads

With spring in the air, there is no better time to dive into a fresh new read. New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman and her new novel Sunburn will have readers captivated with a suspense-filled love story that has twists and turns on every page;  ride alongside two heroines as they are driven apart […]

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, and Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Book Pulse is a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new books and book news. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham is this week’s big book; librarian’s pick Joe Hill’s Strange Weather; and Danielle Steel opens high on the best seller lists.

October 2017 LibraryReads

The October LibraryReads is off with a bang. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat with New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill’s new collection of nail-biting short stories; fall in love with a heartbreaking story of bravery and struggle while reading Wiley Cashe’s The Last Ballad; and watch what happens when one family is quarantined […]

August 2017 LibraryReads

The August LibraryReads list really packs a punch. In Ann Hood’s new memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books, she shares her love for literature and the transformative power it holds. Leah Weiss brings us a novel full of hope, heart, and finding the courage within, while New York Times bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson delivers […]

Eve Chase Plumbs the Depths of Sisterly Bonds | LibraryReads Author

In Eve Chase’s sparkling new work, The Wildling Sisters, Jessie finds a glorious old house in the Cotswolds where she can raise her toddler daughter and troubled teenage stepdaughter with fresh abandon.

July 2017 LibraryReads

The July LibraryReads list is sure to be a hit. New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware and her new thriller The Lying Game will have you full of anticipation; David Williams’s debut novel, When the English Fall, takes you on an in-depth journey through the life of an Amish farmer; and Hello, Sunshine will […]