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Library Reads List May 2018
Announcing the May 2018 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and May's LibraryReads Favorite is:
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
“Fierce, independent women full of rage, determination,
and fire. The first novel in the Empirium trilogy holds appeal for both
young adult and adult readers. For fans of Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, and The
“Historical romantic suspense. Who would suspect
that the quiet California seaside tea shop waitress is actually an
escaped mental patient? The second book in Quick's Burning Cove
series has the same 1930s vibe and glamorous, gossipy Hollywood
ambiance as The
Girl Who Knew Too Much.”
Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
“Ware's best book by far. I finally stopped trying
to puzzle it out and just sat back to enjoy the ride.”
Susanne Guide, Union County Public Library,
The Perfect Mother A Novel by Aimee Molloy
"A frank look at mommy culture wrapped in an
original twist on the suburban, psychological
Jennifer Winberry, Hunterdon County Library,
Love and Ruin
A Novel by Paula McLain
"Biographical and historical fiction. Another
fascinating Hemingway wife from McLain who always writes interesting
women and great period detail."
Elizabeth Angelastro, Manilus Library, Manilus, NY
Tin Man A Novel by Sarah Winman
(G.P. Putnam's Sons)
“A beautifully written story of love, loss, grief,
friendship, and acceptance. The story winds in and out of time in a
figure eight like waves reaching shore and receding again.”
Donna Burger, Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
Our Kind of Cruelty A Novel
by Araminta Hall (MCD)
"Disturbing psychological suspense with an
unreliable narrator. This is a love story. Or is it? It's more a
story of obsession."
Jennifer Ohzourk, St. Louis Public Library, St.
Paper Ghosts A Novel of Suspense by Julia Heaberlin
(Ballantine Books) "Grace has spent years secretly investigating
the disappearance of her older sister. Grace's prime suspect is Carl
Feldman, a photographer, who has been acquitted of the crime and now
suffers from dementia. Grace decides that a road trip may jog Carl's
Galen Cunniff, Scituate Town Library, Scituate, MA
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
(Simon & Schuster)
"Perfect for the reality TV addicted, this
book is gossip laden, full of edge, and contains plenty of
Sharon Layburn, Huntington Public Library,
Huntington Station, NY
The Ensemble A Novel by Aja Gabel
"Set against the backdrop of the
highly-competitive and merciless world of classical music, this
brilliantly written debut is an exquisite portrait of a group
friendship spanning decades. Gabel weaves a lyrical tale of four
young musician’s journeys and their complex, yet resilient,
relationships with each other. For fans of The Interestings, A Little
A Secret History."
Yes, we have the Witcher books! The basis for the next major Netflix series, this original story by Polish author Sapkowski could be as popular as the Game of Thrones.
The story-line is a fantasy, with the Witcher of Rivia as the main character who's job it is to slay monsters of all kinds on his own or with the help of wizards, sorceresses, elves, and occasionally humans. Subtlety and ingeniously inserted are references to the fairy tales we all grew up with.
After reading the first book I'm hooked and a fan. I hope that Netflix is up to the challenge of bringing this fantasy to life.
July 2019 LibraryReads
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
Published: 7/9/2019 by Berkley
“Nina likes her bookish life just fine. She works in a bookstore and is on a highly competitive trivia team. She is funny and snarky and great company (says this reader). Suddenly, a father she never knew dies and leaves her with a pack of brothers and sisters and Nina may be forced out of her comfortable reading chair. For readers who enjoyed Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey and The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald.” Eileen Curley, Hagaman Public Library, East Haven, CT
NoveList Read-alike: The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
The Book Charmer
by Karen Hawkins
Published: 7/30/2019 by Gallery Books
“Sarah is the librarian in a small Southern town called Dove Pond. Her magic is matching the right book to the right reader at the right time in their life. Grace is a city girl, new in town and in need of a little magic herself. For read…