the rest of the LibraryReads June Top 10:
There There A Novel by Tommy Orange
"A large cast of interwoven characters depicts
the experience of Native Americans living in urban settings. Perfect
for readers of character-driven fiction with a strong sense of
Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public
Library, New Albany, IN
Us Against You A Novel by Fredrik Backman
"The citizens of Beartown are about to lose
their beloved hockey team and their rivals could not be happier. The
narrator has you wondering who is going to die and why events occur
as they do."
Gail Christensen, Kitsap Regional Library,
The Word is Murder A Novel by Anthony Horowitz
"A playful commentary on the mystery genre
itself and the first in a promising new series. The author, Horowitz,
plays the part of the narrator, and gets caught up in solving a
murder with Daniel Hawthorne, an out-of-work detective."
Amy Whitfield, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary,
Jar of Hearts
by Jennifer Hillier
"A suspenseful thriller told from multiple
perspectives. A Seattle detective must unravel a web of secrets
dating back to his high school days."
Gail Roberts, Fairfax County Public Library,
Dreams of Falling by Karen White
"Set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, this
story does what Southern fiction does best: family, lies, and secrets.
For fans of Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe."
Leanne Milliman, Charlevoix Public Library,
The Kiss Quotient
by Helen Hoang (Berkley/Jove)
“A wonderfully sweet and erotic romance featuring
an autistic heroine who hires a hot male escort to teach her how to
enjoy sex, but learns so much more.”
Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library,
All We Ever Wanted A Novel by Emily Giffin
(Ballantine Books) “Great storyline that is relevant to issues both
facing young people today and the people raising them. The story
keeps you guessing.”
Sarah Trohoske, Erie County Public Library, Erie,
Little Big Love by Katy Regan
"A portrait of a family and a boy’s search for
the father who left them, told from multiple perspectives with
authentic, likeable characters."
Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis County Library, Austin,
How Hard Can It Be? A Novel by Allison Pearson
(St. Martin's Press)
"Kate is holding it all together: unemployed
husband, kids, and parents. So, she reinvents herself as someone
younger to secure a job with the hedge fund."
Toni Nako, The Public Library of Cincinnati,
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…