the rest of the LibraryReads July Top 10:
Clock Dance A Novel by Anne Tyler
"Willa Drake gets a second act when she steps
in to care for a nine-year-old in a complicated situation. Character
driven fiction and a sweeping storyline."
Mary Anne Quinn, Warwick Public Library, Warwick,
Dear Mrs. Bird A Novel by AJ Pearce
"In 1940s London, Emmy takes a job as a typist
that evolves into answering rejected letters sent to an advice
Judy Hartman, Mechanicsville Public Library,
Baby Teeth A Novel by Zoje Stage
(St. Martin's Press)
"A fragile woman struggles against her mute
daughter’s schemes for her father’s undivided attention. Dark,
creepy, and downright scary."
Kathryn Neal, Skiatook Library, Skiatook, OK
Give Me Your Hand
by Megan Abbott
(Little, Brown and Company)
"Kit competes for her dream job with a rival
who was once her closest friend. Gripping psychological
Kristy Gates, Craighead County Jonesboro Public
Library, Jonesboro, AR
Believe Me A Novel by JP Delaney
"An unemployed actress works for a divorce
lawyer entrapping unsuspecting husbands until she finds herself
ensnared in a murder investigation. This roller-coaster ride of a
book will keep you guessing with an unreliable narrator and and a
Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield,
Caught in Time
A Novel by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books)
"The third book in the Kendra Donovan series
finds our protagonist investigating the murder of a mill owner
against the the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution."
Melissa Barber, Lubbock Public Library, Lubbock, TX
Somebody's Daughter by David Bell
(Berkley) “Michael Frazier is searching for the missing
daughter he never knew he had. A multi-layered plot with so many
compelling, complex characters, this book grabbed me from the first sentences.”
Evelyn Cunningham, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk,
The Romanov Empress A Novel of Tsarina Maria
Feodorovna by C. W. Gortner
"A look at Maria, Empress of Russia, and her
trials before and after becoming the Russian Empress. Well written
Janette McMahon, Fremont County Library System, WY
Fruit of the Drunken Tree A Novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"Set against the violence of 1990s Columbia, a
young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship.
Equal parts heartwrenching and beautiful."
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…