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LibraryReads List August 2018
Announcing the August 2018 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and August's LibraryReads Favorite is:
Vox by Christina Dalcher
"In the future world depicted in Vox, women
are limited to speaking 100 words per day. Readers will want to shout
every word in their heads, hoard every book in their libraries, and
second guess the words of every person in their lives. A captivating,
timely book that explores women’s rights in a fast-paced, compelling
Gaenzle, Fort Fairfield Public Library, Fort Fairfield, ME
the rest of the LibraryReads August Top 10:
Our House by Louise Candlish
"Full of secrets and surprises, Our House poses
the question, “How well do you know the person you live with?” An
attempt to co-habitate for the sake of the children leaves divorced
mom Fiona alone and out in the cold. Readers will have a hard time
putting down this twisty domestic suspense novel. Even after the last
page is turned, the characters will linger."
Annette Herbst, Columbia County Rural Library,
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
"A character-driven story with a nice surprise
twist, this gothic-style fiction, set in 1759 Long Island, will not
disappoint Kearsley’s many fans. Readers who enjoy good doses of
romance, history, and magic will be pleased."
Julie Raynor, High Point Public Library, High
Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins
"Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met as teens at
a "fat camp." When one of them dies young, the others are
forced to confront their own struggles with self-esteem and
acceptance. With equal measures of humor and heartbreak, this book
sparks questions about society’s idea of the perfect size and
explores how body image can have far-reaching effects."
Claudia Silk, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield,
A Novel by Fiona Davis
"Disparate decades of New York City are
capably brought to life through two strong and resourceful female
characters in Davis’s latest work. At the center is the Grand Central
Terminal, which served as an art school in the 1920s, is threatened
with demolition in the 1970s, and connects the threads of Clara
Darden’s and Virginia Clay’s lives. Well researched and
Kelly Baroletti, Wantagh Public Library, Wantagh,
The Other Woman A Novel by Sandie Jones
"Emily thinks she's found the man of her
dreams in Adam. But when she meets Pammie, the woman she hopes will
be her future mother-in-law, things take a sinister turn. Fast-paced,
gripping, and ultimately satisfying."
Jenny Moore, Hillsboro Public Library, Hillsboro,
Rust & Stardust
A Novel by T. Greenwood (St. Martin's Press)
"Disturbing crime fiction based on real events
that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. In 1948, fifth grade Sally Horner is
kidnapped by a man pretending to be a police officer."
Ninoshka Aviles, Osceola Library, Osceola, FL
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen
(Berkley Prime Crime) "The 12th book in the Royal Spyness mystery
series finds our heroine, Georgie, juggling all manner of details as
she prepares for her upcoming marriage to Darcy. A fun, breezy
Cori Dodds, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS
Meet Me at the Museum A Novel by Anne Youngson
"A touching epistolary novel about an English
farmer’s wife and a museum curator who may be in for an unexpected
Marilyn Sieb, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake
A River of Stars A Novel by Vanessa Hua
"A Chinese woman makes her way to America with
her unborn daughter, determined to make a life for them both. For
readers who enjoy modern immigration stories like Behold the Dreamers and
Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public
Library, New Albany, IN
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…