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LibraryReads List October 2019
Announcing the October 2019 LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and October's LibraryReads Favorite is:
A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (Doubleday Books)
fascinating look at the human body and how it functions. Each historical
tidbit is well-researched and thoroughly cited. Interesting stories, such
as how diseases, cells, nerves, and organs were discovered, are woven
throughout. For readers who like narrative nonfiction such as Gulp by Mary Roach, Being Mortal by Atul
Gawande, and Guts
by Giulia Enders.”
Carolynn Waites, Manvel Library, Manvel, TX NoveList read-alike: Dispatches from
the Front (and Back) by Mara Altman
And now, the rest of the
LibraryReads October Top 10:
Download printable versions and get NoveList
read-alikes on our website.
October 2019 Hall of Fame Authors
The LibraryReads Hall of Fame designation honors authors
who have had multiple titles appear on the monthly LibraryReads list
since 2013. When their third title places on the list via library staff
votes, the author moves into our Hall of Fame.
Full Throttle by Joe HIll
Warning by Neil Gaiman
for Beginners by Kelly Link
Summer by Tananarive Due
Giver of Stars A Novel
by Jojo Moyes
(Pamela Dorman Books)
Woman of Troublesome Creek
Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani
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…