Read-Alikes for ‘The Celebrants’ by Steven Rowley | LibraryReads

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

The Celebrants by Steven Rowley (Putnam) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Steven Rowley's latest (after The Gunkle) features a reunion of five college friends at Big Sur, decades after graduating, in order to keep their pact to hold "living funerals" and celebrate that life is worth living, but one of them has a secret that may wreck their friendship.—LJ Reviews

A Dash of Salt and Pepper by Kosoko Jackson (Berkley)

Appeared on the December 2022 LibraryReads list

"Moving back to his parent’s house after getting fired and dumped feels like failure to MBA graduate Xavier. He believes it’s just a matter of time until he rebounds and gets his old life back. Then he meets Logan—chef, musician, father, utterly irresistible—and finds himself having to choose between love and his career dreams. You won't be able to put down this charming small town romance."—Alicia Ahlvers, Henrico County Public Library, Henrico, VA

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes (Ballantine; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the June 2022 LibraryReads list

“Laurie faces a crossroads. She has just canceled a seemingly perfect wedding and flown across the country to deal with a beloved aunt's estate. Among her aunt’s things, she finds a wooden duck decoy that sends her on a journey to discover its origins, and in the process, herself. A terrific follow up to Evvie Drake Takes Over and great for fans of The Two Lives of Lydia Bird.”—Ron Block, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (Riverhead)

Appeared on the May 2022 LibraryReads list

“On the day before Alice turns 40, her life is good, except her ailing father is near death. She then wakes the next day to find that it’s her 16th birthday and her dad is young and healthy. Is there anything she’d change about the past, now that she has the chance? A poignant, thought-provoking look at the paths we choose in life. For fans of Fredrick Backman and Rebecca Serle.”—Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis Library, Austin, TX

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