August 2016 LibraryReads

The top ten books librarians across the country can't put down

The August LibraryReads list features a riveting mystery from Louise Penny about a small Canadian village with a dark secret that will keep readers guessing until the last page. Also included is another entry in the beloved Meg Langslow mystery series from Donna Andrews; two razor-sharp thrillers from Shari Lapena and B.A. Paris; a stunning debut from Fiona Davis about the Barbizon Hotel for Women in NYC during the fifties, and a cozy, feel-good story by Louise Miller about a woman who loses her job in Boston and finds herself in Vermont.

Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians.

Penny, Louise. A Great Reckoning. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. ISBN 9781250022134. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250022127. MYS See LJ’s starred review:

Lapena, Shari. The Couple Next Door. Pamela Dorman: Penguin. ISBN 9780735221086. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780735221116. F

Way, Camilla. Watching Edie. NAL: Penguin. ISBN 9781101991633. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101991640. F

great reckoningMiller, Louise. The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living. Pamela Dorman: Penguin. ISBN 9781101981207. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101981221. f See LJ’s starred review: LJ 8/16

Davis, Fiona. The Dollhouse. Dutton. ISBN 9781101984994. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781101985007. f See LJ’s Xpress review: LJ 7/8/16

Hood, Ann. The Book That Matters Most. Norton. ISBN 9780393241655. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393253849. F See LJ’s review:

McHugh, Laura. Arrowood. Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 9780812996395. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812996401. f See LJ’s starred review:

Paris, B.A. Behind Closed Doors. St. Martin’s. ISBN 9781250121004. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250121011. f See LJ’s Xpress review: LJ 7/22/16

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth. First Star I See Tonight. Morrow: Harper. ISBN 9780062405616. $26.99. ebk. ISBN 9780062405630. f See LJ’s Prepub Alert:

Andrews, Donna. Die Like an Eagle. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. ISBN 9781250078551. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890879. mys See LJ’s Prepub Alert:

Created by a group of librarians, LibraryReads offers a monthly list of ten current titles culled from nominations made by librarians nationwide as their favorites. See the August 2016 list at and contact to make your own nomination.
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