Syndetics Unbound has partnered with LibraryReads to deliver favorites from librarians around the country. As LibraryReads recommends books before they arrive in most libraries, the list below is drawn from the last three months of LibraryReads.
Updated July 9, 2024
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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
McBride, James
Paper Book
In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the...
The seven year slip
Poston, Ashley
Paper Book
"A gorgeous love story from one of the finest romance writers out there." --Carley Fortune, New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After A New York Public Library Best Book of 2023 A Most Anticipated Book by Entertainment Weekly ∙ Harper's Bazaar &...
The First Ladies
Benedict, Marie
Paper Book
The InstantNew York TimesBestseller! A novel about the extraordinary partnership between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune-an unlikely friendship that changed the world, from the New York Timesbestselling authors of the Good...
Everyone Here Is Lying
Lapena, Shari
Paper Book
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door "The most addictive book I've read in ages--so slick and disquieting and clever. Just brilliant." -...
Happiness Falls
Kim, Angie
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK * When a father goes missing, his family's desperate search leads them to question everything they know about him and one another in this thrilling page-turner, a deeply moving portrait of a...
All the Sinners Bleed
Cosby, S. A.
Paper Book
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * USA Today Bestseller * Washington Post's The Twelve Best Thrillers of the Year * TIME's 100 Must Read Books of the Year * Goodreads Choice Award Nominee * USA Today's Best Reviewed Books of the Year * BookPage's Best...
The Quiet Tenant
Michallon, Clemence
Paper Book
NATIONAL BEST SELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR * GMA BUZZ PICK * "A bravura feat of storytelling...daring and completely satisfying." --James Patterson, #1 best-selling author A PULSE-POUNDING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ABOUT A SERIAL KILLER NARRATED BY THOSE...
The Librarianist
DeWitt, Patrick
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER From bestselling and award-winning author Patrick deWitt comes the story of Bob Comet, a man who has lived his life through and for literature, unaware that his own experience is a poignant and affecting narrative in itself.  Bob Comet is a retired librarian...
The Rachel Incident
O'Donoghue, Caroline
Paper Book
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A USA TODAY BESTSELLER * A brilliantly funny novel about friends, lovers, Ireland in chaos, and a young woman desperately trying to manage all three * "O'Donoghue deepens the familiar coming-of-age premise with riveting moral complications."...
Same Time Next Summer
Monaghan, Annabel
Paper Book
"Bursting with the magic of first love, it's everything I want in a summer romance." --Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of EVERY SUMMER AFTER Named a Best Book of Summer by Real Simple * Reader's Digest * Country Living * The Skimm *...
Kraus, Daniel
Paper Book
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER Named a Best Book of 2023 by Book Riot, Shelf Awareness, and NPR The Martian meets 127 Hours in this "astoundingly great" (Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author) and scientifically...
A Most Agreeable Murder
Seales, Julia
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "A delightful cocktail that mixes elements of the Bridgerton series, Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries . . . The payoff is a wealth of wit, hilarity and suspense."--People (Book of the Week) When a wealthy...
Family Lore
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! Winner of the NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize From National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story...
The Whispers
Audrain, Ashley
Paper Book
"Expertly, subtly and powerfully rendered....[The Whispers] delivers a sucker-punch ending you'll have to read twice to believe."--The New York Times Book Review "[An] electrifying...razor-sharp page-turner." --Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling...
One Summer in Savannah
Shelton Harris, Terah
Paper Book
When 26-year-old Sara Lancaster's father falls ill, she leaves the secluded home she's made for herself in Maine and returns to the Georgia home she fled after she was raped eight years before. While caring for her father and running his bookstore, Sara is desperate to protect her curious, outgoing,...
How Can I Help You
Sims, Laura
Paper Book
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR The New York Times Book Review * Publishers Weekly * CrimeReads * Book Riot A LibraryReads Pick The lives of two librarians become dangerously intertwined in this razor-sharp exploration of human nature and the lure of artistic...
Dead of Winter
Coates, Darcy
Paper Book
USA TODAY BESTSELLER JULY 2023 LIBRARYREADS SELECTION From bestselling author Darcy Coates comes Dead of Winter, a remote cabin in the snowy wilderness thriller that will teach you to trust no one. There are eight strangers. One killer. Nowhere left to run.
Vampires of El Norte
Canas, Isabel
Paper Book
As the daughter of a rancher in 1840s Mexico, Nena knows a thing or two about monsters - her home has long been threatened by tensions with Anglo settlers from the north. But something more sinister lurks near the ranch at night, something that drains men of their blood and leaves them for dead....
The Block Party
Day, Jamie
Paper Book
Raves for the hottest thriller of 2023! "This is wicked fun." --Publishers Weekly "Absolutely amazing. Readers are going to flip!" --Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of ONE STEP TOO FAR "Like a firecracker on a hot summer...
Mister Magic
White, Kiersten
Paper Book
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * Who is Mister Magic? Former child stars reunite to uncover the tragedy that ended their show--and discover the secret of its enigmatic host--in this "skin-crawling story of pop culture fandom and '90s nostalgia" (Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Woods) from...
The Blonde Identity
Carter, Ally
Paper Book
USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A unique, delightful, hilarious, unputdownable romance... I'm wonderstruck by The Blonde Identity!" -- Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis The New York Times bestselling YA author of the beloved Gallagher Girls...
A Lady's Guide to Scandal
Irwin, Sophie
Paper Book
"Sophie Irwin is an exciting and original voice. She's a must-buy author for me."―Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Carrie Soto Is Back Internationally bestselling author Sophie Irwin brings us another delightful, escapist historical...
The Brightest Star
Tsukiyama, Gail
Paper Book
A LIBRARYREADS PICK AND BEST BOOK CLUB PICK OF 2023 "A writer of astonishing grace, delicacy, and feeling."--Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay "A beautiful, haunting book."--Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times...
A Crown of Ivy and Glass
Legrand, Claire
Paper Book
"Full of high stakes and detailed fantasy worldbuilding with interesting mythology for readers." --Library Journal New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn, Claire Legrand, makes her stunning adult debut with A Crown of Ivy and Glass, a lush, sweeping, steamy forbidden romance series...
Kiss the Girl
Cordova, Zoraida
Paper Book
"Kiss the Girl is sheer delight. It's full of joy and love and self discovery, and I smiled the whole time I read it. Zoraida Córdova wrote the rock star/pop princess romance of my dreams!" --Jasmine Guillory, New York Times best-selling author A modern tale of...
A Rulebook for Restless Rogues: A Victorian Romance (Original)
Everlee, Jess
Paper Book
A PASTE MUST-READ ROMANCE BOOK OF 2023 "Readers will want to savor every word of Everlee's splendid debut, the launch of her Lucky Lovers of London series, like a fine vintage wine." --Booklist, on The Gentleman's Book of Vices Jess...
The Witch Is Back (Original)
Morgan, Sophie H.
Paper Book
AN AMAZON EDITORS' PICK: BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH IN ROMANCE   Love is a hex of a thing. Former childhood sweethearts fake a relationship in this charming, witchy romcom. There's nothing wrong with being a wallflower. Not to Emmaline Bluewater...
Codename Charming
Parker, Lucy
Paper Book
Following Battle Royal, beloved author Lucy Parker pens another delicious romantic comedy about a fake relationship between a grumpy royal bodyguard and the charming, sunny assistant who melts his cold, hard exterior. Petunia De Vere enjoys being the personal...

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