LibraryReads

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 April 30, 2024
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The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store
James McBride
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
Ashley Poston
"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 &...
Everyone Here Is Lying: A Novel
Shari Lapeña
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
Angie Kim
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...
The First Ladies
Marie Benedict
The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Mary McLeod Bethune refuses to back down as white supremacists attempt to thwart her work. She marches on as an activist and an educator, and as her reputation grows she becomes a celebrity, revered by titans of business and recognized by U.S. Presidents....
All the Sinners Bleed
S.A. Cosby
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...
One Summer in Savannah: A Novel
Terah Shelton Harris
"Nothing short of astonishing. The best writers are brave writers, and Harris has proven herself among those ranks." --Mateo Askaripour, New York Times bestselling author of Black Buck A compelling debut that glows with bittersweet heart and touching emotion, deeply interrogating questions...
The Quiet Tenant: A novel
Clemence Michallon
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...
Whalefall
Daniel Kraus
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...
The Rachel Incident
Caroline O'Donoghue
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."...
The Librarianist
Patrick deWitt
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...
Family Lore
Elizabeth Acevedo
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...
Dead of Winter
Darcy Coates
USA TODAY BESTSELLER * JULY 2023 LIBRARYREADS SELECTION Eight strangers. One killer. Nowhere left to run. When Christa joins a tour group heading deep into the snowy expanse of the Rocky Mountains, she's hopeful this will be her chance to put the ghosts of her past to rest. But when...
Same Time Next Summer
Annabel Monaghan
"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 *...
The Whispers
Ashley Audrain
"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...
A Most Agreeable Murder
Julia Seales
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...
Vampires of El Norte
Isabel Cañas
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....
How Can I Help You
Laura Sims
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...
The Blonde Identity
Ally Carter
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...
Mister Magic
Kiersten White
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 Block Party
Jamie Day
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...
A Lady's Guide to Scandal
Sophie Irwin
"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 Witch is Back
Sophie H. Morgan
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...
A Crown of Ivy and Glass
Claire Legrand
"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...
The Brightest Star: A Novel
Gail Tsukiyama
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 Rulebook for Restless Rogues
Jess Everlee
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...
Kiss the Girl (Meant To Be)
Zoraida Córdova
"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...
Codename Charming
Lucy Parker
A New York Times Books Review Best Romances of 2023 pick 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...

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