We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected two Random House titles for the March 2015 LibraryReads Top Ten list, including this month’s Top Pick! Additionally a selection from our friends at Melville House made the list!
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel (TOP PICK)
by Rachel Joyce (Random House)
“Miss Queenie Hennessy, who we met in Joyce’s first book, is in a hospice ruminating over her abundant life experiences. I loved the poignant passages and wise words peppered throughout. Readers of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will enjoy this book. There’s no fast-paced plot or exciting twists–it’s just a simple, sweet story of a life well-lived.”—Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library, Azusa, CA
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (#2)
by Erik Larson (Crown)
“In cinematic terms, this dramatic page-turner is Das Boot meets Titanic. Larson has a wonderful way of creating a very readable, accessible story of a time, place, and event. We get three sides of the global story–the U-boat commander, British Admiralty and President Wilson–but what really elevates this book are the affecting stories of individual crew and passengers.” –Robert Schnell, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY
Cat Out of Hell (#5)
by Lynne Truss (Melville House)
“Cats don’t live nine lives. They survive eight deaths. There’s something special about Roger, the cat, and it’s not that he can talk. Truss spins readers through a hauntingly, portentous tale. When my cat’s tail thrums, I’ll forever wonder what devilment will follow.” –Ann Williams, Tippecanoe County Public Library, Lafayette, IN
For more information about the program, or to learn how to vote for your favorite upcoming books, visit LibraryReads.org. And, don’t forget, voting for the April LibraryReads list ends 2/20/15!