We are happy to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected two Random House titles for the November 2015 LibraryReads Top Ten list! And congratulations to our colleagues at Penguin for their picks: Along the Infinite Sea and A Likely Story.
The Improbability of Love: A Novel (#2)
By Hannah Rothschild (Knopf)
“The engaging, totally unexpected story of Annie, a lonely young woman who wanders into a junk shop and buys a painting. The painting turns out to have a long and storied past, with powerful people searching high and low for it. Unpredictable and fascinating; I loved the peek into the cutthroat art world and watching Annie blossom as she discovers her true calling.”―Heather Bistyga, Anderson County Library, Anderson, SC
Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living (#3)
By Jason Gay (Doubleday)
“This was a quick, enjoyable read that offers a refreshing perspective on some of the trivialities we all find ourselves caught up in. I enjoyed the tone and humor throughout. A standout for me was Gay’s list of recommendations for his child’s future baseball team. His open letter to this imagined future team envisions a team that can just let kids be kids. My only disappointment with this book was that there wasn’t more of it–it seemed to end all too soon.”―Lindley Homol, Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA
Along the Infinite Sea: A Novel (#7)
by Beatriz Williams (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
“When Pepper Schuyler–on the run from a powerful politician and desperate to protect her unborn child–sells her newly restored classic car to an enigmatic and very wealthy woman, she not only finds unexpected refuge but also tantalizing hints of a mystery. With vivid European settings, colorful characters and intricate plotting that skillfully weaves past and present together, Along The Infinite Sea is a treat for fans of Beatriz Williams.”―Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY
A Likely Story A Library Lover’s Mystery (#8)
by Jenn McKinlay (Berkley)
“A Likely Story is just as addictive as the rest of the Library Lover’s mysteries! McKinlay has written some of the most authentic library characters that I’ve come across in the cozy mystery genre. I can’t wait to find out what the employees and patrons of Briar Creek Public Library (especially Sully) are up to next!”―Michelle Ross, Kanawha County Public Library, Charleston, WV
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 January LibraryReads list ends 11/20/15!