Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the October 2017 LibraryReads Top Ten List!
Seven Days of Us: A Novel (#1)
By Francesca Hornak
“The Birch family will be spending the Christmas holiday in quarantine, thanks to eldest daughter Olivia’s recent relief work in a disease-infested Liberia. She has returned to England but must be in quarantine for seven days. This family has not ever spent that much time in each other’s company. Each person has secrets that are slowly revealed over the course of the seven days. It is particularly interesting to watch them become the family that they should have been all along: supportive and loving. An enjoyable read.” —Cheryl Braud, Iberia Public Library, New Iberia, LA
Uncommon Type: Some Stories (#7)
By Tom Hanks
“Hanks writes about characters that he would love to play in the movies, had they been written. This collection of stories holds a myriad of emotions, settings, and time periods with two common threads: the typewriter and uncommonly normal men and women. You love the characters because you have something in common with all of them – some win, some lose, some are heroic and some timid, but they are all borne of the human existence and go largely unnoticed. Hank’s charm and wit come through.” —Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis Community Library, Austin, TX