Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the February 2018 LibraryReads Top Ten List!
The French Girl (#3)
by Lexie Elliott
“Six friends from Oxford University spend an idyllic week in the French countryside that ends with a missing neighbor, the enigmatic Severine. Fast forward ten years and Severine turns up. Or rather her skeleton does in a well on the property. All six friends are suspects. Will the loyalties hold and who put Severine in the well? This is a fun, taut thriller.” —Jennifer Dayton, Darien Library, Darien, CT
Surprise Me: A Novel (#5)
by Sophie Kinsella
“Kinsella’s newest heroine has met and married Mr. Right – now how to spend the next 68 years? When Sylvie launches Project Surprise Me, she just might find that there’s always more to learn about the ones you love. Told in Kinsella’s trademark charming, relatable style.” —Ariel Kurst, Great River Regional Library, St. Cloud, MN
Tarnished City (#6)
by Vic James
“Tarnished City, a contemporary fantasy with a healthy dose of world-building, is just as disturbing as its predecessor, Gilded Cage.
couldn’t resist diving deeper into the dark world of Equals and Slaves. James has pushed the characters in new ways, which makes the story riveting, intense, dark, and completely entrancing.” —Monicah Fraterna, La Porte Public Library, La Porte, IN
As Bright As Heaven (#7)
by Susan Meissner
“Beautifully written, heartbreaking story of four women in Philadelphia in 1918 during the Spanish Flu. I loved this book, as I have other books by Meissner and would highly recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction.” —Cathy Branciforte, Ramsey Free Public Library, Ramsey, NJ
How to Stop Time (#8)
by Matt Haig
“Even though there is something extraordinary about Tom Hazard and his aging process the problems and insights he experiences as he goes through life, are universal. Love, memory, and time play tricks on us all as this novel illustrates so exquisitely. This is an engaging,sweeping love story with all the elements of a great historical/time travel novel. For fans of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life.” —Mary Coe, Fairfield Woods Branch Library, Fairfield, CT
Educated: A Memoir (#10)
by Tara Westover
“In her memoir, Westover recounts her childhood growing up in a strict Mormon family, ruled by an erratic father, and living off the grid in Idaho. Westover compellingly sketches her years growing up, her relationships with siblings, encounters in the town nearby, and the events that eventually drove her to leave and pursue formal education. For fans of Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle.” —Andrea Gough, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA
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 March LibraryReads list ends 1/20!