Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the January 2019 LibraryReads Top Ten List!
The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel (HALL OF FAME)
by Alan Bradley
“Follow the delightful hijinks of the precocious Flavia and her faithful Dogger as they take on their first case as private investigators. Although this is the 10th Flavia de Luce adventure, it is one of those rare mysteries you don’t have to read in series order.” —Abby Hardison, Rowan Public Library, Salisbury, NC
The Winter of the Witch: A Novel (HALL OF FAME)
by Katherine Arden
“In this magnificent conclusion to the Winternight historical fantasy trilogy, Vasya risks everything to ensure that both medieval Russias–human and fey–can continue to live together. Exciting, moving, and beautifully written, this is a story readers will savor.” —Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY
The Au Pair
by Emma Rous
“After giving birth to Seraphine and her twin brother Danny, their mother throws herself from a cliff. 25 years later, Seraphine finds a picture that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her childhood. For fans of compelling suspense novels and family secrets.” —Selena Swink, Lake Public Library, Lake, MS
The Dreamers: A Novel
by Karen Thompson Walker
“A virus appears in the small town of Santa Lora that causes its victims to fall into a deep sleep from which they cannot wake up. While this story is about a pandemic apocalypse, it also reminds us of our humanity and how we are all connected. For fans of The Country of Ice Cream Star and The Water Knife.” —Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library, Twinsburg, OH
by Fiona Barton
“Reporter Kate Waters pursues the story of two 18-year-olds who have gone missing in Thailand. The case takes a turn when the main suspect is Kate’s estranged son. For fans of twisty psychological suspense.” —Jennifer Winberry, Hunterdon County Library, Flemington, NJ
Unmarriageable: A Novel
by Soniah Kamal
“A thoroughly enjoyable retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. The characters, storyline, and dialogue are true to the original while being completely fresh. For readers who enjoy a comedy of manners.” —Kristen Gramer, Lewes Public Library, Lewes, DE
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 February LibraryReads list ends 1/1!
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