The July LibraryReads List was announced this morning, and we are pleased to have three titles that made the Top Ten. Remember, eGalleys are still available, click to to prepare for your July Readers Advisory!
The Black Hour
By Lori Rader-Day
“This first novel about two broken people is a psychological thriller like the best of Alfred Hitchcock. Amelia Emmet is a professor desperately trying to recover from a gunshot wound, and Nathaniel Barber is a student struggling to come to grips with his mother’s death and a lost love. Their journey, told in alternating chapters, is riveting and full of surprising discoveries. Highly recommended.”—Mattie Gustafson, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands : A Novel
By Chris Bohjalian
“Thousands of lives are irrevocably changed by a nuclear disaster in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. When her parents are blamed, Emily becomes homeless and her situation, desperate. Told retrospectively, Emily’s story is devastating to read, but her passionate interest in Emily Dickinson comes with flashes of brilliance and a growing acceptance of her past.”—Kim Storbeck, Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater, WA
World of Trouble : The Last Policeman Book III
By Ben H. Winters
“Still the last policeman, Detective Hank Palace tirelessly pulls together clues from crime scenes and interrogates witnesses to find his missing sister. Winters paints a believable picture of a world awaiting its end thanks to an asteroid on a collision course. A great series for mystery and science fiction lovers, as well as anyone looking for a pre-apocalyptic tale without a single zombie.”—Jenna Persick, Chester County Library, Exton, PA
Click to View the full July LibraryReads Top 10 List!