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Believe it or not, January will be here before we know it.  Time for us to share our favorite books that are eligible for the next LibraryReads list.  We hope you find something for your TBR pile below.  And a reminder that the new deadline for this round of voting is November 20th, so no time to waste!

GOLDEN SON

The follow up to the #1 LibraryReads pick Red Rising is now available as an eGalley!

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising became a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom.

Praise for Red Rising:

“Reminiscent of . . . Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games . . . [Red Rising] will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”Library Journal (starred review)

“Very ambitious . . . a natural for Hunger Games fans of all ages.”Booklist

“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.” Kirkus Reviews

Click to Request an eGalley of Golden Son.

UNCLE JANICE

Twenty-four-year-old Janice Itwaru is an “Uncle”—NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer—and the heroine of the most exuberant and original cop novel in years.

“[O]utstanding…. This fresh take on the cop novel genre retains the madcap energy of Elmore Leonard’s best fiction while introducing the most irresistible police precint this side of Joseph Wambaugh’s Hollywood Station.” Library Journal

Click to Request an eGalley.

THE SAME SKY

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith—a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.

The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year—a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America.”—Jodi Picoult

Click to Request an eGalley.

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG

A heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance.

“Loving yourself is the bravest thing, and I’m so glad Andie found her bravery and was willing to share it. Cheers to chocolate cake in moderation and happiness in abundance!” —Giada De Laurentiis, author of Giada’s Feel Good Food

Click to Request an eGalley.

IF I FALL, IF I DIE

Will has never been to the outside or gotten to know anyone other than his agoraphobic mother. When Will ventures outside, he meets and befriends Jonah, a quiet boy who introduces Will to skateboarding.

“A bright and busy prose style… Christie does a yeoman’s job of depicting the dynamics of the parent-child relationship and the thrills of skateboarding…The novel is at its best in its complex portrayal of mental illness.” —Booklist

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