We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected two Random House titles for the July 2015 LibraryReads Top Ten list. And, we want to congratulate our Penguin colleagues on this month’s top pick!
Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel (#1)
by J. Ryan Stradal (Pamela Dorman Books)
“This novel is quirky and colorful. The story revolves around chef Eva Thorvald and the people who influence her life and her cooking. With well-drawn characters and mouthwatering descriptions of meals, Kitchens of the Great Midwest will appeal to readers who like vivid storytelling. Foodies will also enjoy this delicious tale.” —Anbolyn Potter, Chandler Public Library, Chandler, AZ
Circling the Sun: A Novel (#2)
by Paula McLain (Ballantine Books)
“I couldn’t stop reading this fascinating portrayal of Beryl Markham, a complex and strong-willed woman who fought to make her way in the world on her terms. McLain paints a captivating portrait of Africa in the 1920s and the life of expats making their home there. Highly, highly recommended.” —Halle Eisenman, Beaufort County Library, Hilton Head, SC
Speaking in Bones: A Novel (#5)
by Kathy Reichs (Bantam)
“This book lives up to the expectations we have for Kathy Reichs. A compelling and dangerous mystery, lots of medical details, and good characterization make this a title that will be easy to recommend!” —Leslie Johnson, Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood, CO
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 August LibraryReads list ends 6/20/15!