We are happy to share the wonderful news that public library staff across the nation have selected a Random House title for the September 2015 LibraryReads Top Ten list! And congratulations to our colleagues at Penguin for their two picks: Fates and Furies and The Gates of Evangeline.
Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel (#2)
by Lee Child (Delacorte Press)
“Jack Reacher is back. Jack gets off a train at an isolated town. Soon, he is learning much more about the town, and its residents are learning not to mess around with Jack Reacher. Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again.” —Jenna Persick, Chester County Library, Exton, PA
Fates and Furies: A Novel (#4)
by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Books)
“Fates and Furies is a modern portrait of marriage. Lotto Satterwhite is the center, the hub around which all the characters revolve in the first half of the book. In the second half of the book, the lens turns to Lotto’s wife Mathilde, and her side of the lopsided partnership gives us a totally different view. Groff is a master of language. It’s not a gentle read. But it’s magnificent.” —Kelly Currie, Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN
The Gates of Evangeline: A Novel (#6)
by Hester Young (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
“Journalist Charlie Cates goes to gloomy, swampy Louisiana to write a book about the disappearance of a young child. Her research uncovers family secrets, lies, and clandestine affairs. This first book in a new series is incredibly suspenseful, with a vivid setting, a supernatural tinge, and an intricate plot that keeps you guessing until the end.” —Anbolyn Potter, Chandler Public Library, Chandler, AZ
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 October LibraryReads list ends 8/20/15!