Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the April 2018 LibraryReads Top Ten List!
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Other People’s Houses (#2)
By Abbi Waxman
“The story follows a stay-at-home mom. There is a satisfying rhythm to the book. Crazy things happen, and the next day the kids have to get to school and soccer practice. The shifting point of view, from the mother to various people living in the town is successful in imparting a snarky tone, bringing to life the gossipy small town setting.” —Claire Sherman, Clearwater Countryside Library, Clearwater, FL
Unbury Carol (#6)
By Josh Malerman
“This horror novel, set in the Old West, is creepy, atmospheric, and suspenseful. A husband has nefarious plans for his comatose wife Carol. James Moxie, a legendary outlaw, sets off on The Trail to save her. Hot on James’ tail is a sinister hit man with a thirst for murder-by-fire and a supernatural entity, Rot, who wants to collect Carol.” —Sonia Reppe, Stickney-Forest View Public Library, Stickney, IL
The Female Persuasion: A Novel (#7)
By Meg Wolitzer
“A complex coming of age story. A college student finds herself transformed by her experience with a renowned feminist and activist in the center of the women’s movement. This is a story of women finding their way and making mistakes in the world of men. This is a novel that makes you feel and think in equal measures.” —Chris Markley, Hawkins County Libraries, Rogersville, TN
You Think I’ll Say It: Stories (#8)
By Curtis Sittenfeld
“A collection of ten short stories from the author of Eligible. Literary fiction with young adult appeal. Well-developed characters in fascinating circumstances. Poignant, timely, sad, funny, and cohesive. Sittenfeld shows her craft in a new form.” —Leanne Milliman, Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI
My Lady’s Choosing (#9)
By Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
“A choose-your-own-adventure romance with Jane Austen flair. You are a spirited but penniless heroine in eighteenth-century society and courtship season has begun. Go!” —Victoria Catron, Neva Lomason Memorial Library, Carrollton, GA
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (#10)
By Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
“Wamariya has written a heartbreaking account of her survival of the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, she and her sister fled Rwanda and spent the next six years migrating through Africa, looking for a safe haven. Told in alternating chapters, between her harrowing escape and her arrival in the US as a refugee.” —Janet Kowal, Connetquot Public Library, Bohemia, NY
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