Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to all the books selected for the July 2018 LibraryReads Top Ten List!

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Spinning Silver (#1)
by Naomi Novik
“A wonderful reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story. A tale of love, family, magic, and destiny, told from the perspective of three strong female characters.” —Melanie Liechty, Logan Library, Logan, UT

Clock Dance: A Novel (#2)
by Anne Tyler
“Willa Drake gets a second act when she steps in to care for a nine-year-old in a complicated situation. Character driven fiction and a sweeping storyline.” —Mary Anne Quinn, Warwick Public Library, Warwick, RI

Believe Me: A Novel  (#6)
by JP Delaney
“An unemployed actress works for a divorce lawyer entrapping unsuspecting husbands until she finds herself ensnared in a murder investigation. This roller-coaster ride of a book will keep you guessing with an unreliable narrator and and a twisty plot.” —Linda Quinn, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Somebody’s Daughter (#8)
by David Bell
“Michael Frazier is searching for the missing daughter he never knew he had. A multi-layered plot with so many compelling, complex characters, this book grabbed me from the first sentences.” —Evelyn Cunningham, Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, CT

The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna (#9)
by C.W. Gortner
“A look at Maria, Empress of Russia, and her trials before and after becoming the Russian Empress. Well written historical fiction.” —Janette McMahon, Fremont County Library System, WY

Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel (#10)
By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
“Set against the violence of 1990s Columbia, a young girl and a maid form an unlikely and dangerous relationship. Equal parts heartwrenching and beautiful.” —Alejandra Rodriguez, Osceola County Library, FL

For more information about the program, or to learn how to vote for your favorite upcoming books, visit And, don’t forget, voting for the August LibraryReads list ends 6/20! Check out which August titles we’re loving.

July 2018 LibraryReads List Announced!

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