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

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Vox (#1)
by Christina Dalcher
“In the future world depicted in Vox, women are limited to speaking 100 words per day. Readers will want to shout every word in their heads, hoard every book in their libraries, and second guess the words of every person in their lives. A captivating, timely book that explores women’s rights in a fast-paced, compelling story.” —Jennifer Gaenzle, Fort Fairfield Public Library, Fort Fairfield, ME

Our House (#2)
by Louise Candlish
“Full of secrets and surprises, Our House poses the question, ‘How well do you know the person you live with?’ An attempt to co-habitate for the sake of the children leaves divorced mom Fiona alone and out in the cold. Readers will have a hard time putting down this twisty domestic suspense novel. Even after the last page is turned, the characters will linger.” —Annette Herbst, Columbia County Rural Library, Dayton, WA

Good Luck with That (#4)
by Kristan Higgins
“Emerson, Georgia, and Marley met as teens at a ‘fat camp.’ When one of them dies young, the others are forced to confront their own struggles with self-esteem and acceptance. With equal measures of humor and heartbreak, this book sparks questions about society’s idea of the perfect size and explores how body image can have far-reaching effects.” —Claudia Silk, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Masterpiece: A Novel (#5)
by Fiona Davis
“Disparate decades of New York City are capably brought to life through two strong and resourceful female characters in Davis’s latest work. At the center is the Grand Central Terminal, which served as an art school in the 1920s, is threatened with demolition in the 1970s, and connects the threads of Clara Darden’s and Virginia Clay’s lives. Well researched and captivating.” —Kelly Baroletti, Wantagh Public Library, Wantagh, NY

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (#8)
by Rhys Bowen
“The 12th book in the Royal Spyness mystery series finds our heroine, Georgie, juggling all manner of details as she prepares for her upcoming marriage to Darcy. A fun, breezy mystery.” —Cori Dodds, Derby Public Library, Derby, KS

A River of Stars: A Novel (#10)
By Vanessa Hua
“A Chinese woman makes her way to America with her unborn daughter determined to make a life for them both. For readers who enjoy modern immigration stories like Behold the Dreamers and Little Fires Everywhere.” —Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN

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 September LibraryReads list ends 7/20!

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