We’re so excited to announce the titles selected for the 2018 LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites List, including the #1 pick, Educated by Tara Westover!
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
“In her memoir, Westover recounts her childhood growing up in a strict Mormon family, ruled by an erratic father, and living off the grid in Idaho. Westover compellingly sketches her years growing up, her relationships with siblings, encounters in the town nearby, and the events that eventually drove her to leave and pursue formal education. For fans of Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle.” —Andrea Gough, Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
“A thought-provoking, sweeping family saga set in New York City’s Lower East Side, 1969. Four siblings sneak out to visit a psychic who reveals to each, separately, the exact date of his or her death. The book goes on to recount five decades of experience shaped by the siblings’ attempts to control fate.” —Kelly Currie, Delphi Public Library, Delphi, IN
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
“A wonderfully sweet and erotic romance featuring an autistic heroine who hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy sex, but learns so much more.” —Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
There There by Tommy Orange
“A large cast of interwoven characters depicts the experience of Native Americans living in urban settings. Perfect for readers of character-driven fiction with a strong sense of place.” —Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
“Drew is in San Francisco for his ex-girlfriend’s wedding. When he finds himself stuck in an elevator with Alexa, they hatch a plan to go to the wedding together, pretending to be a couple. Told in alternating points of view, this is a delightful multicultural romance.” —Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
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