Announcing the January 2024 LibraryReads List

By Rachel Tran | December 15 2023 | NewsLibraryReads

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to the books selected for the January 2024 LibraryReads Top Ten List.

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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 February LibraryReads list ends 1/1!

Check out which February titles we’re loving.


“After the events of the first book, Emily sets a new goal of creating the first Map of the Folk. Her plans progress well until an attack from Wendell’s stepmother forces Emily to embark on a quest for an elusive door. Will they find it this time? This fun series installment has fantastical new creatures and realms to discover, and the dynamic between Wendell and Emily is sweet and exciting. Recommended for fans of cozy academia with a dash of magic.”—Lisa Leinhos, Marx Library, AL
NoveList read-alike: A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske


Reese's Book Club Pick (A Novel)

“Nothing is ever as it seems in this fast-paced novel. All the reader knows is that nothing about Evie is true. It’s her job to lie and wrangle her way into situations, gather info, and create situations that put others at risk. Yet this time, things are different. During a con, someone shows up with her actual birth name and history. Perfect for readers who enjoy books with twists and turns around every corner.”—Larissa Porach, Jefferson County Public Library, CO
NoveList read-alike: The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

“Millie is a 24-year-old RA in a dorm of typical college girls. All she wants is to get through her delayed senior year, start saving for a home to call her own, and find a good job for when she graduates. When she makes some increasingly bad choices, she puts all of that in jeopardy and has to face the fact that she may not like the person she is becoming.”—Linda Quinn, LibraryReads Ambassador
NoveList read-alike: Wahala by Nikki May

A Novel

“Hoping for a fresh start after tragedy, Sana and her father move into a South African apartment building with a host of quirky neighbors. Sana becomes fascinated by the story of Meena, a former resident when it was the estate of a wealthy troubled family. A lonely girl, a heartbroken djinn, and long-buried secrets come together in this gorgeously gothic tale of love and grief.”—Mara Bandy Fass, Champaign Public Library, IL
NoveList read-alike: The Last Dreamwalker by Rita Woods

A Witty Literary Mystery with a Stunning Twist

“A very talented ghostwriter signs on to help a failed female presidential candidate (shades of you know who!) write her memoir. Their initial work weekend is going well until there is a mysterious drowning next door. The politician feels called upon to investigate, taking her ghostwriter along—a Watson to her Holmes. An enjoyable mystery tale ensues.”—Joan Hipp, Florham Park Public Library, NJ
NoveList read-alike: The Girl Who Took What She Wanted by Stewart Hoag