Announcing the April 2024 LibraryReads List

By Rachel Tran | March 15 2024 | NewsLibraryReads

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to the books selected for the April 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 May LibraryReads list ends 4/1!

Check out which May titles we’re loving.


The Husbands
A Novel

“Lauren, who’s single, comes home to find that not only is she married, but she doesn’t recognize her husband. She discovers that by sending a husband to the attic, she can replace him with a new model—and there seems to be a never-ending supply. The quirky nature of the book, humorous writing, charming characters and the unbelievable situation will have readers completely engrossed.”—Douglas Beatty, Baltimore County Public Library, MD

NoveList read-alike: The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston

The Rule Book
A Novel

“Nora lands her first client as a sports agent, and it happens to be her exboyfriend from college. Derek, a tight end pro football player, needs all the help he can get to revive his career Upbeat and engaging, this sports romance book is breezy with fun characters and plenty of heart.”—Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library, CA

NoveList read-alike: The Prospects by KT Hoffman

Happy Medium

“A medium reluctantly visits a goat farm to exorcise a ghost, and even though she’s a fake…the ghost is not. This is a story full of sweet love and friendship—and found family—with plenty of heat arising between the main characters. A very enjoyable romance with humor, cute animals, and deeper self examination leading to rich relationships.”—Di Herald, LibraryReads Ambassador, CO

NoveList read-alike: Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan

The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A novel

“Baby Clayton is left on the steps of a puzzlemakers’ society. Pippa, the society’s founder, finds and raises him. When she passes away, Clayton, untethered, longs to solve the mystery of his abandonment. Pippa has created a special puzzle for Clayton to find out the secrets of life and discover his origins. Readers will absolutely love this fun, quirky tale.”—Claire Talbot, Greece Public Library, NY

NoveList read-alike: Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan

To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods

“After a Roman prince discovers Ruying’s death power, he uses her sister’s addiction to make a deal with Ruying. He needs her to assassinate someone at the top of the food chain, and in return her family will live. The cost of unusual magic, trust issues, attraction to the enemy, and constant action carry this novel.”—Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis Community Library, TX

NoveList read-alike: The Jasad Heir by Sarah Hashem

Table for Two

“Towles’s literary fiction never disappoints. In this collection of short stories and a novella, readers will be entranced by his use of sophisticated and smart language to convey aspects of the human condition. Highly recommended for book clubs and lovers of short stories.”—Julie Klein, The Bryant Library, NY

NoveList read-alike: After the Funeral by Tessa Hadley


Funny Story
A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Only and Forever
It’s a room-mance for the books in this tender, steamy story about unexpectedly finding love and being brave enough to let it revise life’s narrative in the final book in the beloved Bergman Brothers series, publishing as a Berkley original.

The Paris Novel
Bestselling author Ruth Reichl takes readers on an adventure of food, art, and fashion in 1980s Paris in this dazzling, heartfelt novel


Indian Burial Ground
A man lunges in front of a car. An elderly woman silently drowns herself. A corpse sits up in its coffin and speaks. On this reservation, not all is what it seems, in this new spine-chilling mythological horror from the author of Sisters of the Lost Nation.