Announcing the July 2024 LibraryReads List

By Rachel Tran | June 17 2024 | NewsLibraryReads

Public library staff across the nation have spoken! Congratulations to the books selected for the July 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 August LibraryReads list ends 7/1!

Check out which August titles we’re loving.


Business Casual

“Nova and Charlie belong to each other—and for more than the single spicy night they agree to spend together. This cozy, small-town, friends-tolovers story has so much warmth and love, making this final installment of the Lovelight Farm series sheer perfection. This is the warmest cuddle of a romance that readers will never want to end.”—Laura Eckert, Clermont County Public Library, OH

NoveList read-alike: The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

The Game Changer

“Hockey player Ian is seeking to rehab a sullied reputation, so he teams up with his friend’s little sister Delilah, who’s seeking to boost viewership of her cooking show. Ian’s never considered her a romantic partner, but Delilah’s had a crush on him since she was a teenager. When they reconnect as adults, their relationship quickly heats up.”—Rebecca Whalon, Lakeland Public Library, FL

NoveList read-alike: The Graham Effect by Elle Kennedy

The Bright Sword
A Novel of King Arthur

“This mystical, action-oriented read delves into the story of King Arthur. Collum, a young knight traveling to Camelot in hopes of joining the Round Table, arrives to learn that King Arthur is dead. Adventure soon calls, and Collum and the knights set off on a quest to heal Britain. The multiple points of view and diverse characters will keep readers engrossed.”—Kristin Skinner, Flat River Community Library, MI

NoveList read-alike: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike

The Ex Vows

“A sweet second chance romance, in which exes Georgia and Eli must cooperate to save their best friend’s wedding. A satisfying story of two people finding their way back to each other, either as friends or something more. An incredibly well-written romance.”—Erin Gordenier, Siuslaw Public Library District, OR

NoveList read-alike: The Rule Book by Sarah Adams

The Faculty Lounge
A Novel

“After the untimely demise of long-time teacher Mr. Lehrer, the lives of the school’s faculty are explored through stories that include a bookbanning controversy, a man’s evolution from punk rock musician to principal, and a janitor’s poignant friendship with Mr. Lehrer. Mathieu is a high school teacher, and this novel rings with authenticity and love for her subject.”—Angela Strathman, Mid-Continent Public Library, MO

NoveList read-alike: The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer

The Lost Story
A Novel

“Jeremy and Rafe disappeared in a West Virginia state park only to reappear six months later without explanation. Jeremy remembers everything but can’t talk about it; Rafe remembers nothing. When a woman needs help to find her sister, the former friends are forced to work together. This character-driven story with intriguing magic should appeal to all fans of portal fantasy.”—Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, NY

NoveList read-alike: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire


The God of the Woods
A Novel
When a teenager vanishes from her Adirondack summer camp, two worlds collide

Like Mother, Like Daughter
A novel
From the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia: A daughter races to uncover her mother's secret life in the wake of her disappearance in this "breathless, shocking thriller." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author“I think you’ll be into it. I love a summer mystery.” —Jenna Bush Hager, the TODAY Show“Deeply satisfying”—Angie Kim • “Gripping and bingeable."—Ana Reyes • “As suspenseful as it is thought-provoking."—Greer Hendricks

What Have You Done?
A Novel
Dark · Addictive · Twisty · Chilling · Domestic Suspense“Lapena is a master of manipulation.” —USA TodayThe new unputdownable novel from the “queen of the one-sit read,” and New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

The Summer Pact
A Novel
In the wake of tragedy, a group of friends makes a pact that will cause them to reunite a decade later and embark upon a life-changing adventure together—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meant to Be.


The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia
A novel
One unidentified skeleton. Three missing men. A village full of secrets. The best-selling author of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna brings us a sparkling—by turns funny and moving—novel about a young American woman turned amateur detective in a small village in Southern Italy (“Terrific” –Boston Globe).