LibraryReads just announced their inaugural “Favorite of Favorites” List—revealing the top ten titles that public library staff across the country most enjoyed recommending in 2014. Congratulations to all of the Penguin Random House authors on the list, including E. Lockhart (We Were Liars), Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven), Jojo Moyes (One Plus One), and Jo Baker […]

We were thrilled with all the excitement our “Sharing the Longbourn Love” post garnered last week!  We received more than the 50 requests we hoped for, but we decided to send a copy of the book to everyone that filled out our form—that’s how much we love this book!  We’re hoping you will love Longbourn as much […]

One of our department’s favorite books of the season is Longbourn by Jo Baker—the belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice.  Many librarians obviously agree, because it was selected as the #2 pick for the October LibraryReads list!  Now that holds lists at libraries are spiking, we know it may be tough for Readers’ Advisory librarians […]

LibraryReads has just released their October list.  Congratulations to all the authors selected, including: Longbourn: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jo Baker Knopf The Lowland: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jhumpa Lahiri Knopf Cartwheel: A Novel—hardcover, ebook, audio download, audio CD by Jennifer duBois Random House The Stop: How the Fight for […]

Pride and Prejudice was only half the story… If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them. In Longbourn an irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing […]

What Fall books are you excited to recommend? Here are a few of our favorites, coming in October. LONGBOURN by JO BAKER In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. And, there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. “Irresistible […]