LibraryReads is the “top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.” Across the country libraries feature titles from the list in prominent display areas. You can find more information on the LibraryReads website here.
As Marie Antoinette took her last breath as Queen of France in Paris, another formidable monarch—Antoinette’s dearly beloved sister, Charlotte—was hundreds of miles away, in Naples, fighting desperately to secure her release from the revolutionaries who would take her life. Little did Charlotte know, however, that her sister’s execution would… Read More
The first big novel of 2022: an epic literary thriller set where America is right now, in which a band of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest to save one innocent life—and might end up saving us all.Something is happening to teenagers across America, spreading through memes only they… Read More
“Terse and intense and new and sort of fucked up but knowingly so. I loved it.” —Tommy Orange, author of There ThereA fearless and savagely funny examination of masculinity under late capitalism from an electrifying new voice.Set in Philly one year into Trump’s presidency, Sean Thor Conroe’s audacious, freewheeling debut follows… Read More
The first openly nonbinary contestant on America’s favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut “that is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable.” (Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate)Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready… Read More
A sharp-witted and deeply insightful look into the storied world of elite prep schools from the first African-American legacy student to graduate from The Taft School.Early on in Kendra James’ professional life, she began to feel like she was selling a lie. As an admissions officer specializing in diversity recruitment… Read More
Internationally known psychoanalyst Dr. Galit Atlas draws on her patients' stories—and her own life experiences—to shed light on how inherited family trauma affects our lives; "illuminating" (Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone). The people we love and those who raised us live inside us; we experience… Read More
In the tradition of Sapiens and Why Nations Fail, this book solves one of the great puzzles of history: why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world?Western Exceptionalism--the idea that European civilizations are freer, wealthier, and less violent--lies beneath a vast array of world events and political activities,… Read More