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Friday, October 11, 2013 4:06 pm
LibraryReads for Book Group Reads
Posted by: Kaite Stover

GreatGroupReadsI’ve been so remiss in not posting about this great new list of hand-picked books from the brilliant hiveminds of librarians across the nation.

I’m talking about LibraryReads, the list of top ten favorite forthcoming books published each month. The list is generated by nominations submitted on Edelweiss. Learn more about LibraryReads and how you can join the reading hordes that make the list happen. You read, you vote, LibraryReads listens, and lists it!

Here’s the newest list for November. I’ve already found at least three books that will be on next year’s short lists for book group favorites. Not the least of which is the Top Favorite.bellman-and-black-by-diane-setterfield

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield–Setterfield’s follow up to her smash debut, The Thirteenth Tale, has been eagerly anticipated by her fans and librarians clamored for advance reading copies in print and digital formats. Bellman & Black looks poised to follow suit.

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming–a police procedural featuring a delightful married couple who experience a honeymoon full of murder and mayhem.

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy–a memoir from the author of book group favorite Prince of Tides. Touching and powerful.

Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson–Jackson writes novels with a Southern flair and likeable women with sass, smarts, and heart. Book groups always heart Jackson.

The Valley of valleyAmazement by Amy Tan–it’s been 8 years. Book groups will be salivating.

Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson–How does a marriage fail? And is it sometimes inevitable despite all the best intentions?

The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy–historical fiction with a literary twist, a World War I setting, and compelling characters.

The Raven’s Eye by Barry Maitland–A British police procedural flying under reader radar. Not for long.

Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis–Readers who can’t get enough of those Scandanavian thrillers will not be disappointed with this latest entry in the Nina Borg series.

Parasite by Mira Grant–Just in time for Halloween, creeptastic medial horror from the author of the Newsflesh Trilogy. Fasten your bookbelts. Grant writes thought-provoking horror that would work well for any book group that doesn’t mind a little, well, maybe a lot, of gore.


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