August 2018 LibraryReads

Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Kat

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The heat gives us the perfect excuse to sit inside and read, and with these new titles, I can think of nothing else I’d rather be doing. August brings us sci-fi, crime fiction, magic and love, among other things. Check out this month’s LibraryReads: the top 10 books librarians across the country recommend.

Vox book coverVox
by Christina Dalcher

“In the future world depicted in ‘Vox,’ women are limited to speaking 100 words per day. Readers will want to shout every word in their heads, hoard every book in their libraries and second guess the words of every person in their lives. A captivating, timely book that explores women’s rights in a fast-paced, compelling story.”
~Jennifer Gaenzle, Fort Fairfield Public Library, Fort Fairfield, ME

Bellewether book coverBellewether
by Susanna Kearsley

“A character-driven story with a nice surprise twist, this gothic-style fiction, set in 1759 Long Island, will not disappoint Kearsley’s many fans. Readers who enjoy good doses of romance, history and magic will be pleased.”
~Julie Raynor, High Point Public Library, High Point, NC

A River of Stars book coverA River of Stars
by Vanessa Hua

“A Chinese woman makes her way to America with her unborn daughter determined to make a life for them both. For readers who enjoy modern immigration stories like ‘Behold the Dreamers‘ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere.'”
~Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN

 

Rust & Stardust book coverRust & Stardust
by T. Greenwood

“Disturbing crime fiction based on real events that inspired Nabokov’s ‘Lolita.’ In 1948, fifth grade Sally Horner is kidnapped by a man pretending to be a police officer.”
~Ninoshka Aviles, Osceola Library, Osceola, FL

And here are the rest of the librarian favorites for August: