June 2024 LibraryReads

LibraryReads logoI’m excited to share some of the new books hitting our shelves in June. We have a humorous sci-fi, some historical fiction and even a tale about someone who tries to ban books. Check out these LibraryReads favorites from library staff across the country:

Sandwich book coverSandwich” by Catherine Newman
This story focuses on Rocky, a woman filled with menopausal rage and immense love for her family. The witty banter and poignant musings will have readers laughing hysterically while mopping up tears a few pages later. This is a no-brainer for fans of Ann Patchett and those who enjoy a good family drama. Perfect for women’s book discussion groups.
~Robin Beerbower, LibraryReads Ambassador, AZ

Service Model book coverService Model” by Adrian Tchaikovsky
This is a hilariously biting dystopian tale about a world where human civilization has collapsed and robots are stuck in poorly programmed loops that cause them suffering. We follow the adventures of a valet robot as he wanders across a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape, seeking a position where he can be of service to humans. Give this to Murderbot fans.
~Ariel Zeitlin, Montclair Public Library, NJ

Lula Dean's Little Library of Banned Books book coverLula Dean’s Little Library of Banned Books” by William Morrow
Lula Dean’s mission is to rid schools and libraries of all books she deems inappropriate, and she erects a Little Free Library filled with her chosen titles. But someone is changing the books by leaving the covers and substituting a wide variety of banned books. This timely tale shows how hate is banished and books can better your life when not restricted.
~Judy G. Sebastian, Eastham Public Library, MA

Love Letters to a Serial Killer book coverLove Letters to a Serial Killer” by Tasha Coryell
Twisty denouements abound in this psychological suspense about a woman falling for a suspected serial killer as she corresponds with him in jail. The author is able to depict the questionable choices of a down-on-her-luck woman who naively becomes entangled with a dangerous man. This is a darkly humorous, sexy and entertaining thriller.
~Andrienne Cruz, Azusa City Library, CA

Swift River book coverSwift River” by Essie Chambers
In this heartbreaking debut set in the 1980s, Diamond, a Black girl growing up in New England town, feels like a misfit. When she gets a letter from an estranged branch of the family, everything she thought she knew about herself is turned upside down. Secrets from the women that came before her allow Diamond to realize her full potential.
~Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library, MO

Some more favorites coming out in June:

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