June 2024 LibraryReads Hall of Fame

Every month at libraryreads.org, librarians across the county nominate their favorite upcoming books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released.

June 2024 LibraryReads List

LibraryReads is the monthly nationwide library staff picks list for adult fiction and non-fiction. Rather than picking “the best” of anything, LibraryReads represents collective favorites—the books library staff across the U.S. loved reading and cannot wait to share.

Brotherless Night Wins the 224 Carol Shields Prize

Fatimah Asghar's Brotherless Night has won the 2024 Carol Shields Prize, a literary award that celebrates creativity and excellence in fiction by women and non-binary writers in Canada and the United States.

Some People Need Killing Wins 2024 Bernstein Award

The New York Public Library announced that Patricia Evangelista is the winner of the 2024 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism for Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder in My Country.

Campfire Tales Club: Green Angel

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 6:30-7:30 PM.

Escape the ordinary with monthly discussions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas. This month's book is Green Angel by Alice Hoffman.

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley is the May GMA Book Club Pick

A blend of multiple genres from romance to thriller, the debut novel from Kaliane Bradley chronicles the journey of a civil servant who is offered the salary of her dreams working for a new government ministry gathering “expats” across history to find out if time travel is attainable.

May Reading Task: Memoirs

It’s Memoir May! This month's task for our 2024 Reading Challenge is to read a biography or memoir. Below you'll find a few recommendations to meet the task, but for even more suggestions, give us a call at 708-867-7828. Your librarians are here to help.

More for Fans of The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley

One of the hottest books of the last few weeks has been the travel love story, The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley. If you read it already and need something similar, or if you're looking for something to read until your hold comes in, here are a few readalikes.

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe Adapted for Netflix

A satire of America featuring a capitalist trying to avoid ruin, the hero of Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full is Charlie Croker of Altanta whose plantation and skyscraper face repossession by banks for non-repayment of a loan.

2024 Edgar Award Winners

The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) are presented every spring by the Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, and film.

Campfire Tales Club: Coraline

Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6:30 PM.

Escape the ordinary with monthly discussions of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novellas. This month's book is Coraline by Neil Gaiman.