July 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.

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.

Battle Book List is Complete!

Thinking about joining the Battle of the Books program next year? Get a head start on reading the books! The Battle book list has been chosen and updated. Remember to include any reading time in your summer reading minutes!

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.

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.