New Reads from August’s LibraryReads List

The August LibraryReads list is here!   This nation-wide list is comprised of books read, reviewed, and voted on by librarians.  And there are some intriguing books coming out in August.  Here are the highlights:

One Kick by Chelsea CainOne Kick
“Kick Lannigan survived being kidnapped as a child. Now, at twenty-one, determined never to be a victim again, she has reinvented herself. Martial arts and weapons handling are just a few of the skills she has learned over the years. Kick catches the attention of John Bishop, a mystery man with access to unlimited funds, and together they go after a cabal of child pornographers. A read-in-one-sitting, edge-of-your-seat thriller.” ~ Elizabeth Kanouse, Denville Public Library, Denville, NJ

 

Lock In by John Scalzi0765375869
“There’s been a good run of fantasy and science fiction books this year. Joining the list of great fantastical reads is John Scalzi’s Lock In. Scalzi is best known for his military SF (especially the Old Man’s War series), so his latest is a change of pace. A blending of SF and police procedural that hits every note just right.” ~ Jane Jorgenson, Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

 

The Miniaturist by Jessie BurtonThe Miniaturist
“A dollhouse whose figures and furnishings foretell life events, mysterious notes, family secrets and the powerful guild and church of 1686 Amsterdam. All these elements combine for an engaging story of a young bride’s struggle to be the ‘architect of her own fortune.” ~ Elizabeth Angelastro, Manlius Library, Manlius, NY

 

 

The Story Hour by Thrity UmrigarThe Story Hour
“Another beautifully written novel by Thrity Umrigar. A relationship develops between Maggie, a psychologist, and Lakshmi, a troubled Indian woman. As their stories develop, it is hard to figure out which woman does more to impact the other’s life. Highly recommended.” ~ Ellen Firer, Merrick Library, Merrick, NY

 

 

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