Library Reads top 10 picks for October 2017

Each month librarians across the U.S. nominate and vote for their favorite new books. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to look forward to and what to put on hold. That’s definitely what I do; but I also go back through the older Library Reads lists to find books that were Top 10 picks that are more likely to be available for check out now.

And here are some books to place on hold for your October reading:

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak: The Birch family will be spending the Christmas holiday in quarantine, thanks to eldest daughter Olivia’s recent relief work in a disease-infested Liberia. She has returned to England but must be in quarantine for seven days. This family has not ever spent that much time in each other’s company. Each person has secrets that are slowly revealed over the course of the seven days. It is particularly interesting to watch them become the family that they should have been all along: supportive and loving. An enjoyable read.  ~ Cheryl Braud, Iberia Public Library, New Iberia, LA Continue reading “Library Reads top 10 picks for October 2017”

Top Ten Audiobooks of 2013

This has been a great year for audio fiction, with new readers and a wide variety of titles to sample. These are my favorites from 2013.

Longbourn by BakerLongbourn by Jo Baker
Find out more about the Bennet household, from Pride and Prejudice, in this Downton Abbey-esque story of the servants downstairs.

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