Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

March 2019

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for March 2019 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is. . . The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

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Top Ten Books from UK – April 2019

One of the strongest months we’ve had in some time showcases all the best that’s coming in April. From Fiction to Memoir, from YA to Mystery & Thrillers, you’re sure to find something outstanding. And don’t forget to leave feedback when you’ve read your approved titles!

The Parisian
Isabella Hammad
Jonathan Cape
UK Edition

Acclaimed by Zadie Smith as ‘a sublime reading experience’, and named as a 2019 Observer hottest-tipped debut, The Parisian is historical fiction at its most affecting.

As the First World War rages, a young Palestinian, Midhat Kamal, travels from the politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of a newly tumultuous Paris. It is a trip that will redefine his life in a myriad of dramatic ways.

Queenie
Candice Carty-Williams
Trapeze
UK Edition

Queenie was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life? A ferociously funny, deeply wise and hugely relevant novel, Queenie beguiles from the very first page.

How To Fail
Elizabeth Day
Fourth Estate
UK Edition

Based on the podcast of the same name, How to Fail is a funny, warm and instantly relatable book about finding yourself through your own mistakes. It’s an off-beat guide to life you never knew you needed.

Things in Jars
Jess Kidd
Canongate
UK Edition

Jess Kidd’s unique blend of gothic, mystery and literary sensibilities has made her a huge favourite with NetGalley members, and this is her best book yet. A Victorian detective story like no other…

Home Girl
Alex Wheatle
Atom
UK Editions

Alex Wheatle is one of the UK’s most important and beloved writers for young adults, and Home Girl is another superlative novel. Naomi is in care but she will not be broken by the system. A classic.

The Dollmaker
Nina Allan
riverrun
UK Editions

A magical fusion of fantasy and reality, The Dollmaker is compelling, unusual and captivating. When dollmaker Andrew answers an ad in a collectors’ magazine, he can’t know just how it will change his life…

The Way Home
Mark Boyle
Oneworld Publications
UK Edition

Some talk of going back to nature, but few go to the same lengths as Mark Boyle. This entrancing memoir traces his retreat from modern life and how we can all embrace a life ungoverned by technology.

Chemical Detective
Fiona Erskine
Point Blank
UK Edition

Pitched somewhere between Killing Eve and Orphan Xcomes this chilling, explosive thriller. Framed for murder, bomb expert Dr. Jacqueline Silver escapes prison and sets off to find those who wish to silence her…

Wakenhyrst
Michelle Paver
Head of Zeus
UK Edition

Michelle Paver is one the most compelling voices around, and this new standalone is a masterclass in storytelling. Maud is a lonely child, dominated by her father, but soon the forces of witchcraft appear…

The Flatshare
Beth O'Leary
Quercus
UK Edition

A laugh-out-loud rom-com, The Flatshare is a delightful breath of fresh air. Tiffy and Leon share a flat, but have never met. Leon works nights, Tiffy the days. What will happen when they meet at last?

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

March 2019

LibraryReads has announced their March 2019 list that librarians across the country loved. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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IndieNext

Indie Next List

March edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the March Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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Cover Love

We’ve rounded up another batch of book covers that we love, and we hope you will too. We’ve also gathered all of your cover votes from this month, and your most loved cover is. . . Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim.

Click on each cover to read the full book description, request (or wish for) the title, and cast your vote for the cover. If you’ve read these books, don’t forget to share feedback with the publisher and with your friends & followers.

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Librarian's Choice

Librarians' Choice: top 10

February 2019

Librarians’ Choice has announced the Top 10 titles for February 2019 that librarians across Australia love. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the Librarians’ Choice site.

If you are a librarian in Australia, you can nominate titles for the Librarians’ Choice list via NetGalley!

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Top Ten Books from the UK – March 2019

We had a record number of nominations for Books of the Month this month, and there are some wonderful titles to choose from. Please don’t forget to leave a review once you’ve read your titles — we all really want to know what you think!

Internment
Samira Ahmed
Atom
UK Edition

Love, Hate and Other Filters was one of the hottest YA titles of 2018, and Samira Ahmed’s follow up promises to be an even bigger hit.

Set ‘fifteen minutes in the future’, Internment follows Layla Amin as she leads an uprising against the Muslim-American concentration camp in which she’s been incarcerated. Stark, prophetic, chilling and thought-provoking.

Speak Up!
Laura Coryton
Red Shed
UK Edition

The perfect primer for the next generation of rebel girls, this is a celebration of standing up for oneself and challenging expected norms. Inspiring, uplifting and brilliantly engaging, this is ideal for any child’s library.

The Snakes
Sadie Jones
Chatto & Windus
UK Edition

The author of the bestselling novel The Outcast, returns with her finest and most darkly affecting novel yet. A family on a well-earned break in France. An unplanned visit from parents. An unexpected tragedy. And snakes…

An American Marriage
Tayari Jones
Oneworld Publications
UK Edition

One of the most talked about and celebrated US novels of 2018 is finally published in the UK. Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. Until Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit…

Reasons to be Cheerful
Nina Stibbe
Viking
UK Edition

The natural heir to such British icons as David Nobbs and Sue Townsend, Nina Stibbe is one of the funniest writers around – and Lizzie Vogel is a character impossible to resist. Absolute comedy gold.

The Third Pillar
Raghuram Rajan
William Collins
UK Edition

Author of the bestselling Fault Line, Raghuram Rajan is one the world’s most important economic thinkers. The Third Pillar offers a comprehensive survey of the world we live in now – and how we might change it.

A Gift for Dying
M.J. Arlidge
Michael Joseph
UK Edition

This stand-alone thriller from the author of the bestselling Helen Grace series is a masterclass in mystery and suspense. Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist. He thinks he’s seen it all. Until he meets Kassie…

The Conviction of Cora Burns
Carolyn Kirby
No Exit Press
UK Edition

A superb historical novel that brings 19th century Birmingham thrillingly to life. Cora is born in jail, but works herself up to gain a position with scientist Thomas Jerwood. But he is a man with secrets…

Keep Her Close
M.J. Ford
Avon
UK Edition

M.J. Ford burst onto the crime scene last year with Hold My Hand and this second outing for DS Josie Masters is just as gripping. A missing Oxford student begins a deadly battle of cat and mouse.

String City
Graham Edwards
Solaris
UK Edition

There is a long tradition of SF novels sharing hard-boiled crime tropes (Blade Runner and The City and The City to name just two) and String City is a worthy entry to the canon. Unusual and mind-bending.

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Library Reads

LibraryReads List

February 2019

LibraryReads has announced their February 2019 list that librarians across the country loved. You can request or wish for the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site.

If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley – learn more here!

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IndieNext

Indie Next List

February edition

The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the February Indie Next list. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site

If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie Next list via NetGalley, and receive special access to new galleys via the Digital White Box program. Sign up today!

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