LibraryReads August 2020 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library. LibraryReads is designed to be inclusive and diverse, representing a broad range of reading tastes and showcasing a variety of new titles, including buzzed-about debuts, genre favorites, best-selling authors, and lesser-known midlist titles that public library staff are raving about.

Each month, the Top Ten list is announced via their e-mail newsletter and on the LibraryReads website, and we’ll be featuring it here on Booklist Reader, along with some extra lists now and again. (You can also download the list as a PDF here).

LibraryReads August 2020

Top Pick
You Had Me at Hola, by Alexis Daria

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Exiles, by Christina Baker Kline

Harrow the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir

The Night Swim, by Megan Goldin

No Offense, by Meg Cabot

The Silent Wife, by Karin Slaughter

Squeeze Me, by Carl Hiaasen

The Switch, by Beth O’Leary

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop, by Roselle Lim

Hall of Fame

The LibraryReads Hall of Fame designation honors authors who have had multiple titles appear on the monthly list since 2013. As of the October 2018 list, when an author’s third title places on a monthly list via votes, the author moves into the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame authors for August 2020 are:

Ilona Andrews
Fiona Davis

About the Author:

Rebecca Vnuk is the Executive Director of LibraryReads. She was formerly the Editor, Reference and Collection Management, for Booklist Publications.

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