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LibraryReads December 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).

Top Pick
How to Fail at Flirting, by Denise Williams

The Arctic Fury, by Greer McAllister

How to Catch a Queen, by Alyssa Cole

Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder, by T. A. Willberg

Pretty Little Wife, by Darby Kane

This Time Next Year, by Sophie Cousens

Take It Back, by Kia Abdullah

Ten Rules for Faking It, by Sophie Sullivan

Ten Things I Hate About the Duke, by Loretta Chase

The Wrong Family, by Tarryn Fisher

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 December 2020 are:

Genevieve Cogman, author of The Dark Archive
Marie Benedict, author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
Jane Smiley, author of Perestroika in Paris


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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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