September 2020 LibraryReads
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"The gentrification of her beloved Brooklyn neighborhood has longtime resident Sydney Green mourning what's lost. Striking up an uneasy alliance with new neighbor Theo, she starts research for a walking tour to highlight the area’s rich history and diversity but quickly comes to realize that something far more sinister is going on. A sense of mounting dread and some startling twists and turns will keep readers turning the pages. Where HAVE all those old neighbors gone? For fans of An Unwanted Guest, The Woman in Cabin Ten, and Watching You."
Beth Mills, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY
NoveList read-alike: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels
Battle Ground by Jim Butcher"Battle Ground has more at stake than any previous book in the Dresden Files series, and more changes for Harry. Filled to the brim with non-stop action, this entry has Harry and almost every supernatural being he knows coming to defend Chicago from a mad Titan bent on reshaping reality. For fans of the Mercy Thompson series (Briggs) and the Iron Druid Chronicles (Hearne)."
Dan Brooks, Wake County Public Libraries, Raleigh, NC
NoveList read-alike: The Brimstone Files series by Jason Sean Ridler
The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig"At a seminal moment in her life, Nora visits a unique library. Every book she chooses is one that she becomes part of and is a possible life she might have led. There are adventures, close calls, and joy. Give this totally engrossing page turner to fans of Here and Now and Then (Chen) and Life after Life (Atkinson)."
Deborah Margeson, Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO
NoveList read-alike: Or What You Will by Jo Walton
Monogamy: A Novel by Sue Miller"Annie and Graham have been married for 30 years. When Graham unexpectedly dies, Annie finds out he had a recent affair. As she reevaluates her relationship and deals with feelings of anger and betrayal, a few secrets in her own past are revealed. This story of grief, sadness, and acceptance is perfect for fans of Hausfrau and Unsheltered."
Laura Fowler, J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA
NoveList read-alike: Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke"Piranesi is the sole inhabitant of a mysterious “house” with endless rooms full of statues and a surging ocean below. With lyrical and hypnotic writing in his journal, he guides readers through his beloved labyrinthine home and introduces “The Other,” a sporadic visitor and the only other living human being...or so he thought. For fans of The Starless Sea and The Bedlam Stacks."
Catherine Tarver, Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien, IL
NoveList read-alike: Little, Big by John Crowley
A Rogue of One's Own by Evie Dunmore"The second book in the League of Extraordinary Women series revolves around Lady Lucie and her old nemesis Lord Ballentine. Their love/hate relationship is passionate and steamy. For fans of the Royal Wedding series and the Dukes Behaving Badly series."
Natalie Peitsinovski, Roselle Public Library, Roselle, NJ
NoveList read-alike: The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan
The Roommate by Rosie Danan"When Clara decides to move from New York to LA to live with her forever crush/childhood best friend Everett, he tells her he is going on the road with his band all summer, but not to worry, he has a roommate lined up for her. This roommate, it turns out, works in the adult entertainment industry. For readers who enjoyed My Favorite Half-Night Stand (Lauren)."
Afton Finley, Waseca Library, Waseca, MN
NoveList read-alike: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Transcendent Kingdom: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi"Gyasi is a force of a writer and in her new novel, Gifty is a Ph.D student of neuroscience fueled by the need to understand her brother's addiction and mother's depression. For fans of Imagine Me Gone (Haslett) and Chemistry (Wang)."
Kari Bingham-Gutierrez, Olathe Public Library, Olathe, KS
NoveList read-alike: A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin
Well Played by Jen DeLuca"Upon hearing of Simon and Emily’s engagement, best friend Stacey is jolted into reevaluating her own life. Stacey decides to reach out to her old Ren Faire flame, Dex, but accidentally connects with Daniel, Dex’s cousin. When their friendly messages turn into something more, Stacey is faced with a surprise upon learning of the identity of her online paramour. For readers who enjoyed 99 Percent Mine (Thorne)."
Morgan Malyn, Clermont County Public Library, Cincinnati, OH
NoveList read-alike: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives by Nancy Pearl & Jeff Schwager"As someone who loves reading, books, and talking about books this was perfect for me. I found it fascinating to get a glimpse of what books influenced such an eclectic group of writers. It made me look at my own reading history and at books and reading in a different way. For fans of My Life with Bob (Paul)."
Joseph Jones, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cuyahoga, OH
NoveList read-alike: My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force & Jane Mount
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