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LibraryReads: The August List

Each month, librarians from around the country choose their favorite adult fiction and nonfiction books and they are combined into a top-ten list on

Each LibraryReads lists includes books in a variety of genres and may include bestselling authors and lesser-known debut authors on the same list.

Take a look at August's list, and request a few today!



Vox by Christina Dalcher

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.


Our House

Our House by Louise Candlish

There's nothing unusual about a new family moving in at 91 Trinity Avenue. Except it's Fiona's house. And she didn't sell it. 



Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

During the French and Indian War, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. Soon, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.


Good Luck with That

Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.


The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Delve into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.


The Other Woman

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.


Rust & Stardust

Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

Camden, NJ, 1948: When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook, she has no way of knowing that 52 year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute--unless she does as he says.


Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate. But proving she can run a household just may be the death of her.


Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn't remember choosing. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney's famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another and find they have more in common than they could have imagined.


A River of Stars

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

Holed up with other mothers-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she's carrying his baby. Already married with three daughters, Boss Yeung is overjoyed because he will finally have the son he has always wanted and ships Scarlett off to give birth on American soil. Then a new sonogram of Scarlett's baby reveals the unexpected. Panicked, she escapes by hijacking a van--what she doesn't know is that her baby's father is not far behind.