Happy spring, librarians. Ready for a look ahead to the biggest book month of the year? That's right—with June comes a veritable cornucopia of incredible reads, including new books from Anthony Horowitz, Neal Stephenson, Don Winslow, Adriana Trigiani, Thrity Umrigar, and so many more! So let's get to it. The deadline to vote for the June LibraryReads list is April 20th. Happy reading!
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
For fans of: Classic English mysteries, Agatha Christie, and Ripper by Isabel Allende
From the author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, this fiendishly brilliant, riveting thriller weaves a classic whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie into a chilling, ingeniously original modern-day mystery.
"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie…will welcome this wildly inventive homage…as the most fiendishly clever puzzle—make that two puzzles—of the year." —Kirkus review
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
For fans of: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
An exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism and faith, independence and love.
"Stuffed with smarts and storytelling sorcery, this is a work of astonishing breadth and brilliance."
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Also from the author: Seveneves and Reamde
From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.
The Force by Don Winslow
For fans of: Make Me by Lee Child and World Gone By by Dennis Lehane
The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.
"The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good." —Stephen King