Awards & Recognition The Most Popular Librarian Picks this Month: LibraryReads January 2015

What better way to welcome a new year than with the most in-demand listens voted on by librarians?! The LibraryReads January 2015 list showcases the most popular picks among galley-reading librarians this month. And to patrons’ delight, these three captivating choices each offer something different. From the eagerly awaited return of a cozy mystery favorite, to a stunning stand-alone thriller that will change how you view your daily train commute, to historical fiction at its finest that reveals shocking truths about one of London’s most famous literary circles, the Bloomsbury Group…these are three sure-fire CD must-haves. Read on for reviews, exclusive audio clips, and links to more behind-the-mic info. Click here to see the full January 2015 LibraryReads list.

#1 PICK THIS MONTH!

AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST
By Alan Bradley
Read by Jayne Entwistle

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LibraryReads Review: “A delightful installment in the series!”—Lizzie Gall, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI

“Fans of Flavia de Luce, part precocious child, part world-weary detective, will celebrate the newest entry in Bradley’s award-winning series…Readers who enjoy character-driven, “country house” mysteries will appreciate Flavia’s keen mind, droll wit, and comic preteen rush”Library Journal, starred review

“This intriguing setup only gets better, and Bradley makes Miss Bodycote’s a suitably Gothic setting for Flavia’s sleuthing. Through it all, her morbid narrative voice continues to charm…”Publishers Weekly, starred review

MORE ON THE BOT BLOG: Behind-the-scenes video
Step into the recording studio with award-winning narrator, Jayne Entwistle…plus, author Alan Bradley himself shares his love for the audiobook format:
Meet Jayne Entwistle, voice of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
By Paula Hawkins
Read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey,
and India Fisher

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LibraryReads Review: “In the vein of Gone Girl, this dark psychological thriller is fast-paced and features some very unreliable narrators.”—Andrea Larson, Cook Memorial Public Library, IL

“The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“It will be popular. For fans of Sophie Hannah or S.J. Watson.”Library Journal

MORE ON THE BOT BLOG: Hear all three girls on this TRAIN
A trio of terrific actresses voice the three mysterious women in this riveting audiobook:
Meet the Cast: The girls from Paula Hawkins’ THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Exclusive Audio Clips)
VANESSA AND HER SISTER
By Priya Parmar
Read by a Full Cast

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LibraryReads Review: “Told uniquely as part diary, part epistolary novel…This well-researched novel with gorgeous prose brings the characters to life with a unique perspective.”
—Jennifer Winberry, Hunterdon County Library, NJ

“Parmar’s narrative is riveting and successfully takes on the task of turning larger-than-life figures into real people.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Parmar’s novel sparkles, intrigues, and attracts, just as the Stephen sisters must have done in their time.”Booklist

“The book’s strength lies in the well-written relationship between Vanessa and Virginia, sure to appeal to fans of Michael Cunningham’s The Hours.”Library Journal

MORE ON THE BOT BLOG: Hot Title & Rep Recommendation
See why this tale of two sisters is one of our sales reps’ favorite picks this season, plus see who reads the roles of Vanessa and Virgina:
Hot Title Alert: BOT Rep Steve Recommends VANESSA AND HER SISTER
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