LibraryReads, the nationwide library staff-picks list, offers the top 10 November titles public library staff across the country love:
All Her Little Secrets: A Novel by Wanda M. Morris (Morrow, $27.99, 9780063204331). "All is not as it first seems in this thriller set in present-day Atlanta. In-house attorney Ellice is suddenly elevated to corporate general counsel after her boss's death, but things don't add up. A beautifully written, entertaining mystery with on-target social commentary about workplace politics and racial and sexual discrimination. For fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan, Attica Locke, and S.A. Cosby." --Nina Radakovich, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta, Ga.
The Donut Trap: A Novel by Julie Tieu (Avon, $15.99, 9780063069800). "Jas is lost and working in her family's donut shop. When she accidentally follows her crush on Instagram, things start to change. An all-around good book that touches on family dynamics, friendships, and issues faced by recent college grads. For fans of Get a Life, Chloe Brown and The Friend Zone." --Suzy Card, Grapevine Library, Grapevine, Tex.
The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams (Berkley, $16, 9780593101926). "Absolutely loved the body-positive message of this fun romance between a lifestyle web reviewer and the fitness coach she's supposed to be evaluating. Wonderful, well-written characters make this a winner. For fans of Olivia Dade and Kate Clayborn." --Rebecca Moe, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo, N.Y.
Guild Boss by Jayne Castle (Berkley, $27, 9780593336991). "In this wonderful return to the Harmony paranormal romance series, Gabriel finds a kidnapped Lucy sitting on a crystal throne with a dust bunny feeding her pizza. Adventure and sexual tension ensue. For readers who enjoy Christine Feehan and Gena Showalter." --Angely Jibaja, Queens Library, Rockaway Park, N.Y.
Just Haven't Met You Yet by Sophie Cousens (Putnam, $16, 9780593331521). "When her boss wants more like her 'How did you meet?' video interviews, Laura travels to the island of Jersey to explore her parents' story. She learns the truth about her family, makes friends, learns how to follow her passion in work, and has her own meet-cute. A well-rounded romance novel for fans of One Day in December and Good Luck with That." --Heather McIntosh, Botetourt County Libraries, Roanoke, Va.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske (Tor, $27.99, 9781250788870). "An Edwardian baronet mistakenly becomes the bureaucratic liaison to a hidden magical society in this trilogy starter. Features great character development and a strong story line weaving fantasy, mystery, and a study in manners, all with a twist of humor. For fans of Zen Cho and V.E. Schwab." --Courtenay Reece, Millville Public Library, Millville, N.J.
Never Fall for Your Fiancee by Virginia Heath (St. Martin's Griffin, $16.99, 9781250787767). "Hugh's the handsome nobleman and Minerva is his fake fiancee--a fully realized hero and heroine sure to win over many fans in this delightful Regency romantic comedy brimming with appealing characters. For fans of Bridgerton and League of Extraordinary Women." --Janet Schneider, Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, N.Y.
Noor by Nnedi Okorafor (DAW, $27, 9780756416096). "What's the price of harnessing the wind? Who really benefits from 'clean' energy? Okorafor explores these themes and more in her tale of a woman who discovers she's much more than her cybernetic implants. Masterfully written, this is a thoughtful, accessible page turner for fans of Octavia Butler and Martha Wells." --Jennifer Ohzourk, West Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa
The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Harper, $28.99, 9780062671127). "A weird novel that is occasionally very funny, this is set in Birchbark Books, Erdrich's own Minneapolis bookstore, which is haunted by the ghost of its most annoying customer. The story moves through the pandemic and the explosion of protests after George Floyd's murder, but Erdrich's warmth is always there. For readers of Isabel Allende and Tommy Orange." --Diana Armstrong, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Ore.
The Singles Table by Sara Desai (Berkley, $16, 9780593100608). "Desai provides so much warmth, humor and heat as Zara, free-spirited lawyer with commitment issues, promises to help driven, entrepreneurial CEO Jake find the woman of his dreams. This opposites-attract romcom is perfect for fans of Farah Heron, Farrah Rochon, and Alisha Rai." --Laura Eckert, Clermont Library, Cincinnati, Ohio