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Citrus Libraries Joins Largest Global Digital Book Club in Offering New York Times Bestseller

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Big Library Read November 2021

Citrus Libraries Joins Largest Global Digital Book Club in Offering New York Times Bestseller

Citrus Libraries is thrilling their patrons with a New York Times bestselling young adult title during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 1-15, booklovers can join over a hundred thousand others around the world in borrowing and reading Natalie D. Richards’s suspense thriller, Five Total Strangers, from their public library. Citrus Libraries card holders can borrow the eBook and audiobook for free without waiting by downloading the Libby app or visiting Readers can then discuss online at

Big Library Read is available in over 21,000 libraries and thousands of schools around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During past programs, readers have participated in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular eBooks, audiobooks and magazines.

“In the last year, more than 100,000 digital items were checked out from Citrus Libraries,” said Library Acquisitions Manager Karen Fellows. “This number accounts for more than 20% of our 500,000+ check outs this year. If you’re looking to take the plunge into digital reading, the Big Library Read is a fantastic opportunity to join a community of readers as they explore the newest title, Five Total Strangers.”

In Five Total Strangers, Mira needs to get home for the holidays. Badly. But when an incoming blizzard results in a canceled connecting flight, it looks like she might get stuck at the airport indefinitely. And then Harper, Mira’s glamorous seatmate from her initial flight, offers her a ride. Harper and her three friends can drop Mira off on their way home. But as they set off, Mira realizes her fellow travelers are all total strangers. And every one of them is hiding something. Soon, roads go from slippery to terrifying. People’s belongings are mysteriously disappearing. Someone in the car is clearly lying, and may even be sabotaging the trip—but why? And can Mira make it home alive, or will this nightmare drive turn fatal?

Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with an eBook through public libraries. Five Total Strangers is the 26th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at

Five Total Strangers was published as an eBook by Sourcebooks and as an audiobook by Dreamscape. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®” [U.S. libraries only].

The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit You can also stay up-to-date on all of the happenings at Citrus Libraries by following us @citruslibraries on Facebook and Instagram.

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