Simultaneous reads available!


Have you ever tried to download an ebook only to be told that you have to wait? It doesn’t make sense – how can multiple people not use a digital file at the same time? You would think that’s the main benefit of a digital book over a physical one. Unfortunately, CALS has to pay higher rates for ebooks and they are still checked out the same way as a physical book – one at a time. Thankfully, OverDrive (the company that owns Libby, the app CALS uses for ebooks and audiobooks) has opened up simultaneous reads for 200 popular titles in Adult Fiction and Nonfiction.

From OverDrive, “OverDrive is committed to providing your library with no cost, simultaneous access collections to help meet increased demand for digital content. As part of our Everyone Reads program, OverDrive will donate a collection of over 200* simultaneous use Adult Fiction and Nonfiction titles at no cost to your library.
The collection includes ebooks and audiobooks from leading publishers with simultaneous access through January 31, 2025.”

This means that there is no waiting on many popular titles which is great if you want to read something now or if you want to grab a last minute title for your book club. So get out and get reading. These titles will become available on February 8.

The following titles are on the list:

The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe
Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels
Open Carry by Marc Cameron
Hidden by Fern Michaels
The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose
A Duke for Diana by Sabrina Jeffries
You Can Run by Rebecca Zanetti
In the Event of Love by Courtney Kae
Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns
The Last Goodnight by Kat Martin
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain
This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Spanish Daughter by Lorena Hughes
Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor
Notorious by Minerva Spencer
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
Weekend Warriors by Fern Michaels
Wishes for Christmas by Fern Michaels
Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot
Calder Brand by Janet Dailey
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley
My Kind of Christmas by Janet Dailey
Whirlwind by Janet Dailey
Once a Soldier by Mary Jo Putney
Twice a Quinceañera by Yamile Saied Méndez
Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas
Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados, Bronwyn Szabo
Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore
A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson
The Perfect Ruin by Shanora Williams
Pivot by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti
No Mercy by John Gilstrap
Crimson Phoenix by John Gilstrap
The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart
The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander
The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad
The Diva Cooks Up a Storm by Krista Davis
Home Sweet Home by Fern Michaels, Donna Kauffman, Melissa Storm
Forever Texas by William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
Mrs. Wiggins by Mary Monroe
Mistletoe and Molly by Janet Dailey
Group by Mary McCarthy
McNally’s Secret by Lawrence Sanders
The Secrets We Share by Edwin Hill
The Religious Body by Catherine Aird
Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea
Good Girl by Anna Fitzpatrick
A Letter to Three Witches by Elizabeth Bass
Chloe Cates Is Missing by Mandy McHugh
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby
The Lady in the Silver Cloud by David Handler
And They Lived Happily Ever After by Therese Beharrie
No Lesser Plea by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
In the Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce
Depraved Indifference by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Forever, Erma by Erma Bombeck
Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson
Compromising Positions by Susan Isaacs
Blood Bond by William W. Johnstone
The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Diane C. McPhail
Final Approach by John J. Nance
How to Make Good Things Happen by Marian Rojas Estape
Justine by Lawrence Durrell, Jan Morris
The Night She Died by Dorothy Simpson
Every City Is Every Other City by John McFetridge
The Yards by A. F. Carter
Hold Fast by J. H. Gelernter
No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels
American Estrangement Stories by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton
Cradle of the Deep by Dietrich Kalteis, Keith MacKechnie
The Unlocking Season by Gail Bowen, Athena Karkanis
Show Them a Good Time by Nicole Flattery
Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs
The Charioteer by Mary Renault
The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders
Five Strangers by E. V. Adamson
The Appraisal by Anna Porter
The Graveyard Shift by Jack Higgins
Paradise, Nevada by Dario Diofebi
The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy
Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze
The Last Commandment by Scott Shepherd
Aspen Gold by Janet Dailey
What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? by Candas Jane Dorsey
All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running by Elias Rodriques
Ruthie Fear by Maxim Loskutoff
The Last Hostage by John J. Nance
Blank Pages And Other Stories by Bernard MacLaverty
Emily Post’s Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home by Emily Post
The Adventures of Isabel by Candas Jane Dorsey
A Nice Cup of Tea by Celia Imrie
Under an Outlaw Moon by Dietrich Kalteis, Patrick Garrow
101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview by Ron Fry
The Truth You’re Told by Michael J. Clark
Every City Is Every Other City by John McFetridge, Tim Campbell
Arrow’s Rest by Joel Scott
All Fires the Fire by Julio Cortázar, Suzanne Jill Levine
The Square of Revenge by Pieter Aspe, Brian Doyle
Under an Outlaw Moon by Dietrich Kalteis
The Lost Notebook of Édouard Manet by Maureen Gibbon
Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi
To Sir, With Love by E. R. Braithwaite
Bitter Paradise by Ross Pennie
Deceptions by Anna Porter
Stung by William Deverell, Rebecca Auerbach, Steve Cumyn, et al.
Time Squared by Lesley Krueger, Helen Taylor
Kill Zone by Loren D. Estleman
A Fragment Too Far by Dudley Lynch
God’s Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell
The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
Solo Faces by James Salter
The Horseman by Tim Pears
Dead or Alive by Patricia Wentworth
Misconduct of the Heart by Cordelia Strube
Bottle Grove by Daniel Handler
Arrow’s Flight by Joel Scott
Thirst for Justice by David R. Boyd
Why Birds Sing by Nina Berkhout
Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi Goto, Brenda Kamino, Stephany Seki
Cradle of the Deep by Dietrich Kalteis
Site Fidelity by Claire Boyles
White Horses by Alice Hoffman
North Dallas Forty by Peter Gent
Short Stories by Irwin Shaw
Time Squared by Lesley Krueger
The Plum Trees by Victoria Shorr
Shan by Eric Van Lustbader
What’s the Matter with Mary Jane? by Candas Jane Dorsey, Neta Rose
The Midas Murders by Pieter Aspe, Brian Doyle
Other People’s Houses by Lore Segal, Cynthia Ozick
The Mysteries by Marisa Silver
The Stone Girl by Dirk Wittenborn
Collected Stories by Frank O’Connor
The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest by Peter Dickinson
How to Survive by John Hudson
Doppelgänger by Daša Drndic, S.D. Curtis, Celia Hawkesworth
Arrow’s Fall by Joel Scott
Pull Focus by Helen Walsh
House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin
Such Devoted Sisters by Eileen Goudge
Fool Errant by Patricia Wentworth
Pull Focus by Helen Walsh, Shannon Blanchet
Rosie and Ruby by Patricia Dixon
Open Grave by A.M. Peacock
Set This House on Fire by William Styron
A Way of Life, Like Any Other by Darcy O’Brien
Death in the Woods by Bernie Steadman
Impossible Causes by Julie Mayhew
Jian by Eric Van Lustbader
Birthday by César Aira, Chris Andrews
Kramer vs. Kramer by Avery Corman
Flight to Canada by Ishmael Reed
Savage Gerry by John Jantunen
Threshold by Rob Doyle
Mac’s Problem by Enrique Vila-Matas, Margaret Jull Costa, Sophie Hughes
Deceptions by Anna Porter, Anikó Kaszás
Candles and Roses by Alex Walters
Professor Andersen’s Night by Dag Solstad, Agnes Scott Langeland
Traplines by Eden Robinson
The Caretaker by Doon Arbus
Selected Stories by Andre Dubus
Traveler by Helon Habila
Phantoms by Christian Kiefer
Watching the Bodies by Graham Smith
The Doll’s House by Evelyn Anthony
The Wanderers by Tim Pears
Day for Night by Jean McNeil
Strike Force Alpha by Mack Maloney
Death in The Life by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Color of Love by Sandra Kitt
Faceless by Rob Ashman
The Redeemed by Tim Pears
Old Neighborhood by Avery Corman
Nowhere City by Alison Lurie
Bitter Paradise by Ross Pennie, John Fleming, Ulka Mohanty, et al.
Thirst for Justice by David R. Boyd, Geoffrey Pounsett
Sinai Tapestry by Edward Whittemore
Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin
Robbing the Dead by Tana Collins
Adrianne Geffel by David Hajdu
Household Saints by Francine Prose
The Intruder by Peter Blauner
Some Go Home by Odie Lindsey
Vital Parts by Thomas Berger
It’s All Zoo by Gerald A. Browne
Barker House by David Moloney
The Trojan War Museum by Ayse Papatya Bucak
The Education of Harriet Hatfield by May Sarton
Familiar Words by Mary Kay McComas
Greenwich by Howard Fast
Soldier’s Joy by Madison Smartt Bell
Namedropper by Brian Freemantle
Fearless by Rafael Yglesias
Day for Night by Jean McNeil, Mia Fothergill, Clive Walton
Here Goes Nothing by Eamon McGrath
Significant Others by Sandra Kitt
To the End of the War by James Jones
Owning Jacob by Simon Beckett
Otherhood by William Sutcliffe
Aerialists by Mark Mayer
Underdog by Michael Z. Lewin
Nude Men by Amanda Filipacchi
Great Kisser by David Evanier
Sleep No More by Jeff Gulvin
Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark
Van Gogh’s Room at Arles by Stanley Elkin
Men in Black by Scott Spencer
Desert Blues by Bill Albert
Murderland by Pamela Murray
Inside the Whispers by AJ Waines
Escape to Perdition by James Silvester
Here Goes Nothing by Eamon McGrath
Foul Trade by BK Duncan
The Girl on the Bus by N.M. Brown
Wreckers Must Breathe by Hammond Innes
The Kremlin Letter by Noel Behn
Red Crystal by Clare Francis
Juice by Stephen Becker
Finding Bob by Joe Trivigno
Three Thousand Dollars by David Lipsky
The Captains and the Kings by Jennifer Johnston
Long Shot by Paul Monette
Odditorium by Hob Broun
Esprit de Corps by Lawrence