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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

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Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership.

Fiction
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (a top 10 fiction pick)
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

Nonfiction
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad
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Library Journal Best Books of 2015

Hot on the heels of PW, Library Journal announced their Best Books of 2015 lists & 23 Macmillan titles made the cut!

TOP TEN
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer

MORE OF THE BEST
A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne
CHILDREN OF THE STONE by Sandy Tolan
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy

ROMANCE
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne
OBSESSION FALLS by Christina Dodd

HISTORICAL FICTION
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

MYSTERY
SHANGHAI REDEMPTION by Qiu Xiaolong readmoreremove

2015 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads launched their annual Choice Awards this week and we’re proud to say that Macmillan has 28 nominees in the Opening Round! Click here to vote for your favorites and we’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses.
Our 2015 Winners: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (Best Historical Fiction) and BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove (Best Science & Technology)!

Update 11/17: We have 11 finalists in the Final Round! Vote now through Monday, 11/23 for your favorites!
Update 11/10:
Incredibly, ALL of our nominees are still in the Semifinal Round! Vote now through Saturday, 11/15 for your favorites!


Voting Schedule

Final Round Nov. 17 – 23

Best Mystery & Thriller
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny

Best Historical Fiction
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

Best Fantasy
SHADOWS OF SELF by Brandon Sanderson
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

Best Science Fiction
THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi

Best Humor
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

Best Nonfiction
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

Best Science & Technology
BENEATH THE SURFACE by John Hargrove

Best Graphic Novels & Comics
STEP ASIDE, POPS! by Kate Beaton

Debut Goodreads Author
THE STRONGEST STEEL by Scarlett Cole

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
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Help Choose the LibraryReads 2015 “Favorite of Favorites” List

LR favorite of favoritesThe long list has been whittled down to 25 titles and you get to vote again to determine the ultimate LibraryReads 2015 “Favorite of Favorites!” Macmillan titles still in the running include:

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny

Read it? Loved it? Want to make sure it ends up on the final list? Then vote for it and your other top picks from now until November 1. Your votes will determine the ultimate “Favorite of Favorites” list to be revealed on December 1!

What are you waiting for? Go vote!

Don’t forget you can also vote for the next monthly list (December 2015/January 2016, nominations due 11/20)! Check out our suggestions, including the baby Daniel-approved THE THINGS WE KEEP.

 

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads!

We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date!

September 2015
#7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

August 2015
#2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
#5 EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford
#9 LORD OF THE WINGS by Donna Andrews

July 2015
#6 THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens

June 2015
#3 THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
#8 THE PRECIPICE by Paul Doiron

May 2015
#10 LITTLE BLACK LIES by Sharon Bolton

February 2015
#7 A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V. E. Schwab
#8 A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

January 2015
#9 FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2014: “Favorite of Favorites”
#4 FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#9 LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

October 2014
#6: THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS by Keith Donohue
#9: MALICE by Keigo Higashino
#10: MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver

August 2014
#4: LOCK IN by John Scalzi

July 2014
#1: LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

May 2014
#9: SIXTH GRAVE ON THE EDGE by Darynda Jones

April 2014
#8: THE AXE FACTOR by Colin Cotterill

March 2014
#8: PRECIOUS THING by Colette McBeth

January 2014
#3: LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen

December 2013
#7: DANGEROUS WOMEN, edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
#9: THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

November 2013
#2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming
#8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry Maitland

September 2013
#1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
#2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: LibraryReads 2) by Sunday, Sept. 13. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Read on for the fine print. Good luck!

Update 9/14: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to our winners, Gregg Winsor of Johnson County Library, Overland Park KS and Sheri Stevens of Lockport Public Library, Lockport NY!

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Happy #BookBday (2/24/14 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
A February 2015 LibraryReads pick! “Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy… Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

EMPIRE RISING by Rick Campbell
After a decade-long secret military build-up, China launches a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in this page-turning sequel to THE TRIDENT DECEPTION. “The story rockets around the globe, and the pages cannot turn fast enough. The characters are just as intriguing as the shiny tech, and Campbell’s expertise in the navy from his years in service adds a realistic feel to the proceedings. Readers who miss Clancy will be eager to devour Campbell.” — Booklist

WOLF HALL & BRING UP THE BODIES: The Stage Adaptation by Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton
Poulton adapts the Man Booker Prize-winning novels for the stage (Wolf Hall Parts One & Two graces Broadway starting March 20, 2015). This trade paperback edition also contains a substantial set of notes by Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays.

Macmillan hits the February 2015 LibraryReads list!

Thank you for voting Judith Flanders’ A MURDER OF MAGPIES and V.E. Schwab’s A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC onto the February 2015 LibraryReads list!

Praise for A MURDER OF MAGPIES:

“Social historian Flanders makes her fiction debut with an amusing mystery set in the eccentric world of British book publishing … The array of delightful and believable characters, as well as a neat turn at the end, will leave readers well satisfied and anticipating the next installment.”–Publishers Weekly

“An enjoyable, intricate page-turner.”–Booklist

Praise for A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC:

“The three Londons we see (and rumors of the one we do not) will captivate fantasy readers. They are pleasantly grounded by the grimy Georgian version that is Lila’s home. While scrappy, pragmatic wannabe pirate Lila is a big draw, Kell and White London magician Holland round out a great cast. There is much more to explore in this amazing world from the acclaimed author of Vicious.”-Library Journal (starred review)

“Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy… Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Don’t forget to vote for March 2015 titles by January 20th! Here are our recommendations.
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For Your Consideration: February 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the February 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

BLUE STARS by Emily Gray Tedrowe

“Tedlowe’s 2010 novel, Commuters, was named a Best New Paperback by Entertainment Weekly, so watch this hardcover breakout closely. The topic is timely. When literature professor Ellen’s legal ward, Michael, and army wife Lacey’s husband, Eddie, are both injured in Iraq, the two women met and bond at the Walter Reed Army Hospital.”Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

Download a copy from Net Galley

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic novel of love and war about two sisters and the secret lives of those who live in a small French town during WWII, spanning from the 1940s to the present day.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler

“Can a couple of teenagers, a befuddled old man, and a nursing home orderly really steal a boat and wreak havoc in San Francisco harbor? Sure, says Handler, crossing and mixing genres dark and light, YA yarn and midlife doldrum while making readers root for his 20th-century privateers A jaunty and occasionally jolting, and honest take on the discomforts of youth, midlife, and old age, and how ineffective we are at dealing with them.”–Publishers Weekly

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “We Are Pirates.”

A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

Flanders’ deliciously fun debut novel set in the world of book publishing introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters, including the handsome inspector Field.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

FIND ME by Laura van den Berg

“Van den Berg’s highly anticipated debut novel is about a young woman named Joy who is in quarantine at a psychiatric hospital because her blood might hold the key to a cure and a vaccine against a highly contagious disease that’s rampaging across the country. Brooding, acutely observant, compassionate, suspicious, wistful, and wryly funny, Joy is an entrancing and sympathetic narrator through which van den Berg can channel her abiding fascination with what is submerged, hidden, lurking, lost.”–Booklist, starred review

Download a copy from Edelweiss

MAKING NICE by Matt Sumell

“From the first page, Sumell’s exceptional novel in stories unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsyte’s HOMELAND. Sumell’s debut demonstrates an almost painful compassion for the sinner in most of us, making MAKING NICE even more fun than eavesdropping in a confession booth.”–Publishers Weekly

Download a copy from Edelweiss

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth

A novel about three generations of midwives and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley refuses to reveal the details of her own pregnancy (including the father’s identity), which unsettles her mother, Grace, while reminding grandmother Floss of her own situation 60 years previously.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

Prepare to be dazzled by a world of parallel London’s where magic thrives, starves, or lies forgotten, and where power can destroy just as quickly as it can create.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

DISGRUNTLED by Asali Solomon

LOVE IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION by Judd Trichter

AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson

THE LAST GOOD PARADISE by Tatjana Soli

HOUSEWITCH by Katie Schickel

 

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For Your Consideration: February 2015 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the February 2015* LibraryReads list!

*Nominations are due December 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines.

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic novel of love and war about two sisters and the secret lives of those who live in a small French town during WWII, spanning from the 1940s to the present day.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

WE ARE PIRATES by Daniel Handler

“Can a couple of teenagers, a befuddled old man, and a nursing home orderly really steal a boat and wreak havoc in San Francisco harbor? Sure, says Handler, crossing and mixing genres dark and light, YA yarn and midlife doldrum while making readers root for his 20th-century privateers A jaunty and occasionally jolting, and honest take on the discomforts of youth, midlife, and old age, and how ineffective we are at dealing with them.”–Publishers Weekly

Available on NetGalley. To be pre-approved for an e-galley, please email library@macmillanusa.com with the subject “We Are Pirates.”

A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders

Flanders’ deliciously fun debut novel set in the world of book publishing introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters, including the handsome inspector Field.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

FIND ME by Laura van den Berg

“Van den Berg’s highly anticipated debut novel is about a young woman named Joy who is in quarantine at a psychiatric hospital because her blood might hold the key to a cure and a vaccine against a highly contagious disease that’s rampaging across the country. Brooding, acutely observant, compassionate, suspicious, wistful, and wryly funny, Joy is an entrancing and sympathetic narrator through which van den Berg can channel her abiding fascination with what is submerged, hidden, lurking, lost.”–Booklist, starred review

Download a copy from Edelweiss

MAKING NICE by Matt Sumell

“From the first page, Sumell’s exceptional novel in stories unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsyte’s HOMELAND. Sumell’s debut demonstrates an almost painful compassion for the sinner in most of us, making MAKING NICE even more fun than eavesdropping in a confession booth.”–Publishers Weekly

Download a copy from Edelweiss

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth

A novel about three generations of midwives and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley refuses to reveal the details of her own pregnancy (including the father’s identity), which unsettles her mother, Grace, while reminding grandmother Floss of her own situation 60 years previously.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

Prepare to be dazzled by a world of parallel London’s where magic thrives, starves, or lies forgotten, and where power can destroy just as quickly as it can create.

Download a copy from Edelweiss

DISGRUNTLED by Asali Solomon

LOVE IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION by Judd Trichter

AMONG THIEVES by John Clarkson

THE LAST GOOD PARADISE by Tatjana Soli

HOUSEWITCH by Katie Schickel

 

New to LibraryReads? Read our FAQ for more information on how to participate.
Don’t see the green button? Get whitelisted for access to Macmillan e-galleys.

 

 

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