Articles tagged "books about books"
Happy Friday, friends! Our #FridayReads have multiple starred reviews:
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire — 3 starred reviews!
“Beautifully crafted and smartly written, this fairy-tale novella is everything that speculative fiction readers look for: fantastical worlds, diverse characters, and prose that hits home with its emotional truths.” — Library Journal, starred review
“McGuire’s exquisitely written fairy tale is about the choices that can alter the course of a life forever, lost innocence, and what it is to love and be loved.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Exquisitely crafted, this is the rare companion novel that can stand alone.” — Booklist, starred review
MY LIFE WITH BOB: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul
“Titles about reading and books abound, but this memoir stands in a class by itself. Bibliophiles will treasure, but the addictive storytelling and high-quality writing will vastly increase its audience. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal, starred review
“Readers will be drawn to this witty and authentic tribute to the extraordinary power of books.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review readmoreremove
Unless you hate having everything you ever wanted to read months ahead of publication at your fingertips… Get yourself Whitelisted on Edelweiss for Macmillan E-Galleys!
1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Talia a note that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
Please note: Whitelisting is only available to adult and teen librarians currently employed in the U.S. Macmillan e-galleys on Edelweiss are NOT formatted for the Kindle and we apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.
For those of you already Whitelisted we have a few recommendations listed below. And for those of you on the fence maybe one of these upcoming titles will entice you into signing up!
If you read something you love, then make sure to nominate it for LibraryReads! LibraryReads is a new program which harnesses the value of “library staff picks” into a single nation-wide discovery tool, a monthly list of ten newly released must- reads. Any public library staff member can nominate books. For more information about how to participate in LibraryReads, read our FAQ.
Get started with our recommendations!
(updated December 31, 2014)
MAKING NICE by Matt Sumell
DISGRUNTLED by Asali Solomon
Debut Novels with a Hint of Fantasy:
FINN FANCY NECROMANCY by Randy Henderson
A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders (aka Talia’s favorite book jacket award winner)
DREAMLESS by Jørgen Brekke
From the dude who wrote THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS: A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne
From the dude who wrote CLOCKERS and LUSH LIFE: THE WHITES by Harry Brandt AKA RICHARD PRICE aka the most incredible writer of realistic NYC-based cop novels
From the sassy gal who wrote WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY? A FIREPROOF HOME FOR THE BRIDE by Amy Scheibe
Trying to find yourself… in the wilderness? READ: HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS by Katherine Center
Debut Novels with a WWII Backdrop:
THE SCENT OF TRIUMPH by Jan Moran
THE LAST FLIGHT OF POXL WEST by Daniel Torday
GWENDOLEN by Diana Souhami
VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK: A MEMOIR BY LADY TRENT by Marie Brennan
MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS IN PLAID by Suzanne Enoch (OMG HIGHLANDERS!!!)
ASYLUM by Jeannette de Beauvoir
THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS by Robert Glinski
FRACTURED by Kate Watterson
Who can resist books about books and libraries? We can't! Here's just a few of the latest titles we're into (Caution: some books may include kittens):
WHY I READ: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser
Founder of the Threepenny Review, Lesser's "delectably sophisticated inquiry into why reading is a constant source of pleasure and provocation" (Booklist) is as much a memoir as it is about the craft of literature. Written in "erudite, beautiful passages," WHY I READ "will speak to booklovers of all types." – Publishers Weekly, starred review. If you're attending ALA Midwinter, make sure to meet Wendy Lesser in booth #622!
WHAT MAKE THIS BOOK SO GREAT by Jo Walton
This collection of Tor.com blog posts from Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Walton about her favorites works of sci-fi and fantasy is "...akin to a genre version of Nancy Pearl's BOOK LUST." (Library Journal, starred review) "For readers unschooled in the history of SF/F, this book is a treasure trove; for those who recognize every title, Walton evokes the joy of returning to a well-worn favorite." – Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE SHELF: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose
No, this isn't reading while rappelling down a mountain like we hoped, but it is still an extreme library sport: to read through an entire shelf of library books. In Rose's case, her randomly chosen shelf of fiction from LEQ to LES contained a classic she has not read, a remarkable variety of authors, and a range of literary styles from mystery to humor. Perhaps it'll inspire similar challenges in your library!
Now that we're thinking about cats, here are 21 cats who are secretly excellent readers!