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Ocean County Library Book Club Buzz Titles

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? It’s true!

This weekend, Anne will participate in Ocean County Library’s “Book Discussion Leaders Tea” event where she’ll share these book club picks:

Bestsellers
THE NIGHTINGALE and THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

Literary
THEY MAY NOT MEAN TO BUT THEY DO by Cathleen Schine
THE LAST LAUGH by Lynn Freed
THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY by Cherise Wolas
THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith

Diversity
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN and GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso

Mystery / Thriller
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES and AFTER ANNA by Lisa Scottoline
The Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny (GLASS HOUSES)
The Inspector Esa Khattak & Rachel Getty series by Ausma Zehanat Khan (THE UNQUIET DEAD, THE LANGUAGE OF SECRETS, AMONG THE RUINS, A DANGEROUS CROSSING)
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker

Nonfiction
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
GIVE US THE BALLOT by Ari Berman
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming

Movie / Media Tie-Ins
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
TRULY MADLY GUILTY by Liane Moriarty
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis
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Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions:

NEABigReadThe NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are:

CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
GILEAD by Marilynne Robinson (download the guide)
We’ve also got NEA Big Read author Kao Kalia Yang’s new memoir, THE SONG POET (download the guide)

The recently announced Summer 2016 Indie Next List for Reading Groups features these three Macmillan titles:

ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss (a Top 10 pick!)
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline (download the guide)
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler (download the guide)

Plus our new Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden recommends SHELTER by Jung Yun (download the guide) & THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan (download the guide) in her Summer Reading List!

Last year we predicted that the movie version of THE REVENANT was going to be huge, and we’re making the same call with SILENCE by Shusaku Endo. This classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver. Picador just released a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so we recommend getting ahead of the trend (and maybe even organizing a movie night out!).

Talia’s going to share her picks at tomorrow’s Booklist “Best Bets for Book Clubs” webinar, so here’s what Anne recommends:

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Happy International E-Book Day!

Today is the second annual International Read an e-Book Day! Share the love on Twitter with the hashtag #eBookLove and tell us what your patrons are e-reading these days. Here’s what they’re e-reading* and loving from Macmillan:

Top ten picks:
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews
EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
BLUEPRINTS by Barbara Delinsky
SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

The rest of the best:
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry
KILLING PATTON by Bill O’Reilly
FIRST FROST by Sarah Addison Allen
THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline
YOUR NEXT BREATH by Iris Johansen
THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny
LILA by Marilynne Robinson
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer
THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain
SAVING GRACE by Jane Green
A HIDDEN SECRET by Linda Castillo

And what are librarians e-reading? Here are the most popular titles you’ve recently downloaded from Edelweiss (maybe we’ll see some of them on a LibraryReads list soon!):

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
SWEET CARESS by William Boyd
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY by Charlie Jane Anders
THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham
RADIANCE by Catherynne M. Valente
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong

*Data as of July 2015, based on the number of checkouts from Overdrive and 3M.

A Scottoline For Every Season

ScottolineSeason_2015Friends, it’s no secret we’ve got a huge lady-crush on Lisa Scottoline. She’s HILARIOUS, generous, incredibly down-to-earth, and a phenomenally talented, prolific writer. Fortunately for us readers and rabid fans, there’s a Scottoline for every season! (And free galleys of her newest Rosato & DiNunzio book, CORRUPTED!)

Every Winter, Lisa explores the complex themes of emotional justice in her standalone novels. EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES was a knockout New York Times bestseller with FOUR starred reviews, an Indie Next pick, a People Magazine Best Book of the Week pick, AND the movie rights were sold.
We can’t wait to see what she does next in MOST WANTED, coming April 2016.

Every Summer, enjoy the “short, sharp musings on life from the perennially hilarious mom-daughter duo” (Good Housekeeping) when Lisa and daughter Francesca team up for their essay collections, including DOES THIS BEACH MAKE ME LOOK FAT?, HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP, MEET ME AT EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE CLAIM, and more.

Every Fall, delve into the heart of the dynamic relationship of the Rosato & DiNunzio series. Longtime fans are thrilled to see Bennie Rosato and her all-female law firm back in action with the relaunch of the series (ACCUSED and BETRAYED).

In her newest book, CORRUPTED, Bennie Rosato is forced to confront a failure in her past and try to make it right. Thirteen years ago, Bennie took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn’t free Jason, and to this day it’s the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn’t been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn’t know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures-of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.

It’s already received a starred review from Booklist:
“Both the juvenile case and the murder case are compelling on their own, but the combination and the glimpse into Bennie’s younger self make this a wonderful addition to an always-strong series. Scottoline is an A-lister all the way, and her Rosato series is always an A-plus in terms of reader interest.”

We love it and would like you to consider nominating it for the October 2015 LibraryReads list (nominations due 8/20), so we’re giving away galleys of CORRUPTED to adult librarians currently employed in the U.S.!*

To request a copy, please email library@macmillanusa.com from your library-issued email account with the subject line “Corrupted” and your mailing address.

Happy Reading!

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Happy #BookBday (4/7/15 Edition)

Today we wish a happy #BookBday to MARTIN MARTEN by Brian Doyle, a brilliant coming-of-age story of a 14-year-old boy named Dave, and a marten named, well, Martin.

“There are crises large and small—a child lost in the woods, Martin’s surprise fight with that one-in-a-billion-stories-marten—but this telling of at least some of Wy’east’s tales flows along absorbingly, avoiding sentiment while imparting a quiet acceptance of the rhythms of the natural and human worlds. Highly recommended; even city slickers can love.” — Library Journal, starred review

And since we’ll be in Austin next week, we wish a happy EARLY #BookBday to EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline.

Not only did this phenomenal standalone thriller about sociopaths get FOUR STARRED pre-pub reviews, it’s a May 2015 Indie Next selection, too! “In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won’t let go. Readers who crave an action-packed psychological thriller should add it to their wish lists.”
Library Journal, starred review

 

 

Four Stars for EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES!

If you’ve been lucky enough to meet her, you know why we looooove Lisa Scottoline. She’s HILARIOUS, yet incredibly down-to-earth, and super talented writer. Just how talented?

Her latest standalone novel, EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES has FOUR STARRED rave pre-publication reviews!

In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won’t let go. Readers who crave an action-packed psychological thriller should add it to their wish lists.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting page-turner. Once the red herrings are dispatched, the identity of the culprit who plots his downfall is a genuine surprise.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

A proficient, mounting-stakes actioner that proves Scottoline is just as comfortable with a shrink determined to go to the wall for a troubled teen as she ever was with Bennie Rosato’s all-female law practice.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Occasional chapters from the killer’s viewpoint seem to lead the reader toward an obvious conclusion, but Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES is a standalone, but it won’t disappoint fans of her popular Rosato & Associates series and may well attract new readers.”
Booklist, starred review

download review copy edelweiss Download the e-galley on Edelweiss and see why everyone is raving.

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

Nominations for the April LibraryReads list are due THIS FRIDAY (Feb. 20)!!!

Need a recommendation refresher? Check out our favorites and a few more:

EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline (2 starred reviews!)
A SCOURGE OF VIPERS by Bruce DeSilva (2 starred reviews!)
HER NAME IS ROSE by Christine Breen
UNFORGETTABLE: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime by Scott Simon
THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack
REYKJAVIK NIGHTS by Arnaldur Indridason readmoreremove

Super Star Thrillers

We know that #ThrillerThursday is tomorrow, but we can’t wait to tell you about these forthcoming mysteries that all have multiple starred reviews:

EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES by Lisa Scottoline – THREE stars! 
The head of a hospital psychiatric unit’s life begins to unravel when he has to field a sexual harassment claim and is implicated in the murder of a young woman, impacting his custody battle for his daughter.

[An] exciting page-turner. Once the red herrings are dispatched, the identity of the culprit who plots his downfall is a genuine surprise.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Occasional chapters from the killer’s viewpoint seem to lead the reader toward an obvious conclusion, but Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES is a standalone, but it won’t disappoint fans of her popular Rosato & Associates series and may well attract new readers.”
Booklist, starred review

“In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won’t let go. Readers who crave an action-packed psychological thriller should add it to their wish lists.”
Library Journal, starred review

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