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Adult Books for Teens

Booklist has deemed these adult titles to be
perfect for teen readers . . . and we agree!

NATURALLY TAN by Tan France
From one of the stars of Netflix’s overnight sensation Queer Eye, Tan France’s memoir has his signature wit, style, and tells the origin story of one of the few openly gay, South Asian men on television.

“In many ways, this is a coming-of-age memoir; France met his first boyfriend and began his career in fashion at 17. Teen fans will be interested.” —Booklist, YA Interest

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
This debut novel from the Hugo-award-winning Sarah Gailey combines the mainstream fantasy appeal of The Magicians with the twists of Tana French’s investigative noir series.

“A magical boarding school will always bewitch YAs; add in the teen subplots and you’ve got a sure thing.” —Booklist, YA Interest

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June 2019 Debut Spotlight

Check out these fresh faces (aka debuts) hitting shelves this month!

THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff

June 2019 Indie Next Pick + 2 starred reviews!

“The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[A] wild, hilarious, and moving adventure…”–Booklist, starred review

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

PW Best Book of the Summer + Library Journal Editors’ Pick & Best Debut + 2 starred reviews + June Indie Next Pick!

“Winslow’s heroine isn’t easy to like. But over time, she reaches into your heart and touches it deeply. So does this book.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Winslow has a finely tuned ear for the way the people of this small town talk, and his unpretentiously poetic prose goes down like a cool drink of water on a hot day.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Stars on stars on stars on stars on stars on stars (5/17/19)

Stars on stars on stars on stars for your #FridayReads!

THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER by Jake Wolff

“The epic sweep and sly humor in the midst of enormous anguish will remind readers of Michael Chabon’s work as they relish this heady exploration of grief, alchemy, and love.“–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Wolff’s wild, hilarious, and moving adventure is rooted in reason and the tough truths of life: how easy it is to hurt the ones we love; that forgetting is easier than forgiving; and that life (with an elixir or not) is never long enough.”–Booklist, starred review

GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness by Jennifer Berry Hawes

“With empathy and kindness, Hawes bears witness to one of the most horrific incidents in recent American history.”–Booklist, starred review

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Sneak Peek: June 2019 Indie Next List

The June Indie Next list features a whopping SEVEN Macmillan titles!

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

PW Best Book of the Summer + May LibraryReads Pick + Three starred reviews!

“The much-loved royal romance genre gets a fun and refreshing update in McQuiston’s debut…. A clever, romantic, sexy love story.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Readers will be eager to see more from McQuiston after this extremely promising start.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In between sweet and steamy love scenes, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE allows readers to imagine a world where coming out involves no self-loathing; where fan fiction and activist Twitter do actual good; and a diverse, liberal White House wins elections. This Blue Wave fantasy could be the feel-good book of the summer.”–Booklist, starred review

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Mac Lib @ TxLA Book Buzz After Dark

This evening we presented at the Texas Library Association’s Book Buzz After Dark, and for anyone who missed out, here are the titles we raved about:

WHISPER NETWORK | Chandler Baker | 7/2/19 | 9781250319470
BITCOIN BILLIONAIRES: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption | Ben Mezrich | 5/21/19 | 9781250217745
DEAD AS A DOOR KNOCKER | Diane Kelly | Available | 9781250197429
EXPLOSIVE FORCES | D.D. Ayres | Available | 9781250086976
DAUGHTER OF A DAUGHTER OF A QUEEN | Sarah Bird | Available | 9781250193162
BROWN WHITE BLACK: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion | Nishta J. Mehra | Available | 9781250133557
MIRACLE CREEK | Angie Kim | Available | 9780374156022
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE | Katherine Center | 8/13/19 | 9781250047328
A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY | M.T. Edvardsson | 6/25/19 | 9781250204431
THE WHISPER MAN | Alex North | 8/20/19 | 9781250317995
THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS | Katherine Howe | 6/25/19 | 9781250304865
MONTAUK | Nicola Harrison | 6/4/19 | 9781250200112
THE LAST BOOK PARTY | Karen Dukess| 7/9/19 | 9781250225474
THE ELECTRIC HOTEL | Dominic Smith | 6/4/19 | 9780374146856
THE HISTORY OF LIVING FOREVER | Jake Wolff | 6/11/19 | 9780374170660
THE BITTERROOTS | C.J. Box | 8/13/19 | 9781250051059
THE FIRST MISTAKE | Sandie Jones | 6/11/19 | 9781250192028
THE ESCAPE ROOM | Megan Goldin | 7/30/19 | 9781250219657
THE BURNING CHAMBERS | Kate Mosse | 6/18/19 | 9781250202161
THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN | Allison Montclair | 6/4/19 | 9781250178367
NINTH HOUSE | Leigh Bardugo | 10/1/19 | 9781250313072
WE ARE THE WEATHER: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast | Jonathan Safran Foer | 9/17/19 | 9780374280000
A BETTER MAN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny | 8/27/19 | 9781250066213

Booklist’s “Macmillan Spring Fling” Webinar (4/2/19)

We hope you tuned in to today’s Booklist “Macmillan Spring Fling Webinar,” featuring adult and YA titles from Macmillan, Tor, and Bloomsbury, but if not, here are the title list and slides PDF.

The archived webinar is available here.

See something you like? Request to be whitelisted for our e-galleys on Edelweiss!

For Your Consideration: June 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite June 2019 titles for the June 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due May 1!

THE ELECTRIC HOTEL by Dominic Smith

Two starred reviews!

“A compelling plot, robust characters, and finely crafted prose richly evoke a bygone age and art.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Smith’s tale is as luminous as celluloid projected on a silver screen hung from a dirigible floating over the Hudson (yes, this happens). Highly recommended for historical fiction fans and readers who love old Hollywood novels.”–Booklist, starred review

MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey

“There’s something for almost all readers here: family drama, romance, high-school gossip, fantasy-world building. Above all, Gailey shows us that humans are humans, even when they are magic, and they are still flawed, damaged, and oh so interesting.”–Booklist, starred review

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Spring 2019 Debuts to Watch

Macmillan is bringing on the talent with these exciting debuts hitting shelves near you in Spring 2019!

THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary
“With likable main characters, spot-on dialogue, a fun premise, and plenty of drama, there’s a lot to like in this sweet story. A warm, enchanting love story perfect for fans of classic rom-coms.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE ESCAPE ROOM by Megan Goldin
Four Wall Street sharks are lured to a “team-building” escape room experience, only to learn someone with a darker motive is pulling the strings.

THE RIGHT SORT OF MAN by Allison Montclair
In London, 1946, the two women who recently started The Right Sort Marriage Bureau find their new livelihood endangered when a client is arrested for the murder of another.

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