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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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2016 Texas Tayshas List

We’re proud to have four Young Adult novels on the 2016 Texas Tayshas Reading List!

ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, edited by Stephanie Perkins
SPARE PARTS: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe

The Tayshas Reading List is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of current books for recreational reading. Click here to view the full Tayshas list (downloadable PDF available).

2016 Community Reads Recommendations

2016_fye_catalog_coverAlthough our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.

The updated catalog for 2016 is now available and features titles such as:

BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
DEEP DOWN DARK by Héctor Tobar
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
SPARE PARTS by Joshua Davis

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website or download the catalog as a PDF.

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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ALA Annual 2015 – Monday Events

It’s the last day of ALA Annual 2015! Say hello/goodbye to us in the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and finish strong with today’s great events:

Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson – From Cover to Screen – Books to Movies
8:30-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Esplanade 305

Joshua Davis (SPARE PARTS) will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marisa Tomei. SPARE PARTS is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.

Booklist‘s Read ‘n Rave
9:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 122 (N)

Come hear six collection development specialists rave about their favorite titles gathered from the exhibit floor. This lively panel, co-organized by Booklist and the AAP, will feature librarians Stephanie Chase (Hillsboro Public Library); Naphtali Faris (Kansas City Public Library); Alene Moroni (King County Library System); Kaite Mediatore Stover (Kansas City Public Library); Stephen Sposato (Chicago Public Library); and David Wright (Seattle Public Library). Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist‘s editor for Reference and Collection Management.

AAP/LibraryReads Mystery Authors Panel
10:30-11:30am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 122 (N)
RSVP required, space is limited

Join the AAP and LibraryReads for a Mystery Authors Panel and hear from five authors, including Allison Brennan (COMPULSION). A complimentary book signing will follow the program.

Space is still available for this event. RSVP here.

Keep up with the action on the Twitter action, hashtag #alaac15!

ALA Annual 2015 – Saturday Events

Hey hey, it’s another great day at ALA Annual 2015! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and attend all of our fabulous events today:

The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco | Golden Gate B
This event is at capacity.

Join bestselling author Brigid Schulte (OVERWHELMED: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time) for breakfast and book-talk!


In-booth signing with Catherine Linka

9:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Catherine Linka will be signing complimentary copies of A GIRL UNDONE.


“Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My!” with Catherine Linka and Stephanie Kuehn

10:30-11:30am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 125 (N)

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this panel includes YA authors Catherine Linka (A GIRL UNDONE) and Stephanie Kuehn (DELICATE MONSTERS).

“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling
1:30-2:30pm
Moscone Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (behind aisle 3900, near booth 3931)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite Fall 2015 adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari! readmoreremove

Macmillan Library @ ALA Annual 2015 (Booth #1009)

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We’re happy to leave our hearts in San Francisco with you fine librarians next month at ALA Annual! Stop by the Macmillan (adult) booth #1009 and attend all of the fabulous events on our schedule below (RSVP ASAP)!
Friday, June 26

In-booth signing with Jane Cleland & Kelli Stanley
5:30-7:00pm
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Jane Cleland and Kelli Stanley will be signing complimentary copies of ORNAMENTS OF DEATH and CITY OF GHOSTS.

Saturday, June 27

The AAP’s Book-A-Licious Breakfast
8:30-10:00am
Marriott Marquis San Francisco | Golden Gate B
RSVP required, space is limited

Join bestselling author Brigid Schulte (OVERWHELMED: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time) for breakfast and book-talk.

Details and RSVP here
by June 19.

In-booth signing with Catherine Linka
9:00-10:00am
Moscone Convention Center | Booth #1009

Catherine Linka will be signing complimentary copies of A GIRL UNDONE.


“Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks — Oh My!” with Catherine Linka and Stephanie Kuehn

10:30-11:30am
Moscone Convention Center | Room 125 (N)

Sponsored by United for Libraries and moderated by Library Journal‘s Barbara Hoffert, this panel includes YA authors Catherine Linka (A GIRL UNDONE) and Stephanie Kuehn (DELICATE MONSTERS).


“Three’s Company: We’ll be Waiting For You”
: The Best in Adult Books from Virginia Stanley, HarperCollins; Talia Sherer, Macmillan; and Chris Vaccari, Sterling

1:30-2:30pm
Moscone Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater (behind aisle 3900, near booth 3931)

Join Talia “the terror” Sherer as she presents her favorite Fall 2015 adult titles from Macmillan alongside the hilarious Virginia Stanley and always-entertaining Chris Vaccari!
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March Medals Madness!

MarchMedalsMadness_Twitter1024x512It’s March Madness and we’ve got brackets on the brain! We’re excited to see Arizona and North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen, but we’re even MORE jazzed about ALA’s March Medals Madness where you can vote to predict the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for a chance to win books AND money!

Click here to pick the three fiction and three nonfiction titles from the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals longlist that you think will be named to the shortlist, as well as the two winners. The player matching the most titles named to the 2015 shortlist will win a $50 cash card and a full set of the 2015 shortlist titles.

If you need voting help, let us recommend Macmillan’s finest:

Nonfiction:
SPARE PARTS: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis
NO PLACE TO HIDE: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Fiction:
SONG OF THE SHANK by Jeffery Renard Allen
THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANCES GODWIN by Robert Hellenga
THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER by Hilary Mantel
LILA by Marilynne Robinson

Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on April 6, 2015 to see if your picks were selected as shortlist titles and follow #ala_carnegie on Twitter (tag @ALA_Booklist) and Facebook for updates.

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A Robot and a Dream

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot.

And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn’t pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won!

But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan.

Joshua Davis’s SPARE PARTS is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

This is important reading.”–Booklist, starred review
“A gratifying human interest story that calls attention to the plight and promise of America’s undocumented youth.”–Library Journal
“Davis takes what could have been another feel-good story of triumphant underdogs and raises the stakes by examining the difficulties of these young immigrants in the context of the societal systems that they briefly and temporarily overcame.”–
Publishers Weekly

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Now a Major Motion Picture – In Theaters 1/16/15

 

2015 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.2015_FYE_Catalog_cover
 The updated catalog for 2015 is now available and features titles such as:

ON THE RUN by Alice Goffman

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz

 

For more information about these books and other FYE titles, please visit the interactive website.

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