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The BIG Book Club Resource Guide

Ready to rev up your library’s book club? Great! We’ve got a TON of resources to help:

Reading Group Gold is the destination for reading group news, sweepstakes and giveaways, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles from Macmillan. You can also sign up for their newsletter.

Our “One Book, One City” community reading recommendations are a good source for discussable fiction AND nonfiction titles. View the current catalog here (backlist: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014).

Our NEA Big Read Picks (2016) and Indie Next Picks for Book Clubs are solid choices:

Summer 2018
Winter 2017-2018
Summer 2017
Winter 2016-2017

We also recommend discussable titles during Booklist book club webinars and at other book buzzes. Don’t forget you can download these presentations to give in your own library!

BooklistSummer Book Club Bash” Webinar Titles
BooklistBest Bets for Book Clubs” Webinar Titles
BooklistBook Clubs Abuzz” Webinar Titles
Ocean County Library (NJ) Book Club Buzz Titles

Invite an author to your library! These authors are willing to Skype in to book club meetings if they can’t attend in person.

Download a sortable spreadsheet (with ISBNs!!) of adult titles with reading group guides.

Our personal favorites include these timely titles on immigration, social justice, race relations, and feminism by Carol Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson, Diane Guerrero, Anthony Ray Hinton, and more.
And Seanan McGuire‘s Alex-Award winning Wayward Children series is highly discussable!

Top Macmillan Book Club titles (according to Bookscan rankings):

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (the Southern Reach trilogy)
A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
All titles by Kristin Hannah, especially THE NIGHTINGALE, THE GREAT ALONE, and WINTER GARDEN
SALVAGE THE BONES & MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN by Anne Fadiman
STILL LIFE by Louise Penny (Armand Gamache series)
MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan
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2017 National Book Award Winners

Congratulations to Frank Bidart, who won the 2017 National Book Award in Poetry for HALF-LIGHT: Collected Poems 1965-2016!

And congratulations to Jesmyn Ward on her second National Book Award in Fiction win! We proudly published her 2011 NBA Fiction Award winner, SALVAGE THE BONES, as well as her bestselling and acclaimed memoir, MEN WE REAPED.|

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a robust Edelweiss collection of titles (History! Biography! Fiction! Culture! Plus many more!) that we hope will help you with collection development. Here are some highlights:
Fiction

ORCHARD OF LOST SOULS by Nadifa Mohamed
MY NAME IS RESOLUTE by Nancy Turner
THE WEDDING GIFT by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
SOME SING, SOME CRY by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

 

Social History

WITHOUT MERCY by David Beasley
EBONY AND IVY by Craig Steven Wilder
RED SUMMER by Cameron McWhirter

 

Civil Rights

GOSPEL OF FREEDOM by Jonathan Rieder
DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS by Aram Goudsouzian
LET FREEDOM RING: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington by Kitty Kelley

Slavery

THE EMPIRE OF NECESSITY by Greg Grandin
THE MANOR: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
THE SLAVES' GAMBLE: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 by Gene Allen Smith
THE HAMMER AND THE ANVIL: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Jon Zimmerman

 

War Stories 

THE WARS OF RECONSTRUCTION by Douglas R. Egerton
WAR CHILD by Emmanuel Jal
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
BITTER EDEN by Tatamkhulu Afrika

 

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Jamaica Kincaid
AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF by Nelson Mandela, foreword by Barack Obama

Music 

JIMI HENDRIX by Leon Hendrix
RESPECT YOURSELF: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon
BOB MARLEY by Chris Salewicz
PRINCE: Inside the Music and the Masks by Ronin Ro

 

Culture

HAIR STORY: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (2nd Edition) by Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
HIGH ON THE HOG by Jessica B. Harris

 

Sports

SAPP ATTACK by Warren Sapp
THE HUSTLE: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White by Doug Merlino
MORE THAN JUST A GAME by Chuck Korr and Marvin Close
THE SPORTSMAN: Unexpected Lessons from an Around-the-World Sports Odyssey by Dhani Jones

 

Graphic Novels

AYA: LIFE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie
AYA: LOVE IN YOP CITY by Marguerite Abouet, illustrated by Clément Oubrerie

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Our 2014 YALSA Award Winners!

Put up the balloons and streamers, sprinkle confetti and cut the cake! We're celebrating all of the fine authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA's various reading lists this year!

Huge congratulations to these Macmillan winners:

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2014 Printz Award Honor Book

ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell 

See all of the 2014 Printz Award winners and nominees here.
 
 

2014 Morris Award Winner

CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn

See all of the finalists for the 2014 Morris Award here.
 

YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults 

IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell (A Top 10 selection!) 
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

2014 Alex Award Official Nominations

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. In addition to the ten winning titles, the Alex Award committee also publishes a vetted list of official nominations.

THE RAINBOW TROOPS by Andrea Hirata
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward 

See all of the 2014 Alex Award winners here

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2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has named the finalists for its best books of 2013 and Macmillan is thrilled to have nine nominees from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bloomsbury!  

FICTION
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

NONFICTION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

POETRY
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

BIOGRAPHY
HOLDING ON UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell

CRITICISM
THE KRAUS PROJECT: Essays by Karl Kraus, translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm

Click here to view the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Thursday, March 13, at 6:00 pm EST. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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2014 Community Reads Recommendations

FYE 2014 catalogAlthough 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 2014 is now available and features titles such as
RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
THE UNWINDING by George Packer
WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY by Michael Sandel
THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldman

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

Great Books on the October Indie Next list!

Indie Next logoSound the trumpets! Cue the confetti cannons! Let there be cake! 

We're so happy to tell you that we have three great books from Bloomsbury, Minotaur Books, and Faber & Faber on the October 2013 Indie Next list!

MEN WE REAPED
by Jesmyn Ward

In this stirring memoir, the 2011 National Book Award winner contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the still great risk of being a black man in the rural South. Available Sept. 17 from Bloomsbury. 

THREE CAN KEEP A SECRET
by Archer Mayor

The New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together. Available Oct. 1 from Minotaur Books.

THE NIGHT GUEST
by Fiona McFarlane

McFarlane's debut novel about trust, dependence, and fear centers on a widowed woman living outside an isolated beach town and the mysterious government care worker she admits into her home. Available October 1 from Faber & Faber.

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Getting Glamorous!

You remember when I gushed about Sarah McCarry's ALL OUR PRETTY SONGS over on Uncharted Pages, our readers' advisory blog dedicated to science fiction and fantasy, right? Of course you do! Well, I'm not the only one talking about it.

Glamour included this fantastic, mythologically-inspired teen title in their "What Glamour's Reading Now" column!

AOPS in Glamour

Cosmopolitan also featured the book in their "21 Things To Do This Month" section. Now if I finally have your attention, I highly recommend you check Tor.com tomorrow—they're going to run a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway for this fantastic book. 

And speaking of Glamour, Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winner and author of SALVAGE THE BONES, will also be featured in the August issue:

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Barbara Hoffert Recommends

Library Journal's Barbara Hoffert selected four compelling new titles for librarians to be on the look out for in September. Three out of the four are published or distributed by Macmillan so we had to share the good news!

SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

"Few authors are as good as McDermott at making the ordinary extraordinary."

OIL AND HONEY: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben

"A key topic, and the high-profile McKibben—a busy speaker and much-followed tweeter whose environmental organization, 350.org, has a powerful web presence—will attract readers."

MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

"In her National Book Award–winning SALVAGE THE BONES (one of my favorite novels ever), Ward writes so sharply and affectingly of African American life in the rural South that everyone should be anticipating this memoir cum social observation."

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