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For Your Consideration: November 2019 LibraryReads Titles

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

Votes due October 1!

THE RISE OF MAGICKS: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora Roberts

“Deftly wielding her own brand of literary magic, Roberts once again merges mesmerizing characters, inventive plotting, and propulsive pacing as she presents the compulsively readable finale to her altogether bewitching Chronicles of The One trilogy.”–Booklist

MURDER OFF THE PAGE: A 42nd Street Library Mystery by Con Lehane

Email amanda.rountree@macmillan.com with a “MURDER OFF THE PAGE” subject line to request a NetGalley download widget.

“Those who love New York City and libraries will be rewarded.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

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NYPL Mystery/Thriller Book Buzz (6/6/19)

For all you non-NYPL librarians, here are the titles we presented at their Mystery/Thriller Book Buzz this morning!

29 SECONDS | T. M. Logan | 9/10/19 | 9781250182296
ANYTHING FOR YOU | Saul Black | 11/5/19 | 9781250199911
A BETTER MAN: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny | 8/27/19 | 9781250066213
THE BITTERROOTS | C.J. Box | 8/13/19 | 9781250051059
BLIND SEARCH: A Mercy and Elvis Mystery | Paula Munier | 11/5/19 | 9781250153050
BLOOD IN THE WATER | Jack Flynn | 9/24/19 | 9781250090171
BOMBER’S MOON: A Joe Gunther Novel | Archer Mayor | 9/24/19 | 9781250113306
CITY OF WINDOWS | Robert Pobi | 8/6/19 | 9781250293947
A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT: An Amory Ames Mystery | Ashley Weaver | 9/3/19 | 9781250159779
THE GOD GAME | Danny Tobey | 1/7/20 | 9781250306142
THE LONG CALL | Ann Cleeves | 9/3/19 | 9781250204448
THE MURDER LIST | Hank Phillippi Ryan | 8/20/19 | 9781250197214
SAINT X | Alexis Schaitkin | 2/4/20 | 9781250219596
SHAMED: A Kate Burkholder Novel | Linda Castillo | 7/16/19 | 9781250142863
THIRTEEN | Steve Cavanagh | 8/13/19 | 9781250297600
TRACE OF EVIL: A Natalie Lockhart Novel | Alice Blanchard | 12/3/19 | 9781250205711
WHAT ROSE FORGOT | Nevada Barr | 9/17/19 | 9781250207135

#thrillerthursday (7/27/17)

It’s #thrillerthursday and we’re reading:

A Thousand Cuts by Thomas Mogford

“Richly atmospheric… Throughout the series, Mogford has explored the multicultural tensions that define contemporary Gibraltar, and this time he ups the ante by adding a fascinating historical layer to that ambiguity-drenched cultural stew. Sanguinetti, naturally, feels caught in the middle as the riptide of present and past threaten to engulf him and those he loves. An essential international crime series.”–Booklist

LoveMurder by Saul Black

“A high-grade thriller strong on character, police procedure, and page-flipping tension.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Paradise Valley by C.J. Box

“The intrepid, appealing Cassie relies on her keen investigative instincts to hone in on Pergram in this top-notch thriller, which makes vivid use of the American West.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

“These character-driven Kerrigan mysteries are among the genre’s finest, and the last page here is likely to leave readers breathless and longing for Casey’s next.”–Booklist, starred review

“Compelling… The intricate plot unfolds naturally, as Casey never lets readers stray from Kerrigan’s point of view, so that they feel as if they are figuring it all out with her in this increasingly dark and tragic story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne

“Those who enjoy a rich historical setting, wish to learn more about ancient Ireland, and relish a perplexing puzzle will be well rewarded.”–Library Journal

Booklist “Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go” Webinar Titles

Here are all the spine-tingling Macmillan mysteries that Talia “the terror” Sherer presented at Booklist‘s “Spring the Trap: Mysteries That Won’t Let Go” collection development webinar today (see the action on Twitter via hashtag #Mysteries17):

COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts
EXPOSED by Lisa Scottoline
PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box
THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris
DOWN A DARK ROAD by Linda Castillo
PROVING GROUND by Peter Blauner
HE SAID/SHE SAID by Erin Kelly
IT’S ALWAYS THE HUSBAND by Michele Campbell
THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
LOVEMURDER by Saul Black
YOU BELONG TO ME by Colin Harrison
KNIFE CREEK by Paul Doiron
GONE TO DUST by Matt Goldman
SHIVER HITCH by Linda Greenlaw
THE OTHER GIRL by Erica Spindler
THE CHICK AND THE DEAD by Carla Valentine
INDIGO by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Jonathan Maberry, Kelley Armstrong, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James A. Moore, and Mark Morris
SAFE by Ryan Gattis
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
THE SABOTEUR by Andrew Gross
EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker
AMERICAN DRIFTER by Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray

Click here to view the archived webinar. Here’s a link to the full presentation slides and you can download the Excel sheet of all titles presented (with ISBNs).

Many of these titles have an e-galley available on Edelweiss, so download, read, and nominate for LibraryReads!
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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

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Thriller Thursday (9/23/15 Edition)

Serial killers, a bolt gun (hello NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN!) and a horse race, all play important parts in today’s #ThrillerThursday mysteries:

THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
A BEA 2015 “Shout ‘n Share” selection, an Entertainment Weekly Fall Books pick, and FOUR STARRED pre-pub reviews for this “raw and utterly readable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller about a traveling pair of serial killers, the 10-year-old witness who survived, and the detective obsessed with solving the murders. “Shockingly good writing… It’s impossible not to be swept away by its propulsive momentum. By shifting the narrative point of view, Black allows us to peer into the depths of his many richly developed characters, from the surprisingly complex killers and their dedicated hunters to the supporting players who pop up only to be ruthlessly disposed of.” — New York Times Book Review

THE SLAUGHTER MAN by Tony Parsons
London detective Max Wolfe knows he has a daughter and dog waiting for him at home. What he doesn’t know is that someone else is there too. “Haunting and moving aren’t words usually used to describe blood-soaked tales of madness and murder. Especially when the death weapon is a bolt gun of the kind slaughterhouses use to blast metal nubs into animals’ brains. But those words apply here because Parsons’ novel has startling emotional power, the result of brooding poetry gliding across a propulsive narrative. A remarkable novel on multiple levels.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

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.

EW Fall Books Preview

Entertainment Weekly gave us a sneak preview of this year’s “dazzlingly rich” fall season in a recent issue guest edited by Andy Cohen (hey there, MOST TALKATIVE!). While only their list of Blockbuster Novels is available online, Anne’s got the scoop on all the other Macmillan picks:

Blockbuster Novels

PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
In Franzen’s long-awaited doorstop of a novel, a girl named Purity embarks on a journey through South America to find herself.

THE MARK AND THE VOID by Paul Murray
The financial crisis is drenched in humor in this tale about a banker whose life becomes more interesting when a downtrodden author starts fictionalizing it.

Tell All Memoirs & Bios

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
When he was 25, Marshall’s dad was diagnosed with ALS and his mom with cancer. So he quit his job to return home and care for them. Sounds depressing, but it’s actually scathing, funny, profane, and deeply affectionate.

Women Who Rock and Write

BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon
Simon’s memoir covers her Greenwich Village folk roots, her songwriting stardom, and her marriage to James Taylor. readmoreremove

Four Stars for THE KILLING LESSONS!

#ThrillerThursday bonus: FOUR STARRED rave pre-publication reviews for THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black!

Exceptional police thriller… Readers will hope [SFPD homicide detective Valerie Hart] returns soon in another nail-biter.” Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“Black (aka Glen Duncan, I Lucifer) has written a taut, smart thriller guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Not to be missed.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Raw and utterly readable… readers will… whip through the pages.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“All of the serial-killer staples are accounted for: self-destructing detective, slippery killer, and sympathetic future victims. But Black, a pseudonym for acclaimed dark-fantasy author Glen Duncan (The Last Werewolf), twists the formula with a killer who defies the coldly calculating criminal mastermind archetype, an unblinking willingness to off characters he’s convinced readers to like, and a hokum-free thread of reawakening lost souls. A serial-murder tale in league with the best of Lauren Beukes and Chelsea Cain: that means must-read for those who like their psychological thrillers raw.” — Booklist, starred review

A BEA 2015 “Shout ‘n Share” selection!

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Hey! Whatcha Readin’?

Wanna know what your librarian pals are downloading, reading and loving? Here are the top Macmillan e-galley downloads* on Edelweiss:

HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
THE CLASP by Sloane Crosley
SWEET CARESS by William Boyd
TENACITY by James Law
THE KILLING LESSONS by Saul Black
THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
LAST RAGGED BREATH by Julia Keller
LAST SONG BEFORE NIGHT by Ilana C. Myer
WICKED LIES by Lora Leigh
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

Want to get free e-galleys from us? Read this article and get whitelisted on Edelweiss!

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