2021 National Book Award Longlists

The 2021 National Book Award longlists have been announced, and we have 5 titles in the running! Fiction ZORRIE by Laird HuntABUNDANCE by Jakob Guanzon Nonfiction THE FREE WORLD: Art and Thought in the Cold War by Louis Menand Poetry THE WILD FOX OF YEMEN by Threa Almontaser Translated Literature THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Nona […]

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GFA Spotlight: SUCH A PRETTY SMILE

If you’re looking for 1) a new voice 2) feminist horror 3) lots of pointy teeth, you’ll definitely want to check out today’s Genre For All spotlight title, Kristi DeMeester’s SUCH A PRETTY SMILE. “Demeester’s darkly visceral imagery draws a fine line between mental illness and supernatural events that will leave readers doubting reality as […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (9/17/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, the fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Two women at midlife rediscover themselves—and perhaps each other—in Asali Solomon’s tender, surprising novel THE DAYS OF AFREKETE. Watch Talia’s full video here. Discover twist after twist, an unspeakable secret, and the most mind-blowing reveal ever in Catriona Ward’s gripping […]

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Day’s YA: REMEMBER ME

REMEMBER ME by Estelle Laure 9781250261939Available March 22, 2022 from Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 If you could erase all of your painful memories, would you? What Blue Owens knows: Something is very wrong. Her memories are hazy. Her best friends are acting weird. Her mother died in a skiing accident. Her father moved to Florida. She found […]

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Thriller Thursday (9/16/21)

A serial killer hiding aboard a stranded cruise ship + a missing girl in NYC + a modern-day courtroom drama about wartime heroics = this thriller Thursday! THE STOWAWAY by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth “This is a really good thriller, claustrophobic and creepy and fast-paced. The authors are clearly having some fun with […]

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BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU Mobile Coffee Shop in NYC

Calling all New Yorkers! BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU is taking the streets of NYC with a cup of complimentary tea or coffee and lots of Sally Rooney swag! Check out where you can find the Air Mail Express Mobile Coffee Shop every day this week. […]

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Maximum Shelf: OLGA DIES DREAMING (9/15/21)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Xochitl Gonzalez’s OLGA DIES DREAMING, a blazing debut about a status-driven wedding planner grappling with her social ambitions, absent mother, and Puerto Rican roots­, all in the wake of Hurricane Maria. It’s 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro “Prieto” Acevedo, are boldfaced names in their hometown of […]

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Author Spotlight: Alice Feeney (9/15/21)

Writer, journalist, New York Times bestseller, and queen of the twist Alice Feeney brings another page-turning psychological suspense that asks, do you really know the person you married? ROCK PAPER SCISSORS takes readers into ten years of marriage and ten years of secrets with Adam and Amelia Wright as they celebrate an anniversary that they […]

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October 2021 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE by Caitlin Starling, NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw, and A SPINDLE SPLINTERED by Alix E. Harrow are LibraryReads Picks for October 2021! THE DEATH OF JANE LAWRENCE by Caitlin StarlingISBN 9781250272584 | on sale 10/5/21 “Starling captivates and horrifies by turn in this […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (9/14/21)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: FIGHT NIGHT by Miriam ToewsISBN 9781635578171 | on sale 10/5/21 “Fierce and funny, this gives undeniable testimony to the life force of family. It’s a knockout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Funny and sad and exquisitely tender.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review APPLES NEVER FALL by Liane MoriartyISBN 9781250220257 […]

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