2021 YALSA Award Nominees

Congrats to all of our 2021 nominees for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list and the Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list! Best Fiction for Young Adults: THE INSOMNIACS by Marit WeisenbergFABLE by Adrienne YoungWHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlinTWEET CUTE by Emma LordFOUL IS FAIR by Hannah CapinJANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria […]

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January 2021 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins, REMOTE CONTROL by Nnedi Okorafor, and OUTLAWED by Anna North are LibraryReads Picks for January 2021, plus Seanan McGuire adds to her Hall of Fame-ness with ACROSS THE GREEN GRASS FIELDS! THE WIFE UPSTAIRS by Rachel Hawkins (#1 PICK!)ISBN 9781250245496, on sale 1/5/21 A […]

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Thriller Thursday: Cozies (12/10/20)

Cozy up this winter with the discovery of a mysterious antique trunk leading to a murder, a crime-filled cat cafe, and a pop-up ice cream shop with a surprise death. HIDDEN TREASURE: A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery by Jane K. Cleland “A New Hampshire antiques dealer buys a house, finds a treasure, and—wait for it—solves […]

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2021 William C. Morris Finalists

We’re thrilled to share that two Macmillan titles are finalists for the 2021 William C. Morris Debut Award! IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina KenwoodDevastating acne during her adolescence left Natalie with low self-esteem. Now, as if the news of her parents’ divorce isn’t enough, Natalie feels like a third wheel with her […]

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CPL’s 2020 Best of the Best

The excellent folks over at the Chicago Public Library have picked their favorite books of 2020, and 19 Macmillan titles made the list! Top 20 LUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel Best Adult Books THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre MaskBLACKTOP […]

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4 Stars for SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY

Glenn Frankel’s history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture has received FOUR starred reviews! SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark ClassicISBN 9780374209018On sale 3/16/21 “Midnight Cowboy is an acknowledged classic of American cinema, and Frankel provides us with the context […]

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Day’s YA: DOWN COMES THE NIGHT (Librarian Guest Post)

It’s Day #2 of our week-long celebration & a special guest is here to share a gorgeous, wintry YA fantasy! This latest Day’s YA installment comes to you from Nathalie DeFelice, Children’s Librarian at Springdale Library. DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft9781250623638Available on March 2, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 13 – 18E-galley on Edelweiss […]

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Women 2020: Fiercely Female (12/8/20)

In this Women 2020 round-up, we spotlight two fiercely female nonfiction titles, including the biography of a political rebel and radical feminist ahead of her time and an inspiring memoir celebrating the female body in all its glory. SYLVIA PANKHURST: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes “Biographer Holmes (ELEANOR MARX: A Life) captures the full […]

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Sneak Peek: January 2021 Indie Next List

The January 2021 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! OUTLAWED by Anna NorthISBN 9781635575422, on sale 1/5/21 “North’s knockout latest chronicles the travails of a midwife’s daughter who joins a group of female and nonbinary outlaws near the end of the 19th century… The characters’ struggles for gender nonconformity and LGBTQ rights are tenderly […]

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LibraryReads 2020 Voter Favorites

You read it, you loved it, and you voted for it AGAIN. Congratulations to THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V. E. Schwab for making the 2020 LibraryReads Voter Favorites! “This ambitious and hopeful work is a knockout.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review “Schwab returns with another epic story of love and remembrance that probes deep […]

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