Chicago Public Library’s 2019 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2019, and 13 Macmillan titles are on the list! For Adults ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner THE NIGHT […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2018 Best of the Best

Chicago Public Library’s 2018 Best of the Best

Remember when we said librarians had the best taste in books?  Well feast your eyes on the Chicago Public Library’s favorite books of 2018!  Top 10 SEVERANCE by Ling Ma Adult WHEN EINSTEIN WALKED WITH GÖDEL: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt GIRLS BURN BRIGHTER by Shobha Rao SMALL ANIMALS: Parenthood in […]

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All-in-One “Best Books of 2017”

All-in-One “Best Books of 2017”

*drumroll please* For your collection development joy, here are all of our “Best Books of 2017” lists in one place! Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews — Fiction, Nonfiction, Teen Library Journal — Best Books of 2017 & Notable Books of 2017 School Library Journal‘s Best Adult Books 4 Teens Booklist Editors’ Choice 2017 New York Times Book Review […]

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Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books of 2017”

Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books of 2017”

We’ve got 15 books on Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books 2017” list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership. Fiction BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer THE DRY by Jane Harper GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2016 “Best of the Best Books”

Chicago Public Library’s 2016 “Best of the Best Books”

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books 2016” list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership. Fiction CHILDREN OF THE NEW WORLD by Alexander Weinstein GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by […]

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BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” Picks

BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” Picks

Lovely library friends, we’re having BEA withdrawal. We had TOO MUCH fun, from Anne & Talia’s silly Macmillan Library genie skit to the #librariansonly “Mac Snack Book Attack” where Anne gave our personal book recommendations, ARCs & homemade cookies. We love ya. Y’all love us, too! Check out the Macmillan books your librarian pals recommended […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership. Fiction A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart A MANUAL […]

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Librarians “Read ‘n Rave” Their Favorite ALA Annual 2015 Picks!

Librarians “Read ‘n Rave” Their Favorite ALA Annual 2015 Picks!

Last Monday we rounded out a terrific ALA Annual 2015 with a standing-room only Read ‘n Rave panel (similar to BEA’s Shout ‘n Share) moderated by Booklist‘s Rebecca Vnuk. Here’s what the all-star collection development specialists found on the exhibit floor to share with you: Seattle Public Library’s David Wright kicked it off with A […]

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