Library Journal’s Top Fall Debut Picks

Now that Fall is right around the corner, check out what forthcoming debut novels the Library Journal editors are excited about! THE MAKE-UP TEST by Jenny L. Howe9781250837868 | 9/13/22 ONE TO WATCH meets BEACH READ in this smart, swoony debut in which two exes find themselves battling against each other—and their unresolved feelings—for a spot in a prestigious Ph.D. […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (8/9/22)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward9781250812650 | 10/11/22 “Ward works in so many motifs—Bible resonances, colonialism, science versus faith, and the pall of war, to name just a few—that the play of imagery is as engrossing as the plot twists, making this a rewarding outing from […]

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Literary Fiction Spotlight (8/9/22)

We’re looking at new and upcoming literary fiction with a novel about yearning for connection in a fractured world, a coming-of-age portrait of a young woman learning to trust her voice, and a debut that tells a timeless love story. MEET US BY THE ROARING SEA by Akil Kumarasamy “Kumarasamy’s gorgeous prose and quiet meditations […]

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4 Stars for IF I SURVIVE YOU

Jonathan Escoffery’s urgent, hilarious, and revelatory debut, IF I SURVIVE YOU, has received FOUR starred reviews! “A revelatory work, full of a young man’s questioning and told in a distinctive voice, this contemplation of identity, culture, and race in the United States today is highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review “A collection of linked stories focused […]

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Maximum Shelf: WHITE HORSE (7/28/22)

Yesterday’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick was Erika T. Wurth’s WHITE HORSE, a gritty, vibrant debut about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit. Heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and the occasional beer at the White Horse have defined urban Indian Kari James’s life […]

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YA Spotlight (7/25/22)

June and July brought us some atmospheric and addicting YA novels. Check out all the titles below to which we said a big happy pub day! NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS by Tori Bovalino “In Bovalino’s tantalizing horror novel, a retelling of Christina Rossetti’s GOBLIN MARKET told in alternating past and present perspectives, 17-year-old asexual, white-cued […]

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For Your Consideration: October 2022 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite October titles for the October 2022 LibraryReads list! Votes due September 1! BAD GIRL REPUTATION by Elle Kennedy9781250796752 | 10/4/22Download on Edelweiss and NetGalley “Full of lusty scenes, Kennedy’s second ‘Avalon Bay’ book (following GOOD GIRL COMPLEX) is a great read for fans of the series or as […]

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Happy Half Hour (7/25/22)

In this Happy Half Hour, we have the highly anticipated sequel to a #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy, a timely debut about a woman living in the woods, a twisty story of a girl navigating a deadly power structure, and a historical true crime set in Jazz Age Chicago. THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (7/22/22)

Today’s genre Friday has the ultimate roundup of new and upcoming romances, from fake dating and bingo sex pacts to Westerns and Regencies, and more! THE BODYGUARD BY KATHERINE CENTER A LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer and an Indie Next pick! “Center’s latest might be her most winning yet, a classic romantic set-up with two appealing, sympathetic leads. It’s […]

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SLJTeen Live! 2022 Welcome Book Buzz

SLJTeen Live! 2022 Welcome Book Buzz

Thank you for stopping by our School Library Journal Teen Live virtual booth! Here’s more information about all the titles we talked about in our booth’s welcome video: ALL OF OUR DEMISE by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman | 9781250789341 | 8/30/22 The epic conclusion to the blockbuster All of Us Villains duology that’s The Hunger Games with magic. […]

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