THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS Wins 2024 Nebula Award

Congratulations to Vajra Chandrasekera whose book THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS has won the 2024 Nebula Award for the novel category! You can see the full list of winners here. “[T]he lyrical, precise prose, the original, organic nature of the world building, and the complex themes of purpose, identity, and the biased, often violent, incomplete nature of history-telling will engage readers long after finishing.” —Booklist “Dreamlike […]

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Starred Review Roundup (5/20/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: HIP-HOP IS HISTORY by Questlove 9780374614072| 6/11/24 “A memorable, masterful history of the first 50 years of an indelible American art form . . . While the author’s knowledge of hip-hop is as deep as any musicologist, it’s his passion for certain artists and songs […]

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Starred Review Roundup (4/24/2024)

Stars all around! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: MASQUERADE by O.O Sangoyomi 9781250904294 | 7/2/24 “Sangoyomi’s debut novel, a loose retelling of the myth of Persephone, takes place in fifteenth-century West Africa. It paints a vibrant picture of the people, the colors, and the sights of the era for the reader. And nothing […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (4/10/2024)

LAZARUS MAN by Richard Price9780374168155 | 11/12/24 East Harlem, 2008. In an instant, a five-story tenement collapses into a fuming hill of rubble, pancaking the cars parked in front and coating the street with a thick layer of ash. As the city’s rescue services and media outlets respond, the surrounding neighborhood descends into chaos. At […]

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Challenged Books Spotlight (4/8/24)

In celebration of National Library Week, we’re uplifting the voices of challenged books, from epic fantasies to romances and queer stories. We proudly stand with authors, librarians, teachers, booksellers, and fellow readers against book banning. We strongly believe everyone should have access to books and actively support organizations championing the freedom to read. As we […]

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Series Starters and Continuations (3/18/24)

From fantasy to horror to thriller to mystery, these series starters and new series installments are sure to capture your attention and leave you eager for the next book! FOUL DAYS BY GENOVEVA DIMOVA Available for download on Edelweiss. LibraryReads votes due by May 1st. “In Dimova’s energetic, witty debut, she weaves a world that feels […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/18/24)

Today, we’re discussing a hilarious rom-com about a woman who finds herself stranded on an island in Fiji (with her high school crush), a gripping post-WW2 historical fiction, and a political biography featuring iconic struggles for social change! ATTACHED AT THE HIP by Christine Riccio | 9781250760098 | 5/21/24 EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE by Natalie […]

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Three Stars for THE TRUTH OF THE ALEKE

Moses Ose Utomi’s THE TRUTH OF THE ALEKE, an epic fable about truth, falsehood, and the shackles of history, has received three starred reviews! “Naive Osi is a tragically flawed hero, easily manipulated through his desire to do good by older, cunning figures who understand that history is a story written by the victors. There […]

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New Edelweiss E-galleys (1/17/2024)

H2 header Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: CURVY GIRL SUMMER by Danielle Allen9781250331045 | 6/11/24 Aaliyah is determined to celebrate her thirtieth birthday with a boyfriend. And after a failed blind date, the local bartender, Ahmad, suggests she joins a […]

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