NYPL Best Books of 2018

NYPL Best Books of 2018

Librarians obviously have the best taste in books, so we’re super excited to share the New York Public Library’s 2018 Best Books for Adults!  Top Ten WOMAN WORLD by Aminder Dhaliwal Edge-of-Your-Seat Reads THE WIFE BETWEEN US by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen Escape to Another World SEMIOSIS by Sue Burke Fiction BROTHER by David […]

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LJ’s Best Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 Debuts

LJ’s Best Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 Debuts

Library Journal‘s best debuts of Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 include these 7 Macmillan titles: A BORROWING OF BONES by Paula Munier Both traumatized by war, retired soldier Mercy Carr and her bomb-sniffing Belgian Malinois Elvis are running in the Vermont woods when Elvis discovers an abandoned baby, which brings in state game warden Troy […]

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#BookBday (9/25/18 Edition)

#BookBday (9/25/18 Edition)

New week, new books! Happy #BookBday to: THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein Two starred reviews! “As Krimstein deftly weaves Arendt’s life and thought, he captures the excitement of the philosophical enterprise in both word (“THINKING HAS BECOME EROTIC. ELECTRIC, ECSTATIC”) and image: fine, wiry black lines with […]

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September 2018 Stars!

September 2018 Stars!

We’re seeing stars for these forthcoming new books: EVENING IN PARADISE: More Stories by Lucia Berlin “Wonderful… Berlin’s writing achieves a dreamy, delightful effect as it provides a look back through time. This collection should further bolster Berlin’s reputation as one of the strongest short story writers of the 20th century.” — Publishers Weekly, starred […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/7/18 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/7/18 Edition)

We’ve got a BIG #BookBday today (so, extra cake, right??): MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne Youngson An August 2018 LibraryReads & Indie Next pick and one of Library Journal’s Best Summer 2018 Debuts! For readers of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, an epistolary debut novel about a farmer’s wife who […]

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Movie/TV Tie-Ins (July 2018 Edition)

Movie/TV Tie-Ins (July 2018 Edition)

It’s a book! It’s a movie/TV show! It’s a book and a movie/TV show! DISCUSS! BLACK KLANSMAN: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth Also available in audio The extraordinary true story of the African American police officer who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the forthcoming […]

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Booklist’s Rogue Book-Group Choices

Booklist’s Rogue Book-Group Choices

Booklist hosted a live event with librarian book-group experts to talk about what makes a good selection, how to pick something unexpected for your group without causing a mass exodus, and lots and lots of suggestions for when you want to take your book group rogue. Check out their Macmillan recommendations: BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor […]

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2018 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

2018 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2018 Book Prize finalists and we’ve got 5 nominees (and one winner!): Current Interest LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr. History LONDON’S TRIUMPH: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare’s City by Stephen Alford Graphic Novel/Comics PRESENT by Leslie Stein – WINNER! […]

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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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Friday Reads: Trump!

Friday Reads: Trump!

Love him or loathe him, there’s plenty to read (and listen to) about President Trump: THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President by Bandy X. Lee Also available in audio The consensus of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he […]

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