In HOW NOT TO DROWN IN A GLASS OF WATER, Angie Cruz writes an emotional and inventive story about a woman in her mid-50s who has lost everything and finally has the chance to tell her true story and confront her darkest secrets and regrets. Angie Cruz’s first previous book, DOMINICANA, was a Good Morning […]
FANTASTIC NEWS! Wayétu Moore’s SHE WOULD BE KING is Sarah Jessica Parker’s next Book Club Central Pick! The #1 September 2018 Indie Next pick! One of Library Journal’s Best Fall 2018 Debuts! One of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Debuts! A BookExpo 2018 Editor’s Buzz Book! Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2018 […]
What’s the best way to get your library’s book club talking? Read and recommend these discussion-worthy Macmillan titles that Talia presented at yesterday’s Booklist‘s “Best Bets for Book Clubs” collection development webinar: THE BOOK OF SPECULATION by Erika Swyler (download the guide) Tale of Shikanoko series by Lian Hearn (download the guide for all 4 […]
Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions: The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are: CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine GILEAD […]
Great news! Laurie R. King has created a free Common Core Guide for THE BEEKEEPER’S APPRENTICE to share with you (and your students and patrons)! The guide includes guided comprehension & discussion questions, vocabulary lists & worksheets, supplemental research materials, even chapter quizzes & tests, all in a ready-to-print format. (Yes, with a separate teachers’ […]
Calling all YA-readers: Teen Talk Tuesday is here! Check out the newest teen books from St. Martin's Griffin this month, then join us and @earlyword later today for Early Word YA Galley Chat at 5pm EST, hashtag #ewyagc.
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
Set in an altered—yet terrifyingly familiar—present-day USA, this is a riveting debut about a teen girl who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage...or run for freedom. “Linka weaves a believable, disturbing dystopian future and never shies from violence or tragedy. A deftly plotted portrait of the evolution of a teenage girl into a dystopian heroine.” — Kirkus Reviews
A reading group guide is available for this title (it's also compatible with Common Core standards!).
BLONDE OPS by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
The Devil Wears Prada meets Ally Carter in this debut young adult novel, set in Rome, which features a fashion magazine intern who uncovers a plot to kidnap the First Lady. “The only person Bec can trust is herself as the plot twists and turns in this hypercharged thriller of fashion, high-tech sleuthing, and power, with bella Roma as the backdrop. Close calls, mysterious phone conversations, surreptitious whispers in office corners, and a clandestine conversation in a dark warehouse make for highly improbable, but also highly entertaining, escapist fun.” — Booklist
REBORN by C.C. Hunter (Shadow Falls After Dark #1)
New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter returns to Shadow Falls with this brand new spin-off series starring vampire Della Tsang. “This is great for readers wanting to return to Shadow Falls....” — Kirkus Reviews