For Your Consideration: August 2024 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite August titles for the August 2024 LibraryReads list! VOTES DUE JULY 1ST! AGONY HILL BY SARAH STEWART TAYLOR | 9781250826626 | 8/6/24 REQUEST ON EDELWEISS AND NETGALLEY “[Taylor] launches a historical mystery series with a compassionate, vulnerable detective and a setting so vividly described it could be a […]

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Books You Want to Share Staff Picks (5/28/24)

This month, we’re sharing the books that make us want to hand them to a loved one immediately after we finish them! AMANDA’S PICK: THE SPELLSHOP BY SARAH BETH DURST I would hand this book to a loved one because reading it felt like the biggest hug. This is the perfect book for any TJ […]

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Day’s YA: MYSTERIOUS WAYS

MYSTERIOUS WAYS by Wendy Wunder 9781250770202 8/27/24 Wednesday Books Ages 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Maya has the weight of the world on her shoulders. At just 17 years old, she has God-like powers (which makes her wonder if she actually is God) where she can read anyone’s thoughts and know their entire […]

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Happy Half Hour (5/20/24)

This Monday, we’re chatting about a comforting cottagecore romantasy, a young girl traveling to the Root of the World in order to seal a demon portal, and a seemingly run-of-the-mill trip that turns into a dangerous cross-country journey. THE SPELLSHOP by Sarah Beth Durst | 9781250333971 | 7/9/24 GUARDIANS OF DAWN: AMI by S. Jae-Jones […]

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SLJ Day of Dialog Spring 2024 – Welcome Book Buzz

Thank you for stopping by our School Library Journal Spring 2024 Day of Dialog virtual booth! Here’s more information about all of the titles we talked about in our booth’s welcome video: MYSTERIOUS WAYS by Wendy Wunder | 9781250770202 | 8/27/2024 From acclaimed author Wendy Wunder comes a sharp and hilarious coming-of-age novel for fans […]

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June 2024 LibraryReads List

You voted, they counted, and SERVICE MODEL by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a LibraryReads pick for June 2024! PLUS, KATHERINE CENTER (THE ROM-COMMERS) IS IN THE HALL OF FAME! SERVICE MODEL BY ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY | 9781250290281 | 6/4/24 “A…thoughtful and compelling story from Tchaikovsky about one robot’s journey through their own version of Dante’s circles of hell, […]

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Maximum Shelf: A SONG TO DROWN RIVERS (5/14/24)

This week’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Ann Liang’s A SONG TO DROWN RIVERS, an epic historical fantasy about womanhood, war, sacrifice, and love against all odds. Xishi’s beauty is seen as a blessing to the villagers of Yue—convinced that the best fate for a girl is to marry well and support her family. […]

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Sneak Peek: June Indie Next List

The June 2024 Indie Next List includes FIVE Macmillan titles! THE ROM-COMMERS BY KATHERINE CENTER 9781250283801 | 6/11/24 “Winsome and charming, Center’s latest is that perfect blend of romance and overcoming life challenges that her readers treasure… Center, the ‘queen of comfort reads,’ is becoming more popular with each book.”–Booklist, starred review JUST SOME STUPID LOVE STORY […]

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Day’s YA: CASTLE OF THE CURSED

CASTLE OF THE CURSED by Romina Garber 9781250863898 7/30/24 Wednesday Books Ages 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Estela and her parents have been a trio for as long as Estela can remember. Moving from city to city as often as they have, they’ve learned to depend on each other. That all changes on […]

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