Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 8/27/14)

Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 8/27/14)

Curious about which eBooks your patrons are reading? Wonder no more! Here are the top 10 Macmillan e-lending titles* for June 2014: ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan “A” IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly THE BEAUTIFUL […]

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Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 7/16/14)

Top eBook Lends for Libraries (as of 7/16/14)

Hey you! Whatcha reading? More importantly, what are your patrons reading? Read on to find out: Here are the top 10 Macmillan e-lending titles* for May 2014: ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly KILLING KENNEDY by Bill […]

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Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

This is the time of year that Talia and I are of the busier of the busy bees (maybe that's why we're buzzing so much lately??) and we end up missing some of the totally rad week-to-week Macmillan excitement.

So when Talia paused for 1/23 of a second to sip her coffee this morning and glanced at The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers list for May 27, she did a double-take and then called me in to talk about how many of our awesome books are on the list. 

We high-fived about it.

To give these books a pat on the back, a nod of approval, and a "well done, champ!" I've listed them below:

Print Hardcover Bestsellers – FICTION

#3 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#11 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

#14 A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron

Print Hardcover Bestsellers - NONFICTION

#4 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#6 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Print Paperback Bestsellers – TRADE FICTION

#20 WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Print Paperback Bestsellers – NONFICTION

#11 SEAL TEAM SIX by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

Print Bestsellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous - HARDCOVER

#4 THIS IS HOW by Augusten Burroughs

Print Children's Best Sellers - SERIES

#9 The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined – FICTION

#8 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#20 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined - NONFICTION

#7 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#9 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

#32 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

Editor's Choice

FARTHER AWAY by Jonathan Franzen

"The theme of human struggle against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism illuminates every page of the novelist’s essays."

OBLIVION by Héctor Abad. Translated by Anne McLean and Rosalind Harvey.

"Abad’s highly personal coming-of-age story is also a sociopolitical portrait of Colombia."

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RUSA’s 2012 Notable Books & Reading List

RUSA’s 2012 Notable Books & Reading List

The 2012 RUSA reading list is in!

Between the noshable hors d'oeuvres, the wine, and the charming company, we had a riotous time at the announcement ceremony in Dallas. Yes, we were whooping and hollering when they listed books we love!

Don't believe me? Boom: proof.

Library Journal reported, "Some of the announcements were greeted by quite a bit of excitement, especially from Robin Nesbitt (on Twitter, @robnesb) of Columbus Metropolitan Library; Alene Moroni (@surlyspice) of King County Library System, WA; Talia Sherer (@macmillanlib) of Macmillan Library Marketing; and Stephanie Chase (@acornsandnuts) of Mutnomah County Library." So, yeah, we were excited.

RUSA ladiesNow, on to the books!

2012 Reading List

ADRENALINE
Shortlisted:

NOW YOU SEE ME by S. J. Bolton
YOU'RE NEXT by Gregg Hurwitz

MYSTERY
Winner:

THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino 

Shortlisted:

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill 
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny 

SCIENCE FICTION
Shortlisted:

THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi 

See the complete list of RUSA winners, short lists, and read-alikes here.

2012 Notable Books List

NONFICTION:

THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman 

See RUSA's complete list of Notable Books here.

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The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2011

The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2011

We've already seen The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2011 and now they've posted their top 10! We're proud to see two of our enlightening nonfiction tites on the list:

THE BOY IN THE MOON
A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son.
Ian Brown

"Brown combines a reporter’s curiosity with a novelist’s instinctive feel for the unknowable in this exquisite book"

Read an excerpt here.

THINKING, FAST AND SLOW
Daniel Kahneman

"In this comprehensive presentation of a life’s work, the world’s most influential psychologist demonstrates that irrationality is in our bones, and we are not necessarily the worse for it."

Read an excerpt here.

Also, did you see this absurdly awesome suit jacket that they made out of the top ten book jackets? Seems like it might wrinkle easily, though.

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Amazon’s Best Books of 2011:

Amazon’s Best Books of 2011:

It's that time of year again when we get the annual round-ups of top titles. Today we're highlighting Amazon's Best Books of 2011:

From the Top 20

THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan

(Fun fact: THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY was picked for both the Literature & Fiction category and the Quirky & Strange category!).

From the Top 100

THE SUBMISSION by Amy Waldmann
THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman
ORIENTATION: AND OTHER STORIES by Daniel Orozco
RIVER OF SMOKE by Amitav Ghosh
PULPHEAD: ESSAYS by John Jeremiah Sullivan
MY KOREAN DELI by Ben Ryder Howe 
ONWARD by Howard Schultz
THE LEFTOVERS by Tom Perrotta 
HARK! A VAGRANT by Kate Beaton 

UPDATE: In my rush to post this, I missed a few titles! All set now. 

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