Whether young or young at heart, these adult books are great for readers of all ages! HOUSEGIRL by Michael Donkor One of Library Journal’s Best Summer 2018 Debuts! Three adolescents—two Ghanaian “housegirls” and the daughter of wealthy immigrants—must come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other in this powerful debut novel. […]
Happy #BookBday to two perfect, beach-ready reads! MY EX-LIFE by Stephen McCauley Also available in audio A May 2018 Indie Next pick! When midlife woes descend, a long-divorced couple find their paths merging again in this breakout book for fans of Tom Perrotta, Maria Semple, and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. “McCauley’s effervescent prose is full of […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles for the May 2018 LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due March 20! Click here for the full list of 2018 deadlines. SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts One of Publishers Weekly’s Spring 2018 Literary Fiction picks! “Roberts’ latest polished novel delivers all the literary touchstones her fans have come […]
We enjoyed seeing so many of you participate in #LibFaves17 (thanks for making Jane Harper’s THE DRY an official 2017 Top Ten pick!). Now here are OUR #LibFaves17 picks (aka our 2017 “Recommended Reads” from the newsletter): Talia THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J.P. Monninger Also available in audio Finally, a book version […]
We’re having a FIRE E-BOOKS SALE! Starting today (8/31) through Sunday, 9/27, more than 2,000 titles will be discounted 20-40% off (with our regular lending terms), including: ULTIMATE SINS by Lora Leigh TEMPT ME AT TWILIGHT by Lisa Kleypas SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin TEMPTING FATE by […]
Happy Friday, friends! Check our favorite movie and television adaptations: Movie Mania! DELIVER US FROM EVIL: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool The terrifying true story of a sixteen-year NYPD veteran investigating demonic possession and exorcism in NYC is now a major Jerry Bruckheimer summer blockbuster […]
Are you in Olympic withdrawal like we are after watching the closing ceremony last night? Don't worry. Our friends at Macmillan Audio have the perfect cure with their second annual LISTEN WHILE YOU WORK OUT campaign, plus a chance to win a Fitbit Flex!
You can join the challenge at macmillanaudio.com/workout and report how many minutes you listened while being active. Enter your time daily, weekly, or whenever you want, but the more often you report, the better chance you'll have to show up in the Top Listeners leaderboard, updated every Monday. Then enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win a Fitbit Flex or a prize pack of five audiobooks on CD.
Newsday did a feature on Listen While You Work Out and more media coverage is still to come from Self Magazine (March issue), Fitness Magazine, Teen Vogue, and the Chicago Tribune!
Want to listen to some samples before joining in? Why not start with these Audie-Award nominated titles from Macmillan Audio (more titles available on SoundCloud):
THE RITHMATIST by Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by Michael Kramer (Fantasy category)
THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary
Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt (Fiction category)
JACOB’S OATH by Martin Fletcher
Narrated by George Guidall (Fiction category)
THE HOUR OF PERIL by Daniel Stashower
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini (History category)
RAGE AGAINST THE DYING by Becky Masterman
Narrated by Judy Kaye (Mystery category)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
Narrated by Arthur Bishop (Nonfiction category)
REVIVER by Seth Patrick
Narrated by Ari Fliakos (Paranormal category)
INFERNO by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated by Holter Graham (Paranormal category)
EXTINCTION MACHINE by Jonathan Maberry
Narrated by Ray Porter (Science Fiction category)
NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
Narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas (Short Stories/Collections category)
It's Tuesday and you know what that means (all together now):
♫♪♫♫♪ Haaaappy Book Birthday to Youuuu, Happy Book Birthday to Youuuu! Happy BOOK Birthday dear:
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
It's the #1 pick for the inaugural LibraryReads list this month, an Indie Next selection and has glowing reviews, including four starred pre-publication trades and love from Entertainment Weekly ("Consider me a fangirl of this charming coming-of-age tale”). That's more buzz than a gallon of coffee!
NINE INCHES by Tom Perrotta
The New York Times Book Review is just one of many raving about Perrotta's new short story collection: “His portrait of the suburbs as an essential, if at times heartbreaking, facet of our modern lives marks him as the descendant of such chroniclers of small-town America as Thornton Wilder, John O’Hara and Willa Cather.” Wow. [...]
Happy #fridayreads, librarians! Talia and I are lost in some seriously excellent books this week...
BAD HAIRCUT: Stories from the Seventies by Tom Perrotta
WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
And because I'm feeling fangirly I've got a tricky, little quick draw pop quiz/galley giveaway for ya...
Is the following quote from WITHOUT A SUMMER or THE HUMAN DIVISION?
"[S]he was of the opinion that if one was going to issue an invitation, one should be prepared to have it accepted."
I'll send a galley of both books to the first librarian to correctly guess in the comments below! (One winner. U.S. only.)
Happy Monday, library buddies!
- Sign up now for the Booklist webinar version of Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal!
If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual. Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Don’t miss this hour-long, free Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper. Register here.
- As promised, here's a link to the full read-alike list for The Great Nonfiction Read-Alike Panel from ALA Annual hosted on EarlyWord.com.
As always, Shelf Awareness brought us the good word on some exciting topics this morning:
- They also linked to a very important BuzzFeed list: 12 Cuddly Bookstore Kitties. We highly recommend you take a minute to get to know these literary felines living the dream.
And finally here are two highlights from the Macmillan evening trip to Disneyland during ALA Annual...
Here we are enjoying a little In-N-Out burger before the rides:
And here we are mid-death-drop on Space Mountain: