Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the March 2015* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due January 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines. All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer “After the rescue of a hijacked plane in Vienna fails spectacularly, leaving everyone on board dead, CIA types stationed in […]
Thank you for voting Sarah Addison Allen’s latest, FIRST FROST, onto the January 2015 LibraryReads list! This is Addison Allen’s SECOND appearance on the LibraryReads list — LOST LAKE debuted on the January 2014 list. “Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again, and in returning to the Waverley household, the winsomely wise Allen […]
Each month we receive reports about which of our titles are being downloaded on Edelweiss. Naturally, we're curious to see what you've been reading and we thought you might be interested, too!
Here are the top e-galley downloads for March 2014:
Keep reading and remember to nominate the books you love for LibraryReads!
In addition to reading recommendations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday -- here's a reminder on how to get pre-approved on Edelweiss for Macmillan e-galleys:
To get Whitelisted on Edelweiss*:
1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne an email that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
3. Wait for Anne to send you a confirmation message, then download to your heart's delight and nominate titles you love for LibraryReads
*Whitelisting is only available to librarians currently employed in the U.S.
Already whitelisted and ready to read? Great! Here are some of Anne’s favorite Spring 2014 titles:
If you loved “Fatal Attraction” and “Unfaithful,” read APPLE TREE YARD by Louise Doughty
If you dig heartfelt love stories with a dose of Southern charm, read LOST LAKE by Sarah Addison Allen (just have a tissue handy)
If you’re a fan of Richard Yates’s A GOOD SCHOOL and other literary coming-of-age stories, read THE LAST ENCHANTMENTS by Charles Finch
If you have a need for speed when you read (think Robert Ludlum’s Bourne books), don’t miss RUNNER by Patrick Lee
If you don’t mind gory mysteries with a touch of dark history, check out WHERE MONSTERS DWELL by Jørgen Brekke
If you can’t get enough of Indiana Jones-like capers, read THE BLOOD OF ALEXANDER by Tom Wilde
If you like your mysteries inspired by real-life events, read PROVIDENCE RAG by Bruce DeSilva
If you enjoyed Irène Némirovsky’s SUITE FRANCAISE, check out another posthumously discovered masterwork: EXILES RETURN by Elisabeth de Waal
If you enjoy Elizabeth Strout, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jojo Moyes, read MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell
If you’re a fan of Anita Shreve and Richard Russo, read THE HEADMASTER'S WIFE by Thomas Christopher Greene. Fun fact: it already has a starred pre-publication review from Library Journal
If you like stories about everlasting friendship, music, and going home again, read SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler
If you like unreliable narrators, read THE INNOCENT SLEEP by Karen Perry
If you loved Michael Faber’s THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE, read SEDITION by Katharine Grant
If you’re looking for THE next must-read for teens, check out THE HAVEN by librarian favorite, award-winning and critically acclaimed author, Carol Lynch Williams
Anne is now officially outta here and on the road! In the next few days you will find her assisting the academic marketing group at NCTE in Boston. If you’re there too - stop by booth #811-813 and give her a high-five and HUG. Then she'll be off cooking and crafting and hopefully sharing all of her creations with you! (She sees a lot of mug cakes in your future).
Happy post-St. Patrick's Day Monday! I know, I know. I'm not actually all that happy about being awake either. So let's get straight into the good stuff going on this week.
Good thing #1: Library Journal is hosting a totally rad webinar tomorrow at 3pm (EDT) that you must sign up for called "Editors' Picks: Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House." Details! Register!
Good thing #2: We have all sorts of awesome new e-galleys up on Edelweiss ready for you to download, including:
ALWAYS WATCHING by Chevy Stevens
THE HIGHWAY by C.J. Box
WITHOUT A SUMMER by Mary Robinette Kowal
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
THE DEVIL IN HER WAY by Bill Loehfelm
HER LAST BREATH by Linda Castillo
DEATH OF A DYER by Eleanor Kuhns
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt
Good thing #4: You can finally get the Sweet Valley sisters on your claws (see below).
New on Etsy: Sweet Valley High Nail Decals: "pure 1980s kitsch" pwne.ws/YGAjDL
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) March 17, 2013
Happy Monday, librarians!
It's a brand new year and if you're anything like me you've probably resolved to keep on top of your advanced reading. In an effort to help make that even easier I'm going to talk a little about our favorite new resource, Edelweiss.
You might already know that our digital catalogs are hosted on Edelweiss now, but you might not know that there are also e-galleys hosted there just waiting to be downloaded. If you're a current librarian in the United States and interested in being pre-approved* to download all of our e-galleys, please follow these steps:
1. Register for Edelweiss with your library-issued e-mail address.
2. Send Anne a note that includes the e-mail address you registered with, your full name, and your current library (subject: Edelweiss).
*Whitelisting is only available to adult and teen librarians currently employed in the U.S.
So easy! Then I'll forward your request and let you know when you're all hooked up.
For those of you already whitelisted we have a few recommendations for you listed below. And for those of you on the fence maybe one of these upcoming titles will entice you into signing up!
Get started with our recommendations (updated May 14, 2014):
- THE CITY UNDER THE SKIN by Geoff Nicholson
- THAT SUMMER by Lauren Willig
- SAVE THE DATE by Mary Kay Andrews
- CARSICK by John Waters
- CALIFORNIA BONES by Greg Van Eekhout
- BRUTAL YOUTH by Anthony Breznican
- THE BAKLAVA CLUB by Jason Goodwin
- COWBOYS AND INDIES: The Epic History of the Record Industry by Gareth Murphy
- HOW TO TELL TOLEDO FROM THE NIGHT SKY by Lydia Netzer
- HIGH AS THE HORSES' BRIDLES by Scott Cheshire
- EMERALDS INCLUDED by Betsy Woodman
- THE DEAD WILL TELL by Linda Castillo
- LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell
- THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron
- THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison
- LAST TO KNOW by Elizabeth Adler
- THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
- A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming
- THE BIRTH OF KOREAN COOL by Euny Hong
- SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof
- I'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THIS by Pat O'Brien
- DON'T LOOK BACK by Gregg Hurwitz
- LOCK IN by John Scalzi
- SUMMER OF THE DEAD by Julia Keller
- LILA by Marilynne Robinson
- RECKONING by Kerry Wilkinson
- PUSH GIRL by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love
- COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
- SPIRITS OF ASH AND FOAM by Greg Weisman
- DIRTY WINGS by Sarah McCarry
- DEADLY LITTLE SINS by Kara Taylor
- HOW TO FALL by Jane Casey
If your account is already whitelisted for our titles, hit this link to access a list of all of our currently available e-galley downloads (To find all Macmillan e-galleys, simply choose “Macmillan” under the “Refine by Publisher” tab on the left and hit the “Update” button. If you’re having problems, make sure you are logged in and that you’ve selected “View titles I May Download or Request” in the upper left corner. Otherwise, the page will say “No titles met this criteria.”).