Welcome to Book Pulse, a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new books and book news.

Here you will find highlights of titles moving in the marketplace and getting buzz, bookish stories making news, and key items from the literary web.

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The Costa Shortlist and Literary Listens | Book Pulse

The shortlist for the Costa Book Awards is out, as are new literary podcasts. The NYT explores what we have gotten wrong about Thanksgiving.

LJ’s Top Ten Picks and Genre Bests | Book Pulse

Library Journal names its picks for the Top Ten Books of 2017 and its selections for Best Genre Fiction. The Scotiabank Giller Prize is announced.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The People vs. Alex Crossby James Patterson leads the holds count and Wrinkle in Time gets a new trailer.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich’s latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

Tina Brown, Joe Biden, & Kevin Young Make Noise | Book Pulse

Tina Brown’s The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992, Joe Biden’s Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose , and Kevin Young’s Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News draw critical attention. The NBAs are tomorrow.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

End Game by David Baldacci leads the holds count at the start of the week and the #1 LibraryReads November pick and the #1 Indie Next December selection hit shelves.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

The week ends with high and low points: the new bestsellers arrive and author Matthew Weiner is accused of sexual harassment.

What To Make of Heather, the Totality | Book Pulse

The debut novel by the creator of Mad Men is drawing conflicting critical opinion. Janet Maslin leaves no doubt about her take on the newest Lee Child novel.