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.

Book Pulse owes its existence to the legacy of Nora Rawlinson and EarlyWord as well as the work of Cindy Orr and Sarah Statz Cords at the RAOnline Blog. Book Pulse takes their vital work onward, continuing to nurture a community of librarians learning from and supporting each other and providing resources that help us excel at our jobs.

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Book the Golden Globes | Book Pulse

The Golden Globes celebrate books as well as film and TV and a breakout short story published in The New Yorker has a lot of people talking.

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

The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien and Signal Loss by Garry Disher lead holds this week, People picks their best books of the year, and four new book-based film trailers arrive.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

E.L. James’s latest lands a #1 spot, the NYT critics pick their faves of 2017, and Tiffany Haddish is set to talk with Trevor Noah about The Last Black Unicorn.

Celebrity Deals, Even More Best Lists, & Bookish News | Book Pulse

Sally Field writes a memoir, Kal Penn pens an essay collection, and California gets sued for failing to teach kids to read.

Publishing and Sexual Harassment | Book Pulse

#MeToo and publishing, historian Mary Beard publishes a timely book, and The Washington Post‘s Ron Charles offers a video review of Nora Roberts’s newest.

New Best Book Lists and the Return of NPR’s Book Concierge | Book Pulse

A new month brings new monthly reading lists and NPR’s Book Concierge returns.

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

Nora Roberts leads in holds this week with Year One. Seven Indie Next picks arrive and a second photo book focused on President Obama hits the shelves.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

New bestsellers hit the lists and several more “best of the year” lists appear.

Surveying 2017 Through Books | Book Pulse

The New York Time and Slate take a look at the book year of 2017 and Elena Ferrante is working on new projects.

Best Crime Books of the Year & a New Series by Cassandra Clare | Book Pulse

Cassandra Clare has a new high fantasy adult series in the works and Marilyn Stasio picks the best crime novels of the year.