LibraryReads: Librarians Announce August Favorites

One Kick

Squeezing in last on this month’s list of what librarians are enjoying is Thrity Umrigar’s captivating The Story Hour, one of my favorite titles from BEA. Next on my reading list is Chelsea Cain’s One Kick; with a librarian recommendation it as “A read-in-one-sitting, edge-of-your-seat thriller,” how can I resist?—Henrietta Verma, Reviews Editor, LJ 1. […]

Rainbow Rowell | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Rainbow Rowell

Spanish on our Shelves | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Materials

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With 37 million speakers, Spanish is the top non-English language spoken at home in the United States, with audiences from different countries and different traditions. These 44 titles, plus a list of vendors, will help librarians appeal to every population.

Summer Best Debuts | First Novels

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Upcoming first novels you shouldn’t miss, including Adi Alsaid’s Let Get Lost, Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, Elizabeth Little’s Dear Daughter, and David Shafer’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, plus excerpts from indie press titles.

Quirky Books for Fall 2014 | ALA Annual 2014

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Sally Reed, executive director of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that represents the interests of advocates such as friends groups and trustees, encouraged librarians at the “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians” panel to join her organization before introducing six authors with new or upcoming books. The authors, a few […]

Books for the Masses | Editors’ Picks BEA 2014

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LJ‘s review editors braved the crowds at BookExpo America to find this fall’s most intriguing and memorable reads.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

Getting Waisted

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

She Says: Five Excellent Female Narrators | Wyatt’s World

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The warm voice of Campbell well matches Fortier’s time-slip novel, Cassidy helps listeners establish a strong sense of engagement, listeners can trust Ikeda’s skill, King knows how to bring a novel to life, Sterlin is a narrator to know.

2014 Audie Award winners

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2014 Audie Awards at its 19th Annual Audies Gala on May 29th at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.   The 2014 Audie winners by category: AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR Still Foolin’ ‘Em By Billy Crystal Read by Billy Cystal Macmillan […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce July Favorites

Landline

Summer is here, and what better way to kick back than to enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s July novel Landline? The book tops this month’s LibraryReads, the list of the upcoming books that librarians around the country are loving. It’s great to see some nonfiction on the list this month, too: Marja Mills’s The Mockingbird Next Door […]

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