What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

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Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.

LJ’s Reviews of RUSA’s Top Genre Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2017

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On January 22, RUSA’s Reading List Council announced the 2017 selections of the annual best-of reading list, comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Check out below LJ‘s full reviews of the winners and look for the complete reviews of the short list titles in BookVerdict.

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

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URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

Celebrating Mystery’s Best | Edgar Award Nominees 2017

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The Mystery Writers of America (MWA) celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 208th birthday on January 19 by releasing the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2016.

Carnegie Medals, Notable Books List Announced | ALA Midwinter 2017

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Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the America Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits conference in Atlanta

Winners of the Library Awards for Innovation Announced

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On January 20, at the Penguin Random House Librarian Reception at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the Penguin Random House (PRH) Foundation will be announcing the recipients of its inaugural Library Awards for Innovation. The awards honor library programming that strengthens the community while fostering reading, with both the library and the librarian behind the programming acknowledged.

National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

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On January 17, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for the outstanding books of 2016.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, January 2017

Grisham, Connelly, & Picoult jump in; Hillbilly outpaces Tattoo

Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

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Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

LJ’s Best Books of 2016

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Our picks for the Top Ten books of 2016, plus Top Five picks in genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more.