Shout ‘n Share @ BEA 2014

The 6th Annual Librarian Shout ‘n Share @ BEA, cosponsored by the AAP and LJ, was was moderated by LJ‘s Barbara Genco. The panelists were Douglas Lord, LJ book reviewer and  Books for Dudes columnist; Alene Moroni, King County Library, WA; Jamie Watson, Baltimore County Public Library; Charlene Rue, New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries’ Book Ops; and Henrietta Verma, Reviews Editor, LJ. The following are some of the titles they were excited (in some cases, a little over-excited) about on the day.

mona lisa life discoveredBarbara Genco

Kuskey, G. Eric. Billion Dollar Painter. (Weinstein)

Hayes, Dean. Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered. (S&S)

Hood, Ann. The Italian Wife. (Norton)

Leveen, Lois. Juliette’s Nurse. (Arria)

Unger, Mites. Michaelangelo.

Fleming, Candace. Family Romanov. (Random)

Burton, Jessie. The Miniaturist. (Ecco)

Christie, Alix. Gutenberg’s Apprentice. (HarperCollins)

Dunham, Lena. Not That Kind of Girl. (Random)

Congdon, Kristin G., Doug Blandy, & Danny Coeyman. Happy Clouds, Happy Trees. (University of Mississippi Press)

Sheehy, Gail. Daring: My Passages: A Memoir. (Morrow)

Huston, Angelica. A Story Lately Told. (Scribner)

Eig, Jonathan. The Birth of the Pill. (Norton)

stone wifeDouglas Lord

Marathons: Spectacular Courses from Around the Globe. (Sterling)

Smolan, Rick. Inside Tracks. (Sterling)

Bouman, Tom. Dry Bones in the Valley. (Norton)

Kepnes, Caroline. You. (S&S)

Mezrich, Ben. Seven Wonders. (Perseus)

Lovesey, Peter. The Stone Wife (Soho Crime)

Of All the Gin Joints

The Mindset List of the Obscure (Sourcebooks)

Bailey, Mark. Of All the Gin Joints. (Algonquin)

Dempsey, Luke. Club Soccer 101. (Norton)

Meredith, Andrew. The Removers. (S&S)

Zombory-Moldovan, Bela. Burning in the World: A Memoir of 1914. (NYRB Classics)

Rose, C.D. The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure. (Melville House)

Zupan, Kim. The Ploughmen. (Macmillan)

eat baconAlene Moroni

Petersen, Grant. Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog. (Workman)

Campbell, Anna. What a Duke Dares. (Forever)

Burrowes, Grace. The Captive and The Traitor. (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Kubica, Mary. The Good Girl. Harlequin MIRA.

Carriger, Gail. Prudence. (Orbit US)

Smith, Michael M. 100 of the Worst Ideas in History. (Sourcebooks)

Rodewald, James. American Spirit (Sterling)

McFarland, Ben & Tom Sandham. The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol. (Sterling)

Arnold, Dave. Liquid intelligence. (Norton)

Matus, Victorino. Vodka. (Lyons)

Solmonson, David & Lesley Jacobs Solmonson. The Twelve Bottle Bar. (Workman)

Morgenthaler, Jeffrey. The Bar Book. (Chronicle)

Bryson, Lew. Tasting Whisky. (Storey)

Funk, Kate. The Best Cat Book Ever. (Macmillan)

Archer, Clint. A Visitor’s Guide to Hell. (Sterling)

Forsyth, Kate. Bitter Greens. (Macmillan)

bone clocksHenrietta Verma

Mitchell, David. The Bone Clocks. (Random)

McEwan, Ian. The Children Act. (Random)

Umrigar, Thrity. The Story Hour. (HarperCollins)

Geary, Valerie. Crooked River. (Morrow)

Murakami, Haruki. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. (Knopf)

Archer, Ursula. Five. (Macmillan)

Ryan, Donal. The Thing about December. (Steerforth)

Scalzi, John. Lock In.

Kraybill, Donald B. Renegade Amish. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Pr.)

Feiffer, Jules. Kill my Mother. (Liveright)

Raffin, Michelle. The Birds of Pandemonium. (Algonquin)

Doughty, Caitlin. Smoke Gets in your Eyes. (Norton)

Ford, Richard. Let Me Be Frank With You. (Ecco)

perfectly good white boyJamie Watson

Mesrobian, Carrie. Perfectly Good White Boy (Carolrhoda)

King, A.S. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Hill, Katie Rain. Rethinking Normal. (S&S Books for Young Readers)

Andrews, Arin. Some Assembly Required. (S&S Books for Young Readers)

Frey, James and Johnson-Shelton, Nils. Endgame. (HarperCollins)

Hoffman, Patrick. The White Van. (Grove/Atlantic)

Hold the Dark (Norton)

Marbury, Robert. Taxidermy Art. Artisan.

Sherl, Gregory. The Future for Curious People. (Algonquin)

Little White Lies magazine, David Jenkins, & Laura Jenkins. What I Love about Movies (Opus)

Bloom, Amy. Lucky Us. (Random)

Streker, Susan. Night Blindness. (St Martins)

Mann, Heather. Craft Fail. (Workman)

Robert PeaceCharlene Rue

Hobbs, Jeff. The Short and Tragic life of Robert Peace. (Scribner)

Hunt, Laird. Neverhome. (Little, Brown)

Dicker, Joël. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair. Penguin.

Thomas, Matthew. We Are Not Ourselves. (S&S)

Alexander, William. Flirting with French. (Algonquin)

Bliss, Eula. On Immunity. (Graywolf)

Rakoff, Joanna. My Salinger Year. (Knopf)

Loh, Sandra Tsing. The Madwoman in the Volvo. (Norton)

Alsaid, Adi. Let’s Get Lost. Harlequin Teen.

Henrietta Verma About Henrietta Verma

Henrietta Verma is Senior Editorial Communications Specialist at NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, Baltimore, and was formerly the reviews editor at Library Journal.


  1. Nicki Seidl says:

    If you live in the Chicago area, Dianne Hales, author of Mona Lisa, A Life Discovered will appear at the Evergreen Park Public Library, 9400 S Troy, on September 9!