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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Tracking Political Sales | Book Pulse

More TV appearances for James Comey, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo sells out, and the NYT announces its romance column editor.

Genre News | Book Pulse

The Guardian considers a “new” genre, “Up Lit.” Books on royal gossip make news as do two documentaries on famous authors. And speaking of news, the bunny bout is on.

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

New releases from Danielle Steel, Donna Leon, and Anna Quindlen; plus Comey’s blockbuster book, authors on air, and new trailers

The Week Ends with Book Awards and Title Announcements | Book Pulse

Women writers sweep the National Book Critics Circle awards; Joan Silber wins the Fiction prize for Improvement. Reni Eddo-Lodge wins the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, for Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer heads up the bestseller lists this week and four titles mining popular culture also hit the lists: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) by Jason Fry, The Shape of Waterby Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasureby Amy Kaufman, and Unmasked: A Memoirby Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Author Stephen Hawking Has Died | Book Pulse

Stephen Hawking has died, Mallory Ortberg’s The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror continues to get buzz, and Markus Zusak announces his next book.

Man Booker International Prize Longlist Triggers a Trend Watch | Book Pulse

A few bookish trends get coverage, LJ‘s PLA Galley Roundup is out, and a number of books head to screens. HBO talks GOT and Big Little Lies.

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

The Flight Attendantby Chris Bohjalian leads holds this week and the TV show Rise is also making noise (it is inspired by a book). Netflix buys the US rights to the film version of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society but has yet to announce its air date.

More Book Clubs Make News | Book Pulse

Book clubs continue to make news this week, Astronaut Scott Kelly credits reading for his success, and Lin-Manuel Miranda signs on for the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The NYT moves its bestsellers lists to Thursdays—and adds an audiobook category. Emma Watson selects Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot as her new bookclub pick. The Tournament of Books is on; The Idiot by Elif Batuman won the play-in yesterday.