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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Richard Peck Has Died | Book Pulse

Remembering Richard Peck, Mary Gordon’s ten favorite books, and Michelle Obama reveals the cover of her upcoming memoir

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers arrive, as do plenty of new summer reading picks. More appreciations for Philip Roth are out, including reading guides. Tana French announces her new book and George R.R. Martin has another film project in the works.

Philip Roth Has Died | Book Pulse

Philip Roth has died. Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize for Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. Reese Witherspoon starts an audio bookclub with Audible. John Grisham announces his newest book, The Reckoning.

Bill Gates’s Summer Reading Picks | Book Pulse

Bill Gates issues his summer reading list (with dogs). Stephen King gets even more reviews. The Christian Science Monitor writes about diversity in the fantasy genre. The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today and PBS’s The Great American Read begins tonight.

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

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

Summer Reading | Book Pulse

Summer readings list are starting to appear. Janet Maslin picks 17 page-turners for The New York Times. The L.A. Timeshas an interview with Elena Ferrante. In the spirit of the Royal Wedding, there are a number of pieces about wedding books. There is plenty more to watch with four book-related movie and TV shows debuting this weekend.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews leads the bestseller lists today. RT Book Reviews is closing down. Yet another Stephen King work is getting adapted and Sarah J. Maas is writing a fantasy series for adults.

Honoring the Work of Tom Wolfe | Book Pulse

The literary world remembers Tom Wolfe. New pages from Anne Frank’s diary are revealed. Three Percent announces the Best Translated Book Awards finalists in fiction and poetry and the the O. Henry Prize stories are out.

Three Books Make Waves | Book Pulse

Old media and new give three books a boost. Dave Itzkoff’s Robin , The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll, and Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple also gather attention.

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

The Cast by Danielle Steel leads holds this week. The Guardian interviews both Jesmyn Ward and Michael Chabon. Little Womengets buzzy and a trailer is out for an upcoming documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin.