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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The 2017 VIDA Count Is Out | Book Pulse

The 2017 VIDA Count is published and LJ issues its ALA Galley Roundup. The NYT offers books for Pride Month, and There There by Tommy Orange builds an impressive holds count.

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

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand and Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris lead holds this week. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai is getting a great deal of press attention. Jacqueline Woodson receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado is in development as a TV series.

Weekend Review of Book-to-Screen Offerings | Book Pulse

Four adaptations air today or over the weekend. The Center for Fiction releases the long list for it First Novel Prize and the July LibraryReads list is out. The Guardian discusses diversity in detective fiction.

New Best Sellers Arrive | Book Pulse

New best sellers arrive and The President Is Missing is doing very well. Marlon James reveals some details about his highly anticipated new fantasy series, “Dark Star.” Ewan McGregor will star in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep and there are several more notable announcements on the adaptation front.

New Readers’ Advisory Tools | Book Pulse

The Jetsons meets RA in an new book suggesting app focused on Stephen King. In a boon to RA librarians, NPR is launching its newest summer reading poll, on the Horror genre. Entertainment Weeklyprovides a visual reading guide to Nalini Singh’s Paranormal Romance series, including two works to suggest as starting titles.

Modern Love On Screen | Book Pulse

The NYT‘s column “Modern Love” is becoming a TV show. It is considered a launching pad for authors and something of bucket list item in the literary world. Brandon Sanderson gets a “multi-media” deal. Time picks the best books of the year, so far.

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

A Place for Usby Fatima Farheen Mirza leads holds this week. There Thereby Tommy Orange continues to get focused attention. More coverage of Anthony Bourdain, as a writer of note. Michael Wolff is writing a sequel to Fire and Fury.

NYPL Pulls Star Power for Summer Reading | Book Pulse

NYPL gets Reese Witherspoon to shine her star power on their new summer reading program. Anthony Bourdain has died. The Girl in the Spider’s Web gets its trailer.

New Best Sellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts and Calypso by David Sedaris top the new books to the best seller lists. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Celebrity Book Club Picks | Book Pulse

Oprah picks her newest, as does Emma Roberts, and Porochista Khakpour and Tommy Orange get significant buzz. Both Esquire and Entertainment Weekly pick the best books, so far, of 2018.