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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Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

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

James Patterson and Candice Fox leads holds this week with Fifty Fifty and ABC lands the first James Comey book interview. Mozart in the Jungle,Black Panther, and and White Houses by Amy Bloom get media buzz.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new best sellers arrive, Congressman John Lewis starts a new graphic novel trilogy, and George R.R. Martin’s book update will not please Game of Thrones fans.

Authors Daniel Kraus, Margot Singer, Marie Kondo, and Ibi Zoboi Make News | Book Pulse

Daniel Kraus will finish George A. Romero’s incomplete zombie novel while Margot Singer wins the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Pride and Prejudice gets re-mixed and Netflix brings cleaning joy.

Getting Ready for Black Panther | Book Pulse

Black Panther will break big. Meanwhile, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society gets a trailer, Mrs. by Caitlin Macy and All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire® by Jonathan Abrams break out and Karl Ove Knausgård leads a literary road trip into Russia.

Authors on Air and in Conversation | Book Pulse

Authors Richard Morgan, Steven Pinker, Akwaeke Emezi, and Jill Santopolo get interviewed while a number of stories break about upcoming adaptations.

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

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman leads holds this week. The RUSA/CODES awards are announced and Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday is getting strong literary buzz.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

New bestsellers hit the lists and a number of authors get profiles, features, and interviews.

Jesmyn Ward Is Writing a Middle Grade Novel | Book Pulse

Jesmyn Ward has two new books in the works, one is her first novel for younger readers. YA author Sara Shepard’s first adult novel is forthcoming.

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Selection | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon picks The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo as her book club pick for the month. Meanwhile attention to the Oprah pick continues. In award news, the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) selects Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink as the inaugural winner of their Jewish Fiction Award.