But today is technically the first day of Fall and I refuse to not acknowledge my favorite season.
Fall also marks the beginning of the huge influx of titles, especially big, popular books, that will start coming at us fast and furious.
You can find the lists everywhere but here are three that I really like to get you started:
- Goodreads 21 Big Books of Fall: I like this list for the same reason I love all of Goodreads’ lists-- it is crowd sourced. They looked at the books coming out this Fall and then found the ones with the highest ratings by early readers. [Three books I have already read and rated highly made this list.] This is a list made by the readers.
- Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017: Top books in major categories as picked by their editors.
- Amazon’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017: This list is great because there are so many categories-- genres, fiction, nonfiction, various age levels. There is a book here for everyone.
Take these lists and start getting ready for the patrons who will be coming in to ask for these titles. Get your readalikes ready now.
You can also make displays of 2016, 2015, and 2014 "Big Fall Books” for people to read while they wait for this year’s. There is no way they have read them all already and you know they are good. Plus, they are still “Big Fall Releases” just not this year’s. You’d be surprised how little patrons mind. They just want to be assured that someone thinks the book is worth reading before they commit to reading it themselves.
Get ready now because it only gets more busy, with more titles being released every week, awards being given out, and Best Lists starting as early as October.
But don’t worry, you are getting ready now, on the first day of Fall. You have it under control. You have plenty of time.
Happy Fall and have a great weekend.