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Monday, June 11, 2018

Library Journa's BEA Shout N Share Titles and the ALA Version Featuring ME!

My vacation got extended one extra day due to the crappy weather in Chicago yesterday. But never fear, I am still here as promised, back from vacation [at least online] with a brand new post for you.

Thanks to Library Journal, we have access to all of the details on what happened at their Shout 'n Share program at BEA 2 weeks ago. Read the intro below and click here for all of the titles which these library experts are most excited about.

But first, Booklist does a version of this at ALA every year and for the second year in a row I have been invited to participate. Here is all the info about that event.

Monday, June 25
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Morial Convention Center, Rm 281-282      
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Other
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Open/Closed: Open
Hear several collection development specialists rave about their favorite titles gathered from the exhibit floor. Moderated by Susan Maguire, Booklist’s Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach. Panelist to include:

Ariel Farrar, New Orleans Public Library
Stephen Sposato, Chicago Public Library
Becky Spratford, RA for All
Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library
Rebecca Vnuk, LibraryReads
I hope to see some of you there. However, don't fear if you can't make it. I will be posting my list with details about each book by Tuesday morning [6/26] AND Booklist Reader will have a full list of all of our titles a few days later.
Back to the BEA version sponsored by Library Journal to tide you over. It's a great list of books that is not only inclusive but also represents all genres, fiction and nonfiction. Enjoy.

Librarians Shout ‘n Share Their Show Picks | BookExpo 2018

Shout ‘n Sharers (left to right): Wilda Williams (moderator), Stephanie Anderson
 Gregg Winsor, Jennifer Hubert Swan, and Shayera Tangri.
Photo by Chris Vaccari
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Library Journal’s popular Librarian Shout ‘n Share panel once again took center stage on the final day of BookExpo 2018, held May 30–June 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Occupying the Downtown Stage, one of three main venues for special book and author events, the discussion was moderated by LJ Fiction Editor Wilda Williams and featured a mix of first-time and veteran librarian shouters: Stephanie Anderson, assistant director of selection, BookOps, New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries; Gregg Winsor, reference librarian, Johnson County Library, Overland Park, KS; Jennifer Hubert Swan, middle school librarian and director of library services, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, NYC; and Shayera Tangri, senior librarian, Porter Ranch Branch Library, CA.

As with last year’s session, there was surprisingly very little overlap in the discoveries shared by panelists. Home After Dark, author/illustrator David Small’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 National Book Award finalist Stitches, drew nods from Winsor, Swan, and Williams. Other titles attracting multiple attention included The Real Lolita, Sarah Weinman’s investigation of the kidnapping that inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s literary masterpiece; Stephen L. Carter’s Invisible, which recounts the life of the author’s remarkable grandmother, who helped take down 1930s gangster Lucky Luciano; and Sarah McCoy’s Marilla of Green Gables, the much anticipated prequel to Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables.

In 2017, A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window was the Big Book of the show. No such thriller appeared on the horizon this year, but buzz is building for British screenwriter Alex Michaelides’s chilling debut The Silent Patient, which will be released in early 2019 by Macmillan’s new Celadon Books imprint.

The following list includes all titles presented, in roughly the order mentioned, with bold titles indicating those selected by more than one panelist.

Click here to see the lists and thanks to Library Journal for allowing me to repost.

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