Before I get to my traditional standard intro to every Library Reads list I wanted to remind you about the work Kelly Jensen is doing over at Book Riot to create a database to help make it easier for you to identify diverse titles. Click here for all of the details and for access to the list of titles she is compiling for you.
Also, the Library Reads gang will be at ALA Annual next week. Below is a screen shot of their three sessions, including a session on how you can get involved. I always have a link in this monthly post, but some of you are still a bit gun shy. Come to the session at 4 on Saturday if you are there. If you aren’t coming to NOLA, I will be at that session and I will report back here on the blog, so don’t worry.
Today is Library Reads day and that means three things here on RA for All:
- I post the list and tag it “Library Reads” so that you can easily pull up every single list with one click.
- I can remind you that even though the newest list is always fun to see, it is the older lists where you can find AWESOME, sure bet suggestions for patrons that will be on your shelf to actually hand to them right now. The best thing about Library Reads is the compound interest it is earning. We now have hundreds and hundreds of titles worth suggesting right at our fingertips.
- You have no excuse not to hand sell any Library Reads titles because there is a book talk right there in the list in the form of the annotation one of your colleagues wrote for you. All you have to say to your patron is, “such and such library worker in blank state thought this was a great read,” and then you read what he or she said.
So get out there and suggest a good read to someone today. I don’t care what list or resource you use to find the suggestion, just start suggesting books.
Click here to for the very easy to follow directions on how to participate. You get access to unlimited eARCs.
by Naomi Novik
Published: 7/10/2018 by Del Rey
“A wonderful reimagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story. A tale of love, family, magic, and destiny, told from the perspective of three strong female characters.”
Melanie Liechty, Logan Library, Logan, UT