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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: April 2017

by Becky C | Apr 07, 2017

How do librarians know what titles are coming out when?  How do we decide which of those titles we'll purchase for the collection?  We have several sources, but Publishers Weekly (PW) is one of my personal favorites.  PW reviews around 9,000 books a year. 

For this month's post, I've taken the liberty of going through the February issues of Publishers Weekly (PW) and sharing the upcoming releases their reviewers are most excited about.  Each of these titles received a starred review.  We don't have all of these titles in the collection yet -- most are due to hit the shelves in bookstores and libraries this month -- but you can place a hold on your copy now.  Or, if you're like me, and you're typically at the 5 holds per person max, you can keep tabs on your picks a couple of ways.

My favorite way to keep track of books I want to read is through ACPL's catalog.  Heather wrote an excellent post on how to do this -- click here for the details.  Goodreads and LibraryThing are also options.

Which of these catches your eye?  The Last Neanderthal and Ararat have made my list!

Fiction coming to the collection April/May 2017

 Long Black Veil
Ladys Code of Misconduct
 Ride Rough
 Wild Ride
 The Last Neanderthal
 The Golden Legend
 What It Means
 A Rising Man
 American War
 Anything is Possible
 Prussian Blue
 Change Agent
 Dangerous Games
 An Extraordinary Union

Non-Fiction coming to the collection April/May 2017

An American Sickness
 Salt Fat Acid Heat
Citrus Recipes
 Fact of a Body
 Mans Better Angels
 Gods Red Son
 Taking My Life Back
 Potlikker Papers
 Financial Diaries
 Richard Nixon
 Between Them
 My Life with Bob
 Darwins First Theory
 Chiltern Firehouse

Becky CBecky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her thumb has no hint of green whatsoever but luckily her plants are forgiving. Her favorite books are The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
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