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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: May 2017

by Becky C | May 30, 2017
Image from Dennis Skley flickr page

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 March 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? 

Fiction coming to the collection May 2017

House of Names
 Scribe of Siena
 The Heirs


 Proving Ground
 The Long Drop
 The Graves
 Shadows of the Dead
 Eagle and Empire
 Heart of a Texas Cowboy
 Not a Sound
 Less Than Treason
 From Duke to Dawn
 Salt Houses
 Bad Dreams
 White Road
 Twisted Vengeance
 City of Miracles
 Need You Now
 Wedded Bliss


Non-Fiction coming to the collection May

 Return to Glory
 We Have No Idea
 Miracle Cure
 One Day We Will All Be Dead
 Origins of Cool
 Paradise Lost
 Theft by Finding
 Objects of Devotion
 Apollo 8
 Unruly City


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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