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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: August 2017

by Becky C | Aug 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 July 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 next 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 September 2017

Sing Unburied Sing
 The Devouring
 Stone Sky
 The Bedlam Stacks
 Solar Bones
 The Hangmans Sonnet
 Little Fires Everywhere
 The Ninth Hour
 Katalin Street
 Dont Call Us Dead
 Good Me Bad Me
 Lie to Me
 The Downside
 The Man in the Tree
 The Last Outlaw
 Five Carat Soul
 Lightning Men
 White Bodies
 The Quality of Mercy
 An Inconvenient Beauty

Nonfiction coming to the collection September 2017

The Perfect Cookie
 This Blessed Earth

Blood and Faith
 The Great Shift
 Holy Rover
 The Last Arrow
 The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
 The Origin of Others
 Ignore It
 After the Eclipse
 Crash Override
 The Riveria Set

Becky CBecky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her favorite books are The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz and The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman..
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