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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
 Fever
 The Hangmans Sonnet
 Faithless
 Autonomous
 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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  1. Becky C | Sep 05, 2017
    Thanks, Donna!
  2. DONNA STORER | Sep 05, 2017

         THANK YOU FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE. MY CHILDHOOD WAS DURING THE DEPRESSION IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS. WHEN I WAS OLD ENOUGH, I WALKED SEVERAL BLOCKS TO THE LIBRARY. IT SEAMED TO ME THEY WERE CIVIL LIKE THE POST OFFICE. IT HAS BECOME SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT THROUGH THE YEARS.

    MY ADULTHOOD HAS ALL BEEN IN ALLEN COUNTY. FIRST WE HAD THE MOBILE LIBRARY THAT CAME BY WITH BOOKS FOR THE CHILDREN AND MYSELF. THE BABY BOOMERS LOOKED FORWARD TO IT AS MUCH AS THE MOTHERS. THEY WERE THERE BEFORE THE TELEVISION, AT LEAST AT OUR HOUSE.

    IT IS A WORLD OF SERVICES NOW. THE BEAUTIFUL MAIN LIBRARY DRAWS PEOPLE FROM MILES AWAY AS WELL AS LOCAL PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.

    AT MY AGE, THE SERVICES I USE MOST IS READERS SERVICES. THE FRIENDLIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD MUST WORK THERE. NOW I SEE YOU HAVE ADDED AN UP COMING LIST TO LOOK FORWARD TO. WHILE I AM WAITING FOR SOME OF THOSE, I SEE YOU HAVE BOOKS MARKED LARGE PRINT ON THE SHELF. I CAN ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING THERE. 

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH THE LIBRARY FOR EXPANDING MY LIFE RIGHT HERE AT HOME. THANK YOU,

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