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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: December 2017

by Becky C | Dec 08, 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 October 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 December 2017

The Missing Guests You Can Run  Reconciliation for the Dead 
 Immortal Life  The Duke of Her Desire  Roomies
 Between You and Me  The Mannequin Makers  Her Beautiful Monster
 Anatomy of a Scandal  Dark Dawn Over Steep House  The Man in the Crooked Hat
 Weave a Circle Round  Green  Wild Beauty
 Nightblind  Pen 33  The Lord Meets His Lady
 The Ninth Grave  The Immortalists  Wild Chamber
 Demon Crown  Heart Spring Mountain  Grist Mill Road
 Death Below Stairs  A Lady in Shadows  Moonlight Over Manhattan

Nonfiction coming to the collection December 2017

 The Last Man Who Knew Everything  Doomsday Machine  Timekeepers
 Moral Combat  The Last London  The Newcomers
 America the Cookbook  Night plus Market  The Fearless Baker
 The Square and the Tower  Fortress America  Jeffersons Daughters
   Improv Nation  

Click here to see previous Coming soon to a bookshelf near you posts.

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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