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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: January 2018

by Becky C | Jan 12, 2018

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 November 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 January 2018

Walking the Bones  The Wife Between Us In the Shadow of Agatha Christie 
 The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny With a Dashing Stranger  The Bachelor Contract  How to Stop Time
 Sunburn  The Graves a Fine and Private Place  Down the River Unto the Sea
 The Bastard Legion  Heart on Fire  I Parrot
 Wild is the Wind  Beneath the Mountain  You Were Never Really Here
 Murder Has a Motive  Gnomon  This Is What Happened
 The Questionable Behavior of Dahlia Moss  Walk in the Fire  Mood Indigo
 Olympus Bound  Tempest  

Nonfiction coming to the collection January 2018

The Meaning of Birds  When They Call You a Terrorist  Hawker Fare
 This Will Be My Undoing  Advice Not Given  A False Report
 The Wizard and the Prophet  The Matter of the Heart  

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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