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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: April 2018

by Becky C | Apr 13, 2018
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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 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 May 2018

Some Trick  A View of the Empire at Sunset  Warlight
 A Handful of Ashes  How It Happened  Exit Strategy
 Head On  Taste of Wrath  The Bride Takes a Groom
 Sorority  The Ensemble  The Lonely Witness
 Last Instructions  Obscura  In Dust and Ashes
 Armistice  To the Moon and Back  Last Stories
 Spring  Wade in the Water  Alter Ego
 The Long Silence  Flowers and Foul Play  the Queen of Sorrow
 How to Forget a Duke  The Optimistic Decade  The Favorite Sister
 The Council of Twelve  Dead Pretty  Star of the North
 How Far Shes Come  A Devil of a Duke  The Prince
   Send Down the Rain  

Nonfiction coming to the collection May 2018

Figures in a Landscape Denmark Veseys Garden  Killing King 
 The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs  A Burger to Believe in  Project Fire
 How to Change Your Mind  How To Be a Perfect Christian  Training in Tenderness
 A Brotherhood of Spies  Calypso  The Perfectionists
 The Cooks Atelier  Aspergers Children  Barracoon
 Tailspin  Im Still Here  


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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