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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: August 2018

by Becky C | Aug 20, 2018
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.

Do any of these titles catch your eye? I'm mostly a fiction reader but the titles that really caught my attention this time around are nonfiction:  The Dinosaur Artist, How To Invent Everything, and We Fed An Island.

General Fiction coming to the collection August 2018

The Golden State  The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock  The Rain Watcher
 Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen  My Struggle  Unsheltered
 The Governesses  Waiting for Eden  The Clockmakers Daughter


Sunrise Highway   Little Comfort City of Ink 
 The Devils Wind  Nameless Serenade  Wild Fire
 Idyll Hands  Death at Sea  The Man Who Came Uptown
 Depth of Winter  Solemn Graves  Big Sister
 Holy Ghost  The Accident on the A35  I Know You Know

Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Spaceship Next Door  Dreadful Company  The Fated Sky
 Bloody Rose  The Sisters of the Winter Wood  An Easy Death


The Paris Seamstress    



Nonfiction coming to the collection August 2018

Wasteland  The Dinosaur Artist  The New Essentials Cookbook
 Bing Crosby  The Last Palace  The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters
 How to Invent Everything  We Fed An Island  The King and the Catholics
 Betty Ford  Its What I Do  Palaces for the People
 Solo  Quintessential Filipino Cooking  A Mind Unraveled
 Road to Disaster  Book Girl  Seeing Green
 Beastie Boys Book  The Big Fella  Leadership in Turbulent Times
 Rush  Football for a Buck  Twisting Fate

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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