RA for your Friday 1/4/19


And we're back! Happy 2019, everyone. The publishing calendar has awoken from its holiday snooze (and so have I), so let's kick off with some new titles for January, shall we?

We've got January picks from Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, and Lit Hub. Meanwhile, Barnes and Noble has picks for Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy. In other genre news, we've got picks from CrimeReads, Tor, and of course, my favorite romance blog - the only place on the internet I ever read the comments section.

I'm gonna have to build some metaphorical new shelves for nonfiction corner, because we've got lists for upcoming titles from Bustle, Vanity Fair, and the What's Nonfiction blog, and Barnes and Noble has lists for January biographies/memoirs and history/current events.

If you're not already aware of the Netflix adaptation of Bird Box, now is the time to think about adding a copy or building a display of readalikes. I've seen the book on a reading list for fans of A Quiet Place, so here's a list of readalikes for that, and I'll keep my (unblindfolded) eye out for any others I can find. In other onscreen news, Barnes and Noble has 25 Books Hitting the Screen this year, and Town & Country takes a look at the best TV shows coming out in 2019.

In case you missed it, Katie Male-Riordan led a great discussion on Young Adult and New Adult books in December. Check out her slides and this handy booklist!

Finally, #FridayReads: Still in a bit of a fiction slump, so there hasn't been anything but a Mason jar full of M&Ms on my nightstand these days. Usually, when I'm in a reading slump, I gravitate toward essays or short stories (small bites, in other words), so maybe that'll do the trick. In my earbuds is Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Happy reading/listening/snacking!