RA for your Friday 3/15/19


Oh, March! Bringer of birthdays and windstorms and books that I think I'd like to read! We made a good start on the Best of March lists two weeks ago; I hope you're ready for part two...

Barnes and Noble has lists for Thrillers, Biographies, and History/Current Events, and CrimeReads has 7 Essential True Crime Books for March. Meanwhile, we've got other great lists for the month from Entertainment Weekly, Lit Hub, and The Millions. (Need even more best of lists? Check out this Book Pulse post.)

Looking ahead, the Library Reads list for April is out! Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard.

In awards news, we've got the Audie Award winners, as well as the longlist for the Man Booker International Prize and the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards.

In adaptation news, All the Light We Cannot See is coming to Netflix, so make sure your copy is in good shape for when the show brings people to the book. And yes, we have it as a Book Club in a Bag, in case anyone wants to do a page to screen discussion in their book club...

The Booklist Reader has developed the display of my dreams by rounding up 18 TITLES FOR READERS WHO LOVE THE HALLMARK CHANNEL! (I added the all-caps myself; the Booklist Reader is more chilled out than I am.) And for those who are looking a little further ahead, the 5 Minute Librarian blog has adult fiction recommendations for your summer reading displays...

Finally, #FridayReads: I was craving something medieval, and that's not something I say very often. (Or very ever.) So I did a little research and came up with Sharon Kay Penman's Here Be Dragons. I've never read anything by her before, but I'm gonna trust my gut on this one, and my gut seems to be saying "Thirteenth century Wales!" In my earbuds is Rebecca Traister's Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger - just in time for National Women's Month - and I've been watching documentaries on Netflix like it's my job. (Top picks include For the Love of Spock and BBC Earth's Shark.) Happy reading/listening/learning!