RA for your Friday 5/11/18


It's Friday, and I have prizes! Well, one prize - a flyer with upcoming e-book releases to promote to your adult readers this summer. You can download the PDF here, and you can also expect a hard copy in your next delivery. And now, onto the bookish news...

Shondaland has 12 New Books to Add to Your Reading List this May, and the June Library Reads list is out! Go ahead and print one out for yer corkboard.

Looking further ahead, Book Riot has a list of 10 July New Releases to Put on Hold at the Library Right Now. (Bonus: I'm giving out an advance reader copy of one of these titles at next week's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Genre Study, so sign up today!)

In awards news, the Anthony Award nominees have been announced, as have the Shirley Jackson Award nominees. Here's Becky Spratford on why the latter is a particularly good tool for readalikes:

"... these awards are given out to people whose work, like the late, great Shirley Jackson, cannot be defined. They touch on psychological suspense, horror, and dark fantasy...These are the books on the edges of dark speculative fiction where it brushes with literary fiction. These are titles many of your patrons who would love them, probably won’t know about without your help."

In other readalike news, Bustle has 11 Books Like I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

Looking for a quick display idea? Why not feature the books that inspired this current crop of bingeworthy television?

Finally, #FridayReads: This week I'm reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. I'm also kind of craving a re-read of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.  (And now that I'm thinking of it, craving some of the food described therein...) Happy reading!