RA for your Friday 5/8/20


First things first! NCLS has had several requests about organizing a One Book, One Community read for our region this summer. We're working with OverDrive on the logistics, but in the meantime, please let us know if your library would be interested in participating in or promoting this program and what titles you'd like to put up for consideration. Vote here by next Friday (5/15)!

The RA for All blog shares a must-watch NoveList webinar on how to provide RA service to patrons from home.

USA today reminds us that you don't need an actual beach to enjoy beach reads - and we just so happen to have a whole electronic shelf of beach reads in our OverDrive collection for you to share with patrons.

Since it's a new month, we've also got May picks from Amazon, Bustle, Entertainment Weekly, Lit Hub, The Millions, and Time. (And yes, I did unconsciously arrange them in alphabetical order and then realize I was doing it and fully commit to it. #englishmajor)

For all you genre fans, we've got romance from SBTB, sci fi and fantasy from Tor, and of course, crime reads from CrimeReads. And speaking of crime, Booklist is putting a spotlight on crime fiction this month.

In awards news, we've got the Pulitzers and the Edgars!

If you're looking for some readalikes to share on your social media pages, we've got 15 Reads for Fans of Sally Rooney's Normal People and reading recommendations from the NYPL to the characters from Parks and Rec.

Finally, #FridayReads: It's been a lot of week, and I am not gonna lie about it. I'm waiting on a copy of Island Affair to arrive in the mail like I used to wait for a trip to Waldenbooks to get the next Trixie Belden. In the meantime, I've been keeping up with the good old BA Test Kitchen on YouTube and making the most of my BritBox. Happy reading!