RA for your Friday 6/1/18

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New month, new lists! Barnes and Noble has June picks for Fiction, History, Sci-Fi, Mysteries, Thrillers, and Biographies. Meanwhile, SBTB has compiled their picks for the month, and The Millions offers up their Most Anticipated.

Every week there are more summer lists coming out, but Lit Hub has done the very useful job of compiling all the buzzworthy titles of summer from the myriad lists into one giant list, organized - and this is the cool part - by how many times they've been mentioned.  (In other words, the closer to the top, the buzzier the book.)

Speaking of buzz, have you checked out Library Journal's Galley Guide to Book Expo? Many thanks to Becky Spratford not only for linking out to this in her blog, but also for explaining how the galley guide can be a great RA training tool:

"Think of patrons who may like the books being previewed. What else does that patron like to read? Could those titles also be readalikes? ...You are practicing your RA skills, and if you get the entire staff to work together, you are creating a library-wide conversation about books and readers- which benefits all staff and all patrons."

In awards news, the Audies have been announced!

Got Star Wars fans looking for a post-Solo read? Bustle has got you covered.

Finally, #FridayReads: Just finished Joan Didion's The White Album (with Slouching Towards Bethlehem right on deck), and just started God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, by Lawrence Wright. It would seem I'm on a bit of a nonfiction jag. Happy reading!

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