I don't care what the thermometer says. I'm wearing constant burgundy, baking up a storm, and falling asleep earlier and earlier, so it must be fall. In related news, the internet continues to provide fall reading lists, and I continue to pass them along... Today's lists go out to all my fellow 641 enthusiasts out there - best fall cookbook picks from Delish, Food & Wine, Epicurious, and Eater.
Looking slightly further down the road, the Indies Introduce picks for Winter/Spring 2020 are out! If you're not already familiar with these lists, they're brought to us by the American Booksellers Association and encourage independent bookstores to: "Do what indies do best—find and showcase undiscovered authors and compelling books." This is also what libraries can - and should - do! I know we're all working with limited collection budgets, but I encourage everyone to make sure you're buying new authors in addition to the old favorites and taking a chance on a variety of stories, subjects, and genres. In our area, libraries are arguably the best resource for people to discover something new for their reading lives. We should take this ball and run with it!
In awards news, the National Book Awards longlists are out, the Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced. And of course, the Emmys are this Sunday! Check out this reading list from Off the Shelf inspired by your favorite Emmy nominees and you've got a ready-made display.