RA for your Holiday!


Between the first of the month (new lists!) falling on a Monday and my Fourth of July holiday extending into Friday, I figured the best day for RA this week would be...Wednesday? Sure it would! In honor of the holiday, I'd like to kick off this week's e-mail with a Fourth of July reading guide from USA Today and this patriotic reading list for kids from Brightly.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled new month, complete with new lists!

We've got July Fiction from Barnes and Noble, and best of July picks from Amazon and Entertainment Weekly. For all you genre fans, we've got lists for romance from SBTB, mysteries and thrillers from Barnes and Noble, SFF from Gizmodo and The Verge, and of course crime reads from... CrimeReads!

Looking further ahead, Booklist has released its post-ALA Read 'n' Rave report, and Book Riot puts a spotlight on debut authors who have books coming out over the next six months. We've also got webinars for upcoming Fall YA (Booklist) and an Adult Book Buzz (Library Journal).

In nonfiction corner, the What's Nonfiction blog rounds up 12 mid-year favorites of 2019, and Bustle has 21 New Memoirs to Read This Summer.

In awards news, the Locus awards were announced, and in book club news, the PBS NewsHour/New York Times book club selection for July is The House of Broken Angels, by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Looking for a display idea? This month marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, so you could always start with these Summer of Space reading lists (adult and youth) from PBS. And since we're in high blockbuster season, there's always the classic Read It Before You See It display. Off the Shelf gets you started with these 8 titles.

All you podcast listeners out there can add Three Books to your queue. (Hat tip to the RA for All blog for putting this one on my radar.)

Finally, #WeekendReads: I've been tag-teaming The Darwin Affair and Evvie Drake Starts Over for the last few days, alternating from one to the other depending on my mood. (Because, yes, my mood has been alternating between a craving for Victorian crime and contemporary romance. Off to place my hold on 1979's Time After Time.) This weekend, however, I'm going to dive into Aloha Rodeo, which looks like exactly the right nonfiction for this lady right here. I am always, always looking for hidden histories of the American West. Happy reading!