RA for your Monday 11/4/19


We've made it to November, which means two things - my annual quest for vegetarian Thanksgiving side dishes, and of course, best of 2019 lists. Publishers Weekly kicks off the festivities and the RA for All blog reminds us what a useful resource this is:

"While the shiny new list is exciting to browse though, I want to draw your attention to to bar across the top. The bar that lists, clearly and on every single page, 1-click access to EVERY YEAR'S Best Lists and all of the Summer lists. Again, with 1-click! I have said this hundreds of times before, but I keep repeating it because it is so important... The back list is your best friend in RA Service."

A new month also means new lists! Let's do this thing.

We've got picks from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Lit Hub, The Millions, and Entertainment Weekly. In genre news, we've got romance from SBTB, sci-fi and fantasy from Tor, and mysteries and thrillers from Barnes and Noble and CrimeReads. (Looking for even more lists? Check out this Book Pulse post from Library Journal.)

The PBS New Hour/ New York Times book club has a new selection, and it's The Overstory, by Richard Powers. Get this title as a book club in a bag and check it out with your own book club!

Booklist is putting a spotlight on first novels, and the What's Nonfiction blog kicks off a month-long celebration of "stories filled with facts and footnotes, truth being stranger than fiction, and very, very long subtitles..."

Finally, #MondayReads: I read nothing over the weekend. My heat was on the blink, and I was not willing to pull my arms out from beneath the covers. (That being said, I did catch up on my podcasts.) We'll see what this week brings - after it brings a new furnace. Happy reading/listening!