RA for your New Year!


I have made exactly two resolutions this year - less single-use plastic and more upper-body strength. I'm not making any reading resolutions, except my perpetual one to be okay with abandoning books that aren't clicking with me. However, if reading resolutions are your jam, check out Book Riot's 2020 Read Harder Challenge and these eight resolutions that go beyond it. (Stop looking at me, Resolution #1...)

I'd thought we'd be beseiged with lists this week, but apparently, not everyone is back from the holiday break, and the January lists are a bit thin on the ground. That being said, we do have picks from Amazon, CrimeReads, i09, and SBTB.

In book club news, the NYT/PBS News Hour Now Read This selection for January is Heart Berries, by Terese Marie Mailhot.

Library Journal takes a look at all the screen adaptations coming our way in 2020, so this is a great time to check that your source material is present and accounted for. (And shiny.) 

Finally, #FridayReads: My Friday read was supposed to have been Well Met, by Jen DeLuca, but I devoured that (cover-to-cover!) on New Year's Day like the English major/theater kid catnip that it is. So, now I'm eyeballing my own shelves (yes, Resolution #1, I see you) and contemplating some recent book sale finds - particularly The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny. Happy reading!