RA for your Snow Day 2/7/20

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Well, there's no getting around how gross it is out there today. Luckily, it's the perfect sort of day for curling up with a good booklist, and since it's the beginning of a new month, we have plenty.

Library Journal kicks us off with 67 titles coming out this month with starred reviews. We've also got best of February picks from Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Lit Hub, The Washington Post, Bustle, and Popsugar.

All you genre fans can enjoy romance from SBTB, sci fi and fantasy from Tor, and novels from CrimeReads! I'm also happy to share Becky Spratford's newly updated genre resource list. Whether you're looking to brush up on your westerns or diversify your RA service, this is a great and FREE resource to check out. She adds on the RA for All blog:

"Oh, and one final word of warning. I purposely chose resources that link to more resources. In other words, prepared to go down a genre rabbit hole..."

Duly noted.

In nonfiction corner, the February pick for the NYT/PBS News Hour book club is American Prison, and Goodreads has 44 highly anticipated nonfiction titles to look for in the coming months. Speaking of nonfiction, congratulations to Theresa Free Library, the winner of our Mudlark giveaway! Look for another giveaway soon...

Finally, #FridayReads: I may not be a fast reader. I certainly do not have the attention span I had as a younger, pre-Netflix person. But I do enjoy a good doorstopper now and then. Clocking in at 848 pages, The Crimson Petal and the White is currently monopolizing my nightstand and reminding me that reading for hours on end is a pleasure from childhood that still holds up. (Not to mention being an ideal activity for a stormy winter day.) Happy reading!

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