RA for your Friday

Just when you thought we had reached the last of the Best lists, we started a new year and have a whole new crop of lists! Shall we?

As far as what looks good for 2022, we’ve got picks from Lit Hub Oprah, AV Club, Vulture, Shondaland, and Vogue. Mystery lover? We’ve also got picks from Goodreads, CrimeReads and PopSugar. Sci-fi fan? I didn’t forget you – and neither did Lit Hub or io9. And don’t forget debuts – Book Riot and Barnes and Noble surely did not!

We’ve got January picks from Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, and Town and Country. For all you genre fans, we’ve got romance from SBTB (and Goodreads), and of course, crime reads from CrimeReads.

In case you missed it, NCLS has three new Book Club in a Bag titles to share: The Address Book, by Deirdre Mask, Black Sun, by Rebecca Roanhorse, The Cold Millions, by Jess Walter. Learn more about Book Club in a Bag in our Collection Development Guide.

And while you’re there, check out our newest Deep Dive pages for Mystery, Romance, Graphic Novels, and Sci-Fi! Exuberant hat tip to Kristy THE, who took on multiple pages for this project. (Retroactive – but no less exuberant – hat tips to Dorothy MEX and Linda (formerly) GOU for giving us the Literary and Horror pages, respectively.)

Finally, #FridayReads: I’m starting the new year with a book about a new start – A Season for Second Chances, by Jenny Bayliss. In my earbuds is (are?) Orwell’s Roses, by Rebecca Solnit, and PBS has got my weekend viewing sewn up with Around the World in 80 Days AND the second season of All Creatures Great and Small! Happy reading/listening/public televisioning!

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