RA for your Friday

We are right smack in the middle of spooky season, and I’ve got the booklists to prove it! Check out these creepy picks from Barnes & Noble, Country Living, Gizmodo, Vulture, Paste, and Read by Dusk. We’ve also got the Shirley Jackson Award nominees, and the RA for All blog’s take on how to use them:

“You want a display of weird, unsettling, and compelling titles, look no further than these tales, all of which are singled out for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. Those nominated for this year and all past years. There are so many options you will never run out of a suggestion for your patrons searching out this type of read…”

Moving right along to other October lists! We’ve got picks from Amazon, Bustle, Shondaland, Time, Town and Country, and The Millions. For you genre fans out there, we’ve got sci-fi and fantasy from Book Riot and Lit Hub, crime novels, psychological thrillers, and debuts from CrimeReads, and romance from SBTB.

Nonfiction November is coming! Last year, I participated in a 30-day Instagram photo-a-day challenge featuring only nonfiction titles. Had so much fun featuring this sometimes overlooked category in RA that I’m doing it again this year. Hop on over to the NCLS Instagram account (@northcountrylib) to follow along, or play along yourself! (And be sure to tag us!) You can find the prompts on the What’s Nonfiction blog here.

Speaking of November, we’ve got another Big Library Read coming up! From November 2-16, patrons can borrow A Snake Falls to Earth, by Darcie Little Badger as an e-book or e-audio as a simultaneous use title – no lines, no waiting! You can find marketing materials – including social and printables – right here.

Just a reminder that weeding your collection before we go into the ILS migration is a great idea and will help streamline the process. Please feel free to contact me for a one-on-one weeding visit, or check out the video from yesterday’s weeding class.

Finally, #FridayReads: I’m off next week and have a giant TBR to make a dent in. Immediately on deck are The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh and The Marriage Portrait, by Maggie O’Farrell, and if I finish those two, get my work-in-progress from the display wall to the quilter’s, and finally get my hair cut (we are approaching bowl cut territory), then it’ll be a vacation well spent. Happy reading!

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