RA for your Friday – Quiet Edition

Friday once again, only this Friday is the quietest Friday of them all – the Friday before Christmas. But as long as there is bookish news, you can rely on me rolling it all up into a Bûche De Noël and serving it up to you on a fancy plate. Let’s do this!

Looking ahead to 2024 (which is so, so close!), we’ve got picks from Book Riot, Oprah, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Real Simple, Refinery29, and Time.

The January lists for Library Reads and Indie Next are out – go ahead and print ’em out for yer corkboard.

We’re heading into awards season – the Golden Globe nominations are out, and the Oscar shortlists have been announced. There’s a lot of adaptations on these lists, so people will be looking for the source material – let’s make sure they can find it!

Curious about what audiobook use and spending looks like in other libraries? Library Journal partnered with the Audio Publishers Association to do a survey this year, and the results confirm what we thought:

“The most significant takeaway is the clear dominance of digital audio over physical audio for both youth and adults. The majority of respondents indicated an increase in digital audio circulation—with many describing the increase as “significant”—and a decrease in physical audio circulation.”

Finally, #FridayReads: I’ve been reading A True Account: Hannah Masury’s Sojourn Amongst the Pyrates, Written by Herself and really enjoying it. Happy reading!

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