RA for your Friday

First things first – the NPR Summer Reader Poll is out! This year, they’re putting out a call for favorite sci-fi and fantasy books, with a twist:

“We’re doing things a little bit differently this year since we already know you guys love The Lord of the Rings. Instead of a grand survey of all of time and space, we’re zeroing in on titles from the past 10 years — that is, anything that has come out since the 2011 poll…”

I don’t read a ton of SFF, but what I have read in the last ten years I’ve LOVED, so I’m really looking forward to the results of this one.

My own personal summer may begin Memorial Day weekend, but this holiday weekend is where the rubber meets the road, summer reading-wise. To quote Becky Spratford from the RA for All blog:

“People are beginning their vacations in earnest starting this week. We need to be ready with suggestions.”

Here’s the latest batch of best of summer lists you can throw into your RA bag of tricks, or better yet, use to build your display – Elle, USA Today, Lit Hub, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Public Library, and GQ.

We’ve got July picks from Amazon, Bustle, Barnes & Noble, Oprah, Entertainment Weekly, and Time. For all you genre fans, we’ve got romance (and more) from SBTB, horror from Den of Geek, mysteries and thrillers from PopSugar, sci fi and fantasy from Gizmodo, and of course, crime reads from CrimeReads.

OverDrive’s latest Big Library Read kicked off on Monday, which means patrons have simultaneous use access to SF Kosa’s The Quiet Girl through July 12. You can find social media graphics and posts here – promote away!

Finally, #FridayReads: I’m on vacation all next week, so I’m ready to make a dent in my TBR. I’ve just started The Arctic Fury, and have Luck of the Titanic and I Was Told it Would Get Easier on my proverbial (and literal) nightstand. Happy reading!

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