RA for your Tuesday

I know, I know. We’ve gotten way off-base here. First a Monday morning, now a Tuesday afternoon? I thought this was a Friday show! Truth is, I’m just so excited about all the latest bookish news and couldn’t wait the rest of the week to tell you about it.

First things first! I’m feeling extra lively, so I want to kick off with a book giveaway. If you’re interested in winning a (so, SO close to brand new) hardcover copy of Hello Stranger by Katherine Center, then e-mail me with the subject line, HELLO ANGELA! by Friday at 3pm, and I’ll do a random drawing. This is from my own personal stash, so you can use it for your library collection, a raffle basket, your own personal shelves, your Secret Santa… it’s wide open. Good luck!

The book train has officially pulled into Spooky Town, so if you’re looking for some RA suggestions and/or display ideas, check out Library Journal’s Display Shelf on Witches, Town & Country’s 25 Best Books About Witches, and Becky’s Backlist Gems for the Spooky Season.

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

The next OverDrive Big Library Read is Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens and will be available from November 2-16. You can find marketing materials here.

In awards news, the Kirkus Prize winners have been announced, as has as the shortlist for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

And as long as we’re talking about nonfiction, Entertainment Weekly has 14 pop culture memoirs and biographies coming soon, the New York Times has 33 nonfiction picks for this fall, and Goodreads has rounded up a veritable Grease Megamix of Nonfiction (my words, not theirs, sorry in advance for the earworm).

Finally, #TuesdayReads, which I don’t think is a thing: I’ve just started the book with the best cover of the year (yes, I said best; change my mind), Starter Villain by John Scalzi. I had an amazing run during my vacation, the best of which were The Caretaker by Ron Rash and Unruly: The Ridiculous History of England’s Kings and Queens (audio) by David Mitchell. As the kids say, 5/5 stars, would recommend. Just kidding. I have no idea what the kids say, except ‘rizz’, and if I know about it, I guarantee they don’t say it anymore. Happy reading!

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