1. STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads →

    RA expert Neal Wyatt suggests Outlander read-alikes, listen-alikes, and watch-alikes.

  2. BEES!

    mgpl:

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  3. willywaldo:

    wordbookstores:

    We Recommend: Fear by Gabriel Chevallier (ebook available)

    "Join Dartemont in the trenches in this classic of WWI literature. Heroism is quiet, far more nuanced, and grittier than the talking heads would have you think — this book shows all that. It’s also one of the most clear-sighted condemnations of war I’ve read."

    Chad

    Another excellent French novel about the Great War is Jean Echenoz’s 1914: http://h-france.net/fffh/the-buzz/anthem-for-doomed-youth-jean-echenozs-1914/.

  4. Nine New Adult Reads To Keep You Up All Night →

    This growing genre will be explored in further detail  in a September 15 feature article in LJ.

  5. randomhouse:

    World Cup of Books: Semifinals Edition: Brazil

    Before today’s match against Germany, brush up on your Portuguese with four indispensable works by Brazilian authors:

  6. willywaldo:

nypl:

Has international World Cup fever inspired you to look for some books from around the globe? If so, check out NYPL’s Literary World Cup featuring authors from each competing country. It’s a great way to find some new writers to enjoy! 

What a clever idea to promote your collection and encourage your patrons to read fiction in translation!

    willywaldo:

    nypl:

    Has international World Cup fever inspired you to look for some books from around the globe? If so, check out NYPL’s Literary World Cup featuring authors from each competing country. It’s a great way to find some new writers to enjoy! 

    What a clever idea to promote your collection and encourage your patrons to read fiction in translation!

  7. An Essential List of WWI Books →

    picadorbookroom:

    2014 marks the 100-year anniversary of World War One. If you’re curious to read more about The Great War, we’ve got the book list for you:

    imageAmong the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
    In Among the Mad, the sixth volume of the Maise Dobbs mystery series, Jacqueline Winspear combines a…

  8. Reading Rainbow: Celebrating LGBT Literature | The Scribd Blog →

    A nice roundup, if brief,  for Pride week.

  9. Las Vegas Reads | ALA 2014 Preview →

    Viva Las Vegas books!

  10. thisisteen:

Share your love of young adult books this week!
Choose your color here!
Follow along May 19-23 for your daily dose of YA pride from some of our favorite authors and share your YA book recommendations using #IreadYA!

Show your pride! Great idea for RA.

    thisisteen:

    Share your love of young adult books this week!

    Choose your color here!

    Follow along May 19-23 for your daily dose of YA pride from some of our favorite authors and share your YA book recommendations using #IreadYA!

    Show your pride! Great idea for RA.

  11. Oldies but Goodies: Genre Backlists for Cool Summer Reads →

    Summer is a-coming in, and the holds for the big new books are growing. While your patrons wait for the new Daniel Silva or Chelsea Cain or Diana Gabaldon, why not suggest some of these backlist titles. 

  12. lawrencepubliclibrary:

    Summer reading is coming! Let us help you find a great book. 

    Great RA suggestions for you tumblarians!

  13. go-book-yourself:

Click the info-graphic or HERE for goodreads links

Nice RA!

    go-book-yourself:

    Click the info-graphic or HERE for goodreads links

    Nice RA!

  14. rachelfershleiser said: What am I gonna read til there are more Veronica Mars novels, HAAAAALLLP!

    rachelfershleiser:

    wordbookstores:

    This is indeed a conundrum! There is always Sara Gran; Jenn likes to imagine that in an alternate universe Claire de Witt takes Veronica under her wing and the two of them mock, stomp, and punch their way through mysteries together. On the other end of the age scale there’s Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind, in which a woman with Alzheimer’s tries to solve the mystery of her best friend’s death — and her own participation in it. (This one is so good about mothers, daughters, and friendship.) If you’re not already a devotee of Patricia Highsmith, you should start with The Price of Salt which is more of a thriller than a mystery but still soooo good. We’re pretty sure you’ve already read Megan Abbott but if you haven’t, DO SO IMMEDIATELY. And maybe also Cara Hoffman’s So Much Pretty, which has a spunky teenage character, some class issues, and takes a serious (read: may give you nightmares) look at women and sexual assault.

    A good bookseller can recommend smart, feminist mysteries; a great bookseller can recommend smart, feminist mysteries *and* knows what you’ve already read and what you’re too afraid to read.

    Tumblarians, care to add other titles to this most excellent mix?

  15. New Adult Fiction | PLA 2014 →

    New Adult (NA) fiction is the rage these days in the publishing world, but what is it exactly? Is it an new adult fiction copy 300x93 New Adult Fiction | PLA 2014 actual genre or just a marketing term? At a lively PLA 2014 ConverStation session entitled “New Adult Fiction: What is It, Where is It, and What Should We Do with It?” facilitators Sophie Brookover (LibraryLinkNJ—The Library Cooperative, Piscataway, NJ) and Kelly Jensen (Beloit (WI) Public Library)  threw out five questions for the audience to discuss at their tables and then share in the main conversation. How do you define New Adult? Do you think New Adult matters as a category? Do you have patrons asking specifically for this category? How do you explain to colleagues who the NA reader may be? Should NA fiction be shelved in a special place?

    Tumblarians, join the conversation. Do you get requests for New Adult fiction as it’s currently defined?

    (Source: addtoany.com)