[Note: Not all of these categories would be used each time, but rather, this is how I’m thinking of having different featured sections for news as it pops up — easy to create a template and pop things in as the week progresses]
Welcome to (Librarian Newsletter Title Here). This is your guide to all things book talk worth knowing.
Adaptations In The News
- Season 5 of Orange is the New Black is streaming on Netflix. Here’s a look at all of the books seen on the show this season, perfect for a display with the source book itself.
- Game of Thrones is back for season 7 starting July 16.
- The Walking Dead has been re-upped for an eighth season.
- With both Spiderman: Homecoming and Wonder Woman in theaters, it’s a great time to make sure your comics collections can accommodate new and continuing interest in the superheroes. Here’s a list of great comics that, while not Spiderman, riff on the formula.
- Hard to keep Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon on shelf because of the movie? Here are some books that might be great read alikes.
- My Cousin Rachel, one of Daphne Du Marier’s novels, has hit theaters in a limited release. Here’s why it’s worth seeking out, and certainly, a great opportunity to pull together a display or book list on lesser known titles by well-known classic authors.
- The first look at A Wrinkle in Time starring Oprah.
Books In The News
- David O. Brown, former Dallas Police Chief, visited The Daily Show to talk about his new book Called To Rise.
- More would go here when talk shows are not on hiatus.
- Bestselling poet Rupi Kaur has a new collection hitting shelves in October. Preorder a few copies for your library ASAP.
- There’s been a new Maurice Sendak book discovered and it’s coming to shelves near you.
By The Numbers
- 60 libraries will loan out over 1 million audiobooks and ebooks this year.
- There’s been a 23% increase in digital audiobook loans through Overdrive this year.
- Denis John was posthumously awarded the Prize for American Fiction.
- More would go here.
- GLOW is a Netflix original streaming series that hit screens recently and has a growing, passionate fanbase. Check out this guide to books recommended to the cast of characters — a perfect way to create a thematic reading list or display for fans of the show.
- With Will & Grace coming back in the fall, a look at some of the show’s best bookish moments.
All Things Comics
- Up your manga knowledge with these nonfiction titles about it.
- 10 NSFW comics. Your readers want ’em, so it can’t hurt to know ’em.
- Queer comics for kids. Yes, please!
- The best comics of the year so far.
Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists
- Books that go beyond the headlines on topics like healthcare, North Korea, and Populism.
- 100 Must-Read Books By Canadian Authors.
- Five works in translation from the first half of 2017 worth knowing.
- 20 essential books and short story collections by Jewish Americans from the past 20 years.
On The Radar
- The books hitting shelves in August that have readers buzzing and holds lists growing.
Level Up (or something like that? I don’t want to call it anything like diversity corner. Re: edelweiss titles will only go to those which have ARCs but for mockup purposes, etc.)
- Great book club picks for diversifying discussion and reading.
- Five diverse titles — that is, in this round-up, books by authors of color, authors who identify as queer, and works in translation — worth reading and considering for the October 2017 LibraryReads list. Pulling titles for the list two months out will give plenty of reading time & blurb-writing time. Here’s how — and why — you can take part in the project. The bulk of these are published for an adult audience, but knowing that LibraryReads has had YA titles appear, some of those may be in this round-up as well. All titles linked through Edelweiss: Her Body and Other Parts by Carmen Maria Machado, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L Sanchez, We’re Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union, Malagash by Joey Comeau, A Beautiful Work In Progress by Mirna Valerio.
Just for Fun…