Check Your Shelf

Celebrity Book Club News, Tattoo Readers’ Advisory, and a New Book From Malala Yousafzai

Welcome to Check Your Shelf! This is your guide to all things book talk worth knowing to help librarians like you up your game when it comes to doing your job (& rocking it).

“Check Your Shelf” is sponsored by PRIDE WARS Book One: The Spinner Prince by Matt Laney.

For fans of the Warriors series comes a new clan of super-evolved felines in a world rife with rebellion. Only Leo, prince of Singara, has the power to save-or destroy-his kingdom. But can he conceal  his curse, claim the throne, and protect his realm? A new fantasy series from debut author, Matt Laney!

Libraries & Librarians

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment Updates From the Publishing World

(Trigger warning for sexual harassment and assault)

Book Adaptations in the News

Books in the News

By the Numbers

Award News

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists

Book Curiosities & Miscellaneous

Level Up (Library Reads)

Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? Whether or not you read and nominate titles, we’ll end every newsletter with a few upcoming titles worth reading and sharing (and nominating for LibraryReads, if you so choose!). Links here will direct to Edelweiss digital review copies.

  • Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova (June 5, 2018)
    When a bus crash kills Lula’s classmates and her beloved boyfriend, Maks, she knows she can bring Maks back from the dead with the help of her magical sisters. But defying Death is a dangerous proposition and Maks isn’t the only one brought back…
  • The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong (June 5, 2018)
    The Talented Mr. Ripley meets The Bad Seed in this psychological thriller from a novelist known as “Korea’s Stephen King.”
  • A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal (June 5, 2018)
    Part socio-political satire, part international mystery where a virus turns people into something other than human.
  • Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin (June 19, 2018)
    The true story of a boy in Somalia who falls in love with America through movies, and then through a miraculous green card.


Check back in two weeks for another issue of Check Your Shelf. Thanks for hanging out!

–Katie McLain, currently reading My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris