Check Your Shelf

Best Books of 2019 and More

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

An enormous thank you to Liberty for stepping in last week – while she was putting together Friday’s newsletter, I was in the ER after slipping and hitting my head on a patch of ice. Thankfully, hard heads run in my family and I did not give myself a concussion, but I’m now enormously sick of winter.

And now, onto libraries!

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

Best Books of 2019

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

Found on the Riot

All Things Comics

Found on the Riot


Found on the Riot

Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



Found on the Riot

Best Books of the Decade

Level Up (Library Reads)

Do you take part in LibraryReads, the monthly list of best books selected by librarians only? We’ve made it easy for you to find eligible diverse titles to nominate. Kelly Jensen created a database of upcoming diverse books that anyone can edit, and Nora Rawlins of Early Word is doing the same, as well as including information about series, vendors, and publisher buzz.

Thanks for hanging! Watch your step and protect those noggins!

–Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia.