Check Your Shelf

Close Out the Year With These “Best Of” Lists

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).

This is my last newsletter before Book Riot goes on break, so I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season with lots of reading time!

Collection Development Corner

New & Upcoming Titles

Best Books of 2019

Best Books of the Decade

RA/Genre Resources

On the Riot

All Things Comics


Book Lists, Book Lists, Book Lists



On the Riot

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.


All right, everyone! Catch you on the flip side!

Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey.