Check Your Shelf

I’ve Got COVID Updates A-Plenty; I’ve Got Book News and Book Lists Galore…

Welcome to Check Your Shelf, which is being brought to you from my quarantine bunker. This marks my first week of officially working from home…we’ll see how I’m doing on Friday. (Also, who told Chicago that now would be a great time for snow?!?!)

As a general note, Book Riot has an ongoing list of COVID articles that they’re updating regularly, and I’ll link back to this list at the beginning of every newsletter. I hope this is a helpful resource – it certainly saves me a lot of time and mental agony. And it frees up space for more book list links, which are infinitely more enjoyable.

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

On the Riot

All Things Comics

On the Riot


On the Riot

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.

Sending virtual hugs to anyone who wants them. Stay safe, healthy, and relatively sane.

Katie McLain Horner, @kt_librarylady on Twitter. Currently reading Zero Saints by Gabino Iglesias.