Check Your Shelf

Book Expo Without the Big Five, Plus TONS of Audiobook Recs

Welcome to Check Your Shelf, which is once again being brought to you from quarantine. I’m taking regular walks, working from home, and listening to a lot of Mumford & Sons.

Here’s a list of Book Riot’s ongoing COVID-19 coverage. And here’s a list of some of the good news related to COVID-19 that you probably haven’t read about.

Also, I have a redaction from the last issue of CYS. I posted a link from LitHub about the National Emergency Library created by the Internet Archive, which offers access to over 1 million eBooks. What I didn’t realize was that a good portion of this library includes titles by authors who did not consent to sharing their titles. The Authors Guild has written a statement against the the Internet Archive, which you can read here. The original article I linked to has since been taken down, but I wanted to officially redact that last link, and ask that we as library employees do not use or recommend this resource. I deeply apologize to any authors who might have been hurt by me sharing this article.

Collection Development Corner

Publishing News

New & Upcoming Titles

What Your Patrons Are Hearing About

RA/Genre Resources

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 re-reading The Likeness by Tana French.