November 19, 2017

November Reading Lists Arrive | Book Pulse

November book lists arrive, data lit has a moment, and Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a Civil War reading list.

Three Titles Taking Off | Book Pulse

Hank and Jim by Scott Eyman breaks through, a busy PR push pays off for Chris Matthews, and Seattle is honored by UNESCO as a City of Literature.

Twice-Told Tales | Collection Development: Retelling the Classics

Everything old is new again when it comes to fresh retellings of classic literature. From the Hogarth Shakespeare series to the movie Clueless and the musical Wicked, classic stories never go out of style.

Alias Grace Premieres | Book Pulse

Alias Grace, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, begins streaming on Netfix this Friday while Smile by Roddy Doyle gets a riveting review in the NYT

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth leads in holds this week; In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende gets notable attention; and The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason gets an early rave.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The week ends with 12 books new to the best seller lists and a final chance at Halloween reading.

Carnegie Medal Finalists; Marisha Pessl Talks Thrillers | Book Pulse

The Carnegie committee picks six finalists, thrillers get attention from author Marisha Pessl (Night Film), and Janet Maslin raves about John Grisham in The New York Times.

2 Titles Surge and Horror Gets Its Due in the NYT | Book Pulse

The Bush sisters make a splash while NPR’s Fresh Air gives a boost to a new book on climate change. The New York Times offers a mini-course in Horror fiction.

3 Titles Taking Off and Joan Didion on Netflix | Book Pulse

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman takes off and builds holds while the second in a new mystery series gets rave reviews and Joan Didion heads to Netflix.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, and Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Book Pulse is a daily update designed to help collection development and readers’ advisory librarians navigate the never-ending wave of new books and book news. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham is this week’s big book; librarian’s pick Joe Hill’s Strange Weather; and Danielle Steel opens high on the best seller lists.