LibraryReads Picks for September

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Struggling to answer the eternal question, “What’s new that’s good?”

LibraryReads to the rescue. The September list, released this morning, marks the first anniversary of the program, which means we now have a total of 130 titles to draw from (all are listed on our downloadable spreadsheet, with ordering information and alternate formats, LibraryReads-All-Titles-Through-Sept 2014).

The number one title for the monthis Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty, (W. W. Norton,  9/15), which Patty Falconer of Hampstead Public Library, NH, describes as, “Part memoir, part exposé of the death industry, and part instruction manual for aspiring morticians. First-time author Doughty has written an attention-grabbing book that is sure to start some provocative discussions.”  It is also on the Indie Next List for September.

Check Edelweiss and NetGalley for digital ARC’s of the titles you’d like to be ready to recommend; they are generally available until publication day, so you have at least two weeks read them.

And don’t forget to nominate your favorite upcoming titles, with publication dates of October and after (how-to specifics here).

LibraryReads also provides  FREE downloadable marketing materials so you can easily:


• Post online banner ads on your library’s website

• Include LibraryReads-recommended titles in your library’s newsletter

• Print copies of the monthly flyer to post on your community bulletin board and have available as handouts

• Print copies of the horizontal banner for patrons to use as bookmarks

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