After a certain amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth, I do have a committee appointment again this year. This will be my last year on the ALA Reading List Committee, otherwise known as the Overachievers Book Club. Quoting from the ALA website, “The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them.” Which means we read a whole lot of fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, relationship fiction, romance, science fiction and thrillers over the course of the year to winnow the list down to a winner in each category and four “honorable mentions.”
What that means for my Stacking the Shelves posts over the course of the next year is bigger stacks. Last year we requested over 800 books from publishers, and I tried to get as many as possible from Edelweiss and NetGalley. We don’t all read them all but we all read the ones that we personally request, and then all the books that get upvoted during the year. So I have a lot of books to look forward to! There’s not much of an affect on this particular stack as we haven’t officially started yet, but there will be in the stacks to come.
The book in this stack that I”M particularly looking forward to is Modesitt’s Councilor because I loved the first book in the series, Isolate, so much. And Audible had a sale, which I can never resist.
I think I’m going to need a bigger round tuit for this!
A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps
Councilor (Grand Illusion #2) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
A Family Affair by Robyn Carr
Last Exit by Max Gladstone (audio)
The Lawless Land (Sword and Honour #1) by Boyd and Beth Morrison
The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White
One for Sorrow (D.I. Callanach #7) by Helen Fields
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Monk & Robot #2) by Becky Chambers
Sand Dollar Lane (Moonlight Harbor #6) by Sheila Roberts
A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
This Place of Wonder by Barbara O’Neal
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