Monday, February 28, 2011

Los Angeles Times Book Prize

The nominations for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been announced.  The prize honors books in the following categories:  Current Interest, Fiction, First Fiction, Graphic Novel, History, Mystery/Thriller, Poetry, Science & Technology, and Young Adult Literature.  The winners will be announced April 29, 2011.

Fiction Finalists:

Nashville Chrome by Rick Bass
Something is Out There: Stories by Richard Bausch
A Visit From the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Day for Night by Frederick Reiken

Friday, February 25, 2011

Book TV

Here are some of the highlights from this weekend's Book TV schedule:

A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s by Stephanie Coontz

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit, M.D.

A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All by Wendy Kopp

Andrew Johnson by Annette Gordon-Reed

Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson

Monday, February 14, 2011

American Library Association Notable Books

The American Library Association Notable Books Council announced its selections for the 2011 Notable Books for Adults ListSince 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.

In addition to the Notable Books List, the American Library Association announced the 2011 Reading List, a list recognizing the best books in eight genres. 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Indie Next

Check out the recommendations from independent booksellers in the February Indie Next List.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

March Releases

Place your holds now on these upcoming releases:


Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
River Marked by Patricia Briggs
Night Season by Chelsea Cain
The Jungle by Clive Cussler
Love You More by Lisa Gardner
The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann
Night Road by Kristin Hannah
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
The School of Night by Louis Bayard
Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler
Sticky Fingers by Nancy Martin
Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman


Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster by Tom Shroder
Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter
The Savage City by T.J. English