Forget the “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” mnemonic devices and dusty history books. If you want to experience history with dimension and humanity, turn to historical fiction.
The highly anticipated annual Publisher’s Weekly Best Books list gets the full attention of three enthusiastic groups of people:
- Authors, who want their book to be on it
- Readers, who refer to it to discover new books for their must-read list
- Librarians, who use it to develop their collections with high-quality, relevant titles
Well, this year’s list has arrived, and it’s stocked with great books that readers in every community are itching to read.
Did you know that Hitchcock’s epic The Birds was based on a Daphne du Maurier short story? Hollywood loves a good story.
Once you find an author you love, you want to read every book they’ve written. It’s even better than finding that one elusive brand of jeans that fits you perfectly.
By Kara Kugelmeyer
How do you discover your next read? I am always on the lookout for my next read. For me one of life’s sweetest moments is discovering a new title that I am sure will open up a new universe for me.
With thousands of books published each year and no way to read them all… sigh. Finding those trusted sources to recommend my next read is important to me. While there are a host of ways to find that next good book, I the best is to ask the original readers’ advisory service – public librarians.
Readers’ advisory (RA) is both and art and a science and practitioners support all formats: print, large print, eBooks, audio, etc., and of course all genres as well!