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September Galleys

There are two big book “seasons” in library world.  The first being spring when all of the light, airy, summer reads are released.  Then there is fall…better known as “award season.”  This is when all the heavy, literary fiction debuts in hopes of making the book award cut off times.  When looking at galleys, though, you’ve probably already heard about the buzzworthy titles (Nutshell, Dollhouse, Wonder, Gentleman in Moscow) which are now circulating in ARC format to the masses.  It makes it hard to come up with a list of “under the radar” titles for you to check out.  But, I’ve given it my best shot. Continue reading “September Galleys”

August Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  Links direct to the Goodreads page for that particular title.

 

 

Clay Girl by Heather Tucker

 

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Bishop Street by Rene Schultz

Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Pre-Orders & ARCS

Guess what? Ties that Bind is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

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I also have a limited number of ARC versions available (mobi format only) for reviewing purposes.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy, click the contact button on my site and send me a note telling me your favorite real or fictional mafioso.  It’s that simple!  I’ll give them away until they are gone.  Happy Pre-Order Day everyone!

July Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  The publisher has been listed in case you are interested in hard copy proofs and a link is provided to the title’s Goodreads page.

 

July Galley Picks

Poppy by Mary Hooper.  Bloomsbury Children

July Galley Picks

The Saint Louisans by Steven Clark.  Amphorae Publishing

July Galley Picks

Stripped by Piper Lawson.  Publisher unlisted.

July Galley Picks

Overdrive by Dawn Ius.  Simon Pulse.

July Galley Picks

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn.  Berkley Publishing

June Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  The publisher has been listed in case you are interested in hard copy proofs and a link is provided to the title’s Goodreads page.

 

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Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies.  Penguin.
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Generation Chef by Karen Stabiner.  Avery Books
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Demand. by Lisa Renee Jones.  Gallery Books
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Far Afield by Shane Mitchell.  Ten Speed Press.

 

May Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  The publisher has been listed in case you are interested in hard copy proofs and a link is provided to the title’s Goodreads page.

 

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The Graces by Laure Eve.  Macmillan Childrens

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This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills.  Macmillan Childrens

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Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca.  Sky Pony Press

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Deception Island by Brynn Kelly.  Harlequin

 

 

 

April Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  The publisher has been listed in case you are interested in hard copy proofs and a link is provided to the title’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “April Galley Picks”

ARC Galley Proofs: Intro

We librarians are a pretty spoiled bunch as far as reading goes. Our conferences are like a buffet of free books and mail deliveries are frequently filed with little boxes of book goodness from publishers.  Electronic copies of ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) titles are easy to come by and make our book ordering and selection choices so much easier than in the olden days.  It all amounts to helping us do our job the best way we can and getting the right book into the hands of the person that will most love it most.  

 

I admit it’s exciting to get that sought after new release weeks (or sometimes months) before the public can get their hands on it.  It’s like our own little version of pre-release movie screenings or video games beta testing in those industries.  Every ARC, or galley as I usually call them, is a little triumph of success for an author somewhere and I love that about it.  That said, I do not love every galley that crosses my desk or Kindle.  Some just aren’t a good fit for me personally but will do great at my library and others, well, others are perhaps still needing some editorial guidance before heading to print.  

 

This little corner isn’t for in-depth reviews or great summaries (you will surely find those elsewhere on the internet for most of these titles) but for a quick list of ARC titles available that you want to request before you miss out.  Remember – I read across all genres so you may find children’s, YA, Adult fiction, non-fiction or even a rare erotic title thrown in.  Consider yourself warned!

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