Saturday, December 24, 2016

From EarlyWord

I don't think Nora Rawlinson will mind me sharing this. It's from EarlyWord.com, her site that connects librarians and publishers. Thank you, Nora!

Peer Picks

9780385353540_5d33aOne peer pick arrivesthis week and it is both a LibraryReads and an Indie Next selection, Books for Living, Will Schwalbe (PRH/Knopf; RH Audio/BOT).
“Every book changes your life. So I like to ask: How is this book changing mine?’ Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, focuses on a personal collection of books that changed his life. Each book he selects provides a lesson, a reminder as to how to live his life. Readers will remember favorite books, find new books to try, and lessons to think about. Schwalbe’s book is warm, charming, and very personal. It’s a book for all avid readers.” — Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville, IN
Additional Buzz: Publishers Weekly and Booklist give it starred reviews. Reviewed in this week’s this week’s NYT BR, it is on  a number of best of the month lists including those by BookRiotBustleHarper’s Bazaar, and Real SimpleVanity Fair lists it as one of their “Must-Read Books of the Holiday Season” and Signaturewrites it is “A delicious indulgence to anyone who loves talking about books and listening to others talk about them.” 

2 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Nice coincidence - I picked up my copy of this at the library yesterday!

Lesa said...

Some chapters were better than others, which is why it didn't come in on my top ten list, Jeff. But, I really liked it!