Librarians Shout 'n Share Their Show Picks | BookExpo 2018

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Library Journal's popular Librarian Shout 'n Share panel once again took center stage on the final day of BookExpo 2018, held May 30–June 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Shout 'n Sharers (left to right): Wilda Williams (moderator), Stephanie Anderson, Gregg Winsor, Jennifer Hubert Swan, and Shayera Tangri. Photo by Chris Vaccari

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Library Journal's popular Librarian Shout 'n Share panel once again took center stage on the final day of BookExpo 2018, held May 30–June 1 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Occupying the Downtown Stage, one of three main venues for special book and author events, the discussion was moderated by LJ Fiction Editor Wilda Williams and featured a mix of first-time and veteran librarian shouters: Stephanie Anderson, assistant director of selection, BookOps, New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries; Gregg Winsor, reference librarian, Johnson County Library, Overland Park, KS; Jennifer Hubert Swan, middle school librarian and director of library services, Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, NYC; and Shayera Tangri, senior librarian, Porter Ranch Branch Library, CA. As with last year's session, there was surprisingly very little overlap in the discoveries shared by panelists. Home After Dark, author/illustrator David Small's long-awaited follow-up to his 2011 National Book Award finalist Stitches, drew nods from Winsor, Swan, and Williams. Other titles attracting multiple attention included The Real Lolita, Sarah Weinman's investigation of the kidnapping that inspired Vladimir Nabokov's literary masterpiece; Stephen L. Carter's Invisible, which recounts the life of the author's remarkable grandmother, who helped take down 1930s gangster Lucky Luciano; and Sarah McCoy's Marilla of Green Gables, the much anticipated prequel to Lucy Maud Montgomery's Canadian classic, Anne of Green Gables. In 2017, A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window was the Big Book of the show. No such thriller appeared on the horizon this year, but buzz is building for British screenwriter Alex Michaelides's chilling debut The Silent Patient, which will be released in early 2019 by Macmillan's new Celadon Books imprint. The following list includes all titles presented, in roughly the order mentioned, with bold titles indicating those selected by more than one panelist.

Stephanie Anderson, BookOps, NYPL & BPL

Murata, Sayaka. Convenience Store Woman (Grove Atlantic, Jun.) F Farizan, Sara. Here To Stay (Algonquin Young Readers, Sept.) YA Fic Weinman, Sarah. The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World (Ecco: HarperCollins, Sept.) True Crime/Lit Gerald, Casey. There Will Be No Miracles Here (Riverhead, Oct.) Memoir Carter, Stephen L. Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster (Holt, Oct.) Biog Guillory, Jasmine. The Proposal (Berkley, Sept.) Romance Invisible Planets, ed. & tr. from Chinese by Ken Liu (Tor, pap. release Aug.) SF/Short Stories Lal, Ruby. Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan (Norton, Jul.) Hist Chung, Nicole. All You Can Ever Know (Catapult, Oct.) Memoir Brodell, Ria. Butch Heroes (MIT, Sept.) LGBTQ Hist  

Gregg Winsor, Johnson Cty. Lib., Overland Park, KS

Michaelides, Alex. The Silent Patient (Celadon, Jan. 2019) Psychological Thriller Pinborough, Sarah. Cross Her Heart (Morrow, Sept.) Psychological Thriller Ryan, Hank Phillippi. Trust Me. (Forge, Aug.)  Psychological Thriller Small, David. Home After Dark. (Liveright, Sept.) Graphic Novel/Coming of Age Hendrix, Grady. We Sold Our Souls (Quirk, Sept.) Horror Reed, Elliott, A Key to Treehouse Living (Tin House, Sept.) Coming-of-Age Fiction Dalcher, Christine. Vox. (Berkley, Aug.) Dystopian Fiction Walker, Karen Thompson. The Dreamers (Random, Jan. 2019) Literary SF Harvey, Michael. Pulse (HarperCollins, Oct.) Science Thriller Moshfegh, Otessa. My Year of Rest and Relaxation. (Penguin, Jul.) Literary Fiction Suri, Tasha. Empire of Sand (Orbit: Hachette, Nov.) Fantasy

Shayera Tangeri, Porter Ranch Branch Lib., CA

Anderson, Pam. How To Cook Without a Book, Completely Updated and Revised: Recipes and Techniques Every Cook Should Know by Heart (Clarkson Potter: Crown, Aug.) Cooking Dyson, Michael. What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America (St. Martin’s, Jun.) Politics Felix, Antonia. Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life (Sourcebooks, Aug.) Biog Dawson, Delilah S. & Kevin Hearn. Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell (Del Rey, July) Fantasy Kimball, Christopher. Milk Street: Tuesday Nights; More Than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers That Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast (Little, Brown, Oct.) Cooking Lepore, Jill. These Truths: A History of the United States (Norton, Sept.) Hist Loren, Roni. The One You Can't Forget (Sourcebooks Casablanca, Jun.) Romance McCoy, Sarah. Marilla of Green Gables (Morrow, Oct. ) Coming-of-Age Historical/YA Crossover Morgan, Sarah. The Christmas Sisters (HQN: Harlequin, Sept.) Holiday Romance  Novik, Naomi. Spinning Silver (Del Rey: Ballantine, Jul.) Fantasy Gallagher, Cayla. Unicorn Food: Rainbow Treats and Colorful Creations To Enjoy and Admire (Skyhorse, May) Cooking Schlueter, Heather. Cooking with Your Instant Pot® Mini: 100 Quick & Easy Recipes for 3-Quart Models (Sterling Epicure, May) Cooking Yolen, Jane. Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse (Tor.com, Oct.) Fantasy

Jennifer Hubert Swan, Little Red Sch. House & Elisabeth Irwin High Sch., NYC

Brooks, Molly. Sanity and Tallulah (Disney-Hyperion, Oct.) Middle Grade Graphic Novel Reed, Elliot. A Key to Treehouse Living (Tin House, Sept.) Coming-of-Age/YA Crossover Shepard, Megan. Grim Lovelies (HMH Books for Young Readers, Oct.) YA Fantasy Medina, Meg. Merci Suárez Changes Gears (Candlewick, Sept.) Middle Grade Fiction Fresh Ink, ed. by Lamar Giles (Crown Bks for Young Readers Aug.) YA anthology Pessl, Marisha. Neverworld Wake (Delacorte, Jun.) YA Fiction Sarles, Shawn. Campfire (Jimmy Patterson: Little Brown, Jul.) YA Horror Colfer, Eoin & Andrew Donkin (text) & Giovanni Rigano (illus.). Illegal (Sourcebooks, Aug.) Middle Grade Graphic Novel Imani, Blair. Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Writing History (Ten Speed: Crown, Oct.)  Hist Small, David. Home After Dark (Liveright: Norton, Sept.) Graphic Novel/Coming of Age

Wilda Williams, LJ Reviews

Corera, Dan. Operation Columba—The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe (Morrow, Oct.) Hist Mohr, Tim. Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Algonquin, Sept) Hist Dalcher, Christine. Vox (Berkley, Aug.) Dystopian Fiction Hua, Vanessa. River of Stars (Ballantine, Aug.) F Park, Samuel. The Caregiver (S. & S., Sept.) F Carter, Stephen L. Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster (Holt, Oct.) Biog Weinman, Sarah. The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World (Ecco: HarperCollins, Sept.) True Crime/Lit Lewis, Marjorie Herrera. When the Men Were Gone (Morrow, Oct.) Historical Fic McCoy, Sarah. Marilla of Green Gables (Morrow, Oct.) Coming-of-Age Historical/YA Crossover Barbash, Tom. The Dakota Winters. (Ecco: HarperCollins, Dec.) Coming-of-Age Fic Carey, Edward. Little. (Riverhead, Oct.) Literary Historical Fic Parry, Ambrose. The Way of All Flesh (Canongate, Oct.) Historical Mys Mustich, James. 1,000 Books To Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List (Workman, Oct.) Lit

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