Shelf Care, Episode #2: To Beach Their Own

Booklist burst onto the podcast scene back in February with Shelf Care, a readers’ advisory, collection development, and reference-focused resource for book lovers across the globe. The first episode, sponsored by HarperCollins, turned the lens on podcasts themselves. Now, host Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, is back with another episode—and she’s heading to the beach! To find out what leisure reading means to public librarian Andie Paloutzian and Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman (after all, as Susan says, “there is no one size fits all beach read”), subscribe to Booklist’s Shelf Care on iTunes, Stitcher, or by simply pressing play below.

Episode #2: To Beach Their Own

Show Notes

Let’s get serious about leisure reading, y’all. Beach reads: What are they? What are patrons looking for? Is a blue cover required? These are the questions addressed in this episode. Host Susan Maguire talks to Andie Paloutzian from the New Orleans (LA) Public Library about great summer books for a wide variety of readers and how to promote them. Then she talks to Booklist’s Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman about how she relaxes with a good book (she doesn’t), and something she’s recently read and enjoyed.

Here’s what we talked about:

The Chestnut Man, by Søren Sveistrup (Sept. 2019)

The Lost Man, by Jane Harper

The Ruin, by Dervla McTiernan

The Bus on Thursday, by Shirley Barrett

If Cats Disappeared from The World, by Genki Kawamura

The Lido, by Libby Page

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, by Balli Kaur Jaswal

The Accidental Further Adventures of the 100-Year-Old Man, by Jonas Jonasson

How to Fall In Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush, by Emmy Abrahamson

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, by Casey Cep



About the Author:

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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