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Shelf Care, Episode #7: Size (and Format) Matters

There were So Dang Many books discussed in this episode with librarian extraordinaire Robin Bradford, Booklist Audio Editor Heather Booth, and Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman. There’s no time for a proper introduction! Only books!

Here’s what we talked about:

The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory

The Kiss Quotient, by Helen Hoang

A Bollywood Affair, by Sonali Dev

Longarm series of westerns


The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics, by Olivia Waite

A Cowboy to Remember, by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Sweet Talkin’ Lover, by Tracey Livesay

As Good as the First Time, by K. M. Jackson

(K. M. Jackson’s How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days comes out in fall 2021. !!!)

Suzanne Brockmann’s Navy SEALS

Lowdown Dirty, by Holly Trent

Date Me, Bryson Keller, by Kevin van Whye

Grumpy Jake, by Melissa Blue

On Time: A Princely Life in Funk, by Morris Day

Audio award lists

RUSA Listen List

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings

YALSA Amazing Audio

Odyssey Award


Dion Graham

Bahni Turpin

Tessa Netting

Cassandra Morris

January LaVoy

#OwnVoices memoirs narrated by the author

Becoming, by Michelle Obama, read by the author

Shout, by Laurie Halse Anderson, read by the author

Brave Face, by Shaun David Hutchinson, read by the author

Notes from a Young Black Chef, by Kwame Onwuachi and
Joshua David Stein, read by Kwame Onwuachi

Full cast productions

Lovely War, by Julie Berry, read by Allan Corduner and others

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, by Mira Jacob, read by a full cast

Daisy Jones & the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid, read by Jennifer Beals and others

Hey, Kiddo, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, read by the author and others


We Are Grateful: Ostaliheliga, by Traci Sorell, read by Lauren Hummingbird

Song for a Whale, by Lynne Kelly, read by Abigail Revasch

We’re Not from Here, by Geoff Rodkey, read by Dani Martineck

Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams, read by Shvorne Marks

Mango, Abuela, y yo (Mango, Abuela, and Me), by Meg Medina, read by Alisa Amador

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Figuring, by Maria Popova

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster, by Adam Higginbotham

Lost Children Archive, by Valeria Luiselli'

About the Author:

I am the Senior Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach. Holla!

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