Before November completely falls away with the last of the autumn leaves, I want to make sure the Pre-Reads are posted. Now that Thanksgiving and, the mayhem that is Black Friday, is behind us here in the United States, we can refocus a little bit and calm down for a few days before the holiday frenzy breaks out in full force. This month I had a rather difficult time narrowing down titles to share with you. All the fiction is highly rated from various sources including but not limited to Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Review, and Amazon. The non-fiction is a bit more evasive, but I managed to find some titles that were actually reviewed, as opposed to just summarized. I made a conscious point to include the requisite Christmas suggestions, since Pre-Reads will not show itself again until after the festivities. Back to my plight of editing book titles; over 60 titles that pertain to the 19th century that were recently published were narrowed to eight per section. EIGHT books, people! Do you understand how tough that is?! I try to make sure different sub-genres are represented. I do not want to show favoritism, especially for books I have not personally read. On that same note, don’t assume just because the book is on the list, that I am dying to read it (although, those titles are certainly on here!) nor even if it is a book I THINK I will love, doesn’t mean I actually will. Don’t be discouraged, every book on here more than one person really, really loved! So that’s promising! Maybe you will love these literary nuggets as well. If you are partial to a particular sub-genre that you do not feel is getting enough representation, please let me know! Culling and selecting books is what I do (hence, that whole Librarian-job-thing). Below I included mysteries, romance, steampunk, holiday fare (naturally), biographies, memoirs, academic, arts and humanities, social science (read: Society), and the peculiar (gotta love those!).
Get ready to be thankful to a whole crop of authors sharing their amazing stories!