Memphis Reads – News and Notes

News and Notes

Two lighthearted links for Valentine’s Day

cure for the common breakup book coverHere are this year’s 20 Literary Valentine’s Day Cards for Bookish Hearts from Book Riot.

Laugh and read your way through Valentine’s Day weekend with In Love with Laughter: 20 Humorous Romance Novels.

Memphis Library’s Resources

Did you know the library catalog has an Available Soon feature to place holds on soon-to-arrive titles?
Click here to view the current Available Soon Just Added list.
The news slider on the home page provides quick access to our Black History Month Online Resources.

In Praise of Libraries

In 2015 a Rare Book Seller sold his most expensive book at a price of almost $200,000, so one can appreciate I Saved $450 by Going to the Library.
Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing by author Karen Slaughter describes how she was inspired to start a foundation to support libraries.

Authors on the Radar

Welcome to Braggsville Book coverPeter James was awarded the 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers Association. His most popular series features Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

T. Geronimo Johnson won The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his second novel, Welcome to Braggsville.

Three Books to Read if you Like The Revenant is dedicated to fans of the feature film in search of an intense novel about survival.