Here at the library, we really appreciate a good book title. Whether we are selecting, shelving, weeding or checking them out, we deal with a lot of library items throughout our careers. When you come across a title that you find intriguing, it is hard not to have admiration for its ability to stand out in a very large crowd. This is especially true when it comes to ordering books. While selecting, I scan many lists of books from several sources and have to admit that sometimes it is hard to keep my eyes from glazing over while trying to determine if titles like Algebra I for Dummies are a good fit for the collection.
But thankfully there are exceptions. Here are a number of new and on-order books with titles that might pique your interest as they have mine. While I can’t guarantee they will deliver on the promise of their intriguing titles, they are definitely worth a look. I’ve also taken a page from our Spot-Lit posts and have presented the covers in a slideshow so you can enjoy the titles in all their glory. Simply click on a book cover to view the show. Enjoy!
Unmentionable: the Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate by Peter Wohlleben
The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave
Against Everything: Essays by Mark Greif
Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing by James Weatherall
Star Wars Propaganda : A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo
Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker
Not Dead Yet: the Memoir by Phil Collins
Murder & Mayhem in Seattle by Teresa Nordheim
Grizzlyshark by Ryan Ottley