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Books: The Top 5 of the Top 5 With your hosts: Kaite Mediatore Stover on Horror Neil Hollands on Fantasy Rebecca Vnuk on Womens Fiction Barry Trott on Crime/Mystery David Wright on Humor PLA 2010
Why the Top 5 of the Top 5? Sometimes, we just need quick answers for patrons who want a good book. Having a brain full of books in different genres makes the RA experience a lot less indimidating! See Public Libraries Article, Jack of All Trades Readers Advisory, Jan/Feb 2010 issue.
Todays Categories Are… Of course, there are any number of genres we could have decided on as the top 5. Its our party, so we say: Fantasy Horror Womens Fic Crime Humor Check in with us at the next PLA to see if weve changed our minds at that time.
OK. Weve lied a little…We really cant shove 125 books at you in 75 minutes…but you can get all the info from us online, we swear. What we can feature today in each genre: –5up-and-comers – 5 trends –Our favorites Handouts have the additional info: –Classics, Must-Know Books
Go to: /pla2010presentation/ For the full and complete powerpoints/booklists!
Blood is the New Black: Horror gets Hip Kaite Mediatore Stover
Up and Comers
Fantasy: Neil Hollands
Up-and-Coming Fantasy Authors
Womens Fiction: Rebecca Vnuk
Up-and-comers in Womens Fiction
Crime: Barry Trott
Up-and-Coming crime fiction writers
David Wright 81 Partly Cloudy Days Per Year 226 Cloudy Days Per Year Unemployment Rate 9.2% Seattle Public Library 9 Cups of Coffee per day
David Wright 81 Partly Cloudy Days Per Year 226 Cloudy Days Per Year Unemployment Rate 9.2% Seattle Public Library 9 Cups of Coffee per day Humor
Mysterious Trends: Speculative Crime Fiction
Womens Fic Trends: Crafty Women
Humorous Womens Fic
Chick Lit Grows Up: Bridget gets married, has a baby, gets widowed…
Trends in Fantasy: Urban /paranormal fantasy
Darker epic fantasy
Young adult fantasy
Horrific Trends: Comic Horror: Dark and dry wit; just add zombie and its funnier and scarier Women as Evil Protagonists: Hell really hath no fury like a woman mildly annoyed with a razor sharp knife and a syringe Your environment is trying to kill you: Cell phones, the family dog, germs, computer games, etc. Bloody fingers in other genres: Cross over into thrillers/mysteries/literary fiction Blood is the new Black: a timeless quality to horror: Everything old is new and scary again