Exciting news! LibraryReads is celebrating the first year of this fantastic program by asking library staff to vote on their favorites from the September 2013 through September 2014 lists. (You may vote even if you’ve never nominated a title, and no Edelweiss account is needed.) All library staff is invited to vote on their 10 favorite titles from the long list of all 120 titles; the top 25 of vote-getters will then move on to the short list, for another round of votes.
The ten top vote-getters will be released on December 1 as the “Favorite of Favorites” list, with the number one favorite—by votes—taking the top place on the list. The “Favorite of Favorites” list will take the place of the traditional December list. (Books publishing in December 2014 and January 2015 are all eligible for the January 2015 list—these nominations are due 11/20.)
A Timeline For the Celebration
Wednesday, October 15:“Favorite of Favorites” longlist votes due
Saturday, November 1:“Favorite of Favorites” shortlist votes due
Monday, December 1:“Favorite of Favorites” list released
♦ Please note: starting with the January 2015 list, the nomination deadline is moving from the 1st day of the month prior to publication to the 20th of the month two months prior to publication. For example, titles for the February 2015 list, featuring titles to be published in February 2015, are due not on January 1 but on December 20.