Morning Book Buzz

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Join us for our Morning Book Buzz, happening one Wednesday each month at 11am ET. We’ll chat about the books we’ve been reading, what’s coming soon, and our digital resources available to help librarians and patrons stay connected. Follow along on Twitter using #PRHMorningBuzz. You bring the coffee, we bring the books!

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Please enjoy and share our past episodes. You can also view all our archived episodes on our YouTube channel.

EPISODE #1, April 1, 2020: In our premiere episode, Jen C., Kelly, Elizabeth, and Jen R. discussed the eBooks and audiobooks that can satisfy what your patrons are looking for right now. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #2, April 8, 2020: In episode 2, Chelsea, Maureen, Erica, and Jen. R chatted about titles in popular categories such as Science Fiction & Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Social Justice, and Diverse Reads. We also honored our healthcare workers by highlighting books about the working lives of nurses and doctors. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #3, April 15, 2020In our third episode, Jen C., Kelly, Elizabeth, and Jen R. discussed books in some of the hottest genres right now including Romance, Women’s Fiction, Memoir, Magical Realism, and Cooking Together, and revealed your top picks for books set in libraries and bookstores. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #4, April 22, 2020In episode 4 we celebrated National Library Week and welcomed three incredible guest authors, Rufi Thorpe (The Knockout Queen), Samantha Downing (He Started It), and Ellen Marie Wiseman (The Orphan Collector)! Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #5, April 29, 2020In episode 5, Chelsea, Sydney, Miriam, and Jen R. shared some of their favorite Beach Reads, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Normal People Read-alikes, and revealed which book or audiobook makes you all the happiest! Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #6, May 6, 2020In episode 6, Erica, Jen C., Elizabeth, and Jen R. discussed books in the hottest genres like thrillers, parenting, and short stories, and revealed who you all chose as your favorite moms in literature. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #7, May 13, 2020Jen R., Jen. C, Elizabeth, and Chelsea spoke about some of their favorite yoga and meditation titles, science books, thrillers and mysteries, dark magic reads, and literary fiction. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #8, May 20, 2020: Sydney, Miriam, Erica, and Jen R. discussed the biggest books in gardening, military history, beach reads, cooking, and music. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #9, June 10, 2020: In episode 9, Jen R., Maureen, and Jen C. were joined by Kristen, our colleague at DK Publishing, to share essential antiracist reads, best bets for book clubs, books to celebrate pride month, and must-have kids and adult titles from DK. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #10, July 1, 2020Jen R. and Elizabeth were joined by Vanessa and Emily, our Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books colleagues, to discuss the best summer reads for adults and kids. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #11, July 15, 2020: Kelly, Erica, and Miriam presented titles to help you celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, along with historical fiction, dystopian, and wellness reads. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #12, July 22, 2020: Our Morning Book Buzz Gets Graphic! In this special edition, we hosted panels filled with incredible authors like Laurie Halse Anderson, Carmen Maria Machado, Grady Hendrix, and Matt Lubchansky, and Redbone’s Pat Vegas and his daughter Frankie. Erica, Kelly, and Miriam also discussed some of the hottest upcoming fandom titles that you need to know. Click to access the archived video, a spreadsheet with ISBN information, and the slide deck.

EPISODE #13, July 29, 2020: Jen R., Sydney, and Maureen discussed poetry collections, literary fiction, books by celebrities, titles to celebrate Christmas in July, and more. Click to access the archived video.

EPISODE #14, August 12, 2020: Jen R., Chelsea, and Elizabeth discussed upcoming romance, history, debut, and thriller titles you need to know, and more. Click to access the archived video.

EPISODE #15, August 19, 2020: In this special episode celebrating African American Voices, our colleague Miriam spoke with Rhonda Evans—Asst. Chief Librarian of the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research & Reference at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and featured Kevin Young—Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and poetry editor of The New Yorker. Click to access the archived video.

EPISODE #16, August 26, 2020: Audiobook Edition! Jen R. and Sydney discussed all things audiobooks with award-winning Penguin Random House Audio producers Dan Zitt and Karen Dziekonski. Click to access the archived video.

EPISODE #17, September 2, 2020: Kelly, Jen C., and Erica discussed must-read fiction, memoirs, mysteries and thrillers, and books that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Click to access the archived video.

EPISODE #18, October 7, 2020: Jen R., Elizabeth, and Miriam discussed upcoming fantasy, historical fiction, and self-help books, as well as, reads that celebrate Native American Heritage Month! Click to access the archived video.