I’ve started making readers’ advisory graphics for the library again now that we’re trying to get back into a routine after the move. We’ve also done some rebranding, and I’m going to start making graphics for children and adult titles, in addition to the teen ones I’ve been doing. I’ve also made an easy to use template, so if other staff from youth services or readers’ services wants to make them, it’s easy and they’ll all be consistent.
I’ve been on a bit of a short story kick, so my first one was read-alikes for popular short stories collections.
If you liked Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell, the offbeat and whimsical I am the Executioner: Love Stories by Ralesh Parameswaran might be a hit with you. It’s absurdly delightful, but still has literary flair.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
I am an Executioner: Love Stories by Ralesh Parmeswaran
Both Saunders and Marcus write stories that are witty, but with a literary flair and employ experimental styles.
Tenth of December by George Saunders
Leaving the Sea: Stories by Ben Marcus
Love and loss take center stage in both This is How You Lose Her and If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This.
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
Do you have a favorite short story collection? What would you recommend to readers who enjoyed any of these?