I, along with many other librarians, proudly display my Nancy Pearl action figure, complete with shushing action and a stack of books. Nancy Pearl is a legend in the library world and a great role model for young librarians who wish to make a difference. When I was in graduate school, I was lucky enough to have her attend one of my classes to talk about the importance of reader’s advisory in the library. All of us sat entranced as we were watched the most famous personality in librariandom (besides Melvil Dewey).

Yesterday at PLA, Nancy Pearl buzzed about the books that are sure to make a splash in 2010, including The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees, which delves into the imaginary world of the famous author who penned Little Women. Also on the list is Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, about a girl who can taste her mother’s emotions through cake. It promises to be a great read. Plus there’s Justin Cronin’s apocalyptic novel, The Passage, which has been hailed by Stephen King as a captivating must-read.

A complete list of Nancy Pearl PLA 2010 Book Buzz titles can be found in Content Reserve.

Now which 2010 title are you buzzing about?

*Please note that title availability may vary by geographical location.

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