Archive for November, 2023

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

LibraryThing’s 10th Annual Holiday Card Exchange

The 10th annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange is here!

Here’s how it works:

  • Mail a holiday card to a random LibraryThing member. You can send up to 10 cards!
  • Choose a handmade or store bought card. Add a special note to personalize it.
  • You’ll get the same number of cards in return from other fellow LibraryThing members.
  • In order for cards to be delivered correctly to you, you must include your real name in the address box when signing up: use whatever matches your mailbox. (Only your matches and LibraryThing staff can see your address.)

» Sign up for the LibrayThing Holiday Card Exchange now

Sign-ups for the Card Exchange close Tuesday, December 5 at 12:00pm Eastern (17:00 GMT). We’ll inform you of your matches within an hour or so after we close. Send your cards out soon after.

Questions? Join the discussion on Talk.

Labels: card exchange, event, holiday

Monday, November 27th, 2023

LibraryThing’s Holiday Store is Live


It’s Cyber Monday, which means the release of the annual LibraryThing Holiday Store! We have an amazing lineup this year, with 9 brand new listings just added this morning, and—even better—they’re all on sale through Epiphany1! Come and stock up on all of your favorite bookish gifts for the holidays.

Enjoy major discounts2 on everything in the LibraryThing Store, including:

  • CueCat scanners and barcode labels for $5
  • Gorgeous enamel pins, including our new Talpa pins, for $3 apiece
  • An assortment of stickers from $1, including our brand new Litsy, Talpa, and TinyCat stickers, and brand new holographic LibraryThing and TinyCat stickers for $2
  • And more!

We’re also very excited to release our first-ever holiday bundles! Select your favorite bundle—the LibraryThing Love Bundle, Pin Bundle, and/or Sticker Bundle—and make the most out of our deals with a little extra bling for gifting to your loved ones.

Shop the Holiday Store now through January 6:

1 Epiphany is also known as Little Christmas, the night before Orthodox Christmas or the day after the Twelfth day of Christmas—twelve LibraryThing pins would make the perfect gifts for your loved one, would they not?

2 Prices do not include cost of shipping. Shipping is included on Store pages.

Labels: holiday, sale

Monday, November 20th, 2023

TinyCat’s November Library of the Month: Centre A

TinyCat’s November Library of the Month features a unique art gallery in Canada, Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. The Centre’s Interim Artistic Director Diane Hau Yu Wong was kind enough to field my questions this month. Here are her thoughtful replies about their work:

Who are you, and what is your mission—your “raison d’être”? 

Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a leading public art gallery currently situated in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. It is a registered charity and the only public art gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Asian and Asian-diasporic perspectives since 1999.

Centre A is committed to providing a platform for engaging diverse communities through public access to the arts, creating mentorship opportunities for emerging artists and arts professionals, and stimulating critical dialogue through provocative exhibitions and innovative public programs that complicate understandings of migrant experiences and diasporic communities.

The reading room and library at Centre A (pictured left) began in 1999 with contributions from artists, researchers, and curators both locally in Vancouver and internationally. The reading room emerged out of the need to collect a body of literature on Asian art practices, and by extension creating transnational ties with international arts communities. Past curators at Centre A have made significant contributions in collecting publications that reflect and engage in conversations concerning contemporary Asian and Asian diasporic art practices, and the artistic relationships between North America and Asia.

Centre A’s reading room includes the Fraser Finlayson Collection of rare books on Classical Chinese and Japanese Art with publications dating back to the late 19th century. Included in the reading room are also recent publications that have been donated by galleries, artists and artists collectives, and curators. In addition, we house monographs, artist ephemera, exhibition catalogues, art criticism writings, and artist’s books that have contributed to the diverse livelihood and possibilities of the reading room as a site of cultural production. Some publications in the reading room include books by Ai Weiwei, Santiago Bose, Yayoi Kusama, Mona Hatoum, Reena Saimi Kallat, as well as other notable artists.

Tell us some other interesting things about how your library supports the community.

Centre A activate our library space through a number of public programs, for example in 2022 we hosted our inaugural Art Writing Mentorship where we provided 8 Asian-Canadian youths the opportunity to learn from established writers, editors, artists, and curators in a professional setting, while receiving exclusive networking opportunities, mentorship, supervision, and feedback on their writing. We also participate in Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon every year, often including resources from our library. As part of the A+F, we also host workshops and reading groups, panel discussions, and artist talks. 

We also welcome community members to come visit the library and encourage students to spend time in the space during our opening hours.

That’s quite a rich array of offerings, I’m guessing your collection reflects much of the same quality. Do you have any particular favorites in your collection?

My personal favourite item in our collection is an exhibition catalogue from the Vancouver Art Gallery titled The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture. I do research on the potentiality of different iterations of futurisms, including Asian Futurism, Afrofuturism, Indigenous Futurism, and more. Discussion of cyborgs is very prominent in Asian Futurism and The Uncanny is a very important text in that research.

What’s a particular challenge your library experiences?

At the moment, we do not have a system or staff capacity that allows us to lend out books; I would like to change that in the next 5 years.

What’s your favorite thing about TinyCat, and what’s something you’d love to see implemented/developed?

My favorite thing about TinyCat is how easy it is to use! It creates a system in which we can easily manage our wide range of books on Asian and Asian diasporic art and make it easily accessible for our audience. Keep up the good work!

Want to learn more about Centre A?

Visit Centre A’s Reading Room page at and explore their full TinyCat collection here.

To read up on TinyCat’s previous Libraries of the Month, visit the TinyCat Post archive here.

Want to be considered for TinyCat’s Library of the Month? Send us a Tweet @TinyCat_lib or email Kristi at

Labels: libraries, Library of the Month, TinyCat

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

An Interview with Liam Graham

LibraryThing is pleased to sit down this month with economist, philosopher and physicist Liam Graham, an active member on our site—find him at thalassa_thalassa—since 2012. After earning a BA in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge and an MA in Social and Political Thought at the University of Warwick, he completed a PhD in Economics at Birkbeck College, London, going on to spend most of the next fifteen years teaching in the economics department of University College London. Leaving academia in 2018, he has returned to his first love, attempting to answer a question that has been with him since his teenage years: do we need more than physics to understand the world? His research in this area has resulted in the publication of his debut book, Molecular Storms: The Physics of Stars, Cells and the Origin of Life, released this month by Springer International.

OK, let’s start at the beginning. No, not the Big Bang, the beginning of your book! What exactly is a molecular storm, and how can an understanding of how it works aid us in considering larger questions about the nature of time, and our place in the universe?

This story starts right down at the bottom, where the small molecules that make up gases and liquids are in constant motion. To larger objects, this motion is a ferocious bombardment made up of trillions of impacts per second. Scaled up to human dimensions, it would be like a 40,000km/h wind blowing from constantly changing directions. This is the molecular storm. It drives pretty much everything that happens at a molecular level: chemical reactions; flows from hot to cold; winds blowing from high pressure to low pressure; the vortex in your bathtub; what goes on in living cells and hence what goes on inside you.

To understand the wider implications, let’s take a system where the storm isn’t important. To do so, we need to step out of our everyday experience, which is a sign in itself of how dominant the storm is. So tune your ear to the music of the spheres and picture planets orbiting a star. Now, if someone played you a video of the solar system, you wouldn’t be able to tell whether it was running forwards or backwards. In either direction, you would see the planets calmly pursuing their elliptical orbits. In other words, you wouldn’t be able to tell whether the film showed past moving toward future or future to past. In this idealised world, there is no arrow of time.

Then turn to a system driven by the storm, such as a gas expanding as a tap is opened or our old friend Humpty Dumpty. If you saw a video of these, you could immediately tell whether it was running backwards or forwards. Gases do not spontaneously contract and pour themselves into a tap. The molecules that make up the ground do not conspire in their movements to make Humpty Dumpty leap up and put himself together again. The arrow of time is a result of the molecular storm.

The study of the molecular storm is called thermodynamics. Everyone I spoke to, whether specialists or non-specialists, said this term is so intimidating that I should keep it off the cover of the book. I took the advice, but one of my aims is to show that in fact thermodynamics is by far the most useful part of physics.

There is some discussion on how many laws of thermodynamics there are, but the poet Allen Ginsberg summarised three of them as “you can’t win, you always lose, you can’t leave the game” (though he apparently lifted this from earlier sources). The second law says that disorder always increases: “you always lose”. It was described by one eminent physicist as the supreme law of nature and it can seem like the organising principle of the universe. But the second law itself is a result of the molecular storm.

Let’s turn to humanity’s place in nature. If you throw a pair of dice for long enough, you’ll see every possible outcome. In the same way, the endless bombardment of the storm constantly shakes systems up and so drives them to explore the possibilities open to them. For reasons that are poorly understood, this seems to mean that systems settle into states which dissipate energy at faster and faster rates. Stars dissipate energy faster than the dust clouds from which they formed. Planets dissipate energy faster than stars. Life is the most recent of these states. A back of the envelope calculation shows that per kilogram a human dissipates 7000 times as much energy as the sun. The one-kilogram laptop I am using to write this dissipates 30 times more energy than a kilogram of me.

This suggests a radically materialist meaning of life. While we talk of evolution and survival of the fittest, progress and technological development, free will or consciousness, these are all just metaphors. The underlying process is simply a random search – driven by the storm – for systems which dissipate energy at faster rates. We are its latest product. If you find this bleak, read Sartre and you’ll see that instead it is liberating.

In the introduction to your book you discuss randomness on the molecular level, and the way in which molecular movement seeks patterns and creates what is, to the human eye, order. Is this contradictory? How can randomness create order?

To start off, we’ve got to be careful with the terminology. Our intuitive ideas of order are, like our intuitive ideas about everything, poor approximations to the physics. The formal concept is entropy, but I can’t go into that in depth here. Instead, I’ll carry on using “order” and “disorder”, but in scare quotes.

The second law tells us you can create “order” in one system as long as you create more “disorder” elsewhere. It’s not so much “you always lose” but “the universe always loses; you can win at its expense”. How does this happen, how does randomness create “order”? The key point is that the storm drives systems to explore the possibilities open to them. Sometimes the system will stumble over an “ordered” structure which is stable. Let’s look at some examples.

Soon after the Big Bang, the universe was a roughly uniform cloud of radiation and particles. This looks to a human eye like a state of maximum “disorder”. Yet now the universe is full of “order” everywhere from galaxies to stars to solar systems to planets to the myriad of structures on planetary surfaces (including you). The change from initial to current state is driven by the molecular storm, along with much interesting physics along the way. However, the move from “disorder’ to “order” is only apparent. Gravity – which our intuition is definitely not built to understand – means that clumped matter is actually more “disordered” than diffuse matter. The “disorder” of the universe as a whole has constantly increased since its beginning.

As another example, let’s think about how evolution might kick off. Take a bunch of chemicals being constantly driven by the storm to explore different reactions. If one of these reactions gives a molecule that can reproduce itself, it will come to dominate the mix as it outcompetes other reactions. Then another storm-driven random change might lead to a molecule that reproduces faster, more reliably or using a wider range of components and this will outcompete the original one. More random changes will lead to further improvements. The rest, as they say, is history. Random changes driven by the storm lead ultimately to life.

Finally, remember the story of Sisyphus doomed to forever push a boulder up a hill (I’ve borrowed this analogy from Life’s Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann, also on LibraryThing as yapete). If we reduced him to a small enough scale, the molecular storm would push his nano-boulder sometimes up and sometimes down the hill. All Sisyphus then has to do is to wait until there is a random push upwards and slip a wedge under the boulder to stop it rolling back. Then he waits until another impact pushes the boulder upwards and again moves the wedge. If he continues doing this, the boulder will roll up the hill powered by the storm. All Sisyphus has to do is select the impacts that push the boulder upwards – most of the physical effort is taken out of his punishment. Directional, “ordered” motion is driven by random impacts. It turns out that some of the most important processes in living cells rely on an analogous method of selecting fluctuations from the storm.

All of these examples create “order” at the expense of “disorder” elsewhere: as a star forms, it increases disorder in the surrounding cloud of dust; as chemical evolution starts, disorder is increased in the environment and Sisyphus increases disorder via the information processing necessary to work out when to move the ratchet. These processes – and everything driven by the storm – hasten the universe towards its final state of maximum “disorder”.

In your career as an economist, your focus has been on macroeconomics, and the mathematical study of complex systems. What insights has your economic work provided in the scientific field, and vice versa?

The main thing I learnt is how fundamentally different the two fields are. A basic requirement for science is the possibility of repeated experiments. We can let an apple drop from a tree again and again. To understand its motion, we can vary its weight, the wind speed or the density of the air. We can even make an “apple” of antimatter and see whether it falls up or down.

Macroeconomics is very different. There is effectively no possibility of experiments. I’d have loved to be able to phone up a friend at the Bank of England and ask them to hike interest rates to 20% to create an almighty recession and help calibrate my model. Thankfully, I couldn’t. But even if I could, it wouldn’t tell me much since the structure of the economy and the policy framework are constantly changing. The same change in policy might have a very different effect 20 years ago or 20 years hence. This means that natural experiments are not much use either: the high inflation of the 1970s has little directly to tell us about the high inflation of today. Macroeconomists are faced with a sequence of one-offs rather than the repeated experiments which are a precondition for scientific

What’s worse is that macroeconomic data is extremely limited. There’s not even a century of good quality data and it is often only measured once every quarter, giving at most 400 data points. By contrast, in 2018 the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva generated over a thousand trillion data points. It’s hard to do good science with small datasets.

But that’s not all. Atoms just go about doing their atomic thing governed by laws unchanging across time or space. But the economy is made up of the decisions of people. And people change the way they make decision depending on what’s happening in the economy. So the one-off nature of the economy penetrates to the heart of the decisions which constitutes it. This is a fascinating area which I started to work on before deciding it was far too difficult.

Your book attempts to answer some deep and longstanding philosophical questions, questions that humanity has grappled with for ages, using physics. Are there philosophical questions science can’t answer, and if so, what are they?

Scientific explanations are only descriptions of the world. If you take a child’s approach of responding “Why?” to every answer, at some point a scientist will have to say, “I don’t know” or “If it wasn’t this way, there’d be no possibility of creatures with the capacity to ask why”. From then on, metaphysics takes over.

Philosophy gets left with the unanswerable questions. For the last few hundred years, science has been reducing the scope of such questions, but some will always remain. Why is there something rather than nothing? Why this set of elementary particles? Why four forces? Why these values for the fundamental constants? Physics particularly struggles with these questions because there is no possibility of repeated experiments. As far as we are concerned, the universe is a one-off and will remain so. Even if our universe is one of many, we are unlikely ever to be able to observe the others. Of course, it may be that the answers to some of these questions will drop out of the maths of some future theory. But then you would still be left with the fascinating question of why maths describes the physical world.

As a long-time LibraryThing member—profile page: thalassa_thalassa—tell us a little bit about how you use the site, and what you particularly enjoy about it.

Rarely a day goes by when I don’t visit the site several times. I use it to organise my library and my research with an ever-growing set of tags. When I finish a book I record the date straight away and usually write a few sentences with my impressions (if I didn’t, I’d forget what I read last week). Deciding what to read next is a constant challenge and I have a long wishlist and another tangle of tags to help. For the past decade or so, I’ve bought mostly ebooks and I use LibraryThing to keep track of them. I dream of (and one day might write) an extension which would allow me to click on a title in LibraryThing and open the ebook from the cloud.

I love glancing through other people’s libraries. From time to time, I message users to ask them for recommendations and this has led to some fascinating exchanges. And I do like all the data, though I’ve stopped looking at the author-by-gender chart as it is going to take me decades to make the balance more reasonable.

Intellectually, the most intense year of my life was my MSc in Philosophy. Imagine spending a year working through the Western philosophical tradition from Plato to the 20th century, reading a couple of texts a week, in discussion with a passionate and engaged teacher. This teacher was the philosopher Gillian Rose. I created her Legacy Library on LibraryThing as an act of remembrance and my book is dedicated to her.

Tell us about your library. What’s on your own shelves?

It’s a bit of a mix, really, reflecting the ebbs and flows of my interests over the years. Reading literary fiction is necessary for my sanity and I’m not averse to the odd scifi novel from time to time, though I get unreasonably annoyed when an author plays fast and loose with the science. The thing that never ceases to delight me is the way novels come along and do something entirely, erm, novel. This doesn’t happen often but when it does I treasure it. From the last couple of decades I’d list The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq; A Girl’s Story by Annie Ernaux, Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman; Phone by Will Self; Orfeo by Richard Powers and Cher Connard by Virginie Despentes.

What have you been reading lately, and what would you recommend to other readers?

Over the past few months, I’ve been reading mainly physics while preparing the proposal for my second book. In between, novels I’ve particularly enjoyed are An Impossible Love by Christine Angot; My Husband by Maud Ventura and The Course of Love by Alain de Boton. I’m also re-reading Zola’s 20 volume Rougon-Macquart series, in order this time. There’s nothing quite like the gritty realism of his depictions of 19th century life; Dickens is prissy by comparison. And the plots are often so gripping that I find myself skipping descriptive passages to get back to the action. My favourites so far are L’Assommoir and The Bright Side of Life. It was all going well but now, with 6 still to go, I’m a bit bogged down. It may take the right kick from the molecular storm to get me going again.

Labels: author interview, interview

Monday, November 6th, 2023

SantaThing 2023: Bookish Secret Santa!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Seventeenth Annual SantaThing is here at last!

This year we’re once again focusing on indie bookstores. You can still order Kindle ebooks, we have Kenny’s and Blackwell’s for international orders, and also stores local to Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.

What is SantaThing?

SantaThing is “Secret Santa” for LibraryThing and Litsy members.

How it Works

You pay $15–$50 and pick your favorite bookseller. We match you with a participant, and you play Santa by selecting books for them. Another Santa does the same for you, in secret. LibraryThing does the ordering, and you get the joy of giving AND receiving books!

SantaThing is a joint effort between LibraryThing and Litsy. When signing up, you can opt to give and receive from members of only one community or the other, or either.

Sign up once or thrice, for yourself or someone else.

Even if you don’t want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on an existing SantaThing profile to leave a suggestion.

Every year, LibraryThing members give generously to each other through SantaThing. If you’d like to donate an entry, or want to participate, but it’s just not in the budget this year, be sure to check out our Donations Thread here, run once again by our fantastic volunteer member, mellymel1713278.

Important Dates

Sign-ups close MONDAY, November 27th at 12pm EST. By the next day, we’ll notify you via profile comment who your Santee is, and you can start picking books.

You’ll then have a week to pick your books, until MONDAY, December 4th at 12pm EST (16:00 GMT). As soon as the picking ends, the ordering begins, and we’ll get all the books out to you as soon as we can.

» Go sign up to become a Secret Santa now!

Supporting Indie Bookstores

To support indie bookstores we’re teaming up with independent bookstores from around the country to deliver your SantaThing picks, including BookPeople in Austin, TX, Longfellow Books in Portland, ME, and Powell’s Books in Portland, OR.

And after last year’s success, we’re bringing back the following foreign retail partners: Readings for our Australian participants, Time Out Books for the Kiwi participants, and Kennys for our Irish friends.

And since Book Depository has closed, this year we’re offering international deliveries through Kennys and Blackwell’s.

Kindle options are available to all members, regardless of location. To receive Kindle ebooks, your Kindle must be registered on (not, .ca, etc.). See more information about all the stores.


Some of our booksellers are able to offer free shipping, and some are not. Depending on your bookseller of choice, you may receive $6 less in books, to cover shipping costs. You can find details about shipping costs and holiday ordering deadlines for each of our booksellers here on the SantaThing Help page.
» Go sign up now!

Questions? Comments?

This is our SEVENTEENTH year of SantaThing. See the SantaThing Help page further details and FAQ.
Feel free to ask your questions over on this Talk topic, or you can contact Kate directly at
Happy SantaThinging!

Labels: santathing, Uncategorized

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

November 2023 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the November 2023 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 207 books this month, and a grand total of 4,309 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, November 27th at 6PM EST.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Poland and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

The Irish MatchmakerThe Seafarer's SecretTime Travel for Fun and ProphetWe're Going Home: A True Story of Life and DeathThe Spirituality of Dreaming: Unlocking the Wisdom of Our Sleeping SelvesSouth of Sepharad: The 1492 Jewish Expulsion from SpainGreen Mountain AcademyMr. Jimmy from Around the WaySpit and PolishI'm Going to Be a PrincessFatal WitnessSunrise and the Real WorldJust up the Road: A Year Discovering People, Places, and What Comes Next in the Pine Tree StateOf Starlight and MidnightBilly and the Giant AdventureThe Denim Diaries: A MemoirDracula Beyond Stoker Issue 3: The Bloofer LadyPut It on Record: A Memoir-ArchiveGreensideMy Big Fantastic FamilyTributaries: Essays from Woods and WatersThe Plantastic CookbookTrue Crime Trivia 2: Test Your Knowledge of Serial Killers, Cults, Cold Cases, Mysteries, Organized Crimes & More with 300 Chilling & Fascinating Quiz QuestionsA Change in Destiny: Dark ChoicesSuper Natural Family International Cookbook: A Healthy and Playful Global Recipe CollectionDonut Feel Bad About Being SadLittle Things, Complex MattersHouse of Fat Man: Rules in the Golden TriangleEverything Starts from Prayer: Mother Teresa's Meditations on Spiritual Life for People of All FaithsEmbers in the London SkyThe Road To Second ChanceThe Judas Tree - Book 1Champions of the FoxJosie, Johnnie and Rosie and the Ocean Rescue!Sound Switch WonderThe Splish-Splash Puddle Dance!Notes from the Porch: Tiny True Stories to Make You Feel Better about the WorldThe Hampton House MysteryMurtaghThe Ultimate True Crime Trivia Book: A Compilation of Fascinating Facts & Disturbing Details About Infamous Serial Killers, Mysteries, Cold Cases & Everything In BetweenThe Music: New and Selected Poems, 1973-2023Tender HeadedAn Artist Among the Wind Horses of MongoliaMusic Head: A Memoir of PurposeSnapshots of a Life: EssaysPainting the Grand Homes of California's Central ValleyThe Gift Sensitivity: The Extraordinary Power of Emotional Engagement in Life and WorkSpark and TetherHeavy OceansDrag Racing's Rebels: How the AHRA Changed Quarter-Mile CompetitionThe Spartan ChroniclesOur Global Lingua Franca: An Educator’s Guide to Spreading English Where EFL Doesn’t WorkESPionage: Regime ChangeThe Infinite Loop / El Lazo InfinitoPrincess Rouran and the Dragon Chariot of 10,000 SagesChocolate & Wine Cookbook & Party Guide: Your Complete Guide To Chocolate Delights, Decorations, and DestinationsThe Greatest ThingA Change of ReignBlood of GodsThe Foxhole Victory TourUp from Dust: Martha's StoryA Season of HarvestCold ThreatSecrets, Lies and Seagull Cries: Wath Mill AllotmentsLost SoulsTrue or False Mazes: HalloweenTrue or False Mazes: Two Exits - Only One Exit Is RealLeaving Bacon Behind: A How-to Guide to Jewish ConversionCrushThe Christmas DilemmaiPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max: The Complete Photography GuideHollowPolyphemusThe Gardens of ByzantiumThe Wrong Way HomeTrue Crime Trivia 2: Test Your Knowledge of Serial Killers, Cults, Cold Cases, Mysteries, Organized Crimes & More with 300 Chilling & Fascinating Quiz QuestionsThe Butterfly That Learnt to FlyBeautiful Little FuriesThe King's FeatherNo More Happy Endings: Eight Short StoriesThe Pied Pipers Be BraveKevin Wilks and the Mirror of SoulsSolarpunk CreaturesSchool Improvement Planning Made Easy: An AI Guide for School Leaders and Subject LeadersThe Trade Detective Investigating How to Make Money Online and Live WealthyStrange and Twisted ThingsHow to DanceHollywood HustleBad Girls Break BridgesPractice Tests for the Digital SAT (2024)Digital SAT Reading and Writing Practice Questions (2024)Digital SAT Math Practice Questions (2024)It Hurts Every TimeIn Search of the Lambs and Other StoriesAtom Bomb BabyRise and Shine Little Man: Memories of a Seaside ChildhoodBoxes of Time: StoriesThe Trade Detective Investigating How to Day Trade For A LivingPaper & FeathersSelf-Help Simplified!: Insights on Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Help BooksNights RainbowThe Philistine SolutionA Prisoner's LoveThe Chinitz Zion Haggadah: How to Teach the Love of Israel at Your Seder: A Traditional Haggadah with Modern InterpretationThe Condor's RiddleCrude DeceptionEverything Slows Down: My Hidden Life with Depression: How I Survived, What I LearnedUncertain LuckHave It AllCurtains on A Christmas CarolClassic Short Stories by Trailblazing WomenPacific StateHow to Find A Job: 30 Day PlanMindfireThe Wall Pilates Workout Book For Women: 28 Day Challenge Exercises For Weight Loss, Better Posture, Flexibility, Strength, and BalanceThe Morgan Film: A JFK Assassination StoryGrasslandsThe Scream: Poems from the Outside and from Within, 2013-2023Dragon ClassWalking the White Horses: Wiltshire's White Horse Trail on FootDouble Dead MagicProvidencePlanetary Civilization: Why capitalism will never be sustainableShattered RemnantsChallenge AccceptedThe Eternal ExperimentsThe Lazarus KeyFoxholesThe Sea Something...Whispers of the PastThe Journeyer and the Pilgrimage for the Origin of MagicAlice Ravenwood and the Tomb of Saint GeorgeThe Painter's LegacyA Mirror for The Blind: Reflections of a Digital SeoulThe Long NightThat DayMicro Authority: How to Accelerate Your Distinction in a Croweded Market in the Era of SpeedSun & ShadowSeed of VexSpiked: Here's to RevengeSun of the Father: A Story of Awakening to the Light WithinBeware the GrumbleForever HumanInside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short StoriesDark LatitudeThe Harder They FallFifteen Minutes: Bamboozled in BuffaloHow To Recognize a Soulmate: Your Guide to Soul Level AlignmentHunter to Hunted: Surviving Hitler's Wolf Packs: Diaries of a Merchant Navy Radio Officer, 1939-45Song of SpheresShelby and the First RideShelby's Horse-Filled SummerFigures Crossing the Field Towards the GroupStick Taps: An Ode to Hockey's Heartbeats and HeroesTwo Players, One Family: How Gaming Unites UsThe Balance Point: Charting America's Fiscal RenaissancePiglet to Bacon: Unmasking Male ChauvinismToxic Feminism: Understanding the Root CausesToxic Misandry: A Deep Dive into DiscriminationTimeless Treasures: A Voyage Through European BeadscapesFrom Dad Bods to Ab Gods: The Hilarious Truth About Male Beautification in the Age of InstagramChristmas CupidTwilight Twists: Boomers' Belly Laughs & BeyondThe Green Beer Diaries: St. Patrick, Leprechauns, and a Whole Lot of HopsThe Toadacious Tales of the MeadowRoots and Branches: Your Starter Guide to Becoming a Family History DetectiveLondon LabyrinthsFrom Man Caves to Man-Buns: Your Unofficial Guide to Understanding the SpeciesClucked: A Quirky Nautical Tale of Adventure, Misadventure, and Justice ServedDublin City MorgueTrust the TerrierA Clove NecklaceHow to Write a Book: Taking the Plunge into Non-Fiction and Conquering Your New Writer Fears and DoubtsBlackie’s Surprise VisitWild Bolts ElectricEnchanted by the Enigmatic DukePersonal Finance for Teens Simplified: 7 Easy-to-Learn Strategies for Conquering Debt, Understanding the Value of Money, and Achieving Financial IndependenceSuccess Planning for High Schooler: Guiding Towards Bright FutureEmo Reality: The Biography of Teenage Borderline Personality DisorderThe Fae ConspiracyThe Fae ConflictAnalyzing the PrescottsIn the Shadow of the LuminariesThe GamblerThe Liar100 Walls to Be Broken: How to Break the Limits of Your Mind and Your HeartFlourishing Love: A Secular Guide to Lasting Intimate RelationshipsCosmic Egg IncMarlenhBlood for Pearls: The First American GenocideI Have To Let You GoThe Frightful Tales of Louis & LovelyO'shaughnessy Investigations, Inc: The Cases Nobody WantedRivers and CreaksThe Ebon KnightStardust Over the SekrEnglish Grammar: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English with AnswersToo Little, Too Late?Our Global Lingua Franca: An Educator’s Guide to Spreading English Where EFL Doesn’t WorkChildren of HeavenThe Self-Love Proclamation: Self-Love Affirmations That Nurture Confidence and Self-WorthChasing the Sun: A Complete Guide to Spiritual AwakeningTossed in Time: Steering by the Christian Seasons (Expanded Edition)Secrets Gnaw at the FleshTwelve Past MidnightSorceress for HirePerestroika: An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Alcove Press Aquarius Press
Beaufort Books Best Day Books For Young Readers Bethany House
Beyond Class Books BHC Press Brain Lag
Broadleaf Books CarTech Books City Owl Press
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution Crooked Lane Books DarkLit Press
DBS Press Gefen Publishing House Gilded Orange Books
Hawkwood Books History Through Fiction Islandport Press
Kakkle Publications Lerner Publishing Group Lighted Lake Press
Mirror World Publishing Nosy Crow US Perch & Pen Books
Personville Press Petra Books PublishNation
Real Nice Books Revell Revenant Creative Studio
Rootstock Publishing Secant Publishing Somewhat Grumpy Press
True Crime Seven Tundra Books Useful Publishing
Vibrant Publishers Wise Media Group World Weaver Press
ZMT Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER