This fall, Simon & Schuster became the last of the “Big 5” publishers (joining Penguin/Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins and Hachette) to make ebooks available to libraries. The Seattle Public Library added nearly 3,000 titles from Simon & Schuster and are now available for checkout in OverDrive. Here are the best of the best that Simon and Schuster has to offer.
For classics, you can now catch up with iconic titles from Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Mystery fan? Check out the best of Walter Mosley, Patricia Cornwell and Janet Evanovich. You can also select from the science fiction of Margaret Atwood, the historical fiction of Phillipa Gregory, the western-themed literature of Larry McMurtry and Ivan Doig and the horror of Stephen King.
On the non-fiction side, you can catch up with perennial bestsellers like The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and recent hits such as Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. For history buffs, the weighty tomes of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough are sure to be popular digitally. For true crime, check out Seattle-area author Anne Rule‘s ebooks in the Crime Files series.
For children, check out Newberry winners The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg; Olivia and further books about the irrepressible pig by Ian Falconer; Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising sequence; and the Junior Genius Guides by local author and Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.
The fantasy series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare makes its way to e-readers for the first time, as well as two hugely popular young adult novels – the controversial classic Go Ask Alice by Anonymous and the more recent The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Finally, you can enjoy the works of beloved Seattle young adult author Deb Caletti.
~posted by Frank