LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Summer listening

I've been editing the audio reviews column for the last nine years, and I'm a judge for The Audies® awards competition  for the Audio Publishers Association. This summer I'll be listening to Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts's From the Heart: Seven Rules To Live By, learning how she made it to the top. Other possibilities within earshot for your listening pleasure: neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta's Chasing Life; former CIA director George Tenet’s At the Center of the Storm; hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons’s Do You: 12 Laws To Access the Power in You To Achieve Happiness and Success; Reporter Carl Bernstein’s A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton; Alex Haley’s Roots, available for the first time on audio; CBS roving correspondent Bill Geist’s Way Off the Road; veteran actress Victoria Rowell’s The Women Who Raised Me, about her rise out of the foster-care system; sports author Peter Golenbock’s 7: The Mickey Mantle novel, his first foray into fiction; and best-selling author Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union. Happy listening!