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

Prepub Alert, March 14, 2011

This September, Neal Stephenson returns with more cyber-inspired fantasy (Reamde), Mary McGarry Morris puts a young protagonist in danger (Light from a Distant Star), and literary editor Chad Harbach offers a debut novel that’s probably not about baseball (The Art of Fielding). Meanwhile, Paul Bowles takes us to Morocco and beyond (Travels: Collected Writings 1950-1993), Lucette Lagnado travels from Egypt to the New World (The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn), and Tom Ryan takes us hiking (Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship). Lots of good titles in Prepub this issue; also look for National Book Critics Circle awards commentary, now and in the future.

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Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.