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

Wyatt’s World: Short Stories for the Shortest Month

Short stories are a pure form of the writer’s craft. Denied the expansive space of 300-plus pages, writers have to get right to it and pare away all but the most essential text. Recently, several highly acclaimed collections have been published. Make space on your shelves for these gems (two are forthcoming):

  • Stay Awake by Dan Chaon (Ballantine)
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander (Knopf)
  • This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You by Jon McGregor (Bloomsbury)
  • Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Bks.)
  • In-Flight Entertainment by Helen Simpson (Knopf)
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Heather McCormack (hmccormack@mediasourceinc.com, HuisceBeatha on Twitter) is Editor, Book Review for Library Journal.