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: Reading To Remember Adrienne Rich

With the passing of Adrienne Rich (1929‚ 2012) last week, we lost a fierce voice, reflective, adamant, and committed. To celebrate her life, spend some time in the pages of her poems. While her work is gathered in more than 20 collections, these five are essential reading, ranging from her earliest to her latest work and including the volumes for which she won awards. All are published by W. W. Norton.

  • An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988‚ 1991
  • Collected Early Poems: 1950‚ 1970
  • Diving into the Wreck
  • Midnight Salvage
  • Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

To hear Rich read her own work, go here and here.

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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net