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

Master Lear, Boyhood, Carrie, Pan’s Labyrinth, 19th-Century Italy | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

American Masters: Norman Lear. 90+ min. dist. by PBS. Oct. 2016. DVD UPC 841887029353. $24.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887029360. $29.99. TV

The man behind sit-com success.

Be Somebody. 88+ min. Joshua Caldwell, dist. by Paramount Home Entertainment. Oct. 2016. DVD UPC NA. $29.99. DRAMA

A pop star eschews the spotlight.

Boyhood. 2 discs. 165+ min. Richard Linklater, dist. by Criterion Collection. Oct. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681431246. $39.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432205. $39.95. DRAMA

The 12-year phenomenon.

carrie-jpg9716Carrie: Collector’s Edition. 2 discs. 98+ min. Brian DePalma, dist. by Shout! Factory. Oct. 2016. Blu-ray $34.93. Rated: R. HORROR

Our favorite teen turns 40.

The Infiltrator. 127+ min. Brad Furman, dist. by Broad Green Pictures. Oct. 2016. DVD UPC 025192335624. $29.99; Blu-ray UPC 025192366901. $34.99. Rated: R. CRIME DRAMA

Drug trafficking with Bryan Cranston.

Pan’s Labyrinth. 2 discs. 119+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Guillermo del Toro, dist. by Criterion Collection. Oct. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681432120. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432113. $39.95. DRAMA

A fantasy through a brutal war.

Short Cuts. 2 discs. 187+ min. Robert Altman, dist. by Criterion Collection. Oct. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681432212. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432151. $39.95. DRAMA

Raymond Carver via 22 characters.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs. 2 discs. 186+ min. In Bergamasque w/English subtitles. Ermanno Olmi, dist. by Criterion Collection. Oct. 2016. DVD ISBN 9781681432199. $29.95; 1-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432182. $39.95. DRAMA

Exploring nature in 19th-century Italy.—Bette-Lee Fox

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Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"

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