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Beyond the Comfort Zone | Memoir

This month, we have several memoirs on the theme of venturing outside one’s comfort zone. Take for … [Continue Reading]

More 2017 Books Worth Your While | The Readers’ Shelf

What do book award chairs read during their off time? Below, the members of the American Library … [Continue Reading]

Degenerates, Royals, Monsters, and the Zerelli Sisters | What We’re Reading & Watching

It’s been a busy post-Thanksgiving, post–Best Books season here at WWR/WWW land. After a bit of … [Continue Reading]

Bec & Co., D’Salete, Findakly/Trondheim, Longino & Others, Santos, Starks, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

comics’ cultural impact As comics slide more and more into the mainstream, publishers have … [Continue Reading]

Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

For many readers, the fantasy genre conjures images of kings and queens, knights on horses, dragons, … [Continue Reading]

Worldwide Pearls: Ten Top Titles for Winter Reading

Bodrožic´, Ivana. The Hotel Tito. Seven Stories. Nov. 2017. 176p. tr. from Croatian by Ellen … [Continue Reading]

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Lecture To Be Published

On December 7, Kazuo Ishiguro delivered the 2017 Nobel Lecture in Literature while in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Prize. On December 12, Knopf will publish his lecture, titled My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs (64p. ISBN 9780525654957. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525654964). In the lecture he says, “So here I am, a man in my […]

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.

LJ Talks to Mira T. Lee | Debut Spotlight

In Mira Lee’s first novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, the author calls on characters from her short stories, filling out the lives of sisters Miranda and Lucia. Here, Lee discusses crafting these women, her own sibling experiences, and more.

Asian History, December 2017 | Best Sellers

February 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

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RA Back Pocket: Genre Fiction | Wyatt’s World

It’s been a good year for genre fiction, with notable series continuing strong and new titles breaking through and captivating readers. Highlighting the work of key authors, these five sure bets will serve readers’ advisory librarians for a long time to come.

New Bestsellers & the Best Comics of 2017 | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers are listed and Entertainment Weekly picks the Best Comics of the Year.

E-Originals from Colly, Hassell, and Sebastian, plus a Yuletide Trio | Xpress Reviews

These three Christmas stories of love and family will get readers into the holiday spirit; the gothic atmosphere of the “Cities Below” world carries the weight; Hassell is proving to be a go-to name for realistic M/M romances; Sebastian provides yet another sizzling romance with a robust plot

Graphic Novels from Bates & Co., Brantz, Johnston, and Wagner & Others | Xpress Reviews

Any theoretical physics geek, sf fan, or solid space yarn aficionado will enjoy this tightly rendered tale; for lovers of Gemma Correll’s Instagram feed more; fans of the highest virtuosity in cartooning will relish this deluxe introduction to the Pattersons; for mature lovers of horror, grave tales, and quality artistic craftsmanship

Nonfiction: Baby Food, Culture Travel, Assimilation, Jurgen Klopp, Slave Trade, Hoops, Women Skiers | Xpress Reviews

An appealing how-to manual for creating your own baby food; for travelers looking for a trek that’s different; a fascinating book on assimilation; appeal only to dedicated Bundesliga and/or Liverpool fans; a useful book for academic collections wanting an insider’s take on slave trading; an original work that captures the spirit of basketball; a comprehensive account of the ski team

January 2018 LibraryReads

Get ready to step into another world with the January LibraryReads list. Dynamic duo Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen offer a new and chilling psychological thriller; continue the journey with iconic heroine Louisa Clark in New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes’s novel Still Me; and travel to a fantasy world where the fate of a […]

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New Bestsellers & the Best Comics of 2017 | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers are listed and Entertainment Weekly picks the Best Comics of the Year.

Changes at the NYT | Book Pulse

The New York Timeshires its new nonfiction book editor, and several new nonfiction titles are reviewed.

Beyond the Comfort Zone | Memoir

This month, we review four memoirs that travel beyond the authors’ comfort zones.

More Best of the Year | Book Pulse

More best of the year picks arrive and Hannah Kent’s debut novel is set to become a movie.

Book the Golden Globes | Book Pulse

The Golden Globes celebrate books as well as film and TV and a breakout short story published in The New Yorker has a lot of people talking.

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Readers’ Advisory

RA Back Pocket: Genre Fiction | Wyatt’s World

It’s been a good year for genre fiction, with notable series continuing strong and new titles breaking through and captivating readers. Highlighting the work of key authors, these five sure bets will serve readers’ advisory librarians for a long time to come.

New Bestsellers & the Best Comics of 2017 | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers are listed and Entertainment Weekly picks the Best Comics of the Year.

Changes at the NYT | Book Pulse

The New York Timeshires its new nonfiction book editor, and several new nonfiction titles are reviewed.

More Best of the Year | Book Pulse

More best of the year picks arrive and Hannah Kent’s debut novel is set to become a movie.

More 2017 Books Worth Your While | The Readers’ Shelf

What do book award chairs read during their off time? Below, the members of the American Library Association’s CODES awards share some personal favorites.

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