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Strange Boys, Vanishing New York, Brollies, and IT | What We’re Reading & Watching  

This time out, the “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang finds a jewel in the slush pile, … [Continue Reading]

Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

This month, we've got a variety of memoirs: two that focus on family and its vicissitudes, and two … [Continue Reading]

Diversity in Gaming | Games, Gamers, & Gaming

My wife and I enjoy playing Guild Wars 2, a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) … [Continue Reading]

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

It is a common misconception that Title IX only relates to women having an equal opportunity to … [Continue Reading]

Books for Thought | The Reader’s Shelf

Some of the best novels are those that get people talking. By introducing a new perspective, … [Continue Reading]

Genre Mashups & Original Retellings | Graphic Novels Reviews

Maybe it’s owing to graphic novels being a hybrid form to begin with—mixing illustration with … [Continue Reading]

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2017 National Book Award Long-Lists Announced

During the week of September 11, the National Book Foundation rolled out its long lists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature, revealing its continuing focus on diverse, of-the-moment books while reminding us how rich publishing can be these days. It’s no surprise to see National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing […]

Louise Erdrich, S.A. Chakraborty, & Elizabeth Berg | November Fiction on Audio

Christmas stories from an sf/f master, Andy Weir’s follow-up to The Martian, and debuts from actor Krysten Ritter and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner

Kurt Andersen’s Fantasyland Probes American Society & Politics

Kurt Andersen’s latest book, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History, investigates the current state of American society, factors leading up to the Trump presidency, and the influence of mass media, past and present.

Chemistry, September 2017 | Best Sellers

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Politics in Prose | Wyatt’s World

We’re just a handful of weeks away from a new round of consequential elections around the world, and with the wounds of 2016 still raw, a fresh wave of books on politics and political concerns hits the shelves. Here are five examples from those with firsthand experience and those who will fuel future elections to come.

Chemistry, September 2017 | Best Sellers

December 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Strange Boys, Vanishing New York, Brollies, and IT | What We’re Reading & Watching  

A jewel in the slush pile, a killer clown, New York’s soul, umbrellas, and some lit for bored and brilliant kids.

Indie Halloween Reads | SELF-esteem

A good Halloween read can mean many things. Some readers are looking for scares that will keep them up at night, while others want to feel the coziness of autumn in a more lighthearted romp. Evil can come in the form of zombies and monsters, or you can root for well-meaning witches and ghosts. LJ’s SELF-e Select runs the gamut for a well-rounded literary experience this October.

2017 National Book Award Long-Lists Announced

During the week of September 11, the National Book Foundation rolled out its long lists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature, revealing its continuing focus on diverse, of-the-moment books while reminding us how rich publishing can be these days. It’s no surprise to see National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing […]

Cooking | Best Sellers, September 2017

From A New Way To Bake and Mighty Salads to King Solomon’s Table and The Pho Cookbook

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Collection Development

Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

Family relationships and Russia’s traumatic history are the subjects of this month’s memoir column.

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time, from grieving the loss of loved ones and overcoming broken relationships to rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Some 240,000 patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, yet, there are very few evidenced-based titles on prostate health published annually. Here are 27 resources to help.

Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

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Readers’ Advisory

Politics in Prose | Wyatt’s World

We’re just a handful of weeks away from a new round of consequential elections around the world, and with the wounds of 2016 still raw, a fresh wave of books on politics and political concerns hits the shelves. Here are five examples from those with firsthand experience and those who will fuel future elections to come.

Two by Two: Doubles, Seconds, and Pairs | Wyatt’s World

Be it the fate of twins, an author’s second novel, braided narratives, or literary twosomes, September brings a number of titles concerned with the concept of two.

Dunkirk: The Battle That Altered History | RA Crossroads

In his storytelling approach to the events, figures, and actions of the start of World War II and the Battle of Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, Korda pulls readers in with a mix of history and his own family’s experience of war.

Tie-Ins: To Buy and DIY | Wyatt’s World

The fall movie and TV season is starting, bringing with it plenty of adaptations and tie-in editions to refresh the collection. Other page-to-screen versions demand that librarians make their own tie-in accompaniments and search for titles that connect to and expand upon the film or show.

Books for Thought | The Reader’s Shelf

Some of the best novels are those that get people talking. By introducing a new perspective, featuring gripping plots, and tackling ethical dilemmas, they become perfect catalysts for discussion among bibliophiles.

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