Liz French

About Liz French

Library Journal Senior Editor Liz French edits nonfiction and women's fiction reviews at LJ and also compiles the "What We're Reading" and "Classic Returns" columns for LJ online. She's inordinately interested in what you're reading as well. Email:, Twitter: @lizefrench

Home States, Red States, Mental States, Brontë Estates | What We’re Reading


In the lead-up to Halloween, “What We’re Reading” staffers check out some subtly scary and satisfying reads.

Reading Bob Dylan


Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading


This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns


In honor of Banned Books Week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading


Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.

Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading


The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.

On & off the Record | What We’re Reading


Two debut novels, a true crime thriller, father-son comparisons, and fashion week in NYC.

The Winner by a Nose | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” rides into town on our fictional horses this week.

Politics, Escapism, & Podcast Extras | What We’re Reading


The WWR team reads to escape reality, confront reality, and change reality this week.

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays


Countering horrible news with good; bar-hopping with Bertha Cool and Donald Lam