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: efrench@mediasourceinc.com, Twitter: @lizefrench

Mothers, Dogs, Trees, Dystopias, Beach Cottages | What We’re Reading & Watching

Some weepy and not-weepy blurbs from current and former LJ staffers for this week’s “What We’re Reading & Watching.” Also moms, dogs, fear and prejudice, Evil Dead movies, and a talking tree.

MILFs, Monarchs, Miller, Makers, Murder, & More | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew covers a lot of ground this first week of May, with gladiators, queens, playwrights, golden girls, animators, and MILFs, plus Giancarlo Esposito & Roxane Gay!

The Young, the Psycho, the War-torn, the Aging, & the Beachy | What We’re Reading & Watching

This week, LJ and School Library Journal staffers contemplate mortality, parse a prequel, witness war and its effects on “normal” people, and escape to Nantucket.

Miniseries, Movie Stars, Short Stories, Coulrophobia, & Mama Cass | What We’re Reading/Watching

The “What We’re Reading (& Watching) gang get comfy with aging movie stars, scary clowns, 1960s rock and rollers, a 1950s wild child, rag-ripping minidramas, and prize-winning story collections.

Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

The LJ/School Library Journal members of the “What We’re Reading” team are still adjusting to playing for a new team, that upstart “What We’re Watching” franchise. Some are playing both sides. We have a Better Call Saul fan reading Japanese mystery, a Downton Abbey latecomer learning to ride a bicycle, and a horror film geek […]

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

Fiction, Nonfiction, & Alt-Facts | What We’re Reading

The “What We’re Reading” gang is back, with rule-breaking queens and foodies, outlined protagonists, scary strangers, brother correspondents, and pink roaches, to name a few subjects.

2017 Gumbo | What We’re Reading

We’re reading: aloud, long-form journalism, parental nightmares, New Orleans novels, Wild Westerns, Richard III rewrites, Brooklyn books, whodunits, a raconteur’s remembrances, & more Lippman!