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

Vive le Livre & More |What We’re Reading


A salute to Paris from the LJ/SLJ/JLG “What We’re Reading” team this week.

Back to the Books | What We’re Reading

Ten Days a Madwoman

WWR readers take a quick breath after numerous end-of-year duties and plunge into reading!

Books for the Win, Books for the Scare | What We’re Reading


Spooky and not-so-spooky book blurbs from the ghouls and ghosts who prowl the hallways of LJ/School Library Journal, plus a field trip to the Theatre Library Association Book Awards ceremony at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Family, Friends, & Lunch with Morrow Authors | What We’re Reading


So long ago, I’m not even sure when I asked (okay, maybe it was earlier this month), I attempted to herd my “What We’re Reading” colleagues from LJ/School Library Journal into the kinfolk corral to discuss family-themed books. And whaddya know, all of this week’s WWR team actually did that! We won’t dwell on the […]

Black Dogs and Best Books | French on Fridays


More dog books and costume choices this week as Halloween looms.

Family Matters | French on Fridays


I’ve got real, surreal, and unreal families crowding into my brain this week.

Juxtapositions | What We’re Reading


The “What We’re Reading” gang reads books together and apart this week.

Match Books | French on Fridays

I’m sad and happy all at once—surely you know that feeling—to bid farewell to several coworkers and “What We’re Reading” contributors. Ashleigh Williams left a week ago and there’s a hole in the heart of the SLJ/LJ bookroom. She shared many great WWR blurbs during her time as SLJ, and I will miss that. Then […]

Books & Not Books | What We’re Reading


I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild about their favorite animal books last week, having discovered a reprint of British illustrator Lucy Dawson’s delightful 1936 title Dogs As I See Them (HarperDesign). The response on the pets front was, shall we say, muzzled (except for Henrietta Verma—thank you!), but as […]

Sit. Stay. Read. | French on Fridays


Going to the dogs once again with a 70-year-old celebration of the canine.