Radicals, Fashionistas, Politicos, Young Jane, & More | Classic Returns


A crazy roundtable of reissues this month, including early works by Austen, a Black Panther’s memoir, a Chinese immigrant’s awakening, a theological thriller, a street graffiti bible, and more.

At the Movies | What We’re Reading


The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading


As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author


Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.

Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns


The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

Rescuing Books, Remembering Harper Lee, Adding Rum | What We’re Reading


The readers at LJ/School Library Journal talk about the book they’d rescue from a fire and pay tribute to Harper Lee.

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Ringing In the New, Ringing Out the Old | French on Fridays


On keeping book lists, tallying totals, and reading in 2016