The Clintons and The Donald: Cast Your Ballot Here | Presidential DVDs


Library Journal couldn’t let the election hoopla go unnoticed, so we asked reviewer STEPHEN L. HUPP to take a look at two DVD programs now available that might persuade on-the-fence voters to throw their support to one of the candidates. Or might these films convince the already committed to flip? It’s anyone’s game

Graphic Novel from M.R. James (Ghost Stories) | Xpress Reviews


Fans of classic horror will relish James’s stories. Even though the gore factor is low, the overall creepiness will keep you looking over your shoulder

Nonfiction: Tony Bennett, Immigration Economics, Dragonflies, Black English, David Salle | Xpress Reviews


Readers will “want to be around” Tony Bennett; a book for collections with economics and immigration holdings; Dodds’s passion for dragonflies is woven throughout; the word on Black English; readers of contemporary art criticism will want to read Salle

Star-Studded Fiction from Burnet, Lamb, Le Guin, and Debuter Street | Xpress Reviews


A fast-paced historical crime novel from Booker finalist Burnet; Lamb’s tender, funny, sweet homage to boomers; Le Guin is just as relevant and thought-provoking as ever; Pintoff’s high stakes novel will still appeal to thriller fans; Poe’s devoted readers will rejoice in Street’s debut literary novel

Latin American History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Cornwall, Meredith, and Smith | Xpress Reviews


This latest from Cornwall is for die-hard fans of Scottish stories; Meredith has added her own spin to Adair’s Kindle World with this middling novella; readers will enjoy the interactions in Smith’s well-written fantasy romance

Crayon Art, LEGO Christmas, Crochet To Calm, Home Decor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016


Novelty-seeking adult readers of every artistic skill level will appreciate The Art of Crayon; LEGO building provides numerous options for creative fun; Schlosser’s expertise successfully combines with the uncommon focus on professional-quality home decor projects

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, October 2016

Whitehead’s Railroad steams onto the list; Schumer’s Tattoo takes over the No. 1 spot

November 2016 LibraryReads


The November LibraryReads list features a heart-wrenching story from Alice Hoffman about a girl from Long Island who loses her best friend in a car accident and struggles to regain her sense of self. Also included is another installment of the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child; a biography of Queen Victoria by Julia Baird; a rich drama about friendship and music from Zadie Smith, and a powerful new novel from Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon.

The King’s Legacy | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 15, 2016


While sure to be an Elvis fan favorite, this quick read will also appeal to pop culture enthusiasts and designers; Harrison’s book is for die-hard Elvis fans as well as readers curious for insight into the continuing significance of the performer